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Dealing With Law Enforcement

This resulted in a firestorm of comments against me for taking the side of the police. Frankly, I was surprised by the push back. In my defense, I described how I was taught to drive years ago by my father, who said if the police pulled me over, to keep my hands on the steering wheel, do not argue, and treat the officer with respect saying, "Yes Sir" and "No sir."

Florida Officials Told Student Diversion Programs Often Work

The school district where the Florida high school massacre happened defended its controversial student diversion program Thursday, telling a commission investigating the shooting that the program has reduced on-campus crime and kept children in school — a claim many members remained skeptical of.

Bubba The Love Sponge To Donate K9 Ballistic Vests

Like all police, a K9 unit needs proper equipment to do the dangerous work of protecting and serving.  To that end, Bubba the Love Sponge's BTLS Foundation is committed to purchasing ballistic vests for the K9 Unit of the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

Panama City Standoff Sees Gunfire, Suspect Found Dead

A man suspected of trading wild bursts of gunfire with officers during a long standoff in the Florida Panhandle was found dead Tuesday in a gasoline-soaked apartment after an armored vehicle approached, authorities said.

Amazon Urged Not To Sell Facial Recognition Tool To Police

Amazon's decision to market a powerful face recognition tool to police is alarming privacy advocates, who say the tech giant's reach could vastly accelerate a dystopian future in which camera-equipped officers can identify and track people in real time, whether they're involved in crimes or not.