Tag: rape kits

Florence SnyderMarch 10, 2017

While Bald Badasses Rick Scott and Rick (“We know the terrorists are here!”) Swearingen are busy playing dress-up like Jack Bauer and Jason Bourne, Florida’s criminal justice basics are increasingly under the command of the Keystone Kops. The governor and FDLE commissioner are looking to raid state trust funds to “fight terrorism” by adding 46 […]

Florence SnyderJanuary 30, 2017

The Senate Subcommittee on Justice Appropriations is well-pleased to be “on track” in clearing the backlog of unprocessed sexual assault kits. Before you break out the celebratory cupcakes, consider that “the track” requires nothing more than processing about 25 percent of the backlog in a year. We don’t know how many rapists are eyeing their […]

A.G. GancarskiApril 5, 2016

Jacksonville is determined to do whatever is necessary to help victims of sexual assault. That was the message Tuesday from three of the most powerful politicians in the city: Mayor Lenny Curry, Sheriff Mike Williams, and State Attorney Angela Corey. Jacksonville, of course, has been active in working against that scourge for a while. The Sexual Assault Advisory […]

Ryan RayMarch 23, 2016

Gov. Rick Scott continued a flurry of post-Legislative Session activity Wednesday morning, signing nine bills passed during the 2016 lawmaking period into state law. The highest-profile bills meeting the governor’s approval include a requirement that Florida law enforcement test all rape kits within 120 days of their submission, the creation of a needle exchange pilot program in […]


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