Recent reports have revealed the existence of Broward County’s “Promise Program“, first begun in 2013, whereby Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie, Sheriff Scott Israel, the Chief Judge of the Judicial Court, the State’s Attorney, the Public Defender, local police departments and the NAACP entered into a “Collaborative Agreement” to statistically reduce juvenile recrimination by simply covering it up within the public school system. This program evolved on the heels of a similar program initiated circa 2012 by Miami-Dade County Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, whose school district and police department also covered up student juvenile crime simply to improve his school district’s statistics. (See B&B’s “Did Superintendent Patton Import a Cover-Up Policy from Miami-Dade” 2/20/2018″).
These “Promise”-type programs rely upon the ability of a county’s local school district and law enforcement to work hand-in-hand to cover up student criminal activity, transforming crimes into lesser school punishments that remain publicly undisclosed by virtue of student privacy laws.
In 2012, an opportunity to eliminate Florida State regulations in the area of crime and school safety fell into the lap of Broward Superintendent Robert Runcie.
Continue reading “Runcie Led the Elimination of Florida’s Statewide School Safety Hotline Law”
An e-mail to Rep. Byron Donalds asking him to vote “no” to the hastily-planned legislation to make Daylight Savings Time permanent in Florida.
From: Steve Bracci
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2018 2:11 PM
To: ‘Byron.firstname.lastname@example.org’ <Byron.email@example.com>
Subject: Vote “No” to Permanent Daylight Savings Time
Byron – please vote “no” to Permanent Daylight Savings Time. It will make Florida fatter and lazier. Legislators are apparently focusing on longer evenings. But those of us who are motivated to stay in shape by getting outside early in the morning, will now have to do it in perpetual darkness, or simply quit altogether. Sunrise at 8:00 a.m.??
More biking accidents, running accidents, other mischief towards those trying to get some early morning outdoor exercise.
Do school times have to adjust next for a later start time to avoid students waiting in pitch darkness at bus stops? Of course, if the schools push back their school start times an hour, then the school end times will also get pushed back. Wouldn’t that then negate the “longer evening” argument?
The fact that this is rushing through both houses so quickly seems to have more to do with a bunch of legislators sowing their oats because they have “the power to change time,” than it has to do with any real merit. Where are the studies? From what I read, it’s entirely based on Sen. Steube going to the barbershop to get his hair cut.
This is a waste of legislative time. Much bigger problems to solve.