Pinellas Sheriff admits it was wrong to use the military in 2014 Sex Sting

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Pinellas Sheriff admits it was wrong to use the military in Sex Sting
For the first time, the Pinellas Sheriff has admitted on television that it was improper for his office to use military investigators in sex stings. The action I filed in Pinellas Circuit Court apparently has done some good in that OSI agent Glidewell was not included in the latest sting run just last week. Also, the latest sting in the Clearwater area produced dismal results in terms of arrests. It cost the taxpayers about $8000 for each man arrested in this Internet sex sting. Many times the sex sting arrest will include a civil forfeiture which helps fund their cause. Grady Judd meanwhile ran another “prostitution” sting attempting to crack down on the world’s oldest profession.
If we legalized prostitution, like many of the other counties, and one of our States you just might see a reduction in sex crimes. The way to reduce crime is to make less things a criminal offense, particularly when it comes to victimless crime. Think about it. When alcohol was made illegal, the net result was the birth of organized crime in America. When the government cracked down on marijuana, it created the Mexican Cartels. In the latest crackdown on pills, no one contemplated the explosion in the heroin industry. Education and treatment is the answer in many situations. Here in Sarasota, in the last few weeks there has been an increase in drug arrests for cocaine, heroin and meth. The same money spent trying to eradicate drugs could be better spent on prevention and treatment.
It will be interesting to see how the vote goes on medical marijuana in Florida. Huge money is being spent on both sides. At least that is one less ad we have to watch that does not involve the race for Governor. The same money spent trying to eradicate drugs could be better spent on prevention and treatment. As a Sex Sting Lawyer,I believe the police should focus on the real problems in our society. Then again, that is why I will never be involved in politics.
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