Monthly Archives: February 2018

How many more children must die before we start acting like adults? Miami Herald Op-Ed – by: State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle

Yet again the nation mourns for its most innocent. Seventeen dead at the hands of a young man who legally bought an AR-15 and who publicly fantasized about being the next school shooter. This young man was not old enough to buy alcohol, but could easily buy a weapon designed to inflict multiple deadly casualties […] Read the Rest…

Presidents’s Message & Topic of the Month by Timothy L. Mallory, Vice President

March 2018, President’s Message The role of the School Resource Officer (SRO) has dynamically changed to one of a School Police Officer (SPO).  This SPO is expected to continue the role of the original SRO, and also provide quality law enforcement functions. SPO’s duties are to detect crime, track crime, reduce violent and nonviolent conflicts, […] Read the Rest…

Larry Lawton – Reality Check Program’s Top 5 Q&A

Reality Check Program’s Top 5 Q&A by Larry Lawton 1. Question: Larry, is your Reality Check Program a scared straight program? The short answer is NO. Let me explain what the Reality Check Program is. It is REALITY coming from a man who was in prison for 11 straight years. I take the good parts […] Read the Rest…

Cryptocurrency: From the Silk Road to Legitimacy? By: Dr. Hector R Garcia, Guest Columnist

The Silk Road, an ancient trade route connecting China with the western world, has been credited with dawning an era of discovery, communication and the exchange of goods and knowledge between the eastern and western worlds (Britannica, 2018). Centuries later, this aura served as the springboard for an anonymous global exchange online system that would […] Read the Rest…

Question: Beyond Scared Straight is a hit TV show on A&E, what is the difference between the Reality Check Program and Scared Straight?

February 13, 2018 Answer: We get asked this question a lot, so we will well explain the difference in detail. Beyond Scared Straight was a concept that was used in the 70’s and originated in Rahway State Prison in New Jersey.  The concept was to show teenagers what prison was really like in a hard, […] Read the Rest…