Category Archives: September 2010

Brevard County school administration and board need a Reality Check – Me sounding off……….

Principal defends graffiti cleanup at Riverview Elementary  I have no issue with the kids cleaning up the graffiti.  I have an issue of the school system being re-active instead of pro-active.  I get calls from teachers all the time asking me why I am not coming to their schools to help with issues just like […] Read the Rest…

Nino Lyons’ prosecution among federal cases under scrutiny – We as a country are better than this

Nino Lyons’ prosecution among federal cases under scrutiny  When I read this case it brought back a lot of memories.  I did a lot of federal cases while in prison and what I learned was this is more common than you might think.  The reason the federal government has such a high rate of convictions is […] Read the Rest…

Quiet thieves strike retirement area in Titusville – Here’s the problem – This pisses me off

Quiet thieves strike retirement area in Titusville  Folks, I am not making this stuff up.  You read it in the papers just like me.  What my thoughts are, when are the officials in these cities going to

Ex-Con Gives Message of Hope to GED Graduates

Vero Beach, Florida – Twenty seven young men received their GED diploma today at their graduation ceremony at the Indian River Correctional Facility, Vero Beach, Florida.  The facility houses over 400 youthful offender male inmates (14-18 years old).  Standing before the graduates and their family members, guest speaker Larry Lawton shared a

Crime and Punishment, what does it really mean?

We often think of crime and punishment as a passing thought.  Only after it is one of our loved ones who are involved in the criminal justice system in one way or another do we start truly thinking about punishment in how it is assigned to a specific crime.  With the growing crime rates, and […] Read the Rest…

Reality Check Radio show has a new station and new time

The Reality Check Radio show has a new home.  My new show starts on September 11th on WMEL AM1300 from 10am to 11am.  We switched station to a more talk format.  You can listen to us on the radio in Brevard County at the AM1300 or on the web at www.realityycheckradio.org  so nothing really has […] Read the Rest…

Palm Bay, Cocoa and Titusville need to take their heads out of the sand

This article, “Two in Titusville are charged in teen overdose”   is what has to stop.  Maybe if the teenage girl (15) had seen my Reality Check Program DVD  she would not have got involved with these people.  There comes a time in every kid’s life they need to make a choice.  It usually is a life […] Read the Rest…

Having the Conversation… with Your Teen

Talk to your children on a daily basis.  Find out what is going on in their lives, and most importantly, listen to them. Make a plan. Before you engage your teen in a conversation, you’ll need to prepare yourself. Go for a walk, sit where you can’t be disturbed, and think. Reflect on the facts […] Read the Rest…

Reality Check Foundation 2010 Golf Outing

Check Out Some Great Photo’s From The Event Great Photo’s from the martial arts demo by Team Dragon The Reality Check Foundation’s 3rd Annual Golf Outing was a huge success.  There were 65 kids and 25 mentors who participated in the golfing part of the day.  This year the foundation was blessed by a special […] Read the Rest…

Helping people – 1 on 1

I am often asked about my one on one program.  Each case is on a case by case basis and they can get very intense.  It all depends on the problem with the person.  The first thing I try to assess is; does the person have a drug problem?  I am not talking about using […] Read the Rest…