‘Andrew Warren for State Attorney’ Category

 

Pending Death Penalty Cases in Hillsborough

 

21 Pending Death Penalty Cases in Hillsborough County (Newly elected State Attorney Andrew Warren stated during his campaign that the use of the death penalty should be rare and cited to a report indicating that Hillsborough was an “extreme outlier” in its use)

The Warren Watch & Death Penalty Pledge

The Warren Watch & Death Penalty Pledge

 
 
 

Hillsborough County Juvenile Civil Citation Program & 2011-2016 Stats

  • Civil Citation Program began in 2005-2006 school year as a pilot program with Tampa Police Department school resource officers.
  • In 2006 the program was taken county-wide in schools
  • In 2009 the program expanded to petit theft in the community
  • In 2011 the program was expanded to the entire circuit, all law enforcement agencies, in school and community.
  • Citations includes 11 offenses (limited to 1st time non-violent misdemeanors):
    • Petit Theft
    • Battery
    • Affray
    • Criminal Mischief
    • Trespassing
    • Disorderly Conduct
    • Disruption of a school function
    • Simple Possession of Alcohol
    • Violation of a city or county ordinance
    • Delinquent Act Citation Pilot Program (DAC) – runs from August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017.  Alternative to arrest and possible record for juveniles (first time offenders between 8-17) found to be in possession of 20 grams or less of cannabis or drug paraphernalia.  Cooperative effort between, State Attorney, Public Defender, Hillsborough Sheriff, Tampa Police Department, Temple Terrace Police Department, Plant City Police Department, the Administrative Office of the Courts, and the Clerk of the Circuit Court.  (source: Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office)

Hillsborough County Juvenile Civil Citation Stats

Newly elected State Attorney, Andrew Warren, has called for the expansion of this program and has criticized the underutilization of the citations.

 
 
 

Is Mitch Perry from St Peters Blog (SPB) going to publish the Positive Email Communications by the Mom & State Attorney in the Controversial Teenager Sex Case?

Last week St Peters Blog reporter Mitch Perry posted a letter by a teenage victim in a sex case which Hillsborough state attorney candidate Andrew Warren has seemingly exploited during a heated campaign race.  Is this letter Perry posted on SPB believable?  Is it fathomable that an assistant state attorney would ask a teenage victim in a sex case whether she “enjoyed it”?  Is this a Warren campaign hit job?  Read teenager letter here SPB post.

Below is a press release from the State Attorney’s office in response to the letter by the teenager.  The press release includes positive email communications between the teenager’s mother and the state attorney’s office (suspiciously contrary to what Mitch Perry’s post would possibly have one believe) before Warren focused attention on the case to attack his respected opponent.

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If Warren became state attorney, will he use the media on cases he has issues with while they are pending and thereby risk tainting a prospective jury and due process?  Pending cases should be tried in a court of law not the media.  Does Warren agree with this proposition?  If Warren does agree, is he making just this one exception in order to increase his chances of winning political office?

Florida You Judge!

 
 
 

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