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Flagler-Palm Coast’s Crime Rate Falls Sharply in First 6 Months of 2018, Arrests Up 35%

| December 6, 2018

The drop in crime in Flagler and Palm Coast was reflected across almost every category and the addition of 23 new deputies led to a steep rise in arrests in the first six months of 2018.

Cops’ Stop and Frisk Is Cut Back. Crime Doesn’t Spike. It Tumbles.

| January 21, 2018

Police have radically cut back their controversial use of stop-and-frisk policies in New York. To the surprise of some, crime didn’t spike, but tumbled yet again.

Flagler-Palm Coast’s Crime Rate Falls Modestly in 2016, But Domestic Violence Up 8.1%

| June 14, 2017

The crime rate has been relatively flat for the past three years, and significantly down from previous years even as the county has been growing by about 2,000 people a year since the end of the recession.

Crime in Flagler and Palm Coast Continued Decline in 2016, But Violence Is Up Again

| December 6, 2016

Overall crime declined in the first six months of the year but violent crime was on the rise again, with increases in murders (there were two in 2015), rapes, and aggravated assault.

Profiling By Computer in Florida: What Algorithmic Injustice Looks Like in Broward

| May 26, 2016

Courtrooms are using computer programs to predict who will be a future criminal, informing decisions from bail to sentencing. Meant to be fairer than human biases, one such program in Florida is particularly likely to falsely flag black defendants as future criminals, wrongly labeling them this way at almost twice the rate as white defendants.

Congress Has Created An Average of 50 New Crimes Per Year for the Past Decade

| December 21, 2015

In just the five years Congress created 439 new criminal offenses for a of 4,889 federal crimes. That’s in addition to the growing number of state and local crimes for which Americans can be prosecuted.

Rethinking Restrictions on Food Stamps and Welfare Benefits for Drug Felons

| August 3, 2015

The bans on welfare and food stamps assistance apply only to drug felons, in accordance with a 1996 federal law, unless states choose to waive them.

A Modest Crime-Prevention Proposal: If You Want to Raise a Child, First, Get a License

| November 4, 2013

Jim McClellan has an idea that will reduce all types of crime and violence without explicitly infringing on the Constitution in the process. What I propose are some tough new restrictions on people in this country who want to have and rear kids.

Eric Holder Takes on the “War on Drugs,” Mandatory Sentences and Epidemic Imprisonment Rates

| August 12, 2013

Attorney general Eric Holder on Monday delivered a seminal speech outlining a plan to revamp federal drug policy and incarceration rates of non-violent and elderly offenders, and urging Congress to review mandatory sentencing in light of a “war on drugs” that has not worked. The full speech.

Duping Court Ruling, Florida Replacing Life Juvenile Sentencing With 50-Year Minimum

| April 17, 2013

Legislation aimed at putting Florida in line with a U.S. Supreme Court ban on automatic life sentences for juvenile murderers cleared a House panel Tuesday, but with a 50 year minimum sentence that opponents say may keep the state’s law at odds with the court’s aim.

Gulag Glimmers: Fewer Florida Ex-Felons Re-Offending after Prison, Freeing Beds

| February 5, 2013

The percentage of inmates who commit another crime within three years of release has dropped from 33 percent for those freed as of 2003 to 27.6 percent for those freed as of 2008, reducing the total number of inmates admitted.

To Reduce Jail Overcrowding, Civil Citations Are Advocated For Lesser Offenders

| November 1, 2012

Florida’s criminal justice system has seen some success with using alternatives to lock-ups for juvenile offenders. It’s been so successful that there’s a burgeoning movement to increase the use of non-jail diversion programs with non-violent adult offenders, which could have significant impact in Flagler County.

Sheriff’s National Night Out for Crime Prevention Tuesday Evening at FPC

| October 1, 2012

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting National Night Out, the annual crime-prevention fair, at Flagler Palm Coast High School Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will include K-9 demonstrations.

What About the Murder of Justin Patterson (22 and Black)?

| April 27, 2012

Justin Patterson’s murder in Georgia, with shades of the Trayvon Martin case, hasn’t elicited marches, protest, notice on Nancy Grace or Anderson Cooper, or hardly any media.

Florida Board Of Medicine Clears Dr. Mark Seldes, a Convicted Rapist, to Practice Again

| June 4, 2011

Mark Seldes of Tampa was an Air Force major and flight surgeon in South Korea when he raped a civilian coworker after she’d taken a sleeping pill. The Florida Board of Medicine voted 7-3 to let him practice again.

Feared Weapon Never Made It Onto Indian Trails Campus; School Has Normal Friday

| October 29, 2010

A report of a student planning to bring a weapon to Indian Trails Middle School surfaced Thursday evening. The school administration and law enforcement intervened, the family of the student cooperated, and the weapon never appeared.

Burglaries Spike 44% In Flagler in 1st Half of 2010; Violent Crime Falls Locally and Statewide

| October 12, 2010

Aggravated assaults and robberies are down, but Bunnell continues to record a disproportionate number of arrests for a town its size in the semi-annual crime report, which points to the year’s overall crime trends.

Evidence of Violent Child Porn Lands Flagler Beach Man in Jail on $500,000 Bail

| September 20, 2010

Virtually every image or video allegedly found on the suspect’s computer involve pre-pubescent boys and girls in acts indistinguishable from child rape.

Flagler Beach Developer John Boback Arrested on $410,000 Theft Charge

| August 15, 2010

Boback took the money from a Marco Island investor to build what was going to be a professional complex on A1A. The complex never went up.

This Week’s Crime Reports

| July 20, 2010

A flat-screen TV robbery that mostly ended on the cutting room floor, several stolen items from unlocked cars, and more.

Chalking Up Crime-Fighting to Sidewalk Art

| July 18, 2010

Sidewalk chalk artists are summoned to the campus of Flagler Palm Coast High School the evening of Aug. 3 for a contest and much more.

Tennis Bracelet Stolen from Kay Jewelers on SR 100

| July 13, 2010

The man wasn’t happy with a two-carat bracelet. He was shown a three-carat one. He liked it, and ran out of the store.

Crime Reports, June 28-July 4, 2010

| July 1, 2010

A stolen tag from Volusia County is recovered, a bank refuses to refund customer for fraudulent charges, and more.

Crime Reports, June 21-27

| June 25, 2010

An attempted break-in at the sheriff’s substation in western Bunnell, vandalism in Espanola park, new home tagged with gang graffiti, and more.

Crime Reports, June 14-20

| June 18, 2010

An inmate with likely mental health issues, bad blood between a baseball team and an umpire, gunplay and an Xbox, and more.

Crime Reports, June 7-13

| June 9, 2010

They tried to rip an ATM machine off its concrete casing. They failed. But not without causing $35,000 in damages the bank will have to absorb.

Crime Reports, May 31 – June 6

| June 3, 2010

Two men break into a local bar but get nothing, a stolen car is found stripped, a man with chicken and beef in his pants, and more.

Crime Reports, May 24-30

| May 26, 2010

A suicide thwarted, a home health aid accused of having sticky fingers, a mom unaware that her teens are stealing while she shops, and more.

Secret Video Surveillance Around Palm Coast’s Ralph Carter Park

| May 21, 2010

The Sheriff’s Office confirms that secret video surveillance took place around Ralph Carter Park. Fixed surveillance video cameras are on their way.

Crime Reports, May 17-23

| May 20, 2010

A good samaritan holds a teen vandal at gunpoint until deputies arrive, domestic disturbance turns up backyard pot plant, a caller demands phone sex, and more.


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