Fla. Gov. Scott vetoes sheriff’s $1 million ‘snitch on your neighbor’ program

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 DOESN’T this program kinda remind you of how the gestapo might have been started?



https://www.bizpacreview.com       May 20, 2013 by 
Gov. Rick Scott on Monday vetoed almost $368 million in state spending before signing the budget for next year, including $1 million for a violence prevention and mental health initiative sought by the Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw.
Bradshaw’s program would have established a hotline for residents to call when they suspected an individual might be planning a violent act.
If a call were deemed cause for concern, that person might be visited by deputies trained to deal with mental health issues.
In interviews, he cited such incidents as the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut and a movie theater in Auroroa, Colo., as instances where a watchful eye and trained help might have prevented tragedy.
But the proposal drew fire from conservatives when a widespread quote from a Palm Beach Post  story fueled fears of government taking action against people because of how they think, not how they’ve acted.
“We want people to call us if the guy down the street says he hates the government, hates the mayor and he’s gonna shoot him,” Bradshaw said in the article.
“What does it hurt to have somebody knock on a door and ask, ‘Hey, is everything OK?’”
Scott also turned down a 3 percent tuition increase for state college and university students.
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0 responses to “Fla. Gov. Scott vetoes sheriff’s $1 million ‘snitch on your neighbor’ program

  1. Wonderful waking-up news! Sanity prevails in Florida. 😀

  2. This is a typical knee jerk reaction of the Statists. MHA and NAMI have been advocating mental health hot lines for many years to help out f a person with a mental illness is having problems. However, these are to be run by independent non profit organizations, and NEVER NEVER NEVER Ever, to be run by government.
    As we’ve seen, governments are extremely lax or “thrifty” on grant funding these lines. Most of the donations come through individuals or local affiliates.
    Mental Illness is a condition, syndrome, or disease, that interferes with cognition. People with a mental illness are more likely to be passive, and untrusting of society so they usually isolate themselves.
    The incidence of violence among the mentally ill is less than the normal population groups. What these gun control advocates and politicians rarely say is their reaction to the small number of incidents involving the mentally ill, is far less than those with a grudge, or some other reason to commit a violent act. They in fact, have no idea what to do with cases like Sandy Hook, so their reaction means little and their attempts to stop them will never result in a “fix”.
    As we’ve seen, you don’t need a gun to kill. Boston proved that. Knives, bats, poison, all work as effectively. Evan a car can be used as a weapon.
    Should the mentally ill be treated with dignity and respect, or should they be left in the outskirts of society to be feared? The operative word here is “treated”. Recovery is real and it can happen. All it takes is a good support system, the “correct” medications and counseling, and understanding they are human as well.

  3. racefish, good comment.

  4. Thank God for those who stand up.

  5. Hey Steve , sounds like you got a gov. who uses his head for more than a hat rack . Wish we had him in Ga.


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