newtown http://wlrn.org en Newtown, Columbine...How Does This Keep Happening? http://wlrn.org/post/newtown-columbinehow-does-keep-happening <P><EM><A href="http://youtu.be/XIeV0Ybrr-8">http://youtu.be/XIeV0Ybrr-8</A></EM></P> <P>All over America, tragic incidents like the one in Newtown, Connecticut keep occurring.&nbsp; Why is that?&nbsp; Tonight at 8pm, learn whether science can help us understand why some people commit horrific acts of mass murder on "<EM>Nova: Inside the Mind of a Rampage Killer</EM>" followed by "<EM>The Path to Violence</EM>" and "<EM>Guns in America."&nbsp; </EM></P> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:46:41 +0000 James March 11072 at http://wlrn.org Florida Mental Illness Programs Leave Most Patients Untreated, House Panel Hears http://wlrn.org/post/florida-mental-illness-programs-leave-most-patients-untreated-house-panel-hears <p></p><p>Florida's system for the mentally ill is an underfunded shambles that leaves most people untreated and settles for locking up many of the rest.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officials and experts told a House committee in Tallahassee on Thursday that system funding levels, in real terms, are below what they were in the </span>1980s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and that the crisis is "deepening."</span></p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 14:30:10 +0000 Rick Stone 8321 at http://wlrn.org Florida Mental Illness Programs Leave Most Patients Untreated, House Panel Hears Palm Beach Sheriff Wants To Respond To Anonymous 'Suspicious Behavior' Reports http://wlrn.org/post/palm-beach-sheriff-wants-respond-anonymous-suspicious-behavior-reports <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is seeking funding for teams of social workers and deputies who can respond 24/7 to anonymous citizen complaints of suspicious behavior by others.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:35:50 +0000 Rick Stone 7893 at http://wlrn.org Palm Beach Sheriff Wants To Respond To Anonymous 'Suspicious Behavior' Reports What Miami's Regalado And Other U.S. Mayors Say Will Ease Gun Violence http://wlrn.org/post/what-miamis-regalado-and-other-us-mayors-say-will-ease-gun-violence <p></p><p></p><p>On the one month anniversary of the Newtown, CT school shooting, mayors across South Florida and the country called for stricter gun regulations on Monday. Among them was Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 22:43:18 +0000 Arianna Prothero 7728 at http://wlrn.org What Miami's Regalado And Other U.S. Mayors Say Will Ease Gun Violence FAU Prof With Controversial Newtown Theories Says He Was Misunderstood http://wlrn.org/post/fau-prof-controversial-newtown-theories-says-he-was-misunderstood <p></p><p>Most of the victims of the Newtown school massacre were just like Florida Atlantic University professor James Tracy's daughter: seven-year-old first graders at a public school.</p><p>"If a similar tragedy were visited upon me and my family, I would be beside myself," he says. "But I think one of my ways of healing would be attempting to find out what went wrong, where was the failure."</p><p>But trying to start a public discussion of the public's small hope of ever finding out what went wrong has been costly.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Rick Stone 7578 at http://wlrn.org FAU Prof With Controversial Newtown Theories Says He Was Misunderstood Questioning Newtown: FAU Professor Takes Scorn To Suggest Government Faked The Story http://wlrn.org/post/questioning-newtown-fau-professor-takes-scorn-suggest-government-faked-story <p></p><p>In the national media today, <a href="http://www.fau.edu/scms/tracy.php">James Tracy</a> is the nutty professor. The whacko professor. The one-man argument for abolishing tenure.</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Rick Stone 7507 at http://wlrn.org Questioning Newtown: FAU Professor Takes Scorn To Suggest Government Faked The Story Six Questions With 'Gun-Free Zone' Florida Representative http://wlrn.org/post/six-questions-gun-free-zone-florida-representative <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: small;">Rep. Dennis Baxley, an Ocala Republican and chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has been all over the news this week. On Monday, responding to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, he said all remedies must be "on the table" legislatively, including allowing teachers and principals to arm themselves on school</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: small;">&nbsp;grounds.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 18:30:00 +0000 Margie Menzel 6690 at http://wlrn.org Six Questions With 'Gun-Free Zone' Florida Representative Over 1 Million Concealed Weapons Permits in Florida: Do You Feel Safer? http://wlrn.org/post/over-1-million-concealed-weapons-permits-florida-do-you-feel-safer <p>The coincidence of two recent events has brought the issue of gun ownership to the forefront in Florida: the state has issued its <a href="http://flcourier.com/2012/12/20/no-1-in-gun-licenses/">1 millionth active concealed weapon permit</a>, the highest of any state, and the shooting of 20 first graders in Newtown, Conn.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 17:18:21 +0000 Elaine Chen 6606 at http://wlrn.org Over 1 Million Concealed Weapons Permits in Florida: Do You Feel Safer? How The Newtown Shooting Will Affect Florida's Legislative Agenda http://wlrn.org/post/how-newtown-shooting-will-affect-floridas-legislative-agenda <p>State Representative Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, says the Newtown shooting should prompt us to re-examine our gun policies - and consider allowing more guns at school.</p><p><a href="http://www.thefloridacurrent.com/article.cfm?id=30731966">The Florida Current reports</a> that Baxley, sponsor of the Stand Your Ground law and chair of the House Judiciary Committee, contends:</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 16:09:21 +0000 Elaine Chen 6463 at http://wlrn.org How The Newtown Shooting Will Affect Florida's Legislative Agenda Florida Political Leaders Offer A Range Of Responses To Newtown School Massacre http://wlrn.org/post/florida-political-leaders-offer-range-responses-newtown-school-massacre <p></p><p>Florida leaders are expressing themselves, although not always clearly, after the elementary school massacre in Newtown last week.</p><p>Some Florida Democrats, including Tampa U. S. Rep. Kathy Castor, are calling for new restrictions on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips.</p><p>Congressman Rich Nugent, a&nbsp; Republican and former sheriff from Brooksville, says more gun control would be far less useful than identifying and treating mental illness.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 14:17:52 +0000 Rick Stone 6460 at http://wlrn.org Florida Political Leaders Offer A Range Of Responses To Newtown School Massacre