Brevard Sheriff Wayne Ivey Delivers Stern Message About Lawmakers Push On New Sentencing Guidelines
By Space Coast Daily // June 10, 2019
NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO GO SOFT ON CRIME
ABOVE VIDEO: Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey delivered a stern message for Florida lawmakers on Sunday in his latest edition of ‘On the Scene with BCSO.’
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey delivered a stern message for Florida lawmakers on Sunday in his latest edition of ‘On the Scene with BCSO.’
Sheriff Ivey went after lawmakers who are pushing for easing of sentencing guidelines in Florida.
Some of the new initiatives being discussed are the 85% rule that mandates criminals who victimized others must serve 85-percent of their sentence before being released.
The second initiative calls for 10-20 life sentencing guideline which is enacted when a firearm has been used in a crime.
Lastly, the minimum mandatory sentencing for drug dealers who help facilitate illegal drugs on the streets.
Sheriff Ivey voiced his displeasure with the latest measures.
“Really? What’s next? Give the criminals a hug? Or put them in timeout and make them write on the chalkboard 100 times that they won’t rob people or sell drugs again,” said Ivey, “Programs, like the ones in place, have paved the way for us to keep violent offenders and career criminals locked up behind bars so they can no longer prey upon you or your families.”
“These programs are the exact reason why we have our low crime rates and safe communities throughout our state,” Ivey added.
Florida’s crime rate is currently in a 44-year low.
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