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11th District Circuit Court rules in Favor in local Food Not Bombs chapter

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Future private prison executive to be responsible for licensing private prisons (satire)

Dismissing concerns that his future employment with the Corrections Corporation of America would compromise his ability of regulating the for-profit corrections and detention facility operator, the head of the agency responsible for child and adult protective services told reporters he couldn’t believe some would question his integrity. John J. Specia was appointed commissioner in 2012 of the Department of Family and Protective Services, overseeing more than 11,000 employees. “I as well as anyone should know what it takes to abide by the minimum ethical standards,” said the former district judge. The Corrections Corporation of America came under scrutiny when one … Continue reading Future private prison executive to be responsible for licensing private prisons (satire)

Haltom City council approves panhandling and day laborer ordinances

The second and final readings of the panhandling and day laborer ordinances were approved during the Oct. 12 Haltom City council regular session. The panhandling ordinance was approved during the consent agenda. Past coverage is available here and here. The day laborer ordinance was approved over the objection of general manager David Quatrino and council from Pacesetter Personnel Services, who disputed the constitutionality and effectiveness of the law. They met with staff from the city in August to resolve health and noise complaints and have since employed off-duty county deputy sheriff at the hall on E. Belknap Street. Quatrino claimed … Continue reading Haltom City council approves panhandling and day laborer ordinances