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Innocence Project

Please read the Florida Today article “Advocates worry a change may affect innocence panel”. It is in the 6/26/2010 issue. I applaud Florida Senator Mike Haridopolis for his continued support of a project that helps people and gets justice right….
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Choices!

We all make choices everyday. I tell that to kids as well as adults. It is the choices we make that will affect the rest of our lives. That goes for everyone. That is why I developed the Reality Check…
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HELPING OTHERS AND GETTING INVOLVED

I went to a Rotary function tonight and it really made me think.  What is giving all about?  It is about giving back to society, thinking of others and doing things for no other reason than because they are the right thing…
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Busy Day

Meetings with my partner Joe Reilly this morning, taping Radio Show this afternoon and Rotary Club Installation Banquet tonight.  At this mornings meetings we discussed the scared straight programs from the late 70’s.  The Reality Check Program is not the…
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Officers question teen in thefts

Great job by the Rockledge Police department with catching a teen doing “car hopping”.  Car hopping iswhen a person goes from car to car looking for open doors and than stealing stuff in the car.  Actually in this case, car windows…
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Chief’s son kills officer, civilian

What a tragedy.  A Dallas police chiefs son killed a cop and another civilian.  What struck me about the article was that the son of the chief had a minor criminal record.  He plead no contest to a misdemeanor delivery…
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Incarceration -vs- Prevention

I get asked this question all the time.  Let me give you the latest statistics.  The United States is the most incarcerated country per capita in the world.  Something is wrong with that.  It cost $31,000 a year to house one…
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Stopping Drugs, What’s the answer?

I thought long and hard about this problem.  Every time I see a family and I know that drugs are involved I think about a solution.  Not someone to blame.  There are plenty of people who say, “it was the…
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Looking for Golf Sponsors

Reality Check Foundation 3rd Annual Golf Outing for kids. This is a fun filled event for kids ages 11 – 18 to play golf with an adult mentor.  Click Here for more info.

What is life all about?

Sitting watching the U.S. Open I got to thinking, what is life all about?  It is about the little things.  Enjoying family, friends and finding what your passion is.  I am a lucky man to have found what makes me…
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Everyone makes bad choices. Think before you drink.

Actor Joseph Gannascoli, most known for playing Vito Spatafore on “The Sopranos,” was arrested Friday morning in Tampa for drunk driving.  You’d think a wiseguy should know better.  Gannascoli made a special appearance Thursday evening at SoHo Cigar in Tampa,…
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Life is to be lived

Tonight I went to dinner with a nice couple and than had a nice time at Matt’s Casbah in downtown with a bunch of friends afterwards.  Life is to be lived everyday  to the fullest as long as you make…
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Reality Check Radio

Don’t miss my Radio Show tomorrow morning, 8am – 9am on 1560am ESPN – Melbourne, Florida.  Also, worldwide on the web right here: Reality Check Radio

PREVENTION IS THE ANSWER

I was reading an article in the June 10, 2010 Florida Today paper about a teen shooting at a cop.  I think about how serious that is and I think about ways to prevent it.  I wish the Palm Bay police…
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Meeting with Parent

Meeting tomorrow morning 8am with parent of a teen = charged with theft, the teen will have to go to court, and attend the Reality = Check Program, and possible other consequences.

Meeting with Parent

Meeting tomorrow morning 8am with parent of a teen = charged with theft, the teen will have to go to court, and attend the Reality = Check Program, and possible other consequences.

Meeting with Palm Beach County Police Chiefs

I met with the Police Chiefs of Palm Beach County this morning to show them how the Reality Check Program DVD can help teens, reduce crime, and improve officer morale. The chiefs were very receptive and I hope some good comes…
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Back from The Big Apple

Got back from NYC today, but still running.  West Palm Beach tomorrow to speak to the Police Chiefs Association, and Friday to Orlando to meet a Federal Judge.  Also Friday meeting a father and son, the son arrested for theft…
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The Reality Check Program

The Reality Check Program is about helping teens and young adults. Our proven ‘Reality Check Program’ will demonstrate the likely consequences of a person’s choices with a goal to prevent a criminal record. We offer a Reality Check, there are…
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