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Courts could help vets caught in criminal justice system listen

10/31/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Hundreds of thousands of combat-tested veterans are adjusting to civilian life after returning from fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, and some of them commit crimes. A new court program is assisting veterans who have become entangled in the criminal justice system.

Judge Robert Russell is an Erie County judge in Buffalo, New York; he presides over the country’s first Veterans Treatment Court. Like the more common drug courts and mental health courts, Judge Russell’s veteran’s court u...


Protesters rally against veterans fair listen

08/11/08 Concetta DeLuco
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Rain did not stop hundreds from gathering at East Lake High School on Saturday for the second annual Military Day and Veterans Resources Fair held by Rep. Gus Bilirakis. While most of the crowd was there to enjoy the festivities, about 50 protesters rallied on the edge of the school property.

Rep. Bilirakis said the purpose of the fair was to raise public awareness of the services and benefits available to veterans and their families in Pinellas County. Organizations such as Disabled Amer...

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Media critic analyzes GOP debate listen

11/30/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Conservative bloggers continue to bash CNN today, after the cable news network admitted it dropped the ball during Wednesday night’s GOP debate by allowing Brig. Gen. Keith Kerr to ask about the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell“ policy banning open gays from the military.

Shortly after the debate it came to light that Kerr is a member of an LGBT group associated with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Critics say Kerr was not the only questioner with a liberal bias who w...

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