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After Parkland, Florida Police Use ‘Red Flag’ Law To Remove Guns From People Deemed A Threat

“Red flag” laws have made it easier for law enforcement in nine states to take guns away from people deemed a threat to themselves or others. Reporter Daniel Rivero from WLRN in Miami joins Intersection to discuss the implications posed by these new laws, and how police in Florida are using the law in the aftermath of last year’s shooting in Parkland.
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Agent Cyndi Young. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Intersection: Law Enforcement and Domestic Violence Calls

The most dangerous call a law enforcement officer can get is a domestic violence call. What dangers do officers face when responding to a domestic violence call? Joining us is Agent Cyndi Young with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office to talk about what they’ve been doing to identify domestic violence cases early and stop the perpetrators.
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Intersection: Facial Recognition and Law Enforcement

The Orlando Police Department is testing real time facial recognition software. The trial started in December and involved volunteer officers and city cameras. After it wrapped up in June, the city later announced they’d continue testing the software to see if the technology could help enhance public safety. Now, civil liberties organizations are calling on the city to stop using the software. Deputy Chief Mark Canty of the OPD, Clare Garvey with Georgetown Law and Roger Rodriguez with Vigilant Solutions join us to discuss the implications of this technology and what may take place if it’s implemented.
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The “super pill” looks just like well-known pain killers except it’s laced with the highly potent opioid fentanyl.  Photo: Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Intersection: Opioid Crisis & Law Enforcement

While police officers and sheriff’s deputies add narcan- the overdose reversal drug- to their tool kit, the state of Florida is also stepping up prosecution for dealers. is the combination of better resuscitation tools for first responders and tougher penalties for dealers a good one? Orange and Osceola County Public Defender Robert Wesley joins Intersection with Lt. Dominick Galiano, commander of the Orange County sheriff’s office street drugs unit.
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Heroin deaths in Orange and Osceola county.
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As heroin abuse rises in Orange County, so does death toll

Heroin is cheap and lethal, and now in Orange and Osceola counties, it’s become easy to buy. Law enforcement agencies say heroin abuse is rising and so are deaths. According to experts, it’s the symptom of a legislative crack down on pill mills across the state. 90.7’s Renata Sago reports, heroin is filling the void left by pain pills—and many of its victims are younger than 30.
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