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Jury Puts Bite on Swamp Brothers Star in Snake Trafficking Case

Two co-owners of the business featured on the TV show Swamp Brothers have been convicted of violating federal wildlife laws by trafficking in protected snakes, the U.S. Department of Justice announced. In November, a federal jury in Philadelphia convicted Robroy MacInnes and Robert Keszey, both of Florida, of conspiracy to traffic in state and federally protected reptiles. The jury also found MacInnes guilt ...

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High Court to Hear Case of ‘Mentally Deficient’ Death Row Inmate

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of a longtime Florida death row inmate whose lawyers contend shouldn’t be executed because he is mentally retarded. The high court banned executions of mentally retarded inmates in its 2002 ruling in Atkins v. Virginia. However, the court left it to the states to decide how best to implement rules for determining mental impairment. By accepting the Florida ...

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Florida Launches Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign

Law enforcement officials in The Sunshine State are seeking to shed light on the shadowy world of sex trafficking and forced labor exploitation. Florida’s new public awareness campaign, “From Instant Message to Instant Nightmare,” takes particular aim at how predators and traffickers use the Internet and social media to target their victims. ...

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