DeFuria ordered assist for abuse victims
Thanks for the article on the passing of Rick DeFuria (“Former SNN information anchor, Sarasota Circuit Choose Rick DeFuria dies,” Sept. 15).
On Feb. 22, 2012, the Little one Safety Middle appeared earlier than Choose DeFuria concerning a “Movement to Use Animal Remedy” in a case in opposition to a toddler molester.
My German shepherd and I have been one of many authentic handler-dog pairs in CPC’s PAWS program (Pet Advocates Working within the Suncoast). We labored at the side of the state legal professional’s workplace to supply assist to youngster victims of intercourse abuse.
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We requested DeFuria for permission to be current in all courtroom proceedings within the twelfth Judicial Circuit as youngster advocates beneath Florida Statutes 92.55(4).
Choose DeFuria signed the order on state’s “Movement to Use Animal Remedy” on March 12, 2012. This was an important order that opened the door for a lot of profitable courtroom instances whereby the younger victims have been empowered by the PAWS canine to testify in opposition to their abusers in open courtroom.
Eileen M. Fitzgerald, Sarasota
Biased protection on Martha’s Winery flights
The Sarasota Herald-Tribune felt that flying a small variety of undocumented immigrants to Massachusetts was so essential that it warranted Web page One protection (“DeSantis sends 50 migrants to Martha’s Winery, lashing out in opposition to President Biden’s border coverage,” Sept. 16).
When the Biden administration took to flying undocumented immigrants to the Jacksonville airport beneath the quilt of darkness, did your editors really feel that that additionally warranted front-page protection? Perhaps, however I will need to have missed it.
In fact, anytime one thing is vital of Gov. Ron DeSantis, it exhibits up on the entrance web page.
Richard Curcio, Venice
Florida governor lacks humanity
That is my first-ever Letter to the Editor.
I’m so incensed by Gov. Ron DeSantis’ conduct and use of taxpayer cash (“Sudden Arrival” and “Migrants Arrive ‘Shellshocked and Afraid,’” Sept 16) that I felt I need to write.
My husband and I are Florida residents in addition to 40-year Martha’s Winery owners. I used to be so impressed to see Vineyarders step as much as assist the undocumented immigrants and make them really feel welcome.
Then again, I’m ashamed that our governor feels the necessity to observe within the footsteps of others like Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. The place is his humanity from him?
Wendy M. Ulrich, Sarasota
Household planning avoids births, abortions
US Rep. Greg Steube’s visitor column Sept. 16, “Cease the cash to cease the insanity of dog-testing,” is worthy of assist. Defund spending by the Nationwide Institutes of Well being on dwell animal analysis. This observe is merciless.
However right here is one other cruelty. Think about a family the place there may be an undesirable child. That youngster may very nicely be subjected to the ravages of poverty, neglect, poor diet, insufficient housing, violence from the streets or violence within the residence. That is additionally cruelty.
The constructive results of the timing and variety of kids on the kid, in addition to the household and the neighborhood, may be great.
This matter is roofed in Melinda Gates’ ebook, “The Second of Elevate: How Empowering Girls Adjustments the World.” Household planning helps households to stand up from poverty and all its merciless results.
NIH cash ought to go towards analysis on the results of contraception, household go away, day care and early childhood training on poverty ranges.
Nobody is “for” abortion; everyone seems to be “for” life. Household planning analysis could make the distinction between an excellent life and a merciless one.
Throw Flynn out of Sarasota County
Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn is a convicted felon. He pleaded responsible to mendacity to the FBI about speaking to the Russians.
Former President Donald Trump, who has praised Russian President Vladimir Putin, pardoned Flynn.
If Flynn was nonetheless within the army, he can be serving arduous labor in a army jail. He was eliminated by two presidents.
Why is that this traitor concerned within the Sarasota County Republican Occasion?
It amazes me that many who served within the army truly attend occasions the place Flynn is a speaker.
Name Flynn out and get him out of Sarasota County. He isn’t a patriot; he’s a felon.
Joseph Marra, Venice