Rick Scott Does Something Good. Yeah, I Said It
|Scott deserves a hand today.|
Rick Scott's move to force government employees to contribute to their pensions (like everyone else) and drop the horrid DROP triple-dipping program is flat-out wonderful. It's high time someone derailed the gravy train that government workers have been riding on taxpayers' backs. Scott hasn't been lauded here before, much more the opposite, but this is one policy you have to like (unless you're a government employee). Don't get this wrong -- our public servants deserve to make a good living, but some of the pension policies of late have made some high-ranking bureaucrats millionaires. Inside, read about the Gatorade-smuggling BSO deputy in a piece in which we delve into the dollar amounts paid by some of Broward's most notorious new alleged criminals to get out of jail. Is it fair? Of course not. It's sounds like a joke: A BSO jail guard is arrested on felonies and held on $150,000 bond for smuggling Gatorade in to an inmate. The bond was ultimately reduced by Judge Jay Hurley to $70,000 but it's still too damn high. Former deputy Keith McPhee, who left BSO in November, is also alleged to have brought in batteries and a picture of an inmate's girlfriend, but this is undeniably penny ante stuff.
|McPhee and Hutchinson. Guess which one had to pay the man more money to get out of jail.|
But McPhee can't be defended. Why? Because he took cash for his crimes, $600 in total. That's a crime of corruption, which is why McPhee was charged with official misconduct under the bribery statutes (in addition to introducing contraband into the jail).
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