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For more information or to schedule a presentation, please contact Assistant State Attorneys Todd Bass at 305-636-7500 or Melia Arnett at 305-636-2240.
We don't want children to be ...
We don't want children to be incarcerated," said State Attorney Todd Bass.
The 14-year-old does admit the loaded .9 mm was packed in his
book bag, and he
did show it to friends.
A teacher testified in court and said when she
confronted the teen he
called it a hit list.
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Consider the improved fortune of Todd Bass, an assistant state attorney in Miami.
Through a careful regimen of diet and exercise, Bass has minimized the threat and costs of diabetes.
He does not spend money on insulin medication or related bills.
He literally runs away from those costs by putting on his running shoes.
A few years ago, Bass
was diagnosed with high sugar blood levels, with an early warning about the onset of diabetes.
doctor gave him the option of avoiding escalating health problems and costs through exercise and a shift away from a high-carb, high-sugar diet.
, then an occasional jogger, made the change and became a serious runner.
With increased mileage, he
became a marathon runner and now earns thousands of dollars in extra annual income by coaching other runners for various events in Hawaii and other parts of the country.
Likewise, Nathan, a family friend, no longer needs expensive medicines for diabetes and high cholesterol thanks to a major weight loss program, a new diet and regular workouts.
now takes vitamins rather than a large battery of pills.
fitness schedule includes regular sessions with a professional trainer.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal
Todd Bass, assistant state attorney in Miami-Dade County, said prosecutors review a defendant's full criminal history before going to court.
If a defendant is on probation, prosecutors point that out to the judge, Bass
"If any defendant is on probation, there is an automatic hold placed on him.He
cannot be released on bond," Bass
appears the next calendar day in front of the judge who placed him on probation.
"It is the responsibility of a state attorney to inform the court a defendant is on probation and should have a hold," Bass
Initially, Tanner said his
prosecutor was not given Victorino's criminal history before the hearing.
In Miami-Dade County, each judge has a computer on the bench and can call up information on a defendant, Bass
said.The attorneys also have laptops at their tables, he
Computers are used in the Los Angeles Superior Court while the New York state court system is developing a computer system.