Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw made a $3 million pitch Wednesday for a violence prevention program he believes could help avert mass shootings like those in Sandy Hook, Conn. and Aurora, Colo. by identifying potentially violent citizens before they act out.
Bradshaw told a Senate committee he needs the money for a 24-hour hotline where citizens can report neighbors, friends or family members they fear may be dangerous. He said his office can identify whether the person or the residence has a history of violence and he wants to be able to dispatch “low-key” teams to determine if they need help.
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