Monday, November 19, 2012

Church With Police Hosts Operation Safe Surrender

AP reports that last week, Greater Friendship Baptist Church in Daytona Beach, Florida for the third time hosted Operation Safe Surrender in cooperation with law enforcement authorities.  The program allows those wanted by the police to surrender at the church, get an initial hearing there by closed-circuit TV with public defenders available, and for non-violent defenders get possible reduced or dismissed charges.  Clergy were also available for spiritual counseling.