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Florida House Speaker fast-tracks bill to exempt 911 calls



911_calls John Hoblick was out of town when his 16-year-old son, Jake, on right, died after a night of drinking games and illegal prescription drugs.

The next day, he heard the 911 call on Orlando-area TV news. "It caused a lot of anguish," he said. "There's no reason to exploit someone that way."

So Hoblick made it his personal mission to ban the public release of 911 tapes to protect victims and families. And while most parents-turned-crusaders find the lawmaking process cold and ineffectual, the Florida Farm Bureau president's effort is getting fast-tracked, thanks to support from House Speaker Larry Cretul.

Here's the 911 call that started it all.

[Last modified: Monday, May 24, 2010 4:03pm]


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