Sunrise takes a deep dive into Florida’s Guardian program, as lawmakers try to figure out how to respond when people take advantage of the wards they are supposed to protect. It’s a response to the death of a 75-year-old man after his professional guardian entered a “do not resuscitate” order against his wishes.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— A committee in the state House approves a bill creating Elder Abuse Fatality Review Teams in each of the state’s judicial circuits. Its job will be identifying gaps in services and support for seniors and recommending systemic improvements to prevent elder abuse.
— Joe Clements, the founder of Strategic Digital Services, says Twitter’s decision to ban political ads is not a promising idea. In fact, Clements thinks it’s worse than Facebook’s decision to allow politicians to lie in their advertising.
— More Florida Man madness: Police charged a Pasco County man with aggravated assault; the man thought another driver was trying to kill him. He admitted shooting at the wrong vehicle.