17 Dead Because 'Broward County Solution'
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Why were four (at least, that we know of, so far) Broward County sheriffs sitting on their asses outside the high school while the shooter was busy busy busy inside killing 17 innocents?  After all, aren’t cops hired for their steely-eyed ability to stare down grave danger without blinking?  Well, guess what, that’s just one prerequisite.  Another is to do what you’re fucking told and then STFU.  

The libtards in Broward County hit on a plan to reduce school crime that only a libtard or dead student could fully appreciate.  They simply would "lower arrests by not making arrests."  Instead of continuing to lead the state of Florida in sending students to the state's juvenile justice system, Broward began to treat twelve different misdemeanor offenses as “school-related issues,” not criminal ones.  In four years the result was a drop in arrests from more than a thousand in 2011-2012 to less than four hundred.

The county sheriffs were sitting on their asses, waiting for the city cops to arrive, because they didn’t want to mess up the county stats.  They were “chust folloving ohdahs,” as any good drone must.  So who wants to give up their guns and let these fine public servants protect us?  

Quote:February 20, 2018
Did the Progressive 'Broward County Solution' Cost 17 Student Lives?
By Jack Cashill

"We're not compromising school safety.  We're really saving the lives of kids," boasted Michaelle Valbrun-Pope, executive director of Student Support Initiatives for Broward County Public Schools, in August 2017.

Valbrun-Pope was referring to what an article by Jeffrey Benzing in Public Source calls the "Broward County Solution."  As Benzing relates, Broward County used to lead the state of Florida in sending students to the state's juvenile justice system.  County leaders responded with a perfectly progressive solution: "lower arrests by not making arrests."

Authorities agreed to treat twelve different misdemeanor offenses as school-related issues, not criminal ones.  The results impressed the people who initiated the program.  Arrests dropped from more than a thousand in 2011-2012 to less than four hundred just four years later.

One particular motivation behind programs like Broward County's was the pressure from multiple sources to reduce the statistical disparity between black and Hispanic student arrests on one hand and white and Asian student arrests on the other.  Benzing writes, for instance, how a Denver organization called "Padres & Jóvenes Unidos" successfully advocated for a program like Broward's to help achieve "racial and education equity" in Denver schools.

By virtue of his name alone, Nikolas de Jesús Cruz, the adopted son of Lynda and Roger Cruz, became a statistical Hispanic.  As such, authorities at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland had every reason not to report his troubling and likely criminal behavior to the police.

According to a source who spoke to the Miami Herald, Cruz had been suspended from Stoneman Douglas High for fighting and also for being caught with bullets in his backpack.  This was apparently at least one of the reasons why administrators reportedly emailed a warning to teachers against allowing Cruz on the campus with a backpack.  He was later expelled for reasons that have not been disclosed, but he was apparently not arrested.

This is not the first time that this "solution" to school crime has produced lethal results.  An earlier case in the nearby Miami-Dade County public school system should have been a warning, but unfortunately, the media conspired to suppress the details of the case.  The victim in Miami-Dade was one Trayvon Martin.

Miami-Dade schools have their own police department.  The exposure of the department's practices began inadvertently with the Miami Herald story on Martin's multiple suspensions.  The article prompted M-DPD's police chief to launch a major internal affairs investigation into the possible leak of this information to the Herald.

As the investigation began, the officers realized immediately that they had a problem on their hands.  "Oh, God, oh, my God, oh, God," one major reportedly said when first looking at Martin's data.  He could see that Martin had been suspended twice already that school year for offenses that should have gotten him arrested.  In each case, however, the case file on Martin was fudged to make the crime seem less serious than it was.

As one detective told investigators, the arrest statistics coming out of Martin's school, Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, had been "quite high," and the detectives "needed to find some way to lower the stats."  This directive allegedly came from the police chief.  At least a few officers confirmed that the chief was particularly concerned with the arrest rates of minority males in the Miami-Dade system.

In July 2012, the Obama administration formalized the pressure on school districts with an executive order warning school districts to avoid "methods that result in disparate use of disciplinary tools."  The White House focused on black students in particular and headlined the press release announcing this dubious stroke of racism "President Obama Signs New Initiative to Improve Educational Outcomes for African Americans."

Like Cruz, Martin was frequently suspended, three times in his final school year.  In one case, Martin had been found with stolen jewelry and burglary tools in his backpack.  Had he been arrested and not merely suspended, his parents and his teachers would have known how desperately far he had gone astray.  Instead, Martin was "diverted" into nothing useful.  Just days after his last non-arrest, he was allowed to wander the Retreat at Twin Lakes high and alone, looking, in George Zimmerman's immortal words, "like he's up to no good or he's on drugs or something."

The media's larger motive in suppressing the facts of this story was to protect the narrative of innocent black youth killed by white cop wannabe George Zimmerman.  A secondary motive was to protect Obama's misbegotten quest to achieve racially statistical "equity" for youthful offenders by not arresting them for very real crimes.

Cruz had to have done something more troubling than carry bullets in his backpack.  Before even talking about gun control, Republican leaders should demand a complete audit of Cruz's school records and the rethinking of the "Broward County Solution" wherever it is applied.
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#2
It could be that the deputies were suffering from white feather disease. Too afraid to tackle someone who could shoot back unless there were at least 12 fellow officers about. We always assume that a man with a badge and gun is willing to meet force with force, but as I've discovered over my lifetime. Many big mouths with badges are just that big mouths. Perfectly willing to bully unarmed civilians but when there is trouble they are, for some reason, unable to get to the hot spot on time. Delay and let others handle it, the cowards way. But to restore their confidence they then go out and write a few tickets.
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#3
"Doing nothing" was standard practice and part of the BCSO's standing policy to ignore engagement with HS students.  If a few kids die, so much the better for libtard gun grabbers.


Quote:Broward County Sheriff’s Office Did Not “Miss Warning Signs” or Make “Mistakes”…
Posted on February 23, 2018 by sundance

A few points need to be emphasized for those unfamiliar with the Broward County system. First, with revelations of frequent LEO contact and calls from people warning about school shooter Nikolas Cruz, there’s a common narrative mistakenly being pushed by mainstream media.

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(left to right) Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, Hillary Clinton, Broward County School Superintendent Robert Runcie


The Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO) didn’t “miss warning signs” or make “mistakes” in not writing up reports. The Sheriff’s office did exactly what their internal policies, procedures and official training required them to do, they intentionally ignored the signs, and intentionally didn’t generate documents. Example:

Quote:Miami Herald […] In November, a tipster called BSO to say Cruz “could be a school shooter in the making” but deputies did not write up a report on that warning. It came just weeks after a relative called urging BSO to seize his weapons. Two years ago, according to a newly released timeline of interactions with Cruz’s family, a deputy investigated a report that Cruz “planned to shoot up the school” — intelligence that was forwarded to the school’s resource officer, with no apparent result. (read more)

It is important to understand the policy here. Broward County law enforcement (Sheriff Israel), in conjunction with Broward County School Officials (Superintendent Runcie and School Board), have a standing policy to ignore any criminal engagement with High School students.

When the police are hiding current, actual and ongoing unlawful conduct as a matter of standard procedure on a regular basis, what do we expect the police would do with reports of potential unlawful conduct? Of course they would ignore them.

You can read a twitter thread on the multi-year-long enterprise HERE

This is not a “mistake” on their part, the ‘doing nothing’ is part of the standard practice.

♦ Secondly, the 27 minute tape-delay in the CCTV system is not an “accident”, “flaw” or “mistake”. It is entirely by design.

As a standard Broward and Miami-Dade practice, when school law enforcement need to cover-up or hide behavior, they need time (when that behavior happens) to delete the evidence trail. As such the school policy -as carried out in practice- is more efficient with a 30 minute tape delay affording the school officer enough time to deal with the situation, then erase the possibility of a recording of the unlawful activity surfacing.

Building in a 30 minute delay on the CCTV system was one of those pesky add-on items that happened a few years ago when the School and Law Enforcement officials established the policy of intentionally not arresting students.

With modern technology it’s tough to hide criminal behavior, especially the violent stuff, when it is being recorded. Duh. Ergo the tape-delay was the best-practice workaround.

Lastly, when the county education policy is intentionally constructed to ignore criminal behavior in schools, the Sheriff and School superintendent cannot rely on “law-and-order-minded” school police officers to carry out the heavily nuanced policy.  The county officials need the people closest to the work, the officers, to be able to think quickly on their feet to safeguard their prized district-wide statistics.

Quote:2013 – Broward announced broad changes designed to mitigate the use of harsh punishments for minor misbehavior at the beginning of this school year. While other districts have amended their discipline codes, prohibited arrests in some circumstances, and developed alternatives to suspension, Broward was able to do all these things at once with the cooperation of a group  that included a member of the local NAACP, a school board member, a public defender, a local sheriff, a state prosecutor, and several others. In early November, The Miami Herald reported that suspensions were already down 40 percent and arrests were down 66 percent. (2013 article link)

A Broward County SRO must carry a political hat and be able to intercept behavior, modify his/her action based on a specific policy need, falsify documents, hide evidence, manipulate records and engage inside the system with an understanding of the unwritten goals.

Broward County school law enforcement are given political instructions, and carrying out political objectives.  They are not given law-enforcement instructions.

The school officers are the primary foot soldiers carrying out county political policy. Physical security of school students is not their role, they don’t have time for that. The Broward County SRO is in place to protect the school system “policy” and ensure students are not arrested for criminal conduct.

If you begin reviewing the downstream consequences with a correct understanding of the originating policy objectives then everything begins to make sense. Again, from the Miami Herald:

Quote:[…] on Nov. 30, an unidentified caller from Massachusetts called to say Cruz was collecting guns and knives. The caller said “Cruz will kill himself one day and believes he could be a school shooter in the making.”
BSO, however, never even wrote a report on the tip. Internal affairs detectives are now trying to figure out what happened. Deputies Edward Eason and Guntis Treijs are on restricted duty while detectives examine their handling of the two potential school shooter tips. After the shooting, the tipster was re-interviewed and said BSO told him to report Cruz to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s, as the teen was then living in the neighboring county. (read more)

Of course the Broward County Sheriff’s Office didn’t write a report.  Writing a report would not be in line with the goals of hiding student criminal behavior.

Additionally, it seems odd to see the Miami Herald reporting on Nikolas Cruz in 2018; when the same editorial staff conspicuously avoided any aspects of Trayvon Martin’s student criminal behavior in 2012 and 2013. I wonder why there’s such a difference now?

I digress…

Quote:[School Police Officer Scot] Peterson is mentioned as part of a 2016 social services agency investigation into Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old identified by police as the gunman. According to a Florida Department of Children and Families report detailing that investigation, Peterson was approached by investigators and “refused to share any information … regarding [an] incident that took place with” the teenager.
That same year, the sheriff’s office revealed Thursday, it was told about “third hand information” from a “neighbor’s son” suggesting that Cruz “planned to shoot up the school,” although the specific school was not listed. The sheriff’s office said a deputy contacted the caller, determined that Cruz had knives and a BB gun and sent the information to the school resource officer — presumably Peterson. It is unclear whether he investigated.  (Washington Post Link)
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• Feb. 5, 2016: A Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy is told by an anonymous caller that Nikolas Cruz, then 17, had threatened on Instagram to shoot up his school and posted a photo of himself with guns. The information is forwarded to BSO Deputy Scot Peterson, a school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

• Sept. 23, 2016: A “peer counselor” reports to Peterson that Cruz had possibly ingested gasoline in a suicide attempt, was cutting himself and wanted to buy a gun. A mental health counselor advises against involuntarily committing Cruz. The high school says it will conduct a threat assessment.

• Sept. 28, 2016: An investigator for the Florida Department of Children and Families rules Cruz is stable, despite “fresh cuts” on his arms. His mother, Lynda Cruz, says in the past he wrote a racial slur against African Americans on his book bag and had recently talked of buying firearms.

• Sept. 24, 2017: A YouTube user named “nikolas cruz” posts a comment stating he wants to become a “professional school shooter.” The comment is reported to the FBI in Mississippi, which fails to make the connection to Cruz in South Florida.

• Nov. 1, 2017: Katherine Blaine, Lynda Cruz’s cousin, calls BSO to report that Nikolas Cruz had weapons and asks that police recover them. A “close family friend” agrees to take the firearms, according to BSO.

• Nov. 29, 2017: The Palm Beach County family that took in Cruz after the death of his mother calls the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office to report a fight between him and their son, 22. A member of the family says that Cruz had threatened to “get his gun and come back” and that he has “put the gun to others’ heads in the past.” The family does not want him arrested once he calms down.

• Nov. 30, 2017: A caller from Massachusetts calls BSO to report that Cruz is collecting guns and knives and could be a “school shooter in the making.” A BSO deputy advises the caller to contact the Palm Beach sheriff.

• Jan. 5, 2018: A caller to the FBI’s tip line reports that Cruz has “a desire to kill people” and could potentially conduct a school shooting. The information is never passed on to the FBI’s office in Miami.

• Feb. 14, 2018: Nikolas Cruz attacks Stoneman Douglas High. Peterson, the school’s resource officer, Scot Peterson, draws his gun outside the building where Cruz is shooting students and staff.  He does not enter.

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…Policies have consequences!
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#5
B-b-but boss, we don't have body cams.  

Heh heh, no shit.  That's why I'm the boss and you're retiring in about 20 minutes.

Hello boss?  Can you hear me?  Something wrong with this damn radio...

Quote:Report: Deputies Were TOLD Not To Go Into High School
Justin Caruso
Media Reporter

11:55 PM 02/26/2018
 
Fox News’ Laura Ingraham reported Monday that Broward Country deputies were told not to go into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the mass shooting earlier this month.

The alleged reason? They didn’t have any body cameras with them.

“Now, our sources near the Broward County sheriff’s department are telling us that the deputies who arrived at the scene of the shooting were told not to enter the school unless their body cameras were turned on, and then we found out that the deputies did not have body cameras so they did not enter the building or engage the shooter,” Ingraham said.

“Curiously, police also lost radio communications during the Parkland shooting. And our source claims that radio communication also went dead during the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting in 2017 that he also got a lot of criticism for.”

Ingraham did not say who issued the order to not go into the school.

EMT says police wouldn't let medics into Parkland school

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#6
When seconds count, some flannel shirt wearing stamp licker with no qualifications to be in a leadership position will be ordering the cops to hide around the corner. 

Quote:Broward sheriff's captain who gave initial order to 'stage' not enter Stoneman Douglas is ID'd
By Matt Finn | Fox News

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Multiple sources told Fox News that Captain Jan Jordan directed responding deputies and units to “stage” or form a “perimeter” outside Stoneman Douglas High School, instead of rushing immediately into the building.  (File)

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office has identified to Fox News the captain who, according to sources, directed responding deputies and units to “stage” or form a “perimeter” outside Stoneman Douglas High School, instead of rushing immediately into the building, as the mass shooting unfolded there.

Multiple law enforcement and official sources said the commands in the initial moments after Nikolas Cruz allegedly opened fire would go against all training which instructs first responders to “go, go, go” until the shooter is neutralized. As law enforcement arrived, the shooter’s identity and exact location were still unknown.

Multiple sources told Fox News that Captain Jan Jordan was the commanding officer on scene. In an email responding to Fox News’ request for information, a BSO spokesperson wrote, “Capt. Jordan’s radio call sign is 17S1.”

The massacre on February 14 killed 17 people and wounded 16 others.

Sources told Fox News it was Jordan giving the commands because they were recorded on the dispatch logs coming from Jordan’s radio insignia 17S1, or “Seventeen Sierra One.”

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In the email, the BSO spokesperson also shed some light on the allegations against Jordan’s commands writing, “Captain Jordan asked if a perimeter had been established after the shooter left the building.”

Fox News replied to BSO with more follow-up questions, but has not heard back despite multiple requests into its media relations office. BSO’s explanation about the perimeter command might indicate, as Fox News reported, that Jordan knew more information than other law enforcement on scene, and her commands to stage and form a perimeter may have been valid.

BSO also did not respond to Fox News’ initial request for comment about Jordan’s alleged commands to “stage” outside, setting up an area to keep first responders safe before police secure a violent scene. Multiple law enforcement sources said that command also would have been detrimental to victims inside the building because it would have stalled officers.

“You cannot disregard what Sierra Unit says. They are the commanding unit,” a law enforcement source told Fox News. “When she says she needs a perimeter, every other deputy responding to the scene takes perimeter.”

Several law enforcement sources said BSO’s explanation that Jordan asked for a perimeter did not make sense because anything Jordan was saying on the radio would have been considered a command -- not a question.

“You don’t ask for a perimeter over air. She is the captain. She is the leader. Who would she be asking?” one law enforcement source said.

Dispatch logs obtained by Fox News appeared to show that at 2:32 p.m., roughly 11 minutes after Cruz opened fire, the first command to form a perimeter was issued, “17S1... NEED PERIMETER.”

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A copy of Broward County’s active-shooter policy even appeared to indicate that responding deputies and officers may enter the building without permission and should seek to neutralize the shooter until objectives are met — for example, if the shooter is contained. The policy did not appear to indicate a priority for staging or a perimeter.

The Broward County Sheriff's office is performing its own investigation into the timeline of the day of the shooting. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is also investigating BSO and the Florida Senate subpoenaed the Broward County Public Schools and responding law enforcement agencies for all records and information related to the shooting.
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#7
Libtards attempting to exploit tragedy = 500,000 new NRA members. 

NRA Gains 500,000 Members in a Month
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#8
A coward AND a liar.  Expect he'll be running for Congress shortly.

Quote:Deputy Scot Peterson heard shots coming from ‘inside’ the school, warned cops to stay back

John Sexton   Posted at 9:21 pm on March 8, 2018

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Deputy Scot Peterson is the armed Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy who remained outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school during the shooting last month. Peterson was heavily criticized for his inaction and, through his lawyer, released a statement saying he, “believed that those gunshots were originating from outside of any of the buildings on the school campus.” Today the Miami Herald reports that audio recordings of police dispatch indicate Peterson knew almost right away that the shots were coming from a specific building.

Quote:Internal radio dispatches released by the sheriff’s office Thursday show Peterson immediately fixated on Building 12 and even radioed that gunfire was happening “inside.”

And, just as school shooter Nikolas Cruz was fleeing the building after killing 17 people, Peterson warned his fellow officers to stay away — even as wounded students and staff lay inside.

The paper offered this timeline of events showing Peterson had narrowed down the location of the shooter within two minutes of the start of the attack:

Quote:Cruz was dropped off at the school by an Uber at 2:19 p.m. Two minutes later, he entered Building 12. He began firing within 15 seconds. Peterson, at the time, was near the administration building.

At 2:22 p.m. the fire alarm was pulled, blaring throughout the entire campus. The first 911 call also went out, via Coral Springs emergency-dispatch center.

“Be advised we have possible, could be firecrackers. I think we have shots fired, possible shorts fired —1200 building,” Peterson radioed at 2:23 p.m.

At that moment, according to the video, Peterson arrived at the southeast corner of Building 12, where he appeared to remain “for the duration of the incident.”…

At 2:27 p.m., six minutes after Cruz went into Building 12, the shooting stopped. Cruz ditched his AR-15 in the third-floor stairwell and left.

Five seconds later, Peterson radioed for officers to “stay at least 500 feet away at this point.” A dispatcher repeated, “Stay away from 12 and 1300 building.”

Officers from nearby Coral Springs PD and two Broward Deputies finally entered the building at 2:32 pm, 11 minutes after Cruz started shooting. Finally, 10 officers entered the building together at 2:35 pm. Meanwhile, Cruz had ditched his gun and walked to a nearby Subway restaurant to get a drink. You can listen to the dispatch audio at the Miami Herald’s site.

Peterson’s warning to officers to stay “500 feet away” is directly contrary to what police are supposed to do in active shooter situations like this. The rule since Columbine is to go in and engage as soon as possible, not to wait hundreds of feet away until it’s safe.

Meanwhile, the Broward Sheriff’s Office also reversed course today on the decision not to release video from outside the school.

The sheriff’s office was sued by three media organizations who argued that there was intense public interest in what Deputy Scot Peterson was doing during the shooting. When I wrote about the lawsuit last week, I noted that Sheriff Scott Israel had said he would not release that video and that it might never be released. Just yesterday, the Sun-Sentinel editorial board wrote a piece again demanding the release of the video. The board wrote, “laws are being formed without the benefit of knowing what exactly happened.”

The Parkland student campaign for gun control, from the very beginning, tried to sidestep questions about the failures of the FBI and Broward police as if these were just distractions from the real issue. Sheriff Israel, a Democrat, became part of the rush to blame the NRA for what happened at CNN’s town hall. (He paid a price for being less than forthcoming later.)

Had this video been released weeks ago, I believe it would have re-focused a portion of the public outrage where it belongs, i.e. on the law enforcement failures that were part of this. And to be very blunt, I believe Sheriff Scott Israel knew this. But he had both a professional and a partisan motive to keep the video under wraps. In the interim, the push for gun control has completely dominated the media discussion.
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#9
I thought that stuff about (serve and protect) meant serve and protect the people, not serve and protect law enforcement. If they are just going to stand and watch there's no point in having them. If they are to be just Law Enforcement observers then pay them 10 bucks an hour and take away the guns and badges, leaving them with a pad of paper and a pencil. From 500 feet with binoculars they can observe and report safely to the station.
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#10
I wonder if Broward County Sheriff's Dept. got a group rate on having their nuts removed. Did Peterson spend 20 years handing out chickenshit tickets and the first time he could have done good shit his pants while 17 kids were killed? What a scab on humanity.
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