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Shemp Howard

(889 posts)
Tue Jan 8, 2019, 07:05 PM Jan 2019

Broward Sheriff Scott Israel tells staff he's being suspended over Parkland response

Source: Miami Herald

It appears that Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel is preparing to pack up his office.

The two-term sheriff, the object of fierce criticism over BSO’s handling of the Parkland massacre, told his top commanders that he will be removed from office by Gov. Ron DeSantis, sources have told the Miami Herald.


Read more: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/broward/article224080655.html



Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is evidently going to remove Democrat Sheriff Scott Israel. Does Israel deserve this, or is he just being made the fall guy?
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Broward Sheriff Scott Israel tells staff he's being suspended over Parkland response (Original Post) Shemp Howard Jan 2019 OP
Probably not... pecosbob Jan 2019 #1
In my state---and I thought most---sheriffs are elected, not appointed by the governor. Atticus Jan 2019 #2
They are also elected here -- he was e;ected obamanut2012 Jan 2019 #6
So how is DeSantis removing him? nt Atticus Jan 2019 #7
Because he is legally allowed to obamanut2012 Jan 2019 #10
So, the governor can just wipe out the result of the county sheriff's Atticus Jan 2019 #11
Florida is by far not the only state with a similar system obamanut2012 Jan 2019 #12
Thanks for the info and for your patience. nt Atticus Jan 2019 #14
I'm not a Florida resident, but... Shemp Howard Jan 2019 #13
He's a Democrat. Turbineguy Jan 2019 #3
with ties to Roger Stone Jose Garcia Jan 2019 #16
In his first press conference sheriff Israel Rocky888 Jan 2019 #4
Did not Roger Stone work Wellstone ruled Jan 2019 #5
Sorry, Israel MicaelS Jan 2019 #8
white supremacist scumbag JI7 Jan 2019 #9
Count on it being political. Baitball Blogger Jan 2019 #15
Needs to just leave... marble falls Jan 2019 #17

pecosbob

(7,431 posts)
1. Probably not...
Tue Jan 8, 2019, 07:13 PM
Jan 2019

but if one of your lieutenants calls in artillery on your own batallion by mistake, you have to eat the sword

Atticus

(15,124 posts)
2. In my state---and I thought most---sheriffs are elected, not appointed by the governor.
Tue Jan 8, 2019, 07:17 PM
Jan 2019

Is it that different in Florida? Does Trump's biggest fan have the authority to fire Israel?

obamanut2012

(25,816 posts)
10. Because he is legally allowed to
Tue Jan 8, 2019, 08:17 PM
Jan 2019

Why is he? Because the NRA is telling him to. DeSantis is worse than Scott, and I am looking forward to the next four years.

Atticus

(15,124 posts)
11. So, the governor can just wipe out the result of the county sheriff's
Tue Jan 8, 2019, 08:27 PM
Jan 2019

election and install his boy, eh?

Helluva system ya got there, Florida!

obamanut2012

(25,816 posts)
12. Florida is by far not the only state with a similar system
Tue Jan 8, 2019, 08:45 PM
Jan 2019

I know PA has something similar, and, like FL, it involves a trial in the state Senate. It is usually political, but not always -- sometimes people are corrupt.

Shemp Howard

(889 posts)
13. I'm not a Florida resident, but...
Tue Jan 8, 2019, 08:53 PM
Jan 2019

It's my understanding that the Florida governor can remove any Florida sheriff. But then the Florida Senate gets to decide whether to reinstate the sheriff, or to make the suspension permanent.

I suppose this power was given to the governor because many Southern sheriffs were (are?) corrupt.

Rocky888

(297 posts)
4. In his first press conference sheriff Israel
Tue Jan 8, 2019, 07:23 PM
Jan 2019

Demanded stronger gun laws and he became their number 1 target.
Then Rubio found a way to blame Obama era changes to how minorities are disciplined imore harshly and often than white students responsible for white boys buying AR-15’s and mass murdering classmates.

So a democrat who was elected by the people is fired and ms. Devos changed school discipline rules back to harsher, more often discipline of black and brown students. MAGA

Baitball Blogger

(46,399 posts)
15. Count on it being political.
Tue Jan 8, 2019, 09:15 PM
Jan 2019

Republicans in my area are steep in corruption and no one does anything about rectifying their overreaches. They wash each other's back. But if they want someone out of their way, they will be the first to nail them for their incompetence. Support for each other's "stellar" reputations, despite their misdeeds is a bonding ritual.

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