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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:18 PM

FL Gov. Ron DeSantis Suspends Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel Over Parkland Shooting Response

Source: Mediaite



by Josh Feldman | Jan 11th, 2019, 5:46 pm




Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced today he is officially suspending Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel.

In his press conference today, DeSantis said, “The neglect of duty and the incompetence that was connected to the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has been well-documented, and I have no interest in dancing on Scott Israel’s political grave. Just suffice it to say, the massacre might never have happened had Broward had better leadership in the Sheriff’s Department.”

The governor’s executive order [PDF] excoriates Israel not just over the horrific Parkland shooting, but for similar failures and lack of leadership regarding the Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting in 2017.

DeSantis named former Coral Springs Sgt. Gregory Tony as Israel’s replacement:




Read more: https://www.mediaite.com/online/fl-gov-ron-desantis-suspends-broward-county-sheriff-scott-israel-over-parkland-shooting-response/

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Reply FL Gov. Ron DeSantis Suspends Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel Over Parkland Shooting Response (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 11 OP
marble falls Jan 11 #1
Jose Garcia Jan 11 #5
marble falls Jan 11 #9
snowybirdie Jan 11 #2
Jose Garcia Jan 11 #6
regnaD kciN Jan 11 #3
red dog 1 Jan 11 #12
Crutchez_CuiBono Jan 11 #4
Jose Garcia Jan 11 #7
Crutchez_CuiBono Jan 11 #8
Jose Garcia Jan 11 #11
Phoenix61 Jan 11 #10
red dog 1 Jan 11 #13
Jose Garcia Jan 11 #15
Phoenix61 Jan 11 #16
red dog 1 Jan 11 #14

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:23 PM

1. This should have come from Gov Andrew Gillum's office.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:11 PM

9. Still should have come from Gov Gillum's office. They both were Democrats in an election ...

the financial help was entirely legal and the Sheriff while under public criticism wasn't under any sanction or investigation. We try not to hang them before we try them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:30 PM

2. I seem to remember

the sheriff was elected as a Democrat! The new gov gets to put in someone who is likely a Republican. Voter's will is thwarted. Terrible!

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Response to snowybirdie (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:04 PM

6. The new Sheriff is s registered Democrat

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:34 PM

3. "The massacre might never have happened" if we had common-sense gun laws...

...but, of course, Governor InSanetis will never mention that when he can find a convenient Democratic scapegoat.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:29 PM

12. + 1

Even a majority of NRA members favor "common sense " gun laws, like universal background checks, but NRA leadership opposes universal background checks, as well as closing the gun-show loophole.

(When assholes are outlawed, only outlaws will have assholes)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:44 PM

4. You mean to tell us the

guy botched TWO shootings?!? Geeze...what does it take to get fired on a police force? I get it thaat you are in a volitile job, but, for the love of gods man.
American workers need to be represented by the police union.

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Response to Crutchez_CuiBono (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:07 PM

7. The deputies' union held a no confidence vote regarding Mr. Israel

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Response to Jose Garcia (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:10 PM

8. After the first shooting ?

Or the second?

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Response to Crutchez_CuiBono (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:14 PM

11. The second

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:12 PM

10. There was nothing the Sheriffs Dept

could have done to prevent the massacre. This is nothing but a smoke screen to avoid facing the fact that Florida needs to enact sane gun laws.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:30 PM

13. I agree!

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:53 PM

15. Panel says sheriff's policy contributed to Florida massacre

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The commission investigating a Florida high school massacre heavily criticized the responding sheriff office’s active shooter policy Thursday, saying it contributed to the failure of some deputies to run into the building and confront the gunman.

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission found Thursday that Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel’s policy that deputies “may” confront active shooters rather than “shall” gave some an excuse for not entering the building during the Feb. 14 massacre that left 17 dead. The commission found that several deputies arrived at the school during the shooting but stayed outside, including Scot Peterson, who was assigned to the school.

more: https://www.apnews.com/4e49873f94964b6081a29bd269292304

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Response to Jose Garcia (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 10:25 PM

16. Panel can say what it wants

There was nothing the Sheriffs Office could have done. By the time the other officers got to the school the gunman was gone. This is nothing more than scapegoating the sheriffs office so DeSantis can reverse the gun laws Scott passed shortly before leaving office which he has already said he wants to do.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 08:32 PM

14. DeSantis should sit down and shut up!

K&R

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