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  • BSO detective accepted vacations, payments from businessman Broward County Sheriff's Office

    07/03/2018 11:41:55 AM PDT · by dila813 · 8 replies
    www.local10.com ^ | September 23, 2016 | BOB NORMAN
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - On any given day, deputies with the Broward Sheriff’s Office can be found working a special security detail at the Festival Flea Market Mall in Pompano Beach. The service is paid for by Festival Flea Market Mall owner Daniel Shooster, who also happens to be a member of the Broward Sheriff's Advisory Council and one of Sheriff Scott Israel's top campaign donors. Shooster is responsible for at least $37,000 in contributions to Israel's campaign, political committee, and legal defense fund in the past few years. An Israel campaign ad even plays on a loop on the...
  • School Sec. Guard Who Didn’t Stop the Parkland Shooter Was Suspended for Sexually Harassing Students

    06/26/2018 10:36:08 PM PDT · by Ken H · 28 replies
    Reason.com ^ | Jun. 26, 2018 | Robby Soave
    Full title: School Security Guard Who Didn’t Stop the Parkland Shooter Was Suspended for Sexually Harassing Students A disciplinary panel recommended Andrew Medina be fired. He was not. Lest you thought we were finished with tales of unfathomable incompetence on the part of Broward County, Florida, authority figures, consider this: The first Marjory Stoneman Douglas security guard who spotted Nikolas Cruz on campus and took no action to detain him was previously suspended for sexually harassing students. Due to his inaction during the shooting, Andrew Medina was initially reassigned to an administrative position elsewhere in the Broward County school system....
  • Broward County middle school teacher arrested on child pornography charges

    06/23/2018 8:56:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 6/23/18
    ...authorities began investigating Ronald Sherman, 55, who worked at Apollo Middle School in Hollywood, in January after receiving information that he had been uploading child pornography images to his Tumblr account. Broward County Public Schools officials said Sherman resigned "for personal reasons" on June 17. Authorities said the images depicted...
  • Broward Teachers Union pressuring state officials to end gun manufacturer contributions (Florida)

    06/15/2018 3:10:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | June 15, 2018 | Joel Franco
    TAMARAC. FLA. (WSVN) - - The Broward Teachers Union, state representatives and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School parents and students held a joint press conference, Thursday afternoon. The union called for Florida Gov. Rick Scott to force the state pension board to stop investing teacher retirement fund contributions in three firearm manufacturing companies. “You have turned our teachers retirement fund into blood money,” said Meiling Hoshing, Marjory Stoneman Douglas student. “No teacher wants your unhealthy decisions on their soul.” One of the firearm companies receiving a bulk of the funds manufactures the AR-15 rifle, the weapon used in the Marjory...
  • Palm Beach Cty Sheriff's Office investigating 'swatting' call in suburban Delray Beach (Hogg's Pal)

    06/08/2018 2:55:20 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies
    WPTV ^ | June 8, 2018 | Michelle Quesada
    Deputies recently swarmed a suburban Delray Beach neighborhood, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office put its chopper in the air and called out its SWAT team. Then they learned they were responding to a fake 911 call. It's called "swatting" and it happened Wednesday. The 911 caller said there was a stabbing and a hostage situation. It turns out the day before the Broward County Sheriff's Office received a similar call and now the two incidents may be connected. "We had to deploy a lot of resources down there including putting a SWAT team in that direction. Turned out, it...
  • Paramedics wanted to enter Parkland school where kids were dying. BSO said no.

    06/01/2018 7:46:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | May 31, 2018 | Nicholas Nehmans
    During the chaos of the Parkland school shooting, paramedics from Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department were desperate to go inside the building where students were wounded and dying. Michael McNally, deputy chief for Coral Springs fire-rescue, asked six times for permission to send in specialized teams of police officers and paramedics, according to an incident report he filed after the Feb. 14 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that left 17 people dead. But every time McNally asked to deploy the two Rescue Task Force teams — each made up of three paramedics and three to four law enforcement officers —...
  • Did A Broward County Deputy Cover Up A Sexual Assault Committed By Sheriff Israel's Son?

    05/25/2018 7:48:32 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | 5/25/18 | Matt Vespa
    The Broward County Sheriff’s Office has seen better days. After the horrific Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida last February, the law enforcement department has been under siege. First, there’s former Officer Scot Peterson, who was assigned to the school. He was the school resource officer, but never went into the building to confront shooter Nikolas Cruz, who was gunning down faculty and students. Video footage confirmed Peterson never went in, prompting outrage. He resigned after he was placed on unpaid leave. Then, after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman, another sheriff’s deputy is suspended for falling asleep...
  • Parkland Dad Calls For Probe Into Broward Sheriff's Office ( Florida )

    05/25/2018 6:43:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Patch ^ | May 17, 2018 | Paul Scicchitano
    'Iron Man's' father wants a 2014 battery case involving Sheriff Scott Israel's son to be investigated by the state. — The father of a survivor of the Parkland school shooting rampage .. called for an investigation into the handling of a 2014 incident involving one of Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel's children. The alleged incident occurred exactly four years before the deadly massacre on Valentine's Day. ... Royer Borges said that a then 17-year-old son of the sheriff was involved in an incident with former Deputy Scot Peterson, the former Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School resource officer. Peterson was the...
  • Students reaching their highest potential every day… [Broward Candidate Targeted By Parkland]

    05/16/2018 11:30:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    EVERY STUDENT CAN SUCCEED. I know this. Why? I was a teacher in Broward County Public Schools where I worked with your kids each and every day. What is the formula for this success? Teachers, administrators and school staff working in concert to nurture the minds of empowered students that will shape tomorrow. Together, as a District, we have to focus on each student’s strengths and how we reach them to put them on the right path to their brightest future. Our state leading district, must continue to strengthen the successful programs that I have championed such as our JROTC...
  • Judge Finds ‘unlawful’ Ballot Destruction in 2016 Wasserman Schultz Race

    05/15/2018 9:19:33 PM PDT · by BBell · 35 replies
    http://shark-tank.com/ ^ | 5/14/18 | Daniel Molina
    2016 was a tough year for Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz as she was plagued with controversy, and now a judge has ruled that the elections supervisor, Brenda Snipes, in Broward county broke federal and state law by unlawfully destroying ballots that were cast in the primary race that Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz won. The case was brought by Wasserman Schutlz’s opponent who wanted to investigate voting irregularities. As a result, Governor Rick Scott has announced that he’ll be reviewing the Judge’s order and that her office will be monitored. In a written statement, Scott’s office explained that “During the upcoming election,...
  • Figures. Russian Bots Scooped US Media!… Broward County Democrats Were Destroying Ballots

    05/15/2018 1:17:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 15, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    You know your reporting sucks when you’re getting scooped by Russian bots! In early November 2016 the Gateway Pundit posted an article alleging voter fraud in Broward County Florida. ... These attempts by Florida Democrats to alter the election did not sway the election and Donald Trump won in an electoral landslide. ... Earlier today a Florida judge ruled that Broward County Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes violated state and federal laws by destroying ballots from a 2016 congressional race while they were the subject of a lawsuit against her office. It looks like the Russian bots were right. So was...
  • School district shuts down information after Stoneman Douglas shooting [Rare Media Honesty!]

    05/13/2018 11:08:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Sun sentinel fort Lauderdale ^ | 5/13/18 | D Fleshler
    The he Broward school district’s repeated, emphatic — and it turns out, false — statements that Nikolas Cruz had not been in a controversial disciplinary program fit a pattern of an institution on the defensive and under siege. Facing significant legal and political exposure over the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the district has tried to keep information from the public and put out untrue and misleading statements, frustrating parents who say this is the time for maximum transparency.
  • Plans Appear To Be Moving Forward For Miami-Dade Mega Mall

    05/09/2018 8:40:09 AM PDT · by DFG · 50 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 05/08/2018 | Gary Nelson
    A mega mall and entertainment complex in Northwest Miami-Dade that would dwarf any other appears to be on course for approval, but not without controversy. It’s called the American Dream. It would be the largest mall in the world.
  • Many Died, Superintendent Lied-Nikolas Cruz was in program that enabled classroom-to-casket pipeline

    05/08/2018 4:56:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 8, 2018 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Sheriff admits Nikolas Cruz was in program that enabled classroom-to-casket pipeline. Florida’s Broward County School District revealed Sunday that Nikolas Cruz, who on February 14 gunned down 17 students and wounded 17 others, was part of the PROMISE program, “Preventing Recidivism through Opportunities, Mentoring, Intervention, Support, and Education.” The “Obama-era program” replaced a zero-tolerance policy with leniency toward student crime.  As district official Tracy Clark told reporters Sunday, Nikolas Cruz was referred to PROMISE in 2013 after he vandalized a bathroom at Westglades Middle School. The district had previously denied that Cruz was part of the program and called such reports...
  • As It Turns Out, Parkland Shooter WAS Referred To Alternative Discipline Program

    05/07/2018 1:02:18 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/07/2018 | Virginia Kruta
    Broward County schools, after over two months of claiming the opposite, admitted on Sunday that confessed Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz had been referred to the PROMISE Program. The PROMISE Program, an alternative discipline program designed to limit on-campus arrests, has been widely reported as ineffective and corrupt. It has come under intense scrutiny in the weeks since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, but until Sunday, school officials were still denying that Cruz ever had any connection to that program.
  • Dad of Parkland shooting victim files wrongful death lawsuit against school resource officer

    05/01/2018 8:00:55 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 12 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | April 30, 2018 | Wells Dusenbury
    Andrew Pollack, the father of one of the 17 Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting victims, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against former Broward Sheriff Deputy Scot Peterson, gunman Nikolas Cruz and several others. Peterson, who was the Parkland school’s resource officer at the time of the Feb.14 attack, has come under immense public criticism for failing to enter the building while the shooting was taking place.
  • Police union votes no confidence for Florida sheriff after Parkland

    04/27/2018 8:21:21 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/26/18 | JULIA MANCHESTER
    The Florida sheriff who oversaw the response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland earlier this year received a no-confidence vote from a police union on Thursday. The Broward Sheriff's Office Deputies Association voted 534-94 to express no confidence in Sheriff Scott Israel, asking Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) to remove him from office.
  • Broward School Violence: Cruz's Massacre Is Far From the Whole Story

    04/15/2018 10:53:30 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 70 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | 04/15/2018 | Paul Sperry
    Broward County, Fla., school officials portray as a great success their Obama administration-inspired program offering counseling to students who break the law, instead of having them arrested or expelled. They insist that it played no role in February’s school massacre by Nikolas Cruz. They also claim that in fact juvenile recidivism rates are down and school safety is up, thanks to the program. The evidence tells a far different story. Broward County juvenile justice division records, federal studies of Broward school district safety and the district's own internal reporting show that years of “intensive" counseling didn’t just fail to reform...
  • Parkland Hero Who Was Shot Five Times Rips Sheriff Israel

    04/07/2018 10:17:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/7/2018 | Amber Athey
    Anthony Borges, a Parkland shooting victim who was shot five times, released a statement on Friday that criticized the Broward County Sheriff’s Office for failing to protect students. Borges, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student, was recently released from the hospital but remains in a wheelchair. He was shot five times while barricading a classroom door to prevent Nikolas Cruz from getting to his classmates. The survivor appeared with his lawyer, Alex Arreaza, at a press conference on Friday evening. Arreaza read a statement on Borges’ behalf that placed blame on Sheriff Scott Israel, the Broward County School District,...
  • Media Matters distorts words again, this time to defend David Hogg

    04/01/2018 11:30:06 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 36 replies
    Media Matters has a long history of distorting what people have written or said (also here). After pointing out that Hogg’s attacks on others “has gone beyond any acceptable bounds of political discussion,” the point of Dr. Lott’s question was whether he should be treated to the same types of attacks that he levels at others. Presumably, most would realize that such attacks were “beyond any acceptable bounds.” Yet, people such as David Hogg and Timothy Johnson — as well as Media Matters — seem determined to make such attacks acceptable.