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  • EXCLUSIVE: Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel To Be Removed Next Week

    07/03/2018 10:59:41 AM PDT · by dila813 · 54 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | July 3, 2018 | Laura Loomer
    According to the source, Sheriff Israel is being removed from office for criminal issues, not malfeasance, following an investigation conducted by the office of Florida Governor Rick Scott.
  • 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...
  • Retired Secret Service agent had warned Stoneman Douglas about security failures

    06/10/2018 7:14:48 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 6-8-2018 | Lisa J. Huriash
    Wexler retired from the Secret Service in 2014 after 27 years with the agency. ~~~~~~~~~~~ He had offered in the past to make security recommendations. The district “finally took me up on the offer” in December when a teacher on behalf of the school’s security committee asked him to conduct a “site survey” of the campus. Was school security sufficient? they wanted to know. ~~~~~~~~~~ He said he printed out details about the school: its floor plan, bell schedule and an aerial map. Then he arrived early for his meeting Dec. 13 and pulled his truck into the visitor’s parking...
  • Florida Lawmaker Seeks To Create Nationwide Gun Registry

    06/10/2018 10:22:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 6/7/2018 | Tom Knighton
    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson introduced legislation this week that would create a national gun registry. Known as the “Crime Gun Tracing Modernization Act,” the bill would require ATF to set up a “searchable, computerized database” of all records pertaining to the sale, importation, production or shipment of firearms. The agency would be given three years to get the system up and running. “The fact that there is a law on the books that forces agents to comb through millions of files by hand is absolutely ridiculous,” said Nelson, a Florida Democrat.
  • Florida Didn't Conduct Gun Background Checks for a Year Because an Employee Couldn't Log In

    06/10/2018 7:26:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    Fortune ^ | 6/8/2018 | Alana Abramson
    The Florida government did not conduct background checks on thousands of applicants for concealed weapons for a year because the state employee was unable to log into the system. According to a February 2016 investigative report from Florida’s Inspector General, first reported by the Tampa Bay Times, a state Division of Licensing employee identified as Lisa Wilde was unable to log into the system to actually complete these background checks. She never mitigated this issue. When determining eligibility for purchasing a firearm, applicants must undergo a background check known as the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which is...
  • Broward County Captain Jan Jordan removed

    06/08/2018 7:38:07 AM PDT · by olepap · 53 replies
    The police captain who told sheriff's deputies to 'stage' and form a perimeter outside Stoneman Douglas High School as students and teachers were shot inside on February 14 is being replaced. Jan Jordan, 49, was in charge of deputies who responded to the first calls of the shooting in Parkland, Florida, on February 14. She will be removed from her position, which will instead be taken up by an officer of a higher rank, Fox News reported on Thursday. The move to replace Jordan with a major was made as part of the city's re-evaluation of its contract with the...
  • Broward sheriff's captain who gave initial order to 'stage,' not enter Stoneman Douglas, to be...

    06/07/2018 1:48:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 7, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    Full title: Broward sheriff's captain who gave initial order to 'stage,' not enter Stoneman Douglas, to be replacedJan Jordan, the Broward County sheriff's captain who allegedly directed emergency responders to "stage" outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, rather than rushing immediately into the building, will be replaced. Jordan, who was in her role since March 2017, will be replaced with a higher-ranking officer — a major — as part of a re-evaluation of the contract the city has with the sheriff's office, officials confirmed to Fox News on Thursday. Multiple law enforcement sources told Fox News in...
  • Broward arm of big police union drops Wasserman Schultz, endorses Republican

    06/06/2018 5:47:27 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Shun Sentinel ^ | 6/5/18 | Anthony Man
    The Fraternal Order of Police district that includes Broward County has dropped U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, from its endorsements. Instead, the big police union said it’s endorsing Carlos Reyes, one of three Republicans seeking his party’s nomination to challenge Wasserman Schultz in the Broward/Miami-Dade County 23rd Congressional District. ...the FOP district said it endorses “people who have supported or will support the FOP and its mission. Both parties have endorsements along with non-partisan” contests. Others use it as a different kind of guide, which one reader posted on the FOP’s Facebook page: “Pretty easy for me. Vote against...
  • They like a Quarter Pounder without cheese. So they're suing McDonald's for $5 million

    05/26/2018 8:04:13 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 104 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | May 22, 2018 | Howard Cohen
    Two South Florida McDonald's customers think the fast-food giant is being awfully cheesy with how it charges customers for a signature item that has been on its menu since 1975. According to a class-action lawsuit filed in Fort Lauderdale federal court on May 8, Cynthia Kissner, of Broward County, and Leonard Werner, of Miami-Dade, say they have had to pay for cheese they don't want on their Quarter Pounder sandwiches. The suit asks for at least $5 million. It comes down to this: On the menu, a hamburger at Micky D's is cheaper than a cheeseburger. According to the lawsuit,...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Parkland teen David Hogg attends the White House Correspondent's dinner (T)

    04/30/2018 4:01:05 PM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4/29/2018 | Germania Rodriguez
    Full title: Parkland teen David Hogg attends the White House Correspondent's dinner with fellow gun violence survivor and reveals they got six congressmen to sign 'no NRA money' pledgeParkland survivor David Hogg made an appearance at the White House Correspondent's Dinner on Saturday. The 18-year-old gun control activist was a guest of liberal news site the Daily Beast and attended the event with fellow gun violence survivor Zion Kelly. Kelly's twin brother was shot dead last year by a robber who had tried assaulting Kelly just hours before near their Washington D.C. home. Hogg has become one of the leading...
  • Principals accuse teachers union of harassment, sue district for not stopping them

    04/30/2018 3:49:57 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Shun Sentinel ^ | 4/28/18 | S Travis
    ....a dozen school principals are accusing the Broward Teachers Union leaders of bullying, breaching security and even threatening castration.... Among the allegations are: -- [Union] members bypassed security and showed up unannounced at schools, often coming in back doors. -- They interrupt classes to talk to teachers about union matters ...[The Union President] commandeered the public address system at Coral Cove Elementary....to make union announcements...called an African-American administrator “little boy”...threatened a male administrator with the castration of his genitals because he told her she wasn’t allowed to roam the campus unescorted....ordered an administrator to “get her head out of her...
  • David Hogg demands Mike Pence cancel NRA speech

    04/30/2018 6:37:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 177 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2018 | Victor Morton
    Gun-control activist David Hogg now wants to stop elected politicians from speaking to the National Rifle Association. In a tweet Sunday, Mr. Hogg noted that he had signed a MoveOn.org petition to “Demand Mike Pence cancel his speech to the NRA convention on May 4.” The tweet to Mr. Hogg’s 777,000 Twitter followers links to a petition that makes a similar demand of Nick Ayers, the vice president’s chief of staff. It was unclear whether the threat from Mr. Hogg’s followers would discourage the vice president from going to the Dallas meeting.
  • P.J. O’Rourke: “We May Have To Shoot Democrats”

    06/06/2011 5:55:13 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 62 replies
    Weekend Libertarian ^ | June 7, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    I’ll keep this short. I’m against gun control. Why? We tried it in Australia. By punishing law abiding citizens, we empowered criminals. Australia was safer in the 1950s when guns were treated as tools. But I digress. Here’s another unique pro-gun argument made by the satirist P.J. O’Rourke in 2010’s Don’t Vote! It Just Encourages The B******s (page 165, if you must know): Gun ownership is crucial to the preservation of American freedoms. We may have to shoot Democrats. It happened in 1861 and it could happen again. Just kidding. Sort of. But there are other important arguments in favor...
  • We need a David Hogg meme

    04/29/2018 7:48:03 AM PDT · by Jonty30 · 63 replies
    I think David Hogg shares more than a passing resemblance to Audie Murphy, war hero. I think it would be a great meme about character or something, if somebody could do the honours.
  • Broward leads state in seizing guns under 'red flag' law passed after Parkland school shooting

    04/28/2018 8:37:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Shun Sentinel ^ | 4/26/18 | Rafael Olmeda
    Since the Parkland school shootings, police in Broward County have seized guns from private citizens more often than any county in Florida. As of Thursday, police had obtained 34 court orders under a new law that allows guns to be taken from people considered at risk of harming themselves or others.