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  • Deputy fired over Parkland school shooting to be reinstated with back pay: reports (the one hiding behind his car)

    05/14/2020 2:55:42 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 14 2020 | Brie Stimson
    A Florida sheriff’s sergeant who lost his job after it was discovered he hid behind his car when a shooter at a high school in Parkland first opened fire will reportedly get his job back with back pay. Sgt. Brian Miller, of the Broward Sheriff’s Department, was the first officer to respond to the 2018 shooting that took the lives of 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, according to the Sun-Sentinel. An arbitration ruling this week found the sheriff’s department “violated” Miller’s “constitutional due process rights and improperly terminated him,” the BSO Deputies Association, a union...
  • Florida sheriff appears half-naked in racy photos with topless women...

    05/10/2020 9:28:59 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 50 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 5, 2020 | Jackie Salo
    Bawdy photos have emerged of a South Florida sheriff partying half-naked alongside topless women wearing pasties — images that surfaced this week as the lawman is running for re-election. Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony, who was appointed in January 2019, has accused his political opponent, former sheriff Scott Israel, of leaking the photos to keep him from winning the 2020 election, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported. The now-sheriff, who at the time was a sergeant at the Coral Springs Police Department, was seen in images at two events organized by a promoter for “erotic theme events, pool parties, strip and swing...
  • Florida Senate confirms Parkland parent Ryan Petty’s nomination to state Board of Education, despite concerns about his social media posts

    03/14/2020 8:42:45 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 03 13 2020 | Skyler Swisher
    A Parkland parent was confirmed by the Florida Senate Friday to serve on the state Board of Education, despite concerns about his social media past. Ryan Petty became a prominent school safety advocate after he lost his 14-year-old daughter Alaina in the 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Petty said he’s grateful for an opportunity to serve on the board, which sets policies and regulations for the state’s school systems. “I’m fully engaged and will move forward with a sense of urgency as Florida’s students and educators deserve,” he said in a prepared statement. Some Democratic senators had...
  • Parkland Dad Andrew Pollack: ‘March for Our Lives’ Made America’s Kids Less Safe

    02/14/2020 6:14:12 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/14/2020 | Andrew Pollack
    Two years ago today, my daughter Meadow and sixteen others were murdered in the Parkland school shooting. For the families of the victims, it was an unspeakable tragedy. But for others, it was an incredible political opportunity. The shooting propelled a handful of shrill student activists to fame. The most prominent one, David Hogg, later mused, “We really only remember a few hundred people, if that many, out of the billions that have ever lived. Is that what I was destined to become?”
  • We Need Trump to Keep Schools Safe

    02/14/2020 4:22:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | February 14, 2020 | Andrew Pollack
    Maybe now that the impeachment circus is behind us, we can start having a serious conversation about what’s truly at stake in the 2020 election.  Granted, my perspective is biased because my daughter Meadow was murdered in the Parkland school shooting, but to me the most important issue is school safety. And school safety is the clearest reason to re-elect Donald Trump.  This opinion might come as a shock to some parents. After all, the mainstream media did everything it could to spin a narrative that blamed Republicans and/or President Trump for the shooting. But I wasn’t interested in narratives....
  • Parkland father removed from State of the Union speech after shouting at Trump (Invited by Pelosi)

    02/04/2020 9:12:18 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 70 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 2/4/20 | David Smiley and Alex Daugherty
    The father of a high school freshman killed in the 2018 mass shooting at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was removed from the audience at President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night after shouting out during the president’s speech. Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter, Jaime, was killed in the Feb. 14, 2018, shooting, was escorted calmly out of the balcony gallery of the U.S. House of Representatives chamber toward the end of Trump’s speech. Guttenberg, a prominent gun safety activist, was invited to the speech by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
  • Parkland shooting survivor unveils ‘new year, new look’ and the mockery goes on for days

    01/14/2020 8:38:41 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 50 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | January 11, 2020 | Biz Pac
    Left-wing activist David Hogg is trying to work his way back into the spotlight, but changing his look isn’t earning him the kind of recognition he was thinking about. While most people use the beginning of a new year to make some changes in their lives, Hogg’s attempt at a “new year, new me” tweet was panned by a fair few of the 2.5K comments as of this publishing.
  • March For Our Lives Raised Nearly All Funding From Secret Six-Figure Donations

    01/07/2020 6:42:59 PM PST · by lasereye · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | JANUARY 7, 2020 | Stephen Gutowski and Joe Schoffstall
    The gun-control group responsible for a 2018 march on Washington, D.C., raised the vast majority of its funds from undisclosed donations over six figures, a recently released tax document shows. The March For Our Lives Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) "social welfare" organization launched in the aftermath of the deadly 2018 shootings at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, is bankrolled almost entirely by large donations in excess of $100,000. The group reported $17,879,150 in contributions and grants over the course of 2018, its first year of operations. Ninety-five percent of those contributions came from 36 donations between $100,000 and $3,504,717—a...
  • Parkland parent: Drop death penalty for shooter, let him rot in jail

    11/29/2019 3:21:49 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 57 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 11 29 2019 | Michael B. Schulman
    On February 14, 2018, my son, Scott J. Beigel, was murdered by this active shooter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. I will never bring myself to say or type the shooter’s name. I wish the news media would do the same. My life and the life of Scott’s mother, Linda Schulman, have been forever altered. That being said, I read the Nov. 24 Sun-Sentinel editorial, “Delay the Nikolas Cruz trial or accept his plea,” — and could not agree more. To put the students and faculty through the trauma of reliving that horrible day is cruel and...
  • Broward Senator Perry Thurston responds to Stoneman Douglas dad’s claim he lied

    11/03/2019 1:50:54 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    State Sen. Perry Thurston is pushing back hard against the father of a student killed in the Parkland school massacre after the father accused him of lying during a Senate debate. Thurston, a Broward Democrat, slammed what he characterized as an “unmitigated attack by the strident voices on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission.” Thurston was referring to comments made by Max Schachter, whose 14-year-old son Alex was killed in the school shooting, and is a member of the school safety commission. Schachter said Saturday he wasn’t attacking Thurston. He said he was trying to set the record straight and...
  • Florida Senate votes to permanently oust Broward Sheriff Scott Israel

    10/24/2019 5:02:31 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 24 2019 | Danielle Wallace
    The Florida Senate on Wednesday voted to permanently oust suspended Broward Sheriff Scott Israel over his officers' response to the mass shooting that killed 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018. The GOP-controlled state Senate voted 25-15 in favor of Israel’s permanent removal. “I hope the outcome provides some measure of relief to the Parkland families that have been doggedly pursuing accountability,” Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, said in a statement after the vote.
  • Florida Senate Upholds Ex-Broward Sheriff's Suspension

    10/23/2019 4:18:32 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 14 replies
    Bay News 9 ^ | 10/23/19
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Senate will uphold the suspension of former Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, despite the recommendation by the chamber's own special master that Israel be reinstated. The Senate voted 25-15 Wednesday to uphold the suspension by Gov. DeSantis, who accused Israel of negligence in the agency's handling of the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The Senate appointed a special master to investigate the suspension.  This is a developing story. Check back for the latest from Tallahassee reporter Troy Kinsey. . Why was the committee tasked with making the recommendation? Israel was removed from office...
  • As Parkland families watch, Florida Senate committee recommends upholding Scott Israel’s suspension

    10/22/2019 8:24:27 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies ^ | 10/21/2019 | Anthony Man
    Suspended Broward Sheriff Scott Israel shouldn’t get his job back, a key Florida Senate committee decided Monday, a powerful indication of the ultimate outcome. The vote was close, with nine senators voting in favor of Israel’s permanent removal and seven favoring his reappointment. Cheers immediately erupted from family members and supporters of the 17 people killed in the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre, who were at the committee when it convened at 10:30 a.m. through the vote at about 8:45 p.m. Israel, who also spent the day at the Senate Rules Committee, sat near the back of the...
  • Parkland parents warn against reinstating Scott Israel as sheriff

    10/15/2019 10:10:28 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 10/15/19
    In a precursor to next week’s special Senate session to decide if Scott Israel should get his job back as Broward County sheriff, parents of the students murdered in the Parkland school shooting on Monday urged and warned state senators not to do it. “His lack of leadership and poor training of his rank and file played a role in the death of Nick and the injury of my other son,” Mitch Dworet said in front of an assembly of news cameras at the Parkland substation of the Broward Sheriff’s Office. “I say to any politician, 'Look to your conscience...
  • Blue State Blues: Democrats Back Policy That Helped Lead to Parkland Shooting

    09/20/2019 6:16:27 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/20/2019 | Joel B Pollak
    Several Democrats running for their party’s nomination in 2020 are backing a policy of easing school discipline, arguing that they want to stop a “school-to-prison pipeline” that hurts minority students. But according to Andrew Pollack (no relation), whose daughter, Meadow, was among the victims in the Parkland school shooting last February, those policies allow potentially dangerous people to keep a clean record, letting them pass firearm background checks.
  • Father of Parkland shooting victim: ‘Guns didn’t kill my daughter, Democratic policies did’

    09/16/2019 6:14:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/16/2019 | Yael Halon
    On No Interruption, Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren sat down with Andrew Pollack, father of Parkland shooting victim Meadow Pollack. Pollack became an outspoken advocate for school safety since the Parkland shooting, and he has now written a new book detailing his own investigation into the events that led to the massacre. “I wanted to look into it, I wanted to honor my daughter to see what happened, and how it could happen that I put my daughter in a school, in a nice neighboorhood, and then I’m never going to see her again,” Pollack said. “I wanted to know...
  • Why the system failed to stop Nikolas Cruz — and could do it again

    09/10/2019 8:40:54 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    nypost ^ | 09/09/2019 | Post Post Editorial Board
    Andrew Pollack calls the Parkland, Fla., school shooting “the most avoidable mass murder in American history.” Avoidable because of how the system refused to react rationally to years of warning signs about Nikolas Cruz. And the book Pollack, whose teen daughter was one of Cruz’s victims, has written with Max Eden shows that the same failure could occur almost anywhere in America. Excerpted in Monday’s Post, “Why Meadow Died” reveals educational records, like teacher daily diaries, tracking Cruz’s flagrantly psychotic behavior from an early age.
  • Parkland dad uncovers how district enabled deranged student-turned-shooter

    09/09/2019 8:04:34 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/9/19 | Max Eden and Andrew Pollack
    After the deadly Feb. 14, 2018, mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., national media focused largely on a handful of student activists, leaving it to victims’ parents to unravel why the slaughter happened. Andrew Pollack, whose daughter, Meadow, was one of the 17 killed, conducted his own investigation to uncover the roots of what he calls the most avoidable mass murder in American history. He and Max Eden are co-authors of “Why Meadow Died: The People and Policies that Created the Parkland Shooter and Endanger America’s Students.” This adapted excerpt, based on never-before-released educational records...
  • Parkland dad: Massacre was avoidable, if district hadn’t enabled deranged student

    09/09/2019 2:01:43 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 56 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/8/19 | Andrew Pollack & Max Eden
    When staff at Westglades Middle School heard that Nikolas Cruz had committed the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS, some couldn’t believe it. The fact that he was a mass murderer wasn’t what surprised them, but rather the fact that he had attended that school. “How is that possible?” one Westglades educator recalled thinking. “We did our jobs. It took forever, but we got him [to the specialized school] where he needed to go. We couldn’t believe they ever let him into [Stoneman].” Westglades students and staff had never seen anyone like Nikolas Cruz. One student, Paige, recalled the time...
  • Parkland students unveil sweeping gun-control proposal

    08/22/2019 8:14:46 AM PDT · by RandFan · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/22/2019 | Jacqueline Alemany
    The March for Our Lives “Peace Plan” — announced in the wake of mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio — calls for a gun registry, an assault weapons ban and mandatory buybacks.