Skip to comments.Broward County Sheriff: 'Of Course I Won't Resign'
Posted on 02/25/2018 10:30:25 AM PST by Kaslin
Today on CNN’s State of the Union, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel slammed critics who have called for his resignation due to a massive failure on the police department’s part to take proactive measures that could have prevented the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting which lead to 17 innocent Americans being killed.
On one of the final questions in the interview, host Jake Tapper read state representative Bill Hager (R-Boca Raton) statement that said, “An investigation by Sheriff Israel into the unfathomable inaction of these deputies will do nothing to bring back the 17 victims the Sheriff was fully aware of the threat this individual presented to his communities and chose to ignore it.”
"What’s your response and will you resign?," Tapper asked.
“It was a shame- Of course, I won’t resign,” the sheriff responded with a defensive tone of annoyance.
“It was a shameful letter. It was politically motivated. I never met that man,he doesn’t know anything about me and the letter was full of misinformation. I wrote a letter back to the governor, I talked about all the mistakes that Hager made in his letter. It was a shameful, politically motivated letter, that had no facts and of course I won’t resign," he continued.
"Of course I won't resign," says Sheriff Scott Israel, after Florida state representative sends letter to Gov. Rick Scott calling for Israel's removal for "neglect of duty and incompetence" #CNNSOTU https://t.co/tQ0ai2G92p— CNN (@CNN) February 25, 2018
The fact that Rep. Hager has never met Sheriff Israel makes little to no difference in this story. Broward County’s Sheriff Department deputies visited the school shooter's home 39 times.There were 18 calls to the police from individuals fearful that the individual in question would one day actually shoot up a school.
One of those calls was heard by Deputy Scot Peterson. As Matt noted, "Peterson was the officer who waited outside of the building and failed to engage Cruz on the day of the shooting. The hooting lasted six minutes; Peterson remained idle for four minutes. He has since resigned after video footage caught him doing nothing as the rampage occurred at the school."
In any organization, leadership starts from the top. All of those facts indicate a serious failure of leadership by Sheriff Israel to protect and defend the public against an obvious threat to society. Yet, when asked about it, Sheriff Israel abdicated all responsibility.
.@browardsheriff to @jaketapper:
"I can only take responsibility for what I knew about... I've given amazing leadership to this agency... you don't measure a person's leadership by a deputy." #CNNSOTU— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) February 25, 2018
Most Americans hearing that would be dumbfounded by such an arrogant statement and at a loss for words. But leave it to Townhall's own Katie Pavlich to find the perfect word to succinctly summarize Sheriff Israel.
WOW: @browardsheriff says he has given “amazing leadership”
to the county and in the Parkland case overall. Delusional.— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) February 25, 2018
It may not have been Sheriff Israel's fault that the deputy did not go in to the school sooner. It may not have been his fault that the school shooter did not get the help he needed earlier in life. It surely was not his fault that the shooter pulled the trigger. But it is his responsibility to know exactly what is going on in his department and to train his deputies to be prepared at all times, to follow through on all threats to the public, and to protect innocents by making sure menaces to society are not in positions where they can actually hurt law-abiding citizens.
That sheriff is a PIG !
Typical Democratic Party apparatchik. Despicable.
Yep, he went after the NRA as if they were at fault what happened. This guy is just bad news and has absolutely no business working in law enforcement.
Kicking and screaming, and gnashing of teeth. Send him far, far away, removed from any position of power or authority.
“””’Of Course I Won’t Resign’”””””
Of course he won’t. He’s a democrat, they never admit guilt or take responsibility for their actions.
Of course he won’t take responsibility for the complete and total failure of his department to handle this situation in a way that might have prevented tragedy. Liberals do not want to do anything about a psycho who multiple people think might try to kill a bunch of kids. It is like a gun grabber’s wet dream. The real goal is to disarm the populace, if a few unaborted children have to die to do it... that just makes them martyrs for the cause.
Leadership begins at the top.
This is all on the people of Parkland and Broward County for tolerating the continued presence of officials who dropped the ball numerous times and failed to act to protect their kids.
The NRA didn’t get them killed. Sheriff Scott Israel’s and his deputies failure to do their job did. If they had done their job in the first place, 17 kids would be still be alive today.
Time to draw the appropriate conclusion and demand something be done now.
JUST LIKE CRUZ WAS
And we would do well to do what his office should have done to and with Cruz .... grab him, arrest and disarm him and get him the psychiatric care WE AS A SOCIETY DEMAND FOR OUR OWN SAFETY.
Governor, Rick Scott...do your job.....fire this low life Democrat. immediately. This guy (Israel) has the blood of seventeen innocent dripping from his filthy, disgusting, incompetent hands. “DO IT”!!! Broom Him...Now!!
Liberal activists and front-groups to rally on the Sheriff’s side and accuse conservatives of being anti-law enforcement 3....2....1
hoggs gotta stick together: https://www.infowars.com/david-hogg-defends-coward-officer-who-wants-to-go-down-the-barrel-of-an-ar-15/
How much y'wann'a bet he'd pull his gun at the door and just DARE to serve a warrant on ME ... the SHERIFF !
LIBERALISM IS A MENTAL DISORDER !
not a meme.
Hopefully he will be named in a lawsuit soon!
If the incompetent Israel won’t resign, then recall him.
Oh wait, this is Broward county, never mind.
He needs to be gone and get a dedicated protector of citizens in his place. Attitudes, dedication, reliability, bravery as well as cowardice flows for the head down. Someone has to set an example.
No, leave this douchebag right where he is, for now. He’s practically become an NRA see-we-told-you-so commercial.
Just let him run his mouth; the stupid is strong with this one.
Yes you will.
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