Broward Coward – Armed County Sheriff Cowered Outside Building – Refused to Confront Parkland School Shooter…

School Resource Officer (SRO) Scot Peterson, the armed deputy stationed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, stood outside the building during the shooting and refused to enter the building.   He listened as the kids were being shot.

Today Officer Scott Peterson resigned from the Broward Sheriff’s department.

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel (pictured left) made the admission while answering questions from media.  According to Reuters reporting Sheriff Israel admitted to watching CCTV video of the cowardly officer remaining outside the building and taking no action.

SRO Scot Peterson responded to the shooting BUT NEVER WENT IN for “upward or 4 minutes” while the gunmen killed people, said Sheriff Scott Israel.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) – The armed deputy assigned to the campus of a Florida high school during a deadly shooting last week stayed outside the building during the attack and failed to engage the shooter, the county sheriff said on Thursday.

As a consequence, Scott Peterson, on duty as the school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, resigned from the department, said Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, who earlier has suspended the officer from the force. He did not say if Peterson would face criminal charges.

Israel said he decided to suspend Peterson after viewing a video that showed the deputy’s actions during the rampage that killed 17 people. A former student Nikolas Cruz, 19, is accused of carrying out the attack with an AR-15-style assault weapon.

“What I saw was a deputy arrive at the west side of Building 12, take up a position and he never went in,” said Israel. The building is popularly known as “the freshman building.”

Israel said he would not release the video that shows Peterson’s actions at this time and may never do so, “depending on the prosecution and criminal case.”  (read more)

The lack of action by Broward County Officer Scott Peterson is not an outlier, it is the norm. His conduct and cowardly behavior reveals a larger sentiment within a heavily politicized law enforcement agency.  Politics is the filter for all decision-making.

REPEAT: Politics in Broward and Dade county is the filter for ALL decision-making.

Sheriff Israel is a political operative deep inside the Democrat political machine within Broward County.  He is not alone.  Israel is surrounded by similarly-minded police officers and law enforcement officials.  Many of them are political operatives.

CTH prior experience with the top officials within law enforcement, schools and the institutional systems of government, within Broward and Miami-Dade Florida has given us exclusive insight into the politicization of multiple agencies.   Not all of the line-level officers are as inept, corrupt and negligent as their supervisors; but the competent group is definitely in the minority.

After the shooting CTH warned about the political nature of the institutions of civic society in and around Broward and Dade county; and we predicted the underlying issues would begin to surface.  The Broward County sheriff’s office, and the negligent deficiencies therein, is simply a symptom of much deeper -and far more dangerous- institutional corruption at almost every level of local government.

It was not accidental we were confronted in 2013 (during our research into the scope of the back-story of school and LEO corruption) by very angry law enforcement officials.    We received direct threats from law enforcement officials to “back off”.  On two very specific occasions at government offices, while filing FOIA requests, we became targets of retaliation and threats directly from law enforcement officials.  A few of you might remember the details.

As bad as you might think the corruption within the Broward County School administration and Broward County Sheriff’s office might be, it’s worse.

Much, much worse than you can ever imagine.

Officer Scott Peterson standing outside the building while students were shot and killed is not unexpected.  The roles of SRO’s are political, not law enforcement.

Here’s what people don’t understand.  When the county policy is intentionally constructed to ignore criminal behavior in schools, the Sheriff and School superintendent cannot rely on “law and order-minded” SRO’s to carry out the corrupt policy.

The SRO must carry a political hat and be able to intercept behavior, modify the action based on a specific policy, falsify documents, manipulate records etc, and engage in the system with an understanding of the unwritten goals.  SRO’s are given political instructions NOT, I repeat, NOT given instructions to uphold laws and regulations.

The School Officers are the primary foot soldiers carrying out political policy.  Engaging an active shooter on campus is the furthest thing from their skill-set you could imagine.

Security of school students is just not their role.  The Broward County SRO is in place to protect the School System “policy”.

Make sense now?

It’s all FUBAR.

ps.  CTH has thousands of FOIA records to back up our statements:

 

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Here’s six sworn police affidavits testifying to the process.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/135564937/Sergeant-William-Tagle-Internal-Affairs-Investigative-Report

http://www.scribd.com/doc/135684004/Steven-N-Hadley-Sr-affidavit-and-investigation

http://www.scribd.com/doc/135692728/Affidavit-From-Commander-Deanna-Fox-Williams

http://www.scribd.com/doc/136164820/sergeant-Lourdes-Hodges-Sworn-Statement-Affidavit

http://www.scribd.com/doc/136392330/Sworn-affidavit-of-Detective-Gylamar-Ochoa-MDSPD

http://www.scribd.com/doc/136642019/Sergeant-Bradley-Rosh-MDSPD-Sworn-Affidavit

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750 Responses to Broward Coward – Armed County Sheriff Cowered Outside Building – Refused to Confront Parkland School Shooter…

  1. Have Gun Will Travel says:

    As a contrast to the behavior of this SRO at the school – Cadet Peter Wang willingly stayed in the line of fire holding open a door, unarmed, to enable his fellow students to escape from the shooter.
    He was buried in his JROTC uniform this week.

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  2. Nchadwick says:

    I just read the arrest paperwork — accessed through Broward County Clerk of Courts website –

    Says he admitted guilt – if there is a quick rush to have him plead guilty there is something up – I think they are going to have a real hard time prosecuting this cased based on what was admitted to today vs what the arrest report reads

    https://www.browardclerk.org/Web2/CaseSearch/

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  3. joeknuckles says:

    Is there anybody named Scott Peterson that is not responsible for multiple deaths? I know it’s a common name, but this is the third one in the last few years. It’s just weird.

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  4. Nchadwick says:

    Also looking into the probate case filed by Deschamps over the estate of the deceased adopted mother – worth 800k – Today there was an emergency order filed .. but sealed!

    02/22/2018 Order on Emergency Petition

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  5. Rynn69 says:

    Fire Sheriff Israel IMMEDIATELY. Enough of the politicization of law enforcement. We CANNOT have a society in which this is happening.

    Liked by 10 people

  6. wolfmoon1776 says:

    Something stinks about this bus-dive. I think this guy was ORDERED to stay outside, and is now serving as a human shield and also a blame magnet.

    Liked by 10 people

    • FofBW says:

      Gets his full retirement as a reward.

      Liked by 5 people

    • WSB says:

      Beginning to look that way.

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    • Not sure about being ordered, but he makes a wonderful scapegoat for everyone to blame while the FBI do-nothings and the rest of the district officials who did nothing try to slip below the radar.

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      • annieoakley says:

        If true, every last one of these people knew ahead of time that this was the plan all along. Including CNN, the adoption people, some teacher, Broward County Sheriff and his help.

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        • wolfmoon1776 says:

          I think SOME people did know. Not all, but key people. However, more and more people are falling into collaboration with the scheme. It’s becoming clear that they engineered a hole in the fence, and they were watching the wolves outside to see if they could get one to come in. I think they knew Cruz was ready, and they may have even helped. I think they were watching all of the Cruz phones and internet thanks to foster dad’s job, and they knew the time was getting close.

          Once I understood the thinking behind this – basically Peter Singer ethics – it became far more believable that people would knowingly take part in the morally sketchy idea of allowing a certain amount of “gun violence” against innocents if it leads to “gun control” that protects “future innocents”.

          This is the true beginning of the slippery slope to HELL.

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          • 🍺Gunny says:

            Yes…good…absolutely agree. It is in their playbook. In all of their plans..All of them. They probably have classes.

            1. Find and groom the patsy. The fall person. Mentally unstable student. Probably thought he would have been killed. He wasn’t…continue to alternate plan..
            2. If the plan starts to become visable, have these 5, FBI/DOJ/ Peterson, take the blame. Pay them the usual. Couple million each. Must keep quiet. No press. They keep their retirement.
            3. Get the actors together. Get them in front of the cameras. Muddy the waters.
            4. Eliminate one or two known to all. Show the blame people the consequences.
            Rinse / Repeat.
            If we get closer, further plans are in place. They cannot take over if we still have the guns.
            They’ve taken Western Europe…Australia, they’ve got the mid-east in chaos…they are after the big prize…America.
            Trillions are at stake

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      • mike says:

        Scapegoat or not, the parents should definitely collect Peterson’s hide – he collected the check, and now the benefits. He needs to be on a stand in front of a jury sharing his honest report, or go to jail for any perjuries.

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    • JimmyJack says:

      My guess is their policy was for him to wait for backup. Idk but it certainly is possible.

      Also, have we seen this cop yet? Could this be one of those situations where the cop had a job for reasons other than competence????

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      • JimmyJack says:

        My experience is SROs are usually either cops ready to retire and looking for a cush position or cops who not as effective on the street. No offense to anyone here who is an SRO, married to one, related to one etc,

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        • oldiadguy says:

          Your description is accurate in my experience.

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        • Jerry Cross says:

          Yeah the older you get the less bullet proof you feel. That’s why military and highway patrol has a age limit to get in. The younger you are the more chances you will take. But, I’m pretty damn sure I would have entered the school if I was armed, I am 68.

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        • JustinMurican says:

          Jimmy Jack you are absolutely correct. Typically very few police officers are interested in being SRO’s. The ones that are interested are typically looking for an easy assignment, weekends off, working 8:00 to 4:00 daily… no real hardcore crime (unless in a major metropolitan area). Or in some cases the department is happy to send a mediocre officer to be under the control and supervision of a school district… gets them out of the police department’s hair. Lastly, most (probably all) school districts only want the milquetoast types of officers who serve as mentors, counselors, and all around “Officer Friendly” types who can relate to kids. Your average SWAT officer would want to spend most of the school day b!tch slapping snowflakes… and that doesn’t go over real well amongst the commies running school districts and roughly 75% of teachers who share those views.

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        • joninmd22 says:

          That certainly describes my Father in Law, rest his soul, but he was a dick and not popular with his fellow Leo’s.

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      • wolfmoon1776 says:

        Haven’t seen him, but if SD is correct about these being mostly political positions, being “in shape and ready to go” is probably way off the list of desirable attributes.

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        • SteveRogers42 says:

          In my medium-sized state, there are no physical standards for being hired as a police officer, other than a basic physical exam and passing a leisurely Cooper test. There are no height, weight, or BMI standards — discriminatory, dontcha know. After a cadet’s first day at the Academy, there is no requirement for him/her to do a single pushup or run a single step ever again for the rest of his/her career.

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      • JustinMurican says:

        Actually, “waiting for back up,” and then surrounding a building and waiting for SWAT was the pre-Columbine policy of nearly all police departments across the nation. Post-Columbine, all police departments were trained to immediately enter a building and engage the shooters with or without back-up or a SWAT response. The SRO should have engaged, however, in every armed conflict when shots are coming down range, some cops and some soldiers $n!t themselves and fail to perform. It’s human nature. This SRO will be haunted by the screams of these children for the rest of his life, not to mention the humiliation of being despised and branded a coward by his countrymen and the world. I don’t believe there was any conspiracy here at all – just cowardice under fire and a Sheriff’s desire to cover his department’s a$$ in the immediate aftermath of the event. Israel definitely needs to go!

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    • Ziiggii says:

      As much as I enjoy castigating an apparent “coward” to many seem to forget that 44’s DOJ created an atmosphere in which LEO’s today have to “think twice” before engaging any suspect. Lest they get caught up in some “civil rights” issue once they do engage a suspect with lethal force.

      I’m starting to wonder if this was not the BSO “policy” for active shooter incidents.

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    • JohnPaulJohnes says:

      Possibly some are complicit, but more evidence suggests the media are given talking points, what issues to write about, from external sources.
      Those external sources may have influenced actions or be attached to those who did.

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  7. MaineCoon says:

    SD says, “Not all of the line-level officers are as inept, corrupt and negligent as their supervisors; but the competent group is definitely in the minority.” It doesn’t take much research to find corruptness in the Broward County Sheriff’s Dept. Here are two ghastly articles. Corruption and protocols starts from the top down in organizations.

    Article, “Broward homicide detective blows whistle on Sheriff Israel; alleges cover up and retaliation”

    FTA: A Broward Sheriff’s homicide detective has filed a whistleblower suit alleging that Sheriff Scott Israel and members of his command staff sought to cover up misconduct by a Fort Lauderdale canine officer at an arrest scene.

    Jeffrey Kogan, a featured detective on the A&E channel’s police reality show “The First 48,” contends he was ostracized and demoted to road patrol after reporting he saw the dog handler unnecessarily sic the animal on a murder suspect who was in custody and no longer a threat.

    The whistleblower had an unblemished record.

    http://www.floridabulldog.org/2013/08/broward-homicide-detective-blows-whistle-on-sheriff-israel-alleges-cover-up-and-retaliation/

    Article: “Lawsuit: Broward Sheriff Scott Israel has tolerated and covered-up the illegal use of force”

    FTA: The family of a 26-year-old black man shot and killed by a Broward Sheriff’s deputy has sued the deputy and Sheriff Scott Israel, alleging wrongful death, serious and repeated failures of police oversight, and cover-up.

    Steven Jerold Thompson died shortly after midnight on June 6, 2014 – less than two hours after being shot nine times at a Lauderhill apartment building by Deputy Gerald Wengert, a one-time police reality TV star with a history of violent encounters.

    The lawsuit, pending in U.S. District Court in Miami, comes amid a grueling national debate about killings involving the police and racial unrest. It includes the allegation that Broward’s elected sheriff has “tolerated and caused a pattern and practice of unjustified, unreasonable and illegal use of force” at BSO and that offending deputies were not prosecuted, disciplined or retrained. Some incidents were “covered up with official claims that their acts were justified and proper,” the lawsuit says.

    From the day he was hired until the day he shot Thompson dead, Deputy Wengert had “73 documented use of force incidents, and ten documented complaints, including three shootings,” the lawsuit says, while noting Wengert was never disciplined for any of those incidents.

    Thompson, whose back was turned from Wengert, was hit by a bullet traveling from back to front that fractured his thigh bone and caused him to fall forward. Residents reported hearing Thompson scream, “Help…help, he’s shooting at me! I’m shot!”

    “Although Thompson posed no risk of harm to defendant Wengert or anyone else, defendant Wengert continued firing at Thompson’s fallen body, hitting him eight more times,” the complaint says. In all, Wengert “discharged 25 rounds, which required that he reload his gun.”

    Thompson died.

    http://www.floridabulldog.org/2016/07/12940/

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  8. Mercenary says:

    If you believe both the deputy and the sheriff should be charged with criminal negligence, spread this far and wide.

    https://criminalsandliars.wordpress.com/2018/02/22/calls-grow-for-criminal-negligence-charges-against-the-broward-county-sheriffs-office/

    Liked by 4 people

    • FofBW says:

      Should add the school board to that call also.

      Liked by 6 people

      • 🍺Gunny says:

        Sue em all…take everything they have or will have….There’s probably enough lawyers on the scene now you couldn’t turn around without bumping into one….
        Burn it down….burn it all down….
        Screaming , crying kids….did nothing…..f….em….spit…

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    • Have Gun Will Travel says:

      And call for the resignation of Sheriff Isreal.

      Liked by 2 people

      • oldiadguy says:

        The Governor of Florida was demanding that the Director of the FBI resign because of the lapse of a couple of call takers. Where is the Governor’s demand that Sheriff Isreal resign and while he is at it, he should resign himself to show he is a man of honor.

        Liked by 5 people

        • 🍺Gunny says:

          The Governor and Bondi should be on the scene with their hair on fire…..demanding all of their heads…
          This has got to end….they ….do…not….care…about….our…..kids….
          Screw em,..

          Liked by 3 people

          • oldiadguy says:

            They most certainly should be on the scene asking the right questions and demanding resignations. Instead, the gov was going after the FBI Director. My guess the gov was aware of the failures in his home state and was trying to create a meme to divert attention before the evidence came out.

            You are correct……they don’t care.

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    • Bro, this is just the tip of the iceberg as to who was criminally negligent. If I could bring summary judgement I’d have dozens of these do-nothings in the FBI, the local PD and district officials going to jail for a good long while to think about what they should have done but didn’t do.

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    • Mercenary says:

      A petition has been started here to charge the Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel & deputy Scott Peterson with criminal negligence and manslaughter. Share this everywhere!

      https://www.change.org/p/donald-trump-charge-the-broward-county-sheriff-deputy-with-criminal-negligence-for-parkland-shooting?recruiter=859103724&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition

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    • positron1352 says:

      AND the superintendent of the school district. Need a new BOE.

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    • Hank Rearden says:

      What criminal negligence? I don’t think police officers or sheriff’s deputies have a duty to intervene in a crime to protect victims. Does anyone know otherwise?

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      • Mercenary says:

        Between Sundance’s thread here:

        the fact Broward County was notified that Cruz was “a school shooter in the making”, and the fact that police officers take an oath to protect, yes, there are absolutely criminal charges possible here.

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        • Hank Rearden says:

          I don’t think so. Unless there is something peculiar to Florida law that creates a duty, the general rule is that the police do not have a duty to protect individuals from criminals. Which Florida criminal statute would have been violated by the resource officer failing to enter the school to stop the gunman? I doubt that there is one, but I’m asking in case someone knows more about Florida law.

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          • Mercenary says:

            It doesn’t matter. We will push this as far as it can go. Whether that is a civil lawsuit, discovery, etc.. we want to put a spotlight on the cesspool in Broward County. You’re focusing on the wrong stuff.

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      • As odious as it is, you have a point. There is case precedent exonerating police departments that do nothing. Isn’t that nice? Judges have actually ruled that police are under no obligation to provide police protection to individual citizens. Ironic and hypocritical they even use that phrase, when police = no protection. Not from the oldtimer cowards on cruise control counting their days to retirement, nor the building rats.

        Bottom line, do you really want to gamble your life on some suburban puff piece of a cop, scared of looking sideways at a turd, protecting you?

        I recall once a manpower shortage had all the building rats suited up and riding with us in patrol (Oakland) for a few nights. You never saw a more scared bunch of useless p^ss¥s. Cracked us up.

        No love lost. Because, @Hank Reardon, just because you’re not legally obligated, real human beings will step up to save innocents from the bad guys and sickos. At least that’s why some of us signed up. Hell I’ve had unarmed paramedics step up to have my back in a crowd (when firemen just clung to their red trucks).

        This deputy Peterson may not get criminally charged. But we can hope he gets the same quality of police protection from the 6 ROs assigned to guard his useless scared @ss if the sh!t hits the fan. Hope they give him a real nice perimeter. Hey, that’s a fine job!

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  9. Pete Dyer says:

    “SRO Scott Peterson responded to the shooting BUT NEVER WENT IN for “upward or 4 minutes” while the gunmen killed people, said Sheriff Scott Israel.”

    he says gunMEN.

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  10. waltherppk says:

    George Zimmerman would not have froze like a yellow chickenshit and choked at the time of decision.

    If George Zimmerman had been at the school, there would be another dead thug and a lot fewer dead school children.

    Liked by 7 people

    • boogywstew says:

      You have a sharp ironic take on this event. I will repeat this and give you the credit you deserve. Trayvon Martin was also taking advantage of the school system by getting away with felonies that were not reported by the school. People love to forget that George Zimmerman had his weapon holstered when Trayvon attacked him, something that Zimmerman wouldn’t have done if he was “hunting” poor little Trayvon.

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      • waltherppk says:

        What the railroading of George Zimmerman was 100% about is a bunch of white hating vengeful black racists looking for any reason, even an implausible excuse to riot, while spineless authorities in Florida saw the placating of that black lynch mob as a cheap solution, compared to the arson claims that would result from doing the right thing by the actual victim by every evidence and witness who was George Zimmerman.

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  11. Would it be too much to ask for President Trump to have a white hat federal take over the crime scene and evidence? We’ve already been through this rodeo before!

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  12. LibertyONE says:

    NOTWITHSTANDING the cowardly act of SO PETERSON, the school officials , politicians & the higher up’s in the SO have blood on their hands. Meanwhile a 17 y.o.JROTC canidate HAAB ushered 60-70 students to safety. PETERSON could have gone in even if it was AGAINST “policy”….NO BALLS!

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  13. Mongo says:

    Broward’s Cowards.
    Good at cashing their paycheques and counting their pension dollars.
    ‘Public servants’ who don’t serve the public and who let children be slaughtered by monsters.

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  14. KimmyK says:

    Or the girl who said she was talking to “the shooter” while gunfire was going off?
    Who also said she joked about it NOT being him?

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    • KimmyK says:

      I sure hope she doesn’t have some sort of “accident” like some in LV did who didn’t seem to go along with the “lone wolf ” narrative.

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  15. fleporeblog says:

    This crap 💩 happens everywhere! I lived it as a HS Principal in The a South Bronx with the police from the 42nd Precinct!

    We had cameras throughout the building. I caught a student walking out of one of my classes with 4 laptops. The cops told me I didn’t have proof even though I had it on camera. We were able to show through multiple cameras that he left the building with them. They had the audacity to say they could have been his. I came as close as one could come to getting arrested that day.

    We had a music room in the sub basement with noise proof walls. I decided to become a Detective that day. I found out that the little fella sold two of them to a 7 Advent Church while he had two still at home. His mom agreed to do a drop on Boston Road. She didn’t want to admit to having them. We got them back from a trash can. The church actually had us make a two hundred dollar donation to get the other 2 back. The district honored the mom’s request that I would not to fair to the child if he still attended my school. She was right! My custodians were called in for cleanup.

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    • andyocoregon says:

      I’m surprised those laptops didn’t have engraved school identifiers on them. Most public school computers I’ve ever seen had all kinds of permanent markings on them rendering them unmarketable.
      And that church was in possession of stolen property and should have been made to give them back to the school district for free.
      That brat should have been charged with theft.

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    • mdaush says:

      Heck, I can beat that. In our city, a couple of years ago, over 40% of the laptops could not be found after the end of one school year. Who knows what happens now, they don’t even report on it.

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  16. Peterson could have been a national hero – any good man who wanted to save the children would be engaging Cruz in a heartbeat. True, doing the right thing could cost him his life, but now his name has been destroyed and that is going to hound him until the grave finds him anyway. He’s going to have to wear disguises when going to the store from now on, because the teller will otherwise say “hey buddy, why didn’t you do your g*ddamn job and save those kids?” Its going to be awful for him and he deserves it.

    I can’t imagine why he didn’t do the right thing, except that he just didn’t care about the children and didn’t want to finally prove what we all know already: That gun free zones are death traps and bad guys with guns can only be stopped by good guys with guns.

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  17. Some Old Guy says:

    Given the fact the SRO was at the scene during the entire spree, I’ve got to assume that their were communications b/n the SRO and other members of the department. If so, would those communications be preserved and subject to FOIA-type requests?

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  18. John hennessy says:

    Peterson must have been order to not go in…. this sherrif is covering his sick ass for not arresting this idiot resulting in passing a DROS and enabling an AR purchase

    I cannot believe this deputy hunkered down with out clear orders demanding he wait for backup… please be true….

    John

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      It’s very interesting how the sheriff handles that in the video (near the end). He uses a “not to my knowledge” on whether the deputy was ordered to stay outside. But then he pontificates on what SHOULD be done – GO IN.

      THAT leaves hidden the possibility that the SRO received “advice” from somebody else to stay out, and it never comes out. Feds tell him to stay out, he stays out. Feds tell him later to shut up, he shuts up. Israel plays dumb and the trail goes cold.

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    • mdaush says:

      My memory could be wrong, but didn’t the police not go in at Columbine, or one of those other school shootings.
      Said they couldn’t go in till they had overwhelming force.

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    • 🍺Gunny says:

      Anyone can defend him or assume things all they want….children were dying…he did not go in or even try….or even hold a door open…like the other hero did…..
      I and many others on this site have been trained for these situations…but that is neither here nor there.

      This is the liberal mind set….it does not matter who dies….just take the money…They do not care….and never will…..like rats….they need to be exterminated…

      I pray…every day….for this not to happen again…but it probably will…it’s in their playbook.

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  19. Cisco says:

    Why violent criminals are allowed to roam the streets like the murder of C.P.D. Cmdr. Bauer.
    Give a read please.
    Spoiler, it’s the criminal justice system.
    https://www.city-journal.org/html/second-third-and-fourth-chances-at-what-price-15657.html

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  20. andyocoregon says:

    I’m skeptical of the Sheriff’s claim about the video showing the S.R.O. standing around outside the building while the shooting took place. I’d be more inclined to believe him if we could view that security video, but it sounds as though it’s not going to be released to the public.
    It’s entirely possible he’s using the S.R.O. as a scapegoat to cover his own department’s repeated failures to arrest the shooter in several of the 39 police responses beginning in 2010, any one of which likely would have prevented him from purchasing the gun.
    All we have so far is the Sheriff’s word for what the video shows. I’ll believe him when I see the video for myself and not before.

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  21. JimmyJack says:

    We need to drive this point home every chance we get.

    The information war is real.

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  22. Tejas Rob says:

    So, the officer assigned to protect the school fail.

    The Local police failed.

    The School system failed.

    The FBI failed.

    Yet we are suppose to turn over our weapons and let them protect us? NO WAY IN HELL!

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    • Oldschool says:

      FBI failure should no longer be tolerated by our DOJ or POTUS. Gut it. Where is Wray and Sessions? Not one peep out of them. They could both take a lesson from Adm. Rogers. He went, against chain of command and breaking protocol, in front of cameras at Trump Tower, to sound the alarm to our President Elect. He did not wait for perfect alignment of the universe. Adm. Rogers saw a clear and present danger to our president elect and our republic and acted as a brave patriot. No more excuses.

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  23. Mercenary says:

    A petition has been created to get Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to immediately arrest and charge Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel & Broward County deputy Scott Peterson with criminal negligence and manslaughter.

    Share this everywhere!

    https://www.change.org/p/donald-trump-charge-the-broward-county-sheriff-deputy-with-criminal-negligence-for-parkland-shooting

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  24. All video of the crime should be made public at this point. We didn’t get ANY video from the Vegas shooting and for sure there was tons of CCTV footage. Now here we go again with people doing crimes on tape and the police refusing to release the footage. People are already speculating that a lot more was going on than a coward refusing to engage an active shooter and frankly, if the footage isn’t released, I’m going to start asking questions too!

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  25. gymcy81 says:

    Deputy,
    We pray for you, that further understanding and strength may arrive
    … sometimes a 40 day walk in the desert (Lent) is a good thing to begin discerning a purpose … : )

    Several others have done so, faced adversaries, over the course of history, and came back… better for the journey…stronger faith…more virtuous, tested, and energized to selflessly help others. : )

    May we all better discern the situation, that in part, over the many years….to which we have had some mis-contribution. (whether it is years ago, not standing up for prayer, discipline etc. in schools and supporting the principles that attempted to turn back the NEA in DC, and the mis-dept. of education…whether it not doing enough to truly help, after Columbine etc. etc. ).

    May we pray that the schools, and other weak area will develop the (albeit belated) strength and wisdom to assertively adapt legal self-defense policies that help to minimize the offensive attacks by cowardice evils freely acting up, in ‘gun free zones’ – to save injuries and lives. (effective policies were in place, long before the misplaced ‘gun free’ policies.).

    May they also, in parallel, but on separate maybe slower track, but same positive outcomes, look at longer developing laws, perhaps act of congress type things, that may help safety without infringing upon peoples inalienable rights.

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    • G. Combs says:

      “…sometimes a 40 day walk in the desert (Lent) is a good thing….”

      ESPECIALLY if it is without any food water or shelter from the sun. 😠

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  26. LafnH2O says:

    Seems silly to ask…
    Was Peterson armed?
    If not, why not.

    If so, was he allowed live rounds.
    If not, why not.
    If so, how many/type of round.

    Stated differently..
    “Could” Peterson Advance !!

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  27. positron1352 says:

    I had just told someone earlier that perhaps the officer stayed outside because he had no idea how many shooters there were and that he may not have had a weapon that could match the one of the shooter. Then I read Sundance’s post. Sundance, you are a hero. i echo that. You uncovered the dark underbelly of the politicization of the school district and the local law enforcement and that, in tandem with a horribly disturbed young man killed so many people. Weakness never triumphs. Nor does capitulation.

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    • oldiadguy says:

      “You’re listening to an execution every time you hear the rifle shot.”

      https://nypost.com/2018/02/22/deputy-who-didnt-stop-florida-shooting-thinks-he-did-a-good-job/

      His duty was to go in whether there were multiple shooters or if was outgunned. He had the means to engage the shooter(s), the students and faculty did not. Incrediably, Peterson thinks he did a good job!

      “He believed he did a good job calling in the location, setting up the perimeter and calling in the description (of Cruz),” said the union official, Jim Bell.

      https://nypost.com/2018/02/22/deputy-who-didnt-stop-florida-shooting-thinks-he-did-a-good-job/

      I am at a lost for words…..SMHITD

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      • Gil says:

        So this one was an f up. The kind of cop just smart enough or liked by someone high enough to not get fired, but not competent or trustworthy on patrol. If he had enough years on without going through any promotion cycle successfully, he is in the deadest dead end position next to say, hospital ward deputy. Unbelievable.

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        • SteveRogers42 says:

          Gil, you’ve got to go through the looking glass and reorient your thinking for the Clownworld we all live in now.

          These SRO/CLO/Desk Officer positions — hell, the whole Detective Bureau — are plum positions which are heavily sought after by the “smart ” cops. Day shift hours, indoor work, no use-of-force complaints because you never have to arrest anybody, no profiling complaints because you never have to wag a reproving finger at a minority…these positions are pleasant guarantees of a long and non-stressful career. Only the “boneheads” and “throwbacks” stay in Patrol, where they become the shitmagnets for all the problems associated with The Job.

          And because you can skate through a number of years as a uniformed social worker, these positions are FAR from “dead-end” jobs. It’s much easier to pass a promotion board if you’ve never had a complaint filed against you, for one thing…and SROs, etc, often actually use their duty time to study for written promotional exams, since they are not running from call to call and writing endless reports like Patrol. The fact that this guy was chosen to be an SRO shows that he was looked favorably upon by the power structure and would have many opportunities for advancement available to him, if he so chose.

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  28. Sentient says:

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  29. MaineCoon says:

    Sheriff’s agenda. He has a gun. You don’t.

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  30. In the CNN Gun Ban fest, Sheriff Israel had the audacity to say that teachers should not be able carry firearms, they should teach & officers should carry the guns. KNOWING his armed officer REFUSED to protect those students & teachers!

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  31. coldwarrior says:

    the FDNY ran towards the fires on 9/11. they all new it was hopeless and knew damned well that they were ‘outgunned’…juss sayin.

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  32. D Rogers says:

    Thank you CTH. You are blessed people doing some vital work!

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  33. Watcher says:

    This SRO was probably instructed to issue Civil Citations. PC has consequences.
    The school principal becomes the judicial system.

    Civil Citation is a diversionary program that holds youths accountable for their actions by requiring them to repair the harm caused to their victims through the use of restorative justice concepts. In lieu of arrest, the SRO will issue a civil citation to the juvenile who has committed a misdemeanor on or near school grounds. The program’s goal is to decrease recidivism rates while at the same time diverting the youth from the criminal justice system.

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  34. Blade says:

    From the moment that idiot Sheriff opened his mouth the evening of the shooting it was obvious he was an incompetent. And then each briefing increasingly showed his inner-tyrant surfacing more and more. On the Shannon Bream show when they showed a clip of the Sheriff he even had Stirewalt and Lip-Gloss Barbie cringing and shaking their GOPey heads with his neo-Soviet or Chinese ideas of tracking down thought crimes, snitching and visiting all potential suspects deemed bad-thinkers by him and his peers.

    He is a Exhibit-A evidence of what has happened to Florida, balkanized into an unpredictable mess of disparate regions, invaded by carpet-baggers dragging along their nanny-state tyranny. Trust me, this Sheriff is one of ours, most likely a spoiled chronic under-achiever from the ‘burbs, my guess a Long Island wuss, probably overcompensating for being short, or fat, or both. But down there even our most incompetent exports wind up as the big fish in a small local pond and get over-sized respect. The real tell is the blame-shifting and nobody does that better than my fellow NYC natives who push liberalism in every facet of life and finger-point themselves into knots to avoid responsibility.

    The good news is that the (D)ummycrats have now stepped right in front of not one, but two speeding freight trains, their two biggest suicidal issues: Illegal Alien Amnesty and Gun Control. Either one routinely destroys them and their GOPe counterparts, but since they are so full of rage and TDS they are demanding to be crushed by both at the same time. Cool, make it so. The only question is whether the RNC and the Romney broad are up to the challenge. We’re energized, the NRA is energized, but are the party apparatus?

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  35. MaineCoon says:

    Scott Peterson, an armed policeman, should become the poster child for and NRA poster ad with the verbiage: Why YOU need to carry!

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  36. TexasDude says:

    I am a 14 year veteran cop in Texas.

    We are taught and train in going towards the driving force in active shooter situations.

    I have been in active shooter training that uses live actors and Simunition. Some actors are hurt and injured, but you have to walk past them towards the shootings, the driving force.

    We train this way year in and year out. Moreover, such thinking is applied in your every day patrol as a beat cop even if you do not realize it. No hot call, no driving force, no need for lights and sirens and the inherent dangers of speeding and busting lights/stop signs.

    I am utterly appalled at this SRO.

    WTF?

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    • Gil says:

      He had to either be liked by someone high up, related or otherwise, or just be smart enough not to get fired. Active shooter training!!!!! And he is an sro! Where was his unit? Did he not have an AR and a shotgun? He was happy he called in description and did a perimeter check? Whoop de freakin doo! Holy smokes. Barney fife was a better cop. OMG how much you want to bet he barely made it off training and has been bumbling since?

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    • sunnydaze says:

      Hey, Thankyou Texas for your post.

      This training must be uniform across the U.S., isn’t it?

      Or is it county, state, etc.?

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    • 🍺Gunny says:

      Austin, Texas here…Thank you sir for your service…do not know where you served, but the Austin Police officers I have met are some of the best law enforcement officers I have ever encountered.

      Same with me…trained for these situations in depth. Go towards the fire…encounter and stop it…

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      • TexasDude says:

        I work in a suburb just north of Dallas.

        It is natural for someone to hesitate or shy away from dangerous situations, but you just cannot do that as a police officer.

        Last week I had a 2 day shooting class.

        First day was live shooting at the range. Stationary shooting, shooting on the move (Groucho walk), shooting at targets whereby if you over penetrate you hit an innocent, etc.

        2nd day was shoot/no shoot scenarios using actors and sim rounds.

        Yearly we have multi day active shooter training with smaller classes spaced throughout the year.

        It is just something we have to do. It is reality in today’s world.

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  37. MaineCoon says:

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  38. David Hogg’s mother apparently worked for CNN for 20 years

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    • blind no longer says:

      WTH???? You gotta be kidding…Oh this thing stinks to high heaven. Unbelievable. Maybe Admiral Rodgers can find the truth on this. We’re gonna need some IC work on this one.

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  39. LafnH2O says:

    Imagine placing a “Kitchen timer” (the kind that audibly “Tick- off” every second) @ 4minutes.

    Imagine what peterson heard for 4 minutes…
    Tick, Tick, Tick, Tick.

    For “4” minutes!!!!!

    Unwilling to move.
    Or
    UnAble to move.

    Neither is acceptable!!

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    • TMonroe says:

      Especially when the guy — being paid handsomely to protect the school — had a gun and knew the students didn’t.

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      • SteveRogers42 says:

        In the kabuki theatre of modern American police work, you the taxpayer are encouraged to believe that the SRO is there to protect the school, but actually he’s there to:
        1. Show the flag and “maintain a presence”
        2. Interact socially wif da youfs through a lot of photogenic grip-‘n-grins
        3. Counsel the most egregious malefactors, and
        4. On rare, rare occasions transport someone to Juvenile Hall and write a report about the incident.

        Crime fighting is the furthest thing from his mind, as it is with most police officers in America today, and an SRO would tend to be the most passive of a passive crew because he serves at the pleasure of the school administrators. Any propensity to actually — you know — do police work — would be met with howls of outrage and his rapid reassignment back to Patrol, which is a fate all “smart” officers seek to avoid..

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    • Or told to stand down by Sheriff. I wouldn’t put it pass him.

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  40. kittytrump84 says:

    Seems like piss poor leadership to throw for the sheriff to throw Peterson under the bus like that It would have been business as usual if the sheriff just said ” We are investigating why…” Everything is suspect.

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    • SteveRogers42 says:

      Climbing the greasy pole by stepping on the backs of his subordinates is exactly how he rose to his present position of eminence. Don’t be fooled by the quasi-military uniforms and rank titles, Most Chiefs and Sheriffs are Olympic-class Under-the-bus throwers who are in their current positions simply because they Knew Somebody and were awfully good at passing civil service exams.

      The only exceptions to this rule that I can think of are Joe Arpaio and David Clarke. There may be a couple others. 99.9% of them are not only “piss-poor leaders” but incompetent managers, as well.

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  41. Ziiggii says:

    While researching something completely unrelated to this I came upon this blog post that raised the eyebrows mostly for their use of “Rise Up for Students”… probably not connected but either way a hair raising read into the mind of an ultra-leftist!

    http://www.riseupforstudents.org/blog/am-i-crazy-or-are-things-actually-much-worse-than-they-seem

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    • Maquis says:

      That is, sick. Just sick. Post-Racial Non-Racial Mindsets are, the root cause of racism? Members of society are innocent of malice but still subconciously opressing “people of color,” on one hand, and on the other we are responsible for the engineering of a system expressly created to enslave us all, but most especially those poor people of color.

      It is so incredible that a human-being can think this kind of thing, write thus kind of thing, INVENT this kind of thing. The Black Grievance Industry is alive and thriving, but certainly not well.

      There is simply too much power to be had using this scam, to ever quit it. Too great a prize, the destruction of America, to ever wake up and realize they are fighting against Humanity itself, on behalf of the Adversary of all Humanity, Satan himself.

      There is too much hatred, and too little self-awareness. Too little introspection, and too much projection. Zero sense of personal responsibility, endless demands that the White Devils be held responsible for every imagined slight and disadvantage they perceive themselves to be burdened with.

      An Inferiority Complex on Steroids. An endless sub-atomic level of examination of every potential offense they suspect. Creating new theories and new “realities” to expand the range of offenses and multiply the schemes to profit from their plight.

      I say here and now that this author is as much a coward as the officer that stood outside until he was certain that killing of innocents wad over and it would be safe for him to enter and play cop.

      This author has not the courage to look inside himself, or at his son, and ask himself if he is Just in his accusations. Those little heart-seizing moments of insecurity, of feeling different or feeling less, feelings that ALL HUMANS feel from time to time, he cannot accept that he himself has a duty to himself to society, to God, to accept himself that those feelings originated in his own breast, born of his own thoughts, and that the only chains that bind him lay in his own under-nourished soul.

      No, others are always responsible. The man didn’t even proffer a single piece of evidence, a single verifiable fact, no refetrnces, no links, no suggested readings, just wild destructive conspiracy theories from Hell. He is so accustomed to blind submissive acceptance of any specious arguments he makes. Facts are for fools. Fearful “Progessive” groveling and nihilism encourage and empower his complete disassociation from reality.

      Utterly contemptible. Arrogant power play of an intellectual pansy. His ilk destroy only, they create nothing. If they ever do attempt to create anything, it is either at the expense of your child, or the use of your child.

      💀

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  42. Maquis says:

    SWAT. Stop. Wait. And. Think

    Police are not obligated to protect us. Their mantra is “Officer Safety.” If you’re on the ground, spread-eagle face-down, naked, and a cop thinks he saw your finger twitch he will shoot you dead. Officer Safety.

    But we are not allowed to defend ourselves. Or our children. Can’t carry the means to save lives. Too scary to the Useful Idiots engaged in disarming us on behalf of the Globalist Communist Conspiracy.

    Officer Safety. First. Last. Always Screw you. Real sorry about your kid.

    😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

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  43. A2 says:

    Sundance says:
    “Security of school students is just not their role. The Broward County SRO is in place to protect the School System “policy”.

    An aside, and a comment on Democrat controlled local governments, usually in urban administrations throughout the country, many held for donkey’s years. (Egregious examples are Detroit and Chicago, and many jurisdictions in California, New York et al).

    The exact MO is apparent in these jurisdictions on a variety of local issues. I have had personal experience (as an outsider) to observe this. There is no solution unless the local electorate push back, demand accountability and turn out at the elections.

    This is where the Dems, their pacs and their ‘community organizing’ needs to be addressed.

    We all focus on the ‘National’ and the Federal govt. But is imperative to clean house at the local level. These are the foundation bricks, building to MAGA.

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    • sunnydaze says:

      Yes, A2. LOCAL level needs to be cleaned up, cuz all the change in the world on the State and Federal level won’t make one hoot of difference if the Local is a mess.

      This is why people need to pay attention to the “little” local elections and appointments and VOTE!

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      • A2 says:

        It so obvious, yet ignored. Good people need to redress this, whether it is what grabs us, like the Parkland shooting, or even who gets payed to clean the streets, or who is remiss in violent acts, and prior histories that put our children in danger.

        Even minor matters, once ignored, leads to complicity elsewhere.

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  44. MaineCoon says:

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  45. Gov Jay says:

    When will public servants be held accountable once again?… will this ever happen in our lifetime?…

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  46. Aqua says:

    In tears…how unbelievably tragic that these kids were left to fend for themselves, while law enforcement professionals, school administrators and so many others intentionally let Cruz spin out of control and did NOTHING.

    Can we assign Sheriff Israel and Scott Peterson to the NYPD, the Texas Rangers or the Philly PD for a year of real duty? Maybe when their asses are shot off, they’ll see what real cops do to protect KIDS. And then I want every penny they have been given by taxpayers paid back tenfold.

    Disgraceful scum. And they both know it. They have been sitting on this news all along.

    I need more tissues.

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  47. progpoker says:

    Unreal!!

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