Broward County Sheriff’s Office Did Not “Miss Warning Signs” or Make “Mistakes”…

A few points need to be emphasized for those unfamiliar with the Broward County system. First, with revelations of frequent LEO contact and calls from people warning about school shooter Nikolas Cruz, there’s a common narrative mistakenly being pushed by mainstream media.

(left to right) Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, Hillary Clinton, Broward County School Superintendent Robert Runcie

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO) didn’t “miss warning signs” or make “mistakes” in not writing up reports. The Sheriff’s office did exactly what their internal policies, procedures and official training required them to do, they intentionally ignored the signs, and intentionally didn’t generate documents. Example:

Miami Herald […] In November, a tipster called BSO to say Cruz “could be a school shooter in the making” but deputies did not write up a report on that warning. It came just weeks after a relative called urging BSO to seize his weapons. Two years ago, according to a newly released timeline of interactions with Cruz’s family, a deputy investigated a report that Cruz “planned to shoot up the school” — intelligence that was forwarded to the school’s resource officer, with no apparent result. (read more)

It is important to understand the policy here. Broward County law enforcement (Sheriff Israel), in conjunction with Broward County School Officials (Superintendent Runcie and School Board), have a standing policy to ignore any criminal engagement with High School students.

When the police are hiding current, actual and ongoing unlawful conduct as a matter of standard procedure on a regular basis, what do we expect the police would do with reports of potential unlawful conduct? Of course they would ignore them.

You can read a twitter thread on the multi-year-long enterprise HERE

This is not a “mistake” on their part, the ‘doing nothing’ is part of the standard practice.

♦ Secondly, the 27 minute tape-delay in the CCTV system is not an “accident”, “flaw” or “mistake”. It is entirely by design.

As a standard Broward and Miami-Dade practice, when school law enforcement need to cover-up or hide behavior, they need time (when that behavior happens) to delete the evidence trail. As such the school policy -as carried out in practice- is more efficient with a 30 minute tape delay affording the school officer enough time to deal with the situation, then erase the possibility of a recording of the unlawful activity surfacing.

Building in a 30 minute delay on the CCTV system was one of those pesky add-on items that happened a few years ago when the School and Law Enforcement officials established the policy of intentionally not arresting students.

With modern technology it’s tough to hide criminal behavior, especially the violent stuff, when it is being recorded. Duh. Ergo the tape-delay was the best-practice workaround.

Lastly, when the county education policy is intentionally constructed to ignore criminal behavior in schools, the Sheriff and School superintendent cannot rely on “law-and-order-minded” school police officers to carry out the heavily nuanced policy.  The county officials need the people closest to the work, the officers, to be able to think quickly on their feet to safeguard their prized district-wide statistics.

2013 – Broward announced broad changes designed to mitigate the use of harsh punishments for minor misbehavior at the beginning of this school year. While other districts have amended their discipline codes, prohibited arrests in some circumstances, and developed alternatives to suspension, Broward was able to do all these things at once with the cooperation of a group  that included a member of the local NAACP, a school board member, a public defender, a local sheriff, a state prosecutor, and several others. In early November, The Miami Herald reported that suspensions were already down 40 percent and arrests were down 66 percent. (2013 article link)

A Broward County SRO must carry a political hat and be able to intercept behavior, modify his/her action based on a specific policy need, falsify documents, hide evidence, manipulate records and engage inside the system with an understanding of the unwritten goals.

Broward County school law enforcement are given political instructions, and carrying out political objectives.  They are not given law-enforcement instructions.

The school officers are the primary foot soldiers carrying out county political policy. Physical security of school students is not their role, they don’t have time for that. The Broward County SRO is in place to protect the school system “policy” and ensure students are not arrested for criminal conduct.

If you begin reviewing the downstream consequences with a correct understanding of the originating policy objectives then everything begins to make sense. Again, from the Miami Herald:

[…] on Nov. 30, an unidentified caller from Massachusetts called to say Cruz was collecting guns and knives. The caller said “Cruz will kill himself one day and believes he could be a school shooter in the making.”

BSO, however, never even wrote a report on the tip. Internal affairs detectives are now trying to figure out what happened. Deputies Edward Eason and Guntis Treijs are on restricted duty while detectives examine their handling of the two potential school shooter tips. After the shooting, the tipster was re-interviewed and said BSO told him to report Cruz to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s, as the teen was then living in the neighboring county. (read more)

Of course the Broward County Sheriff’s Office didn’t write a report.  Writing a report would not be in line with the goals of hiding student criminal behavior.

Additionally, it seems odd to see the Miami Herald reporting on Nikolas Cruz in 2018; when the same editorial staff conspicuously avoided any aspects of Trayvon Martin’s student criminal behavior in 2012 and 2013. I wonder why there’s such a difference now?

I digress…

[School Police Officer Scot] Peterson is mentioned as part of a 2016 social services agency investigation into Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old identified by police as the gunman. According to a Florida Department of Children and Families report detailing that investigation, Peterson was approached by investigators and “refused to share any information … regarding [an] incident that took place with” the teenager.

That same year, the sheriff’s office revealed Thursday, it was told about “third hand information” from a “neighbor’s son” suggesting that Cruz “planned to shoot up the school,” although the specific school was not listed. The sheriff’s office said a deputy contacted the caller, determined that Cruz had knives and a BB gun and sent the information to the school resource officer — presumably Peterson. It is unclear whether he investigated.  (Washington Post Link)

▪ Feb. 5, 2016: A Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy is told by an anonymous caller that Nikolas Cruz, then 17, had threatened on Instagram to shoot up his school and posted a photo of himself with guns. The information is forwarded to BSO Deputy Scot Peterson, a school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

▪ Sept. 23, 2016: A “peer counselor” reports to Peterson that Cruz had possibly ingested gasoline in a suicide attempt, was cutting himself and wanted to buy a gun. A mental health counselor advises against involuntarily committing Cruz. The high school says it will conduct a threat assessment.

▪ Sept. 28, 2016: An investigator for the Florida Department of Children and Families rules Cruz is stable, despite “fresh cuts” on his arms. His mother, Lynda Cruz, says in the past he wrote a racial slur against African Americans on his book bag and had recently talked of buying firearms.

▪ Sept. 24, 2017: A YouTube user named “nikolas cruz” posts a comment stating he wants to become a “professional school shooter.” The comment is reported to the FBI in Mississippi, which fails to make the connection to Cruz in South Florida.

▪ Nov. 1, 2017: Katherine Blaine, Lynda Cruz’s cousin, calls BSO to report that Nikolas Cruz had weapons and asks that police recover them. A “close family friend” agrees to take the firearms, according to BSO.

▪ Nov. 29, 2017: The Palm Beach County family that took in Cruz after the death of his mother calls the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office to report a fight between him and their son, 22. A member of the family says that Cruz had threatened to “get his gun and come back” and that he has “put the gun to others’ heads in the past.” The family does not want him arrested once he calms down.

▪ Nov. 30, 2017: A caller from Massachusetts calls BSO to report that Cruz is collecting guns and knives and could be a “school shooter in the making.” A BSO deputy advises the caller to contact the Palm Beach sheriff.

▪ Jan. 5, 2018: A caller to the FBI’s tip line reports that Cruz has “a desire to kill people” and could potentially conduct a school shooting. The information is never passed on to the FBI’s office in Miami.

▪ Feb. 14, 2018: Nikolas Cruz attacks Stoneman Douglas High. Peterson, the school’s resource officer, Scot Peterson, draws his gun outside the building where Cruz is shooting students and staff.  He does not enter.

…Policies have consequences!

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603 Responses to Broward County Sheriff’s Office Did Not “Miss Warning Signs” or Make “Mistakes”…

  1. WVNed says:

    CNN had assets and media packages in place to exploit the shootings for maximum effect.. Had Hillary got elected we free citizens be at war now with the left and the government.

    How many more of these drugged robot warriors do they have out there waiting in the wings?

    History shows the left will kill millions if it must to enforce OBEY. Them crying over a few children is laughable.

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  2. Been-there says:

    Everything this woman states in this video is true.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Nigella says:

    We have 17 dead students and staff here. Evidently it’s a bad “policy.”

    Liked by 7 people

  4. DirtySanchez03 says:

    This whole thing is despicable. Did anyone see the article on Breitbart about the Sheriff’s deputy assigned to the school. He did nothing! went to the entrance and did not enter. Then he ‘resigned’ to avoid being fired.
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/02/22/sheriffs-deputy-resigns-to-avoid-suspension-after-failing-to-engage-florida-school-gunman/

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  5. fred5678 says:

    I am retired and tutor part-time. I expect to see a LOT more home-schooled children in the coming years, sad to say, for both the crazy school policies AND the crowding AND some terrible teachers.
    (I also coach teachers to pass their re-certification tests.)

    Do liberals realize (silly question) that this misguided policy should use this logo for their program?

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    • Betty says:

      It has taken a little longer but the liberals have done to education in the United States what they did to Detroit, Chicago and now Los Angeles. They are like a digestive system – they turn everything into shit and piss.

      And that logo would also serve for the media – see no evil, speak no evil and we’ll make sure you don’t hear any evil.

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    • scott s says:

      What are you a Racist? lol

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  6. Rainer says:

    Cruz was begging to be stopped before he committed these murders. Federal and local law enforcement officers’ lack of response to the warnings show that there is no real desire to stop the school shootings, at least not at the bureaucratic level. The school shootings could be stopped, but the goal is to take our guns away and the shootings serve the purpose.

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  7. maga2004 says:

    Now Benghazi makes sense; same misguided, dangerous liberal “progressive” policies. Ignore, ignore, ignore, point the finger at someone / something else as being responsible.

    Just one more reason to Praise God Hillary was unable to buy / steal the presidential election.

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  8. andyocoregon says:

    If ever there was a need for an in-depth F.B.I. investigation of a law enforcement agency, this is it. As I’ve stated before, I think that Sheriff is playing up the failure of the School Resource Officer to take the heat off his dangerous policies.

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    • Maquis says:

      True. But the FBI is complicit in this farce as well. Sessions and Wray need to create a team that won’t do CYA and are willing to fight to restore their agencies.

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      • The Boss says:

        The FBI should have never been receiving tips about Cruz. His situation should have been dealt with locally some time ago. Not that I’m excusing the FBI for inaction or whatever their story is now or will be determined to be at a later date. This whole damn thing is sickening.

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        • Maquis says:

          People are gonna report to whomever they trust, hard to tell them not to bother the Feds with their problems… How do we know that those few who went to the FBI didn’t do so due to a suspicion or knowledge of local LEO corruption?

          Quite a few did report locally. That didn’t seem to work either. Ideally, yes, locals are responsible and should have acted. Then again, they did act, just not as they ought.

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  9. WVNed says:

    Perhaps it’s time for Trump to drop the school voucher bomb on them

    Liked by 6 people

    • Kintbury54 says:

      Not that he will listen to me but I wrote to him about this minutes ago. I asked him to consider an allowance for home schoolers too. It might make the difference for a family who wants to have a parent at home but just cannot quite make ends meet. I think it would make society a whole lot better to keep kids away from the horrible environment we now have even at the best of schools with bullies and mean girls. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy.

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    • Dekester says:

      That’s coming…

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  10. fakenoozisforfools says:

    So at least 8 times over a two year period there was an incident that raised a red flag about this kid and yet everyone who had an opportunity to do something — law enforcement, foster parents, social worker — didn’t take it seriously. Shrug shoulders and assume nothing is going on. This is just 8 events that have surfaced. What’s the likelihood there were other events during that 2 years that screamed this kid was trouble with a capital “T”? How about 100%? Let’s forget about whether or not this crap weasel should have been able to purchase a gun; he should have been confined to a mental facility.

    What is the point of saying something when you see something if the person you’re saying it to will do nothing?

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    • Maquis says:

      Or worse, they’ll place concerned Citizens on their naughty list. Do the right thing often enough, and the corrupt know which of us doesn’t need to bother with the re-education camp. Except for maybe serving as props for Islamic sensitivity courses during the sections on beheading.

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    • scott s says:

      it’s a little better now, they just ignore you now, under Pres Oidiot they charged you with Racism

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  11. dmh808 says:

    The kid acted out and acted out and acted out and no one did nothing.
    Why?
    Because lawyers and liberals have made mental health a “privacy” issue since the 1970’s so a walking talking multi personality psychopath has to commit HIMSELF to an institution or start killing people before cops can do anything.
    So; Liberals Love Privacy More Than They Love their Children!

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  12. Have Gun Will Travel says:

    Sheriff Isreal is responsible for the deaths of these children. He must be fired. He is the leader of this agency, he promulgated and approved the policies, set the tone for the organization, and directed the deputies. He is responsible for the Broward Sheriff’s Office failure in preventing this tragedy – from the months leading up to it, right up to the day of the shooting. The BSO had multiple opportunities to intervene, they had the knowledge that this attacker was a probable school shooter, they had the means to take action, and when the time for action came, they folded.
    As its leader, Sheriff Isreal is accountable for these failures by his department, and for his own failures in establishing the climate that led to this tragedy.
    A man of honor would already have resigned.
    Sheriff Isreal must go!

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    • pfliegger says:

      Here’s some more insight into the tools the Sheriff’s dept choose not to use
      http://granitegrok.com/blog/2018/02/op-ed-florida-shooting

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      • brh82 says:

        The program to minimize the criminal labeling of youth came straight out of the Obama office. It had a name I’ve forgotten, but is probably in what Sundance has written. “Move along now, nothing to report,” has lowered the juvenile crime stats so it looks as if Obama’s program was a success. Why blame the Sheriff for following orders? In California, they are letting out of the prisons all the rapists because they have declared rape no longer a “violent” crime, along with pimping, storing pornography against children and child traffiking.”The end justifies the means” is the mantra of the Globalists, which is also why the police stood down at the Trump rallies in California. Sorry to conflate problems in 2 different States, but I believe it is happening in all States. 18 school shootings in a year!

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    • Maquis says:

      Screw firing him, hang him.

      After a fair trial of course. Which clearly implies not in a courtroom in Broward County.

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    • Charlotte says:

      AND THE FBI. They ignored multiple warnings
      More than anything I blame the FBI who I think deliberately ignored this to screw Trump
      We know the FBI is anti Trump and this thing just reeks of anti-Trumpism

      FBI tip line caller warned gunman ‘going to explode’

      http://cnn.it/2ELM5L6

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  13. andyocoregon says:

    I wish Tucker Carlson could broadcast an interview with Scott Peterson, the S.R.O. I’d love to hear his side of the incident.

    Liked by 4 people

    • Dixie says:

      I agree with what you said re Peterson and wrote as much above, but I don’t believe he would be honest about it as he is caught in a big nasty net with no holes. He has to continue to live in that community so he will probably keep his mouth shut and sacrifice himself.

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  14. Mary Mac says:

    So, why was that armed sheriff’s deputy posted to that HS? Was it because of Cruz’s threat and expulsion?

    Was he sleeping when the kid pulled up to the school in an Uber with all his guns?

    Where’s the Uber driver?

    Where’s the video of him pulling up to the school?

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  15. John Adams says:

    Jeff Bell, the president of the Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association, told the New York Post that Mr Peterson was “distraught” but believed he had acted correctly.

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

    ___________________________

    One word is too many and a thousand are not enough…

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    • georgiafl says:

      One cop can’t set up a ‘perimeter’ – the killer escaped anyway.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Honest Abbey says:

        SPOT ON, Georgia girl!!

        Wonder why nobody is talking about THE GREAT ESCAPE?

        That’s the one thing I find most unbelievable, yet all those who are chastising President Trump neglect to see the EPIC FAILURE at the hands of those who were supposed to be taking control when mayhem struck.

        The “Active Shooter” was able to gain entry and then EXIT without anyone with authority even noticing him.

        PATHETIC!!

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      • Steven says:

        If he has set up a perimeter and could see Cruz well enough to describe him, why did some deputies need to go to CCTV room?

        Liked by 2 people

    • Dixie says:

      I believe if Peterson is distraught, it is because he has been thrown to the wolves to protect Israel’s and Runcie’s so-called reputations. I hope they all get called out for this and suffer serious consequences themselves.

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      • PS says:

        I feel that what we have here is a security guard, who was used to dealing with a lot of small-scale (petty) issues over a number of years, who was suddenly asked to operate in live fire crisis mode. When the SHTF, we think he choked.

        We joke about “rent a cops” at the mall, with no real power but a taser, but do we know if this guy had any real support? Fog of war in real-time, he was up against a lot of unknowns, and maybe he did fall back on his training, which was wait until support got there before you engage. Did the perp. have hostages? Was there more than one shooter? We don’t know what he was trained to do in this situation. We all imagine that the lowly security guard will go in, guns-a-blazing, take down the perp and save the day, but that’s a movie, not real life.

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        • Dixie says:

          Good point.

          Was there more than one shooter?

          Excellent question.

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        • Sandra-VA says:

          He was not a security guard – he was a deputy of the sheriff’s dept. Well trained, armed and in uniform.

          He had been assigned to that school and carried out the Broward County plan of “reducing crime”.

          He was also nearing retirement.

          I think he is being used by the Sheriff as a scapegoat so the sheriff doesn’t have to account for the failings of his program.

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      • elmo62211 says:

        Breaking news: There were FOUR 4 armed deputies outside who did not enter! 4; they all stood down. Another town came and immediately entered. This is systemic corruption. You must read the research SD has done on the policies this school system have been functioning under throughout Obama’s administration.

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      • John_in_IN says:

        It may be because he was following orders; What now is clear to him to have been an unlawful – or at least ill considered – order to stand down. To give the attacker(s) room to destroy.

        Perhaps, only after, does he really understand what was going down. Now, not only has he been thrown under a caravan of buses, he has to live with himself.

        I’m glad I’m not him!

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    • Charlotte says:

      BS. Why was there a tape delay of 20 minutes?
      Built into the system?
      I call BS

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  16. John_in_IN says:

    If I’ve you’ve been hired to mow my lawn for me, I expect you to mow my lawn. If you don’t, I’d want my money back and I’ll go mow it myself. I may not be happy about it, but the lawn’s gonna get mowed.

    If I’ve disarmed myself, and I hire you to carry guns for me and kill bad guys, I expect you to kill bad guys when they need it. If you don’t, I want my money back, and I’ll carry the guns myself. I may not be happy about it…

    The government is not now, never has been and will never be your friend.

    Liked by 5 people

    • Maquis says:

      AND, you haven’t willfully forfeited your right to self-defense volontarily either; they forced you to be defenseless. Meaning they aren’t just paid to protect a self-declawed Human, but are morally responsible to defend one they have themelves placed on a leash.

      Sadly, legally, they supposedly aren’t required to protect us, and cannot be called to account for failing to do so. In fact, they in many cases represent the chief threat to your safety.

      I like the idea put forth in this thread by another Treeper: Pass a Federal Law that all that require you to be disarmed at any time in any place be fully responsible for your protection, and liable if you suffer harm or death there without your own weapon on you to stave off the threat yourself.

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  17. Ex Nihilo says:

    But the gun is the problem…. amiright libs…? I’m just curious, exactly what is the limit of warnings acceptable to lib nutters before you actually blame the shooter his environment and the authorities CLEARLY covering for him or ignoring him? Does it need to be 100 warnings.. I think this kid had about 50…..

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  18. andyocoregon says:

    Meanwhile, another school massacre has likely been thwarted by an attentive school security officer. This kid had access to two AR-15’s and 90 (!) magazines. He certainly was up to no good.
    This security officer is a true hero, IMO.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/02/21/california-school-shooting-plot-thwarted-police-say.html

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  19. Lurker2 says:

    Keying off of what that one father said during Trump’s discussion meeting (whatever it was called), noting that all sorts of places have security except schools. Those same places would have taken the warnings seriously. If a guy is continuously threatening to do damage to a government building or a politician, the police and FBI would be ON IT. Likewise threatening to do damage to an airport, a concert venue, etc. Here we had more than a dozen warnings that this kid was going to blow and do something at the school and nobody took action. Amazing. This horrible incident was 100% PREVENTABLE. Not all, but this one was.

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    • mutantbeast says:

      we npow find out they DID have a deputy sheriff on the premesis. And he ran like the scared lefty loser he is rather than confront the pig shooting up the school. I guess Peterson is an example of the kind of “officers” they recruit in leftyland Broward.

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      • Lurker2 says:

        The numerous threats should have been addressed well before that officer got involved, know what I mean? If Cruz had explicitly threatened one of these other protected buildings, or people, he’d probably have been committed to a pysch ward via Baker Act, and 17 people would still be alive.

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      • elmo62211 says:

        Not just 1 deputy, breaking news is it was 4. They could’ve gone in as a group! Despicable.

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      • Charlotte says:

        He LIVED Rent Free on the premises

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  20. tgmccoy says:

    Hmm. maybe the Sheriff is going “Nuremburg” for his defense.
    Next “I vas only followink orders…”

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  21. mutantbeast says:

    Browartd Co is the worse county in the entire state. Run by all leftist losers . They probably heard the hispanic name Cruz and pretty much said to themselves, “hes a minoirty, we cant bother him”. Lets remember Broward is where Alhore in 2000 tried to steal Florida from Dubya, because he knew Broward was Floridas Chicago.

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  22. gda says:

    Hmmmm. Obama/Holder have much to answer for, do they not? The list just keeps on growing. And yet, with 17 more young lives on their conscience, they seem oblivious to their culpability.

    Truly the faces of evil.

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    • Your Tour Guide says:

      Make the schools adhere to the juvenile and adult charges
      for the state of Florida. Make them show documentation they
      are doing so. Do the same with the Sheriff’s department for
      Broward County. Freeze all Title 1, ESOL federal funds until
      both these goals are met. Point out that many students in
      Broward are either/ or Title 1 or ESOL, and you’re compromising
      their safety.

      Hold them accountable with threatening to remove their prized
      poverty cash cows. If they howl, point out that their policies were
      hurting the ESOL and free meal crowd. Set up a federal hot line
      to Session’s DOJ for Broward County specifically. Let people call
      in and report unsafe instances due to these look the other way
      standards. Making their crime statistics look good by ignoring that
      they actually exist.

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    • Lottacats says:

      @gda. Won’t bother Obama or Holder a bit as long as most of the dead are white like the shooter. Sad truth.

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  23. Bethany Beach says:

    Modern Progressive politicians (and their minions) are to society as faux physicians are to palliatives.

    Goal of modern Progressive politicians (and their minions): make the anomalous mundane.

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  24. redtreesquirrel says:

    Why is it that only Leftists in Govt have any control over public policy? A Republican can voice opposition or give advice, but nothing seems to come from it. Even with President Trump in office, we are left feeling helpless and ineffective. Maybe it only appear that way because of the media?

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    • John_in_IN says:

      There are no republicans in government. Well maybe one, somewhere, I don’t know his name though. Maybe I’m over-counting them.

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  25. Honest Abbey says:

    I believe the term “Crisis Actor” is being censored by Word Press.

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  26. Bonitabaycane says:

    I heard Barney Fife Israel at the Gun Confiscation Rally….err…..CNN Townhall. I couldn’t stomach to watch the whole thing. Sheriff Israel is in job protection mode and is wrapping himself around the gun hating mob. He wants to disarm everyone so everyone is a sitting duck like everyone in our schools. I have zero respect for the Leftist Sheriff.

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    • Terry Gilmour says:

      Dana plastered him on that program and exposed his own department’s incompetence. Waiting to see how he explains away a total lack of reporting of 39 reports regarding a violent threat to the children.

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  27. MIKE says:

    Nobody, but nobody who values life, ignores blatant and verifiable tip offs of a dangerous psychopath THIRTY NINE TIMES unless they have an agenda to carry out for the “greater good” of the country.
    The tip-off should be the cozy picture of evil Scott and killery.
    They are after our guns and will sacrifice children and colleagues alike to fulfill their directives. At all costs

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  28. georgiafl says:

    Of course, crime was flourishing in Broward County.

    Took ’em a year, but they finally caught the Publix attackers in Broward county who pepper sprayed people who were putting their groceries away and stole purses and autos. Sometimes they assaulted, pushed the old ladies to the ground, before they robbed them.

    http://miami.cbslocal.com/2017/12/20/ringleader-broward-attacks-sentenced/

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  29. k4jjj says:

    Serious troublemaker making lots of threats. Failed school administration action. Failed Sheriff’s action. Failed FBI action. Solution: Blame NRA members for the Parkland murders.

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    • mr.piddles says:

      If Nikolas Cruz had to wait until he was 21 to buy two or three handguns, something tells me he would have waited for the right time. The Virginia Tech massacre claimed 32 lives, many injured, and all of that with just two handguns.

      The total lack of action on the part of FBI, local law enforcement, school board, etc. is just astounding.

      As a parent, the shooting incident alone is heart wrenching enough. 14, 15 year old kids running, screaming, terrorized, being shot in the back, watching their friends and teachers getting killed and maimed right in front of their eyes. I see my own kid in the eyes of every one those high school students whose pictures cycle through every newscast. It can literally happen anywhere, and anyone who thinks it can’t happen in their community is a damn fool.

      Compound that with what we are learning about how this whole freaking mess was allowed to fester from top to bottom — multiple tips to law enforcement, ignoring the warning signs, the pleas for help from family and friends, local law enforcement not doing their jobs, federal law enforcement not doing their jobs.

      It makes me very angry.

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  30. Polish Rifle says:

    Watch Israel’s comments about lone wolf school shooters starting at 2:24 (video is from last March): http://www.pbs.org/video/your-south-florida-broward-sheriff-scott-israel/

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  31. Ziiggii says:

    from the Stoneman Douglas school newspaper:

    Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fl) paid a visit to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Jan. 23 for an event hosted by Politics Club and supported by the English Honor Society, National Honor Society and Rho Kappa.

    The meeting was arranged by Politics Club President Kevin Trejos and sponsor Ariel Hertz. Trejos made contact with Deutch’s assistant Theresa Brier, who he met at a meeting of the Congressional Youth Cabinet. The CYC is a student organization run by Deutch’s office to promote civic engagement among students.

    http://eagleeye.news/news/rep-ted-deutch-answers-students-burning-questions/

    it gets better – goes who did an interview with the Congressman????

    Before the actual event, Deutch was able to sit down with senior David Hogg for a one-on-one interview. The two discussed such issues as the problems with teachers’ income, student debt, money in politics and Russian propaganda in detail.

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    • Lurker2 says:

      He seems to be quite the overachiever

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    • mr.piddles says:

      Hogg is the senior editor type person for the school newspaper (or T.V. news production, or whatever it is). I think that’s why he’s so “polished”… he sees himself conducting himself professionally in this context. For example, he was doing real-time interviews with students on his iPhone inside the school while bullets are flying outside the classroom. Not such a bad thing, IMO.

      Reminds me of Anderson Pooper diving behind burned-out cars in Sarajevo when he was 18.

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  32. Jen says:

    Maybe this explains why the shooter was not afraid to enter a school when he knew there was an armed guard on duty. It can be seen to be collusion on the part of the sheriff’s office.

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  33. Pat Frederick says:

    so much (mis) information about this incident–for instance–was Cruz wearing a gas mask so he could throw smoke bombs? If so, don’t those cover your face? so how was the deputy able to id the kid? too many bizarre details to sift through…how did Cruz get away?

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  34. Risasi says:

    Whoo-boy! Chillum went into laser focus mode after being triggered by Sundance:

    It appears this rabbit hole goes even deeper…

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  35. SunLight says:

    I believe that this happens at many schools across the country. After reading this article, I am convinced that program like the Broward County School District’s program was in effect at my daughter’s school back in around 2010.

    My daughter was sexually assaulted in the girls’ bathroom. Thankfully, she fought him off and ran back to her gym class. She immediately reported the incident; the school resource officer came; interviewed my daughter and the other girl with her; he interviewed the boys and determined that the assault had happened. And then did nothing.

    I got a phone call telling me that “something” had happened at school but that it had been taken care of. I had to wait until my daughter go home from school to find out that she had been pelvic thrusted into by this thug kid. Me and my husband went straight to the school. We met with a vice principle and the SRO. They told us that there would do nothing–it was a cultural problem (the thug was Dominican and according to the info we gathered most likely a drug dealer at the school). Based on the agreed upon facts they could have brought felony attempted rape charges.

    It seemed to me at the time that they were not actually trying to protect the students from criminal behavior, instead they seemed to be more interested in protecting the school from “bad” crime statistics and criminal from the consequences of their behavior. Now I know I was most likely right.

    Too bad for them that I knew that we didn’t have to rely on them to file criminal charges. I took my daughter down to the county magistrate’s office and she swore out a complaint; the magistrate issued arrest warrants and this scumbag got arrested after all, only for a Class A misdemeanor Sexual Assault. At least he would have a record and the school’s fake “pristine” record would bear a tiny bit more resemblance to the truth. P.S. My daughter is doing very well.

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  36. Yet let’s hold the NRA responsible and disregard the deliberate policies of the nihilistic socialists that are solely responsible. They promote madness without concern for results, they just care that their motives are eglaritarian and serve the cause.

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  37. Wow..I was listening to the local radio station while in my car; it was the local talk show host who is a never Trumper. I usually don’t listen much because he is so horrible.

    However, I started listening and he was talking about this whole scheme to keep crime stats down to get money…he went on and on and I thought, did he read The Conservative Treehouse? He didn’t say where he got the information, but I guess it has been reported in other places (don’t know..been out hiking).

    Then, he comes back from a break and says, ..and I paraphrase…’ don’t usually quote from this website, The Conservative Treehouse, because a lot of this stuff is unsubstantiated and I don’t believe it, but since much has been reported elsewhere, and I checked the links and they seem good….’ well, he just started reading straight from , I think Sundances twitter storm, but he referred to Sundance as “this person” never saying his name. But he kept reading through several breaks and each time said The Conservative Treehouse”…wow, this is headline busting for this place; btw, local station in Asheville, NC. (iheart radio…heavy anti-Trump, which I am sure why he never quotes this site).

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    • TreeperInTraining says:

      Sundance is “He Who Must Not Be Named” aka “That Person”.

      Obviously, if anyone needs detailed historical data on this school district and it’s policies, this is THE place to be.

      Just another reason to be a Treeper.

      (Too bad nobody took this well researchef info to heart before this shooting happened).

      Imho

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      • I think Sundance prefers to remain anonymous; I was just totally amazed that this idiot on our radio station even knew about the site…and just kept reading…most of it, I think…I finally had to turned it off, but it’s possible he kept on reading. He wouldn’t have read it if the info had not come out elsewhere, you know, to verify Sundance knows what he is talking about. This site is getting famous!

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        • mr.piddles says:

          “He wouldn’t have read it if the info had not come out elsewhere”

          That’s perfectly fine, it’s what makes the site and the insights so valuable: connecting the dots of publicly available news articles, government documents, broadcast video, etc.

          It’s what is missing on the internet (or at least very hard to find): deep and insightful analysis and opinion on important topics. You can find it in the mainstream media, but you have to really dig. Most of it is politically biased straight-up opinion. You’ll find sprinkled here and there some quality investigative journalism and deep analysis from real analysts and pundits.

          The days of Morley Safer and Mike Wallace are over. You need to dig deep to find it.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      “unsubstantiated” lol

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    • Charlotte says:

      I hope the families of the dead sue:
      1. The FBI
      2. The police
      3. the Sheriffs dept
      4.The school and headmaster.

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  38. TreeperInTraining says:

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/23/politics/parkland-school-shooting-broward-deputies/index.html?sr=twCNN022318parkland-school-shooting-broward-deputies0437PMVODtop

    Playing catch up here as I just got home from work. Is this true? There were Broward County LE who waited it out along with the resource officer?

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    • Have Gun Will Travel says:

      Looks like that. Story from CNN of all places – but gained from Coral Springs Police Dept – is that three BSO deputies were also outside the school – and had not gone inside when the CSPD officers arrived.
      There are major leadership and policy problems with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.

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  39. PowerCord says:

    I couldn’t finish reading about the tragedy because the head on that Director is FREAKY!!! Is it imploding?

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  40. Toby says:

    This is like a two for one policy for the leftists . The gangsta’s don’t get arrested and get no felonies and can vote, and the school massacres brings out the anti-NRA, gun control cabal.

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  41. waltherppk says:

    I don’t understand why the building where most of the murders occurred will be demolished and rebuilt at a cost to the taxpayers of 28 million dollars. Broward County is so skilled in the use of whitewash, why don’t they just slap on an extra heavy coat of whitewash having more ass covering power and resume operations.

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  42. pam2246 says:

    “Just when you thought the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School couldn’t get any worse, it does. Apparently, the Broward County sheriff deputies who responded to the call refused to enter the building:

    “When Coral Springs police officers arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14 in the midst of the school shooting crisis, many officers were surprised to find not only that Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson, the armed school resource officer, had not entered the building, but that three other Broward County Sheriff’s deputies were also outside the school and had not entered, Coral Springs sources tell CNN.

    “The deputies had their pistols drawn and were behind their vehicles, the sources said, and not one of them had gone into the school.”

    https://www.spartareport.com/2018/02/broward-county-sheriff-cowards/

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  43. WildBill says:

    Has any body asked him what he meant by “professional”? 39 incidences with a kid who’s still in HS and each time he’s learning he can get away with anything and not be arrested because they hired a carpetbagger clown from Chicago of all places to advise them not on how to fix the problem but how to scam the government. So coupled with his psyche meds administered by his therapist who has a background in military intelligence maybe someone offered him money to do this and he thought he could get away with it.

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  44. toma3729 says:

    After retiring from a North Jersey police Department and built a home in Lake Worth Glorida. I took a crossover training at Palm Beach College/Police Academy with the intention of taking some type of position suited for a retired twenty seven year decorated cop.

    I had incredible instructors at the Palm Beach Police Academy that were partly from NJ/NY police departments, now in retirement. I was very impressed with their full Police Academy Classes due in part that they have an extensive Police Motor Vehicle Operation Training which New Jersey doesn’t.

    During my training, I had taken employment with the Omni Middle School in Boca Raton and quickly received information from various school staff that there were a dozen students in special wing of the school that were “classified” psychology troubled and possibly dangerous.

    During my interview with the principal and full time police officer, I was made to believe that they had a small number of fights that were of minor nature. I learned quickly that they were major liars. I conferred with teachers that confided with me in reference to being assaulted and threatened with losing their job for defending themselves. Most of my days at the school was being forced to follow/chase mentally challenged students all over the school grounds and counciling other students that were being terrorized by those dangerous students. The principal who’s wife was also a principal at a seperate high school made sure we understood what their policy was regarding keeping the problems of the school internal.

    After my extensive experience in the LE Community (Sheriff’s Dept. – Police) I can assure the Political Agenda in this country has crippled our ability to keep not only our children safe but the entire country. Their combined effort is to mandate that the entire criminal reporting process be stifled by downgrading severe crime to appear minor in the OCR (Organized Crime Reporting System). The Juvenile Justice System is laden with total liberal judges and public defenders thereby creating these vicious criminals.

    In the Stoneman Douglas massacre there was a monumental deliberate coverup by the school board, municipal police, Sheriff’s Dept, FBI and most of all the students that are victims; however, they need to know that their silence allowed the killer to accomplish his goal. The students that are being exploited by the anti gun community didn’t go to the news or the politicians to demand protection from their former classmate nor did their parents who are “NOW” picking a political side to receive financial benefit from their child’s murders.

    BOTTOM LINE IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE!!!!!!
    NO CRIMINAL CARE A RAT’S A$$ ABOUT ANY LAW PASSED!!! THEY WILL PURPOSELY MODIFY THE WEAPON JUST TO SHOW YOU THAT THEY DON’T!!

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  45. toma3729 says:

    This is amazing!!!!!

    The same kids and parents that are being exploited are the same ones that did nothing when they heard about this animal. The school certainly heard about what this kid was planning because there are people at different levels of the school that have students that report these things.

    No matter what gun law you pass, it will be a complete appeasement Law and non-consequently Law because “Criminals Don’t Oney Laws”!!!!!!

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  46. Mr. Morris says:

    Broward County has a huge problem and it is not stupidity. The problem is willful ignorance. The warning signs were as bright as the blinking neon lights of Los Vegas. The school superintendent, the school principals, the mental health therapists and the Broward County Police Department chose to ignore the obvious. Nicholas Cruz has a serious mental health problem and he was a threat to himself and his classmates. Since the authorities decided not to protect Nicholas Cruz and his classmates from harm they bare much responsibility for the murders.
    Broward County Sheriff Israel appeared on CNN to bash the NRA knowing that four, yes 4 of his deputies hid behind cars outside of the School while fatal shots rang out. That is why I do not consider Mr. Israel a trustworthy person. I detest people who deliberately lie.

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    • Right Mover says:

      “The warning signs were as bright as the blinking neon lights of Los Vegas.”

      Yeah, a lot like Las Vegas. I see what you did there, whether you meant to or not.

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  47. Boots says:

    Anyone else wonder if Cruz was egged on by internet LEO/etc trolls?

    Guess asking the govt to check into that is like asking Peter Wolf to guard Mary’s Little Lamb.

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  48. Little Annie’s Fannie says:

    Haven’t read all the comments on this thread but reading the article it occurred to me that Scot Peterson may not have been outside the building the entire time, he may have been in the editing room deleting pictures of Cruz. His “resignation” may have been in agreement with Sheriff Israel, who needed a patsy in this case. Would be interesting to know the terms of his pension and whether the Broward School District is also kicking in to that pension or at least a 401(k)!!! Payola much cheaper than exposure!

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  49. Lottacats says:

    School to prison pipeline ……reminds me of Trayvon, the school knowing about stolen jewelry, drugs. More suspensions than attendance days. Parents having access to his phone to erase the fact lil Trayvon was a punk at 17, not the 10 yr. old pic MEDIA showed us all. Cops hands tied to do what they knew to be wrong anyway. No grand jury. And the leftist MEDIA “brainwashing” THEIR lying narrative to the masses. Same with Brown in Ferguson. Difference was the (D) was into cop convictions, racism then. Oh my……..please jail Obama, Holder, the Clintons and ALL their lackeys.

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  50. Rynn69 says:

    The Broward Coward 5 should all be forced to resign. Israel should be forced to resign. The Florida AG office must open an investigation into this matter and take it where it leads…including any other malfeasance. I also suggest the Federal government elections office take a good look at Broward county – the county that is known to “find” votes and delay results reporting during key elections.

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    • cuchulaine says:

      Here’s a wrinkle on Peterson that’s fully expected….
      Get ready…

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    • Lou says:

      “Israel should be forced to resign.”

      Israel should face charges of rape and with a little digging it looks like a LOT MORE.

      “The Florida AG office must open an investigation into this matter and take it where it leads”

      Bill Clinton was the AG of Arkansas when HE RAPED Juanita Broaddrick.

      “Federal government elections office”

      Election FRAUD in the USA is RIFE and these clowns know nothing.

      To take the guns from America REQUIRES a level of CORRUPTION at all levels of “government” that would blow the socks off most people. My little city council is loaded with COMMUNISTS or worse, that no one elected.

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