Sunday Talks: Jake Tapper Interview With Very Political Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel…

CNN, Jake Tapper and Democrat Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel are all in the spotlight for their abject politicization of the Parkland school shootings.  After a very scripted town hall event by CNN, with a goal of advancing gun control policy, CNN and Tapper now attempt to gain distance from growing controversies.

Most of the current county leaders throughout Broward County civic leadership are transplanted far-left NE liberals; many from New York.  Democrat Sheriff Israel is thoroughly political in his approach to law enforcement.  In this interview watch the professional obfuscation; the priorities of Sheriff Israel are very clear.  Jake Tapper understands the risk to their larger ideological goals.

22 minutes into the interview Jake Tapper asks about “The Promise Program“; the Broward County policy to never arrest high school students – so the local officials can elevate their education statistics and gain federal and state grant money.

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There are many signals in this media interview (and presentation) indicating CNN executives understand the damage to their already severely damaged brand image.

A Broward County School Police Officer must: carry a political hat and be able to intercept anti-social behavior (ie. filter through “The Promise Program“); modify his/her action based on the specific policy need (no arrests); falsify documents (as needed), hide evidence (as needed), manipulate records (as needed); and engage inside the system with an understanding of the unwritten goals and school board/LEO objectives (improve stats).

As such, Broward County school law enforcement are given political instructions, and carrying out political objectives. The 30 minute CCTV tape-delay is one unofficial consequence of that objective. School police are not given law-enforcement instructions.

The Broward county school officers are the primary foot soldiers carrying out county political policy (must keep statistics protected). Actual physical security of school students is not their primary role, they don’t have time for that. The Broward County school officer 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. You can see from the program outline the scale of the agreement and which parties contributed to the policy. Here’s the program in pdf form:

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Now WATCH:

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Consequence:

Learn About The Full Downstream Consequences HERE

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371 Responses to Sunday Talks: Jake Tapper Interview With Very Political Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel…

  1. sunnydaze says:

    This is slightly OT, but not really, since it’s about Truth in Media.

    Andrew Pollack, father of a child who was killed some years back was just on Chris Wallace, Fox News Sunday.

    Mr. Pollack was at the Listening Session last week, very vocal and his heavily-edited down clip has been shown numerous times.

    He gave Wallace the Biggest Tongue Lashing Ever for making the discussion about Guns, and NOT School Safety.

    To Wallace’s credit, he let him continue. Pretty sure CNN would have cut the mike.

    This is a must-see segment when the YT is available.

    And Mr. Pollack would be a fantastic Representative for a School Safety movement.

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    • sunnydaze says:

      Found the YT! Posting on the Open.

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      • Honest Abbey says:

        Hi Sunnydaze,
        Andrew Pollack’s daughter, Meadow Pollack, was killed in the Parkland school shooting, and so he is a direct victim of the Broward County Sheriff’s monumental FAILURES.

        And yes, he certainly did give Mike Wallace a well deserved tongue lashing.

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        • rick says:

          Mike Wallace or Chris Wallace?

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          • Remington..... says:

            Same thing….one is worse then the other. Apple never falls to far from the tree.

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            • rick says:

              Roger that. But in the interest of accuracy it is Chris Wallace. Also, it is Sheriff Scott Israel. Not Sheriff Scott. There are too many opportunities for error. Remington, not you or anyone specifically, but we need to adhere to accuracy especially when calling others (CNN [spit] and others) to do the same. Over.

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        • sunnydaze says:

          You’re right, Abbey. Had him mixed up with someone else….obviously.

          So wonderful to see someone take it to the dishonest media and tell them straight to their face: “You’re not interested in solving this problem”.

          God Bless him.

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    • rick says:

      Disclaimer: I do not see how I can comment directly to the posting, that I can only reply to a previous comment. So I put this here;

      From watching the video of Jake Tapper with Sheriff Israel I wonder if Jake can be turned. I am leaning to think so.

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      • NC Nana says:

        “I wonder if Jake can be turned” Sorry Rick, but that is totally wishful thinking. Tapper did a good job on this interview but this was not his ‘norm’. In fact this is the first interview I have seen him where he actually allows facts to prompt his interview questions. Normally he is guided by emotions or a “narrative” that he uses to lead the person being “interviewed”. In other words. He decides the story then he brings in actors to read the lines.

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    • rick says:

      The Sheriff is a real statist calling for expanded powers, making a crime from what isn’t a crime. ‘If only we had this or that power, if only we could do this or that…’ The implication if this, then that. ‘If only we had more powers, then we could take into custody (prevent) those persons before they act’.

      Well, that sounds good, right? But does it not presume that all agencies of the state act properly and efficiently? Say, would the courts find no cause for what the Sheriff or other LEO had done? Would the courts be lenient or act under some stupid state mandate (hi, California) to let loose into society the criminally minded?

      God help us if any truly believe that.

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      • dayallaxeded says:

        BCSO and FIB had the power, had the info, had citizen cooperation and squandered it all, along with 17 innocent lives in service of a political agenda of lies and malfeasance. Satan has a new circle of hell for everyone who facilitated Cruz by ignoring the law and their duties.

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    • NC Nana says:

      Andrew Pollack on Fox News Sunday. Excellent!

      https://video.foxnews.com/v/5740133360001/?#sp=show-clips

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  2. Steve in Lewes says:

    I wouldn’t trust that POS to carry out my garbage…and that includes the Sheriff as well!

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  3. Casual observer says:

    A wise man told me many years ago this plum of wisdom: “any organization is the shadow of the one who leads it”. So true in this case.

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    • rick says:

      Casual observer, that is why my dad remained a NCO for 26 yrs in USMC. Sure, he took his commission just prior to separation but in the intervening years he built quite a style of leadership. #proudson

      This all to say, I guess, here is the practical side of it.

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  4. amber says:

    If you can’t watch the whole interview at least watch this clip. Tapper really took the Sheriff to task. The narrative is shifting from gun control as more details emerge on what happened so the media is forced to get on board.

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  5. bkrg2 says:

    I am stunned by this interview. Tapper actually gets tough on the Sheriff. You can start about the 20 minute mark – that’s where Crapper starts turning up the heat.

    I guess Crapper does one honest segment per years OR CNN now realizes the liability from the Town Hall and needs a scapegoat.I will be shocked if Sheriff still has a job at the end of this week.

    This is such a horrible, multiple failure incident. Lots of work to be done across the County offices. All I can hope for is that some good reform comes from this tragedy.

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    • amber says:

      No this is a CYA move for both Tapper and CNN for treating the Sheriff with kid gloves and letting him skate from any blame/responsibility. They have to distance themselves from the Sheriff and basically throw him under the bus

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      • Former lurker says:

        Sad but true. The narrative that CNN always pushes does not present truth for the sake of truth, but only as a tool to further the narrative. If the Broward Coward leader goes away, they can pivot back to gun bans more cleanly.

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      • bkrg2 says:

        i think you are correct

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      • Mr. Morris says:

        Perhaps CNN’s Jake Tapper’s sudden semi-critical questioning of Sheriff Scott Israel has something to do with the merger appeal that involves AT&T and Time-Warner. CNN is owned by Time-Warner.

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    • Steve in Lewes says:

      Ole Jake, trying to wipe all that egg from all over his face from the other night. It’s like two crooks who got caught; Jake flipped faster that Bill Priestap and gang!

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  6. joshua says:

    the back story on Sheriff Scott Israel…..all politics and corruption all the time…..not a simple lawman….part of a machine of corruption and lies.

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fl-sheriff-political-hires-20160827-story,amp.html?__twitter_impression=true

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    • starfcker says:

      “What have I done differently than Don Shula or Abraham Lincoln or Martin Luther King, Ghandi?” asked Israel. “Men and women who assume leadership roles surround themselves with people who are loyal, who they can depend on and who they appreciate their skill set.” That’s corruption in your eyes? Hiring people you know and trust? That’s like the people that think Donald Trump should have to sell everything he owns to hold political office. So nobody of means could ever hold office? You got to think these things through before you start throwing out accusations

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      • joshua says:

        nope…..they include political advisors, not just normal employment jobs in a sheriff’s office. Read the article and pay attention to what they came in to do for the sheriff…not just LOYAL, but there for a political not a law enforcement agenda. I do not “throw out accusations” starfkr.

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        • starfcker says:

          My point is, throughout life you grow to know a lot of people, their good points there bad points, etc. Talented people, can reinvent themselves again and again. An Excel at almost any task they set out to do. Titles mean nothing, that’s a fluid concept. Look at the group Trump has taken in with him. Many of the same accusations get thrown out on a daily basis. Everybody does that, everybody has to do that or the bureaucracy will eat you alive if you have no loyalists. Scott Israel is going to sink or swim depending on his skills at this time. There’s stuff coming at him from all sides. I’ll bet he survives, he’s a pretty tough dude, and a pretty no-nonsense guy. If he doesn’t, that’s okay, too. I hate the corruption in my County. The fate of one individual, even when I like means nothing in the big picture. There’s a lot of unfair things being thrown at Scott. I’m done defending it. It’s not my problem. But it’s still unfair

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  7. Sunshine says:

    Few people are talking about the second video SUNDANCE posted.
    It’s a very important video because many of our law enforcement are receiving their education about Islam from the mosque leaders, and we all know the whitewashing involved that leads many of our police officials to think we are racists and whatever. Think Minnesota.

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    • Peoria Jones says:

      I brought it up last night, but no takers. Very strange, that.

      I found it quite disturbing. SMH.

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    • scott467 says:

      “It’s a very important video because many of our law enforcement are receiving their education about Islam from the mosque leaders”

      ___________________

      The only ‘education’ they should be getting about islam is that islam is an ideology of atrocities and crimes against humanity.

      Objectively.

      1,400+ years of misogyny and oppression and rape and pedophilia and murder and genocide.

      And I’ll gladly take on anyone and everyone who claims otherwise.

      Bring it.

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    • scott467 says:

      “It’s a very important video because many of our law enforcement are receiving their education about Islam from the mosque leaders,”

      _______________

      Mosque leaders are terror-cell leaders, the spearhead of the islamic invasion force.

      islam should be outlawed, as well as Communism. Both have proven to be ideologies soaked in the blood of millions of innocent people, and are not only incompatible with our Constitution, but in direct opposition to it.

      At the very least, apply DJT’s rule of reciprocity.

      He doesn’t say ‘free trade’ because that has lead to a system where it’s free for everybody else EXCEPT US. So Trump prefers the term ‘reciprocal trade’. You treat us fair, we treat you fair.

      SO… we don’t allow ANY filthy islamic mosques in America until we have reciprocity, i.e., Christian churches in Mecca and every other islamic wasteland in the world.

      Can you hear me NOW, Mohamad?

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    • mike says:

      A sharia sheriff’s deputy with some evil charisma, really scary.

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    • drdeb says:

      Thank you, Sunshine
      Those were my thoughts completely! I found it QUITE disturbing to watch that deputy spill out Islamic as if it were his first language and to see the all male audience. Made me feel as if I were in the Middle East rather than in the USA. I am extremely concerned to see this as well as to listen to the message being presented by the sheriff and the deputies. The same ones who could not be bothered to protect the taxpayer’s children.

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  8. Peoria Jones says:

    People, are you awake? This is the second time Sundance has posted the full Broward County Promise Program, which includes its participants. And nobody has commented on the involvement of the Ft. Lauderdale-Broward NAACP?

    It’s impossible to keep up with all the comments here now, so forgive me if somebody else pointed out the elephant in the room.

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  9. grandmaintexas says:

    Sheriff Scott: Political Animal.

    He actually claimed he has provided amazing leadership. He was amazing. At trying to cover his butt.

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  10. donnajeanz says:

    What the hell is going on here??? Oh my Dear Lord, my stomach is turning, Allah is not in our Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights or our Beloved Constitution. Let’s see how many of these 17 dead Children of God get a second chance…

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  11. Harry Lime says:

    It’s quite remarkable to see Joke Tapper completely reverse course 180 degrees and throw this clown under the bus after the narrative CNN has been pushing for the past several days has completely collapsed and the censorship on youtube/facebook/twitter couldn’t prevent the public from seeing through this charade. Really, quite remarkable.

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  12. RJ says:

    I guess Jesus would not be welcomed in that muslim room with those guys who love to sit on the floor who fellow brothers overseas love to behead infidels. Welcome Sheriff Israel (love that last name…)!

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  13. Tejas Rob says:

    He contradicts himself right off. He says their investigation shows the school officer was the only one there, then goes on to defend the other deputies he just said weren’t there.

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    • powderdayrules says:

      Lying is an approved part of Islam as written clearly in the Koran. Islam and communism need to be outlawed as antithetical to democracy. If you believe a muslim you are slitting your own throat for them.

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  14. Tejas Rob says:

    BREAKING : Twitchy is reporting Buzzfeed has found 22 more police calls to the home of the shooter.

    https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2018/02/25/holy-crap-buzzfeed-discovers-22-more-police-calls-to-cruz-home-that-browardsheriff-never-disclosed/

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  15. Have Gun Will Travel says:

    I think they may have overplayed their hand on the gun control angle. Although a majority of people saw right through the youthful activist mouthpieces they gave a platform to – it was the total avoidance and absolution of the sheriff’s department that caused folks to speak out – and in force. CNN and their bosses saw they were losing control of the narrative. This is an attempt to cover their butts and regain relevance.
    The progressive activist kids on tv and on social media, once their usefulness is maximized after a few weeks, will no longer be such an essential resource to the cause and they will slowly fade away from the limelight.
    The outrage is manufactured and can not be sustained for an extended period of time, similar to other such incidents where the leftist-media complex has incited emotions.
    Any of us heard about BLM lately? It was all the rage some time ago. Not so much anymore (until the next convenient event). They will try and keep this alive to impact the mid-term elections. But it will be a challenge. They will need to create or pour fuel on the fire of a new crisis to sustain the emotions and division through November.

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    • MTeresa says:

      The left is clever how it constantly reinvents itself. It’s like whack a mole only this isn’t a game. I would be hiring a good lawyer if my kid was slaughtered under the “leadership” of that Sheriff and School Board.

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      • Remington..... says:

        MT…that’s the truth. The problem with SE Fl. Is that all the liberal wankers from Boston, my, Philly, and Baltimore just seem to …gravitate….down the Coast. Parasites bring their sick ways with them.

        ….and you thought the marvel boatlift was bad….

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    • joshua says:

      and whatever happened to Bloods and Krips…now just MS-13

      MSM follows the drama de jour.

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  16. George True says:

    Our very own Sundance is steadily peeling back the layers and layers of corruption AND incompetence being revealed about this tragically preventable incident. The Sheriff’s Office and School Board bureauracies are probably corrupt to their leftist cores, and the resulting leftist core policies create the combination of incompetence and abject cowardice that we now see.

    As others have suggested, the duputies outside the school might have been ordered to stand down. Even so, it does not absolve them. They are still, plain and simple…..COWARDS. They are guilty of what in the military would be considered desertion under fire, for which the penalty in war time is death. If they were cowering outside the building, even if ordered to do so, while hearing the shots as kids were being slain inside, they are still cowards. They had an absolute moral obligation to DISOBEY any such stand down order, and run towards the sound of the gunfire with all possible haste. Ultimately, THAT IS THEIR ACTUAL JOB. That they chose not to do their job at that one supremely critical time has disgraced not only themselves, it has also brought disgrace upon all police in this country.

    By right, these miserable cowards should be stripped of their jobs and their pensions, and be subject to civil wrongful death lawsuits by the victims’ families. And when found liable, it should be they personally, and NOT the taxpayers, who should be required to pay the monetary judgements. And if they are ruined financially as a result, well then they can reflect upon the permanent ruin to the families of the slain because they, the ones who claim to Protect and Serve, chose in the one moment when it counted, not to do their actual job that they have been so lavishly paid for all these years.

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    • powderdayrules says:

      For what its worth, I’ve played recreational hockey for many years (20+) with several policemen and firemen, and the locker room talk stays in the locker room, but I will say these guys are just livid that those deputies didn’t answer the bell. I have never seen them so pissed off.

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    • VickyD says:

      I couldn’t agree with you more, George. You express exactly how I’m feeling. I am a South Floridian who lives in Palm Beach County, just north of Broward where this completely avoidable tragedy happened. It’s tragic no matter where the location, but this struck particularly close to home for me. It is especially appalling that there were armed sheriff’s deputies on scene who simply stood by and did nothing, absolutely nothing, while kids and teachers were mowed down like fish in a barrel for several minutes straight … makes me sick to my stomach just thinking about it. You are absolutely correct in saying these miserable cowards (including the sheriff who supervises them) need to pay a heavy price to the victims’ families who were devastated by this … though it won’t bring their loved ones back, they deserve some form of justice. My heart literally aches for them. God bless.

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  17. Thomas_Pain-1961 says:

    I was enraged to see parts of that “town hall” meeting with tapper. I couldn’t watch the whole thing at once. Blood pressure ya know. I saw it for what it was; a propaganda stunt. To my absolute delight, the whole thing is not only backfiring, but sliding down the Marianas trench.

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  18. Hoosier treeper says:

    never was a member of the NRA…but I am now!
    seriously, how bad is our education system if you jave an advoccey

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  19. TwoLaine says:

    Another article quoting Sundance’s work!

    If These Tweets Are True, Broward FL Law Enforcement Has A LOT To Answer For!!
    by Lawrence Cloverfield
    23 Feb 2018

    https://steadfastandloyal.com/unreal/true-broward-fl-law-enforcement-lot-answer

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  20. Michael says:

    This too big to slough. The shooter was supposed to die at the scene. The dead tell no tales. Sheriff is going to be the fall guy. He may get a low profile job elsewhere for being a team player OR he might commit Arkancide so distraught is he. After his disposal the leftists will claim he was the whole problem, nothing to see here, school policy is wonderful, and besides RUSSIA.
    The dogs bark but the caravan moves on.

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  21. Hoosier treeper says:

    advocacy group for the 2nd amendment that promotes this amendment and gun safety.
    I am sure that their plan would be to get rid of the first after they get the 2nd in the name of “hate speech” Heck the 4th has been pretty much been overturned by NSA, CIA, etc.
    I really want to see Clapper and Brennen go to jail for a loooong time.

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  22. Have Gun Will Travel says:

    This assclown sheriff actually said he provided “amazing leadership”.
    What he actually provided was a prime illustration of the typical progressive “leader”.
    No values nor loyalties, save those that get and keep him and his cronies in power.
    Failed, unrealistic polices that have to be sustained through manipulation, lies, and propaganda.
    And when it catches up with them, like it did in Parkland, they push the blame to others to avoid the spotlight on their own failures and corruption.
    Great to hear that Gov Scott has directed the FL DLE to open an investigation into this Sheriff agency and the incident.
    Time for DOJ to do same, and give them some “help”.
    This disgrace to the uniform and his sworn oath must go.

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    • 4sure says:

      The Broward County NAACP runs that county, and the dims. jump when they tell them how high they want them to jump.

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      • Actually, I was wondering, is this an all white school? I haven’t seen any “people of color” as the Dems refer to them. Where is the diversity? Is the county segregated?

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        • Shanna Gruen says:

          It’s in northwest Broward County, just south of the Palm Beach County line. That area of Broward tends to be mostly white and few blacks. There’s a large Hispanic population all over south Florida, so I’m sure there are many of them in Parkland, too. But depending on where you’re from, many people don’t realize that Hispanics in Florida tend to have roots tied to Spain and Spanish settlements elsewhere in the world, so they tend to have more European features and coloring like other caucasians (yes, they are caucasians for those who don’t know anthropology). Hispanics in areas like Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California often have Mexican and Central American roots, which have Native American bloodlines, too, and tend to have a different appearance often including darker skin color that those found in Florida. So, it would not be surprising to look at pictures of people from Florida and not be able to tell whether a caucasian was Hispanic or not.

          By the way, I didn’t mention the other race, Asian, because as most know, there are few Asians anywhere in Florida, so that really isn’t in the equation. And for those who are puzzled by what I wrote above about races, there are only 3 races. There are Asians (which are anthropologically known as Mongoloid stemming from the Mongolian area historically), the Negroid, which are those of black coloring. And the rest are Caucasian. Contrary to what some politically oriented people have tried to sell, Caucasians are not just nothern Europeans.

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    • Peoria Jones says:

      To be fair, the “progressive” school system needs to be taken apart also. The sheriff wasn’t the only one involved in that radical Promise Program.

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  23. maggiemoowho says:

    I’ve got so many questions now about that second video. It says a lot and not just about the lefty sheriff and the counties policies in schools.

    #1, Was Cruz really just a crazy guy wanting to kill people or #2, was this a terrorist attack that Broward doesn’t want people to know about. After that second video, I’m going with #2 and now thinking about the Las Vegas and Pulse Nightclub shootings differently.

    Cops waited to go into Pulse for hours and then Mandalay Bay didn’t even call the police when that shooting happened.

    Omar Mateen, the Pulse Nightclub Terrorist, was a troubled student from St. Lucie County in South Florida. Like Cruz, Mateen was sent to special classes for problem kids.

    How many 9-11 terrorists came out of Broward County, I know the FBI was getting ready to raid a few places in Broward County and Daytona Beach because they were picking up some communication between terrorists.

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  24. mashall says:

    IF you haven’t already seen it…The plant got slammed on Twitter.

    “John Doe
    John Doe
    @Its_John_Doe_
    Replying to @davidhogg111
    David how much $$ have you made off of your dead friends? I’ll bet almost as much as any politicians receiving $$ from the NRA”

    Twitter can’t keep up with deleting his critics, ; )

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  25. Convert says:

    The high school kids are now trying to organize a spring break boycott of the state of Floriduh! Bwaahaa ha! The Dems have created a monster they can’t control….

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  26. Meri says:

    One of the takes from the interview for me was that the Medical people in the beginning were given a stand down from Coward Cops!

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    • starfcker says:

      Calm down, Jeanine. (Love you, BTW)I don’t think Scott Israel could say it any clearer than he has again and again. His Deputy should have entered the building, engaged the shooter, and killed the shooter. We sold some townhouses once, a builder bought up the rest of the street in order to build new structures. We let Fort Lauderdale and BSO hold SWAT practice on those houses for several weeks before they were to be demolished. Both agencies have highly trained SWAT teams. The failure of those deputies to engage, looks to be a matter of personal cowardice. The older I get, the less afraid of consequences I am when I see trouble. Not everyone is wired that way. This Scott Peterson dude, by all accounts seems to have had exemplary career, never having shirked his responsibilities before. There’s no explaining what happened to him. I posted a quote from NRO’s illustrious (just kidding!!!) David French couple days ago. It’s a great quote, about how courage leaves a society. I’ll see if I can find it again and post it on the open thread tonight.

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      • Chewbarkah says:

        No explaining? There seem to many possibilities. Here are two: 1) Old guy nearing retirement really didn’t want to throw his life away trying to be the Rambo he knew he wasn’t. 2) DOING EXACTLY as he and the other 3 BSO deputies had been told — hunker down and wait for the capable, well-trained SWAT team. Sheriff Israel comes across as a lying snake. I don’t believe his bluster about standard practice to charge in, etc. Time, documents, and lawsuits will tell. Scott Peterson will make an interesting witness if he is not hounded to his death.

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      • VickyD says:

        Stop making excuses for these incompetents that cost kids their lives! It wasn’t just one armed sheriff’s officer that did NOTHING, NADA, ZILCH while the shooting was in progress for several minutes straight — it was at least FOUR!! Kids and teachers died because of this incompetence, ignorance, cowardice … whatever you choose to call it. And Sheriff Israel supervised them! He’s just as accountable, yet he himself touts he’s done an “amazing job” personally. Perhaps he and his officers’ chosen profession should have been as accountants, or professors, or fast food workers — something where other people’s lives didn’t depend on them.

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        • starfcker says:

          Vicky, I’m not making any excuses and I haven’t heard Scott Israel make any yet either. The guy or guys did not do their job. Any nonsense about them being ordered to stand down it’s just that, nonsense. Chewbarkah’s number one is probably exactly what happened.

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          • starfcker says:

            One more question, Vicky. Scott Israel is Sheriff, the buck stops with him, no question. But he wasn’t there. If those guys were trying to do one thing, and they failed to do it, It reflects on them. Any team fails the moment somebody doesn’t hold up their part of the deal

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            • VickyD says:

              Star, this is more than just one officer’s personal failure to act, for whatever reason, which is bad enough … it was FOUR of them. That is a reflection of their leadership management, plain and simple, and I have yet to see Israel address it at all. (Never mind the previous 39 times they responded to trouble calls involving Cruz and did nothing then either.). 17 people, mostly kids, were slaughtered on Israel’s watch … he is just as accountable as his subordinate officers, if not moreso. If you don’t believe me, just ask the parents and the families of the dead.

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    • Totally Domestic says:

      I read somewhere that Cruz’s ROTC instructor was a Muslim who gave him shooting training. Don’t remember where I read that.

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  27. thedoc00 says:

    While Jake tapper did at least ask the tough question of why Cruz did not have a criminal record that would have confirmed him as a major threat to the FBI, when they received the tip and may have actually precluded Cruz being able to buy any weapons when the background check was performed. Alas Jake let the Sheriff skate and divert to throwing his deputies under the bus and playing the Obama, “I did not know until the media reported it” defense.

    If the training was so good, who was assessing the training and competency of the deputies supposedly trained for this situation?? If the assessment was good, just what was in the training course??

    Yet, the Sheriff’s excellent leadership statement does beg another question, given the gravity of the tragedy unfolding before his cowering deputies, why was the Sheriff NOT on scene??

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  28. HankM says:

    That is one of the most self-incriminating, disingenuous interviews I’ve ever seen. Even if some of the investigators are also inept or biased, the truth will be revealed via witnesses, reporters and any white hats that might still be employed by Broward County’s police and school system etc. Keeping a Dem political lid on a preventable massacre in Libya might have worked for Hillary and Benghazi but it won’t work for an inept easily dispensable County Sheriff after a bloody school massacre in the USA.

    Dopey Sheriff Israel should have been advised to cease talking to the media even though his hubris led him to believe that he had totally duped Jake the snake and CNN and they would always support and promote him because of his Dem loyalty. But as SD indicated, Israel has implicated CNN with his Town Hall 1/2 truths, untruths and deliberate deceptions so they have turned on him. He is toxic to anyone else that might be implicated in this travesty.

    Israel is just a low level soon to be jettisoned political useful idiot, but he will now pay the price for selling out his profession and his citizenry to Dem politics. The politicians that framed the policies and attitudes will not be affected.

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  29. Brant says:

    Sheriff: “I dindo nuffin.” Well yes, thats the problem, doncha see?

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  30. What I don’t understand, why is the department of justice not down there investigating this whole thing? seems like it is more important than senior fraud…wtf is going on in that department.

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  31. Chewbarkah says:

    Israel’s interview made it clear that the State needs to intervene immediately, investigate this from top to bottom, and publish the records for all to see. The Sheriff’s “colonels” are probably already shaping the evidence to scapegoat a few and whitewash themselves. (Be on the lookout for the lawyers and media consultants working on this with them). The media is incapable of asking the right questions, and compelling straight answers, though the more they get this snake on tape the better, because he is a self-serving lying machine.

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    • Little Annie’s Fannie says:

      Evidently, he never heard the slogan of another Democratic President: THE BUCK STOPS HERE. For him to say, “I’m the sheriff. My name’s on the door. The people responsible are the ones who took the calls and didn’t follow up on them.
      Bet those 3 deputies who were outside waiting for orders will feel the full weight of the BUCK!

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  32. kate says:

    Hank, I think the dopey sheriff likes to hear himself spout off, he is another Obama type.

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  33. mashall says:

    Engineering of Political Correct Outcomes and Disparate Impact Rot.
    If one Demographic has a disproportionate failure rate in a civilized educational system
    If one Demographic fails to abide by civilized law,
    If one Demographic makes up a massively disproportionate sector of the prison population.
    If this one Demographic refuses to adjust or correct their behavior, the Statistics will not go away.
    The Engineers of Political Correct Outcomes alters the methodology of creating the Statistics to “fix” the Statistics.
    Don’t give failing grades to this Demographic
    Don’t Expel violent students from school, if they make up this Demographic.
    Don’t Arrest this Demographic if possible.
    Don’t or minimize the Incarceration of this Demographic.

    Former Crime Reporter Colin Flaherty has been documenting this for quite a while…
    He deserves a Pulitzer Prize, which would only be a start. Youtube PC idiots banned him and he has grown and continues to grow, this is a good link to his vids.

    http://www.liveinsta.info/WidSearch/Colin%20Flaherty

    https://wamu.org/story/17/11/28/really-happened-ballou-d-c-high-school-every-senior-got-college/

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  34. Theodore says:

    The key to this video is at 5:50 when Jake Flapper ask’s Deputy Barney if he has heard the radio traffic.

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  35. Trish in Southern Illinois says:

    I’m sitting in my shed, smoking a cig, (the radio is always on & its an AM talk station) clicking on the Treehouse icon on my phone & the Bill Cunningham show is on…and he’s talking to some woman about the Broward county “Promise Program.” Now the he woman is saying Broward county FORBID EMS from going into the building to render aid.
    Looks like the word is getting out about ALL the corruption now.

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  36. Greg says:

    The mosque video was chilling. Broward does not seem to have a police force but some sort of corrupted new age social welfare group infested with activists and led by an absolute flake. By the way his best mate is a worry: “ Nezar Hamze, an activist who is regional operations director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations Florida. He’s working as a sheriff’s deputy, at a salary of $49,274.”

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  37. Rynn69 says:

    Note to DOJ, FBI, Broward County and everybody else from these organizations that state the obligatory “We are looking into it, we will get to the truth, we will investigate….” Do you realize the credibility you had is now lost forever? When you speak, all the American people hear is Charlie Brown’s parents’ voices. Wah-wah-wa-wah…

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  38. Little Annie’s Fannie says:

    ISRAEL: Deputies make mistakes. Police officers make mistakes. We all make mistakes. But it’s not the responsibility of the general or the president, if you have a deserter. You look into this. We’re looking into this aggressively. And we will take care of it, and justice will be served.

    TAPPER: Are you really not taking any responsibility for the multiple red flags that were brought to the attention of the Broward Sheriff’s Office about this shooter before the incident, whether it was people near him, close to him calling the police…

    (CROSSTALK)

    ISRAEL: Jake, I can only — Jake, I can only take responsibility for what I knew about. I exercised my due diligence.

    I have given amazing leadership to this agency.

    TAPPER: Amazing leadership?

    ISRAEL: I have worked — yes, Jake.

    There’s a lot of things we have done throughout this — this is — you don’t measure a person’s leadership by a deputy not going into a — these deputies received the training they needed. They received the equipment.

    TAPPER: Maybe you measure somebody’s leadership by whether or not they protect the community.

    In this case, you have listed 23 incidents before the shooting involving the shooter, and still nothing was done to keep guns out of his hands, to make sure that the school was protected, to make sure you were keeping an eye on him.

    ISRAEL: Jake…

    (CROSSTALK)

    TAPPER: Your deputy at the school failed.

    I don’t understand how you can sit there and claim amazing leadership.

    ISRAEL: Jake, on 16 of those cases, our deputies did everything right. Our deputies have done amazing things. We have taken this — in the five years I have been sheriff, we have

    taken the Broward Sheriff’s Office to a new level. I have worked with some of the bravest people I have ever met.

    One person — at this point, one person didn’t do what he should have done. It’s horrific. The victims here, the families, I pray for them every night. It makes me sick to my stomach that we had a deputy that didn’t go in, because I know, if I was there, if I was on the wall, I would have been the first in, along with so many of the other people.

    [09:25:17]

    TAPPER: I think there are a lot of people, sir, who think that there are a lot of mistakes, other than that one deputy.

    But let me ask you something else. A lot of people in the community have noted that the Broward County School Board entered into an agreement when you were sheriff in 2013 to pursue the — quote — “least punitive means of discipline” against students.

    This new policy encouraged warnings, consultations with parents and programs on conflict resolution, instead of arresting students for crimes.

    Were there not incidents committed by the shooter as a student had this new policy not been in place that otherwise he would have been arrested for and not able to legally buy a gun?

    ISRAEL: What you’re referring to is the PROMISE Program.

    And it’s giving the school — the school has the ability under certain circumstances not to call the police, not to get the police involved on misdemeanor offenses and take care of it within the school. It’s an excellent program.

    It’s helping many, many people. What this program does is not put a person at 14, 15, 16 years old into the criminal justice system.

    TAPPER: What if he should be in the criminal justice system? What if he does something violent to a student? What if he takes bullets to school? What if he takes knives to schools? What if he threatens the lives of fellow students?

    ISRAEL: Then he goes to jail. That’s not applicable in the PROMISE Program.

    TAPPER: That’s not what happened. But that’s not what happened with the shooter.

    ISRAEL: If — Jake, you’re telling me that the shooter took knives to school or bullets to school, and police knew about it?

    TAPPER: I don’t know if police knew about it.

    ISRAEL: No. Well, police… TAPPER: I know that the agreement that you entered into with the school allowed the school to give this kid excuse after excuse after excuse, while, obviously…

    ISRAEL: Not for bullets, not for bullets, not for guns, not for knives, not for felonies, not for anything like that. These are infractions within the school, small amounts of marijuana, some misdemeanors.

    You’re absolutely exacerbating it. That’s not…

    ——————————————————————————————————————————
    So here we go, plausible deniability! Sheriff Andy he’s not but apparently he has supplied the schools with all his Barney Fifes (I think I just insulted Barney)!!! The “good” sheriff only knows what he sees on the news. Where have I heard that before??
    This “promise” program reeks of Holder. Why would you give a kid who communicates threats a record? Poor kid would be marked for life. Why would you check a kid who threatens to kill at school with guns? Poor kid would be marked for life. Why would you go to his house to answer calls about him at least 29 times and do nothing. Poor kid would be marked for life. Why would you suspend the SRO for not entering the school when armed but go silent on at least 3 other deputies who stayed outside rather than enter.

    The system was working the way BCSD and BSO wanted. More money coming their way for great looking numbers. Optimum word here: looking. But what else would we expect. This policy was put in place during an administration that traded some of the worst terrorists from Gitmo for a traitor. Israel called Peterson a traitor. Well, you hired him. Personally, I cannot help but think that you had a feeling how he would react in a situation like this. After all, he was willing to ignore the law to comply with Promise. Is there anything that would make us believe that he could be courageous during an act of carnage when he couldn’t be courageous enough to stand up to his boss when he knew the policy was WRONG???

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  39. Mike diamond says:

    The sheriff says he has not heard the tapes of his officers on the radio during the shooting!! Say what???!!! As sheriff most would want to hear the tapes right away!! This whole thing is just weird!

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    • mashall says:

      Hasn’t heard the tapes? Tragicomic!

      He is a massive liar and corrupt to the core. How many other things has he swept under the rug?

      Gov. Scott better suspend him ASAP or he will be an Albatross on his neck politically.

      Couple that to his continuing to push his Unconstitutional Gun Control, he could be sealing his political future of being voted out.

      And that would be good riddance to bad rubbish.

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  40. Jake and Scott,
    Sitting in a tree,
    K-I-S-S-I-N-G . . . . .

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  41. Leapin says:

    Can someone tell me, is there any organized outrage by Broward Co parents at the sheriff’s office, at the politicians there? In a school of 3,000+ kids there has to be a couple that aren’t brainwashed Demosocialists.

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  42. DirtySanchez03 says:

    is it just me, or does Tapper have the look of a man who is perpetually trying to stifle a fart?

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  43. Leapin says:

    Russ Limbaugh is discussing this article on his program today. Shoutouts to CTH and Sundance.

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  44. Jane in Florida says:

    SHOUT OUT TO SUNDANCE AND THE CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3635473/posts
    Incompetence Wasn’t the Problem in Broward County

    American Thinker.com ^ | February 26, 2018 | Jack Cashill

    Posted on 2/26/2018, 3:09:10 PM by Kaslin

    No one who follows the blogging collective known as the “Conservative Treehouse” will dispute my claim that its most prominent blogger, “Sundance” by name, is America’s best reporter. I got to know Sundance doing research for my book on the Trayvon Martin shooting, If I Had a Son. So instrumental was the research of Sundance and his colleagues that I made the “Treepers” the protagonists of the book.

    Sundance’s research into the political dynamics of Martin’s Miami-Dade school system led him to expand his research into neighboring Broward County years before the Parkland shooting. We communicated the day after that shooting. We had a shared sense of what had gone wrong. I detailed some of this last week in an article on what one public interest magazine called the “Broward County solution.” In Broward County, they call it more modestly the “PROMISE Program.”

    In November 2013, Sundance first reported that Broward County was “willing to jump on the diversionary bandwagon.” As an attached Associated Press article noted, “One of the nation’s largest school districts has reached an agreement with law enforcement agencies and the NAACP to reduce the number of students being charged with crimes for minor offenses.” The goal, as the article explained, was to create an alternative to the zero-tolerance policies then in place by giving principals, not law enforcement, the authority to determine the nature of the offense.

    In a collaborative agreement among school officials and law enforcement, the presence of the NAACP might seem anomalous, but not in the Obama era, where considerations of race routinely shaped educational policy. “One of the first things I saw was a huge differential in minority students, black male students in particular, in terms of suspensions and arrests,” Broward’s recently hired school superintendent, Robert Runcie, told the American Prospect.

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  45. These items may have been missed.

    The $54 million Progress Program grant was used by the Sheriff to turn his deputies into full-time campaign staffers. The deputies are no longer law enforcement officers. They no longer make arrests. They were now called, “School Resource Officers”.

    There are 40 investigations by the Broward County State Attorney’s office into misconduct by Sheriff Israel’s deputies and employees. This includes political campaigning during work, which is theft in office, a felony:

    1. Accepting $54 million grant in exchange for “no-arrest” policy ended police protection in Broward County, Florida:

    https://brassballs.blog/home/accepting-54-million-grant-in-exchange-for-no-arrest-policy-ended-police-protection-in-broward-county-florida

    2. Sheriff Scott Israel runs his department in Broward County, Florida as a social services agency. “I want the community to understand we are not a law enforcement agency,” said Sheriff Scott Israel:

    https://brassballs.blog/home/i-want-the-community-to-understand-we-are-not-a-law-enforcement-agency-said-broward-county-sheriff-scott-israel

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