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  • Jerseygirl Angie

    Ah – the yellow stripe .

    Explains a lot .

  • JTC

    Cowardice goes right to the top there…

    Crooked leftist politician posing as sheriff (investigated for handing out millions in patronage jobs like community outreach and PR to supporters and family) said on teevee this morning:

    “Of course I won’t resign…I can only take responsibility for what I knew about,” Israel said. “I exercise my due diligence. I’ve given amazing leadership to this agency.”

    Know what usually precedes resignations or removals from office of inept and self-impressed leaders? Statements to the press like that one.

    The sheriff of the largest accredited LE agency in the country might not have been the one who didn’t run to help those kids as they were being slaughtered, but he was directly responsible for the POS who did the slaughtering and the POS who didn’t run to help, being there.

    • GWB

      From what I’ve read, Tapper was gobsmacked by that statement.

  • Pete 231

    So, the LEOs fear of death was greater than their fear of cowardice. Time to get out the pitchforks and torches again. Instead of marching on DC, they ought to be marching on the Sheriff’s office and drag that blowhard out in the street and give him a taste of the lash. A riot is an ugly thing and I think it’s about time to have one………..

    • Deplorable B Woodman

      Yes, I heard Mars voice from Young Frankenstein. Awesome reference.

      Really though, as Mike Vanderboegh (RIP) said, time to start breaking a few windows.

  • S'aaruuk

    But don’t forget, it’s all the NRA, Dana Loesch and the AR-15’s fault. [/sarc]

  • NotYetInACamp

    Even when Broward county was a wonderful place, it always had its seedy side of the various departments. Same with the politicians. Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, whom Broward County is named after, would likely have entered the school in intending to dispatch the killer. A former governor, river pilot, mill owner,legislator, sheriff, and many other jobs as well as a gunrunner to Cuban revolutionaries during the 1895 -1898 Cuban Revolutionary, Broward was not faint of heart.

    I shall not comment on this now except to say that the plan has always been to gather their forces to force Americans to be unarmed. I still advise them that they walk in risk on that path, and more risk if that path prevails.

  • Basically, what NYIAC said. The entire purpose of all this tripe, whether it be a filmed crisis act, a professional team, or looking the other way when some insane BS is about to occur, is exactly that. It is no more than a way to either create or exploit for propaganda purposes.

  • Halley

    At the root of the core of this is the question of why the Left so desperately wants Americans to be defenseless.

    • Bill G

      My contention is that the left simply does not want people doing anything for themselves. Too many people doing too much for themselves results in the whole liberal house of cards falling apart.

    • eon

      Because ultimately, the left is about destruction and self-indulgence. They want to be able to do whatever they want, to whoever they want, whenever they want. Up to and including killing in various baroque ways to get their rocks off.

      That’s a lot easier and safer if the intended victims cannot defend themselves. And leftists, believing themselves to be the supreme power in the world, operate on the principle of “as long as I can avoid any ‘consequences’ for anything I do while I’m alive, it’s all good. After I’m dead, it doesn’t matter.”

      Leftism is a nihilistic and eschatological belief system that attracts people with a great deal of ambition, little or no empathy, and a strong desire for power over others so they can abuse those others to reassure themselves that they have the power. Plus, they simply like hurting people.

      I’ve long suspected that most leftists were schoolyard bullies as children, the sort who were raised by “my child can do no wrong” type parents. I know the ones in my own family fit that profile, and I doubt that they are unusual.

      In short, a leftist is a bully who never grew up. and bullies don’t “pick on” anybody who can defend themselves. They may be crazy, but they’re not stupid.

      clear ether

      eon

    • The Nth Doctor

      If someone wants to take your guns away from you, it’s because they want to do something to you that they couldn’t do if you still had them.

    • John D. Egbert

      No question about it: they want us disarmed so they can do it to us before we do it to them.

  • Dienekes

    Gutless bastards.

  • John T. Block

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    There may be more to it than cowardice….theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/23/broward-county-sheriffs-office-did-not-miss-warnin

    • NotYetInACamp

      People will do the behavior that is rewarded by hook or crook. truth has nothing to do with anything. As a matter of fact it seems that truth and actions were ignored of a serious nature by students / yutes / children. If that is policy for police reaction to students, then maybe it explains some of what happened, like not engaging the shooter by at least one and up to ten armed responding officers, per student reports.
      A continuation of that post:
      https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/966854507744374784.html

      Not here, but elsewhere in the past I had also read how one reporter had predicted this quite a while ago as policy kept children / students from consequences for their actions. gangs used high school kids for crimes as doing the crime at the right time, resulted in no time, nor even a recorded arrest. Certain times of the reporting period for crimes resulted in no arrests even if a student is detained for criminal activity, at times even for serious felonies. There is much questionable activity across our society at all levels of alleged responsibilities. Many should be ousted across society for ineffective activity, or evil / wrong activity or wrong lack of activity. Maybe someday it will happen.
      I have ignored Broward County for at least 15 years.

      • Bill G

        This also cites the Conservative Treehouse article:
        https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/02/exposing_the_deep_rot_in_the_deep_state.html
        For all the left’s wailing about “for the children” I haven’t seen anything about the plight of the kids in those classrooms who wanted to learn but had their studies constantly disrupted by violent behavior that was allowed to go unchecked simply to keep the money flowing in via a PR program.

    • David M

      I saw this article also. Damning it is if true, and completely believable.

      I bet it is true… Grrrr….

      Malfeasance is too nice of a word…

  • Ralph Gizzip

    Perhaps it’s time for a name change: Coward County, FL

    • GWB

      Except that even the Coward of the County grew a pair when he needed them. This bunch wouldn’t even manage that.

      Because sometimes you have to fight to be a man.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEJniCCuqR4

  • Roland Deschain

    “I exercise my due diligence. I’ve given amazing leadership to this agency.” It has been said that if you are good at something, you need not remind everybody about it.

    • Jay B.

      “An irony is that the need to virtue signal is an insecurity about your own virtue. An observation a psychologist friend likes to make is, “The bigger the front, the bigger the back.”

      Or as Ralph Waldo Emerson observed, “The louder he spoke of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.” Virtue signaling is motivated more by insecurities than virtue.
      https://spectator.org/the-power-and-prevalence-of-virtue-signaling/

  • DASTARDLY DAN

    Perhaps this will put an end to the crap that started after 9/11, when it became fashionable for anyone and everyone who puts on a police or firefighter’s uniform to be called a ‘hero’. That is utter bullshit. Yes, there are heros among the, but way too many are “D” average high school bullies who found a safe place to get the ‘respect’ they so blatantly crave.
    If you think I esaggerate, you have never had prolonged interaction with these people.

  • Unca Walt

    This is damn’ close to home. And the ultra-lib sheriff had the purblind hubris to actually indignantly stress that the “39 number” of notices given to the fuzz was false, and that “people MUST stop repeating that false number.”

    He says it was “ONLY 23 notifications that the police received about Cruz”.

    BUT.

    BUT.

    Pilgrims, in order to avoid having Broward-Coward County continue to look bad politically, the sheriff has long had a policy: “WE DO NOT RESPOND TO OR RECORD SCHOOL VIOLENCE TIPS.”

    No frigging shit, people.

    So the sheriff points out that he is ONLY aware of 23 reports. Although in the next breath, he says reports are not recorded.

    I — and a total shitload of local citizens are after this asshole’s progressive scalp.

    “ONLY” twenty-three reports. By that progressive logic, it becomes apparent that the Coward County PD’s “trigger-point” to take any action whatsoever is clearly more than twenty-three incidents, but supposedly less than thirty-nine.

    Bite me.

  • gruundehn

    Law Enforcement Officers are paid to die in the defense of the people. Just as those of us in the military are paid to die to defend the US Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

    Christopher Cole
    TSgt, USAF, Ret.

  • Spin Drift

    Four dimensional chess moves next: Big D is for common sense gun controls. What does this mean other than a non-actionary sound bite for the chattering class. Next announcement is that he is going to put Top Men on it. At which point it goes down the sound hole.

    But this plays for the Dems to campaign on in the mid-terms not understanding that it is a non-starter for the great unwashed. Especially after the curtain starts to peel on the Dem shenanigans in the last national election. Tsu Zu would say to let your opponent fight on the ground of your choosing.

    But this is what I fear. What if the Dems (Deep Staters version) think that Parkland almost got them to the goal line. All they need is a little bit larger tragedy to exploit next. How many kids is a “bit larger?”

    If I was a parent or a young child, I’d be looking at my kids school and sizing up how much of a soft target it is. If it has the same characteristics as Parkland/Sandy Hook/Columbine I’d be seriously considering home schooling. Get your precious ones out of the state sponsored shooting ranges.

    Spin
    Ranger Up, Hang’em High

  • Halley

    With you on that, Spin. Also the fear of what the already-deranged will consider a “legitimate response” once the indictments of their god-men and goddesses start coming down in the Worse Than Watergate mess… the already-deranged “media” could very well go from pretending to be horrified at mass shootings to actually inciting them.

    • JTC

      That has happened already Halley…the Mom and Pop gun store where this POS bought the AR had to close “indefinitely” due to concerns for their physical safety…the scum violent anti’s thugs were directed there complete with pictures address, etc. As I said elsewhere they want more blood to dance in.

  • PCNot

    MSM – doesn’t seem to care about how much carnage occurs in our urban centers, doesn’t give much credence to the number of kids killed in the womb (two day’s worth of abortions equals total number of child deaths from all other causes for a year), and yet we are told guns are the problem when school kids are killed after every possible warning signal was given to the authorities, not PROPER authorities obviously, but folks who had the chance to do right and chose to do nothing except wrong. Damn ’em. Holmes, Cruz, Lanza – none of them should’ve been allowed within twenty feet of a weapon and any responsible system would’ve picked them out for culling early on. There has got to be a better way.

  • Kevin M

    Yikes.

  • Delilah T

    Before you all get too far into speculating, I was alerted to the following by someone elsewhere.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/02/26/florida-emergency-medical-teams-frustrated-over-delay-in-parkland-school-shooting-response.html

    The fact that the sheriff’s deputies would not allow the EMS people to go into that building to try to render aid to the injured and/or get them out if possible speaks volumes. There is ZERO excuse for this! NONE AT ALL! LEOs have shields that are designed to protect them and hostages and wounded people from exactly this kind of thing.

    It is nearly impossible for me to understand how anyone could get 39 warnings about someone’s antis-social and threatening behavior towards other and blow it off as if it didn’t matter.

    39 FREAKING TIMES THEY WERE WARNED AND DID NOTHING!

    I am not a conspiracy alarmist, but this entire thing stinks worse than rotting dead fish. There also seems to be some resistance to the Florida AG’s investigation, which is proceeding regardless. I don’t have confirmation of that, but if it’s true, it is not surprise. I hope that many, many heads roll right into the sewers where they belong, and that includes the ghouls in the media who jumped on it like dope addicts finding needles.

    The fact that this bloodbath was so quickly turned into an orchestrated attempt to blame guns and gun owners instead of the failures of law enforcement of all kinds (including the FBI) speaks volumes about the priorities of the Leftists. They are ghouls, as are the slimeballs in the media who jumped on this as if it were a big box of candy. Now they may be finding out just how they poisoned their own targets.

    I hope anyone offended by what I said reads it twice and reconsiders being offended. This almost seems as though it was setup to happen and the Coward Brounty Sheriff’s department knew it would happen, and planned to do nothing to prevent it. If so, may they all rot in hell forever.

    Yes, I’m angry… very, very angry. Hug your kids if you have any, and demand answers to righteous questions.

    That is all I have to say.

  • the frumious bandersnatch

    BSO deputies, by and large, are the salt of the earth, and care deeply for their communities. I work at a school that sheltered many of them during hurricane Irma. (We have several emergency generators and plenty of diesel fuel.) Please don’t confuse them with their boss.

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