Saturday, April 21, 2018

Broward County Deputies Schedule No-Confidence Vote For Sheriff Scott Israel

The following article appeared in the Daily Caller on April 20th

The Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association has scheduled a no-confidence vote for Sheriff Scott Israel over his behavior during the lead-up to and aftermath of the Parkland school shooting, union president Deputy Jeff Bell announced Friday.
Sheriff Israel

The union is accusing Israel of “many instances of suspected malfeasance, misfeasance, failure to maintain fiduciary responsibility by the sheriff, failure to properly investigate possible criminal conduct by members of his senior command staff and the lack of leadership that has crushed morale throughout the agency.”

Israel’s stock skyrocketed in the initial aftermath of the shooting, highlighted by his appearance at CNN’s town hall with students and family from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, yet as more information became public about his department’s response, a clear pattern of at-the-least negligence on his part became clear.

The sheriff has resisted calls from nearly 100 Florida lawmakers to resign, and he refused to participate in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the shooting in March.

“He declined,” Chairman Chuck Grassley flatly said of Israel’s decision not to attend. “I’ve seen that sheriff all over television discussing the shooting, so it’s disappointing that he has refused to speak to the country through his testimony before this committee.”

Ed. After the shooting it was learned that Sheriff's Deputy Scott Peterson took a position outside of the school while the shooting was still ongoing, yet never entered. Sheriff Israel castigated the deputy and, one thought, rightly so.

It was discovered only later that department deputies were TAUGHT to refrain from becoming involved when students broke the law. This is part and parcel of the PROMISE Program, initiated nationwide by Barack Hussein & Co for the purpose of developing alternatives to student  suspension and in some circumstances, prohibiting arrests! 

In 2013, Broward County School Superintendent Robert Runcie told the "American Prospect" that he had to "close the racial achievement gap," having noticed a huge differential in minority students--in particular, black male students--in terms of suspensions and arrests." 

The point--17 people died in order to make believe that black and other minority students are not arrested in greater number and frequency than whites. Rather than confess to rigorous department adherence to the despicable demands of the Promise Program, thereby partially exonerating Deputy Peterson for his inaction, Sheriff Israel sold the deputy out. That makes him a lousy SOB and a boss who can't be trusted by employees performing a life and death job. 

Kick his sorry ass out, deputies. 

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