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Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Sheriff Scott Israel shoves aside NRA as scapegoat for Parkland massacre
Leftists love scapegoats when they
get to choose them. But their narrative on the Marjory Stoneman
Douglas High School mass slaughter is crashing and burning. The
statist gun-grabbers thought they had another golden opportunity when 17 people
were massacred at a high school in an affluent suburb of Fort Lauderdale,
Florida. Plenty of articulate student survivors and grieving parents
to mobilize for kangaroo court town halls and to be bussed to Tallahassee and
Washington, D.C. spelled good visuals and heartbreaking stories.
The knee-jerk response of the
left-media combine following a school shooting always is to blame the NRA,
in the way of dreams of tyranny. If only Americans didn't
have access to guns, we'd all be safe, goes the familiar mantra, ignoring mass
slaughters in gun-restrictive locales the Bataclan in
But this time, it turns out that an
armed responder was present – joined by three colleagues from the Broward
sheriff – and all failed to take action as the carnage continued. It
also turns out that federal
funding and local
policies prevented the arrest of the perp for crimes committed that
would have prevented him from buying his armory. Existing laws could
have prevented the problem, and existing personnel on the spot at the high
school could have minimized casualties. But they didn't – and one
man stands at the center of both problems: Broward County sheriff Scott Israel.
Over the weekend, Sheriff Israel
moved aggressively to make himself the scapegoat for the outrageous
slaughter. Two videos tell the story.
First, if you have half an hour,
treat yourself to the grilling administered by Jake Tapper on CNN's
Sunday-morning interview show.
Tapper was moderator at CNN's now
notorious town hall where Israel
berated NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch while concealing the fact that his
armed deputies stood by as the shooter finished his bloody
mission. Perhaps Tapper doesn't appreciate being bamboozled this
Israel, already in a hole, dug deeper
a bit later in the day, claiming he was not responsible for his deputies'
Sheriff Scott Israel refusing to resign telling @nbc6: "I gave him a gun. I gave him a
badge. I gave him the training. If he didn’t have the heart to go in, that’s
not my responsibility." Clip from our one-on-one interview below. #DouglasHighSchoolpic.twitter.com/FV5Gn0ZEBY
Keep in mind that the tapes of cell
phone or radio conversations with the four deputies who stood by have not been
released. It is inconceivable that they did not contact their bosses
and ask for guidance. When those tapes are released, we will
understand what kind of orders they were under from the sheriff's
Israel was a fervent supporter of
Hillary Clinton's candidacy.
He is even reported to have been a
favorite of Clinton for appointment as director if the FBI. But he
is now so radioactive that the #fireSheriffIsrael hashtag is trending, and
Governor Rick Scott is pondering removing him from office, a move that is fully
within Governor Scott's power.
In the era of Trump, conservatives
don't accept the media-generated memes as gospel. We fight
back. And often enough, we win. This story is not going
away, and it could get much, much worse for the party of statists who demand
our guns while they prove they are unable to protect us.