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Friday, February 23, 2018

Deputy failed in school shooting

Scot Peterson quit the Broward County Sheriff's department after video showed he failed to engage the shooter who entered and killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Peterson was the school's cop, or in the parlance of the bureaucracy, "resource officer."



Sheriff Scott Israel told reporters that watching Peterson stay outside the building instead of engaging the shooter was devastating.

"These families lost their children, we lost coaches. I've been to the funerals. I've been to the homes where they're sitting shiva. I've been to the vigils. It's just, there are no words," the sheriff said.

Sheriff Israel immediately suspended Peterson without pay. Peterson then resigned.

"Two other resource officers were placed on administrative duties as well in relation to the incident," ABC News reported.

Thus not only did the FBI screw up in failing to follow up on the tips about the shooter, but the local sheriff's office had an officer on campus who did nothing to stop the shooting.

So yes, let's talk about gun control.

We need to take the guns away from law-abiding people, and simply trust the police. They will protect us.

I am 100% behind law enforcement. They put their lives on the line every day.

But if he could have stopped the killing at 16, that would have been one life saved.

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44 comments:

  1. Don and everyone else you need to read this.They are trying to shift the blame for this shooting away from all the corruption that let it happen,

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/23/broward-county-sheriffs-office-did-not-miss-warning-signs-or-make-mistakes/


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

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    1. Yes. Not reporting dangerous behavior was school policy. "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."

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  2. The latest news is that the retired Broward police officer has armed police at his home to keep the press away. They don't guard the school kids that well. Time for Sheriff Israel to follow Peterson out the door.

    Bucky

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  3. Somehow this failure will be put upon the NRA. The government cannot and will not protect us. We must be responsible for our own defense.

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    1. The SCOTUS ruled law enforcement has no constitutional requirement to protect the public.

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  4. Unbelievable. Utter cowardice. Anyone care to place a bet on his political party affiliation? - Elric

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    1. Scott Israel (D) has been a horrendous presence in Broward. I've had multiple issues dealing with this weasel, so no love lost, but sadly lemmings will re-elect this media whore.

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    2. theconservativetreehouse.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/sheriff-israel-hillary-clinton-robert-runcie.jpg?w=640

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  5. When seconds count the cop sent to protect you is checking his tinder account and puffing a reefer.

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  6. This story is so important. You don't need a gun because the police have one.

    Except they can't be everywhere. They don't teleport. And when they get there, they still don't use their guns until the body count hits 17.

    There are many exceptional individuals in police departments. But they are human and want to come alive to their families and will wait for backup or even show cowardice and human failings at times too.

    The 2nd amendment is the one that instead of relying on a fallible all-powerful state, simply says we can protect our lives and not have to beg the government to.

    It should have been the first amendment. It is the right to keep your life.

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  7. 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.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/post-nation/wp/2018/02/22/armed-sheriffs-deputy-stayed-outside-florida-school-while-mass-killing-took-place/

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    1. https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/289466/
      "The entire media sets up a week-long hatefest aimed at the NRA, culminating in that shameful fake “Town Hall,” and then the very next day it comes out that there was a police officer there who was too cowardly to do anything, and Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, who was shaming and lecturing gun owners the night before, must have known it while he was up there on stage."
      That Sheriff needs to be held accountable, not just lash out at others.
      JimNorCal

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    2. Appears there are policies in place in that county to avoid charging teens with crimes. This is troubling.
      https://mobile.twitter.com/thelastrefuge2/status/966854507744374784

      JimNorCal

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  8. Why is no one talking the obvious. We have trained, selfless individuals ready to walk our walls. They have already done so. Put a returning vet on each campus.

    He will not run. He will not hide.

    Remember, you can teach someone to shoot. You can't always teach someone to take a life. Let's not put our teachers in that position. Especially, to have to kill one of their students.

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  9. Cruz went to that school. He knew there would be an armed deputy there.

    This could've been a suicide-by-cop plan from the beginning. But when the cop ran away and hid, the slaughter began.

    Disgraceful doesn't even begin to describe Peterson's horrific dereliction of duty.

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    1. No, the sub-human excrement WANTED to be infamous, but the broward-coward cop could have prevented the massacre (or at least reduce the # of casualties).

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  10. Unbelievable. They want to disarm us and rely on the government - which repeatedly fails.

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  11. This is what "it" looks like folks. Pay ATTENTION! If you DON'T know what "it" is I would be wasting our time trying to explain "it" to you.....

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  12. A good Mandated federal solution doesn't exist. The states can be given money and let the locals set up what works for them.
    In general arming teachers will probably work in some places but not others. In NYC it is a non starter. In Israel I'm told every school is a fortress with a fence and armed guards who have both the firepower and training to prevent much damage. Severe security at entrance is a priority I would think. These slaughters happen over a period of minutes. While ongoing they are hardly stoppable. Confrontation outside a locked perimeter should be the goal by properly armed and trained people with consequences for their failure too.
    If this little swine is allowed to avoid capital punishment these children have been wasted to no end.
    I'm an NRA lifer and I intend to remain one. The exposure of previous government incompetence has been a major gift of the Trump administration. Too bad it has carried over into the present and poisoned states like FL too. We have to always help protect ourselves.

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    1. Well said, all of it. I agree that this is not a federal matter, and must be left to the states. Utah, which requires schools to allow ANY CC License holder to carry on campus, has not had any school shootings. That's a good model, I think. If Florida wants to continue its Gun Free Zone madness, it should be Florida's legislature that has to bear the aftermath.

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  13. Peterson is a mindless coward who, obviously, had no intention of performing his job, which was to protect the students! He is a disgrace and his ilk should be weeded out of any similar position. His job wasn't to sit around on his big a** and pull in a big paycheck, while doing not a dam- thing. His job was to put himself between the student and the shooter. Many INSIDE that school would have felt blessed if they had had his gun. Coward!!!!!!

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  14. Wouldn’t the systematic refusal of the school board and the police to report, investigate and document Cruz’s many potentially criminal incidents result in him having a “clean” record when a background check was run, thus allowing him to purchase a gun? Yes, the “resource officer” ran and hid in fear of his life, but the whole rotten local government “ran and hid” for years for political expedience! And then there’s the FBI... anyone asking WHY they didn’t follow up on the citizen tips on Cruz? Was the FBI also refusing to do their duty to help keep “minority” crime stats down? When does that shoe drop?

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  15. The message is since the police can't, or won't, protect you, give up your guns. Only makes sense to a leftist.

    And I can't believe they're protecting the pos that wouldn't protect the kids: leave him on his own like he did to those children.

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  16. Read Dana Loesch's response to this "peace officer" after he tried to shame her at the CNN lynch mob and said nothing about this.

    Shpam would appear to be right about him.

    Ms Loesch has let the world know about him and I suspect he'll leave a lot of blood every time he sits down for the rest of his life.

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    1. Dana Loesch is soccer ball and teddy bear, DACA greeting never Trumper.
      http://www.nationalreview.com/article/430126/donald-trump-conservatives-oppose-nomination

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    2. Yup, I ignore Ms Loesch. Some years ago, I watched her join Megan Kelley in an ugly ad hominem attack on Jenny McCarthy (who wasn't even on the show to defend herself) over McCarthy's demand for ethical vaccines. Then her silly NeverTrump article, in which she showed an appalling ignorance of Mr Trump's long conservative history, made it apparent that she follows the leader but doesn't do her own research.

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    3. Loesch may not be a Trump Kool-Aid drinker, but she's a convert, just like me. And I hardly think anyone on this site disputes my conservativism.

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    4. Hoss, it's not the Trump supporters who are the Kook-Aid drinkers.

      Dana Loesch is a fine woman and good NRA spokesman, but like us all she has flaws. In this, she's vs. CNN; I'm 100% on her side in this fight. However, she didn't do herself any favors with her anti-Trump nonsense on that ridiculous NRO site.

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  17. We've gone from "when seconds count, the police are only minutes away" to "when seconds count, the police might not even show up".

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  18. Shouldn't this SRO known about this lunatic kids problems and reported them up the chain of command?

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    1. He did know. He had incidents with the kid previously. Per school policy, the SRO's job was to reduce the number of school-based incidents reported to the police. Read the link in first comment above.

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  19. This is pathetic.

    Going into the building IS the Damn job.

    Otherwise, go to work for the DMV.

    DCP

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  20. There are brave cops, and there are feckless gendarmes.

    https://monologues.co.uk/musichall/Songs-G/Gendarmes-Duet.htm

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  21. Vox day has most the Twitter message about the issue. Yeah, they've been letting kids off who have committed felonies to keep their crime numbers down.

    http://voxday.blogspot.com/2018/02/the-broward-county-cover-up.html

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    1. He's exactly right. The Conservative Treehouse has a great writeup too, about the same thing:

      "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." Naturally they ignore warning signs too.

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/23/broward-county-sheriffs-office-did-not-miss-warning-signs-or-make-mistakes/

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  22. Demonstrates the absurdity of proposing concealed carry against ARs. Even the police know they are no match for a novice with an AR.

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    1. Your comment pre-supposes that the Coward of the Broward knew what weapon the school shooter was using to kill his classmates while the police officer sworn to protect sat on his [fully vested public employee pension]. Officer Scot Peterson knew no such thing, so your point is irrelevant.

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    2. Which means that, since there's several hundreds of thousands of AR's (and AK's etc.) in private hands, the police should disarm because they can't dream of imposing their will on civilians.
      Right?

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  23. The latest report is that there were 4 Deputies outside who didn't go in.

    http://dailycaller.com/2018/02/23/four-deputies-waited-outside-stoneman-douglas/

    DCP

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