My innovative initiatives also helped keep children in school and out of jail, greatly expanding the juvenile civil citation program and making issuance of civil citations mandatory for BSO deputies.When "one more chance" became one chance too many....
THIS is why Nikolas Cruz was able to buy a weapon.— Steph (@steph93065) February 24, 2018
In a sane world, he would not have been eligible after so many calls to police for violence and other alarming behavior.
Talk to the liberals that run Broward county. #ParklandShooting #2a #JoinTheNRA #browardcowards #2a pic.twitter.com/UZe4NMNKOO
What happened at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018, was the perfect storm of deadliness and complicity.
As alluded to in the above Tweet, there is more — much more — to the systemic failure than FBI missteps and the Boward Police Department's botched visits to the Cruz home.
From this source:
...2011/2012 Broward County School administration made a policy decision to block the arrests of students in order to improve their education statistics....Read the rest HERE. This is a must-read!
This kind of coverup goes in many a public school system.
I know for a fact that the school systems here in the D.C. Metro Area have the same policy of obfuscation — and for the same reason as above. Mustn’t let the real-estate taxpayers know what is going on in the public schools systems which taxpayers fund.
And private schools can be complicit, too. I've also seen that complicity.
Since I began my teaching career in 1973, here are a few of the crimes that I've personally seen schools sweep under the rug, often to protect the schools' reputations:
the gang rape of a teacher at back-to-school night
dealing cocaine on campus
assault with a deadly weapon on one school campus but never reported to the school to which this student transferred, and the student soon after the transfer, assaulted another student with a deadly weapon
emotionally disturbed students who are inappropriately mainstreamed committing assault on campus during the school day
allowing one diagnosed sociopath to continue classes in the mainstream classes for at least two years after the diagnosis, of which the administration was fully aware.
Additional reading HERE, not the same link as the previous link in this blog post.
Should not these school policies and police-department policies be addressed and revised? Such revision is in the Public Interest (Mustang's site).
What other mass shootings has an AR-15 - or similar rifle - been used in?Notice the time gap toward the beginning of the list: 1984-2007. Why did that time gap occur?
February 24, 1984: Tyrone Mitchell, 28, killed two and wounded 12 at a Los Angeles school before killing himself
October 7, 2007: Tyler Peterson, 20, killed six and injured one at an apartment in Crandon, Wisconsin, before killing himself
June 20, 2012: James Eagan Holmes, 24, killed 12 and injured 58 at a cinema in Aurora, Colorado
December 14, 2012: Adam Lanza, 20, killed 27 people in Newtown Connecticut, before killing himself
June 7, 2013: John Zawahri, 23, killed five and injured three in Santa Monica, California, before he was killed
March 19, 2015: Justin Fowler, 24, killed one and injured two on a street in Little Water, New Mexico, before he was killed
May 31, 2015: Jeffrey Scott Pitts, 36, killed two and injured two at a store in Conyers, Georgia, before he was killed
October 31, 2015: Noah Jacob Harpham, 33, killed three on a street in Colorado Springs, Colorado, before he was killed
December 2, 2015: Syed Rizwyan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, 28 and 27, killed 14 and injured 21 in California, before they were killed
June 12, 2016: Omar Mateen, 29, killed 49 and injured 50 at an Orlando nightclub, before he was killed
October 1, 2017: Stephen Paddock, 64, killed 58 and injured hundreds at a music festival in Las Vegas, before he killed himself
November 5, 2017: Devin Kelley, 26, killed 26 at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, before he was killed