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  • Obscure law allowed Alabama sheriff to LEGALLY pocket at least $750,000 in taxpayer funds [tr]

    03/16/2018 8:07:09 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 37 replies
    A P ^ | March 16, 2018
    Full Title: Obscure pre-WWII law allowed Alabama sheriff Todd Entrekin to LEGALLY pocket at least $750,000 in taxpayer funds GADSDEN, Ala. — An Alabama sheriff legally used more than $750,000 of funds meant to feed inmates to purchase a beach house. Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin told The Birmingham News he follows a state law passed before World War II that allows sheriffs to keep “excess” inmate-feeding funds for themselves. Entrekin reported on state ethics forms that he made “more than $250,000” each of the past three years through the funds. The sheriff’s annual salary is more than $93,000. He...
  • If Sheriff Israel is the “amazing” leader he says he is, he will release videos...

    03/04/2018 1:57:25 AM PST · by MilesVeritatis · 23 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | March 03, 2018 | MIAMI HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD
    [Full headline:] "If Sheriff Israel is the “amazing” leader he says he is, he will release videos of his deputies’ actions during Parkland shooting" It’s imperative that Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel release video recordings of what his deputies did, and didn’t do, outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School while Nikolas Cruz was on a killing spree inside. First, Israel himself has said that the public needs to know this information. He’s right, and he should accommodate the people on whose behalf he and his deputies work. This is an extraordinary case in which his department bears a large share...
  • BREAKING VIDEO: Sheriff Scott Israel Spoke Arabic At Muslim Gathering

    03/01/2018 5:42:40 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 138 replies
    bigleaguepolitics ^ | Feb 26, 2018 | Patrick Howley
    A video has surfaced of Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel attending a meeting of Muslims, where both Israel and one of his deputies spoke in Arabic. The deputy said that Israel pledged to keep young people out of jail and to put “God first, your family second and the community third.” Israel credits his deputy Nezar Hamze as a likeminded individual who is on the same mission as Israel. Israel compares himself and Hamze to lions on a mission. Both Israel and Namze boast that they keep young people out of jail, rather than put them in. “I want you...
  • Broward County Sheriffs Trained Area Mosque Attendees How To Protect Themselves

    02/28/2018 10:10:58 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/28/18 | Judi McLeod
    The big question now is: When are Sheriff Scott Israel and his deputy Nezar Hamze going to be asked to turn their badges in? Not let out in the mainstream media’s “official narrative” on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting is that the Broward County Sheriff’s Department had been spending resources on firearms training at radical area mosques with attendees being taught how to protect themselves. The progressive left’s Second Amendment slogan should be: ‘Guns: Safe in the hands of jihadists, but not in the hands of American citizens’.
  • FL AG Bondi: ‘Some Folks’ in Broward County Sheriff’s Department ‘Were Not Honest With Me’

    02/27/2018 12:27:40 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 71 replies ^ | 2/26/18 | Pam Key
    Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said members of the Broward County Sheriff’s Department were not honest about why more deputies reportedly failed to enter the building and engage with the shooter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Bondi said, “I know a lot more than you all do now, so all I’m going to say is, yes, I believe there needs to be a full investigation. I don’t think some people were honest and we’re going to investigate this situation in Florida, and the right thing will be done.” Steve Doocy asked,...
  • Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel must resign or be fired (Petition)

    02/26/2018 8:01:49 PM PST · by Az Joe · 33 replies
    The Rebel Media ^ | 02/26/2018 | John Cardillo
    Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel’s history of corruption, incompetence, protecting radical Muslims, and politicizing the Sheriff’s Office has now resulted in the deaths of 17 innocents. He must be removed. It's time for Florida Governor Rick Scott to fire Sheriff Scott Israel if he refuses to resign.
  • Dimwit Florida Sheriff Was 'Once a Proud Member of Team Obama'

    02/26/2018 8:23:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    PJ media ^ | 02/26/2018 | Jack Dunphy
    When some major police incident occurs, it is most often my practice to withhold comment until I can be sure that most of the facts surrounding it have been revealed. A horrific event like a school shooting like that which occurred in Parkland, Fla., arouses the impulse to weigh in with opinions based on incomplete or even false information. It is best to resist this impulse. Others, of course, with endless hours of air time to fill, and with agendas to push along, are unable to resist it. There may be more egregious examples of this, but I don’t see...
  • Sheriff Israel To Local Reporter On His Deputy's Failure: 'That's Not My Responsibility'

    02/26/2018 8:05:10 AM PST · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 25, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    Embattled Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told a local NBC station on Sunday that the failure of his resource officer, who was armed and on site during the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, is "not my responsibility." [Snip] "Leaders are responsible for the agency, but leaders are not responsible for a person," Israel told the station. "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."
  • Broward’s Cowards

    02/26/2018 3:50:10 AM PST · by MilesVeritatis · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | February 25, 2018 | THE EDITORS
    It is impossible to imagine circumstances under which Broward County sheriff Scott Israel could attempt to perform his duties with the confidence of the public. He should resign immediately, and if, as he promises, he refuses to go quietly, then he should be shown the door by the people he professes to serve. The numbers tell the story: 23 sheriff’s calls involving the Parkland shooter; 18 sheriff’s calls involving the shooter’s behavior directly (some of the others were principally about his brother); four sheriff’s deputies, armed and trained, cowering outside the high school while the killer within carried out his...
  • 74 Lawmakers Call On Florida Gov. To ‘Immediately’ Suspend Broward County Sheriff

    02/25/2018 8:11:25 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 88 replies ^ | February 25th, 2018
  • Broward County Sheriff: 'Of Course I Won't Resign'

    02/25/2018 10:30:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 180 replies ^ | February 25, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Today on CNN’s State of the Union, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel slammed critics who have called for his resignation due to a massive failure on the police department’s part to take proactive measures that could have prevented the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting which lead  to 17 innocent Americans being killed.On one of the final questions in the interview, host Jake Tapper read state representative Bill Hager (R-Boca Raton) statement that said, “An investigation by Sheriff Israel into the unfathomable inaction of these deputies will do nothing to bring back the 17 victims the Sheriff was fully aware...
  • Who Gave the Broward County Sheriff's Deputies the STAND DOWN ORDER? (van)

    02/24/2018 3:42:48 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 94 replies
    Ed D ^ | Feb 24, 2018 | I smell a rat
    Everybody believe deputies on the radio for 4 minutes during the slaughter, hiding outside the school, were not given direction by the Sheriff? I don't.
  • The Government is Here to Help You: Broward County Deputy Sheriff Was at Shooting Scene But...

    02/24/2018 5:30:18 AM PST · by davikkm · 27 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    If you remember Ronald Reagan, one of my favorite presidents ever, he had a famous saying which goes something like this: The 9 most terrifying words in the English language are: I am from the Government and I am here to help. Truer words have never been spoken. If you were wondering what’s up with the left kicking and screaming about gun control in the aftermath of the Florida massacre, the answer is very simple: they are trying to cover their behinds and follow an occult agenda, that has nothing with our safety and/or security. The thing is, this school...
  • #ResignSheriffIsrael Trending on Twitter

    02/23/2018 6:55:00 PM PST · by saywhatagain · 24 replies
    Twitter ^ | Feb 23, 2018 | Twitter
    The leaks that are happening are coming from the inside. There are officers appalled at what transpired that day and I believe more stuff will come out. It’s time that this failed leader steps down and takes responsibility or his failure.
  • Broward County Sheriff Was Accused of Corruption: 'Lions Don't Care About the Opinions of Sheep'

    02/23/2018 3:12:20 PM PST · by Sopater · 31 replies
    Reason ^ | 2/23/18 | Robby Soave
    Michael Laughlin/ZUMA Press/NewscomBroward County Sheriff Scott Israel—the man whose agency failed to prevent the Parkland massacre despite having received a tip last November that Nikolas Cruz was plotting a mass shooting—has been accused of public corruption.Two years ago, the Sun Sentinel reported that Israel was rewarding top political supporters by giving them and their family members cushy jobs doing public relations and community outreach for the Broward County Sheriff's Office. One such position, outreach manager, paid out a salary of $78,489. The person who got that job was the husband of Israel's campaign manager.Israel had been a Republican but ran...

    02/23/2018 7:53:04 AM PST · by shortstop · 46 replies ^ | 02/23/18 | Bob Lonsberry
    The great compounding tragedy of the slaughter at Stoneman Douglas High School is that it could have been prevented and stopped, if only law enforcement had done its job. It's not a shade of gray, it's a clear fail. Federal and local police did not follow policy or best practices, and a monster was unimpeded by law enforcement either before or during his rampage. This isn't about the gun debate, or school security, it's about cops who simply didn't do their jobs. On four separate occasions, special agents of the FBI and deputies of the Broward County Sheriff's Office failed...
  • Deputies will now carry AR-15 rifles on school grounds in Fla. county, sheriff says

    02/21/2018 4:48:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 205 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/21/18 | JULIA JACOBO
    Broward County sheriff's deputies will now carry AR-15 rifles while on school campuses following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last week, Sheriff Scott Israel announced today. The new policy was implemented Wednesday morning. In lieu of gun lockers, the only time deputies will not be "slinging a rifle" is when the firearm is locked in police vehicles, Israel said. The rifles will not be fully automatic and will only be handled by deputies who are "trained and qualified" to operate them, Israel said.
  • San Francisco Sheriff Who Defended Sanctuary City Status Defeated In a Landslide

    01/30/2018 1:36:40 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 90 replies
    townhall ^ | Nov 04, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi looks like he’ll be updating his resume after suffering a landslide loss in his re-election bid last night. \ Mirkarimi was in office when Kate Steinle was shot and killed by Francisco Sanchez, a five-time deported illegal alien. It set off a national debate about sanctuary cities, San Francisco becoming one of them in 1989. In July, Mirkarimi defended the policy, telling CNN’s Jake Tapper that the policy makes the city “safer.” Nevertheless, there were other reasons why Mirkarimi was booted. His tenure was dotted with controversy, one of them, as Katie mentioned, being a...
  • [California] ICE agent's desk booted from Monterey County Jail

    12/18/2017 6:53:12 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 15 replies
    KSBW ^ | Dec 18, 2017 | Amy Larson
    SALINAS, Calif. — Monterey County Sheriff Steve Bernal announced Monday that he will no longer allow a federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent to have a desk in the Monterey County Jail. A new California law going into effect January 1, 2018, SB54, declares California as a "sanctuary state." Bernal said his decision to remove the ICE agent's desk was a result of complying with SB54, as well as consulting with several stakeholders who advocate for immigrants' rights on the Central Coast. An ICE agent was given a desk at the Monterey County Jail two years ago, shortly after Bernal...
  • how to petition sheriff/police to issue statement not supporting unconstitutional laws?

    11/08/2017 9:41:01 AM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 16 replies
    self | 11/8/17 | NewJerseyJoe
    For those you have engaged in public advocacy in the past: what is the right/best way to petition the county sheriff's office or local police departments, to ask them to issue a public statement saying "We will not obey or enforce any illegal or unconstitutional laws"? Hoping that some of you have been through something similar in the past and can offer good solid advice. Thanks FReepers. PS: if your answer is "Move to another state" or "It's too late for your state" -- that's not helpful. Yes, we know the long-term solution -- but some still want to put...