Skip to comments.Behind Cruz's Rampage: Obama's School-Leniency Policy
Posted on 03/01/2018 4:40:31 AM PST by RoosterRedux
Despite committing a string of arrestable offenses on campus before the Florida school shooting, Nikolas Cruz was able to escape the attention of law enforcement, pass a background check and purchase the weapon he used to slaughter 14 fellow students and three adults because of Obama administration efforts to make school discipline more lenient.
Documents reviewed by RealClearInvestigations and interviews show that his school district in Floridas Broward County was in the vanguard of a strategy, adopted by more than 50 other major school districts nationwide, allowing thousands of troubled, often violent, students to commit crimes without legal consequence. The aim was slowing the "school-to-prison pipeline."
He had a clean record, so alarm bells didnt go off when they looked him up in the system, veteran FBI agent Michael Biasello told RCI. He probably wouldnt have been able to buy the murder weapon if the school had referred him to law enforcement."
Disclosures about the strategy add a central new element to the Parkland shooting story: It's not just one of official failings at many levels and of America's deep divide over guns, but also one of deliberate federal policy gone awry.
In 2013, the year before Cruz entered high school, the Broward County school system scrapped and rewrote its discipline policy to make it much more difficult for administrators to suspend or expel problem students, or for campus police to arrest them for misdemeanors including some of the crimes Cruz allegedly committed in the years and months leading up to the deadly Feb. 14 shooting at his Fort Lauderdale-area school.
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Add to this rampant featherbedding cronyism in the Broward County Sheriffs Office, and this is what you get.
If you took the German template (license, background check, etc), the kid would never have gotten the license or the gun.
First, just on the background check, they would have noticed the 30-odd visits to the house and asked for each report. Violence or tendency to get highly emotional would be noted. The threats at the school? Would be noted. So at the first step....he never would have gotten permission to own a gun.
Second, the doctor’s review. Here, the doctor would have noted that he was recommended for a special school for emotionally-troubled kids. If he’d been treated for paranoid schizophrenia....another strike. On any anti depression drugs? Another strike. So the doctor would have refused to sign the 2nd statement required.
Third, going to the gun club and attending the classes. If this Cruz had shown up for the classes and shown any behavior issues where he couldn’t control himself...the instructor would have revoked the class deal, and that would end this path.
Cruz just never should had been let off the hook by the school, his mother, and the Sheriff’s office. He needed a full-up secure mental hospital for the rest of his life.
The difference between the German model and the American model is that there is no right to own a gun in Germany. That is why all of these non-state actors have the ability to obstruct.
In the United States, you do have the right. In order for that right to be revoked, there has to be an adjudication. There are due processes that must be observed.
As long as everybody does their job, the system works. But when the police refuse to enforce laws or mental health workers fail to report dangerous people, the system breaks down.
The solution is to remind people at every level that the laws are there for a reason, and insist that they do their jobs.
In the case of the mental nuts....go ask people if they are willing to go back to the 1950s mentality of just locking up nutcases permanently. No one wants to do it. Across the US, there are probably over 250,000 paranoid schizophrenic folks who ought to be in a secure facility.
You should think it through before a shooter happens. Fight back. It may be your only chance to not die a coward.
This LIBERAL POLICY is why 17 victims are dead. The group who approved this policy are guilty of murder!
Barry`s legacy, DEATH.
Great article and what I noticed the most? Not a peep, not a single word about these facts from the dominant neo-marxist media protecting their ideological comrades .
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