Skip to comments.A Parkland Father’s Quest for Accountability
Posted on 01/12/2019 9:22:26 AM PST by reaganaut1
Mr. Pollack believes that political correctness killed Meadow. A prominent villain in his narrative is Robert Runcie, who came to Broward from Chicago in 2011 as the superintendent of the countys public schools. Mr. Runcie introduced a program called Promisea feel-good acronym for Preventing Recidivism through Opportunities, Mentoring, Interventions, Support and Educationunder which students who commit crimes in public schools would no longer be reported to the police by administrators. Under Promise, students would be evaluated and dealt with exclusively within the schools and their associated reform programs. Even felonies as severe as drug dealing, sexual assault and bringing weapons to school could lawfully be kept from the police.
Mr. Runcie saw that minority students were being referred to the police at higher rates than whites, as Mr. Pollack tells it. Rather than recognize that misbehavior can be the result of many complex problems outside school, or at home, the superintendent concluded the disparity was because teachers and schools were racist. With no reporting, now theres no crime. The schools data looks great. Problem solved.
But a much worse problem was created: No student has a criminal background as a result, so once you graduate from school and want to buy a gun, background checks are useless.
Mr. Runcie and his supporters called their policy discipline reform. Violent students had to attend healing circles, among other sorts of in-house, nonjudicial remedies. The result, says Mr. Pollackso agitated that he almost shoutsis that mentally disturbed students, violent psychopaths like 18-1958, are right there in the classroom with normal students like my daughter, and with teachers who dont know how to deal with them, since they cant bring in the cops.
(Excerpt) Read more at wsj.com ...
Andrew Pollack’s daughter was killed at Parkland. He has co-authored a book Why Meadow Died: The People and Policies That Created the Parkland Shooter and Endangered Americas Students” due out next month.
political correctness killed
Yes but it is mighty hard to prosecute it.
We all know what caused the Parkland shooting.
Marco Rubio took money from the NRA. /s
Hopefully Mr. Runcie will soon follow in the footsteps of Israel as he is a bigger part of the failure.
If his program wasnt implemented the cops would have never had to go to Parkland High
Israels cops were at the perps house on too many occasions and the wacko should have been locked up for psych reasons.
Runcies’ program negated all those reasons
Runcie looked mighty worried (below) when the Sun Sentinel caught up with him for the story of multiple
exiting school officials....all of them subjects of the murdered students parents' escalating anger.
Supt Runcie alerted School Board members of the departure of human resources' Nichols, head since 2015, who ignorantly
overruled the firing of a school security guard found sexually harassing students, including Meadow, one of the murdered students.
Parents were outraged to learn that School Security Guard Medina was still employed by the school.
In fact, Medina was the first to see Cruz on school property carrying a rifle bag that infamous day BUT DID NOTHING ABOUT IT.
Runcie placed the blame solely on the exiting Nichols. Mr. Nichols signed off on it, Runcie said at the time.
I was not aware of it until after it was brought up." Thats all the $400,000 Supt had to say.
NOTE: Harasser Medina and another security type whose performance on Feb. 14 was deemed ineffective were let go.
(SOURCE: Sun Sentinel report)
Runcie is a stupid excuse for a $400,000 Supt..... doesnt understand IT IS HIS JOB to know these things and TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
Andy Pollack will bring down many many Democrats not only in Broward County but in other Democrat infected cities where the school crime rates have”magically” fallen since Obama’s fake P R O M I S E program of lying to steal federal money OUR money started.
Adhering to The Obama Plan was clearly the order of the day for these imbeciles.
Broward Police Captain Jan Jordan told sheriff's deputies to 'stage' and form a perimeter outside the shooting...... as students and teachers were being massacred inside. Jordan also denied deployment of two Rescue Task Force teams that had arrived. Three paramedics and 3-4 officers had rushed to the scene to help---but Jordan denied them entry.....
A lesbian, Jan Jordan, 49, was in charge of deputies who responded to the first calls of the shooting.
Broward Sheriff Scott Israel himself placed Captain Jan Jordan in charge of the school massacre scene.
Jordan has since left her Captain's job, but she, like Peterson, Runcie and Sheriff Israel are still cashing Broward paychecks.
It is common for a Congressman to secure federal monies for their district.
<><> What part did D/W/S play in securing the $58 million bribes, er, I mean tax dollars
Obama showered on Broward for keeping minorities off the arrest roles?
<><> The troubled Cruz was visited by Broward police some 47 times before the massacre.
<><> Where are the police reports of L/E's 47 visits?
<><>Did D/W/S have any nice things to say about Cruz BEFORE he massacred students and faculty?
<><> Did D/W/S have a hand in keeping Cruz off the arrest records so Broward could cash in?
<><> Can the imbecile Sheriff and the Congressional beast from Broward account for all of Obama's $58 million?
<><> The good-for-nothing Sheriff also had a $800M L/E budget. Can the bozo account for all that money??
"Your cut of the Broward money is in a numbered account in an offshore French
Polynesian bank, my President."
Runcie is swimming in money-----he got a $28,000 raise and additional benefits under his contract. The deal brings Runcies salary to $335,000 and extends his employment through June 30, 2023.
Under his new contract, Runcie would:
--Be able to trade in 15 of his 29 vacation days for a cash value of $20,500.
-- Get $48,000 contributed annually from the school board for retirement plans
-- Be allowed to earn a pension based on four years of his service in Chicago,
estimated to cost taxpayers $80,000.
A the salary hearing, more than 30 Broward people lined up to praise Runcies work since he started in 2011. Leaders of local community organizations, businesses and schools praised improved student achievement, Runcies communication skills and inclusion and protection of immigrants and minorities under Obama's vaunted "Promise" plan. Then the massacre took place.
Earlier, Runcie was named Supt of The Year.
Full article available here:
Andrew is one of the few men in Broward county. Lots pf stones
Been doing a running account on “Promise” and the Parkland school in http://www.theusmat.com/index.htm
Broward jumped in feet-first...seeing a dollar sign on every crime....big or small. It was all gleefully pocketed.
N-o-t-h-i-n-g was allowed to stand in the way of the federal tax dollars pouring into Broward.
Broward L/E was called to Cruz's home 47 times.....but the bribed cops pretended nothing was amiss.
All that was required was to have Cruz attend a sap-happy "healing circle" mandated by PROMISE.
Yet the first cry was gun control from all the idiots and made it about gun control to hide the insidious despicable sheriff, his people, the superintendent and the school administration. Yet they all still have jobs and pensions and nothing happened them after the killing of sons and daughters
Broward Senior Brandon Huff rushed to the building where the shooting was taking place....... The school resource officer was behind a stairwell wall, just standing there, and he had his gun drawn, and he was just pointing it at the building, Huff said. Shots started going off inside, and you could hear them going off over and over again. [ ]
He was pointing his gun at nothing. He was pointing his gun just at the building with kids in it, and he was just talking on the radio, and he never did anything for four minutes, Huff said. [ ]
Hes the only one with a gun, Huff said. Hes wearing a bullet proof vest, he has all that while school security guards, coaches were running in shielding kids Coach Feis, Hixon were running in, shielding kids from bullets and losing their lives while he did nothing.
“Mr. Pollack believes that political correctness killed Meadow. A prominent villain in his narrative is Robert Runcie, who came to Broward from Chicago in 2011 as the superintendent of the countys public schools.
An incredibly dangerous situation. With liberal fascists allowing criminal students to murder other students, you will create a vigilance situation.
I predict that some parent whose child is murdered will shoot and kill the administrator or principal who allowed it.
This will be followed by a jury nullification, absolving the parent.
We are heading for rule via the barrel of a gun: If you can shoot better and faster than your opponent, you rule.
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