2018-07-05 11:31:09 UTC
BY DAN ZIMMERMAN |JUL 03, 2018 |55 COMMENTS
Scott Israel Sheriff Fired Broward County
The first reaction to this report that Broward County’s laughingstock of a
chief law enforcement officer, Scott Israel is about to get the boot is…duh!
Of course they’re going to get rid of him. He and his embarrassment of an
operation bungled the run-up and the response to the Parkland school
shooting in virtually every way possible.
They knew the shooter was a big problem — Broward County deputies had
responded to dozens of calls from his home — but they didn’t prosecute him
when he was violent at school. The kids threw up more red flags than an
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaign stop.
Then, on the day of the shooting, his deputy failed to enter the school
during the shooting, his inexperienced commander ignored established tactics
and set up a perimeter rather than attacking the shooter and then she kept
paramedics out of the school long after the shooting had stopped.
So Sheriff Israel’s well-oiled machine was an utter disaster. Given that,
the next response to news that he’s on his way out is…what the hell took
them so long?
However, according to bigleaguepolitics.com he’s not being removed for
abysmal performance on the job . . .
According to the source, Sheriff Israel is being removed from office for
criminal issues, not malfeasance, following an investigation conducted by
the office of Florida Governor Rick Scott. The source exclusively revealed
to Big League Politics that Sheriff Israel is also allegedly being
investigated by the IRS.
According to the source in the Broward Sheriffs office, Sheriff Israel’s
removal revolves around a criminal matter that the FBI is aware of. Although
his failures surrounding the Parkland shooting initially sparked the
investigation, it isn’t the sole reason why he is being removed.
The high-level source who wished to remain anonymous told Big League
Politics that Sheriff Israel is already aware of the fact that he is being
removed from office next week.
It’s probably too much to expect that Israel’s job performance — such as it
is — would constitute sufficient reason to fire him.
Since the Parkland shooting, a lot of unflattering information has come out
regarding Sheriff Israel. Along with being a mouthpiece for Democratic
politicians and gun control advocates, like Hillary Clinton and Debbie
Wasserman Schultz who he has been photographed with, Sheriff Israel and his
department have recently made headlines for more controversy
In May, it was revealed that Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school and the
Broward County Sheriff’s office were keeping quiet the fact that Sheriff
Israel’s son, Brett, had allegedly assaulted a 14 year old student on campus
in an act of bullying.
Whatever the reason, it can only be a plus to have new leadership at the
head of the Broward County Sheriff’s Department.
It’s also possible that the timing has something to do with Governor Rick
Scott Senate campaign.
Governor Scott is expected to release a statement in the coming week when
Sheriff Israel is removed from office. Scott is currently running for US
Senate in Florida, and news of Sheriff Israel’s removal is sure to boost his
approval rating in what is gearing up to be one of the most important Senate
races in the country.
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