Sunday, February 25, 2018

When Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel Was Accused of Corruption, He Responded: 'Lions Don't Care About the Opinions of Sheep'

Broward 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 for office as a Democrat. He was first elected sheriff in 2012, then re-elected in 2016. According to the Sun Sentinel:
The outreach workers, who mainly attend community events, are in addition to political activists and others Israel hired into community affairs roles, writing and designing printed pieces about the agency, and sharing it on social media. The employee log shows six hired into community affairs roles, their salaries totaling $388,729.
Israel's opponents say he's built a publicly funded political machine, paying back supporters with jobs and using them to keep him in office. They say the money could be better spent, particularly after the sheriff complained about not having enough funding to secure the county courthouse, where a murder suspect recently escaped.

Asked about the allegations, Israel responded, "What have I done differently than Don Shula or Abraham Lincoln or Martin Luther King, Gandhi?"

He also said, "Lions don't care about the opinions of sheep." That's a paraphrase of a quote from the Game of Thrones character Tywin Lannister, a villainous public administrator known for promoting his family's interests ahead of the government's or the people's.

Were the employees hired to work at the Sheriff's Office competent? It certainly seems like a relevant question now that we know the authorities were forewarned about the dangers posed by Cruz. The office received at least 18 calls about Cruz's disturbing behavior and possession of weapons from 2008 to 2017. BuzzFeed has obtained records related to those calls. The most recent one, made on November 30, 2017, described Cruz as a "school shooter in the making." Broward County referred the matter to the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office but took no further action—even though a relative of Cruz had warned Broward County about Cruz's stash of weapons just three days before.

This news follows the resignation of Marjory Stoneman Douglas School Resource Officer Scot Peterson, who refused to engage the killer while the rampage was underway. Israel suspended Peterson after watching video footage of the SRO's behavior, saying that it made him "sick to my stomach."

Given the appalling failures that took place at Israel's office, the "sheep" might like to ask the "lion" some questions. Perhaps he could answer them in a less condescending and authoritarian fashion.


Slaveman said...

Perhaps this POS thinks that he represents the 'Lion of Judah' to the 'Goyim' in his county. Well, it is said that "pride cometh before a fall",... this ego-maniac needs to have his political life looked at with high magnification, immediately,... yesterday. I'm sure CNN or MSNBC will have an investigative reporter dispatched pronto, my money is on, "the most trusted news", to get to the bottom of this. Ha, Ha.... Why did you tell/allow your Deputies to 'stand down'? Most certainly you did, cause four, count 'em,... four Deputies, apparently, did just that. Care to explain that to the sheep,... Mr Lion?

Anonymous said...

It is the sheep that elected this fool into office.

A good pit-bull could take this lion down.

He needs to remember sheep have protectors so this guy may have a fight come next election.

He was taught that we are all Goyim, less than cow manure, but turns out he is full of BS himself.

A real scumbag. Ken T.

Anonymous said...

If you want controls on guns them don't be stupid about it or violate the Constitution.

Here is one that I believe would pass muster.

We know Cruz had nothing to do with this shooting. When I say we I mean for those that have a working brain.

Any young person under the age of 21 would have to have a parent or guardian sign by way of Notary that they believe this young person is competent enough to own this weapon. The parent or guardian would know if this was a troubled child/person or has mental limitations.

A fully automatic rifle with high capacity magazines don't work well for mass shootings.
If you plan to kill a lot of people then spraying bullets all over the place would just wound a lot of people but not kill them. To kill a lot of people you need to aim at a vital spot then fire, that kills. Spraying bullets wounds a lot of people and kills some.

I would rather be wounded by a rapid fire weapon than killed by a slow firing one.

Many of these gun grabbers know not what they are talking about. They need to go watch some NFL and take a knee when the players do.

It's also a shame that people are taking money and lots of it to sell out their country and countrymen.

I started hunting at age 14 and before then walked with my Dad when hunting while at the same time being taught gun safety. By-the-way, I haven't shot anyone yet and I'm an old timer now. One thing about gun safety is learning how to pick your target and which ones are never considered a legitimate target. The main stream media wants to target all people with guns. Ken T.

Anonymous said...

Low conscious and vibration levels mixed with the lust for control and power is just as dangerous as any shooter considering the illusional status this corporate blue gang member holds. A few years back there seemed to be a lot of so called Constitutional sheriff events around the country who were all claiming to be Constitutional. Depending on which constitution they are referring to, there has been only one question I have for all these self proclaimed Constitutional men and women. Even the fact that they have to validate their oaths raises a lot more questions.
My question is, How many of you Constitutional sheriff's have others locked up in your jail under any circumstances where there are no victims or injured parties involved?

I'm sure the answer will give you a real reality check.


Freewill said...

Effecting anyone between the ages of 18 and 21 to be able to have guns will impact our military in a hard way.

Anonymous said...

Gun control is hitting what you are aiming at

just some dude with dsl said...

Gun control in the USA will be stopped by a civil war... Nice job liberal scum! I wouldn't be surprised if the MSM networks will be the first to be targeted, just out right destroyed with glee! More and more patriots see the enemy for what its is... Cnn MSNBC, CBS, Disney you are guilty of crimes against humanity. We are coming for you, me and Eddie Bravo are going to kick some ass!

just some dude with dsl said...

This pos will resign or be fired very soon.