Some Belated Accountability For Broward County, Florida

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Florida – -(AmmoLand.com)- Second Amendment supporters may not have noticed, but Governor Ron DeSantis recently suspended four members of the Broward County School Board for incompetence. This is something long overdue.

The fact is that these school board members had much more moral culpability for the 2018 shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland than Second Amendment supporters did – not that you’ll hear anything about it in the media. These people had multiple chances to start the ball rolling to stop the shooter – and failed.

This shooting led to the setbacks Second Amendment supporters dealt with in 2018, 2019, and 2020, as it was the pretext Andrew Cuomo needed to launch his attack on the NRA via weaponizing financial regulations. Jon Tester and Joe Manchin are sitting in Senate seats that were very winnable in 2018 because of Cuomo. We also don’t need to discuss two seats Georgia or a couple of Senate elections that were close.

Then there is the fact that Parkland minted a number of activists pushing anti-Second Amendment extremism. David Hogg, Fred Guttenberg, Emma Gonzalez, and others lost people they cared about, and have decided in the midst of grief – for some at an unimaginable level – that the millions of people who objected to being punished for past horrific acts of malice or madness over the years and decades prior to Parkland through their activism for the Second Amendment were somehow accessories to the actions of a lone shooter.

It’s bullshit, and we need to make sure that our fellow Americans know it is bullshit. We need to lay out the case as to who was really responsible. The media will spin it as us picking on the bereaved, but we have the right to protect our reputations and our rights, and we need to exercise it in a prudent manner, bearing in mind that how we come across will be as important as making the case.

That is why Second Amendment supporters should use these findings when discussing the issues with our fellow Americans. First of all, the incompetence that leads to these shootings is a threat to our rights – and we need to make it clear that if not for that incompetence, February 14, 2018, would have been just another day at Parkland.

It wasn’t just the failures of the school board at Parkland. The cowards of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office also failed. So did prosecutors, and not just at the state level. There is a need for some form of Project Exile to address places where Soros-backed prosecutors let bad guys walk.

Second Amendment supporters need to study and examine the state grand jury report that led to these suspensions, because it will help defeat anti-Second Amendment extremists via the ballot box at the federal, state, and local levels.


About Harold Hutchison

Writer Harold Hutchison has more than a dozen years of experience covering military affairs, international events, U.S. politics and Second Amendment issues. Harold was consulting senior editor at Soldier of Fortune magazine and is the author of the novel Strike Group Reagan. He has also written for the Daily Caller, National Review, Patriot Post, Strategypage.com, and other national websites.Harold Hutchison

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Ram

A parkland parent who lost his daughter in the MSD-HS murder spree,
Andrew Pollack along with Max Eden wrote a book (Why Meadow Died)
that Mr. Hutchison would do well to read, just to give depth and perspective
to the subject. In 39 contacts with law enforcement, the murderer could have been placed into psychiatric observation under the “Baker act”. There is no need to destroy the rights of good people with the preponderance of red flag laws,
which only serve to empower government in an subversive way.

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nrringlee

Spot on. Andy Pollack’s research and documentation of the incompetence of Broward County education, law enforcement and mental health agencies is monumental. It is an exceptional piece of work. Also, if you want the flip side, so to speak, read Dave Cullen’s book, Parkland: The Birth of a Movement. In his book the perpetual anti-gun writer inadvertently tells the story of how national Progressive New Left groups like the Women’s March morphed and reemerged in to Parkland almost over night to pick and choose their ‘kids,’ fund them. mobilize them, move them to the state capital and mobilize corporate media… Read more »

Wild Bill

Good report.

Tionico

Not to mention the felony crimes this killer had committed, but for which he was never prosecuted… at least three, perhaps four. Any one of which crimes, had he even been indicted on any one of them, he’d not have been able to buy his rifle at retail and pass his BGC. This murderer WAS indeed known in the community as a violent criminal with no hesitation to perpetrate great harm on others. He SHOULD have been in jail awaiting trial on one or more of his felony actions. Prosecutors and judges in that district are/were complicit, and should be… Read more »

Papa J

My major problem with these so called “Red Flag” laws is: How do you prove that you are not “nuts”? Seems to me that the more you say you’re not crazy, the more some “Shrink” is going to say you are, because you will not admit that you “need” their help. The whole thing is just bulls#it.

Wild Bill

Traditionally, your lawyer gathers a line of witnesses and your own professional psychiatrist that all testify that you are normal.

DDS

Not mentioned yet, but a big factor in the judgement of “incompetence” was that Broward County Schools was sitting on millions of dollars generated from a bond issue that included “school safety improvements” i.e. hardening but the Superintendent and board were sitting on the money “studying” the issue to death for political reasons when Cruz committed his rampage. “While we do not have any evidence to outright declare that the combination of inaccurate data reporting, antipathy toward law enforcement, facile falsehoods by administration officials, or the astonishing mismanagement of SMART safety projects led directly to the MSD tragedy, neither can… Read more »

Russn8r

Just sitting on the cash or planning to gradually steal much of it? Sweetheart deals with “consultant” pals, kickbacks etc (NRA style).

Laddyboy

CORRECT!

Wild Bill

This is also some belated accountability, maybe: Former FBI Washington Field Office Assistant Special Agent in Charge Tim Thibault was reportedly escorted out of the bureau on Friday, amid whistleblower allegations that he showed political bias in his handling of politically sensitive investigations. The Washington Times reported eyewitness accounts that “Mr. Thibault was seen exiting the bureau’s elevator last Friday escorted by two or three ‘headquarters-looking types.'” The article appears to have been updated and now states that Thibault “abruptly resigned” but that he was “forced to leave his post” and cites two unnamed former FBI officials. Just the News… Read more »

Wild Bill

FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Timothy Thibault is no longer with the bureau, Fox News has learned. Thibault retired over the weekend, according to a source familiar with the matter. He was walked out of the building on Friday, which is standard procedure, per the source.

Terry

WB;
I thought they got promoted for “political bias”. He must have scratched in the wrong sand box.

nrringlee

That promise only holds until the corporate media and the corrupt Department of Justice can no longer contain the story. Alternative media is getting the story out to the public. The feds have little to no control over alternative media. So once an agent becomes a public embarrassment they have to go. Nothing will change. The FBI has hundreds of sycophants who will eagerly fill this clown’s cubicle.

Wild Bill

I am thinking that Thibault is taking the fall so that the rest of the politically biased anti-Trump group can continue undetected. Thibault was high up and eligible for retirement. So he was a good candidate for falling on his sword. I could be wrong.

Laddyboy

NOPE! NOT WRONG! “t” is nothing but a SCAPEGOAT!

Wild Bill

Do you know him?

Bill

Can you give the link to the docs and Summary of the 2nd A issues with which they failed? That would be so helpful!

Laddyboy

Herby, I agree with most of what you commented. BUT/HOWEVER, The VOTING BOOTH helps not-a-lick when it is APPOINTED persons that have become part of the BUREAUCRACY(UNELECTED but sELECTED) ARE the PROBLEM! Most Americans do not understand that an individual APPOINTED must have a BOND of “security”. This BOND makes that person SUEABLE when it can be SHOWN they have BROKEN the TRUST(FAILURE of doing their job) of the community!

Russn8r

Tester & Manchin are in seats that were winnable in 2018 because of Cuomo.”

Now that’s bullshit. Tester’s there today thx to phony A grades your closet-Dem access-lobbyist grifter pal LaPierre gave him even after he confirmed Sotomayor, Kagan & other grabbers. $100 says Manchin’s a similar story.

“We don’t need to discuss 2 GA seats that were close.”

Yes we do. Both were the kind of LOSER RINOs you back in primaries, then you blame US when the base becomes demoralized thanks to your “prag” picks.

Russn8r

Here’s a taste of the corrupt BS NRA access-lobbyist grifters pull to elect their gun grabber pals like Tester. “A” rated DemCom Tester voted for loads of grabbers & grabs, yet LaPew only dropped him to “A-“! Didn’t even endorse his A+ opponent in 2012, so Tester won by a hair. The cover of NRA’s phony grades and passive-aggressive sabotage of pro-gun challengers is how grabbers like Tester, Manchin & Harry Reid survive & prosper in pro-gun states like Montana, WV & NV. Similar hijinks help RINOs like Cornyn survive in states like TX.

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Terry

Thanks – good info!

nrringlee

Spot on. The truth shall set us free. The truth shall keep us free.

Laddyboy

I would rather trust the “grades” being issued by the GOA organization! NOT the LEFT LEANING — INFRINGEMENT ORIENTED NRA!

Henry Bowman

So Little Quisling Harold supports the aggressive enforcement of gun infringements, which is what ‘Project Exile’ is all about. Cruz would not have been stopped by that. Aggressive prosecution of crimes like murder, assault, manslaughter, etc. – doesn’t need a gun infringement to put someone behind bars for a VERY long time; just apply the maximum penalty for major crimes! More importantly, criminologists cannot find consensus on whether Exile even worked. Exile was deployed at a time when the murder rates were already organically going down, so its’ overall effect is contested. And if someone is obviously mentally ill, you… Read more »

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Russn8r

~“if mentally ill, don’t red-flag/steal guns. Remove threat by taking into custody. Mental facility eval. Long-term treatment if warranted. If released after successfully treated, incompetency order can declare prohibited person”

Like Soviets did to dissidents, and ChiComs still do.

Perma-loss of liberty & guns by “adjudication” circumvents the right to speedy & fair jury trial that the Bill of Rights intended for penalties fit for mens rea crimes. A judge decreeing “mental” shouldn’t mean we go along with “lock up & lose key.” If the accused can’t have a vigorous defense, what stops a judge doing it to you?

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Henry Bowman

A judicial finding of incompetency is in fact according to due process; the individual gets to hear the accusation and the individual making that allegation, in a court of proper jurisdiction. That individual gets the full range of Rights, from having counsel to appeals.

Russn8r

If “adjudication” is full due process & we can trust all judges, let’s repeal Art III §2 & 6A! Save money & time! NOT. Due process says who? LE-DAs-MDs-judges. It’s dangerous. The “justice” system & med industry are full of the WOKE. Land those as your judge & his experts, doesn’t matter what your atty & experts say even if you can afford good ones. Appeals are costly uphill battles; vast bulk of bad decisions stand. And overturned is not reversed: You’ve lost a life savings & God knows what else. All the framers & founders saw juries as a… Read more »

Last edited 27 days ago by Russn8r
Henry Bowman

You are putting words in my mouth and like WeWereWarned taking what I said completely out of context. I’m talking about mental illness that cannot be cured and the fact that there are indeed some people who are so unstable and muddled in their thinking that they shouldn’t be totin big iron. If you and WWW wanna advocate guns for the mentally unfit, go ahead and knock yourself out!!

Russn8r

BS. You’re evading issues to avoid facing the unconstitutional flaw in your policy & rethinking it. The words came from YOUR mouth & you’re not denying them. Indeed you seem to be doubling down. Do or don’t you think judges should be able to permanently take away liberty without recourse to jury trial? Looks like “Yes”. You said it, then you justified it, now you imply that wanting recourse to jury trial means wanting crazies to have guns. You’re running from the issue that “adjudication” can be, will be & IS extensively abused for political & corrupt purpose.

Last edited 26 days ago by Russn8r
Wild Bill

Los Angeles is famous for people dressed in rags, walking down the street, and having vicious arguments with … themselves.

Sounds funny, but to see it, one knows, immediately, that they are dangerous.

Russn8r

Liberals “know”, immediately, that you’re “dangerous”. So why should they bother with those pesky trials by jury?

Wild Bill

Oh no! We deny a fair trial to no one when the issue is one of crime. But where the issue is civil, like finance, contract, last will and testament, hygiene self care and the like, then a trial by jury may not be appropriate.

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Russn8r

“We deny fair trial to no one when the issue is crime.” LOL! Tell the ‘insurrectionists’ the GOOD NEWS, Bill!

All a cop or judge need do, à la USSR, is say “mental”, and voilà! – no jury trial for perma-loss of liberty. Any motive: Political, personal, business. Your precious “adjudication” system is heavily vulnerable to such abuse, ‘specially with today’s commie judges.

“Adjudication” can circumvent the need for tyrants & cops-DAs-judges to find a statutory crime, let alone mens rea.

Really too dense to get it?

Or maybe it’s just, you’re safe in the Shire so F everyone else?

Last edited 26 days ago by Russn8r
WeWereWarned

I noticed in one of your replies to this gun control supporting coward, who dishonors the patriot character of unintended consequences, that you are reading that book. What a good book that was. You should check out Camp of the Saints, as that shows what is instore for us on the immigration side. One of the best parts of unintended consequences is the two varmint hunters, and when they swack the evil guys by using a rifle as intended from a distance. That kind of skill with a rifle is what truly keeps the socialist enforcers at bay, since they… Read more »

WeWereWarned

You should apologize to Harold, since you are doing the same thing. You called him a quisling for supporting infringements because of minority violence, which is why project exile exists. Then, you are supporting infringements, through tyranny by law, where evil governments harms folks with due process over force. Since government using force to disarm us would let the people use violence on the government as the 2nd Amendment intends. You support the government denying a person their 2nd Amendment rights, while it is perfectly legal for that person to hop in a 2000lbs weapon. Why are you stigmatizing what… Read more »

Henry Bowman

You are putting words in my mouth and like Russn8r taking what I said completely out of context. I’m talking about mental illness that cannot be cured and the fact that there are indeed some people who are so unstable and muddled in their thinking that they shouldn’t be totin big iron. If you and Russ wanna advocate guns for the mentally unfit, go ahead and knock yourself out!!

Russn8r

Stop deflecting. No one wants to give weapons to the mentally unfit. You know damn well that’s not the issue.