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by Paladin
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: FL: Active shooter at high school in South Florida
Replies: 313
Views: 26020

Re: FL: Active shooter at high school in South Florida

Mike S wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:44 am
Take a deep breath before reading this article. It'll make your blood boil that this psychopath was coddled to this extent. "Crazy Boy" was an accurate description.

https://nypost.com/2019/09/08/parkland- ... udent/amp/
It couldn't be clearer that the Parkland shooting was allowed to happen. The blame should fall on those who were in the most senior positions of authority...Sheriff Israel and the school administration.
by Paladin
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: FL: Active shooter at high school in South Florida
Replies: 313
Views: 26020

Re: FL: Active shooter at high school in South Florida

I'm curious to see what evidence gets presented in court. What Scot Peterson did was more than just inaction. He effectively ordered a stand down over the radio, telling every other responder to stay away while the shooting continued and victims were bleeding out. I'm not sure Peterson ever notified incident command when the shooting stopped, which also cost time/lives.
by Paladin
Mon May 06, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: FL: Active shooter at high school in South Florida
Replies: 313
Views: 26020

Re: FL: Active shooter at high school in South Florida

philip964 wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 10:11 pm
https://news.yahoo.com/coward-broward-s ... 07706.html

Criticism of the coward of Broward.

I’d have to put some blame on the bosses.

Did they train their men on what to do?

Training allows you to act immediately.
Peterson blamed Broward County sheriff Scott Israel for the criticism directed at him, saying Israel “made me his ‘personal and political scapegoat’ to take the ‘onus’ off of himself and place the blame on me for the massacre at my school.”
There is some truth to what Peterson said in his report. Scott Israel's department had inadequate training and Israel's instructions allowed the Peterson to stand down.
Israel told the commission he personally inserted the word “may” into the old policy
-Ten months after Parkland, Broward Sheriff’s Office plans to change active shooter policy
by Paladin
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: FL: Active shooter at high school in South Florida
Replies: 313
Views: 26020

Re: FL: Active shooter at high school in South Florida

philip964 wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:28 am
https://news.yahoo.com/florida-governor ... 06557.html

Governor has not removed him. If he does sounds like there would be a trial in the Senate.
In my mind the best thing that could happen would be to remove Scott Israel. I for one do not trust the authorities in South Florida (the sheriff and Deborah Wasserman Schultz among them)

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Declared Most Unethical Politician
by Paladin
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: FL: Active shooter at high school in South Florida
Replies: 313
Views: 26020

Re: FL: Active shooter at high school in South Florida

From the report:
The student was referred for evaluation in January 2002 at the age of three...He had recently been asked to leave a private prekindergarten program due to behaviors such as running, kicking, and biting...

The student was 3 years, 5 months old at the time of the evaluation. Results revealed delays in all developmental areas, with overall functioning "similar to a child who has just turned two years of age.”

...Academically, the IEP stated that his limited attention span made it difficult to participate in class and comprehend basic concepts. Social interaction was most challenging. He had begun to interact with classmates but required “maximum teacher assistance” and engaged in parallel play most of the time, meaning he would play near other children, but did not interact with them. Aggression such as biting, pinching, scratching, and hair pulling were reported.

...The student was five years, eight months old when the [next] evaluation was completed....It must be noted that in particular, [the student] seems to identify as an animal. He often crawls on the floor or ground, pounces on another student, makes seemingly animal-like growling sounds and grimaces while holding his hands in a paw-like manner.... With high levels of reinforcement, the behaviors reduced, but his aggressive behaviors appeared to be unpredictable

...Since the onset of the 2007 school period, he has had a marked increase in behavioral outbursts to include physical aggression as well as “shut down” behaviors requiring physical removal from the regular education classroom setting on a minimum of 4 out of 5 days and several times a day on certain days. [The student] also demonstrates behaviors that can last in duration as well as intensity.

...[April 2013]In the classroom setting [the student] causes unnecessary disruptions during class. Recently, the disruptions are all inappropriate for school and at times require removal from the classroom (i.e., screaming, using profanity).

...[2014]Many people may wonder why a student with 28 referrals was still in school. As described elsewhere in this report, as a student with a disability, federal and state law mandate the continuation of services during periods of suspension.

...As can be seen, the pattern of behavioral shifts originally observed in the elementary grades continued into middle school, but at a much higher level of intensity

...At this same time another student reported that he had spoken to her about depression and suicidal thoughts, and that he said he drank gasoline in an effort to hurt himself and had engaged in cutting behavior.
Maybe I missed it, but this report appears to whitewash the other reports that the school had been informed that Nikolas Cruz had talked about being a school shooter. It does document that Nikolas Cruz had a lifelong history of mental problems that could only be addressed by schooling him separately from the general population and that he was a threat to himself and others
by Paladin
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: FL: Active shooter at high school in South Florida
Replies: 313
Views: 26020

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Parkland Report Finds School Had Plenty Of Warning, Might Have Prevented Attack
...with a Baker Act admission on his record, he wouldn’t have been able to purchase the AR-15 he used to commit this atrocity. In other words, they had the power to have prevented this act, yet they didn’t.

Meanwhile, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel has been trying to make this all about the NRA. His department dropped the ball. Broward County Schools dropped the ball. Pretty much everyone dropped the ball.
by Paladin
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: FL: Active shooter at high school in South Florida
Replies: 313
Views: 26020

Re: FL: Active shooter at high school in South Florida

philip964 wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:11 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/latest-parkl ... 43928.html

Shooter says demon voices spoke to him.

Also heard this was a good way to act insane and avoid any responsibility for what he did.
It wouldn't be surprising that he had
Schizophrenia
. Most mass attacks are done my schizophrenics. While not all schizophrenics are violent, and 70% are treatable and can recover... the 30% that are untreatable should not be left to their own devices. Every day in Texas schizophrenics are held medically for 2 or 3 days and then released back to the street. Its bad for schizophrenics and for society.

All the gun bans in the world won't stop untreatably mentally ill people like Thomas Linze Johnson from using a machete to murder.
by Paladin
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: FL: Active shooter at high school in South Florida
Replies: 313
Views: 26020

Re: FL: Active shooter at high school in South Florida

Gualtieri said the Promise program was not to blame for the school shooting, according to the Miami Herald. “It would never in any way, shape, form, would’ve affected his ability to buy that AR-15, to buy the shotguns, to buy anything else, to possess them,” he said.
Not following Gualtieri's reasoning on this. The Promise program kept Cruz out of jail for at least 1 of the crimes he committed... maybe it was only a misdemeanor, but wouldn't being in jail "affect his ability to buy that AR-15"? Because to me it sounds like Cruz should have been in jail already.

This unarmed kid was locked up and fought a 5 year court battle for making a horrific joke about school shooting (he plead down two felony charges of making a terroristic threat).

Cruz wasn't joking when he made threats and was armed. No jail. No charges. Sad that there were so many enablers.
by Paladin
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: FL: Active shooter at high school in South Florida
Replies: 313
Views: 26020

Re: FL: Active shooter at high school in South Florida

philip964 wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:00 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/parkland-sho ... 23085.html

Mom was told he should not have a gun. She disagreed.

Visited 114 times by mental health councilors.
“His mother was an enabler, and his mother contributed to this significantly,” said Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri
Agree with the Sheriff on this point. She knew he about his mental issues and that he had threatened to be a school shooter.
by Paladin
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: FL: Active shooter at high school in South Florida
Replies: 313
Views: 26020

Re: FL: Active shooter at high school in South Florida

philip964 wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:20 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/latest-commi ... 33980.html

Shooter given threat assessment by school and police before shooting.

16 year old Program called a success.

Parents disagreed.
Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said Cruz's behavior and a note he wrote saying "kill" led to the [threat] assessment. He did not give its conclusion.
The coverup continues...
by Paladin
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: FL: Active shooter at high school in South Florida
Replies: 313
Views: 26020

Re: FL: Active shooter at high school in South Florida

philip964 wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:15 pm
Predicted to be a Hogg Summer with protests planned all across the country.

Tonight Show ( another boycott of mine now ) host Jimmy Fallon gave the commencement speech at Parkland High School this weekend. Hopefully it wasn’t political.
Probably very tough for those parents and the real victims right now.

‘It was my job, and I didn’t find him’: Stoneman Douglas resource officer remains haunted by massacre - The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national ... story.html

So if he wasn’t outside waiting for backup as shots were being fired inside and was actively looking inside the school for the shooter. Maybe I owe him an apology. I thought there was video of him waiting outside and not going in the school.
There is video of Scot Peterson waiting outside the building until well after the shooting stopped ABC News article

Scot Peterson has already been established as to have lied about the situation, falsely claiming he acted according to his training.

This thread has far more accurate info that the Washington post article. Too many factual problems in the WP article to address
by Paladin
Wed May 16, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: FL: Active shooter at high school in South Florida
Replies: 313
Views: 26020

Re: FL: Active shooter at high school in South Florida

Syntyr wrote:Files obtained by the Orlando Sun Sentinel show that Mr. Cruz committed 58 infractions from 2012-17 at Westglades Middle School and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, even though he was enrolled in 2015 at another school, Cross Creek, for students with emotional and behavioral disorders.

https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2018 ... rsion-pro/
Great Article!
As a result, “With the child, it does create a false sense of ‘I can do this and nothing’s going to really happen to me,’ ” he said.
...the problem is that district failed to follow its own rules.
The school district created an environment where Cruz and others could continuously commit crimes and:
After nearly every episode, Mr. Cruz received the same type of punishment — detention, an in-school suspension or out-of-school suspension for one to three days—which also went against district policy.


The district, in violation of its own policy, nurtured Cruz into being a sociopath with minimal consequences for his ill behavior.

And Runcie blames law abiding gun owners. What an evil man.
by Paladin
Mon May 14, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: FL: Active shooter at high school in South Florida
Replies: 313
Views: 26020

Re: FL: Active shooter at high school in South Florida

I think both Sheriff Israel and Superintendent Robert Runcie need to go. Runcie is not just an incompetent Superintendent, but an evil man. Israel and Runcie are both avoiding their personal failures at all costs by attacking our God given rights.

Feb 19, 2018:
[Robert Runcie] was thrust into the national spotlight, where he went from being superintendent of the nation’s sixth largest school district to a vocal proponent of stricter gun control laws — and a critic of the lawmakers who he says have “fallen short” when it comes to preventing school shootings.

“This moment is a moment where I feel that the victims’ lives, those that were injured, the community that has been hurt by this, that all of this can’t be in vain,” he said. “We don’t have sensible gun laws or appropriate investments in mental health services. It’s not one or the other. We need both.”

...But Runcie said he doesn’t see the value in blaming the school district, or any other agency, for failing to prevent the tragedy.

Runcie said that if lawmakers don’t pass stricter gun control laws, however, the burden for ensuring it doesn’t happen again may ultimately rest on the shoulders of the Stoneman Douglas High students and the young people around the country who have joined their burgeoning movement. Since Wednesday’s shooting, Broward students have spoken at anti-gun rallies and chanted “No more guns!” at vigils. They have called for national walk-outs and a “March for Our Lives” in Washington, D.C.

“I am more encouraged than I ever would have been previously because our students are on the front line of pushing the change that we need because our generation hasn’t been getting it done,” Runcie said. “Either they’re going to force this generation to get it done for them or they’re going to do it themselves.”

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/c ... rylink=cpy
Now the truth is out:
The district is fighting in court against the release of school surveillance video. It flatly refused to issue any records regarding the shooting to the news media, in a possible violation of the state’s open-records law. Superintendent Robert Runcie has blocked critics, including parents, from his Twitter account. More than two months after the shooting, a Broward Sheriff’s detective told a state commission on school safety that he was still waiting for the district to provide all of Cruz’s disciplinary records.

The worst came last week, when Runcie acknowledged that his forceful denials that Cruz had been involved in the Promise program, which is intended to provide an alternative to the arrest of students for minor offenses, were wrong. The district had repeatedly dismissed as “fake news” suggestions that Cruz was in the program.
link

Runcie enabled the shooting by preventing law enforcement action against Nikolas Cruz and has done everything in his power to stop the truth from coming out.

Runcie is a con-man taking everyone for fools. Runcie actively manipulated the children under his supervision into providing a smokescreen for his incompetence.

Sedition is overt conduct, such as speech and organization, that tends toward insurrection against the established order. Sedition often includes subversion of a constitution and incitement of discontent towards, or resistance against lawful authority.

Runcie is serving in a special position of public trust. By inciting discontent towards the U.S Constitution and encouraging nationwide school walkouts Runcie deserves jail time.
by Paladin
Mon May 14, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: FL: Active shooter at high school in South Florida
Replies: 313
Views: 26020

Re: FL: Active shooter at high school in South Florida

philip964 wrote:http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/browa ... story.html

School District now stonewalling.

Yeah its a gun problem.
Facing significant legal and political exposure over the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the district has tried to keep information from the public and put out untrue and misleading statements, frustrating parents who say this is the time for maximum transparency.

...“It would appear that the district is more interested in protecting their programs than they are the students and teachers in our schools,” said Ryan Petty, whose 14-year-old daughter, Alaina, was killed by Cruz during his rampage through the school. “As a father, I would ask the district to please be completely transparent so we can make sure this doesn’t happen to any other children in any other schools in Florida.”
WOW!

My guess is that, like Virginia Tech there will be a multi-million dollar settlement
by Paladin
Tue May 08, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: FL: Active shooter at high school in South Florida
Replies: 313
Views: 26020

Re: FL: Active shooter at high school in South Florida

Flightmare wrote:https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/26/us/browa ... index.html
Broward County sheriff's deputies took a largely symbolic vote of no confidence against embattled Sheriff Scott Israel, but their leader says he plans to press the issue with Florida Gov. Rick Scott and ask him to reconsider the sheriff's position.

The Broward Sheriff's Office Deputies Association vote was 534-94, with union President Jeff Bell vowing to ask Scott to consider removing Israel and praising the "great courage" of members who voted "under threat of retaliation and reprisal."
That's a pretty solid vote of no confidence. Israel needs to go. I think basket weaving better aligns with his skillset

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