Finally, someone in Broward County is going after its disgrace of a Sheriff, scott israel.
And who is it? His own deputies – presumably including the donut deputies who stayed outside Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland as nikolas cruz slaughtered the children inside.
And why are they trying to take down israel, over two months after the Parkland massacre took place?
Read this excerpt from CNN’s article, via Miami’s WSVN News 7, and decide for yourself:
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, who touted his own “amazing leadership” after the Parkland school shooting, is facing a no-confidence vote from the union representing his deputies.
Jeff Bell, the president of the Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association, told CNN on Friday that union members had decided to move forward with the vote, which will begin electronically tonight and will close on April 26.
“There is a complete failure at the sheriff’s office and he doesn’t recognize it,” Bell said.
Calling the vote a “ploy,” Israel said the union “is trying to use the Parkland tragedy as a bargaining tactic to extort a pay raise.”
Aside from the sheriff’s comments in the aftermath of Parkland, a letter informing the union membership of the vote contains a multitude of other complaints against Israel. Union audits showed that Israel has returned hundreds of millions of dollars to the county that could have been used money for deputy salary increases, training, health care, crime laboratory upgrades and safety equipment, the letter said.
“The move follows many instances of suspected malfeasance … and the lack of leadership that has crushed morale throughout the agency,” the announcement from the deputies association says.
Bell says the historic move is due to the dysfunction of the office, which has been piling up for years. But it was Israel’s behavior after the school shooting that left 17 people dead that pushed the rank and file over the edge, he says. Especially when Israel swiftly blamed school resource officer Scot Peterson for not entering the building and stopping the shooter.
So what have we got here?
-We have an incompetent arrogant sheriff.
-We have a deputies union which claims he has been incompetent for years, but didn’t do a thing about it until the massacre.
-And we have,as a primary reason – other than the fact israel took now responsibility for what happened at Parkland, laying it 100% at the feet of his own deputies – the claim that “Israel has returned hundreds of millions of dollars to the county that could have been used money for deputy salary increases, training, health care, crime laboratory upgrades and safety equipment”.
That last one especially fascinates me.
Hundreds of millions of dollars were returned to the county instead of used for law enforcement?
-Is that to say it was appropriated for that reason and voluntarily returned by Israel?
-And, if so, what was israel buying with that handed-back money? Whose loyalties were purchased? Whose pockets were lined?
Do you start to get a better idea of why the people running Broward County did not do a thing about israel, even after his impossibly disastrous performance at Parkland?
Could it be that he is a gravy train for some of the people who would be in charge of replacing him?
Could it be that they understood if he went down he could take them down too?
And, finally, why is it me asking these questions? Where the HELL have mainstream media been for two months? Why haven’t THEY been asking the same questions, even before the union went public with its “hundreds of millions of dollars” accusation?
What kind of a cesspool is this county anyway?