In the aftermath of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17, there’s been plenty to talk about regarding the Broward County Sheriff’s Department, none of it good. We know that the department has been plagued with misconduct and outright lawbreaking over the years, with over 66 criminal cases opened against deputies and other employees, including supervisors, in just a two-year period. It’s also come to light, thanks to an article in American Thinker, that in 2013 Sheriff Scott Israel found a way to combat racism and lower crime stats at the same time, but not in the way any thinking person would want.

His department essentially stopped arresting students for crimes.

The NAACP must have thought this idea was just great, because a look back to AP news reports in 2013 turns this up: “One of the nation’s largest school districts has reached an agreement with law enforcement agencies and the NAACP to reduce the number of students being charged with crimes for minor offenses.” This was the way they decided to deal with the statistics that showed students of color and other minority groups were “disproportionately impacted” by arrests. Their answer was to look the other way. No arrests, no “disproportionate” crime stats. Problem solved!


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It should be noted that the concept of “minor offenses” apparently expanded to include violent behavior and burglary. Any rational person would think that this do-nothing policy would result in even MORE crime being committed by students. And it might even lead a deranged ex-student to think no one was going to stop him when he shot up a school.

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  • Deplorable Basketdweller

    03/02/2018 02:43 PM

    Sheriff Israel, Lead Coward of the Coward County Sheriffs Dept., is a shining example of the best that the left can produce! He exemplifies so many principle, like the Peter Principle, where one rise to the level of his or he or Its incompetence! His opinion of himself is that he has provided AMAZNG Leadership to the Coward county Sheriffs Dept. and said so on national TV. The classic psychology of the Leftist Demoncrat does not allow them to accept any responsibility when things go wrong but to take ALL credit when things go well? The Left has created the Paradigm of Leftist Truth and Reality i.e. the PoLTaR and the PoLTaR is based only on what the Demoncrat Leftist's "think" and "feel" being absent of Fact, Truth, and clinical real world reality! Sheriff Israel is a moron and a shameless COWARD in the real world but the Leftist PoLTaR allows for him and his supporters to see an amazing, hero of a leader in law enforcement? I have to admit that it would be hard to accept the truth if I were like the Coward Sheriff Israel but the Truth always wins out so he should get on with accepting it so he can develop into something greater than an idiot and start to grow a set of testicles?

  • Amelia Little

    03/02/2018 12:39 PM

    And it seems the former student was right. I'm not sure he expected resistance from the coach and others, though. And, I'm betting crime rate IS up, but, alas, without any statistics, who's going to know? Wonder how the victims of shoplifting, vandalism, etc feel about this? Do they even bother to call the sheriff's department, knowing that nothing is going to be done? Again--a-m-a-z-i-n-g leadership from this guy. That is, if looking the other way when crimes are being committed, and finding ways for department employees to get off pretty much scot-free (no pun intended) when they are caught doing crimes could be called leadership. Hopefully, seeing the state government officials who are speaking out, the citizens--especially the parents of students, both victims and survivors--and business people will also speak out to get rid of the corrupt sheriff, and probably a few others in the department. Let those who ARE willing to serve and protect the citizens carry on. And protect any department employees who might not heed the instructions to stand behind the sheriff at all costs (paraphrased.)