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Disgraced Parkland school cop, starts getting $8,702-a-month pension

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posted on May, 15 2018 @ 09:34 PM
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I admit, I am quite envious of these "public sector" pensions especially when I get taxed to hell to pay for them for the rest of their lives.

In this case, a dud cop will continue to get a fat check for his outstanding job for possibly decades. I know a few people who have retired from the military who took fire and in some cases were badly injured and their Army pension looks nothing like this.


www.foxnews.com...




Scot Peterson, a former deputy with the Broward County Sheriff's Office, has reportedly started to receive a hefty pension — three months after he retired amid the aftermath of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Peterson, a 33-year law enforcement veteran, was the resource deputy stationed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 when 17 people were killed by gunfire.

Andrew Pollack joins 'Your World' to explain why he's filing a lawsuit against Deputy Scot Peterson, the school resource officer who didn't enter Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as the massacre unfolded.Video
Father of Parkland victim sues Broward County deputy
As one of the largest mass shootings in modern U.S. history unfolded, Peterson never entered the building where alleged gunman Nikolas Cruz was opening fire and instead took up a position outside the building that was under attack.


Peterson, 55, was widely criticized for his actions and Broward Sheriff Scott Israel opened an internal investigation. The deputy resigned and retired on Feb. 23, "rather than face possible termination."





posted on May, 15 2018 @ 09:39 PM
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It is a nice racket they have going.

Public employees' unions electioneer for the politico who then negotiates with the same unions for the new contract.

Tax payers are cut out of the deal except for the part they pay as the bottomless piggy bank.

My favorites are the teachers who get "rubber-roomed" and essentially spend all their time in a room away from kids getting paid waiting to retire with pension because it would be too hard legally to fire them. For whatever reason, they're too risky with kids and can't be in a classroom, but the firing process for a tenured teacher in the union is too difficult and costly to actually remove them.

And we pay for them to do nothing, and they retire with full benefits.
edit on 15-5-2018 by ketsuko because: (no reason given)


(post by Wardaddy454 removed for political trolling and baiting)

posted on May, 15 2018 @ 09:46 PM
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originally posted by: Wardaddy454
More money for being a coward.

Seems to be the Democrat way these days.






Nothing will ever change with people blaming one side of the government, both sides are complicit and until people start calling out both sides this crap Will continue unhindered.



posted on May, 15 2018 @ 09:46 PM
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A cop gets a pension that big? I don't know anyone who gets that big of a pension except one person who retired from upper management at Chrysler. Most really good jobs seem to have a pension of about fifty grand a year. Of course, they still have their IRAs and stuff, but most people I know make way less than eight thousand a year working full time and working a lot of overtime. Some doctors I know make over eight grand a month, and some high management jobs, but not a regular joe or jane like a police officer.



posted on May, 15 2018 @ 10:09 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

That's a lot of freaking money! What's this a red herring for??



posted on May, 16 2018 @ 12:49 AM
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100k a year for nothing...

Living the dream.



posted on May, 16 2018 @ 01:37 AM
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he should be made to donate like 80% of that to the victims families.



posted on May, 16 2018 @ 04:19 AM
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a reply to: infolurker

Get in where you fit in. My guess is most posting do not have said plan B. Self included



posted on May, 16 2018 @ 07:13 AM
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a reply to: slatesteam

The point is that such a "Plan B" should not exist.

Once upon a time, it used to be that while government work was reliable, no one ever got rich on it. Nowadays, being a government official can guarantee you a place in the middle to upper middle class or much much more, even if you royally screw up or flagrantly break laws.

Compare that to most any other position in the country.

Oh, and you get to keep your high paid position on the backs of the people whom you were supposedly serving when you either screwed or whom you flagrantly screwed over and the union contracts and legalities continue to make sure those same people get to keep supporting you ... until you die!



posted on May, 16 2018 @ 11:16 AM
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originally posted by: infolurker
I admit, I am quite envious of these "public sector" pensions especially when I get taxed to hell to pay for them for the rest of their lives.


That's a hell of a pension, but you are not "paying for it for the rest of his life." They are pre-paid. Contributions are made during the course of a working life, half from the employee himself, and half from the employer. Usually (and it varies) this amounts to approximately 7% apiece, i.e.: 7% is deducted from the employee's paycheck and combined with 7% from the employer and placed in a separate interest-bearing fund that is managed by the state. An employee typically earns 2% of his final salary per year of work, so if someone works for 30 years, his pension is 60% of his final salary. Pensions for LEOFF employees (Law Enforcement Officers and Fire fighters) are usually a little more liberal than other pensions insofar as the age when they can retire. The large majority of state pensions these days require you to be 65 before you can get full benefits, and though you can retire early, there is a severe penalty for doing so. Pensions have been getting stricter over the years. There was a large change nationwide in 1977 which made pensions stricter, and another change just a few years ago that put the burden of pensions more on the employee by treating them more like a 401K. These pensions must be "actuarially sound" meaning they must pay for themselves. No ADDITIONAL tax payer money is used to fund them, and as the pensioners on the old pensions die off, the cost of them is reduced.

The fact is, this guy worked his 30 years or more, putting money aside every month, month after month, year after year. For better or worse, he earned it. If he wasn't a good cop, he ought to have been fired during his career. Apparently he "did his job" until this one incident where most people believe he did not live up to expectations. I don't disagree. But you can't take away his pension. He retired. Even if he were fired, you can't take away his pension. Half that money in his retirement account is his alone, and half of it was contributed on his behalf over the course of his working life. It's been earning interest for 30 plus years. There is no legal way you can take that away from him.
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posted on May, 16 2018 @ 05:51 PM
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originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

originally posted by: Wardaddy454
More money for being a coward.

Seems to be the Democrat way these days.






Nothing will ever change with people blaming one side of the government, both sides are complicit and until people start calling out both sides this crap Will continue unhindered.


Except in this case. The Sheriff is a Hillary supporter, and most likely a DWS supporter. Stand down orders given, why?



posted on May, 16 2018 @ 08:36 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko




It is a nice racket they have going. Public employees' unions electioneer for the politico who then negotiates with the same unions for the new contract. Tax payers are cut out of the deal except for the part they pay as the bottomless piggy bank.


Shhhhh! That part is not supposed to be spoken of.

Its kind of gross. Rich public servants. Not well off but Wealthy. Non union private contractors would do a better job for cheaper I think.

edit on 5 16 2018 by tadaman because: (no reason given)




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