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Broward County Sheriff's Office has lost its accreditation

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posted on Jul, 1 2019 @ 01:39 PM
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Broward County Sheriff's Office loses accreditation after school massacre, Florida airport shooting: report


The largest sheriff's office in Florida sustained another blow after it was revealed Monday that a state panel last week voted to revoke the law enforcement accreditation of the controversial department in the wake of mishandling two major mass shootings in its jurisdiction.

The Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation voted 13-0 on Wednesday to strip the Broward County Sheriff's Office of the accreditation, citing the missteps from the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland in 2018 that killed 17 people and the 2017 Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport shooting, according to a recording of the meeting obtained by the Miami Herald.

Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay said the law enforcement agencies are supposed to prove that proper standards and regulations are in place, in addition to personnel that are following those rules.

Further down in the article, it explains that this doesn't mean the department is going to be disbanded or anything. But they can't claim they were following proper procedures, because now it has been officially certified that they weren't. That should make it easier for people to sue them for their (in)actions.




posted on Jul, 1 2019 @ 01:44 PM
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a reply to: AndyFromMichigan

Yea this is all just smoke and mirrors to appease the sheeple..


Police ARE NOT required to put themselves in ANY danger to protect a citizen.. and no one is talking about creating a law to change that..


It takes a hero to charge into a life threatening situation to save strangers... by definition most people are not hero’s..


Even amongst police officers I bet only 1-10 would actually risk his life for a stranger..


Hell why do you think they shoot unarmed people?!?!

Because they are unwilling to risk their own safety by taking the few seconds it would take to verify a weapon...



posted on Jul, 1 2019 @ 02:05 PM
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a reply to: JustJohnny

Cops are like lawyers, everybody hates them until they need one.



posted on Jul, 1 2019 @ 02:12 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: JustJohnny

Cops are like lawyers, everybody hates them until they need one.


Not entirely. Some situations can be resolved faster with a concealed carry, than a cop.

There isn't a briefcase I can load up, full of 556 fmj objections, to win my case at the courtroom.



posted on Jul, 1 2019 @ 02:17 PM
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a reply to: Archivalist

Well I've always heard that when seconds count, cops are only minutes away...

Ask that reporter in Portland



posted on Jul, 1 2019 @ 03:22 PM
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a reply to: JustJohnny

The coral springs police officers were livid when they arrived on the scene and saw Broward county sheriff deputies hiding behind cars at Stoneman Douglas .

The BC deputies told them not to enter but the coral springs police entered anyway . Along with officer from sunrise PD ( Who had a child in the building ) and to give credit where credit is due two other Broward County deputies one who also had a child in the building also and the other a resource officer from a nearby school who rushed to the scene .

Those officers followed their training and I’m sure parental instinct .

The shooter whose name will go unmentioned had left the building by then but none of the officers knew it.

When the Broward County police arrived on scene ( 10 minutes earlier ) they were able to hear gunshots. Training dictates you enter the building immediately and confront the suspect when shots are heard .


Who knows how many lives would’ve been saved if the Broward County deputies acted in the same manner. Lives were lost because of poor training and leadership . Along with plain cowardice in my opinion .

The Broward county sheriffs office deserves everything they get. They were disgrace to every police officer in the nation .


But it also shows there are other brave officers willing to pick up the slack and run headlong into danger .

Hats off to them.


edit on 1-7-2019 by Fallingdown because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 1 2019 @ 03:35 PM
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a reply to: JustJohnny

Apparently you didn't notice, but seemingly every last police officer on Earth who doesn't work for Broward County thought these guys were/are despicable cowards.



posted on Jul, 1 2019 @ 03:55 PM
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Broward County is just the tip-of-ice berg.... Many Many other Police Offices & or Sheriffs' Departments are under the arm-twisting pressures as active members & in partnership with the Globalist NGO -> Strong Cities Network (SCN)


SCN targets not only LEO's but all levels of municipal government....
SCN was generated under the United Nations Cover in 2015



Launched at the United Nations in September 2015, the Strong Cities Network (SCN) is the first ever global network of mayors, municipal-level policy makers and practitioners united in building social cohesion and community resilience to …

About the SCN - Strong Cities Network
strongcitiesnetwork.org/about-the-scn/



Strong Cities Network is like Muslim Brotherhood in taking over local community action, public groups....


the Militarized police units are an example of the 'help' granted to places like Broward county... not too mention other exotic vehicles



posted on Jul, 1 2019 @ 04:46 PM
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originally posted by: St Udio


Broward County is just the tip-of-ice berg.... Many Many other Police Offices & or Sheriffs' Departments are under the arm-twisting pressures as active members & in partnership with the Globalist NGO -> Strong Cities Network (SCN)


SCN targets not only LEO's but all levels of municipal government....
SCN was generated under the United Nations Cover in 2015



Launched at the United Nations in September 2015, the Strong Cities Network (SCN) is the first ever global network of mayors, municipal-level policy makers and practitioners united in building social cohesion and community resilience to …

About the SCN - Strong Cities Network
strongcitiesnetwork.org/about-the-scn/



Strong Cities Network is like Muslim Brotherhood in taking over local community action, public groups....


the Militarized police units are an example of the 'help' granted to places like Broward county... not too mention other exotic vehicles





That sounds a lot like using or perhaps even facilitating incidents like this to replace local sheriff departments with this SCN mob, if there's any truth to that it can't be good.



posted on Jul, 1 2019 @ 04:50 PM
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originally posted by: St Udio


Broward County is just the tip-of-ice berg.... Many Many other Police Offices & or Sheriffs' Departments are under the arm-twisting pressures as active members & in partnership with the Globalist NGO -> Strong Cities Network (SCN)


SCN targets not only LEO's but all levels of municipal government....
SCN was generated under the United Nations Cover in 2015



now that sheds light on BCSO being decommissioned..

can't help but imagine sheriffs and police being replaced by federal TSA agents in the near futre



posted on Jul, 1 2019 @ 04:51 PM
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originally posted by: AndyFromMichigan
Further down in the article, it explains that this doesn't mean the department is going to be disbanded or anything. But they can't claim they were following proper procedures, because now it has been officially certified that they weren't. That should make it easier for people to sue them for their (in)actions.


So, the only actual impact this will have isn't costing anyone their job, isn't forcing a total revamp of the department, no, it's going to likely siphon off millions of tax payer dollars to fight and then pay off lawsuits against the department. So, once again, the tax payers take it in the shorts.

I'm not seeing this as a good decision by that board in any way.



posted on Jul, 1 2019 @ 04:54 PM
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originally posted by: AndyFromMichigan
a reply to: JustJohnny

Apparently you didn't notice, but seemingly every last police officer on Earth who doesn't work for Broward County thought these guys were/are despicable cowards.


Thoughts are pretty meaningless when the SCOTUS, in multiple rulings, has stated that LWOs are under NO mandate to protect or defend any member of the public from an active incident. Their purpose is to bring the suspect to justice, not stop the suspect in action.



posted on Jul, 1 2019 @ 05:23 PM
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Ugh.

I've been thinking of getting out of here for the last year or so. I first moved to Sunrise in 2003, then Coral Springs in 2004. I moved back up north for 5 years but came back to Ft Lauderdale in 2012. I love the people down here, I love the weather, the city itself....but stuff like this concerns me. Sometimes I get the idea that at any point, the wrong person is going to get shot and mass hysteria and violence are going to break out. We have a lot of military training going on frequently. My house is less than a mile from the Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport, where the black helicopters fly in and out of. Sometimes we'll get an advance notice that they'll be doing the training, other times you just know it's happening because the helicopters fly over my house heading back to the airport.

We've got a massive mix of cultures down here and a lot of disenfranchised people. Every time an unarmed POC is shot in some other state, you can feel the mood shift down here. Up until last year, I worked with the general public and there were times the tension could be cut with a knife.

I suppose my biggest concern is people up to no-good down here catching wind that the BSO has been essentially discredited and using that as an excuse to go up against them, or create violent situations because they don't believe the cops are going to do anything. With the amount of military training I've personally witnessed, they'll have this city locked down in seconds and anyone breathing the wrong way will catch one between their eyes.

We just bought our house 2 years ago this month, our plan is to do some remodeling in the next 5 years then bail the f*ck out of here.



posted on Jul, 1 2019 @ 06:24 PM
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Umm...
Isn't most police departments motto "to protect and serve"?

I swear I read that on a badge somewhere.



posted on Jul, 1 2019 @ 07:49 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6
While that may be the case according to the SCOTUS, I'm quite certain the expectations of 99% of the population to which the LEOs serve to protect are of a higher standard than that. And anyone that thinks of becoming an LEO should seriously consider whether they have what it takes to meet those higher standards before taking the job, or else they should expect some serious backlash if unfortunate enough to have their honor & courage properly tested, such as what happened at Parkland.



posted on Jul, 1 2019 @ 08:27 PM
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a reply to: Navieko

All fine and dandy, but in a country that operates under a combination of legal precedence and high court rulings, anyone who thinks they're going to wade in and legally break or ruin a LEO for not putting their life on the line to defend the lives of others is going to be disappointed by the outcome. The courts will do what they've always done, follow the SCOTUS record and, unless and until SCOTUS is faced with a district or circuit court that refuses to adhere to the SCOTUS' prior rulings, they're not going to re-hear arguments to veer from the precedent already set. Any monies awarded will come from tax payers and, in all probability, any LEOs who are fired over something like this will also see a nice chunk of tax payer money in the wrongful termination lawsuits they legally file against the department.

I'm not saying I agree with it, but it is just reality.



posted on Jul, 1 2019 @ 08:30 PM
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If I may, LEO accreditation is more important to administrators more than anything. It is a PR feather to put in their hat and say "look at me, look at me!" to their fellow administrators at other agencies and city/county councils... they'll get it back in the future. Is it a poke in the eye?....yep....that's it though



posted on Jul, 1 2019 @ 09:28 PM
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This is nothing more than assigning hollow blame in a case where many things occurred and overlapped to result in the incident.

"Their purpose is to bring the suspect to justice, not stop the suspect in action."

The purpose of the police is to enforce the law. 'To Serve and Protect' is really fraudulent advertising. Here's why.

We have in the U.S. the ironically-named Public Duty Doctrine. It is the basis of a general rule of law that government is obligated to protect the public in general, but owes no statutory duty to protect any particular person from criminal behavior. Neither the U.S. Constitution nor federal civil rights laws require states to protect citizens from crime. Police are not duty-bound to protect anyone.

Per the Federal Appeals Court in Brazier v. Cherry, 293 F.2d 401, 404-05, 5th Cir. 1961: "[Ordinary citizens have] no constitutional right to be protected by the state against being murdered by criminals or madmen." Since then, this opinion has held despite several challenges.

Decertifying the sheriff's department is a cheap feel-good action. It's pathetic.



posted on Jul, 1 2019 @ 09:45 PM
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a reply to: AndyFromMichigan

The Sheriffs Office Needs to be Cordoned Off there as a Gun and Balls Free Zone ..
edit on 1-7-2019 by Zanti Misfit because: (no reason given)




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