BROWARD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE: A CASE STUDY OF PRIDE

As our nation mourns 17 students killed, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel pats himself on the back.

What happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was an unspeakable act of evil from which the American public is…

Israel became a prominent figure in the national discourse on gun control after the Feb. 21 CNN Town Hall, where he declared that anyone who opposed strict gun control measures was not standing up for those affected by the shooting. When faced with legitimate questions from NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch about the Broward Sheriff’s Office’s failure to act on death threats the shooter directed at his peers, he “called BS.” The next day, Israel pointed the finger at Sheriff’s deputy Scot Peterson, condemning him for not entering the school to neutralize the shooter; but since then, questions about neglect of duty have drifted back to Israel as more details about BSO’s dealings with the shooter have been revealed. Records obtained by Buzzfeed show that BSO had responded to as many as 45 calls about the shooter since 2008 (the office insists it has only responded to 23).

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