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Douglas school cop who ‘never
went in’ after shooting has resigned

Miami Herald [FL], by Charles Rabin & Carli Teproff

Original Article

Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/22/2018 6:26:46 PM

Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said Thursday the school resource officer stationed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas was suspended without pay after he learned the deputy never went into the building when the shooting began. Scot Peterson chose to resign and retire Thursday morning Israel said. “I am devastated,” Israel said. “Sick to my stomach. He never went in.” (Snip) Israel said two other deputies, Edward Eason and Guntis Treijs are also under investigation and have been put on “restrictive duty.” According to Israel, Peterson remained outside Building 12 for about four minutes. The shooting lasted about six minutes, he said. When the shooting began

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I cannot even believe this! This is unfathomable and shocking. If I was one of those parents I would be absolutely heartsick and furious. Did anyone bother to ask him why? That is not stated in this article. Why he remained outside the entire time is so puzzling.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: coldoc, 2/22/2018 6:32:37 PM     (No. 11552212)

But they probably did great on their gender studies evaluations..

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 2/22/2018 6:34:11 PM     (No. 11552216)

Now Israel will have to shut up. Good.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 2/22/2018 6:55:16 PM     (No. 11552233)

I cannot imagine how this man must be feeling now. I wonder - was a "school resource officer" considered a light duty assignment? Like a hall monitor with a uniform?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: 0658, 2/22/2018 6:58:24 PM     (No. 11552236)

Coward

Make that a criminally negligent coward.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BarryNo, 2/22/2018 7:06:05 PM     (No. 11552246)

So many officers serve and protect. It´s not just a job.

Maybe this bozo thought it included him when the school was called a gun-free zone?

When seconds count, even police just outside may be minutes - or longer - away...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Ribald1, 2/22/2018 7:23:03 PM     (No. 11552260)

An unarmed man is fired for failing to run into an active shooter area?
Not everyone has the intestinal fortitude to go from a safe place into live fire unarmed. I would venture to say that most don´t.
Fire the people responsible for him being unarmed.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Ribicon, 2/22/2018 7:33:36 PM     (No. 11552269)

#6, the article says cop was armed. But typical to these incidents, he waited outside until the threat was over.

FTA: "A review of surveillance video showed that the deputy was in position and armed but never entered the building. He remained stationed outside the building while the shooting went on."

Now, the beauty of concealed carry is that if this happened in a classroom with an armed teacher, there´s no waiting. Likewise in office buildings, shopping malls, what have you. Less money for the police, I get it, but cheaper and far more effective.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: eiobx, 2/22/2018 7:37:19 PM     (No. 11552270)

Is it the same 20 min delayed video ?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mamafrog, 2/22/2018 7:38:11 PM     (No. 11552272)

The shooter did not go into classrooms - he shot out the windows in the doors and tried to shoot the students inside. Teachers acted quickly to protect student - though they were not effective in protecting all of them. Too bad the ARMED school resource officer didn´t act. He was a good guy with a gun.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Urgent Fury, 2/22/2018 7:43:39 PM     (No. 11552275)

The article clearly states he WAS armed. Apparently he choked or something.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 2/22/2018 7:53:36 PM     (No. 11552283)

His was probably a political job, therefore he was a Democrat. You can be sure if he was other than a Democrat they´d have been screaming for his head from day 1, and rightly so.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Davids918, 2/22/2018 7:59:51 PM     (No. 11552292)

Heard he was a 33 year veteran of the local police prior to becoming the resource officer on this campus.

And, why didn´t anyone mention they had an armed officer on campus in the last couple of days?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: sunnyday, 2/22/2018 8:00:48 PM     (No. 11552293)

!He qualifies for his pension so maybe he was afraid he wouldn´t live to enjoy retirement.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: dvc, 2/22/2018 8:03:33 PM     (No. 11552297)

This is absolutely unbelievable. I have a number of friends who are current or retired officers who I am 100% certain would have gone in to save lives.

This coward should be hounded to the end of his days. We need a photo and a home address so we can all go and thank this coward in person.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Robinhood, 2/22/2018 8:09:30 PM     (No. 11552304)

... pretty sad. An unarmed ROTC student had more guts than the guy supposedly hired to protect them. So everyone should give up their guns because the police and the FBI will protect them ..... not
Why is it these events follow a similar mo.
Simultaneous drills running, FBI knew the shooter. FBI is a first respond-er and takes control of the scene .. and the narrative.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: MTGardenerview, 2/22/2018 8:14:41 PM     (No. 11552310)

#6 here is a quote from the article

"A review of surveillance video showed that the deputy was in position and armed but never entered the building. He remained stationed outside the building while the shooting went on."
The badge is not a shield to hide behind when the going gets tough.
The badge is a sword to uphold the law.

Everybody loves a hero officer, Nobody loves a chicken S**t officer. This guy just spread manure all over himself and his department.

Please do NOT use excessive spaces (8) or bad language. You will be blocked. LCom Staff.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Tiger, 2/22/2018 8:41:41 PM     (No. 11552333)

It looks like there is a lot of CYA going on here!!!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 2/22/2018 8:41:41 PM     (No. 11552334)

Yet another failure to add to the list - the FBI failed to follow up on a credible threat, the local Sheriff´s Department failed to charge the shooter once in the 30+ times they were called to his house, the schools did not demand that he be charged after fighting at the school, and now the armed officer at the school stood by and did nothing.

Face it, we´re on our own.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Snapper451, 2/22/2018 8:48:55 PM     (No. 11552343)

Just to check the scorecard here. The FBI failed these kids, the Broward, is in coward, county deputy was a coward, but the blame goes to the gun, the NRA, Trump, but nothing said of the shooter?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 2/22/2018 9:03:24 PM     (No. 11552361)

So when is the Second Amendment hating puke of a Sheriff going to resign too? Apparently runs a pretty crappy ship.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 2/22/2018 9:40:58 PM     (No. 11552378)

I want to see lots of heads roll because of the multiple failures on every level to protect those kids and teachers.

Maybe this guy was Barney Fife with one bullet.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: curious1, 2/22/2018 10:48:14 PM     (No. 11552420)

#4, can`t be criminally negligent. There`s not a state in the union where LE has a legal obligation to protect, except in some very narrow situations where you are in their custody. No legal liability whatsoever. Remember that the next time a leftard says the police will protect you.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 2/22/2018 11:35:58 PM     (No. 11552464)

Reminds me of the Virginia Tech shooting incident. I vividly remember footage of SWAT members hiding behind cover while listening to gunshots and screaming coming from inside the building. It was obvious that people were dying and it wasn´t going to stop without armed intervention.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: agrunt, 2/22/2018 11:39:35 PM     (No. 11552465)

I am sure not ready to brand the man a coward. I know far too little to make that kind of statement. First let us remember the Colorado school shootings. The SWAT team waited outside long enough for the injured teacher to bleed out. My memory could be wrong, but could be over an hour. That was a whole team. What I can see we know he didn’t act for a whole four or five minutes. Where was his back up? Going in as a team would have been far more likely to make a difference other than becoming number 18. Where the true failure is at the top. There didn’t seem to be a plan to act with this kind of problem. No plan – no practice and he was left out to dry by his fellow officers (not necessarily on propose) but his back was sure empty. My experience is with a team, two tours in the infantry in Viet Nam so while not the same as this I know that it is far easier to go in with a partner than to stick your head into a wasp nest all alone.
They weren’t ready and that is a fault that rests at the top. You know the clown with the four stars on his shirt. He didn’t get his officers ready.


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Reply 25 - Posted by: dvc, 2/23/2018 12:20:22 AM     (No. 11552483)

He stayed outside and called it in on his radio.

Coward, and I hope he has nightmares about it for the rest of his miserable life.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Lazyman, 2/23/2018 6:49:09 AM     (No. 11552576)

Standards in hiring continue to be watered down but unlike the FBI action was quickly taken to acknowledge the problem, remove it and be transparent, protecting the overall integrity of the department.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: uno, 2/23/2018 7:17:08 AM     (No. 11552595)

St Peter gets a call, sez OK and hangs up.
An Angel asks "Who was that"
St Peter says: "That was somebody named Scot Peterson. He just phoned it in from a very hot spot.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: jhpeters2, 2/23/2018 7:17:11 AM     (No. 11552596)

I think the correct terminology for this situation is the officer was "Waiting on back up" as they are trained to do. The officer was out of his element - normally he had to deal with snotty or rude kids etc. The rate of fire probably scared him and confused him as to the number of shooters. Sad situation, and I wonder how I would respond to the same. Do not judge lest you be judged.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Watlines, 2/23/2018 8:10:28 AM     (No. 11552635)

For bean counters who whine that hardening schools could get expensive, please answer this question:

How much are you willing to pay?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: my2sense, 2/23/2018 8:21:58 AM     (No. 11552648)

Why does Israel have to shut up? Its not enough to have an armed guard. The guard has to be trained to deal with the situation. I understand this guy had a history of internal investigations in his department. I suspect they put him where they thought he couldn´t do damage. Guards here are not highly paid but they do have the training to deal with various sorts of terror attacks and any number of them have put their bodies between the people they were guarding and terrorists, crappy minimum wage job or not. Would you have the guts to wrap your arms around a suicide bomber to keep them out on the street to minimize casualties knowing that you are going to die with her? Our guards do. Its not a bad idea. While arming suitable teachers might help, it still depends on the right kind of training. And children need to be trained to respond and not freeze as well as a group attack on even a gunman can minimize casualties.


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Reply 31 - Posted by: thelmalou, 2/23/2018 8:27:31 AM     (No. 11552650)

All y´all asking how this could happen and he just froze or whatever need to check sundance´s over at theconservativetreehouse.com. He lays the whole thing out very, very clearly.

Bottom line, he did what policy said he should do. Go read it. You´ll be enlightened.

PS - He didn´t just resign...he retired. Full pension, yadda, yadda...

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Reply 32 - Posted by: thelmalou, 2/23/2018 8:29:35 AM     (No. 11552652)

Erm...sundance´s POSTS over at TCH...

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Reply 33 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 2/23/2018 8:30:16 AM     (No. 11552653)

LDotters who have been following Sundance at
The Conservative Treehouse will not be surprised or shocked by this. This is about protecting their policies, not policing. There have been several posts at CTH on this and the problem goes back several years. I suggest readers go to CTH FOR the background on this.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: arkfamily, 2/23/2018 9:01:16 AM     (No. 11552678)

We all can gasp and puff at this cop´s actions but I dare anyone to "really" walk in his shoes. I think it was absurd to put one armed guard in place. When is the government going to learn that for security purposes, there should always be two and he needed backup. Shoot, I attended a conference for church security and their advice is to have two teachers in a classroom. We had a deputy officer friend that was shot by an illegal immigrant while on the job. He was all by himself. Why? Because we are spending tax dollars on ridiculous programs and not taking care of our infra-structure. Security is part of that structure.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: arkfamily, 2/23/2018 9:03:53 AM     (No. 11552680)

I will add one more comment. We had a president for eight years bloviating about the police force and tearing down the morale. I think that added to the problem big time.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 2/23/2018 9:17:58 AM     (No. 11552688)

So now we know that hiring a mall cop is not sufficient; the person they hire needs to have some military experience where people have shot back at them.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: mc squared, 2/23/2018 9:27:44 AM     (No. 11552698)

There were enough errors and just plain stupidity before Peterson´s (non)actions: the FBI, administrators, local police, and Obama´s diktat that schools deal with crimes themselves without law enforcement.

Had a few of them been acted on, Peterson wouldn´t be news today.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/23/2018 9:32:04 AM     (No. 11552706)

There is no doubt that there was a 100% systemic law enforcement failure in their dealings with the shooter before and during the ineffective initial response that was taken by that armed Deputy Sheriff as the shooter was in the act of murdering people inside the school.

Years ago law enforcement response to an underway mass shooting was for law enforcement personnel to secure a perimeter and wait until a heavy armed SWAT team arrived and took on the shooter or shooters.

As a result of their experience the British SAS, a premier anti terrorist special operations military unit changed their policies regarding waiting for reinforcements before taking on shooters, to a protocol that called for an immediate armed attack on the shooter or shooters by whatever armed law enforcement and military personnel who were at the scene as soon as a shooter started firing. The reason for that was to immediately take out the shooter or shooters and save innocent lives.

I believe that is the protocol that is used by first responders in the USA these days. Clearly if the armed Deputy Sheriff had entered the school at the time the shooter was firing his weapon, it is possible that Deputy could have fired a “golden B.B.” round that might have taken the shooter out and saved lives. Of course he could have lost his life in that effort, but that comes with being a law enforcement officer.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: hicokid, 2/23/2018 10:00:02 AM     (No. 11552737)

FTA: Asked what Peterson should have done, Israel said: “Went in. Addressed the killer. Killed the killer.” Really?

Most of us would like to think that we would have done that, but the officer knew his chances of survival with a hand gun were about zero. He would need to get within 30ft of the killer to make a kill shot. Shooting and ducking around corners made of sheetrock is movie stuff. Those .223 rounds are coming right through.


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Reply 40 - Posted by: strike3, 2/23/2018 10:05:29 AM     (No. 11552743)

You can´t train for courage. This guy was armed and there was a good possibility that he could have saved at least half those kids by going in immediately. The coach who died had no such reasons or excuses, he just acted.



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Reply 41 - Posted by: Dignitary Protection, 2/23/2018 10:51:24 AM     (No. 11552811)

As a retired law enforcement officer, we trained every year for "Active Shooter" scenarios in closed down schools with "shooters" inside.
After Columbine, you don´t wait for back up, we trained to go immediately in and stop the threat.
At Virginie Tech, the shooter, chained doors so he had more time to shoot.
This deputy will have to live with the fact for the rest of his life that he failed the students and 17 died because of his inactions.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: qr4j, 2/23/2018 11:10:33 AM     (No. 11552840)

I can understand the anger at the officer who did not enter the building and engage the shooter. However, I question whether the blame people -- including his now ex-boss -- are heaping on him is truly appropriate.

What protocols were in place to deal with such a situation? What training did the officer have? Sure, he´d been an officer for a long time. But what was his training regarding an active shooter in the school to which he was assigned?

As others have suggested, the powers that be are doing a whole lot of CYA! To me, the failure to act lies not so much with this particular school cop, but with layer upon layer of government that failed to act.

Big government is the cause of -- and not the solution to -- many of our problems. This is a case in point.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Vaquero45, 2/23/2018 11:25:36 AM     (No. 11552866)

This guy is an embarrassment to law enforcement. He´s a coward.

I was a cop for a few years in my 20´s. Back then, if I had heard shots fired in a school, I would have been through the front door on a dead run, looking for the shooter. That´s what the job is - to run toward danger when everyone else is running away. Sounds like another guy who retired on active duty; he was probably a school resource officer because he couldn´t cut it on the street any longer.

Sheriff Israel should be hanging his head in shame right now.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: pontique, 2/23/2018 11:52:30 AM     (No. 11552903)

Remember the coach who if he had a gun could´ve
endeded the killing.
Kudos to him who entered the fray unarmed

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Reply 45 - Posted by: JubilationTCornpone, 2/23/2018 12:03:45 PM     (No. 11552914)

One item I don’t see being discussed is school district policy that says minority students will no longer be arrested by police, criminal behavior will be dealt with in-house. This was also demanded in 2012 by an executive order from Obama, through the Education Dept. Had the kid been arrested and convicted of assault, he could not have purchased the AR-15.
My 20-yr.-old daughter told me that on her last day of high school, her male biology teacher told her he had hidden and locked away a pistol in his classroom in the event of a school shooting. (He was leaving for a non-teaching position the next year.) He said he hoped his kids’ teachers would have done the same thing.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Bubby, 2/23/2018 12:08:18 PM     (No. 11552918)

What if the football coach had a concealed gun instead of just his body to defend the students? Perhaps the coach would be alive and the shooter dead. But we will never know because of political correctness foolishness that requires all schools be a "Gun Free Zone". My guess is that coach would wish he could have done more to protect his students. RIP coach Jn 15:13 "Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one´s life for one´s friends." God bless.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: dman, 2/23/2018 12:08:34 PM     (No. 11552919)

Examples must be made of officials like Scot Peterson and the still not yet named HI-EMA staffer who fail to perform "under fire", endangering those they had pledged to protect.

While none of us know how we will respond under critical pressure until it actually happens: vetting, psychological stress testing, and training to instill "muscle memory" certainly help.

However, examples must be made of those who place us in peril so that those who cannot stand the heat will stay the hell out of the kitchen.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: bluefindad, 2/23/2018 12:27:47 PM     (No. 11552945)

There were heroes at the site of the shooting - people who disregarded personal safety to save others - people who put themselves in the line of fire to shield others and paid the price. These will be remembered as examples of the best that humanity has produced. God bless them!

On the other hand, we routinely label LEO´s as Heroes without requiring any demonstration of individual heroic effort. This cop had an opportunity to be a hero, and he declined. Whether he was instructed by policy or not, he was the only one there with the means to stop the shooter, and he waited while kids died. He showed he was not a hero, but was he a coward?

Consider - when heroic action is an expectation of your appointment, then failing to act heroically can only be judged as cowardice. Perhaps as a result of his failure, we should reconsider the exalted status we automatically assign to police?

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Hazymac, 2/23/2018 12:40:59 PM     (No. 11552963)

#31 said it best. Nothing to add to that.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Maggie2u, 2/23/2018 2:49:23 PM     (No. 11553074)

Too bad this cop didn´t attend some of the JrROTC classes..

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Reply 51 - Posted by: garyhope, 2/23/2018 2:53:30 PM     (No. 11553081)

Was this Scot Peterson armed? Could he have returned fire? He should have been running toward the sound of gunfire.

He sounds like poultry poop.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: Stegosaurus, 2/23/2018 3:33:36 PM     (No. 11553119)

It is just reinforcement. Having a gun is not enough - it´s an inanimate hunk of metal and polymer. You have to know how to use it and be willing to use it.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 2/23/2018 3:50:53 PM     (No. 11553126)

Oh my God. How awful. I don´t know how Cruz´s AR15 stacked up against the semi automatic pistol that Petersen was carrying. But obviously petersen put his personal welfare ahead of the childrens´ and teachers´.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: Omen, 2/23/2018 3:51:47 PM     (No. 11553129)

His photo should be posted on the Web so he can be shunned by everyone as the coward he is. Think how many lives could have been saved in that 4 minutes by a real cop.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: fayebeck, 2/23/2018 3:53:58 PM     (No. 11553133)

The officer was probably trained in the "there´s nothing we can do" school of law enforcement.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: uno, 2/23/2018 6:51:21 PM     (No. 11553296)

It gets worse. Now it´s four cowards... or policy!

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Reply 57 - Posted by: xcenturion, 2/23/2018 7:16:16 PM     (No. 11553326)

It wasn´t only the school resource deputy that let the victims down. The mental heath counselors and social workers that actually interviewed Cruz when he was exhibiting signs of self destructive behavior and making threats must share that blame. Had Cruz been involuntarily been placed in a mental facility for a full evaluation perhaps this tragic incident could have been averted. Plenty of blame to go around here. We as a society are afraid to label people as "mentally ill" even when they truly are.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: ginadee, 2/23/2018 8:19:58 PM     (No. 11553390)

The school cop has blood on his hands.

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The Justice Department signaled Wednesday in a letter to Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will not recuse himself from Special Counsel Robert Mueller´s Russia investigation unless department officials find it necessary. Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd wrote that Rosenstein "would recuse from all or part of any matter if recusal were deemed appropriate by Department officials who are informed about the matter. "Otherwise," Boyd continued, "[Rosenstein] has a responsibility to fulfill his oath to well and faithfully execute the duties of his office." Graham sent a letter to Rosenstein last

Democrats´ IT scandal set to
explode with possible plea deal
Fox News, by Frank Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/6/2018 6:29:28     Post Reply
The curious case of Imran Awan, which sounds like an international spy thriller, is entering its third act. Awan was a congressional IT aide to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., and he was finally fired just after he was arrested trying to fly to Pakistan last summer. Awan and his wife, Hina Alvi, were charged last summer with bank fraud. They now appear poised to strike a plea deal with the Department of Justice. (Snip) Sources tell me that the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force has been looking into this matter since well before Awan and his crew of Pakistani

Democrat Gavin Newsom, Top Vote
Getter in California Governor Primary,
Uses Dog Crap Bags Emblazoned
With Pres. Trump’s Face
Gateway Pundit, by Kristinn Taylor    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/6/2018 8:06:34     Post Reply
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, the candidate for governor who received the most votes in Tuesday’s California jungle primary, and his wife use dog crap bags emblazoned with the face of President Donald Trump according to tweets by the couple last month. Gavin Newsom, image via Twitter avatar. Jennifer Siebel Newsom tweeted on May 9 a photo of the bag with Trump’s face in front of the couple’s dog with the message, “What do you think of Max’s new poop bag?” (Snip) Gavin Newsom responded two hours later with three smiling poop emojis.

Melinda Gates Bashes ‘White Guys,’
Says She’ll Discriminate Against Them
The Federalist, by Joy Pullmann    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/5/2018 8:41:00     Post Reply
Melinda Gates has decided to enter the venture capital world by sending her money to people based at least partly on their sex and skin color, she said in a recent Fortune interview. “It’s been incredibly disappointing to watch how few women-led businesses are getting funded,” Gates said. “Ultimately, if we want more innovation and better products, we’ve got to put more money behind women and minorities. That wasn’t happening, so I decided to step in and see what I could do to help a little bit.” Here are other portions of her interview where Gates specifically says some criteria

Attacks On National Security Council’s
Fred Fleitz Whitewash Islamists To
Smear A Conservative
The Federalist, by Kyle Shideler    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/5/2018 7:48:45     Post Reply
The rhetorical attacks on incoming National Security Council Executive Secretary Fred Fleitz (the author’s former colleague) have been shrill and ineffective. Conservatives have rallied to Fleitz’ defense, bolstered in part by Fleitz’s long history of work as a Central Intelligence Agency analyst, State Department official, and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence staffer, along with his solid reputation working on Iran and nonproliferation-related issues. According to Trump administration insiders, the White House blames Obama allies and Iran deal advocates for ginning up the non-controversy, and there’s no indication of a willingness to surrender the scalp of a long-time national security

Demoted FBI agent Peter Strzok
had larger role in Clinton, Russia
probes than previously known
Fox News, by Samuel Chamberlain & Catherine Herridge    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/5/2018 7:15:58     Post Reply
Peter Strzok, who was pulled off Special Counsel Robert Mueller´s investigative team last year, played a more central role than previously known in both the Russia and Hillary Clinton email probes, a lawmaker familiar with the matter told Fox News Tuesday. The lawmaker´s assessment of Strzok´s role in both investigations was based on the most recent records and testimony, including a closed-door interview with FBI espionage chief Bill Priestap. Priestap was interviewed Tuesday as part of an ongoing joint investigation by the House Judiciary and Oversight committees. Priestap was Strzok´s supervisor and oversaw both the Russia and Clinton investigations.

McCabe seeks immunity for testimony
in congressional hearing over FBI
handling of Clinton email probe
CNN, by Laura Jarrett    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/5/2018 7:01:32     Post Reply
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has requested the Senate Judiciary Committee provide him with immunity from prosecution in exchange for testifying at an upcoming congressional hearing focused on how senior officials at the FBI and Justice Department handled the investigation of Hillary Clinton´s private email server, according to a letter obtained by CNN. "Under the terms of such a grant of use immunity, no testimony or other information provided by Mr. McCabe could be used against him in a criminal case," wrote Michael Bromwich, a lawyer for McCabe, to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, who has requested McCabe testify

Lawmakers Warn IG Being Pressured
to Slow Roll Clinton FBI Report
SaraCarter.com, by Sara Carter    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/5/2018 6:52:37     Post Reply
The Department of Justice and the FBI are deliberately attempting to slow roll and redact significant portions of DOJ Inspector General, Michael Horowitz’s report on the bureau’s handling of the Hillary Clinton investigation, according to numerous congressional officials and investigators. The 400-page report, which was completed several weeks ago and addresses Clinton’s use of her private server for government business, is currently being reviewed by the DOJ and FBI. According to sources, individuals mentioned in the reports are also allowed to review the document. It is expected to be “long and thorough” and will criticize the handling of the investigation by

CNN White House Producer
Calls Out Cnn Contributor
For False Tweet
Daily Caller, by Benny Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/5/2018 6:46:50     Post Reply
American Urban Radio White House correspondent April Ryan tweeted a misleading comment about President Donald Trump’s celebration of America this afternoon at the White House. Trump held the event in place of the Eagles Super Bowl celebration, which was hastily canceled after only a handful of Eagles players decided to attend. Ryan, a CNN contributor, tweeted out that as Trump began speaking at the event, the crowd “heckled and booed” him and that reporters have “confirmed” this. (Snip) Multiple reporters, including Daily Caller White House correspondent Saagar Enjeti, who was at the event, refuted this. Footage of the event shows

Contractor Arrested at White House
on Attempted Murder Charge: Police
NBC News, by Pete Williams    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 6/5/2018 6:37:28     Post Reply
A man wanted on an attempted murder charge was arrested Tuesday morning outside the White House, where he was working as a contractor and had a White House pass, law enforcement officials said. Officers arrested 29-year-old Martese Maurice Edwards of Suitland, Maryland, when he reported for work, according to a Secret Service statement. Two federal law enforcement agencies identified Edwards. Edwards was taken to a Metropolitan Police Department station for processing, the statement said. Edwards was "the subject of a warrant issued out of Prince Georges County, MD," the statement said. A federal official said the warrant was for attempted first-degree murder. The



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Posted By: PageTurner- 6/18/2018 11:23:53 PM     Post Reply
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Washington Examiner, by Emma Ayers    Original Article
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Detroit Free Press, by Kathleen Gray    Original Article
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LANSING — The unprecedented outpouring of activism from students after the shooting at Marjorie Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Fla., in February is the genesis for a bill introduced in the Legislature last week that would change the voting age in Michigan to 16. "We allow 16-year-olds to go off and get jobs and pay taxes, but we fail to allow them to exercise their voice come election time," said Sen. David Knezek, D-Dearborn Heights. "Young people are setting aside their differences and identifying issues they think need to change. And they can do everything to get that change

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff    Original Article
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American Spectator, by David Catron    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 6/18/2018 5:05:18 AM     Post Reply
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Fox News, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
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CBS’s Gayle King at Texas Border Facility:
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Breitbart Video, by Pam Key    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 6/18/2018 11:46:24 AM     Post Reply
Monday at a border patrol facility in McAllen, TX on “CBS This Morning,” co-host Gayle King said the Statue of Liberty is “weeping right now” over the separating of immigrant children from their families. King said “We arrived yesterday afternoon. We went straight to the facility, the location where kids and their parents were reunited. All I can say after talking to the people, watching the people, listening to the people, that the Statue of Liberty I think is weeping right now. It’s unbelievable the stories we’ve heard.” She added, “We’re standing in front of a converted warehouse. This is

Comey refuses to testify to Congress,
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Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 6/18/2018 2:25:01 PM     Post Reply
Fired FBI Director James Comey refused to appear before Congress on Monday to talk about his handling of the Clinton email investigation, and his fired deputy, Andrew McCabe, asserted his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination. Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch also declined to show up for a major hearing where the Senate Judiciary Committee was looking into the inspector general’s report detailing major bungles in Mr. Comey’s handling of the Clinton investigation. Mr. Comey’s lawyer said he was out of the country — though Sen. Charles E. Grassley, committee chairman, said he saw Mr. Comey


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