Updated: Aug 12, 2020
Meet the School Safety Advocacy Council. How the hell could they endorse Scott Israel after his blunder on 2/14/18?!?!?!?
Meet their Executive Director:
He has personally backed Scott financially in the past:
And continues to do so to this day:
Hogle is the third Republican to file for the race. David Gustafson and John Herlihy, both former sheriff's department officers, are also running for the post. Curtis Lavarello, a registered Democrat, has also filed to run.
And of course, here he is with Moms Demand Action at a panel organized by the local Democratic Party of his county opposing the arming teachers in schools, which could prevent their students from being shot if a shooting occurs. Of course, an “assault weapon ban” was discussed during it as well:
Of course, Curtis gets paid for training SRO’s (we support SRO’s btw, so don’t be confused), so that ties into this as well I presume. I wonder if a contract with SSAC and Broward County is in place if S. Israel is elected, like SSAC has in Wake County, NC?
All 192 campuses in the Wake County school system will be reviewed to determine what changes can be made to make the schools safer for students and school employees.
The Florida-based School Safety Advocacy Council began visiting Wake schools on Tuesday as part of a $728,995 contract signed in July to do security risk assessments of all of the campuses. Leaders from the school district and the advocacy council say that while some physical changes may be recommended, the greatest safety measure still is building relationships with students.
*Safety and security is everybody’s responsibility in a district,” said Curt Lavarello, the group’s executive director. “It doesn’t fall on one person, one name, one title at a specific school site.”
And finally, with all of this info, add this in:
A new report is claiming that the sheriff of Broward County in Florida is being criticized for hiring of political supporters.
According to the Sun-Sentinel, Sheriff Scott Israel has hired 10 workers to “community outreach” roles since 2013 to gloat about the sheriff office’s success. The sum of their salaries add up to $634,479.
The report also states that Israel also hired “former colleagues from Fort Lauderdale Police Department” to key positions in the office.
Israel’s political opponents have argued that Israel’s community outreach hires amount to utilizing the office as part of his campaign and diverts money from essential law enforcement resources. They also argue that his hiring of former colleagues is a sign of favoritism that discourages employees that aren’t in his inner circle.
When confronted on these hires, Israel brushed off the criticism.
“What have I done differently than Don Shula or Abraham Lincoln or Martin Luther King, Ghandi?” Israel told the Sun-Sentinel. “Men and women who assume leadership roles surround themselves with people who are loyal, who they can depend on and who they appreciate their skill set.”
Israel also claimed that people were only leveling criticism at him because of how successful his office has been.
“Lions don’t care about the opinions of sheep,” Israel snarked with the Games of Thrones reference.
The report comes amidst questions about the Broward County Sheriff’s office after the school resource officer at Majorie Stoneman Douglas, Scot Peterson, resigned from doing nothing at the shooting. It was also recently reported that the officer didn’t provide investigators with any information about the shooter when they approached him in 2016. Three other officers from the sheriff’s office were also on the campus during the shooting, but did nothing.
To close, why would the SSAC have him scheduled for a conference when they endorse Israel?
When his department did this?
Coral Springs Police Department officers were reportedly shocked to arrive at the shooting scene and see the Broward deputies still outside, with their pistols drawn and behind their vehicles, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported, citing an unnamed source from the Coral Springs Police Department.
Israel told ABC News Coral Springs Police Chief Anthony Pustizzi also contacted his office to report the response from Broward County deputies.
So Curt, have fun endorsing your dude and bashing the NRA/guns like every cookie cut Democrat does and put the “party” first:
Update: glad to see this is spreading. It’s important.