Requiem for Broward County SO

Broward County

I have been thinking about the latest school schooling and comparing it with others and I’m seeing some disturbing things. I relied on my experience as an investigator and the experience of the two greatest investigators ever. I will admit that I haven’t paid as much attention to this shooting as others. Here is an overhead shot of the scene. There are lots of candid photos. I didn’t see a single montage of the seventeen victims.  It may have been done and I missed it.

This is a human tragedy to the friends, family and Broward community. But it is not playing out that way in the MSM. It seems more like some obscene political theater brought to you by Saul Alinsky. If there is any disappointment it is that the numbers weren’t greater, the screwups by law enforcement more egregious, and the blame more widespread. 

Seventeen died; who were they? Who, doesn’t seem to matter this time around, Seventeen. SEVENTEEN DEAD, but who were they? I know one was a coach. There was an oriental ROTC kid, who were the rest? We know there were no cops.

The two greatest investigators ever would begin as they begin all investigations.  “Which of these things is not like the other? Which one of these things don’t belong?”

In Broward County:
1. Prior warnings identifying the shooter, his intent, and an assessment of his capabilities to both local and federal authorities.
2. Multiple law enforcement contacts for assault, carrying weapons, disturbances involving the suspect and his brother.
3. Refusal of law enforcement (school resource coward) to cooperate with juvenile authorities, with sanction.
4. Responding officers ordered to stand down despite policy and training that mandated first responders go and not set up a perimeter.

World’s Greatest Detectives

Bert and Ernie’s deductive mantra works when turned on its axis which one of these is just like the other. Is it a coincidence?

Rahm Emanuel

“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before.”

― Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel was part of the Chicago Junta that came to Chicago during the occupation of  THE ONE. You may remember his quote above. Crawling out of the woodwork with Emanuel was Arne Duncan Secretary of Education. Arne brought with him, Robert Runcie. Runcie eventually returned to Chicago and rejoined the Emanual fold. After a nationwide search, Runcie was selected to be the Superintendent of Broward County Schools.

After assuming the reigns Runcie started implementing policies only hinted at when he was at the Department of Education. Using Title 9, which supposedly deals with women’s athletics, the Department of Education started going after colleges for the disciplinary policies. The model being pushed by the Department of Education effectively did away with the Bill of Rights for accused males appearing to answer charges of sexual assault, harassment, and other politically incorrect actions both real and imagined. The policy took criminal law enforcement out of the justice system and put it in the hands of bureaucrats operating outside of the criminal justice system.

This was a necessary step, these bureaucrats said because black males were disproportionately being arrested for in-school offenses.  Here was the bedrock racism that all liberals thrive upon, limited expectations for people of color. Depending upon who is doing the counting Cruz, or his last known address, had anywhere from 29 to 59 calls for service, with little or no follow up by police. He was kicked out of school again with no follow up by any agency. Nikolas-Cruz-avoided-police-scrutiny-help-Obama-policies.

The stage was set, black students would no longer be subject to arrests and the Sheriff’s office was reduced to a babysitting operation when it came to juveniles. The bureaucrats had established true equality. They dismissed, as rhetorical gamesmanship, the observation that when white students drew a gun they used pen and ink and when a minority student drew a gun, he reached into his pants and pulled it out.

Since the Sheriff was no longer arresting kids there really was no reason for deputies to be on campus. A worst-case scenario would be a good guy with a gun interrupting a bad guy with a gun before the body count reached acceptable numbers. I suspect that there were two battles fought that day in Broward County, one for the victims of a mass murderer who could have been stopped and one four the soul of a law enforcement agency. The good guys lost both battles.

In 1970 the number was four, the students killed at Kent State:


This summer I hear the drummin’
Four dead in Ohio

Four dead in Ohio
Four dead in Ohio
Four dead in Ohio*

*Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Got a good beat, can dance to it, the refrain is easy to remember. I guess with the passage of time, forty-eight years, inflation has had its effect. I don’t know what Neil Young can do with seventeen. Who were they? Is seventeen enough to satisfy Saul Alinsky: The third rule of ethics of means and ends is that in war the end justifies almost any means….

Saul Alinsky

I’ll leave you with some other thoughts of Mr. Alinsky.