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I do not understand police behavior involving the recent Douglas High School shootings.
The police officer on duty did not go in the building. I would have assumed his first responsibility would have been to confront the attacker.
Two more officers appeared on the scene. They did not go in. The claim is they were told to establish a perimeter and not enter.
In the meantime, people were being killed inside. I have to believe if they did do something, some lives would have been saved. Even one would have justified their engaging the attacker.
The story gets better.
Two members of the Miramar Police Department were in the area. Both detectives, both members of the SWAT team. They immediately responded. What they did when they arrived, I do not know.
They have been suspended. They have been required to surrender their SWAT issued rifles. The reason for the chastisement: They failed to follow protocol by not getting permission from a superior prior to rushing to the scene.
Unusual circumstances call for unusual activity. Initiative becomes the order of the day. Not with the Miramar Police Department, however. The two officers are being punished for doing the right thing.
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Back in my Wall Street days, there was an oft quoted adage: “Punish the innocent; reward the guilty; and promote the uninvolved.” That’s sure sounds like “punishing the innocent” to me.
There’s no doubt that this was a great example of Gooferment “protection”.
- Create a gun free zone and have a big soft target rich environment.
- Ignore the many red flags REPEATEDLY.
- The Gooferment Skrule bureaucrats don’t prosecute lawbreakers under some absurd policy about breaking the “school to prison pipeline”.
- Local law enforcement ignoring CRIMINAL FELONY acts by the eventual mass shooter (i.e., assaults; brandishing; threats; menacing).
And the crowning achievement — the FBI TWICE ignores “tips” on a potential “mass school shooter”.
As law-abiding gun owner, why are my RIGHTS under attack?
Does anyone expect the Gooferment to protect you?
You must be delusional.
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