Disturbing development involving Broward County Sheriff Israel and the “infiltration” of local cops by the Jewish state of Israel.
Broward County Deputies Claim ‘Criminal’ Sheriff Israel Covered Up Death Of Deputy
The Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association has scheduled a no-confidence vote for Sheriff Scott Israel over the “unprecedented cover-up” of the death of one of his staff, Jason Fitzsimon, and his behavior during the lead-up to and aftermath of the Parkland school shooting, union president Deputy Jeff Bell announced Friday.
Broward County Sheriff Deputy Jason Fitzsimon was found dead on his sofa after daring to question the official media narrative around the Parkland shooting. According to colleagues, the 42-year-old had been in excellent health prior to his sudden and unexpected death.
According to union president Deputy Jeff Bell, the union is accusing Sheriff Israel of “many instances of suspected malfeasance, misfeasance, failure to maintain fiduciary responsibility by the sheriff, failure to properly investigate possible criminal conduct by members of his senior command staff and the lack of leadership that has crushed morale throughout the agency.”
Israel’s stock skyrocketed in the initial aftermath of the shooting, highlighted by his appearance at CNN’s town hall with students and family from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, yet as more information became public about his department’s response, a clear pattern of at-the-least negligence on his part became clear.
The sheriff has resisted calls from nearly 100 Florida lawmakers to resign, and he refused to participate in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the shooting and the suspicious events surrounding the incident in March.
“He declined,” Chairman Chuck Grassley flatly said of Israel’s decision not to attend. “I’ve seen that sheriff all over television discussing the shooting, so it’s disappointing that he has refused to speak to the country through his testimony before this committee.”
What does Sheriff Israel have to hide?
According to his staff, Sheriff Israel has a major credibility problem and he must be removed from office. The cover-up of Deputy Jason Fitzsimon’s death was never going to be accepted by the rank and file within his department.
Deputy Fitzsimons wasn’t just any law enforcement officer. Unlike many of his peers, he took to social media to question the potential agenda behind the February 14 Marjory Stoneman High School mass shooting, suggesting that the event was being used to promote the Democratic Party’s gun control platform in anticipation of the 2018 midterm elections. And recent personnel decisions involving public officials indicate (e.g. here and here), an unwritten law of taxpayer-funded institutions is that employees disavow and steer clear of “conspiracy theories” that may call their superiors motives into question.
One post found on Fitzsimon’s Facebook page depicts the Parkland massacre’s main spokesperson, David Hogg, in National Socialist regalia, with the caption, “We will March Until We Disarm Every American.”
Fitzsimons Facebook page has since been “scrubbed” of any 2018 posts, which would of course include those that may be calling the the Parkland shooting or its aftermath into question.
The circumstances surrounding Deputy Fitzsimon’s death are sketchy. The official cause has been attributed to cancer, yet this is contradicted by an obituary found at obittree.com, stating that he “died unexpectedly.” The “died unexpectedly” phrase is one morticians and/or loved ones sometimes employ when for one reason or another they are reluctant to disclose the true cause of death, as in the case of a suicide.
Those who received word via Twitter of Fitzsimon’s untimely death have expressed similar doubt and suspicion on the vague and unusual circumstances.
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Deputy Jason Fitzsimons today. Deputy Fitzsimons began his career with the agency In 2008. During this time he served with the North Lauderdale and Pompano Beach Districts. Our thoughts and prayers are with with his family. pic.twitter.com/vBmf50LtfJ
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) April 2, 2018
As is suggested in the aftermath of other recent mass shooting events, Fitzsimons simply may have possessed too much information, was at the wrong place at the wrong time, and/or asking sensitive questions of his peers and superiors on the specifics of the Parkland shooting.
It is beyond dispute that the sheriff’s deputy had become uncomfortably outspoken on the February 14 event.
The record reflects that Deputy Fitzsimons was a wonderful individual and friend who cared about “truth” and the US Constitution. Perhaps these concerns are no longer desired by the management of certain policing agencies. There is indeed ample room for suspicion and now Sheriff Israel must face the music.
Broward County Sheriff Responsible for Failing to Stop Parkland Massacre Refused To Resign Despite Facing Massive Public Outcry And No-Confidence Vote From Own Deputies
Sheriff Scott Israel, a self proclaimed “Amazing Leader” whom Israeli media described as a “role model Talmud-compliant sheriff”, would refuse to step down after this series of failures, holding out until his own deputies have to go for a vote of no-confidence?
Seriously, even a douchebag wouldn’t be able to resist social pressure that long. This “Talmudic Sheriff” is entirely unique from ordinary folks in that he completely lack ability to feel shame.
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, who touted his own “amazing leadership” after the Parkland school shooting, is facing a no-confidence vote from the union representing his deputies.
Jeff Bell, the president of the Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association, told CNN on Friday that union members had decided to move forward with the vote, which will begin electronically tonight and will close on April 26.
“There is a complete failure at the sheriff’s office and he doesn’t recognize it,” Bell said.
Calling the vote a “ploy,” Israel said the union “is trying to use the Parkland tragedy as a bargaining tactic to extort a pay raise.”
Only Sheriff Israel could imagine that particularly convoluted method of blame-shifting.
Aside from the sheriff’s comments in the aftermath of Parkland, a letter informing the union membership of the vote contains a multitude of other complaints against Israel. Union audits showed that Israel has returned hundreds of millions of dollars to the county that could have been used money for deputy salary increases, training, health care, crime laboratory upgrades and safety equipment, the letter said.
Bell said he informed the sheriff ahead of the announcement that the vote would go forward.
“The move follows many instances of suspected malfeasance … and the lack of leadership that has crushed morale throughout the agency,” the announcement from the deputies association says.
Bell says the historic move is due to the dysfunction of the office, which has been piling up for years. But it was Israel’s behavior after the school shooting that left 17 people dead that pushed the rank and file over the edge, he says. Especially when Israel swiftly blamed school resource officer Scot Peterson for not entering the building and stopping the shooter.
Peterson said through his attorney that he thought the shots were being fired outside the building. Peterson was suspended without pay and later resigned.
Bell, who also has been critical of Peterson, agrees that the deputy should have entered the building. But he said he and his union members believe the sheriff should have taken some responsibility as well, instead of shifting all the blame to a deputy.
Israel “didn’t say it’s an open investigation (on law enforcement’s response to the shooting). He blamed it all on Peterson,” Bell said. “You don’t do that to one of your deputies.”
“My members are not poster children. They are not squeaky clean. They make mistakes. What we are saying is, they should be punished fairly,” Bell said.
And now even with this vote incoming – which he knows he’s going to lose – he’s still refusing to resign.
Most likely the vote itself is not binding, but merely symbolic, so he’ll just keep going after that.
It’s an incredible thing to watch, the “amazing leader”, every element of this Parkland process has been so weird, it is hard to even believe…. which is why I think a lot of people don’t believe it.
But Sheriff Israel has been involved in a bunch of different scandals before the shooting, including a bizarre sex scandal.
Interestingly, he appeared to swear allegiance to Allah at a mosque.
Just watch part of it. It’s some super-weird sh*t.
Here is a positive note in light of the Sheriff Israel Scandal and the “infiltration” of American Police by Israel,
Durham, North Carolina Becomes First City in America to Ban Israeli Military from Training Local Cops
Did you know Israeli military routinely trains American cops?
That American police officers are literally sent to Israel to receive training from the Israeli military … almost sounds too bizarre to be true, right?
The Anti-Defamation League funds it, and according to an article from The Intercept last year, “more than 200 law enforcement executives from over 100 departments in the U.S. and abroad, immigration enforcement agencies, and even campus police have participated in the ADL program since it launched in 2004.”
Allegedly, they’re teaching them “human rights violations.” Sure, maybe.
But I wonder what else they’re teaching them?
The ADL is funding it, so I imagine it has a lot more to do with “hate education.”
I guess we won’t ever know. In fact, there is no public database on who goes on this trip to Israel. And the “more than 200” number is cited by The Intercept is from the ADL itself, and could actually be much higher.
Kudos to Durham, North Carolina just became the first city in America to ban this bizarre practice.
A coalition of community organisations in the city of Durham in the US state of North Carolina has successfully lobbied the city council to ban training and exchanges between Durham’s police department and the Israeli military.
Durham’s city council unanimously voted to adopt the measure on April 16, prohibiting an exchange with the Israeli military, making the first US city to ever explicitly take such measure.
The resolution read: “The council opposes international exchanges with any country in which Durham officers receive military-style training since such exchanges do not support the kind of policing we want here in the City of Durham.”
The statement emphasised the commitment of Durham, a city of over a quarter million people, to create safe and healthy environment of its residents and to “recognise and share the deep concern about militarisation of police forces around the country”.
“We know that racial profiling and its subsequent harms to communities of color have plagued policing in our nation and in our own community,” the statement said.
Cerelyn “CJ” Davis, Durham chief of police, said in a statement to the city council: “There has been no effort while I have served as chief of police to initiate or participate in any exchange to Israel, nor do I have any intention to do so.”
Nothing like “we demand these Israelis stop indoctrinating our cops to defend Jews and punish our own people.”
You see these stories about “Jewish community center calls police over anti-Semitic fliers – police investigating” and you have to wonder: was the head of that police department trained in Israel? If not, why would he be “investigating” political fliers?