But then you knew they weren’t the best run department in the country. ‘Quit F**king With Me, Boy’: Florida Deputy Under Investigation After Grabbing Black Dad’s Neck in Video.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office announced the internal investigation into Deputy James Cady, who reportedly has a history of making false arrests, after a complaint was filed by the Broward Public Defender’s Office when the body-cam video emerged last month. The complaint was first reported by the Miami Herald.
He has a history, but THIS time, the “internal investigation” will do things right, and get to the Truth (capital “T”) and serve Justice. Or something. Yeah, I believe that.
A Florida deputy is at the center of an internal affairs investigation after 2017 body-camera footage showed him calling a black father “boy” and grabbing him by the neck during an expletive-filled encounter.
So they will be all big and tough when confronting a man who isn’t doing anything wrong, and has an infant in his arms, but call them to the scene of an active shooter and they will freeze up and do absolutely nothing of consequence. And the Left thinks I should be completely dependent on these guys for my safety.
Which in 2018 is more than stupid. (This is all by way of an excuse for Parkland.) Radio Issues, 911 Call Center Delays Impacted Parkland Shooting Response.
This story is about Parkland, and how the calls to 911 from cellphones were not routed to the correct department. They have a bullshit answer about where they were routed and why, but if Broward County is responsible for security at Parkland, you have to wonder if anyone ever tested the 911 system around there, or if no on bothered. (Coral Springs wanted “hometown feel” in its 911 operations. Right.)
Also the radio system used by Broward County couldn’t handle the radio traffic.
The current radio system is more than 20 years old. The new one, purchased in 2017 following the fatal shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, will provide a 300 percent increase in bandwidth and accept scores more inbound radio requests.
The new system will also be limited to “first responders” (law enforcement and fire, if I read this correctly) and not share bandwidth with public-service (like the water department).
On some level though, all this is a smoke screen. The cellphone argument might have held sway in the 1990s, but I’m not convinced that call forwarding is impossible. Instead, they relayed information from the caller through two 911 operators to the cops. The radio excuse (and it is an excuse) is even more insane. Why are the water department (or whoever is “non-public-safety”) and the cops on the same radio system? In a word, budget. And foresight. The bean counters never bothered (or weren’t smart enough) to ask “What could happen?” But in the end, the cops didn’t enter the building – whatever 911 was doing, or the delays in radio transmission.
Cops have a dangerous job, but if they don’t like that, maybe they should be librarians‡. Sources: Coral Springs police upset at some Broward deputies for not entering school – CNNPolitics
When Coral Springs police officers arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14 in the midst of the school shooting crisis, many officers were surprised to find not only that Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson, the armed school resource officer, had not entered the building, but that three other Broward County Sheriff’s deputies were also outside the school and had not entered, Coral Springs sources tell CNN. The deputies had their pistols drawn and were behind their vehicles, the sources said, and not one of them had gone into the school
If you do something they don’t like they will shoot you. If you twitch, they will shoot you. It is out of fear we are told. (“He feared for his safety” is the common refrain.) If they see you own a gun they will shoot you, even if you aren’t threatening them – sing the refrain. But ask them to do the dangerous part of their job, and all too many will be more worried about protecting themselves than protecting the public. In this case, they were too scared to protect children.
Puts a whole new spin on my feeling that “calling 911 and waiting to be rescued” is a really bad idea. You might get a response like what occurred here.
‡ Truck drivers, farmers/ranchers, roofers, steel workers, and number of other professions all have more deaths per 100,000 than cops.