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I found a post from Robin in Jerseygal's discussion, BREAKING: CNN Reports FOUR Broward County Deputies Waited Outside S... from The Last Refuge that was quite disturbing. I suggest you read it.
After reading 'school to prison pipline', I knew it had something to do with Obama and it didn't take long to find it. Barry and the superintendent are partners in crime:
Runcie Came Via Obama, Made a Huge Salary, Got $53 Million in Grants
The story behind Nikolas Cruz and the shooting of 33 former classmates and staff is one of the repeated failures of the system from the FBI to the school to the sheriff’s office to social services. The massacre was very foreseeable but politics got in the way. Specifically, politics, funding of more than $53 million, and Chicago school discipline got in the way.
This Was Obama-Chicago Discipline
The Superintendent of Broward County Schools, Robert Runcie, came out of Chicago and the Duncan-Obama administration.
The Miami-Herald reported: In 2003, Arne Duncan, then head of the Chicago school district and later Secretary of Education under Barack Obama asked Runcie to oversee the district’s technology department. Runcie went on to serve in other administrative roles, including as chief of staff for the Board of Education, before becoming the Broward schools superintendent in 2011.
In 2016, he made $335,000 a year in a region that has poor mental health services due to lack of funds. He was well-paid to bring down the numbers and alter the so-called school-to-prison pipeline.
It was supposed to happen as a result of the Promise program.
The school board instituted a program called Promise which made not reporting criminal behavior a standard policy. Police said they did not have discretion in arrests, according to the President of the Sheriff’s union.
The Promise [Preventing Recidivism through Opportunities, Mentoring, Interventions, Support, and Education] program kept Nikolas Cruz from getting arrested. Not having a record allowed him to buy guns.
The program began in 2012 as a way of dealing with the district recording the highest number of school-related arrests statewide (over 1,000). Superintendent Runcie, with strong connections to Obama, was expected to stop the alleged school-to-prison pipeline.
The program was geared towards keeping minorities out of prison. The killer’s name was Cruz, making him a minority.
With a cooperative judge and the Superintendent’s tight connections to the Obama administration, arrests were down 66% within one year of Runcie’s arrival. Grant money started flowing into the school district. The school district initially received over $53 million in grants to facilitate “improved life for students in poverty/students of color.”
The Last Refuge has been investigating this for years and uncovered documentation making a very convincing case for the entire program being corrupted by funds and statistics.
Robin, your plate isn't just full but running over. That you have managed to do as much as you have while taking care of your husband & now your father in law is amazing! Things will change, and it will take all of us that are concerned to make it happen. You have done so much and now it is someone else turn. Prayers for your family.
What the hell is going on in the Broward School district??!!
Does The Parkland Shooter Deserve To Die? Broward County High School Pulls Assignment Asking Students This Question
“The article and the quiz were intended only to provide a platform for meaningful conversations around the history, civics and social impact of the death penalty,” Sparkman said. “We deeply regret if the use of this real life example added in any way to the ongoing suffering of the students, families and educators of the Parkland community.”
The school administration was unaware of the assignment, according to a message on the school’s website.
Broward County Public Schools did not immediately respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.
Wow! Our education system needs to be gutted and start over.
You are very welcome Robin. God bless & Merry Christmas to you and yours as well. :-)
Finally...some damn sanity in Broward!!
Sun Sentinel: Here's Why We Now Agree With Republicans That Broward Sheriff Scott Israel Should Be Removed
After defending Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel for months against Republican criticism over his office's failed handling of the horrific mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the left-leaning Sun Sentinel editorial board published a lengthy editorial Wednesday on "the failed leadership of Broward Sheriff Scott Israel" that explains why they now agree with Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis that Israel must go.
"It's a big deal for a governor to remove an elected sheriff, especially if the governor is a Republican and the sheriff is the most powerful Democrat in Florida’s most Democratic county," the Sun Sentinel editorial board states. But after reviewing a draft of the state commission's report on the shooting, the editors have concluded that Israel simply cannot be allowed to stay in office.
"[A] community of our size is going to face another tragedy," the editors conclude. "It’s just a matter of where and when. And if we do not learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it. Given Sheriff Israel’s failure to learn from history — and his failures during our community’s most horrific events — we now stand with those who believe he should be removed and replaced."
This is some good news for a change.
Well, there's fianally a new 'sheriff' in town...and his name is Ron DeSantis.
"The parkland families and the people of Broward and the broader Florida community want accountability, but I think just as important, or more important, they want the problems fixed going forward," he said.