~ Where the Sun Will Never Set on Our liberty ~
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.
I really appreciate you, Jodi. You work so hard on providing information for all of us. I'm glad you took this from the other post and did one on this on it's own. I wish I had more time like I used to have. Rick is so much worse now and I can only get on sparingly. Thank you! I will send this out to all members.
Barry is like the Wizard of Oz. The man behind the curtain, always.
The man behind the curtain is so right...time to pull the curtain.
And my thoughts and prayers are always with you and Rick...I mean that.
Thank you, Jodi. I know you mean it.
This was totally preventable! This policy all but ensures that the next school shooter is already out there, and probably already has the gun.
Hey Herb...don't you think it's time to start asking our sheriffs, our superintendents, our school boards..about Barry's my brothers' keeper program...and if whether or not they're involved?
Could be proactive.
Yes, I do think so Jodi! This was a program that encouraged schools to treat every incident in such a way that their ending statistics got them more money. The end result was mass murder. Thanks, obama!
Exactly, Herb! He sure is out there already.
An article by Ann Coulter:
The School-To-Mass-Murder Pipeline
Nikolas Cruz’s psychosis ended in a bloody massacre not only because of the stunning incompetence of the Broward County Sheriff’s Department. It was also the result of liberal insanity working exactly as it was intended to. School and law enforcement officials knew Cruz was a ticking time bomb. They did nothing because of a deliberate, willful, bragged-about policy to end the “school-to-prison pipeline.” This is the feature part of the story, not the bug part.
All the school had to do was risk Cruz not going to college, and depriving Yale University of a Latino class member, by reporting a few of his felonies — and there would have been no mass shooting.
But Cruz was never arrested. He wasn’t referred to law enforcement. He wasn’t even expelled.
Instead, Cruz was just moved around from school to school — six transfers in three years. But he was always sent back to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in order to mainstream him, so that he could get a good job someday!
The moronic idea behind the “school-to-prison pipeline” is that the only reason so many “black and brown bodies” are in prison is because they were disciplined in high school, diminishing their opportunities. End the discipline and … problem solved!
This primitive, stone-age thinking was made official Broward County policy in a Nov. 5, 2013, agreement titled “Collaborative Agreement on School Discipline.”
The first “whereas” clause of the agreement states that “the use of arrests and referrals to the criminal justice system may decrease a student’s chance of graduation, entering higher education, joining the military and getting a job.”
Get it? It’s the arrest — not the behavior that led to the arrest — that reduces a student’s chance at a successful life. (For example, just look at how much the district’s refusal to arrest Nikolas Cruz helped him!)
The agreement’s third “whereas” clause specifically cites “students of color” as victims of the old, racist policy of treating criminal behavior criminally.
Say, in the middle of a drive to cut back on the arrest or expulsion of “students of color,” how do you suppose the school dealt with a kid named “Nikolas Cruz”? Might there be some connection between his Hispanic last name and the school’s abject refusal to do anything about Cruz’s repeated criminal behavior?
Just a few months ago, the superintendent of Broward County Public Schools, Robert W. Runcie, was actually bragging about how student arrests had plummeted under his bold leadership.
When he took over in 2011, the district had “the highest number of school-related arrests in the state.” But today, he boasted, Broward has “one of the lowest rates of arrest in the state.” By the simple expedient of ignoring criminal behavior, student arrests had declined by a whopping 78 percent.
When it comes to spectacular crimes, it’s usually hard to say how it could have been prevented. But in this case, we have a paper trail. In the pursuit of a demented ideology, specific people agreed not to report, arrest or prosecute dangerous students like Nikolas Cruz.
Nikolas Cruz may be crazy, but the parties to that agreement are crazy, too. They decided to make high school students their guinea pigs for an experiment based on a noxious ideology. The blood of 17 people is on their hands.
Thanks Jodi. Shared it.
This is crazy, kwic...gun control? How 'bout some social engineering control?!!
Crazy is all that leftist know Jodi. Fed ed needs to be disbanded and the educational system must be put back into the hands of the states to help alleviate crazy. Federal money for education isn't for the kids. The money is for the unions and to advance the leftist agenda.
Kiwc, I totally agree. I had posted earlier today that it's time I guess I make a new petition on the Dept of Ed. Once I get it finished maybe we can all band together and get it out to everyone, tweet it and those who have FaceBook, do that too,. Once we reach 100,000 the White House has to respond.