Huffington Post/Associated Press
(January 11, 2018)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — New Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel on Friday over his handling of February’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

The Republican governor flew to Fort Lauderdale three days after taking office to remove the Democratic sheriff, appointing a former police sergeant to serve as acting sheriff. Gregory Tony, 40, worked for Coral Springs police for 12 years before leaving in 2016 to start a company specializing in active-shooter training. He is the first African-American to serve as Broward’s sheriff.

DeSantis’ office issued a statement saying, “Sheriff Israel has repeatedly failed and has demonstrated a pattern of poor leadership. He failed to protect Floridians and visitors during the tragic Fort Lauderdale International Airport shooting in 2017. He failed in his duties to keep our families and children safe during the devastating shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018. These incidents demonstrate Sheriff’s Israel’s repeated incompetence and neglect of duty.”

The statement added, “The families of the victims deserve accountability.”

Minutes after DeSantis’ announcement, Israel said he would fight the suspension.

“There was no wrongdoing on my part. I served the county honorably,” he said.

Under Florida law, the governor can suspend elected officials for criminal activity, misfeasance, incompetence or neglect of duty. Israel intends to challenge the suspension to the state Senate, which will conduct a trial and then remove or reinstate him. Israel’s lawyer, Stuart Kaplan, said this week the sheriff did nothing warranting removal and his future should be left to Broward voters in the 2020 election. Israel had been sheriff six years.


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5 thought on “Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Suspends Broward Sheriff Scott Israel”
  1. Is the the suspension with or without pay.

    Our discussions of this event at the time left MANY glaring unanswered questions. There was never a thorough complete investigation. I have a little difficulty remembering some of the major anomalies but do recall the seemingly miraculous speedy recovery of one or two students who were described as having multiple major sounding injuries, and the visits from POTUS and FLOTUS at the hospital.

    “Israel’s lawyer, Stuart Kaplan, said this week the sheriff did nothing warranting removal and his future should be left to Broward voters in the 2020 election.”

    Ah, There’s the Rub!

    Will the Florida swamp ever be drained?


    NewsPinellas County

    Gov. DeSantis’ plane makes emergency landing in St. Pete due to mechanical problems
    Posted: 2:46 PM, Jan 11, 2019
    Updated: 5:59 PM, Jan 11, 2019
    By: WFTS Digital Staff

    By: WFTS Digital Staff

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Governor Ron DeSantis’ plane was diverted to St. Petersburg this afternoon due to mechanical problems.

    He was on his way to Broward County with Attorney General Ashley Moody, his Chief of Staff Shane Strum and three members of his executive staff.

    He is scheduled to make a statement on holding government officials accountable at 4:30 p.m.

    The diversion will result in about a 90 minute delay in the governor’s arrival.

    We are working to gather more specifics on the mechanical problems that caused the plane to divert.

    This is a breaking news alert. Refresh for updates.


    also good 12 minute commentary here…

  3. Just more propaganda. So Mr. Israel are you going to do the honorable thing and state that the whole event was staged. Or is any of your support team (handlers) going to slip up and say it’s all fake.
    Have anyone notice of late that anytime there is a news conference there is always a group of non scripted individuals that stand behind the speaker for no reason ?

    I wonder how that young lady is recovering from stopping a AR 15 round with her book on the jewish holocaust ?

  4. Quote:
    • Jerusalem Post

    • Arab-Israeli Conflict
    DeSantis claimed that the State of Florida will not be conducting business with any organization promoting discrimination led by the antisemitic Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS).

    JANUARY 16, 2019 04:36
    “Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis ordered state officials to refrain from using Airbnb when conducting state business on Tuesday.

    DeSantis’s move came in reaction to a November decision by the popular temporary rentals website that it would no longer list rental properties in Judea and Samaria. Airbnb has listing in 191 countries.
    The governor said that the state would not conduct business with any organization that promotes discrimination and antisemitism through the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS).”
    The new Israel Lover Governor Ron DeSantis defends the illegal and inhumane treatment of Palestinians and many others by criminals in Israel. The fundamental right of boycott, by anyone or any organization, transcends all illegal laws and false claims by corrupt bigots like DeSantis who evidently supports the gross mistreatment of Palestinians by gangsters in Israel, who even stole their lands. DeSantis is an ignorant graduate of Yale and Harvard.
    Israel Lover DeSantis should read this article describing a real American Hero from Jacksonville, Florida not a fake Israel lover bigot who defends treating Palestine like an open air Concentration Camp by criminals in Israel.
    The Florida Times-Union
    Charlie Liteky: ‘He was our quarterback, and quarterbacks save the world’
    By Matt Soergel
    Posted Apr 19, 2009 at 12:01 AM
    In fact it seems DeSantis ignorantly thinks Florida is in Israel instead of a State in the Union.
    Here is a moving video of former U.S. Marine describing the murdering Constitution raping thugs in Israel a few years ago at LAX:
    Winfield J. Abbe, Ph.D., Physics

  5. If I believed what Fox News keeps broadcasting about DeSantis, I would have thought that he was one of the true patriots and constitutionalists leaders in Florida. I also would have concluded that voting integrity in Florida won out and DeSantis rightly won the governorship.

    But when I read through the comments from start to last one by Dr. Abbe, I see a progression from where DeSantis’ public speech must have been judged by the Florida shadow government to be a little too too patriotic and rule of law to a covert message of a DeSantis plane had to make an emergency landing. And finally, I see that DeSantis got the message and is now his public rhetoric is back under the proper control of the Florida Shadow Government.

    Tim Canova is a law professor who ran as an independent in the recent congressional race against the ultimate “winner” Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Mr. Canova is now challenging the election results and is going to conduct a complete analysis of the votes, ballots and vote counting.

    He is doing this for the most patriotic and idealistic of reasons and I do not think he expects to ultimately have the election turned over to his winning. I contributed to his effort.* I am going to write to his group leader and see if he will send out an email to his donors from time to time apprising us of how his case is progressing.

    Whatever Mr. Canova finds should be most revealing as to travesty that masquerades as “elections integrity” in Florida, especially Broward county. I have a feeling that no matter how damning the irregularities in the vote numbers turn out to be under close scrutiny, the Florida judges and attorneys and courts will never allow his case to be lawfully adjudicated in a court of law.

    I have been interested and somewhat activist over the years in trying to establish honest vote counting in Texas, so if anyone is interested in this issue, I offer the following information.

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