I spent about 18 months in 2012, 2013 and 2014 investigating Broward and Miami-Dade school policies and how those policies transfer to law enforcement practices.
Officer Scot Peterson didn’t engage Nikolas Cruz. I can only assume that this officer is a coward. pic.twitter.com/2CRER6fx8p
— Based Monitored 🇺🇸🇮🇪 (@BasedMonitored) February 22, 2018
7. As soon as Miami-Dade began to receive the benefits (political and financial) from the scheme, Broward County joined on. The approach in Broward was identical as the approach in Miami-Dade.
8. It’s important to remember, this was not an arbitrary change – this was a well-planned fundamental shift in the entire dynamic of how teenagers would be treated when they engaged in criminal conduct.
9. The primary problem was the policy conflicted with laws; and over time the policy began to create outcomes where illegal behavior by students was essentially unchecked by law enforcement.
32. Follow a simple timeline: 2011/2012 Broward County School administration made a policy decision to block the arrests of students in order to improve their education statistics.
33. 2013/2014 – Praise for the program:
34. 2017 – The program continues. Still chasing year-over-year reductions. Worse and worse crimes being excused.
35. 2018 – Parkland School Shooting. 17 dead. Political cop (SRO) cowered from shooter; now retiring. School board wondering ‘what went wrong’.
39. Here’s some of the police affidavits, taken under oath, for the “doubters”.