Anti-cop restorative justice killed 17 in Parkland, Florida

No criminal record, kid? Good, you can buy a gun!

His 18-year-old daughter was among the 17 killed in the February 14, 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland Florida. The father blames race-based disciplinary policies and restorative justice for their deaths. A federal commission and the governor of Florida agree.

Excerpted from today’s Wall Street Journal,A Parkland Father’s Quest for Accountability.”

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Their lives cannot be restored

‘Making the numbers work’ before safety

Andrew Pollack believes that political correctness killed [his daughter] Meadow.

A prominent villain in his narrative is Robert Runcie, who came to Broward from Chicago in 2011 as the superintendent of the county’s public schools. Mr. Runcie introduced a program called “Promise” … under which students who commit crimes in public schools would no longer be reported to the police by administrators. Under Promise, students would be evaluated and dealt with exclusively within the schools and their associated reform programs. Even felonies as severe as drug dealing, sexual assault and bringing weapons to school could lawfully be kept from the police.

Mr. Runcie “saw that minority students were being referred to the police at higher rates than whites,” as Mr. Pollack tells it.

“Rather than recognize that misbehavior can be the result of many complex problems outside school, or at home,” the superintendent concluded the disparity was because “teachers and schools were racist.” With no reporting, “now there’s no crime. The school’s data looks great. Problem solved.”

But a much worse problem was created: “No student has a criminal background as a result, so once you graduate from school and want to buy a gun, background checks are useless.”

Mr. Runcie and his supporters called their policy “discipline reform.” Violent students had to attend “healing circles,” among other sorts of in-house, nonjudicial remedies. The result, says Mr. Pollack … is that “mentally disturbed students, violent psychopaths like [Nikolas Cruz], are right there in the classroom with normal students like my daughter, and with teachers who don’t know how to deal with them, since they can’t bring in the cops.”

Feds imposed race-based discipline in 2014

The feds’ 2014 race-shaming edict decreed that adults have to change their behavior, not students, or the Justice Department would initiative discrimination lawsuits. Thankfully,  that nonsense was repealed in December 2018 upon the recommendation of the U.S. School Safety Commission. The Wall Street Journal article continues:

Mr. Pollack describes the Broward County School District as “Ground Zero for a horrible approach to school safety that spread across America.” In January 2014, the Obama administration issued guidelines to the nation’s school boards, directing them to adopt “Promise”-like policies or risk a federal investigation and loss of funding.


… In high school, Nikolas Cruz vandalized a bathroom, causing more than $1,000 of damage. He racially abused black students and had fistfights with them. He carved swastikas on his desk. He hurled furniture across classrooms. He threw hard objects at other students, sometimes injuring them. He brought dead animals to school and often waved them before other students. He threatened to kill teachers and other students, and to shoot up the school. He wrote “KILL” in his notebooks and spoke frequently about guns. He brought knives to school and, on one occasion, a backpack full of bullets.

Sheriff Scott Israel was on a drive to reduce juvenile arrests, and the department allowed Cruz to keep a clean record even though deputies were called to his home 45 times in his middle- and high-school years.

On one of these occasions, “he’d punched his mother so hard in the mouth that she’d needed a new set of teeth,” Mr. Pollack says. “Sheriff Israel judged his success by how many kids he kept out of jail. When officers never arrested [Cruz] despite 45 calls, they were following Israel’s policy.”

Blaska’s Bottom LineOn Friday, Florida’s new Republican] governor, Ron DeSantis, suspended Sheriff Israel from office. The question is whether Madison WI will get school discipline figured out by April 2, Election Day.

Don’t worry, Part #3 of Blaska answers the teachers union is coming.

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51 Responses to Anti-cop restorative justice killed 17 in Parkland, Florida

  1. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    A prime example of how liberals love to give an uplifting, feel-good title–Promise, Affirmative Action–to policies designed to assuage their white guilt, no matter what the consequences. After all, it’s about appearance, not reality.

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  2. Paula Fitz says:

    Good piece. Very eye-opening.

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  3. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    Lefty’s feel good White Lefty Guilt Cessation/Penance/Reparation Policy ends up allowing a Red Neck White Boy to slip through the cracks and past prudent law enforcement deterrence.

    Mercy mercy me; the absolutely staggering irony!

    The Gotch

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    • richard lesiak says:

      And we all know that you feel good about it too.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        @richard lesiak;

        Rather than unequivocally confirming The Gotch’s Razor, yer time would be better spent manufacturing outrage for The Donald’s FAST APPROACHING next SCOTUS nomination to replace the Death Suckin’ On A Lifesaver RBG.

        The Gotch

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        • richard lesiak says:

          RWG will flop over before RBG. Nice try at changing the subject. Maybe you should write tweets for that little hands, traitor, lying, dead-beat, commie loving, fat man in the oval office.

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        • Gary L. Kriewald says:

          Fast approaching–but not before she’s been officially beatified by the Left.

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  4. Tom Paine says:

    Fat people want restorative justice…………for too long, they have been exploited by spoons.

    Murderers want restorative justice [sic] ……for too long, guns have killed people.

    Thank you Barack…thank you Arnie. The beauty of liberalism – socialist elitist policies is that those who construct them, never have to live with consequences of their hubris.

    BTW, for the all the teachers who support unfettered, socialist public education, where were Barack’s kids educated?

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  5. Batman says:

    “BTW, for the all the teachers who support unfettered, socialist public education, where were Barack’s kids educated?

    Chauffeured to private school with secret service in tow while living inside a house guarded 24/7 with 10′ walls.

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    • AnonyBob says:

      You don’t think that’s appropriate for the children of the president?

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        @AnonyBob;

        “You don’t think that’s appropriate for the children of the president?”

        Not when they claim that public schools are just peachy keen for the Great Unwashed.

        ‘Course, before his scandal-free Administration began, Hopey Changey (who never saw the inside of a public school during his education) ALSO said that he’d accept public financing for the 2008 election.

        Hopey was For it: (November 2007) “If I am the Democratic nominee, I will aggressively pursue an agreement with the Republican nominee to preserve a publicly financed general election” before he was Against it.

        The, and I quote “longtime advocate for public financing of campaigns” reneged in June 2008, claiming he still supported it in principle but it needed to be reformed.

        Kinda like if you’s like your plan and you’s doctor, you’s can keep you’s plan and you’s doctor, am I right?

        Ah Lefty; so MUCH hypocrisy, so little time!

        The Gotch

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        • richard lesiak says:

          your getting in the way of Blaska’s 3 part drama series about the school board election. stand down.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @richard lesiak;

          “your (sic) getting in the way”

          Someone…anyone should emphasize actual learning (i.e. spelling, and proper language usage, including contractions) and recommend it for older folks with pressing remedial English needs.

          The Gotch

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Gootch: off point and off his hypocritical rocker regarding security of a president’s children. More misspelled gibberish to ensue.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @AnonyBob;

          Look, who wouldn’t understand youse getting chafed for having youse, et al, suffocating hypocrisy thrown back in yer face.

          But c’mon, yer holding yer hands back and begging to get pasted; not obliging would be rude-n-uncouth, am I right?

          “regarding security of a president’s children.”

          Sooooo, if Hopey Changey’s children can’t be protected in public schools, what chance do those born of commoners have?

          Might we put youse down as in favor of the ERO’s, who would give them a fighting chance, or will Lefty INC force ALL IN compliance to The Lefty Way?

          The Gotch

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Gootch ensued; gibberish leavened with stupidity. No surprise there.

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        • richard lesiak says:

          who’s driving Baron around?

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        • richard lesiak says:

          Maybe he should have went to the Russians for the money; or, the NRA. Oh wait; that fat, traitor, small handed, lying, p@##y grabbing, stupid fool in the oval office did that. Your hung up on Obama because you don’t have the guts to open your eyes and see the total mess humpty-trumpty has gotten us into.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          ”you don’t have the guts to open your eyes and see the total mess humpty-trumpty has gotten us into.”

          Record low unemployment for Blacks and Hispanics, to name just a very few advantages this economy has brought forth, are what @richard lesiak calls, and I quote, a total mess.

          Looks like his inner racist has percolated to the top.

          Why wouldn’t it? When people are employed, it’s MUCH harder to convince them they’re a victim.

          Plus, they won’t fall for the offer of more, More, MORE high quality/quantity free $#!T, which is all Lefty really has.

          Poor Lefty, sad Lefty, eminently ButtHurt Lefty; their one-trick pony has left the barn!

          #Sad!!

          The Gotch

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      • Batman says:

        Obama sans presidency, would have still sent his kids to private school bobo.

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    • richard lesiak says:

      there are no walls around his house. stop drinking the Kool-Aid.

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  6. Batman says:

    bobo,
    Re; one and two. Your comment is too stupid to take seriously.
    Very unsatisfactory.

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    • AnonyBob says:

      Oh yeah? Let’s see you try to answer them. Guess you can’t.

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      • Batman says:

        The generally accepted answer ~~~~> bobo = speculative and irrelevant.
        Your comments have degraded considerably lately.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @Batman;

          “Your comments have degraded considerably lately.”

          Second and move to vote…a “No Confidence” vote for @AnonyBob.

          It gets worse.

          A vote which will make yesterday’s U.K. Commons vote seem like a nail-biter!

          The Gotch

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Ah, Batty, no arrows in the quiver, eh?
          Gootch: points for correct spelling.

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      • richard lesiak says:

        he’s just like crotch; no answer so retreat to calling people stupid and then changing the subject. You can get more by putting a quarter in the zoltar speaks machine on the main street of the Dells.

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  7. Batman says:

    Batman said bobo’s COMMENT was stupid, although in retrospect that was self evident.

    Please explain the “total mess” the Orange Master “has gotten us into.”
    Otherwise fakename is just another bitter propaganda lying lefty.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      @Batman;

      Don’t be so harsh with @richard lesiak, he’s in crisis.

      Why? Let me count the ways, but mostly because his SOLE reason for existence, the all-but-comatose RBG, will be out-of-commission for over another month.

      Put her out to pasture and page The Donald’s NEXT SCOTUS appointment: Amy Coney Barrett!

      The Gotch

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      • richard lesiak says:

        why don’t you count the ways for me gootchie. Your problem is your a fearful little man who can’t stand hearing about a strong woman. That’s why you constantly whine about RBG, Hillary, Cortez, Pelosie. You wouldn’t have the guts to do anything like what they accomplished. Bottom line; your a little weenie hiding behind a fake name talking nonsense.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @richard lesiak;

          Horse Hockey! My world is filled with strong women.

          Your world is filled with NO women!

          The Gotch

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    • richard lesiak says:

      yep; I guess this shutdown doesn’t mean a thing to anyone.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        @richard lesiak;

        ”I guess this shutdown doesn’t mean a thing to anyone.”

        Au contraire, The Donald steps in and says it means SanFranNan doesn’t get to charge taxpayers for ANOTHER trip (the first one was to Hawaii) abroad because she, et al, should stay in D.C. and git ‘er done!!!!!

        AKA (heh!) Heartbreak!

        The Gotch

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        • richard lesiak says:

          Fake name writes “Doesn’t get to charge taxpayers for ANOTHER trip.” Youse missed seeing Melania landing at Palm Beach International yesterday. Enough of youse tax money was found to pay for that. Youse starting to sound like Rudy G. slobbering down the front of his shirt on Pucker Carlson’s show. Only thing missing was her wearing that “I don’t care jacket. AMIRIGHT?

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          SanFranNan gets sent “UNPACKING” by President Trump!

          The Gotch

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        • richard lesiak says:

          drump’s “Heartbreak”…….so many indictments; so little time.

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        • richard lesiak says:

          Melania flies to Palm Beach, Lindsey Graham is in Turkey. Yep; youse taxpayers are really paying up today.

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  8. madisonexpat says:

    ABob and poor richard were happier when Obama was president even though he was only elected for the same reason that Ms. Pettaway gets $75k plus bennies from Madison tax payers. You cannot fix this. Give them this corner of the sand box while the grown up protects the border, shrinks government, defends our culture and history and leads the roll back of the globalist party.

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  9. madisonexpat says:

    Ms. Pettaway should work in DC. Its schools are run by Democrats and teachers unions and mostly segregated. Progressive parents won’t send THEIR kids to such school to failure pipelines. Neither would I. I would however give every kid a voucher and give any vetted alternative a charter.

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    • richard lesiak says:

      Go for it. Get on a plane and get”er done.

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      • madisonexpat says:

        Never worked for government except as a Peace Corps Volunteer where we got a lot done. Couldn’t work for a union or the Democrats. Too much self esteem. Need function and tangible accomplishment.

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