The coward of Broward, Scot Peterson was allowed to retire with his pension intact, even though he hid during the Parkland School Massacre, even though as the School’s Resource Officer, it was his job to protect the school’s students. The parents of the victims sued, and his lawyer just said

under the law, his client cannot be sued for anything he did or didn’t do during the Feb. 14, 2018, massacre. He cited appellate court cases that say police officers don’t have a legal obligation to protect others from third-party harm and cannot be sued for decisions they make during a crisis. There is a difference between legal duty and what I guess I’ll call societal expectations,” the attorney for the sheriff’s deputy argued. All the public will hear is that Peterson was in uniform and had a gun, he said, yet “When faced with this murderous rampage going on in this three-story building, he doesn’t have a duty to stop it?”

So if police don’t have a duty to do anything, then why do we even have SROs in school in the first place? Just like Uvalde, we know that the police are cowardly pussies. That’s how we know that they aren’t about to go door to door to take shit.

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joe · December 19, 2023 at 5:06 am

they will go door to door because he will have 30 well armed asshole buddies with him… they aren’t much better then antifa or blm

AZFloyd · December 19, 2023 at 5:15 am

I will say it again. The day SCOTUS decided Castle Rock vs. Gonzalez is the day the federal imperial government lost any legitimacy.

Jay Dee · December 19, 2023 at 5:54 am

Peterson took up a “tactical position” in the parking lot while the shooter had his fun and prevented other first responders from entering the school. While Peterson cannot be sued for failing to do his job, no one has sued him for preventing others for doing theirs.

The school security officer was a school employee who did indeed hide in a closet during the shooting.

The fact that most police officers are useless can be blamed on many things but the federal government’s Peace Officers Standards & Training (POST) has a big hand in the situation. Most of my department would have failed the entry requirements for being too intelligent. POST recommends a maximum IQ of 85.

Dirty Dingus McGee · December 19, 2023 at 5:58 am


Joe Blow · December 19, 2023 at 8:53 am

I agree, however I will say I think is one of those things where community matters, local matters.
I’ve often wondered some of the same things since seeing school shootings. I have no doubt the local officers I’ve met and seen would jump into harms way, were it to unfold. Their kids are part of the crowd, or playing on the stage/field, too.
Doesn’t mean they might not be a dick to me on a traffic stop one day, though the one interaction I have had here was quick and professional… But I wouldn’t expect the same treatment were I to drive outside my county, that’s for sure. I see what’s happening on a national scale. I also see WHERE it’s happening (see the flag post above this one).

Tar · December 19, 2023 at 9:22 am

What’s funny (or not) is most other government personnel are even more useless than the cops. This is why I say, “If it’s not bleeding on me, shooting at me, or on fire, I don’t bother calling the government… and even if IT IS, when I call the government, it’s usually more as a courtesy than anything else, as I’m already responding to the emergency.”

Expect to self-rescue, and always be your own first responder.

    Divemedic · December 19, 2023 at 12:44 pm

    Having spent more than three decades as a government employee, I agree with that. The fire department had three divisions- Fire Combat, Administration, and Inspections.

    Putting out fires, responding to EMS and other calls for assistance, public relations and education, as well as arson and fire cause investigations were all handled by the Fire Combat division (later called Operations because combat sounded too scary. There were 63 people in combat when I started. That number had increased to 90 by the time I retired. When I left, there were four fire stations responding to more that 10,000 calls for assistance each year. About 1500 of those calls were for fires of some sort, with fire alarms, EMS calls, car accidents, hazmat calls, and others making up the rest of our call load.

    Doing plans review and conducting fire inspections of commercial property was the purview of the inspections division. There were three people working in inspections when I began, and there were five when I retired.

    Administration was all of the office people. They were responsible for budgets, filing, training, and other administrative functions. There were 10, and eventually 22, people in that division. It seemed like admin felt that combat was there to support them, and not the other way around.

Big Ruckus D · December 19, 2023 at 11:58 am

And it takes only one parent of a kid killed due to his inaction, or even just a random member of the public who is sick of being lied to and fleeced, to be pissed off enough about that to ensure he can’t enjoy the pension he may be legally entitled to.

I suspect a lot of cops shit bricks when they get right down to thinking about it. They have not done themselves any favors in terms of public relations, and that has the potential to reap a bitter harvest.

Someone could save the taxpayers a lot of coin with properly directed anger. That such doesn’t happen with any regularity (yet) is something I continue to find surprising.

Chris · December 19, 2023 at 2:01 pm

Theater and Agenda

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