They're just going full Benghazi. You never go full Benghazi.
When a gunman started shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, two Miramar SWAT team members did what comes naturally: They went to help.
Now they’ve been suspended for it.
The officers did not have permission to respond to the shooting at Parkland on Feb. 14, when 17 people were killed.
Of course they didn't. There was a stand down order.
When the dust settles, the Broward gang who stayed outside so the killer could finish making his case for gun control will have smooth career paths. And the guys who respond to attacks, they get in trouble. Just ask our guys in Benghazi.
The SWAT officers who responded were Detective Jeffrey Gilbert and Detective Carl Schlosser. One of them told supervisors he was in the Coral Springs area when the gunfire happened; it’s not known where the other drove from, police spokeswoman Tania Rues said.
“They were both close by [the high school],” Rues said.
A third SWAT member, Officer Kevin Gonzalez, was accused of being linked to several social media posts that put the city and police in a negative light, and was suspended for violating the department’s social media policy and the code of conduct, Rues said.
Let's hope he didn't upload anything to YouTube or he'll spend a year in jail.
The afternoon of the shooting, Miramar police placed the SWAT team on stand-by in case a request came from the Broward Sheriff’s Office to assist. That call for the team never came, Rues said.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday it could not confirm whether anyone spoke with Miramar that day, but said Miramar’s SWAT team was “not needed” during the incident.
Of course not. The sheriff and his best boys were on top of it. At least once it came time to schedule press interviews.
The instinct to run toward danger is a common one in police officers, seen often during terrorist attacks and mass shootings.
The "instinct". It's some sort of strange phenomenon in which police officers try to save lives instead of waiting until everyone is dead so the Democrats have some shiny new talking points.
Lessons learned from the Aurora, Colo. movie theater shooting and the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport shooting “clearly demonstrate that a controlled, organized response is what is most effective,” Rues said.
I think we can all agree that a controlled, organized response is exactly what we got in Parkland. Now shut up about why this happened and give us your guns. And if you disagree, here are some kids who managed to survive the rampage of the killer we did nothing to stop and who will accuse you of having blood on your hands.