As was the case with the Las Vegas shooter, as the facts come in about the Florida school shootings, we are left to wonder why so many warnings were ignored. Students had even reported that there were signs of trouble, but no one seemed to care much. Now we find out that the “Broward County Solution” may have helped the shootings to happen.
The American Thinker writes that this solution was about “lowering arrests by not making arrests” since the county “used to lead the state of Florida in sending students to the state’s juvenile justice system.” We are reminded that Michaelle Valbrun-Pope, executive director of Student Support Initiatives for Broward County Public Schools, in August 2017 said, “We’re not compromising school safety. We’re really saving the lives of kids.”
After 17 students lost their lives last week from a gunman who many know should have been locked up due to a rather extensive past of mental illness and police calls to his home (roughly 39 in just one year), many are wondering if Pope was not terribly mistaken.
Maybe Florida needs to lead in juvenile arrests because the kids really are that bad there.
Authorities “agreed to treat twelve different misdemeanor offenses as school-related issues, not a criminal one,” and the results gave leaders the lower numbers that they could use on the campaign trail, but at a very dangerous cost to the public. These are youths who should have been locked away, treated, and never set free until competed.
Because black, Hispanic and Asian youths commit more crime than others, the goal was to bring less of them into custody. However, since they oftentimes deserved to be locked up, regardless of their race, this proved to end like all politically correct idea end; badly.
In “an article by Jeffrey Benzing in Public Source calls the ‘Broward County Solution,’” the author bragged that “Padres & Jóvenes Unidos” ushered in “racial and education equity” in Denver.
Students who had been suspended for fighting and being caught with bullets in their backpack like Nikolas de Jesús Cruz ended with an email of warning and nothing more.
In a nutshell, it seems like the system that tried to “help” minorities only ended up giving them permission to break the law and not face the justice which should have been coming.
As we can see all too plainly now, that solution has failed terribly.