As Twitchy reported Friday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order to suspend Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel over his handling of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and Israel quickly responded by blaming the NRA (again).
A lot of people noticed that NPR’s tweet on the suspension sounded almost downcast.
After nearly a year of scrutiny, the embattled Florida sheriff whose deputies were the first to respond to last year's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland was suspended on Friday. https://t.co/OJ9ahrM2Yw pic.twitter.com/jIimheYfZO
— NPR (@NPR) January 12, 2019
It shouldn’t have taken a year of scrutiny for Israel to step down let alone be suspended, and he was lucky to have that long to hang on to his job. Plus, what’s this business about his deputies “responding” to the shooting? Guess that includes taking up defensive positions behind your cars while police from Coral Springs rushed in to try to rescue students.
NPR goes in defending Scott Israel. MSD Commission report detailed how Coral Springs PD blew past Israel’s folks, who had taken defensive positions outside, as they raced inside the school, but this writer and pub missed that apparently. https://t.co/Fo55XXpYAF
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 12, 2019
They did not respond, Coral City police did.
— REALLY!?! ¯_(ツ)_/¯ (@OscarGaldona) January 12, 2019
“Respond”? Interesting characterization considering the facts. It was the failure to respond that is at issue here.
— G.R. Hall (@Garrett_R_Hall) January 12, 2019
"first NOT to respond"
Fixed it for you.
— Physics Geek (@physicsgeek) January 12, 2019
Wrong. The first guys to respond were officers from a nearby precinct who were shocked and disgusted to find Israel's guys either hiding or simply standing far back.
— WhigsnTwigs (@WhigsnTwigs) January 12, 2019
Broward Sheriff’s Office Captain Jan Jordan, who gave police instructions to “stage” around the school, resigned in November.
First to stand outside and watch.
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) January 12, 2019
First to respond: pic.twitter.com/pYoFhWGaFU
— gone incognito (@Daddio_7) January 12, 2019
I think you mean "didn't respond" as opposed to "first to respond"
— Josh Fields (@partiallypro) January 12, 2019
Coral Springs Police responded, Broward stayed behind cover.
— Richard Garner (@Rigarner89) January 12, 2019
First to *park outside the building and wait for someone else to respond*
— Nathan Lewis (@nlewi285) January 12, 2019
You meant to say "first to arrive", right? Because Coral Springs were the first to respond.
— vikki (@TheVikkiVerse) January 12, 2019
Sitting in the parking lot hiding is not a response. Bad reporting.
— Brian Turner (@bdtforlife1965) January 12, 2019
I think the author is confusing the Sheriff with Coral Springs PD. Coral Springs officers responded.
— Rob Sporny (@robert_sporny) January 12, 2019
If by "first to respond" you mean "came to the site and hid outside as other first responders actually ran towards danger", sure, they were first to respond.
— Mich&Ind (@MichtoInd) January 12, 2019
First to respond, but not the first ones in the building. They stayed outside while children were being murdered.
— Matthew Skora (@Skora_Matthew) January 12, 2019
Sheriff Israel's deputies might have been the first to arrive at the scene but they were by no means the first to respond. Responding means taking some sort of action. They essentially used those kids as shields.
— Sarah Rogers (@hockiechick111) January 12, 2019
The deputies were ordered to “stage” and form a perimeter for 45 minutes while kids were bleeding out.
The first responders who were first to enter the school are @CoralSpringsPD.
Give proper credit where it’s due, @NPR !
— SlightStrider (@slightstrider) January 12, 2019
Are you kidding me with your headline?
— Saunders Says (@JamieSaunders) January 12, 2019
Come on NPR
— bluefan38 (@bluefan3891) January 12, 2019
— Big Dog (@BigDog95822943) January 12, 2019
Did anyone expect better from NPR?
Meet the hero Coral Springs PD cop who ran toward the sound of gunfire, unarmed https://t.co/RBIA7IqsEH
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 24, 2018