On CNN Wednesday night, Dana Loesch took Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel to the woodshed over missed red flags about Nikolas Cruz. Israel didn’t like the criticism and instead slammed Loesch for her defense of the NRA:
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel to NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch: “You just told this group of people that you are standing up for them. You're not standing up for them until you say, 'I want less weapons'” https://t.co/Z1Yni5mWFU #StudentsStandUp https://t.co/OcM90XPz7a
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) February 22, 2018
And a day later, the sheriff confirmed this horrible piece of information about the shooting:
The armed school resource officer at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School responded to the shooting BUT NEVER WENT IN for “upward or 4 minutes” while the gunmen killed people, said Sheriff Scott Israel.
— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) February 22, 2018
Knowing all that, Sheriff Israel still went forward with the CNN town hall that’s been called a circus and a “heckling show trial” in order to deflect blame? He’s getting hammered for it, rightly so:
It's fucking infuriating.
— BT (@back_ttys) February 22, 2018
I’m getting more angry as this story rolls on.
— LLMajer (@LLMajer) February 22, 2018
FBI tipped off about Cruz, his guns, instability, DESIRE TO KILL PEOPLE in school shooting
Deputies called to Cruz’s home 39x
— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) February 23, 2018
That Sheriff needs to step down. His agency is to blame for those deaths
— Greg Buchanan (@goale35) February 23, 2018
And of course CNN’s all over it
Every additional story on how perceived layers of societal protection failed these kids depresses the hell out of me. It's like this guy fell through multiple levels of cracks due to what I can only describe as institutional apathy.
— NeoN: Automataster (@neontaster) February 23, 2018
It’s been nothing short of incredible.