The NRA’s an easy target these days … and that’s just how the Broward County sheriff wants it, thank you very much. Anything to keep the focus off of him and his deadly incompetence:
Host family who originally took in shooter after his mother's death warned local law enforcement that the 19-year-old had "used a gun against people before" and "has put the gun to others' heads in the past," according to records obtained by CNN. https://t.co/GvZ1IppMfY
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 22, 2018
REPORT: Palm Beach Sheriff's Office didn't arrest Nikolas Cruz because he and the victim 'hugged' it out https://t.co/xheRWjdAfF
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 22, 2018
As Twitchy told you, CNN reports that the sheriff’s office had been warned repeatedly about Cruz’s emotional instability and told that he’d threatened others with gun violence. At last night’s CNN town hall on gun violence, Sheriff Israel attacked Dana Loesch for “not standing up for” frightened students and victims of gun violence.
No wonder the sheriff was so defensive last night https://t.co/VDcBCzgXNv
— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) February 22, 2018
No wonder Sheriff Israel is trying to keep blame focused away from his department. https://t.co/zqGPDtz8wo
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) February 22, 2018
Looks like he was just trying to mask his own guilty conscience.
— EricEEE (@EEElverhoy) February 22, 2018
It’s great that CNN’s taking note today of Sheriff Israel’s gross dereliction of duty. Too bad Dana Loesch had to do their job for them last night.
— LaurieAnn ✨ (@mooshakins) February 22, 2018
So the sheriff lied last night? Why did you not press him?? He failed that community. I am not sorry for saying he is accountable
— Ginger.Loves.Squats (@JacquiMullen) February 22, 2018
Too bad you haven't had on @browardsheriff Israel to demand answers as to why he didn't arrest or Brown Act the shooter, which would have prevented his being able to legally purchase weapons. https://t.co/fJEbsaf1v6
— Notorious Augusto P (@GenAugustoP) February 22, 2018
Perhaps CNN should be asking law enforcement agencies more questions about this, then. https://t.co/7qMkeqcgKg
— Inconspicuous Rex (@CrankyTRex) February 22, 2018
This is absolutely insane. Why did local police fail to take any action in response to these red flags? And why didn't CNN press the Broward Co. sheriff for answers last night?? https://t.co/kfmeNoB9b0
— Gabby Morrongiello (@gabriellahope_) February 22, 2018
Loesch’s calling out Sheriff Israel should’ve been the perfect opportunity for CNN to confront him about his office’s role in the Parkland shooting. Instead, they made Loesch the audience’s piñata and shirked their own journalistic responsibility. Pathetic.