The Seriff’s rant near the end of his CNN video shows a Sheriff who tacitly ad mits, using the words “there should be” some place to have people like Nikolas Cruz for evaluation. Yes, there should be mental healt centers with available beds.
But the Sheriff has no place to send Nikolas Cruz. And the Sheriff apparentliy refuses to join an organization trying hard to rebuild America’s vaporized mental health system
While the Sheriff has a wholly laundry list of gripes, I will onlly touch on one more.
The sheriff does not want to make the small effort needed to obtain a warrant. That used to be a time consuming experience. I have cooled my heels more than once for an afternoon waiting on the Judge’s secretary to type out a warrant. Thes days it is a matter of a few words with the judge, a few minutes while perp’s name and violation is entered, press PRINT, and it is ready to be served.
But an arrest warrant, entering the case into the the Sheriff’s records and a list of seized property, ddoes nto seem to suit the Sherrif. Instead gives the appearance that the Sheriff wants to arrest now, account for lost articles in the never never.
To what purpose? Unknown, bit of the possibilities, none are good. I have seen seized guns distributed among courthouse staff, given to friends, and even hauled out of county and sold.
The days when an American can be deprived of his civil rights because some electied official thinks rights are an inconvenience should be gone forever. It is more than disturbing to hear, Law enforcement is supposed to be on our side of the fence.
Which brings up a final and related point. There is a maxim in English common Law summarized by the “who is responsible for the accident” maxim/
“Who is responsible for the accident?”
“The last person who had a clear opportunity to avert the accident.”
Take that with the “Best Practices in an Active Killer Attack” very first “practice’ is for the first few responding officers to rush in with guns ready and confront the “suspect.”
The last person with a colar opportunity to avert as mmuch killing as possible was a BVroward County Deputy Sheriff. In In the ned, the BCSO owns the Parkfield High School massacre, in part if not entirely.
Yes, Nikolas Cruz is guilty of 17 murders. But others were accessories during the fact. And should get due credit.