[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

City Forced to Abolish Civil Asset Forfeiture and Pay Back Victims the Millions It Stole from Them

Politicians–Not Hurricanes–Ensure Shortages

Trump's Tariffs Will Cost More Than Obamacare's Taxes

Prince Harry's Friends Reportedly Have an "Issue" with Meghan Markle

Feinstein under fire for handling of sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh

Austin man behind 3D-printed gun company charged with sex assault involving minor

Plagiarists Or Innovators? The Led Zeppelin Paradox Endures

The Uglification of America

Kavanaugh- Another Fake Sideshow

As Families Become Outlaws to Treat Epilepsy with Cannabis, Colorado Kids Can Now Bring It To School

Warrants Show Police Never Searched Amber Guyger’s Apartment, Now It’s Too Late, She’s ‘Vacated’ It

2 Hours in Jail for Cop Who Killed Botham Jean. 2 Nights for People Protesting His Death.

Senate panel formally postpones Kavanaugh vote

The Syria Deception: Al-Qaeda Goes to Hollywood (Presidential Globalist Neocon Productions)

Ky. woman tries to avoid arrest by defecating on officer

Suspending the Constitution: In America Today, the Government Does Whatever It Wants

‘Unprecedented’ Government Spending Spree Picks Up Speed

‘Sesame Street’ writer confirms what we all knew about Bert and Ernie

Pedophile's Decapitated Corpse Found On Judge's Doorstep After Bail Hearing In Aurora, Illinois

Syria - Israel Provocation Kills Russian Soldiers - Moscow Will Take Political Revenge

Gun goes off inside Mormon meetinghouse in Provo; church leader is recorded urging teenage girls not to spread news on social media

We Need To Know If Intelligence Agencies Covered Up The 1996 Crash Of TWA 800

Conservative Forced Into Hiding After Writing Pro-Life Tweet

Video Game Treats Cops as Good Guys. The Left is Outraged.

Here Are 202 Companies Hurt by Trump's Tariffs

Allegations throw Kavanaugh confirmation into turmoil (Liars!!!)

Triangle shaped UFO spotted on US Aircraft Carrier in Mediterranean Sea - Space Force?, Leaked Video

Human Rights Campaign honors Raytheon for LGBT equality

The Dike Breaks - Netherland Ends Support For 'White Helmets' Terrorist Propaganda

Les Wexner renounces Republican Party affiliation

Trump's Reckless Hostility Unites China and Russia

This reminds of the liberal take over of the democrat party

The Bluffer’s Guide to Bombing Syria

Poland says it will block any EU sanctions against Hungary

Barack Obama: Worst. President. Ever.( Oldie but still a goodie)

FBI Not Investigating FeinsteinÂ’s Smear Letter Against Kavanaugh

US Coast Guard member 'removed' after making 'offensive' OK sign on live TV

Lawyer with Obama, Clinton ties may face federal charges: report

ICE won’t arrest or detain evacuees in the Carolinas escaping from Hurricane Florence

Delusions of the Social Justice Warrior Gang

Trump’s Wars and the Threat to Free Speech

Nike Fighting to Keep Oregon a ‘Sanctuary State’ After Illegal Alien Kills Young Couple

Serena Williams’ U.S. Open Tantrum Reflects Society’s Wider Problems

Don't Piss Off Old People

Trump Administration Decides Free Speech Isn't Free: Publishes Plans to Tax Protests and Close White House Sidewalk to Protests

9/11: The Biggest Con Job Since JFK

Dalai Lama: ‘Europe Belongs to Europeans’, Refugees Should Return and Rebuild Homelands

Couple Get Back $10,000 Seized By State Trooper After Local Media Starts Asking Questions

TSA Decides The Path To Flight Safety Runs Through A Passenger's Prosthetic Leg

Cop Amber Guyger Is One Reason We Need Private Gun Ownership


Status: Not Logged In; Sign In

Opinions/Editorials
See other Opinions/Editorials Articles

Title: Want To Stop Mass Killings? Start Punishing Those Who Failed To Stop Them
Source: Bearing Arms
URL Source: https://bearingarms.com/tom-k/2018/ ... lings-start-punishing-failure/
Published: Apr 10, 2018
Author: Tom Knighton
Post Date: 2018-04-12 12:39:28 by Deckard
Keywords: None
Views: 58
Comments: 1

While Parkland has kicked the gun control debate up into high gear, it wasn’t the gun’s fault. We all know this.

We also know that there were countless failures along the way that permitted a 19-year-old with a history of being troubled to purchase a firearm and shoot up his former school.

As Glenn Reynolds (better known to some as Instapundit) notes, if we want to be serious about stopping mass shootings, law enforcement failures need to start being punished [shooters’ names redacted].

Law enforcement keeps failing, and people keep dying.  Where are the consequences? Where is the accountability?

Despite receiving a warning directly from the Russian government, the FBI failed to stop the [redacted] brothers from staging the Boston Marathon bombing. Despite having plenty of resources, the Charlottesville police failed to stop a car attack that left a woman dead. The FBI interviewed [redacted], the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooter, and considered criminally investigating him. They didn’t — possibly because his father was an FBI informant.

The FBI also missed numerous “red flags” before the San Bernardino shooting. And despite having lots of warning, the FBI, the Broward County schools and the Broward Sheriff’s Department under Sheriff Scott Israel all failed to stop [redacted] from shooting up a high school.

And yet these repeated failures — among others — keep getting swept under the rug as we look for “solutions” to the problem of violence. No doubt Israel and the others whose incompetence made it possible for [redacted] to kill his classmates were relieved to see our national discourse veer into questions of whether Laura Ingraham should lose sponsors for mocking David Hogg’s college-admissions failures, instead of their own failures to do their jobs.

But now comes a hero to remind us what it’s really all about.

Parkland student Anthony Borges, who used his body to shield 20 fellow students from the gunman, emerged from the hospital over the weekend to remind us that the shooting resulted from the failures of the sheriff and school superintendent to protect students.

In his statement, Borges said the school’s Promise program — designed to keep student offenders out of the criminal justice system — created a permissive atmosphere and gave [redacted] a pass on behavior that, if prosecuted, would have left him ineligible to purchase a gun.

According to Borges, Israel and school superintendent Robert Runcie “failed us students, teachers and parents alike on so many levels.”

Borges was the last survivor to be released from the hospital. He was shot multiple times as he protected his classmates from the maniac stalking their school halls.

He’s one of the true heroes of Parkland.

He’s also dead on right about the failures. So is Reynolds.

Time and time again, government officials keep dropping the ball, failing to act on the information they’ve been given, and then people die. When the weapon used is a gun, the initial response by many is to take away our guns, to infringe on our sacred and constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms.

But those who screwed up? Nothing happens to them.

If they’re decent sorts, they have to live with the guilt of their mistake, but that does nothing to prevent another such atrocity, nothing at all.

Those who screw up like this, though? They need to be punished or fired at the very least. Others need to see and hear about what happened when a threat wasn’t taken seriously, when the ball was dropped, and people died. They need that to remind them to do their jobs.

It’s time to put heads on pikes (metaphorically) when people don’t do what they’re supposed to do, especially when it costs kids their lives.

Post Comment   Private Reply   Ignore Thread  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

#1. To: Deckard (#0) (Edited)

Let's start by punishing these murderers first:

"Four Ohio teenagers who pleaded guilty to dropping a sandbag off of a freeway overpass and killing a 22-year year-old man have been given a suspended sentence and ordered to go to treatment."

misterwhite  posted on  2018-04-12   14:06:16 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Please report web page problems, questions and comments to webmaster@libertysflame.com