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2019-01-07 10:40 by Karl Denninger
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Note The 'Newsspeak' From NPR
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The correct term is lying when you use "newsspeak".

Parkland Shooting Panel Report Calls For Arming Teachers, Chronicles Slew Of Blunders

So says the headline.

But just a couple of paragraphs into the article we get this:

The probe also tears into school staff and sheriff's deputies involved in the incident, some of whom it says contradicted "ample evidence" captured on video and audio surveillance footage. The Public Safety Commission argues they either intentionally told falsehoods or offered differing accounts due to incompetence.

Deliberately telling "falsehoods" (which can be proved by physical evidence) is not a "blunder."

It's a lie.

There were plenty of them and they haven't stopped since the event either.

The report is unbelievably damning.  But even more-damning is the number of people who have tried to use that incident as a foil to do things like take guns from people and reduce safety rather than improve it.  The number of people shot, and that Cruz was able to get into the building at all to shoot people was a direct result of the multiple, serious acts of gross negligence in the design and function of basic security protocols.

Then the cops compounded the stupidity and got even more people killed.

Between the FBI and the local Sheriff their gross negligence amounts to indictable conduct.  However, nobody ever gets indicted or held to account in any way in the government when they pull this crap.  That's nonsense, but it's true.

I said at the time of the event that no gun restriction would matter.  I'm now proved right -- those kids are dead because of government malfeasance.  The shooter did the shooting, but for the malfeasance he wouldn't have been able to get inside the building and the only people he could have shot at were those charged with securing the perimeter, which is a known risk of their job.

So yes, he might still have killed people -- but only those who knew going in that was a risk of their employment and willingly accepted that risk in exchange for a salary.

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But, but, but... We've always been at war with Eastasia!

A blistering report released on Wednesday by an investigative panel looking into the Valentine's Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida last year, exposes a litany of school security breaches and chaotic protocol leading to the deaths of 17 students and faculty, and it recommends arming teachers to prevent or slow future on-campus attacks.

Reading that paragraph, I was asounded that they could assemble a group of people that would recommend arming teachers. I downloaded the report to see who was on the Public Safety Commission and then went looking for the recommendation. I've just skimmed the report, but I don't see where they recommend arming teachers. There are findings and recommendations in other sections, but not that I've found in Chapter 15. Chapter 15 deals with the MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL PUBLIC SAFETY ACT, Senate Bill 7026.

Part of the bill is the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program:
The law permits a sheriff and school district to establish a Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program. The legislation allows school districts to decide whether to participate in the Guardian Program if it is available in their county. A guardian must complete 132 hours of comprehensive firearm safety and proficiency training, pass a psychological evaluation, submit to and pass drug tests and complete certified diversity training. The Guardian Program is completely voluntary for a sheriff to establish, for a school district to participate in, and for an individual to volunteer to be a part of. Currently, 25 sheriffs throughout Florida have agreed to train volunteers as guardians.Some sheriffs have refused to authorize the program. Application requests total approximately $9,307,862.04.

Every sheriff that has refused to authorize the program needs to have that bellowed from the roof tops in the next election. One problem with the law is the voluntary part of the Guardian Program. If the county switches back and forth between liberal and sane sheriffs, the program switches between not OK and OK.

(WTF is the certified diversity training for? Do you learn to target the white priviledged shooters and excuse the less priviledged diversity shooters?)

The closest verbiage that I've found to "recommending arming teachers" is contained in the Preface:

The Florida legislature included many positive enhancements to school safety in Senate Bill 7026. Some of those enhancements have been implemented, others are still in progress and some seem to have stalled, or even been manipulated or disregarded. Some of these enhancements, once fully implemented, will have a significant positive impact on school safety. The Commission recommends that the legislature ensure its directives in Florida Statutes, which were addressed in Senate Bill 7026, are fully implemented and that those who are not in compliance are held accountable. The Florida Department of Education should be provided explicit authority to ensure compliance by Florida schools and authorized to sanction those districts that are not in full compliance by a certain date.

"Stalled, or even been manipulated or disregarded." There's a shock. Never expected that.

Come on, commission, reach down and find a pair and come right out and say it: the best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

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