The Broward Count Sun-Sentinille goes to court tomorrow to force the Sheriff to hand over external security videos of the Parkland shooting. The Sun-Sentinille is arguing for the release of the videos in order to help the citizens of the county make informed decisions and not depend on just what the Sheriff wants them to know. There are a lot of unanswered questions as to just exactly the Sheriff Department’s response actually was. Is this asking for too much too soon, or is it owed the citizens?
As Written and Reported By Beth Baumaan for Townhall:
The Broward County-based Sun-Sentinel will appear in court on Thursday to argue for access to information that took place during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on Valentine’s Day.
According to an editorial by the Sun-Sentinel, there are aspects of the shooting that remain a mystery, in large part, because Sheriff Scott Israel refuses to hand over information that the newspaper feels should be public knowledge.
“At the head of the pack is Broward Sheriff Scott Israel, who suggests the school’s resource officer acted cowardly during the mass shooting and two deputies mishandled earlier warnings. Aside from that, though, the sheriff wants you to take his word that he and his deputies did amazing work before, during and after the shooting,” the editorial stated. “But that’s not how it works. To hold government accountable, we need a better picture of what happened. And that means we need to see the evidence ourselves, starting with the security video taken outside the school.”
The editorial board argues that they aren’t the only news organization who has sought additional information from Scott’s office.
“Among other things, we’ve also requested copies of the 911 calls, police radio calls and incident reports from the 39 times BSO deputies were called to the home of ……
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