Thursday, 19 April, 2018

Trump Savages 'Coward' Cop Who Ran And Hid From School Shooter

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Nellie Chapman | 24 February, 2018, 12:51

However, he pointed to beat street cops who "respond to domestic violence calls, crime suppression, or just even pulling over a vehicle with the risk of that vehicle having a criminal and a gun" as examples of those who have experience not freezing.

In response to questions about calls for a ban on AR-15-style rifles and other semiautomatic guns, the governor said that "banning specific weapons and punishing law abiding citizens is not going to fix this".

Video from a 2015 School Board Meeting of Deputy Scot Peterson armed security officer who but entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school during last week's school shooting. "That was not his finest moment, that I can tell you", Trump said during a joint press conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. "That is not the answer".

Scott opened the news conference to showcase his proposals by slowly reading the names of the school victims.

President Donald Trump on Friday doubled down on his proposal to arm certain teachers so they can defend students against active shooters, arguing that merely placing armed officers in schools won't work because they don't "love the children".

Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, D-Orlando, whose legislation banning such firearms has not gotten a hearing in the House, said that the governor and Republican legislative leaders were misdirected in their proposed changes. He said he was "totally against arming teachers" because "they have a challenging job as it is".

What is Florida's governor proposing?

It would also restrict gun purchases or possession by those who have been involuntarily committed to a hospital.

There will be a requirement for anyone purchasing firearms to be 21 years of age or older. Similarly, the age barrier doesn't apply to younger people in law enforcement or active military. During that time, Israel said, Peterson got on his radio and took a position where he could see the western entry of the building.

Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, said lawmakers are trying to craft a "delicate balance".

"That was never the issue".

Mr Trump said Mr Peterson might be a "coward" who "didn't react properly under pressure". The sheriff's office said that a deputy contacted the caller, determined that Cruz had knives and a BB gun and sent the information to the school resource officer - presumably Peterson - that information.

He is not a credit to law enforcement.

Nelson said that instead of listening to students, parents and teachers demanding action, Scott is "once again choosing to listen only to the NRA".

Scott also wants to set up a tip hotline and mobile app to report concerns.

"No one with mental issues should have access to guns. This will require 67 additional employees to be hired at DCF by July 15th", Scott said.

A week after one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern U.S. history, Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced a comprehensive plan to keep students safe in his state, including suggestions to raise the minimum age to buy a gun, keep weapons out of the hands of the mentally ill and ban the sale of bump stocks. But Senate Budget Chair Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, said the state has at least $3 billion of reserves that could be tapped - and few are disputing the need for action.

Scott also called for $50 million in funding for expanded mental health service teams to treat early or serious mental illness through counseling and crisis management. The attack lasted six minutes, Sheriff Israel said. Scott said Cruz should have never been able to buy or possess a weapon. "If we have to give up some of the projects we all hold near and dear, so be it". "These counselors can not serve dual roles, like teaching or academic advising", Scott said.

"We are all elected to come to Tallahassee to represent the best interests of Floridians", he said.