Scot Peterson, the disgraced Broward County sheriff’s deputy who did not confront Nikolas Cruz as he opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas in February, declined on Thursday to testify before a public safety commission investigating the massacre.
Peterson, 55, would’ve been asked why he didn’t enter the Parkland, Florida school building where 17 people were killed in one of the largest mass shootings in modern U.S. history.
The commission, which is meeting this week to dissect the Feb. 14 shooting, criticized Peterson on Wednesday, as they believe he could’ve prevented at least six deaths if he entered the building immediately. Instead, Peterson took cover from Cruz’s gunfire and never went inside.
He retired, he got his pension, he’s protected from any serious charges by Supreme Court rulings and qualified immunity.
So what that he’s disgraced. Disgrace and $104,400 per pear in tax payer money is still a decent retirement.
He only let six kids die out of sheer piss-running-down-his-leg cowardice. It’s not like he did something awful like FL AG Pam Bondi and supported Trump. He’s never going to be chased out of a restaurant or have people curse at him in public.
“He was a cop in name only,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said. “If he had been a real cop, he would have run in there with that gun.”
Yeah but Polk County is in central Florida, west of Kissimmee. It doesn’t touch a coast. It went 55% for DeSantis. Just how much of a shit do you think Broward County or Sheriff “Amazing Leadership” Israel gives about the Polk County Sheriff’s opinion.
He doesn’t feel all that remorseful about it, like he’s a coach that lost a little league game not let kids die.
In the minds of the public, Peterson said, you are either a “hero or a coward, and that’s it.
“I’ve cut that day up a thousand ways with a million different what-if scenarios, but the bottom line is I was there to protect, and I lost 17,” he added.
So what is this investigation all about? What are they going to do to him? Why should be bother to show up?
Personally I believe that for the rest of his life, whenever he order food, it should come with a piece of human shit right on top.
When he dies, people should come to the funeral to piss on his casket until his grave is an open air sewer.
But since that is never going to happen, he’s going to live a nice quiet life, 40 or more years of comfortable retirement on the dime of the taxpayers whose kids he failed to protect.
And you wonder why I hate bureaucracies so God damn much.