Israel was referring to last week’s 25-15 vote in Tallahassee, in which the State Senate voted to uphold Governor Ron DeSantis’ decision to remove Israel from office. DeSantis suspended Israel last January, claiming that Israel’s incompetence resulted in his deputies’ poor performance in responding to last year’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.Israel maintains that he was removed only because DeSantis is a Republican and Israel is a Democrat.He provided examples of other mass shootings around the country as proof of his explanation. He says, “No sheriff, no elected official, no police chief has been suspended. Just me.”Israel also referred to many of his deputies as “brave” and “heroes” in their response to the shooting. He adds, “We had one deputy that didn’t go in, referring to Deputy Scot Peterson. “It wasn’t a training issue. It wasn’t a policy issue. It was a fear issue.”The former sheriff says he will run again for that position in 2020, and that he believes the voters still want him as their sheriff.“They understand this election was stolen from them, that the 2016 election for sheriff was wiped out,” Israel says of voters. “The sheriff of any county in America is not the sheriff of one group of people or one city or one town or one area. You’re the sheriff of everyone in the county. As I’ve said all along, the only one responsible for taking lives that day was the evil killer,” referring to accused shooter Nikolas Cruz.850 WFTL’s Karen Curtis will soon interview Scott Israel, as well as his replacement and campaign rival, Gregory Tony. Former Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel says his removal from office was purely political.He tells a local reporter, “It was a political sham. They dealt from the bottom of the deck. We had no chance of ever prevailing.”
Officials are reporting that an FIU student was robbed at gunpoint while in one of the University’s parking garages.The incident occurred Friday at the campus located in Southwest Miami-Dade.According to the report, the victim parked in Parking Garage 6 after returning from the bank and was approached by one of two suspects.The suspect was said to have brandished a gun and then fled the scene with another suspect in black or gray Honda.The victim was injured during the robbery, however, the extent of his injuries is unknown at this time.Authorities believe the suspects may have followed the student to the school from the bank.Investigators are asking anyone with any information on this incident to contact FIU Police at 305-348-2626,.
911 calls show how a deadly police shootout could have been even worse.The calls released yesterday came from last week’s shootout in Miramar in which two robbery suspects, a UPS driver and a passerby were killed.One caller told dispatchers he was in front of the UPS truck when the shooting started, and two bullets went through his daughter’s car seat.He told the dispatcher no one was hurt, though, because his daughter wasn’t with him, and he added, ‘thank God.’
Ahead of the busy holiday travel period, Visa is warning of a new kind of attack on your personal credit card information at the gas pump and it’s undetectable.This is unlike ‘skimming’ in which a customer can often detect an illegal card reader on the pumps; this new method is not obvious to a customer.The company warned that an elite hacking group known as FIN8 is gaining access to the gas stations point of sales network through phishing scams; in one incident they sent a malicious link to an employee.Once inside the network, the hackers then remotely obtain credit card information from the pumps.This is unlike ‘skimming’ in which a customer can often detect an illegal card reader on the pumps; this new method is not obvious to a customer.The safest way to protect yourself is to pay inside with cash.Next, if your card has a chip in it, use that method to pay instead of swiping the magnetic stripe as data sent by the chip is generally encrypted so the hacker’s software can’t steal your info.
A Doral Academy Preparatory School teacher has been arrested for having a alleged sexual relationship with her 15-year-old student that was recorded on video.Police took Desiree Cartin Rodriguez,27, into custody on Friday after they discovered a video that confirmed the relationship she had with the teen.Doral Police spokesperson Rey Valdes says “It wasn’t like it was a hidden camera. She was aware that there was video. You can clearly tell by the proximity of her face to the camera that she was aware she was being filmed.” “I’m not going to go into details, but I can tell you it’s graphic and explicit, and we’ll leave it at that,” said Valdes.Police said Rodriguez, who is married, confessed to the crime and was placed under arrest. She is facing two felony counts of lewd and lascivious assault on a child.Doral Academy Prep fired her right away.Police will continue to investigate the incident.
That winter weather will stick around our area for a few days.South Florida will again wake up on Monday and Tuesday morning to temperatures in the mid- to upper-50s in most spots, with some spots around Lake Okeechobee dipping into the 40s and maybe even upper-30s. The high will remain in the low-70s.Graphic courtesy: WPTV/NewsChannel 5Winds will begin to gradually pick up on Wednesday, as a slight warming trend begins.Thursday and Friday will see breezy to windy conditions, with highs moving back into the upper 70s to near 80, along with rough boating and beach conditions.Our rain chances will remain low going into Saturday, as temperatures begin to move back into the 80-degree range.
Authorities in Tampa are reporting that a 17-year-old boy has died after he was shot in the eye with a BB gun.The incident occurred on February 1st in the parking lot of a bank.According to the report, the teen and an 8-year-old were sitting in a vehicle while the 8-year-old’s father used the ATM.At some point, the 8-year-old moved the loaded BB gun causing it to discharge and strike the 17-year-old in the eye.The teen was rushed to an area hospital in critical condition where he later died.Authorities say they are continuing to investigate the incident.
Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony joined the South Florida Morning show to talk about the upcoming Primary Election in which he will face former Sheriff Scott Israel for the first time on the ballot.Governor Ron DeSantis removed twice elected Broward Sheriff Scott Israel from office in 2018 for his mishandling of two mass shootings in his jurisdiction. The governor then appointed Gregory Tony Sheriff. Now the two democrats will meet head to head at the polls on August 18th.Sheriff Tony said that he has not had any problem recruiting or hiring new officers in this new hostile environment. He added that he has experienced a rough arrest by police in his youth as a black man, but the distrust that has fomented since the death of George Floyd is manufactured by the media.Sheriff Tony distrustListen to the full interview with Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony here.https://www.850wftl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Broward-County-Sheriff-Gregory-Tony-Interview-7-2-2020-1.mp3
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