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12/12/2018 4:58 pm  #1

May God Damn this Man

The man paid to protect the Parkland students asked a judge to rule that he had no duty to protect the Parkland students.

Scot Peterson argues he didn’t have to intervene in Parkland school shooting. A judge disagrees.

The only armed deputy stationed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School the day of Nikolas Cruz’s deadly rampage asked a Broward judge on Wednesday to find he had “no legal duty” to protect the students and faculty from harm.

The judge rejected his argument.

Scot Peterson, who resigned from the Broward Sheriff’s Office in late February and is accused of shirking his responsibility by hiding instead of confronting Cruz, wanted Broward Circuit Judge Patti Englander Henning to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the family of Meadow Pollack, one of 17 people shot and killed in the Parkland school on Feb. 14.

“We want to say he had an obligation, but the law isn’t that,” said Peterson’s lawyer, Michael Piper. “From a legal standpoint, there was no duty.”

Englander Henning saw it differently, finding Peterson had a duty to the school community as someone whose job was security and who had an “obligation to act reasonably” under the circumstances of the shooting.

The judge also found Peterson was not protected from the lawsuit by “sovereign immunity,” a legal doctrine that shields public employees from legal action based on their official conduct.

Piper said he would appeal the ruling.

We live in a time in which decent and otherwise sensible people are surrendering too easily to the hectoring of morons or extremists. 

12/14/2018 2:22 pm  #2

Re: May God Damn this Man

So this guy applies for and is hired as a security guard.  What did he think he was supposed to do?


12/15/2018 9:04 pm  #3

Re: May God Damn this Man

I recall reading that the Coward County (my bad, Broward County) Deputy Dawg was to start drawing a pension of $89,000.00 year.

Hopefully the outcome of this lawsuit will reduce him to poverty.

Life is an Orthros.

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