“Law enforcement did not clear the scene and would not allow medical personnel to go in.”
Let that sink in.
What the hell is going on here? “Law enforcement,” which had to be Broward Sheriff Scott Israel as he had command jurisdiction over the site, prevented first responders from entering the building and treating students who were likely bleeding out?
OK, so four deputies did not go in to find and neutralize the killer and save lives, which had to be a command decision, as I see no way all four of these deputies were cowards. Now we are being told that medical first responders were also on the scene and not allowed to enter the building as it had not been cleared by “law enforcement” (Israel)? Really?
Do you think Cubans are fighting for healthcare or freedom from Communism?
I’m no conspiracy theorist, but this is starting to look like a lot more than incompetence and negligence. We all know that Sheriff Israel is a Hitlery Clinton sycophant, which means he has no problem with corruption at the highest levels. (be sure to take our poll at the bottom of the article letting us know if you believe this is starting to look like more than simple police incompetence)
"Everything I was trained on mass casualty events says they did the wrong thing." I spoke with a seasoned emergency medical responder who was one of the first to the Stoneman shooting. He doesn't want me using his name for fear he will get fired. Here are his exact quotes. @wsvn pic.twitter.com/t9trsOEaek
— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) February 24, 2018
Sheriff Israel agrees with the EMT as he stated in his interview with Jake Tapper’s. Following is a partial transcript of that interview. Note how Israel agrees that the EMT is correct, then attempts to tap dance around the fact that it was he, Israel, who did not clear the scene and allow first responders the opportunity to save lives (video follows, starting at 13:15 mark)….
“TAPPER: A medical first-responder told local news station WSVN that medical personnel were asking to go into the school, but law enforcement wouldn’t let them. He told WSVN — quote — “Everything I was trained on mass casualty events says they did the wrong thing. You don’t want wait for the scene to be cleared. You go in immediately, armed, retrieve the victims. You can’t leave the victims laying there.” What’s your response to that, sir?
ISRAEL: I agree with that. That’s very accurate. That is how — this is what you do. Once the killer leaves the scene of a mass casualty, it’s still an active killer scene. There are people wounded, people that could — lives could be saved. And let me say this. Coral springs police, Broward sheriff’s deputies, we did carry people out there. These deputies and these — and the Coral Springs police officers are credited with savings quite a few lives by getting people medical attention. So, we did.
TAPPER: But did you prevent medical people from going inside?
TAPPER: But this person told WSVN — this person told WSVN he wanted to go in, this medical personnel, emergency first-responder wanted to go in and wasn’t allowed to.
TAPPER: OK. WSVN will get back to you, I’m sure.