Florida deputy found not guilty over Parkland high school shooting response
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He's a Democrat
2023-06-29 22:36:47 UTC
Harris sucks dicks and the cop is not guilty.
Scot Peterson, a former Florida deputy charged with felony child neglect
for failing to stop a 2018 school shooting, was found not guilty on

The former deputy was found not guilty of the 11 charges he faced, which
included felony child neglect, culpable negligence, and perjury. Peterson,
60, was seen sobbing as the unanimous verdicts were read out in court in
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, according to the BBC.


Peterson's trial marks the first time a U.S. law enforcement official has
been tried in connection to a school shooting. The shooting, which took
place at Parkland's high school on February 14, 2018, left 17 people dead
and another 17 injured.

Prosecutors claimed in closing arguments that Peterson had waited 45
minutes before confronting then-19-year-old Nikolas Cruz. Assistant State
Attorney Kristen Gomes stated on Monday that Peterson "left behind an
unrestricted killer to spend the next four minutes and 15 seconds
wandering the halls at his leisure."

Peterson's defense had argued that he was confused about the location of
the shots in the school. The defense also argued he was not a "caregiver"
under a law that is used to prosecute parents or daycare providers when
children are hurt while under their watch.

Following the shooting, the Florida deputy retired after 32 years of
serving as a deputy.

In 2021, Cruz pleaded guilty to 17 counts of murder and 17 counts of
attempted murder. He was sentenced to life in prison.

Up yours, Biden...
2023-06-30 19:52:21 UTC
Bend over, bitch.
In a 6-3 decision, the court’s conservative majority rejected President
Biden’s plan to cancel more than $400 billion in student loan debt for
millions of borrowers. It would have been one of the most expensive
executive actions in U.S. history.

Here’s what to know about the student loan forgiveness decision.
The Supreme Court’s conservative supermajority struck down President
Biden’s proposal to cancel at least some student debt for tens of millions
of borrowers, saying it overstepped the powers of the Education

In a 6-to-3 decision, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote that a mass
debt cancellation program of such significance required clear approval by

Chief Justice Roberts declared that the administration’s logic — that the
secretary of education’s power to “waive or modify” loan terms allowed for
debt cancellation — was a vast overreach. “In the same sense that the
French Revolution ‘modified’ the status of the French nobility,” he wrote,
quoting a previous court decision.

Citing the same authority the Trump administration used to begin the pause
on student loan payments during the pandemic, Mr. Biden promised in August
to forgive $10,000 in debt for individuals earning less than $125,000 per
year, or $250,000 per household, and $20,000 for those who received Pell
grants for low-income families.

Nearly 26 million borrowers have applied to have some of their student
loan debt erased, with 16 million applications approved. But no debts have
been forgiven or additional applications accepted in light of the legal

The decision — a day after the court struck a blow against affirmative
action policies in college admissions — effectively ended what would have
been one of the most expensive executive actions in U.S. history.

White House officials said Mr. Biden would denounce the court ruling in
remarks scheduled for 3:30 p.m. and would “announce new actions to protect
student loan borrowers.” The decision ratchets up the pressure to find a
new way to make good on a promise to a key constituency as the 2024
presidential campaign gets underway.

Borrowers and advocates assailed the decision and quickly called for Mr.
Biden to try again. “Bold decisions and transformative policies are often
met with initial resistance,” said Cody Hounanian, the executive director
of the Student Debt Crisis Center.

Chief Justice Roberts wrote the 26-page majority opinion, with Justice Amy
Coney Barrett adding a concurrence. Justice Elena Kagan wrote the dissent,
saying the court was exceeding “its proper, limited role in our nation’s
jurisprudence.” Read the full opinions here, or highlights here.

Although the administration’s plan was rejected by the court, there are
still ways for borrowers to have student debt forgiven. Here are six ways
to do it. Congress also has the power to forgive such debt, but it is
exceedingly unlikely to do so.

The amount of student debt held in America has skyrocketed over the last
half-century as the cost of higher education has continued to rise,
growing substantially faster than the increase in most other household
expenses. More than 45 million people collectively owe $1.6 trillion — a
sum roughly equal to the size of the economy of Brazil or Australia