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Broward County Sheriff’s Office Prepares Zimmerman Verdict Riot Plan

Posted By admin On July 9, 2013 @ 2:57 pm In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

Ben Shapiro

July 9, 2013

On Monday, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office released a video [1] calling on the public not to riot in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, expected this week or next in Florida. The Sheriff’s Office released a statement explaining that it was “working closely with the Sanford Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies” to coordinate “a response plan in anticipation of the verdict.”

The video, titled “Raise Your Voice, Not Your Hands,” focuses on attempting to channel reaction into non-violent response. It depicts two youngsters, one black teenage boy, one Hispanic teenage girl. “Raise your voice!” says the girl. “And not your hands!” says the boy. “We need to stand together as one, no cuffs, no guns,” says the girl. “Let’s give violence a rest, because we can easily end up arrested,” says the boy. “I know your patience will be tested,” says the girl, and then both conclude, “but law enforcement has your back!”

“Let’s back up and choose not to act up, and deputies are with us, so no need to act up,” says the boy. “Let it roll off your shoulders,” says the girl, “it’s water off your back, don’t lack composure, because in one instant it could be over.” Both conclude: “So let’s make the choice to raise your voice and not your hands.” Sheriff Scott Israel says, “I’m Sheriff Scott Israel, and law enforcement does have your back.”

“Freedom of expression is a constitutional right,” the Sheriff’s Department states. “While raising your voice is encouraged, using your hands is not. BSO has created a public service announcement with the help of kids from the Jason Taylor Foundation, H.A.N.D.Y. (Helping Abused, Neglected, Disadvantaged Youth) and basketball star James Jones of the championship Miami Heat team urging young people not to let their emotions get the best of them.”

Full story here. [2]

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[1] released a video: http://www.sheriff.org/posts/post.cfm?id=bf1326e0-d238-0577-7446-a3a4ca5438d3

[2] Full story here.: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/07/08/Broward-county-sheriff-riots

[3] White House mum on preparations for verdict in George Zimmerman trial: http://www.prisonplanet.com/white-house-mum-on-preparations-for-verdict-in-george-zimmerman-trial.html

[4] Pima County Sheriff Dupnik Blamed Right Wing for Slaughter But Details Emerge of Multiple Contacts between Jared Loughner and the Sheriffs office over Multiple Death Threats: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pima-county-sheriff-dupnik-blamed-right-wing-for-slaughter-but-details-emerge-of-multiple-contacts-between-jared-loughner-and-the-sheriffs-office-over-multiple-death-threats.html

[5] Congressman on George Zimmerman Verdict: Defense Attorney ‘May Incite a Riot’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/congressman-on-george-zimmerman-verdict-defense-attorney-may-incite-a-riot.html

[6] Disturbing Tweets Following Zimmerman Verdict: http://www.prisonplanet.com/disturbing-tweets-following-zimmerman-verdict.html

[7] Makeshift Billboard A Sign Tensions Still High Following Zimmerman Verdict: http://www.prisonplanet.com/makeshift-billboard-a-sign-tensions-still-high-following-zimmerman-verdict.html

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