The Broward County Sheriff And Red Flag Laws

BY Herschel Smith
1 month ago

News from Florida:

Meanwhile, the Broward Sheriff’s Office has made 47 “red flag” requests and removed guns in 22 cases, including an arsenal from a home in Deerfield Beach.

Hell, the only thing they won’t do is put themselves in danger to stop an active shooter.


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  1. On May 18, 2018 at 8:34 am, Fred said:

    “A gun-sniffing dog was brought in to make sure all weapons were turned over.”

  2. On May 18, 2018 at 10:09 am, Georgiaboy61 said:

    “Red Flag” laws amount to a form of pre-crime, i.e., persecution based not upon actual events which have already occurred, but upon the basis of what something thinks might occur in the future.

    Such laws ought to be struck down as unconstitutional, but even if that happens, it is no guarantee that justice will be served. There is no basis whatsoever in the U.S. Constitution for so-called “asset-forfeiture” laws, either, but police departments all over the country continue to use this perversion of the 1970s era RICO statutes as a means of taking people’s stuff when they feel like it.

    Law-abiding people who have lost possessions because of asset-forfeiture or red-flag raids can sometimes file suit and go to court to get back what was taken, but since law-enforcement agencies can pay for their own legal defense more-or-less indefinitely out of the taxpayer’s pocket, such suits are not always successful and even when they are, the wronged party – the plaintiff – often ends up spending tens of thousands of dollars in court costs, money which cannot be recovered.

    Asset forfeiture laws were enacted during the 1970s as a means of confiscating the ill-gotten gains of drug smugglers and similar individuals. These were the thin end of the wedge. Today, those statutes are used to justify raids on people who have no prior criminal record and who have committed no crime. And in cases where people so victimized are unsuccessful in making themselves whole again, the loot – the property taken – gets added to the bottom line of the police department in question.

    Stripped of all of the legal mumbo-jumbo which cloak these acts in a veneer of respectability and legitimacy, asset-forfeiture laws amount to legalized piracy. The cops like your stuff, and feel like taking it – so they do. Just one more way in which the former republic known as the United States of America is turning into a third-world banana republic.

  3. On May 18, 2018 at 12:56 pm, Georgiaboy61 said:

    Re: ““Red Flag” laws amount to a form of pre-crime, i.e., persecution based not upon actual events which have already occurred, but upon the basis of what something thinks might occur in the future.”

    Apologies for the faulty proof reading. “what something thinks” should read “what someone thinks”…

    Mea culpa. That’s what I get for posting before finishing my first cup of coffee.

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