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Ending Police Abuse: A new way to Protect and Serve Our Minority Communities

Any casual observer of Broward County’s racial disparity in arrests and incarceration would notice the damning statistics pointing towards police abuse. According to the Prison Policy Initiative, in the state of Florida, there is an incarceration rate of 833 per 100,000 people, which means it locks up a higher percentage of its population than many […]

Immigration and Proper Cooperation with ICE in Broward County

Immigration is a highly politicized topic in the popular media.  Debates about a border wall, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), sanctuary cities and the presence of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have polarized the issue of what local role law enforcement officials should play.  As your Sheriff, the answer will be that we will […]

BSO Leadership Must Support the Unions of Those Who Serve Broward

Unions have been an essential part of American life now for well over a century. Once viewed as a threat by the cruel bosses of the Industrial Revolution, Unions hold corporations and public sector employers to task by exposing work hazards, low pay and other threats to employee productivity and wellbeing. While this can sometimes […]

Cracking Down on Gun Violence in Broward

It’s a fact, not an opinion, that our nation has a serious gun violence problem. The violence is perpetrated on our streets and schools, in our homes and churches, against others and overwhelmingly, against ourselves.   At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018 and before that at Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale Airport in 2017 Broward County saw […]