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Broward Socialists: Anarchists, Good. Joe Biden, Bad.

Think the radicals and socialists are voting for Joe Biden this November? Think again. The Broward Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) are not happy with “Sleepy Joe” for remarks he made today in Delaware. While he seemed uninformed about the cause of the rioting in Portland, Joe Biden drew a distinction between protestors and those setting fires at the Federal Courthouse in Portland.

Biden said, “[T]here is no place for violence and destruction of property. Peaceful protestors should be protected and arsonists and anarchists should be prosecuted.”

Well, such common sense did not play well with the Broward DSA.

On Twitter, the Broward DSA let its hammer and sickle flag fly. They wrote:

Calling for anarchists to be prosecuted is unacceptable. Anarchists have been unfairly persecuted for over 100 years in this country, and it is extremely concerning that both major candidates for the presidency want to lock them up. Many anarchists are not violent, and instead are committed to building a better world through mutual aid, social justice, and more. Anarchism is not an inherently dangerous ideology, unlike fascism or white supremacy. Why doesn’t Joe Biden call for them to be prosecuted?

So what, you say? Who cares what a few fringe socialists think about Joe Biden?

When they’re not defending anarchists attacking Federal agents and reading books by Stalin and Mao, the Broward DSA is part of the organizers behind the Black Lives Matter protests in South Florida.

Last month, REDBROWARD revealed the Broward DSA, Broward Black Lives Matter and the Broward Dream Defenders formed the Black Lives Matter Alliance Broward. The alliance has organized numerous protests since 2016 across Broward. Jasmen Roger-Shaw, a candidate for the Florida House of Representatives, is one of the leaders of the Alliance. The groups have endorsed radical candidates such as Broward State Attorney candidate Joe Kimok. Alliance members teamed with Broward Democrats to host Zoom forums featuring leading candidates from both parties.

Did none of the candidates for State Attorney or Sheriff bother to research these groups?

Do these candidates know a major component of this alliance has no problem with anarchists roaming the streets of Broward?

Well, they do now.

Black Lives Matter Alliance Wants Voters To Defund The Police By At Least $100 Million Dollars

What will Mayor Dean Trantalis do?

The Broward-based “Black Lives Matter Alliance” wants Fort Lauderdale voters to “defund the police” by at least $100 million dollars. Stating it is “autonomous” from the National Black Lives Matter group, this local alliance is made up of far-left groups such as the Broward Democratic Socialists of America and the Broward Dream Defenders. Yesterday, REDBROWARD revealed the alliance’s demand for funding from Broward County, the City of Hallandale Beach and the City of Fort Lauderdale. The alliance wants Mayor Dean Trantalis and his fellow commissioners to “divest” $10 million dollars from the Fort Lauderdale Police budget.

But the demand does not stop there.

In a fundraising plea on its website, the Black Lives Matter Alliance Broward wants $100 million dollars from the City of Fort Lauderdale.

On May 31, a protest planned in Lauderhill was cancelled after city leaders failed to recruit sufficient police support for a large gathering. With less than two hours notice, the protest was moved to Bubier Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale. According to the Black Lives Matter Alliance, “After our action ended, protesters were making their way home when police escalated violence. The Ft. Lauderdale Police Department shoved one black woman on the ground and shot another one in the head with a rubber bullet.” The actions of the police were condemned by Mayor Dean Trantalis.

In retaliation, Black Lives Matter Alliance posted a series of demands.

“We are calling on the Ft. Lauderdale City Commission to become visionary leaders and defund the Ft. Lauderdale Police Department and invest in community-based solutions to keep black, indigenous and communities of color safe,” the alliance wrote.

These demands include:

  1. To never again vote to increase police funding or to increase the police department’s budget.
  2. To protect and expand current investment in community led-health strategies (such as investing in doula care, restorative justice, and an additional stimulus to Ft. Lauderdale residents).
  3. To propose and send to municipal vote for a $100 million reallocation of money that was allocated from the General Obligation Bond for Public Safety in March of 2019 for a new Police Headquarter replacement project and instead invest those resources in community-led and identified measures. This cut is a response to safety shortfalls and failures.
  4. To propose and vote on Tuesday, June 16th on an immediate 10% cut to the 102 million police department budget.

What will Mayor Dean Trantalis do?

Will he back the Fort Lauderdale Police?

Or, will Mayor Dean Trantalis side with Broward socialists by chopping $100 million from the police budget?