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REDBROWARD STRIKES AGAIN? Sun-Sentinel Editor Says “Somebody” Is Reading “This Blog” While Questioning Pompano Beach Candidate

Sun-Sentinel Opinion Editor Steve Bousquet dismissed REDBROWARD as a blog read by “somebody” in an interview with candidates for the Pompano Beach City Commission. Bousquet, a Tallahassee resident, asked Alison Fournier about her Facebook post where she mocked the BSO Citizens Observer Patrol volunteer program as a “shit show.” Fournier said, “we would all be safer with less 80 year olds on the street.”

Fournier failed to explain her post. Instead, Bousquet allowed Fournier to complain about attacks on her husband and kids. Fournier lamented the “personal attacks” took the focus off real issues. Bousquet remained silent as Fournier laughably claimed this reporter was “weaponized” by mysterious forces.

We love a good dose of snark, but Bousquet’s attitude towards REDBROWARD seemed misplaced. Judging from their interviews, the “somebody” reading this blog appears to be the editors and reporters of the Sun-Sentinel.

Days before the Fournier interview, REDBROWARD was cited during their interview with Broward School Board candidate Allen Zeman. Last week, our reporting was mentioned during the Sun-Sentinel interview with the Tamarac mayoral candidates. In July, the Sun-Sentinel referenced REDBROWARD in its refusal to endorse Broward County Commissioner Hazelle Rogers.

So why the snark? Maybe Bousquet spends too much time chatting with salami sandwich doyenne Judy Stern?

We asked Steve Bousquet for comment. He did not respond.

Karma? Pompano Beach Candidate Alison Fournier Picked Up Two Traffic Tickets After Declaring “We Would All Be Safer With Less 80 Year Olds On The Street“

Alison Fournier

In the months following her declaration Pompano Beach “Would be safer with less 80 year olds on the street,” City Commission candidate Alison Fournier picked up two separate traffic tickets, public records show. Yesterday, REDBROWARD exposed Fournier’s February 2015 Facebook post criticizing the BSO Citizen Observer Patrol (COP) program as a “shit show.” Fournier posted a photograph of two senior citizens driving a marked COP car in Pompano Beach.

Fournier told REDBROWARD she had “no recollection” of making the social media post.

It appears Fournier, then 34 years old, believed senior citizens driving on the streets of Pompano Beach posed a hazard to other residents.

But public records show Alison Fournier may have been a bigger road hazard to Broward residents.

In September 2015, Alison Fournier was ticketed by Coral Springs Police for “violation of traffic control device.” According to the ticket, Fournier ignored a “right turn only“ sign and made a left turn near the Coral Square Mall.

In July 2016, Fournier was ticketed by BSO for “failure to display vehicle registration.” While the charge usually covers an expired vehicle registration, Fournier may have caught a break from the BSO deputy. The bottom of the ticket includes a notation that Fournier was “warned on moving violation.” What was the moving violation?

How does Alison Fournier’s driving record match up against the records of the senior citizens of the Citizens Observer Patrol?

Who makes the streets of Pompano Beach safer?

Perhaps the senior citizens of the Pompano Beach Citizen Observer Patrol could give Fournier a few safe driving tips?

Fournier, a former Democrat, is challenging Pompano Beach Commissioner Tom McMahon in November.

Alison Fournier Said “We Would All Be Safer With Less 80 Year Olds On The Streets”
Alison Fournier Called The Senior Citizens/Citizen Observer Patrol “A Shit Show”