Socialist Group Admits Joe Kimok Endorsement Is A “Tactic” To Abolish Broward State Attorney’s Office

Why do Dream Defenders Love Stalin, Mao, and Kimok?

When not urging followers to read books by Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin or Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong, the radical Dream Defenders group wants to remake State Attorney Offices all across the United States. Backed by liberal groups and supporters like George Soros, radical prosecutors have taken over in San Francisco, New York, and St. Louis. Now, Dream Defenders want to remake the Broward State Attorneys Office with the goal of destroying the office.

Since late May, a coalition of radical activists including Broward Dream Defenders and Broward Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) organized local protests under the Black Lives Matter. Now, with the August election fast approaching, Broward Dream Defenders want supporters to vote for radical Broward State Attorney candidate Joe Kimok in the Democrat primary.

Last year, REDBROWARD exposed Joe Kimok’s radical ideas like legalization of sex work and the legalization of all drugs including heroin. During a November 2019 candidate forum, Kimok said drug users “shouldn’t spend any amount” of jail time. Declaring the War On Drugs is a “War on People,” Kimok said any “real discussion” of criminal justice reforms requires talking about “decriminalizing crack, heroin and meth.”

Kimok did not stop with drugs. An audience member asked whether the candidates favored the legalization of “sex work.” Kimok said he did favor legalization.

“[Criminalizing sex work] makes the lives of the workers-that decide to do this-more dangerous, more unhealthy,” Kimok said. “And makes them more likely to be a victim of human trafficking.”

Kimok said, “By driving [sex work] underground, it opens it up to these workers being, uh uh uh uh, selected based on their race, if transgender and without any public safety benefit.”

A few weeks later REDBROWARD revealed more of Kimok’s stunning views on criminal reform. In a Facebook post, Kimok said feeling safe means “being safe from violence and being safe from police and the [criminal justice] system.”

Kimok promised to “stop charging ‘quality of life’ and poverty based crimes. Is this similar to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s comments about rioters are just mothers stealing bread to feed their kids?

The average Broward voter may think such radical views are disqualifying for a State Attorney, but the Dream Defenders love it.

The Dream Defenders gave Joe Kimok an A- on their endorsement report card.

Joe Kimok’s radical views get high marks

Dream Defenders gave Joe Kimok an A- on his agenda to “end the war on poverty” which includes decriminalization of sex work, homelessness and drugs. Kimok got an A- for his views on “decarcerate and expand alternatives” to jail which include lowering jail population and ending prosecution of “low-level offenses.”

Joe Kimok received A- grades for his views to “protect immigrant communities” and “transparency and accountability.” His lowest score, a B- grade was given for his “let kids be kids” views. Dream Defenders thinks Joe Kimok should stop charging children and close all youth jails.


You may think these are the usual left-wing goals of a radical group seeking a seat at the table. According to the Broward Dream Defenders leadership, you would be wrong. The group does not want a seat at the table. Their long-term goal is the destruction of the table and all its chairs.

On a conference call earlier this month, Quayneshia Smith reiterated that Dream Defenders was an abolitionist group. Smith said their endorsement in the State Attorney race does not conflict with their goals to abolish prisons and police departments though the “defund the police” movement.

Smith said:

To make it clear…we’re abolitionists. Our goal with endorsing [Joe Kimok] is a tactic. The goal…the long-term goal for us is to not have a State Attorney’s Office. That’s the goal. If we don’t have a State Attorney’s Office people are not getting locked up. People are not getting arrested, right?

Can Broward County survive without a State Attorney?

Do Democrat voters want to turn Coconut Creek, Fort Lauderdale and Pembroke Pines into mini-San Franciscos?

Perhaps all the prosecutors and support staff at Broward SAO should polish up their resumes?

Broward Elected Officials Take Part In Radical “Defund The Police” Meeting

Sabrina Javellana

Three of Broward County’s elected leaders spent their Saturday afternoon speaking with radicals and socialist activists seeking to “defund” local police departments. The “Reimagining Public Safety” webinar was hosted by Broward Dream Defenders, Black Lives Matter Broward and the Broward Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). These same organizations are behind the recent protests i. downtown Fort Lauderdale and all across Broward.

Earlier this month, REDBROWARD revealed these groups were urging followers to read books by Mao and Stalin. In a previous webinar, the host revealed the groups’ goals are the abolition of police departments, the abolition of prisons and the elimination of the Broward State Attorney’s Office. So why would any elected official be a member of such radical groups?

Once again, Hallandale Beach Vice Mayor Sabrina Javellana joined the anti-police group to share her “disgust.” Javellana explained her plans to defund police. She told the group that vacant police department positions carry a $150,000 yearly salary.

Then, Tamarac Commissioner Michael Gelin spoke to the young radicals. Gelin explained his long-term plans to defund police which included ending a contract with the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO). Gelin said 107 deputies were not needed to protect a safe city like Tamarac. Gelin felt Tamarac needed just 30 or 40 police officers.

Gelin said drunk drivers should be ticketed and sent home in an Uber instead of being arrested. Gelin claimed the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school could have been avoided if they defunded the police.

Gelin praised the Black Lives Matter Weston group. Their organizer said she is sending a letter to Weston leaders about creation of a “diversity board.” She urged participants to sign onto the letter.

Earlier this month, REDBROWARD revealed Gelin shared anti-police social media posts from a follower of Louis Farrakhan.

Coral Springs Commissioner Joshua Simmons took part in webinar but did not speak.

It appears Javellana, Gelin and Simmons have no issue with any of these groups and their radical ideologies.

Also, it appears these leaders are encouraging these groups to interfere in other cities to further their agendas.

Is this why voters in Coral Springs, Tamarac and Hallandale Beach elected them?

Defund The Police Organizers Want Fort Lauderdale To “Divest” $10 Million From Police Department

What will Mayor Dean Trantalis do?

Organizers behind the “Defund The Police” movement want Broward County Commissioners and Fort Lauderdale City Commissioners to “divest” more than ten million dollars from local police budgets. On Monday, Broward Dream Defenders, one of the organizers of a recent Fort Lauderdale protest inspired by the murder of George Floyd, urged its supporters to “#Defund The Police Broward County!” In a Facebook post, the group told supporters to contact Broward County Commissioners ahead of Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting.

Broward Dream Defenders wrote, “We are in a moment where cities across the states are taking action and demanding the defunding of police and to reinvest into our communities. We have the chance here in Broward to do the same. Starting today call and tweet your commissioners and signup for public comments….To make the message clear DEFUND FROM POLICE AND FUND THE NEEDS OF OUR COMMUNITIES.

Supporters were provided with access to a document containing the names and contact info for local elected officials as well as a script with talking points.

The document states the item of interest at Tuesday’s Broward County Commission meeting is a $500,000 grant to the Broward Sheriff’s Office for “racial equity” programs. The programs were announced two weeks ago by Mayor Dale Holness and his ally, the embattled Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony. The document tells supporters to say, “We demand they redirect those funds to people that may be under the threat of eviction when the current moratorium expires.” The group wants Commissioners to give a separate $500,000 to BSO racial equity programs.

Regarding Tuesday’s Fort Lauderdale City Commission meeting, Broward Dream Defenders wants Mayor Dean Trantalis, Commissioner Steven Glassman, Commissioner Ben Sorensen, Commissioner Robert McKinzie and Commissioner Heather Moraitis to “divest 10 million dollars from the police.”

On Wednesday, supporters demand City of Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper and Vice Mayor Sabrina Javellana “permanently disband” the City SWAT team and “reinvest their funds to Black-led community initiatives.” They are also demanding the City of Hallandale reopen the case involving Howard Bowe.

Here’s the phone script:

Hello I am calling because I support Defunding the Police. Police violence is a local and national public health crisis and epidemic. Our demands are:
For this commission to vote at your next meeting to never increase the police budget again.
For this commission to vote at your next meeting to divest money from the police budget and instead invest it in community-led initiatives
For the commission to educate themselves on community-led initiatives like CAHOOTS in Eugene, Oregon.
We want you to meet these demands at your next commission meeting. Thank you!

Here are talking points to be shared at meetings:

Talking Points for Public Comment:
San Francisco Mayor, London Breed, said in the coming month’s police will no longer respond to non-criminal calls. Instead, unarmed professionals will be dispatched citing recent protests for the shifts. We want that here in our local communities as well.

We are in the midst of a pandemic and our communities still need COVID-19 relief. This defunding needs to be reallocated to address emergency needs for our communities.

There is a program called CAHOOTS – Crisis Assistance Helping Out On the Streets in Eugene, Oregon that we want to be implemented locally. Such programs take police out of the equation when someone is going through a mental health crisis, struggling with substance abuse or homelessness. CAHOOTS is a free, 24/7 community service — funded by the city at a cost of around $2 million. Although locally we would need around $10 million dollars to run similar programs in each city in Broward County to account for our populations and the impacts of COVID-19. Under a CAHOOTS model, instead of police, a medic and a mental health worker are dispatched for calls such as welfare checks or potential overdoses. In 2017, such teams answered 17% of the Eugene Police Department’s overall call volume, saving the city on average 8.5 million each year from 2014-2017.

Minneapolis City Council obtained a “veto-proof majority” to dismantle it’s city’s police department and rebuild a new system of public safety. And New York’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, pledged to cut the budget of the largest police department in the US, the NYPDM, and reallocate the funds to social services. We know we can do the same thing here in Broward.

Policing in the South emerged from slave patrols in the 1700s and 1800s that caught and returned runaway slaves. In the North, the first municipal police departments in the mid-1800s helped squash riots against the rich.

When we say Defund the Police we are not abandoning our communities to violence we want to redirect and reallocate those funds to mental health support, health care, housing, making public transportation free, and jobs that pay a livable wage. This is what truly keeps a community safe.

What about robberies and murder?
A significant portion of what we call crime is poverty-related. We need to decriminalize poverty. We want safe communities, of course, however, police have not brought us that safety. There are so many solutions on how to intervene in violence (i.e. through curriculum and community education) however these solutions are usually underfunded and unable to get off the ground.

Will progressive officials like Mayor Dean Trantalis say no to demands to divest $10 million dollars from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department? Stay tuned.