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Broward Democrats Hold Anti-Gun Rally In Sunrise

Broward Democrats Rally In Sunrise

Like most Broward Democrat events, their Saturday morning anti-gun rally in Sunrise featured more politicians and activists than average citizens. The partisan rhetoric was very heated at times, but a few brave elected Democrats did praise Florida Republicans for passing several measures after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas massacre. While the battle cry from most speakers focused on changes in Federal law, not a single Federal officeholder from Broward attended the rally.

Former Republican and NRA darling Charlie Crist also joined the politicians in Sunrise. The attendees included State Sen Shevrin Jones, State Sen Lauren Book, State Sen Rosalind Osgood, State Rep Christine Hunchofsky, State Rep Marie Woodson, State Rep Robin Bartleman, Broward County Commissioner Jared Moskowitz, Broward School Board Member Debra Hixon and Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Ben Sorensen.

State Senator Rosalind Osgood

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis Will Not Run For U.S. Congress

Mr. Trantalis isn’t going to Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis decided against running for the seat in Congress previously held by Ted Deutch. Trantalis made the announcement Monday afternoon in Wilton Manors.

“I have heard from many friends and neighbors with advice on what I should do. I also have put a lot of time and effort into weighing the pros and cons of such a decision, including the impact on the city of Fort Lauderdale if I were to step down as mayor,” Trantalis said.

Trantalis highlighted his achievements while in office including the response to COVID-19, the Inter Miami stadium and the Florida Panthers’ project at War Memorial Audtiorium.

Mayor Trantalis said he still has “dreams” to fulfill regarding traffic issues and tunnels.

“While we are exploring innovative ways to solve traffic congestion, I want to continue to push for a commuter rail service that not only links the region but also protects the future of our emerging downtown by taking away the barriers that once separated communities,” Trantalis said. “I want to continue to push for a transit tunnel network that allows people to move more quickly between destinations, including between downtown and the beach.”

Here’s the full statement from Mayor Dean Trantalis:

In the weeks since U.S. Rep.Ted Deutch announced his retirement, I have given much thought to the idea of running for Congress. The people of South Florida deserve strong representation at this critical time in the history of our nation and world.

I have heard from many friends and neighbors with advice on what I should do. I also have put a lot of time and effort into weighing the pros and cons of such a decision, including the impact on the city of Fort Lauderdale if I were to step down as mayor. While I firmly believe I would provide excellent service to the region as a member of Congress, I have decided not to run.

When I first took office as mayor more than four years ago, I promised to the people of Ft. Lauderdale that we would lead our city in a bold and new direction. We would seek out solutions to the many challenges befitting a city of the 21stcentury. And, we would work more closely with the community to address our needs while the embracing change that stood at the doorstep of our diverse and welcoming community. I feel strongly that the vision and initiatives that I have put forth need to be seen through and expanded further, and that this requires me to continue to lead this great city.

We have made amazing strides in updating our infrastructure and creating a cosmopolitan, vibrant downtown. We are rebuilding an economy shaken by the global COVID-19 and are now attracting numerous start-up firms and industries in the high-tech and financial services fields.

We have enhanced our quality of life the city offers by building better parks and forming great partnerships. These have included our collaboration with InterMiami that led to the construction of a state-of-the-art soccer stadium and training facility at no cost to the taxpayers as well as joining with the Florida Panthers in which War Memorial Auditorium is being renovated and public ice rinks built. And, once again the glory of international swimming and diving competition will return to our city, including the tallest diving platform in the world.

While we are exploring innovative ways to solve traffic congestion, I want to continue to push for a commuter rail service that not only links the region but also protects the future of our emerging downtown by taking away the barriers that once separated communities. I want to continue to push for a transit tunnel network that allows people to move more quickly between destinations, including between downtown and the beach.

The decision to remain as your mayor has been made easier each time I attend a ribbon-cutting or join in the celebration of another milestone we have achieved. People are warm and appreciative. I do love our city. It truly is a great place to live, work, and enjoy.

I look forward to making each of our dreams possible. I also look forward to working with the next member of Congress.

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony Yells At Deputies After Close Encounter With Local Activist; “I Am The Most Important Person” In Broward He Declares

Chris Nelson with two hard working members of the Broward Sheriffs Office (BSO)

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony flew into a closed door rage against his deputies at Wednesday’s special Broward County Commission meeting in Parkland following an attempted handshake from a local activist. Tony joined numerous elected officials and reporters for the swearing ceremony of new County Commissioners Torey Alston and Jared Moskowitz at Parkland City Hall. Chris Nelson, a local resident who gained notoriety for highlighting the hypocrisy of officials during the COVID-19 lockdown, also attended the ceremony.

On his Facebook page, Nelson shared photographs and video of his encounters with Broward’s elected elite. County Commissioners Mark Bogen, Tim Ryan and Jared Moskowitz posed with Nelson. But Nelson’s attempted interaction with the notoriously thin-skinned Sheriff Tony ended with BSO deputies getting yelled at by their boss.

According to a longtime BSO official, Sheriff Tony did not appreciated close contact with the Broward resident. The official told REDBROWARD that Tony took two deputies into a Parkland City Hall conference room and demanded they disable their body cameras.

Once inside the room, Tony excoriated the deputies for failing to keep a twenty-five foot buffer between himself and the public. Tony told his deputies he is “the most important person” in Broward County. Tony said punishment would result if they failed to maintain the buffer.

Video posted by Nelson after the ceremony shows Sheriff Tony gladly posing for pictures with everyone but Nelson. Also, the layout of city hall made any twenty-five foot buffer impractical. Deputies would need to keep Nelson or any member of public out of the public building when Tony was present.

More to come…

courtesy Chris Nelson