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Tamarac Vice Mayor Elberg Mike Gelin Bashes Police Officers When Asked About Crime At Kings Point Debate, Fails To Tell Seniors He Only Wants Thirty Deputies Patrolling City

Elberg Mike Gelin Wants To Defund The Police. Will That Make Tamarac Safer?

Gelin said 107 deputies were not needed to protect a safe city like Tamarac. Gelin felt Tamarac needed just 30 or 40 police officers.

July 2020

Crime is the number one issue on voters’ minds heading into the November elections. Case in point, crime was the very first question at last week’s Tamarac mayoral debate at the Kings Point community. Elberg Mike Gelin debated popular incumbent Mayor Michelle Gomez in front of hundreds of energized senior citizens.

With sixty percent of Broward cities safer than Tamarac, a debate moderator asked the candidates how they would address crime rates and street violence in the city. Mayor Gomez praised the efforts of the men and women of Broward Sheriffs Office (BSO) who protect the residents of Tamarac. She noted the most recent statistics show a decrease in crime. Gomez said she would continue to work with BSO to make Tamarac even safer.

Gelin waved around a copy of February 2022 police survey which showed eighty-one members of BSO worked for the city. Gelin stated the Tamarac officers “don’t have a great reputation.” He said police officers would rather work in Plantation or Boca Raton than Tamarac.

In her rebuttal, Mayor Gomez stated the Tamarac officers were “not treated properly” and should be respected.

In September 2019, Gelin made national headlines when he embarrassed a BSO deputy during an awards ceremony. Gelin recognized Deputy Joshua Gallardo as the man who arrested him in during a 2015 incident.

“Joshua Gallardo, can you come down for a second? It is good to see you again,” Gelin said. “You probably don’t remember me, but you are the police officer who falsely arrested me four years ago. You lied on the police report. I believe you are a rogue police officer. You’re a bad police officer, and you don’t deserve to be here.”

In July 2020, REDBROWARD revealed Gelin attended a meeting of local radicals supporting a “Defund The Police” movement in Broward.

Gelin and other Broward elected official spoke during 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 groups organized protests in downtown Fort Lauderdale and all across Broward. REDBROWARD previously exposed how these groups urged followers to read books by Mao and Stalin. In another 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.

Elberg Mike 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.

Unsurprisingly, Vice Mayor Gelin did not discuss his views at the Kings Point debate.

Does Gelberg really think firing 50 BSO deputies will make Tamarac safer?

Does it sound like Elberg Mike Gelin really cares about crime in Tamarac?

A “Not Gelin” Sign Pops Up In Tamarac

Elberg Mike Gelin Tells Kings Point Residents That Tamarac Suffers Because City Filled With Too Many Senior Citizens(!)

Elberg Mike Gelin debates Mayor Michelle Gomez at Kings Point.
Oh Gelberg!

Elberg Mike Gelin made a bold, if incredibly dumb, choice at Tuesday’s mayoral debate in Tamarac, Florida. Gelin and the very popular incumbent Mayor Michelle Gomez attended the debate hosted by political clubs at the Kings Point retirement community. The cabaret theater was filled with several hundred senior citizens.

So what did Elberg Mike Gelin say?

Gelin complained that his city could never compete with neighboring cities like Coral Springs and Sunrise because Tamarac is home to too many senior citizens.

Gelin said Tamarac faced a “demographic” challenge when trying to attract new developments and businesses since seniors did not have “disposable incomes.” Gelin said Kings Point residents had passed their “peak” income earning potential. He said businesses desired the younger demographics of Coral Springs, Plantation and Sunrise.

The tone-deaf Gelin did not recognize the stunned silence permeating the audience.

When he wasn’t talking about their ages and incomes, Gelin was calling some of the senior citizens liars.

During the “open mic“ question period, members of the audience were allowed to ask questions.

When one gentlemen asked about Gelin about his behavior in front of military veterans at a recent event, he said the man was lying.

When another resident asked about three costly agenda items, Gelin said the man just told three lies.

Exhibiting an arrogant and condescending attitude is nothing new from the Tamarac vice mayor. Gelin and his commission crony Marlon Bolton ooze an unearned arrogance rarely seen in local politics.

It’s clear Gelin doesn’t know the history of western Broward County. Cities like Tamarac, Sunrise, Plantation and Lauderhill grew and thrived thanks to senior citizens relocating to the Sunshine State. A large senior population usually guarantees the best stores and restaurants around. Perhaps Gelin is unfamiliar with Boca Raton?

Lauderhill and Tamarac were once home to the high-end shopping and dining now found in Boca. Seniors escaped to Boca following the mismanagement Broward cities by Gelin’s cronies and ideological allies.

Gelin probably never heard of John Lomelo or Jackie Gleason.

So, instead of asking why things changed, Gelin wants to blame senior citizens for Tamarac’s “geographic and demographic” problems.

Sorry Gelberg. Tamarac’s voters won’t buy that malarkey.

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