Broward County Sheriff’s Office Prepares Zimmerman Verdict Riot Plan

Ben Shapiro, Breitbart, July 8, 2013

On Monday, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office released a video calling on the public not to riot in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, expected this week or next in Florida. The Sheriff’s Office released a statement explaining that it was “working closely with the Sanford Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies” to coordinate “a response plan in anticipation of the verdict.”

The video, titled “Raise Your Voice, Not Your Hands,” focuses on attempting to channel reaction into non-violent response. It depicts two youngsters, one black teenage boy, one Hispanic teenage girl. “Raise your voice!” says the girl. “And not your hands!” says the boy. “We need to stand together as one, no cuffs, no guns,” says the girl. “Let’s give violence a rest, because we can easily end up arrested,” says the boy. “I know your patience will be tested,” says the girl, and then both conclude, “but law enforcement has your back!”


“Freedom of expression is a constitutional right,” the Sheriff’s Department states. “While raising your voice is encouraged, using your hands is not. {snip}

Sheriff Scott Israel said, “We don’t have information about a specific event that might take place at the conclusion of the trial, but we encourage everyone to keep any protests peaceful.”



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  • Concentrate all your extra manpower in “vibrant and revitalized” neighborhoods. I’m sure the responsible white people can take care of their own neighborhoods.
    Water hoses and tear gas will break up a riot really quick.,

    • The__Bobster

      I prefer dogs, horses and rubber bullets.

      • I think the S.A. police had it right with the sjambok.

      • Johnny Clay

        Double-ought buckshot Magnum loads and hollow-point bullets, too.

    • Wethepeople

      Why not double down on our communities, and let them do as they see fit in their own?

  • Begging blacks not to riot is tantamount to begging them to riot.

    But even if Mr. Israel’s advice is in good faith, there’s still a big problem with it. He’s still placating the mahogany mob, only in a more sublime rather than ridiculous way. For him to tell blacks to rally and protest instead of riot if GZ is found not guilty is to grant ignorant blacks the moral authority not to respect the fact finding process of the court of law. I would tell them not to be outraged at all, to realize that GZ didn’t do anything illegal. Though that would fall on deaf ears attached to dumb brains.

    • capnmorgan5150

      The blacks and the liberals had their mind made up about this long before the trial even began. They don’t care about facts and evidence, just their “feelings”.

    • So CAL Snowman

      Begging blacks not to riot is a show of weakness! You do not ASK your enemy for anything. You let him know that if he gets out of line you will crack his skull. Asking them not to riot is a signal to the blacks that they have the upper hand. Like I said, Sheriff Israel should simply say, “If you riot, there will be blood” and then roll a video of fire hoses and attack dogs.

      • ncpride

        Exactly! It should have been made clear that rioting would not be tolerated under any circumstance, instead of this ridiculous, childish message asking them to keep their hands to themselves in the event of an acquittal. Sounds like they’re talking to a bunch of kindergarteners…… Oh, wait a minute….

      • Dave4088

        Right, and then the media will have a coronary and attack Sheriff Israel, then Enrique Holder will threaten a federal investigation, then the good sheriff will wimper, apologize and resign on cue just like everyone who came before him.

      • Johnny Clay

        He should have said, “If you riot, you will be shot, as I’m giving my force orders to shoot to kill.”

    • GB101

      Good points. The town should have taken the money used to produce the video and used it for anti riot gear. And the authorities could have issued a simple statement to the press that if there is any trouble we are ready.
      Of course, the trouble will not be limited to Sanford.
      I am nowhere near the place, but I am ready.

  • Skip Wellington

    The red articles of clothing display a blatant cultural insensitivity towards crips.

  • Romulus

    The drills that the Boston PD did after the Borat bombings, will serve as the model.
    Here’s a little tidbit: Anyone take notice of who wrote the article from Breitbart and the sheriffs surname?

  • Nick Gherz

    Chief Gates was crucified in the press when he (correctly) warned the public about rioting following the acquittal of 4 cops that beat the ugly out of Rodney King.

  • Luca

    “Freedom of expression is a constitutional right,” the Sheriff’s Department states. “While raising your voice is encouraged, using your hands is not. {snip}

    Too bad Trayvon Martin didn’t get this message.

  • ncpride

    What a stupid message. Surely this fool knows by now that when blacks gather in large numbers, no matter the occasion, violence will certainly follow. Encouraging them to ‘protest’ with just their voices is beyond irresponsible. He should be fired.

  • OhWow

    Blacks just love excuses to riot. I don’t even think they really follow the case or understand any of the laws. They just want an excuse to let their natural aggression and violence come out.

    • gemjunior

      You’re 100% right. It’s like instantaneous how fast they can turn violent and any excuse will do. Anyone who has any retail establishment or any establishment with a window should board up like a terrible hurricane is on the way, too bad it’s something a lot worse.

      • The__Bobster

        Modern technology has put their TBB on steroids. It’s faster than bongo drums.

    • evilsandmich

      Along those lines, it’s probably a good idea for any responsible police department to have a contingency plan for ‘ethnic troubles’.

  • sbuffalonative

    Riot? They’re just planning a discount shopping day.

  • Spartacus

    If they riot, shoot them. That’s all I have to say about that.

  • bubo

    Here’s the thing. It’s not 1968. It’s not even 1992. The police today are basically an extension of the military. The cops are heavily armed in major cities with full military equipment and weapons.

    Not to mention the amount of white civilians that have had enough of living under the constant threat of black violence.
    If the blacks chimp out hard it will not end well for them.

    • Spartacus

      I hope you’re right. If I weren’t an agnostic, I’d pray you are.

    • [Guest]

      Yes, but I think these militarized police forces are more likely to storm into gun shows or monitor Tea Party rallies than they are to put down riots by blacks seeking “justice.”

      • The Verdict of History


        Many police officers and their superiors are solid conservatives who identify with the military strongly, and have little sympathy for youths and hooligans.

        • The Verdict of History

          Some are devoted Tea Party members.

        • [Guest]

          No doubt. Couldn’t the same be said, however, of many of the members of the FBI and BATF who killed 76 men, women, and children in the Waco massacre?

          Regardless of the beliefs of individuals in law enforcement, they follow the orders of political appointees and other higher-ups. During riots nowadays, the police generally stand-down.

          P.S.: Yes, I am a “sir.”

    • Xerxes22

      All that military hardware is useless if the police are not allowed to use it. If there is any rioting, the police will try to contain it to the Black areas and prevent the rioters from reaching the downtowns or White areas. This means that any non- Blacks caught in those areas will be attacked and their buisnesses destroyed with the police taking no action to prevent it. The National Guard will not be called out because that would “inflame” the situation.

  • GB101

    Some years ago there was a trial in which the white defendant was convicted. It may have been the time when a Cuban-American cop in Miami shot a black man who, he said, was trying to run him down. Or maybe it was another case. No matter. White defendant, black vic, conviction.

    The interesting part was see in the local police chief saying that the community was tense but peaceful. Like anyone would expect anything else under the circumstances.

    If Zimmerman is convicted he must change his name and move to a small town in Idaho or Montana.

    • I’f I were him, I’d hightail it to Costa Rica. He speaks the language, and Costa Rica has no extradition treaty with the USA, should Commissar Holder decide he wants Zimmerman tried on “civil rights” charges. It would also be effectively impossible for the deceased’s parents to pursue a wrongful death civil lawsuit there.

      Heck; Costa Rica has nice beaches, and with Zimmerman’s English fluency, he could probably get himself a reasonable job in the tourism industry there.

      • Xerxes22

        If he flees the country, he can’t file all those lawsuits against the media conglomerates that defamed him.

        • Nathanwartooth

          Pffft, who cares. He probably wont win a single one.

          He’ll be in the courts the rest of his life if he stays here. They will keep at him until something sticks. His best option by far is to run.

          I wouldn’t be surprised if right after he is found not guilty that the government restricts his movements.

        • He could hire lawyers on contingency (they typically take a third if they win) and probably swear out the depositions for them in Costa Rica.

      • Luca

        Excellent advice, there is also a huge American ex-pat community in CR. But I hope he knows enough to stay on the west coast. The eastern Caribbean side is full of Caribbean blacks and oddly enough that is where most of the crime is.

  • kjh64

    They need to be told that if they riot and tear up their neighborhoods, that they will have to pay for the repairs themselves, the rest of the taxpayers will NOT do it for them. People of other races, especially Whites and Hispanics, need to be publicly warned to stay away from areas with large numbers of Blacks.

  • The__Bobster

    MLK used to show up in cities, publicly asking for peace but working behind the scene to encourage riots.

  • Tinfoil A22hat

    Is there a human beatbox in the video? If not, I refuse to watch it.

    • Spartacus

      And that’s my laugh for today 🙂

  • Beetlejuice

    It depicts two youngsters, one black teenage boy, one Hispanic teenage girl.

    Well, it seems like Broward County has done its homework.

    More Hispanic looters were arrested and tried after the Rodney King riots than blacks:

    A majority of people charged with crimes in the Los Angeles riots were Latino.

    A RAND Corp. computer analysis of charges filed in local courts in the peak days of the riots found that 51% of the defendants were Latino and 36% were black.

    –LA Times

    If there ARE riots after Zimmerman is rightly cleared, Hispanics will be out in force to upgrade their stuff — TVs, athletic shoes, high-end booze, lap top computers, name brand prescription drugs.

    You think Hispanics are going to let blacks get all the good stuff??

    • JDInSanDiego

      Interesting that the writer used the term youngsters. I would call a 7 year old a youngster. But I guess youth, student and teenager now have the same negative connotation as thug.

      • QuinnTheEskimo9

        Don’t look now: Zim is being charged with CHILD ABUSE in this case!
        Racist black thug Trayvon is now being called a “child.” They’ll do anything to get Zim into jail.

      • Strider73

        For blacks, the definition of “youngster” gets narrower all the time. Last summer in the Philly area a 7-year-old black punklet took part in a home invasion. In a few more years black kids will be assaulting whites with switchblades concealed in their diapers.

  • dave

    instead of begging these mutts not to riot and loot. how about line up a bunch of fire hoses and attack dogs and have them ready to go at a minutes notice. stop catering to these criminals. stop letting the low dreggs of society intimidate the rest of us. these people need a wake up call. let the dogooder whites take to the streets and lets see how long they last.

  • MBlanc46

    I doubt that Zimmerman will be acquitted (there’s a black juror). I would almost welcome rioting, though. The audacity of recent black violence has gotten some notice from many whites. A good riot would, I think, convert a lot of fence-sitters to race realism. It’s even possible that the blacks would riot over a hung jury (the most likely outcome).

    • Zizlack

      MBlanc, I hope you’re correct, but I’m worried most Whites,even the ones that know Zim is not guilty, will still sympathize with rioting Blacks.

      • MBlanc46

        Many will. The desire to frame blacks as victims is still very strong in white America. But each black outrage–knockout game, flash mob, “Beat Whitey Day”, and especially riot–nudges more whites from doubts about blacks to realization that blacks are different, and that many of the behavioral differences are not favorable.

    • Creepy as a cracker!

      If I was a betting man, I would bet odds on that there is a hung jury

      • MBlanc46

        That would be my pick, too.

  • [Guest]

    >>>…one black teenage boy, one Hispanic teenage girl…

    Hmmmmm. Is she one of those white Hispanics like George Zimmerman?

  • capnmorgan5150

    Not mine, but I felt like it needed reposting here…

    “My 12 gauge is loaded with Skittles. Touch, taste and feel the rainbow!”

  • negrolocaust

    an angry powerful 6 foot 2 inch tall black man high on drugs attacks a man
    just for wanting to ask him a question. beats his brains out and the
    response from the black community is even more violence. in one U.S. city
    alone; Chicago, 500 blacks murdered each other so who is the violence coming
    from? makes me sick. im tired of the threats bring it on, lets get this over with.

    • newscomments70

      CNN keeps showing Trayvon’s baby pictures..over and over.

    • Creepy as a cracker!

      And if his name was Jorge Jiminez rather then George Zimmerman, there would be no trial nor would there be any national news of this story.

  • The Verdict of History


    The military and police are conservative socially and culturally.

    On race-related issues, many trend toward White Nationalism.

    • bubo

      At the very least most are at least somewhat realistic about race.

      • texasoysterman

        Absolutely they are. LE must toe the die-versity line and mouth the multi-culti language since their jobs are at stake. But in their hearts, they know the score.

    • Luca

      The military and the police, within a short span of time, become race realists.

      The police get to see the refuse who are committing all the crime and the military has to live and work with them.

  • texasoysterman

    You said it yourself, dogbone. Some of us here are just like the people of India in the worship of animals who would kill us.

  • Yale2001

    I wonder how many tax dollars will be spent to prepare for riots, much less when they do. They are a constant drain on society.

  • Non Humans

    The libtards did not turn them into anything. They have simply encouraged and enabled their already deplorable behaviors. Nonhumans are large violent children, regardless of their libtard allies.

  • jeffaral

    God, Americans waste so much time with retarded blacks. Round them up and send them back to mother Africa. Thanks!

    • Strider73

      A one-way boat trip to Haiti would save a ton of money.

  • joe smith


    Hold on tight ! The natives will be restless and gonna go ape with monkey business.Don’t mean to freak anyone out, just callin’ a spade a spade.

    Make sure you keep one in the chamber as you never know when one of these simple savages will require a bullet.

  • Creepy as a cracker!

    If he fled to Costa Rica there might possibly be a hit or more likely a kidnapping Israeli style. They will bring him back to further persecute him!

  • Creepy as a cracker!

    Yes, but there will be some Whites who will find themselves in the wrong place. They will be victimized Reginald Denny style or even worse, killed!

  • negrolocaust

    the only riots will likely be celebratory as zimmerman will be convicted of murder 2 because the jury is all white woman and one hispanic woman. both white and hispanic woman are largely anti-white male even though z is hispanic he represents a white male. this is why obama got two terms and this is why z will be found guilty. solution? accept it and as white males organize political action committies PACS that address our concerns just like they have done.

  • Orion_Blue

    This brings back a reminder of 2 years ago (nearly), when UK law enforcement shot a douche bag and the primitives went ape.

    Certainly, Law Enforcement had no-one’s back – they were too busy cowering behind their shields and shaking in their boots; too scared of bogeyman Institutional Racism!

  • John Smith

    Broward County has been a cesspool of gangsterism and violent crime for decades. Also, because of the violence towards police, Broward has been nicked named “Cop Killer County.”

    • Strider73

      Broward is also the most liberal county in the state. Palm Beach County, just to the north, is a close 2nd. Both are full of what are known elsewhere as “Condo Commies.” There are more registered Democrats in Broward than in the 28 westernmost counties combined.

      • John Smith

        A 1:1 correlation between criminality and liberalism. Fascinating.

  • Orion_Blue

    …those wide open spaces and woodlands are rather tight lipped.

    Unlike the threatening insurgents, whom to a beast, appear somewhat rubber-lipped!

  • RaymondWalnuts

    Can’t wait for the Pavement Ape Bongo Party

  • MBlanc46

    Yep, most are in denial. But people do come out of it. People in this forum talk about their transition from denial to race realism. Events do effect that transition. People can always frame events to fit into their expectations, but sometimes events alter the framing. The audacity of recent black violence is having that effect. It might be too slow, but it is happening.