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Fri Apr 5, 2019, 12:27 PM

Israel Accused of Using Taxpayer Money to Buy Support in Black Community

As former Broward Sheriff Scott Israel steeled himself for his court battle to try to return to one of the most powerful offices in South Florida, he went to a place he's always relied on for political support: a black church.

This time it was Ark Restoration Church in Sunrise, where Pastor Allen B. Jackson invited Israel and his wife Susan up on the pulpit during the Sunday sermon on March 17. Jackson posted a photograph on Facebook later that day, showing Broward's former first couple with him during the sermon, with the ousted sheriff looking rather grim in the background.

"We are praying for his return to office," Jackson wrote. "My friend, my brother and my Sheriff!"

Broward Circuit Judge David Haimes could decide as soon as today whether a lawsuit Israel filed against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to be reinstated as sheriff can go forward. Desantis removed Israel from office in January for incompetence and neglect of duty related to BSO's disastrous response to the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. If the lawsuit fails, Israel is still entitled to a hearing in the Florida Senate. Regardless of the outcome, Israel has said he plans to run again for sheriff in 2020.

More: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.browardpalmbeach.com/amp/news/scott-israels-financial-link-to-black-churches-and-pastor-allen-b-jackson-10240042

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Fri Apr 5, 2019, 12:43 PM

1. Boy o boy did I misread that headline. I immediatly thought

why would the Israeli government really care about the support of the black community in Florida, forgetting there are people named "Israel" who live in Florida who might have a personal interest in the matter.

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