Jake Tapper Retweeted Johanna Feis #MSDStrong
Today the Husband of Lori Levinson screamed at me,while I was speaking to a voter.He said I am not emotionally stable enough to speak about a candidate because my brother was just murdered!Which his wife could’ve prevented.
Levinson is one of the members of the Broward County School Board facing challengers — more here: https://www.google.com/amp/www.sun-sentinel.com/news/education/fl-sb-school-board-candidates-20180813-story,amp.html …
AND NOW THE BACKSTORY:
Neil H. Levinson is a shareholder at the law firm of Becker & Poliakoff in Fort Lauderdale and the husband of Laurie Rich Levinson, an incumbent BCSB member. Levinson is being challenged by Richard Mendelson, an educator and Ph.D.. Mendelson was a long time, close friend of Aaron Feiss, the coach and security guard at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, who was killed while shielding students. Our law firm is honored to represent Johanna Feis and several members of her family.
Johanna was at a public polling place talking to voters and passing out flyers for Mendelson when Levinson started screaming at her. Levinson's attack on Johanna is both shocking and alarming. Is this how the husband of a BCSB member acts in public towards his wife's opponent's supporters? Moreover, is this the way a LAWYER in the state of Florida should be permitted to act at any time?
One only needs to read Florida Chapter 104 to know that it is illegal to interfere with the voting process in the state of Florida. That interference includes being menacing or threatening, either directly or indirectly towards voters or potential voters. What would prompt a prominent attorney to risk his bar card and potential arrest to harass, embarrass and attempt to discredit the sister of one of the Parkland shooter's victims? How sick is that?
Indeed every voter in District 6 of the Broward School District should be asking that question. Why is Neil Levinson so violatile? Does his law firm, Becker & Poliakoff, make big bucks from School Board legal service contracts? Is he worried about his future? Or is Neil Levinson so concerned about his wife's prior activities as a School Board Member being exposed if she loses that he would stoop to this level to stop her opponent and his supporters? Why the desperation?
I don't know the answer to these questions. Yet. But I hope some really smart reporter or perhaps even a whistleblower will come forward and enlighten us. Because the one thing I do know is that when it comes to the Broward School Board and its members and executive management, NOTHING is ever as it seems.
I guess it will be interesting to see if Levinson is prosecuted for his conduct by Davie police who were called to the scene. I think Aaron Feiss would have liked that. May he rest in peace.