Video of Florida Sheriff Flanked by Masked Deputies Goes Viral, Gets Compared to ISIS
A video released by Lake County, Florida Sheriff Peyton Grinnell as a warning to heroin dealers has gone viral, with some critics saying it looks like an ISIS video because Grinnell is flanked by masked deputies. In the video posted late last week, Grinnell, who was elected last November, warns dealers: "Enjoy trying to sleep tonight wondering if tonight's the night the SWAT team blows your front door off the hinges. We are coming for you. Run." Some have praised the video, while others made the ISIS comparison or said it sends the wrong message about a militarized police force. But Grinnell said he isn't worried about the reaction. He told the Orlando Sentinel, "I've seen some of the comments where some wanted to say this looks like an ISIS video, and I will tell you that those drug agents working up there with me, they're the ones working in the dark world . . . that's what they do on a daily basis."