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  • After 2017 airport shooting exposes weaknesses, Broward leaders grapple with what to do next

    02/26/2018 10:32:22 AM PST · by Cats Pajamas · 6 replies
    ......In an interview with the Herald, Israel said that it cost his agency about $300,000 to respond to the Jan. 6 shooting. Additionally, it will cost BSO about $100,000 a month in overtime to provide more security, he said. “I will be going to the county asking to finance that bill,” he said. Broward Mayor Barbara Sharief said in an interview that she had not heard that dollar amount from Israel and said until the county completes an after-action report, it can’t determine whether overtime is needed. That in-depth review could take several weeks, if not months. A 99-page report...
  • Authorities: Cancelled New Year's Trip to New York for Fort Lauderdale Suspect

    01/09/2017 6:37:21 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 9, 2017-11AM | Brian Ross, Rhonda Schwartz, Josh Margolin & javier Bellido
    Esteban Santiago’s initial destination may not have been Fort Lauderdale, but New York City, where he had made a reservation to fly in on New Year’s Eve, ... But for some unknown reason, he cancelled the flight a few days later booking a one-way $278 ticket to Florida. NYC counterterrorism-officials are investigating Santiago’s plan..., whether he planned to stay in NYC or transfer to another flight. Officials believe the highly visible presence of NYPD officers ... New Year’s Eve could have been an effective deterrent. -Snip- After 34 seconds of terror, five people were killed and six injured in a...
  • Airport Shooter Converted to Islam, Identified as Aashiq Hammad Years Before Joining Army

    01/10/2017 1:55:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 85 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 10, 2017
    The Ft. Lauderdale Airport shooter is a Muslim convert who years before joining the U.S. Army took on an Islamic name (Aashiq Hammad), downloaded terrorist propaganda and recorded Islamic religious music online, according to public records dug up by the investigative news site of an award-winning, California journalist. This is pertinent information that the Obama administration apparently wants to keep quiet, bringing up memories of the Benghazi cover up, in which the president and his cohorts knowingly lied to conceal that Islamic terrorists attacked the U.S. Special Mission in Libya. Information is slowly trickling out that links the Ft. Lauderdale...
  • Jihadi Esteban Santiago aka “AASHIQ HAMMAD”: “La ilaha illAllah”,“There is no God but Allah”

    01/08/2017 11:05:10 PM PST · by detective · 43 replies
    Geller Report ^ | January 7, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    Shortened title. Full title: Fort Lauderdale Jihadi Esteban Santiago aka “AASHIQ HAMMAD”: “La ilaha illAllah”,“There is no God but Allah” Estaban Sanitago’s aka Aashiq Hammad journey to Islam goes back at least 10 years. His MySpace page is eye opening.  More news the enemedia ignores, censors, scrubs – thanks to Charles Johnson over Got News. As for mental illness, that is now the default cover for Islam. It was “lone wolf” until the number of ‘lone wolves’ made the narrative ridiculous and absurd. Now Islam is a mental illness. Suspect chose Florida airport for rampage that killed five: FBISantiago/Hammad chose...
  • Video appears to show Fort Lauderdale airport shooting suspect opening fire

    01/08/2017 6:05:25 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 57 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2017-01-08 | Tribune news services Contact Reporter
    A day before the suspect in the Fort Lauderdale airport rampage was to appear in court, a website released footage that appears to show him calmly drawing a pistol and opening fire in the baggage claim area. The video recording posted on TMZ's website appears to show Estaban Santiago walking through baggage claim of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday, pulling a handgun from his waistband and then firing several times before running. Santiago, 26, is accused of killing five travelers and wounding six others in the attack. He was charged Saturday with an act of violence at an...
  • Who gave this guy his gun back twice?

    01/08/2017 7:36:06 AM PST · by Goillini · 28 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/7/2017 | Wnd
    WASHINGTON – The case of Esteban Santiago, the 26-year-old shooter in the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport massacre, gets stranger by the minute. Read more at
  • UPDATE: FBI corrects information regarding Santiago's child. (FBI was in CYA mode)

    01/08/2017 4:36:42 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 70 replies ^ | January 8, 2017 | Austin Baird
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Sunday information released by Anchorage Police Department about Santiago's child was incorrect. In a written statement, FBI spokesperson Staci Feger-Pellessie said Santiago's child was not left inside the car when Santiago came to the FBI's Anchorage office. "The child was in constant custody and care of the FBI, inside our facility, until his mother retrieved him," Feger-Pellessie said. ORIGINAL STORY: Two months before Esteban Santiago allegedly went on a deadly shooting rampage in Florida, he surrendered a gun to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Alaska and told investigators he was "having terroristic thoughts,"...
  • Terrorist Santiago Joined MySpace As “Aashiq Hammad”, Recorded Islamic Music

    01/08/2017 7:35:56 AM PST · by MitchEagle · 8 replies ^ | Jan 7 2017 | GotNews
    Fort Lauderdale Airport terrorist Esteban Santiago registered on MySpace under the name “Aashiq Hammad” and recorded Islamic religious music on the site, 3 years before he ever deployed to Iraq as a U.S. soldier, destroying the lying mainstream media’s narrative that he was just a mentally disturbed veteran and that “Islam had nothing to do with it.” Here’s how we know all that: A search of public records database Nexis reveals that Puerto Rican Esteban Santiago has a brother named Bryan Santiago and two e-mails registered to his name:
  • Shooting Reported Inside Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport

    01/06/2017 10:22:18 AM PST · by Cementjungle · 553 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 01/06/2017 | NBC6
    Police have responded to a shooting inside Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport Friday afternoon. Details have not been confirmed by police, but early reports indicate as many as seven people were shot. Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, who was traveling from the airport, tweeted out following the incident:
  • Esteban Santiago: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    01/06/2017 1:29:39 PM PST · by iowamark · 234 replies ^ | 1/6/2016
    Esteban Santiago, reportedly a U.S. citizen with military identification, is accused of being the shooter who randomly gunned down at least 13 people at a Fort Lauderdale airport baggage claim area. MSNBC said the shooter may have retrieved a gun from his luggage after arriving on a flight and NBC News reported that the weapon may have been checked “lawfully.” The Palm Beach Post reported that the gunman may have emerged firing from a bathroom. Some reports said he traveled through Canada, but ABC News is now reporting he went from Anchorage through Minneapolis to Fort Lauderdale. 1. The Alleged...
  • Official: Suspected Gunman Told FBI He Was Being Forced To Fight For ISIS

    Law enforcement said he was found with an active military ID and is an American citizen, born in New Jersey. Previous known addresses include Penuelas, Puerto Rico and Anchorage, Alaska. They add that in November 2016, he walked into an FBI office in Anchorage claiming that he was being forced to fight for ISIS. He was sent to a psychiatric hospital. In 2011 or 2012, he was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations for child porn. Three weapons and a computer were seized, but there was not enough evidence to prosecute, according to law enforcement sources.
  • Fort Lauderdale Jihadi Esteban Santiago aka “AASHIQ HAMMAD”: “La ilaha illAllah”...

    01/07/2017 2:46:03 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 48 replies
    The Geller Report ^ | January 7, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    Fort Lauderdale Jihadi Esteban Santiago aka “AASHIQ HAMMAD”: “La ilaha illAllah”,“There is no God but Allah,” JIHAD IN AMERICA Estaban Sanitago’s aka Aashiq Hammad journey to Islam goes back at least 10 years. His MySpace page is eyeopening. More news the enemedia ignores, censors, scrubs – thanks to Charles Johnson over Got News. As for mental illness, that is now the default cover for Islam. It was “lone wolf” until the number of ‘lone wolves’ made the narrative ridiculous and absurd. Now Islam is a mental illness. Suspect chose Florida airport for rampage that killed five: FBI Santiago/Hammad chose Florida...
  • Esteban Santiago planned airport killings, investigators say.

    01/07/2017 7:08:33 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 99 replies
    The LA Times ^ | January 7, 2017 | PAULA MCMAHON
    Airport shooting suspect Esteban Santiago told investigators he planned the carnage and purchased a one-way ticket to Fort Lauderdale to carry it out. But it is still unclear why he came to South Florida to do it. Federal prosecutors filed court documents, ... he could face the death penalty or life in federal prison, they said. "Santiago fired approximately 10 -15 rounds ... aiming at his victims' heads ... walking while shooting in a methodical manner,... Five people died and six more suffered gunshot injuries. ... Moments later, a Broward sheriff's deputy approached Santiago, who "dropped the handgun on the...
  • Florida shooter 'heard voices telling him to join ISIS'

    01/07/2017 2:35:03 PM PST · by Lera · 38 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/7/17 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Florida shooter turns out to be father who was admitted to psychiatric hospital, had many encounters with US authorities. Esteban Santiago-Ruiz, 26, who killed 5 and wounded 8 in a shooting attack at Fort Lauderdale's airport on Friday walked into an FBI office in Alaska two months ago claiming the US government had "forced him to watch ISIS videos" and to fight for ISIS. After an investigation, Santiago-Ruiz was admitted to a psychiatric hospital, and stayed there a short time before being released. His brother said Santiago-Ruiz's girlfriend had called the family in recent months to report the deterioration in...
  • Another Gun-Free Zone, Another Mass Shooting

    01/06/2017 2:05:54 PM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 6, 2017 | Dr. John R. Lott
    Yet another shooting at yet another gun-free zone occurred today. At this moment 5 people were murdered and another 8 injured. The tragedy today at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is all the more disappointing because just this last year legislators tried to change Florida’s ban on concealed carry at airports to avoid today’s type of event. Florida Sen. Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby warned last year the legislation was needed because airport terminals “could become more of a target” for terrorists and criminals. Florida is one of on six states that ban people being able to carry guns at airports. While...
  • LAX shooting: TSA officer Hernandez bled for 33 minutes at scene -report

    11/16/2013 9:39:09 AM PST · by FBD · 112 replies
    Associated press via NBC news ^ | 11/15/13 |  Tami Abdollah, The Associated Press
    - An airport security officer lay helplessly bleeding after a gunman opened fire at Los Angeles International Airport as paramedics waited 150 yards away because police had not declared the terminal safe to enter, according to two law enforcement officials.It would be 33 minutes before Transportation Security Administration Officer Gerardo Hernandez, who was about 20 feet from an exit, would be wheeled out by police to an ambulance, said the officials, who were briefed on the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity because the probe was still ongoing into the Nov. 1 shooting.For all but five of those minutes,...
  • Suspected LAX Gunman Reportedly Left Telling Note

    11/02/2013 4:53:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    AP) ^ | November 2, 2013 2:48 PM
    “Black, white, yellow, brown, I don’t discriminate,” the note read, according to a paraphrase by a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly. The suspect’s screed also mentioned “fiat currency” and “NWO,” possible references to the New World Order, a conspiracy theory that foresees a totalitarian one-world government. By all accounts, Ciancia was reserved and solitary. Former classmates barely remember him and even a recent roommate could say little about the young man who moved from New Jersey to Los Angeles less than two...
  • LAX suspect shot TSA officer, walked away, then returned to shoot him again {Not an AR-15]

    11/02/2013 4:57:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 7:49 PM EDT, Sat November 2, 2013 | Greg Botelho and Dan Simon, CNN
    According to Birotte, the suspect walked up to a TSA checkpoint in Terminal 3, pulled a ".223-caliber MNP-15 assault rifle out of his bag and filed multiple rounds at point-blank range" at Hernandez
  • TSA agents were to save themselves during mass shootings, passengers shocked

    11/02/2013 11:29:23 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 126 replies ^ | 11/2/13 |
    In that report, Jones found that Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint screeners are receiving training to prepare them for the possibility of a mass shooting at one of the agency’s airport checkpoints, and those TSA personnel are being instructed to “save themselves” should a shooting occur. One TSA worker told Jones, “Every day when I arrive for work, I look for an escape route in case someone opens fire. We have been told to save ourselves.”
  • Houston police confirm shots fired at Bush Intl. Airport

    05/02/2013 12:00:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 210 replies
    twitter ^ | 5/2/2013
    Houston police confirm shots fired at Bush Intl. Airport; local media report victim in Terminal B