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  • Accused Fort Lauderdale airport shooter faces 22 charges

    01/26/2017 1:24:09 PM PST · by SSS Two · 6 replies
    WCVB-TV ^ | 3:31 PM EST Jan 26, 2017
    The indictment contains no terrorism-related charges despite Esteban Santiago's claims to the FBI that he was inspired by ISIS The man suspected of the shooting at a South Florida airport that left five people dead and six wounded has been formally indicted by a federal grand jury. Advertisement The indictment returned Thursday charges 26-year-old Esteban Santiago with 11 counts of causing death or bodily harm at an international airport, five counts of causing death during a crime of violence and six counts of using a firearm during a crime of violence. Santiago could face the death penalty if convicted in...
  • Prosecutors say Esteban Santiago visited 'Jihadi chat rooms' online [Islamic terror]

    01/17/2017 11:36:24 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 27 replies
    LA Times /Sun Sentinel ^ | January 17, 2017 | Paula MCMAHON
    Accused airport shooter Esteban Santiago initially blamed his actions on government mind control but later claimed he had been "on the dark web" communicating in "jihadi chat rooms," with Islamic State terrorists or sympathizers, authorities said in court Tuesday. ... Santiago, 26, practiced firing his weapon at a gun range in Alaska in the months prior to the Friday, Jan. 6 attack at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The semiautomatic handgun Santiago used in the attack was the same weapon that was returned to him by the Anchorage police department in December, agents testified.-snip- Agents said Santiago was released from psychiatric...
  • Florida Airport Shooter Was Convert To Islam, ...Aashiq Hammad Before Joining U.S. Army

    01/12/2017 8:01:20 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 30 replies
    IWB IInvestmentWatch ^ | January 12, 2017 | Geoffrey Grider
    [UPDATE: Tucker Carlson on Fox News (01/12/17) mentioned the fact that Judicial Watch has uncovered the Muslim online identity and postings by the shooter, Santiago-Ruiz that the media continues to ignored.] EDITOR’S NOTE: When the corrupt liberal media thought the Fort Lauderdale shooter was a vet suffering from PTSD, or a nut case from the psych ward, it was front page news... But the second word got out that he didn’t have PTSD and wasn’t crazy but ... a convert to Islam, they dropped the story like a hot potato. The Ft. Lauderdale Airport shooter is a Muslim convert who...
  • Airport shooter’s life in Alaska was falling apart, though few seemed to notice

    01/12/2017 11:00:09 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 37 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | January 11, 2017 | Charles Rabin
    Esteban Santiago, an Iraq war veteran who for reasons still unclear shot more than a dozen random travelers in an airport 5,000 miles from his Alaska home, lived just three blocks from a popular Veterans of Foreign Wars hangout. He never visited. Santiago spent two years in Alaska, working as a security guard and National Guardsman... he didn’t make much of a mark— except with law enforcement from a string of domestic disputes with his girlfriend and mother of his infant son. But, increasingly, his life was falling apart. Last January, he was arrested after roughing up his girlfriend, accused...
  • Legal experts say accused airport shooter has limited options: plea deal, insanity or death row

    01/12/2017 8:18:32 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 24 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | January 12, 2017 | Paula MCMAHON
    Facing overwhelming evidence against him and a possible death penalty, Esteban Santiago's legal team has only two realistic options, experts say: Try to make a swift plea agreement or pursue an insanity defense. Neither of those choices is a sure thing,.... Santiago, 26, is accused of fatally shooting five people and injuring six others last week at the international airport in Fort Lauderdale. -snip- "But you're not defending against guilt in these types of cases, you're defending against the punishment. ... -snip- Federal prosecutors rarely seek a death sentence and even more rarely persuade jurors that execution is appropriate. The...
  • Majority back ban on handguns in checked baggage

    01/10/2017 3:09:49 PM PST · by backwoods-engineer · 114 replies
    YouGov Polls ^ | 10 January 2017 | YouGov Poll
    Most Americans, including half of independents and Republicans, support a ban on checking handguns into aircraft baggage In recent years, America has, unfortunately, become used to mass shootings, but the recent mass shooting by an Iraq War veteran in Fort Lauderdale has sparked some concern. In the shooting at the Florida city's airport, the man, Estaban Santiago, had checked a handgun into his baggage. After retrieving it from the carousel he loaded it in a bathroom and then allegedly murdered five people, exposing a weakness in airport security. The latest research from YouGov finds that most Americans (57%) support 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...
  • 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...
  • Accused airport shooter Esteban Santiago brought to court for hearing

    01/09/2017 8:20:13 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 57 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | January 9, 2017 | Paula MCMAHON
    <p>Accused airport shooter Esteban Santiago appears in court ... to face federal charges. The Iraq war veteran accused of killing five people and wounding six others in the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting is scheduled ... for a hearing ... 11 a.m. Enhanced [courthouse] security is apparent.. metal barricades ... armed federal agents and explosives-detecting dogs.</p>
  • Travelers lose 25,000 items after Florida airport rampage

    01/08/2017 2:26:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Fox News.com via AP ^ | January 8, 2016
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Dan and Janice Kovacs and their two children were passing through airport security when the gunfire erupted. They were shoeless — with wallets, passports and carry-on items chugging along a conveyer belt — when they sprang into the mass of people running to safety. Now they're among stranded travelers at Fort Lauderdale trying to recover what the airport director says are 25,000 pieces of luggage, cellphones and other belongings separated from their owners during Friday's shooting rampage. "We have no IDs, we have no passports, no money," Janice, 39, said Saturday afternoon, wearing sandals borrowed from...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Shooter, Esteban Santiago Lived Within Walking Distance From Only Mosque in Alaska

    01/06/2017 2:45:22 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 69 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 6, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    UPDATE: Ft Lauderdale shooter, Esteban Santiago lived within walking distance from the only mosque in Alaska!! We received a tip that according to voter rolls, Esteban Santiago lived within 1.6 miles of Alaska’s only mosque. Featured photo taken from closed Twitter account (@Esteban00903) of 26 year old Esteban Santiago. Multiple FALSE images of #EstebanSantiago the #FortLauderdale shooter going around. THIS is the MOST LIKELY one based on Alaska records. https://t.co/ptfe9mdufA — WeSearchr (@wesearchr) January 6, 2017 Pic from closed Twitter acct (@Esteban00903) of a 26 y/o #EstebanSantiago w ties to both Anchorage and Naples. NEEDS VERIFICATION! pic.twitter.com/aGRi0p10Eb — allengwinn (@allengwinn)...
  • 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:
  • Honors Student Shares Part of Her Lunch at School &Suspended for a 'Weapon' Toddlers Often Use

    11/23/2016 1:27:49 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    Ijr.com ^ | November 22,2016 | BY PRUDENCE HILL
    As ABC 10 News reports, the incident occurred in the cafeteria of Silver Trail Middle School in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Asked by a friend if she would share her peach, the girl used a knife from her lunchbox to cut the fruit in half. Shortly after, she found herself in the principal's office, being coined a “threat” to her fellow students. School officials say the honor roll student violated a district rule by bringing the knife to school. Her parents, however, find it nonsensical that their daughter's small, dull butter knife qualifies as a “weapon.” Andrea Souto, the girl's mother,...
  • Florida youth football coach shot, killed in front of horrified team.

    10/15/2016 8:48:32 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 15, 2016 | Fox
    A beloved peewee football coach walking to his car after practice was gunned down execution-style in front of his horrified team, according to reports Friday. Dave Williams told a group of children to run when he saw men with guns walking towards him at Mills Pond Park in Fort Lauderdale Thursday night, WPLG-TV reported. Williams had just treated his team of 30 kids to cookies and Gatorade after the practice, the Sun-Sentinel reported.
  • LIVE:Trump Rallies 8/10/2016 Abingdon, VA @ 3pm and Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ 7pm ET

    08/10/2016 3:49:32 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 933 replies
    Wednesday, August 10, 2016: Donald Trump will deliver remarks at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, VA. The live stream coverage will begin at 3:00 PM ET. Abingdon, VA Watch the live stream of the event below beginning at 3:00 PM ET: Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, VA Wednesday, August 10, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Ft. Lauderdale, FL at the BB&T Center. The event is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM ET. Ft. Lauderdale, FL Watch the live stream of the event below beginning at 7:00 PM...
  • Pinellas Deputy drunk at anti-drunk driving event showed up ready to party, skipped training

    11/09/2015 11:36:48 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    WFLA 8 ^ | 11/9/15 | George Mathis
    PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Records just obtained by 8 On Your Side reveal a Pinellas County deputy who was disciplined last month for drunken misbehavior at a Mothers Against Drunk Driving conference in Fort Lauderdale showed up at that July statewide training event prepared to party. “The plot thickens,” said former MADD director and anti-DUI attorney Tom Carey after hearing new details. “It seems to be a lot worse than originally presented.” Michael Szeliga packed a bottle of Jameson Irish whiskey, as part of his luggage, in his sheriff’s patrol car before driving to the Hyatt Regency Pier 66...
  • RAPIDS WATER PARK OPERATOR SUES CITY TO STOP SCHLITTERBAHN (To Be GREATEST Waterpark Ever)

    10/24/2015 1:54:20 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies
    Broward Palm Beach New Times ^ | October 23, 2015 | Chris Joseph
    Back in July, it was announced that waterpark company Schlitterbahn had their sights set on putting the "biggest, baddest" water park ever in Fort Lauderdale. But now the people who operate Rapids Waterpark is suing the city to stop that from happening. In an 11-page complaint filed on Wednesday, Premier Parks LLC — who own and operate Rapids — say that Fort Lauderdale is violating a competitive bid process by giving Schlitterbahn Waterparks & Resorts a long-term lease without allowing any other developers to bid and submit their own ideas for a water park. According to that lease, Schlitterbahn Waterparks...