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  • Jacksonville sheriff: Sting nets 17 men trying to have sex with children

    09/04/2018 3:11:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    WJXT ^ | 9/4/18 | Vic Micolucci
    Sheriff Mike Williams announced Tuesday the arrests of 17 men accused of soliciting underage girls and boys to arrange to meet in Jacksonville for sex. Two more arrests are pending. Williams said these men thought they were talking to 13- or 14-year-old girls or boys in chat rooms and other online forums. When they went to meet their victims, the men were met by Jacksonville Sheriff's Office detectives. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office called it Operation DUVAL, standing for Disrupting Underage Virtual Abuse Locally. The teamed with nearly a dozen other law enforcement agencies in the trolling sting. The men accused range in age from...
  • Accused Jacksonville gunman once hospitalized for mental illness, records show

    08/28/2018 10:30:23 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 32 replies ^ | 8/27/18 | MICHAEL BIESECKER and DAVID McFADDEN/AP
    BALTIMORE (AP) — The suspect in a deadly shooting at a Florida video game tournament had previously been hospitalized for mental illness, according to court records in his home state of Maryland reviewed by The Associated Press. Divorce filings from the parents of 24-year-old David Katz of Baltimore say that as an adolescent he was twice hospitalized in psychiatric facilities and was prescribed antipsychotic and antidepressant medications. The records show Katz's parents disagreed on how to care for their troubled son, with his father claiming his estranged wife was exaggerating symptoms of mental illness as part of their long and...
  • Jacksonville Madden Shooter Criticized 'Trumptards' On Reddit

    08/27/2018 10:25:59 AM PDT · by TexasGurl24 · 31 replies
    InformationLiberation ^ | 8/27/2018 | Chris Menahan
    Jacksonville mass shooter David Katz, 24, was a Redditor who hated Trump supporters and mocked "mericans" as "retarded." "You trumptards seriously can never stop amazing everyone with how mentally challenged you guys are," Katz wrote late last year on the Pro-Donald Trump r/The_Donald subreddit under the name "ravenchamps."
  • Boss Hogg Orders Media Not To Reveal Madden Football Shooter’s Name

    08/27/2018 10:18:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 67 replies ^ | August 27, 2018 | by Donn Marten
    The gun-grabbing hate mobs of the left were triggered on Sunday afternoon after a lone shooter opened fire at a video game tournament in Jacksonville. According to reports, the shooter was a Madden veteran who snapped after losing a game and whipped out a handgun which he used to shoot multiple people and ultimately himself. The shooting went down at Jacksonville Landing, an entertainment complex that was a popular destination for bars and restaurants and despite initial concerns that the death toll would be much higher, only three people lost their lives including the lunatic who opened fire. There is...
  • Jacksonville Shooter Was Member of Anti-Trump 'Resistance' - Referred to Trump Supporters as ...

    08/26/2018 10:01:11 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 26, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Complete Headline: Jacksonville Shooter Was Member of Anti-Trump 'Resistance' - Referred to Trump Supporters at "Trumptards" - Murdered 4 People Sunday afternoon, police responded to a 'mass shooting' at Jacksonville Landing in Florida which left 3 dead and 11 wounded. According to witnesses, the killer, David Katz, began shooting shortly after he lost the Madden NFL gaming tournament. [snip] Killer David Katz was a member of the anti-Trump "resistance." He referred to Trump supporters as "Trumptards" on his Reddit page.
  • 'Mass shooting' reported at Jacksonville mall' (Florida)

    08/26/2018 11:37:49 AM PDT · by June2 · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/26/18 | Fox News
    Police are responding to a “mass shooting” Sunday at a popular area in downtown Jacksonville, Fla., filled with bars and restaurants.
  • ‘Mass shooting’ reported at Jacksonville Landing in Florida at another Gun-free zone

    08/26/2018 12:05:30 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 168 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | August 26, 2018 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    News 4 Jacksonville reports: "Sources say at least eleven people have been shot and four are dead after a shooting at the Jacksonville Landing Sunday afternoon. Police urge everyone to stay away from the area because it is not safe. Early reports say they were shot inside a game room at the Chicago Pizza and others may have been wounded in the gunfire. . . ." The Jacksonville Landing "Rules of Conduct" ban permitted concealed handguns on their grounds: "Possession of a weapon, even if legally carried (except by law enforcement officers) is absolutely prohibited on Landing property." Don't expect the media...
  • Sources: Mass shooting at Jacksonville Landing leaves 4 dead, 11 wounded

    08/26/2018 11:56:39 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 53 replies
    News 4 (WJXT) ^ | August 26, 2018 2:06 PM Updated: 2:34 PM | Vic Micolucci
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Sources say at least eleven people have been shot and four are dead after a shooting at the Jacksonville Landing Sunday afternoon. Police urge everyone to stay away from the area because it is not safe. Early reports say they were shot inside a game room at the Chicago Pizza and others may have been wounded in the gunfire. News4Jax have crews on the scene.  Several ambulances, firefighters and police officers are on the scene and roads are being blocked off downtown near the Jacksonville Landing.
  • Mass shooting at Jacksonville Landing, sheriff says (Florida)

    08/26/2018 11:36:22 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 56 replies
    WGN TV ^ | August 26, 2018 | Melissa Espana
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Police in Jacksonville, Fla., posted on Twitter saying there was a mass shooting at Jacksonville Landing. The shooting occurred during the Madden 19 Tournament at the GLHF Game Bar in Jacksonville, Florida, according to CompLexity Gaming, one of the event organizers, Twitter page. TheJacksonville Sheriff’s Department called it a “mass shooting” in their tweet—”Mass shooting at the Jacksonville Landing. Stay far away from the area. The area is not safe at this time. STAY AWAY #TheLandingMassShooting”
  • Alligator-toting man on a beer run prompts Florida wildlife officials' investigation

    07/29/2018 2:15:27 PM PDT · by BBell · 53 replies
    With an alligator tucked under one arm, a man tromped into a Jacksonville, Florida, convenience store looking for a 12-pack of beer in recent days. The incident, which was caught on a viral, laughter-filled Facebook video, is being looked into by Florida wildlife officials, according to a local ABC News affiliate. WTLC reported it was not immediately clear if the man had done anything illegal. In the video, a man can be seen walking through the convenience store with what appears to be a 4- or 5-foot-alligator under one arm.
  • Jacksonville police: 1 killed at block party following End the Violence rally

    07/23/2018 4:28:27 PM PDT · by mcenedo · 27 replies
    Jacksonvile Times Union ^ | 7/22/18 | Teresa Stepzinski
    Jacksonville police say a man was killed when gunfire erupted Saturday night as hundreds of people gathered at a city park during a block party following an End the Violence rally on the city’s Eastside,
  • Suspected Walmart robber tries to carjack two different cars, both drivers pull out guns

    06/13/2018 2:57:24 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 39 replies
    WSVN ^ | June 12, 2018 | Johari Canty
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WSVN) — Police say a man who tried to carjack two people was thwarted after the victims both pulled out guns to protect themselves. According to Fox 30, Jacksonville police officers arrested 36-year-old Christopher Raymond Hill, charging him with strong-arm robbery, carjacking with firearm or deadly weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and trespassing. Detectives said the incident began when Hill robbed a Walmart liquor store, and attempted to flee in a silver Ford SUV. However, witnesses said the vehicle would not start, so he first tried to carjack Scott Reardean at knifepoint, cutting him on his...
  • Florida dad outraged by sexually explicit question on teen's homework assignment

    04/27/2018 4:09:37 PM PDT · by DFG · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/27/2018 | Jennifer Earl
    Omar Austin had to do a double take when he spotted a sexually explicit question on his teenage daughter's homework assignment this week. "This needs to be seen. [What the hell] is going on in our schools???" the Florida father asked as he read the question aloud in a video posted to Facebook on Wednesday. The mulitple choice question reportedly read, "Ursula was devastated when her boyfriend broke up with her after having sex. To get revenge, she had sex with his best friend the next day. Ursula had a beautiful baby girl nine months later. Ursula has type O...
  • Jacksonville city inspector suspended after citing business owner for flying military flags

    04/18/2018 7:31:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 4/18/2018 | Rick Moran
    An inspector for the city of Jacksonville, Florida has been suspended for her behavior after citing the owner of Jaguar Power Sports for flying military flags on a rooftop display. The flags were apparently in violation of code. But it was the behavior of the inspector, Melinda Power, that got her in hot water with the mayor's office and led to her suspension. A customer, a wounded warrior, overheard her citing the owner and objected. Her response was that he “did nothing for this country.”
  • In minutes, Florida jury convicts man, 61, of abduction, rape, murder of 8-year-old girl

    02/14/2018 10:32:25 PM PST · by Perseverando · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 14, 2018 | Frank Miles
    On Wednesday, Feb.14, 2018, it took less than 15 minutes for a jury to convict Donald Smith (right) of abducting, raping and murdering 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle in Jacksonville, Fla. A Florida jury Wednesday convicted a 61-year-old man of abducting, raping and murdering an 8-year-old girl in less than 15 minutes, delivering unanimous guilty verdicts. The Jacksonville courtroom had just gone into recess after the judge read instructions to the jurors when everyone quickly returned with a decision. Donald Smith, wearing a shirt and plaid tie, watched without expression as the jury foreman quickly read through the verdicts. The white-haired...
  • Jaguars send message by taking a knee

    01/21/2018 3:17:40 PM PST · by gunsequalfreedom · 83 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/24/2017 | EMILY ZANOTTI
    Demonstrations took a weird turn early Sunday, when the Jacksonville Jaguars playing an NFL "exchange" game in the U.K. took a knee in protest during the Star Spangled Banner. They then stood for God Save the Queen. Both teams owners tweeted support for protesting players, explaining that they were behind their athletes "100%."
  • Amber Alert: Search for 3-year-old Mariah Woods enters day 4

    11/30/2017 5:23:30 AM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    WLOS ^ | Nov. 30, 2017 | Kristy Steward
    Onslow County, N.C. (WLOS) — Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller is asking local residents who want to help in the search for a missing 3-year-old girl to check their own property. A statewide Amber Alert was issued for Mariah Woods after she was reported missing from her home outside of Jacksonville early Monday morning. Sheriff Miller said in a press conference Wednesday that property owners should look around their homes for any clues that might help find Mariah Woods. The FBI joined the search Tuesday. Mariah's biological father is questioning the reporting kidnapping, saying it's hard to believe no one...
  • Tearful Corrine Brown asks court for mercy, compassion (ex FL Dem congresscritter)

    11/17/2017 10:50:05 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 46 replies
    N4JAX ^ | 16 NOV 17 | By Lynnsey Gardner - Investigative reporter , Jim Piggott - Reporter , Ashley Harding - Reporter , J
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A tearful Corrine Brown made her plea to the court Thursday afternoon, asking the judge to consider all she has done in her life and to show “mercy and compassion.” Brown, 71, was convicted in May of 18 counts of conspiracy, fraud and filing false tax returns. She said those charges run contrary to everything she's ever done in her life, and that she considers her decades of public service an honor and a privilege. Corrine Brown Headlines Corrine Brown with her attorney, James-Smith Corrine Brown's attorney: People 'deserve second chances' After tears, tough questions, Corrine Brown...
  • Mother sues U.S. Navy after sailor killed infants in her arms

    11/16/2017 1:15:06 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 19 replies via WPXI ^ | November 16, 2017 | Paige Kelton
    ACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Jacksonville mother whose twins were shot and killed as she held them is now suing the U.S. government. She says the government could have stopped the shooting that claimed the infants' lives. Megan Hiatt says the U.S. Navy knew her ex-boyfriend Gawain Wilson was agitated and made threats when he left his shift at Naval Station Mayport Nov. 5, 2015. Hiatt's father Travis was helping her move out Wilson's home when Wilson came back from work early. Wilson shot and killed Travis as he tried to protect his daughter. He then forced the Hiatt, who was...
  • Body of missing 3-year-old Florida boy found in water storage tank

    10/23/2017 11:46:33 AM PDT · by topher · 10 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 23-Oct-2017 | FoxNews
    The body of a 3-year-old Florida boy who vanished Sunday was found in an underground water storage tank, police said. The boy, Amari Edward Harley, was reported missing after being last spotted at a family gathering at Bruce Park in Jacksonville. The sheriff's office launched a wide search with more than 50 officers Sunday. #FINDAMARI - We are heartbroken to release that the deceased body of Amari Harley has been located. Further info will be forthcoming. — Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) October 23, 2017