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  • Florida school shooting suspect said he heard 'demons'

    03/16/2019 11:39:53 AM PDT · by bgill · 56 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Mar. 16, 2019 | Terry Spencer
    The suspect in last year's Florida high school massacre told officers moments after his capture he was hearing demons, a statement that could be used if his attorneys mount an insanity defense... In the body camera video released Friday, the unidentified Coral Springs officer wearing it asks the then 19-year-old suspect casually, "What's going on today, bro?" Cruz replies, "Demons, man." "Demons?" the officer asks, playing with a piece of string in his hands. "Voices," Cruz replies.
  • Nikolas Cruz, Parkland school shooter, might go on trial in early 2020, judge says

    02/22/2019 6:28:12 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 22, 2019 | Nicole Darrah
    Judge Elizabeth Scherer said at a hearing on Thursday that she intends to set a definitive trial date soon for Nikolas Cruz. The 20-year-old allegedly opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High on Feb. 14, 2018, killing 17 people and wounding 17 others — a crime to which investigators say he confessed. "I'm asking both sides to take that into account. Pace yourselves," the judge said. "I just ask you to keep that in mind as a goal moving forward." Assistant State Attorney Jeff Marcus said prosecutors and defense attorneys are working as rapidly as possible to identify and interview...
  • Gov. Scott appoints slain MSD student's father to state Board of Education ( Broward county)

    01/05/2019 5:24:48 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | Jan. 4, 2019 | Tonya Alanez
    The father of a student shot and killed during the Parkland school massacre has been appointed to the state Board of Education, Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday evening. For 52-year-old Andy Pollack, it is all about accountability. “That word has haunted me since my daughter was murdered,” Pollack, of Coral Springs, said Friday night. His daughter, Meadow, 18, a senior, was shot nine times during the Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Meadow’s body was found in a third-floor hallway. She was lying on top of the body of 14-year-old freshman Cara Loughran, as if protecting her....
  • Unprepared and Overwhelmed (Multiple policy failures cost lives at Parkland, FL)

    12/31/2018 6:53:31 AM PST · by Drew68 · 19 replies
    Failures by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office and school district cost children their lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. A gunman with an AR-15 fired the bullets, but a series of blunders, bad policies, sketchy training and poor leadership helped him succeed. Information reported over 10 months by the South Florida Sun Sentinel reveals 58 minutes of chaos on campus marked by no one taking charge, deputies dawdling, false information spreading, communications paralyzed and children stranded with nowhere to hide. To be sure, a number of teachers and police officers performed heroically. But an examination of the day’s events...
  • Whoa: Students Asked if Parkland Shooter 'Deserves to Die' In School Assignment

    12/10/2018 4:15:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    Students at Coral Glades High School in Coral Springs, Florida, were given a rather shocking assignment: to take a quiz about whether or not Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz "deserves to die." To make matters even worse? Coral Glades is only a 10 minute drive from Stoneman Douglas so this should hit close to home.Images of the quiz made its way around social media. Parkland survivor Cameron Kasky said the school board should be ashamed: This worksheet was given to students in @BrowardSchools. I cannot begin to express how pathetic I find this. Our schoolboard should add this...
  • DC officer says department is massaging the numbers when it comes to violent crime

    12/04/2018 7:59:45 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    FOX 5 ^ | Dec 04 2018 | Marina Marraco
    Crime is an affliction that plagues all major cities. In the District, the past three years have seen an ebb and flow of violence ... But a close look at DC police crime stats reveals ... One veteran DC police officer is blowing the whistle on what he calls years of corruption and crime reclassification by the department. "If it's a burglary and someone enters the home, but nothing was taken they'll have us re-classify it as Unlawful Entry which brings the crime down from a felony to a misdemeanor ... Felonies are reported to the FBI – the Uniform...
  • Mass murderer Nikolas Cruz registered to vote in jail. A Parkland parent is enraged

    11/11/2018 5:56:16 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 42 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | November 11, 2018 | David J. neal
    Five months after killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, confessed shooter Nikolas Cruz registered to vote from Broward County Jail. Andrew Pollack, the father of Meadow Pollack, one of the 14 students Cruz confessed to murdering on his Feb. 14 rampage, Tweeted his fury Saturday morning, referring to Cruz by his Broward County court case number. I'm sick to my stomach. 18-1958 murdered 17 students & staff, including my daughter Meadow. Yet in July, Broward Sheriff @ScottJIsrael let people into the jail to get him & other animals registered to vote.The Despicable Democrats have no...
  • VICTIM’S FATHER OUTRAGED After Parkland School Killer is Allowed to Vote

    11/10/2018 3:22:42 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 57 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | November 10, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Andrew Pollack said he’s sick to his stomach because Parkland school shooter, Nikolas Cruz is registered to vote. His beautiful daughter, Meadow Pollack would have been able to vote in this midterm election if she were still alive, said Andrew Pollack. Sheriff Israel allowed people into the jail this summer to register Nikolas Cruz and other animals to vote. Wonderful. POLLACK: I’m sick to my stomach. 18-1958 murdered 17 students & staff, including my daughter Meadow. Yet in July, Broward Sheriff @ScottJIsrael let people into the jail to get him & other animals registered to vote.The Despicable Democrats have no...
  • Nikolas Cruz’s birth mom had a violent, criminal past. Could it help keep him off Death Row?

    09/08/2018 1:30:14 PM PDT · by Moonman62 · 43 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 9/5/18 | Carol Marbin Miller And Nicholas Nehamas
    Nikolas Cruz had two mothers: his birth mom, who gave him life, an almond-shaped head and auburn hair — and his adoptive mom, who gave him all the advantages of an upscale, suburban upbringing. His birth mother, Brenda Woodard, was sometimes homeless, and panhandled for money on a highway exit ramp. His adoptive mother, Lynda Cruz, stayed home to manage a 4,500-square-foot, five-bedroom house in the suburbs, with a two-car garage and a sprawling yard. A career criminal, Woodard’s 28 arrests include a 2010 charge for beating a companion with a tire iron; she also threatened to burn the friend’s...
  • Parkland suspect told police he heard voices in his head

    08/07/2018 9:25:34 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/07/18 | Megan Keller
    The suspect in the Parkland shooting told police he heard voices in his head telling him to hurt others and himself ahead of the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, according to a transcript of his interview with a detective. Nineteen-year old Nikolas Cruz told Broward Sheriff’s Office Detective John Curcio shortly after the shooting that he had been hearing a voice in his head since the death of his father and that it had gotten worse after the death of his mother.Cruz described the voice as “the demon” and told the detective that the voice urged...
  • NIKOLAS' AGONY: Nikolas Cruz shouted ‘kill me’ in interrogation room after school shooting

    08/06/2018 3:29:02 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 6, 2018 | AP
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A newly released transcript shows Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz spat out “kill me” and then cursed as he sat alone in a sheriff’s interrogation room just hours after the massacre that left 17 dead. Broward sheriff’s Detective John Curcio had just left Cruz alone to get him some water when the 19-year-old suspect made that exclamation.
  • Marjory Stoneman Douglas Shooter XXX Asked For Help, But The School 'Didn't Follow(T)

    08/06/2018 7:24:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/6/2018 | Matt Vespa
    It’s been six months since XXX XXX, a highly disturbed individual, shot and killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. It sparked another round in the gin control wars—and another round that saw liberal gain ground thanks to pro-NRA governors caving to anti-gun mobs; Governors Rick Scott and Phil Scott of Florida and Vermont respectively enacted new gun laws, specifically raising the age to purchase to 21, which is grossly unconstitutional. The NRA is challenging that provision of Florida’s law right now. Yet, that’s the tragedy of this incident. Liberals were quick to blame the...
  • Parkland Shooter Asked for Help, but Was Denied Before Shooting

    08/05/2018 8:10:29 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 24 replies
    the daily beast ^ | 4 Aug 2018 | ALLISON QUINN
    School officials “did not follow through” when Nikolas Cruz asked for special assistance months before the massacre, a new report finds. While more than half of the report was redacted, the blacked-out sections of the document could still easily be read by copying and pasting into a separate document, a trick used by The Sun-Sentinel to release the unredacted report on Friday. In Cruz’s junior year, after he had already begun exhibiting behavior so disturbing it led to guidance counselors wanting to have him committed,
  • All the signs were there.' On video, guard says school knew Parkland shooter posed threat

    06/05/2018 11:28:01 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | DAVID OVALLE
    An unarmed security monitor in a golf cart was the first person to see Nikolas Cruz step out of an Uber, a large bag in hand, and stride toward Building 12 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High just before the worst school shooting in state history. Cruz, however, was no stranger to staff. "Nikolas Cruz. I knew the kid," security guard Andrew Medina told Broward detectives in a sworn video-recorded statement released by prosecutors on Tuesday evening. As soon as Cruz began walking "like on a mission" toward the building, Medina followed and began frantically texting fellow security guards. "We had...
  • Schools' culture of tolerance lets students like Nikolas Cruz slide

    05/14/2018 9:22:35 PM PDT · by TBP · 16 replies
    Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel ^ | May 12, 2018 | Megan O'Matz and Scott Travis
    roward Schools have grown so tolerant of misbehavior that students like Nikolas Cruz are able to slide by for years without strict punishment for conduct that could be criminal. The culture of leniency allows children to engage in an endless loop of violations and second chances, creating a system where kids who commit the same offense for the 10th time may be treated like it’s the first, according to records and interviews with people familiar with the process.
  • School district shuts down information after Stoneman Douglas shooting [Rare Media Honesty!]

    05/13/2018 11:08:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Sun sentinel fort Lauderdale ^ | 5/13/18 | D Fleshler
    The he Broward school district’s repeated, emphatic — and it turns out, false — statements that Nikolas Cruz had not been in a controversial disciplinary program fit a pattern of an institution on the defensive and under siege. Facing significant legal and political exposure over the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the district has tried to keep information from the public and put out untrue and misleading statements, frustrating parents who say this is the time for maximum transparency.
  • As It Turns Out, Parkland Shooter WAS Referred To Alternative Discipline Program

    05/07/2018 1:02:18 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/07/2018 | Virginia Kruta
    Broward County schools, after over two months of claiming the opposite, admitted on Sunday that confessed Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz had been referred to the PROMISE Program. The PROMISE Program, an alternative discipline program designed to limit on-campus arrests, has been widely reported as ineffective and corrupt. It has come under intense scrutiny in the weeks since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, but until Sunday, school officials were still denying that Cruz ever had any connection to that program.
  • Many Died, Superintendent Lied-Nikolas Cruz was in program that enabled classroom-to-casket pipeline

    05/08/2018 4:56:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 8, 2018 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Sheriff admits Nikolas Cruz was in program that enabled classroom-to-casket pipeline. Florida’s Broward County School District revealed Sunday that Nikolas Cruz, who on February 14 gunned down 17 students and wounded 17 others, was part of the PROMISE program, “Preventing Recidivism through Opportunities, Mentoring, Intervention, Support, and Education.” The “Obama-era program” replaced a zero-tolerance policy with leniency toward student crime.  As district official Tracy Clark told reporters Sunday, Nikolas Cruz was referred to PROMISE in 2013 after he vandalized a bathroom at Westglades Middle School. The district had previously denied that Cruz was part of the program and called such reports...
  • Broward leads state in seizing guns under 'red flag' law passed after Parkland school shooting

    04/28/2018 8:37:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Shun Sentinel ^ | 4/26/18 | Rafael Olmeda
    Since the Parkland school shootings, police in Broward County have seized guns from private citizens more often than any county in Florida. As of Thursday, police had obtained 34 court orders under a new law that allows guns to be taken from people considered at risk of harming themselves or others.
  • Accused Parkland killer wants to give inheritance to victims: Attorney

    04/12/2018 4:33:24 AM PDT · by BBell · 22 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com/ ^ | 4/11/18 | BILL HUTCHINSON
    The alleged gunman in the Valentine's Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida wants to give any inheritance due him from his late mother's estate to the victims' families or an organization that will help the community heal, his attorneys said Wednesday. Nikolas Cruz, 19, appeared at a hearing in Broward County Circuit Court in Fort Lauderdale to determine whether he is truly indigent or if he stands to collect up to $800,000 from his late mother's estate and various other financial accounts in his name. It was previously determined that Cruz could not afford his own...