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  • Interested in Catholic reaction to Francis? Get off Twitter and into the trenches [Catholic Caucus]

    07/09/2017 9:20:03 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Crux ^ | July 9, 2017 | John Allen Jr.
    EDITORPope Francis speaks during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 15. (Credit: CNS/Paul Haring.)If all you had to go by in judging Catholic reaction to Pope Francis were press treatments and social media, you'd think it's an all-or-nothing war between devoted supporters and fanatical critics. In the trenches, however, what you find is a spirit of root enthusiasm and loyalty, tempered with a critical edge on specific points depending on what's most important to a particular person. Share: Saturday, Romans awoke to find a provocative image staring out from their neighborhood newsstands. On the...
  • Pulse Nightclub shooting survivor joins U.S. Sen. Bob Casey in touting gun control legislation

    06/28/2017 3:38:42 PM PDT · by PROCON · 41 replies
    kpvi.com ^ | June 19, 2017 | Richard Ilgenfritz
    In the early morning hours of June 12, 2016, Tiara Parker of Philadelphia was out on the town – but this wasn’t just any night out. She was inside the Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, a place that would become the scene of a mass shooting terrorist attack by 29-year-old Omar Mateen. On that night, 49 people were murdered and another 58 were wounded in what has been called the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil since the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001. Parker was with U.S. Sen. Bob Casey in Ardmore Monday morning, speaking on what has...
  • Acid-Washing History

    06/15/2017 5:18:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 15, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    One year ago this week, a radical Islamist terrorist, in solidarity with the ISIS, walked into a bar in Orlando, Florida, and murdered 49 people. During the course of the attack the monster was unambiguous about his motives, telling the police outside exactly why he murdered those people, and still the Obama administration labored over what the motive was. That fight against reality continues to this day. After the attack, under public pressure, the FBI released a partial transcript of the communications between the monster and police, but they removed all references to Islam and ISIS.On the orders of then Attorney...
  • One Year After Pulse, America Remains Morally Bankrupt (Blame Guns)

    06/13/2017 12:33:53 PM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 33 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 6/12/2017 | Christopher Walker, Contributor
    It’s hard to imagine that it’s been one year since the tragic events that befell attendants at Pulse, a gay bar in Orlando, where a disturbed individual and terrorist opened fire upon patrons, killing 49 people and then himself. I, as a gay man, was shocked at the sheer carnage of the incident and believed it was a personal attack upon me and my people.... The time for a respectable, adult discussion for combatting gun violence has long since passed. Let us not wait for the next Orlando or Dallas before we start this whole cycle over again."
  • Gays Against Sharia March Branded ‘Islamophobic’, Will Be Picketed by LGBT Activists

    06/10/2017 11:17:00 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 10, 2017 | DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
    An event organised by Gays Against Sharia to mark the anniversary of the Orlando shooting has been branded “divisive” and “Islamophobic” by LGBT activists planning a counter-protest. The organisers of the Unite Against Hate march, set to take place in Manchester on Sunday, say they organised the event to “honour the victims of hate”, including the 49 people who lost their lives at Pulse, a gay club in Orlando, Florida, at the hands of an Islamic terrorist on June 12, 2016. Planned speakers include author Shazia Hobbs, a Glaswegian who was forced into an arranged marriage at 18 with a man who...
  • John Robert Neumann Jr.: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    06/05/2017 11:45:55 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    heavy.com ^ | 6/5/17 | Tom Cleary
    John Robert Neumann Jr. has been identified as the disgruntled former employee who opened fire at an Orlando company Monday morning, killing five people, police say. The 45-year-old man was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside the business, Fiamma Inc., Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said at a press conference. Demings said the man was fired earlier this year and the incident appears to be “workplace violence.”
  • "Multiple fatalities" in shooting near Forsyth Road, Orange Co. Sheriff's office says

    06/05/2017 6:31:00 AM PDT · by thinden · 36 replies
    The Orange County Sheriff's Office is responding there are multiple fatalities involving a shooting on North Forsyth Road near Hanging Moss Road. "OSCO working shooting scene that has stabilized. Multiple fatalities. Situation contained. Sheriff will brief soon
  • 'Multiple fatalities' in Orlando shooting, officials say

    06/05/2017 6:25:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 106 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 5, 2017
    Police are investigating a shooting in Orlando Monday morning with "multiple fatalities," officials said. MASSIVE TRAFFIC backups along Forsyth Rd in Winter Park. OCSO working shooting investigation #Fox35 pic.twitter.com/5UzhfrVTq0
  • Police In Standoff With Gunman at Orlando International Airport

    05/30/2017 5:46:05 PM PDT · by Bratch · 30 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | May 30, 2017 | Breaking 911
    FLORIDA — Officers rushed to the scene after multiple reports of a gunman at Orlando International Airport Tuesday. Orlando Police and Orange County Deputies have the scene contained at a rental car area. According to News13, the armed suspect ‘has threatened to do harm to himself and to others.’ Passengers were diverted from the area.
  • Comey “Friend”, Benjamin Wittes, Outs Himself As Source for New York Times “Comey Memo” Storyline…

    05/19/2017 8:19:56 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 45 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | May 19, 2017 | Sundance
    Long time CTH readers will note we extended well over a year of benefit-of-the-doubt to the motives of former FBI Director James Comey with regard to the severity of his politicized nature and disposition. Throughout the entire Clinton investigation we remained ambivalent to Comey’s motives. Indeed it wasn’t until after the Pulse nightclub terrorist attack when Comey obtusely noted the FBI had been contacted (prior to the attack) about the sketchy behavior of Omar Mateen by a ‘random concerned citizen’ -and our finding that the actual ‘citizen’ was the far more substantive St Lucie county sheriff Ken Mascara– that we...
  • Central Florida toll-road agency may kill planned toll hike

    04/17/2017 5:10:45 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | February 7, 2017 | Kevin Spear
    The region’s toll-road agency on Thursday will consider killing a big toll increase for drivers on its 109 miles of roads in the region. A 15 percent toll increase slated for July 1 was set in motion years ago when the Central Florida Expressway Authority was struggling financially. Axing the hike would hold down driving costs for both frequent and occasional travelers on toll roads in the Orlando area. Those using transponders and paying about $100 a month in tolls would be spared a total annual increase of nearly $200, according to the agency, while those who toss quarters into...
  • Bill calling for elimination of express lanes dies in subcommittee

    04/17/2017 3:52:51 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Local 10 News ^ | April 6, 2017 | eff Weinsier
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A proposed bill to ban express lanes in Florida died Thursday in the House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee. Despite causing an increase in crashes and confusion, express lanes, according to the Florida Department of Transportation, help move people faster, and that if they were eliminated the state would lose $1.5 billion over 10 years. All of that money is used to improve and fix roads. Sen. Frank Artiles, R-Miami, filed SB 250 in January. It that would have allowed the express lanes to remain in operation only until tolls are collected to pay off the bonds that...
  • Noor Salman reportedly headed to Orlando to face charges related to Pulse shooting

    04/06/2017 11:50:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 6, 2017 | Bay City News Service
    The widow of a shooter who killed 49 people in a Florida nightclub last year is reportedly on her way to Orlando, Fla., to face federal charges of aiding her husband in the attack. Salman's lawyer, Charles Swift of the Texas-based Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America, said Wednesday it will be up to the Marshals Service to decide when she will be transferred. The charges are aiding her husband in providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization, namely the Islamic State; and obstructing justice by misleading local police and the FBI when she was questioned in the...
  • Denied: Court Orders Noor Salman to Stay Behind Bars After Showing No Remorse

    03/03/2017 9:23:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2017 | Justin Holcomb
    An Orlando judge has overruled the arranged release of Noor Salman, the wife of the Islamic gunman who killed 49 and injured 69 at the Pulse nightclub last year.  On Wednesday, a district judge in California ordered that Salman be released pending trial.  Judge Donna Ryu argued that Salman wasn't a flight risk or a danger to public safety and had no connections to ISIS.Prosecutors in Orlando argued the contrary.  In the court filing, they said Salman has shown little remorse for her husband's actions, calling her a “cold person” who wasn't worried about the victims in the immediate aftermath of the attack, but was mainly concerned with “how...
  • Orange County Fla. School Board Changes Name of Robert E. Lee Middle School

    02/17/2017 9:07:06 AM PST · by Rebeleye · 34 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 14 February 2017 | Annie Martin
    At the urging of parents and others from the College Park neighborhood, the Orange County School Board voted 7-1 to change the name during a regular meeting Tuesday night.
  • 'Telephone terrorism' has rattled 48 Jewish centers. Is anyone paying attention?

    02/16/2017 1:29:12 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | February 16, 2017 | By Daniel Burke
    (CNN)Samantha Taylor was at Orlando's Jewish Community Center for a morning meeting when she heard reports of a bomb threat crackle from the director's walkie-talkie. Her daughter attends preschool there; she ran to the classroom and evacuated with the students and teachers. While police and bomb-sniffing dogs searched the building for several hours, the teachers kept the children calm and happy at a safe spot down the street, Taylor said. No explosives were found. On the same day, January 4, an Orlando Chabad center also received a threatening call, marking the first trickle in what would soon swell to waves...
  • Trump to hold rally in Orlando on Saturday at 5PM

    02/15/2017 12:19:43 PM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 31 replies
    Trump Twitter ^ | 2/15/2017 | RealDonaldTrump
    Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump · 34 minutes ago Join me in Florida this Saturday at 5pm for a rally at the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport! Tickets: http://bit.ly/2lQarqaFLORIDA
  • Deputies still investigating after Wal-Mart customer fatally shoots suspected diaper thief

    02/06/2017 12:37:14 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 53 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | February 6, 2017 | By Stephanie Allen
    A suspected diaper thief shot dead outside a Pine Hills Wal-Mart on Saturday was a fugitive on felony probation at the time of his death, state records show. Arthur “Art” Adams, 19, was a gang member who was planning to sell the diapers, Orange County sheriff’s Capt. Angelo Nieves said. Adams had an arrest record dating to 2011, when he was 15 years old, records show. He was sentenced to four years of probation in June for two 2013 racketeering convictions. A customer — a 50-year-old man — shot Adams after stepping in to help an employee who had followed...
  • Man gets 30 years for setting fire to mosque visited by Orlando shooter

    02/06/2017 7:05:35 PM PST · by Ray76 · 28 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | Feb 6, 2017
    An ex-convict who posted anti-Islamic rants online pleaded no contest Monday to setting fire to a mosque that the Orlando nightclub shooter occasionally attended was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Joseph Schreiber, dressed in a burnt orange jumpsuit, his wrists and ankles shackled, pleaded no contest during Monday's hearing before Circuit Judge Steven Levin. Schreiber answered Levin's questions in a clear, unwavering voice before sentencing. A no contest plea is treated the same as a guilty plea. He had confessed to detectives that he set fire to the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce last Sept. 11, the 15th anniversary...
  • Markeith Loyd Captured

    01/17/2017 4:46:48 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 50 replies
    WFTV ^ | 1-17-2017 | WFTV
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