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  • The Best Explanation for Our Spate of Mass Shootings Is the Least Comforting

    05/21/2018 9:33:48 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 66 replies
    National Revies ^ | 5/18/2018 | David French
    On another terrible day, I hate to introduce even more pessimism, but when we discuss mass shootings, one of the first questions we ask is the simplest and also the hardest to answer. Why? Why does this keep happening? Those who advocate for gun control have an immediate answer — the prevalence of guns in the United States. Yet guns have been part of the fabric of American life for the entire history of our republic. Mass shootings — especially the most deadly mass shootings — are a far more recent phenomenon. But Granovetter thought it was a mistake to...
  • Five Things That Won’t Stop School Shootings and the One That Will

    05/21/2018 9:42:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2018 | Joy Overbeck
    As the horrific events at Santa Fe High school unfolded, all the usual experts popped up on TV panels and interviews once again recycling their “never again” and “we’ve-gotta-do-something” solutions. These are respected authorities like former DOJ special agents, sheriffs, former NYPD detectives, and parents of children killed in previous school shootings.   And not one single thing they recommended to stop school massacres will work. More gun laws. Every state has literally volumes of gun laws. Killers, usually not old enough to legally buy a gun, have proved themselves very resourceful in obtaining one despite all the laws. At...
  • Parkland survivors express unity with Santa Fe kids while slamming politicians

    05/21/2018 7:07:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    nypost ^ | 05/18/2018 | Bob Fredericks
    Survivors of the February Parkland, Fla., high school shooting raged at the NRA and Republican Party for opposing tougher gun controls following the latest mass shooting Friday — while politicians predictably offered “thoughts and prayers.” “Donald Trump does not care about school shootings,” tweeted Cameron Kasky, a co-founder of the advocacy group Never Again MSD and a survivor of the Valentine’s Day slaughter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. “Donald Trump does nothing to stop school shootings. Don’t talk to me about the ‘stop school violence act,’ because that does nothing to stop school shootings. “Donald Trump does...
  • Shawn Mendes and Khalid perform with Parkland survivors at Billboard Music Awards

    05/20/2018 9:21:54 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 37 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 20, 2018 | Wendy Geller
    Shawn Mendes made a powerful statement in solidarity with gun violence victims at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (May 20). The singer-songwriter performed his new single “Youth” with another rapidly rising star, Khalid — as well as members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School choir from Parkland, Fla. Dressed in a t-shirt that read “Protect our guns” with a slash through the word “guns” and the word “children” replaced, Khalid harmonized with Mendes, who strummed an acoustic guitar as they delivered the song’s affecting lyrics. The song thematically champions keeping one’s spirit although times are difficult and...
  • Young People Keep Marching After Parkland, This Time to Register to Vote

    05/20/2018 1:00:04 PM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5/20/18 | Michael Tackett and Rachel Shorey
    WASHINGTON — The pace of new voter registrations among young people in crucial states is accelerating, a signal that school shootings this year — and the anger and political organizing in their wake — may prove to be more than ephemeral displays of activism. They could even help shape the outcome of the midterm elections. If voters in their teens and 20s vote in greater numbers than usual, as many promised during nationwide marches for gun control this spring, the groundswell could affect close races in key states like Arizona and Florida, where there will be competitive races for governor,...
  • Parkland schoolboard Promise policies

    05/17/2018 6:07:48 AM PDT · by mosesdapoet · 7 replies
    www.theusmat.com ^ | 5/17/2018 | L.J.Keslin
    Those Parkland Policy Failures WHAT THE MEDIA DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW Florida pols fear law suits if hearings do get held ? But legal action against the school is being filed WERE THE COPS SO FED UP WITH THE SCHOOL'S LENIENT POLICIES IT BECAME WHY BOTHER TO GO THERE ? While such questions raised by the above headlines remain to be answered through investigations and hearings by state and federal agencies.Which the media should be demanding . Instead failures of PROMISE are being slowly doled out. Which only reported students engaged in criminal activity after a 5th offense according...
  • Parkland school cop Scot Peterson gets $8,702 a month in pension

    05/15/2018 4:38:57 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 54 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 5/15/18 | Stephen Hobbs
    ot Peterson, the sheriff’s deputy vilified for failing to confront the Parkland school shooter, has begun receiving a state pension of $8,702.35 a month. Peterson resigned and retired Feb. 22, a week after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where he waited outside as Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people and wounded 17 others. Peterson began to receive his pension in April, according to the Florida Department of Management Services. He can receive the payments for the rest of his life. The 55-year-old Peterson, a Broward deputy for 32 years, was paid $101,879.03 last year, according to sheriff’s office...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Miami Media Forced to Report Broward Lies about Shooter in Obama's "Promise" Program...

    05/08/2018 3:17:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    various | 5/8/18
    The truth has come to light regarding the failure of Broward county fake leadership and the lies they told regarding the Obama era instituted "Promise" program. You know, the program where juvenile deliquents get a "second chance" in schools. The program Scott Israel said was awesome but that Broward school superintendent insisted was not a part of Nikolas Cruz's world. Now the Miami media, thanks to dogged journalistic inquisitiveness (oh, wait, no, it was a statement of culpability released quietly by the school district) is now reporting the truth. The truth is that Nikolas Cruz WAS referred to the program....
  • 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.
  • Parkland Student Cameron Kasky Slams Trump After NRA Speech: He’s a ‘Professional Liar’

    05/05/2018 2:37:22 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 69 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 5, 2018 | Josh Feldman
    Parkland student survivor Cameron Kasky appeared on CNN this morning to respond to President Trump‘s big speech to the NRA. The speech touched on a lot of topics––including Russia and John Kerry‘s bicycle injury––but it was a very pro-NRA speech. It was somewhat of a shift from comments the President made in that bipartisan meeting with lawmakers weeks ago talking about things like taking guns away from people and dealing with due process later. In response to this, Kasky said today, “He’s a professional liar who will say anything to appease whatever crowd he’s at. If he’s in front of...
  • Parkland mom paid $36K for a flight to see her deceased son

    05/05/2018 8:43:26 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 89 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | May 3, 2018 | Abby Haglage
    Schulman decided to book a last-minute private charter for $18,000. The charter successfully delivered her to Florida, where she got confirmation that her son was among the dead. But when a bill arrived in the mail a few weeks later, Schulman was dealt another blow: The charter company, Talon Air, had been unable to find someone to charter it back to New York and had therefore charged her another $18,000. “I had no idea what the charge was at the time. It really didn’t matter what the charge was,” Schulman said in an interview with CNN. “I was convinced in...
  • Dad of Parkland shooting victim files wrongful death lawsuit against school resource officer

    05/01/2018 8:00:55 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 12 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | April 30, 2018 | Wells Dusenbury
    Andrew Pollack, the father of one of the 17 Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting victims, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against former Broward Sheriff Deputy Scot Peterson, gunman Nikolas Cruz and several others. Peterson, who was the Parkland school’s resource officer at the time of the Feb.14 attack, has come under immense public criticism for failing to enter the building while the shooting was taking place.
  • Parkland teen David Hogg attends the White House Correspondent's dinner (T)

    04/30/2018 4:01:05 PM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4/29/2018 | Germania Rodriguez
    Full title: Parkland teen David Hogg attends the White House Correspondent's dinner with fellow gun violence survivor and reveals they got six congressmen to sign 'no NRA money' pledgeParkland survivor David Hogg made an appearance at the White House Correspondent's Dinner on Saturday. The 18-year-old gun control activist was a guest of liberal news site the Daily Beast and attended the event with fellow gun violence survivor Zion Kelly. Kelly's twin brother was shot dead last year by a robber who had tried assaulting Kelly just hours before near their Washington D.C. home. Hogg has become one of the leading...
  • Principals accuse teachers union of harassment, sue district for not stopping them

    04/30/2018 3:49:57 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Shun Sentinel ^ | 4/28/18 | S Travis
    ....a dozen school principals are accusing the Broward Teachers Union leaders of bullying, breaching security and even threatening castration.... Among the allegations are: -- [Union] members bypassed security and showed up unannounced at schools, often coming in back doors. -- They interrupt classes to talk to teachers about union matters ...[The Union President] commandeered the public address system at Coral Cove Elementary....to make union announcements...called an African-American administrator “little boy”...threatened a male administrator with the castration of his genitals because he told her she wasn’t allowed to roam the campus unescorted....ordered an administrator to “get her head out of her...
  • David Hogg demands Mike Pence cancel NRA speech

    04/30/2018 6:37:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 177 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2018 | Victor Morton
    Gun-control activist David Hogg now wants to stop elected politicians from speaking to the National Rifle Association. In a tweet Sunday, Mr. Hogg noted that he had signed a MoveOn.org petition to “Demand Mike Pence cancel his speech to the NRA convention on May 4.” The tweet to Mr. Hogg’s 777,000 Twitter followers links to a petition that makes a similar demand of Nick Ayers, the vice president’s chief of staff. It was unclear whether the threat from Mr. Hogg’s followers would discourage the vice president from going to the Dallas meeting.
  • P.J. O’Rourke: “We May Have To Shoot Democrats”

    06/06/2011 5:55:13 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 62 replies
    Weekend Libertarian ^ | June 7, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    I’ll keep this short. I’m against gun control. Why? We tried it in Australia. By punishing law abiding citizens, we empowered criminals. Australia was safer in the 1950s when guns were treated as tools. But I digress. Here’s another unique pro-gun argument made by the satirist P.J. O’Rourke in 2010’s Don’t Vote! It Just Encourages The B******s (page 165, if you must know): Gun ownership is crucial to the preservation of American freedoms. We may have to shoot Democrats. It happened in 1861 and it could happen again. Just kidding. Sort of. But there are other important arguments in favor...
  • We need a David Hogg meme

    04/29/2018 7:48:03 AM PDT · by Jonty30 · 63 replies
    I think David Hogg shares more than a passing resemblance to Audie Murphy, war hero. I think it would be a great meme about character or something, if somebody could do the honours.