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  • PLEASE!!!! 'Not a 'Shooter' but a 'Mass Murderer'

    03/02/2018 7:46:47 AM PST · by ma_che62 · 17 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 3/2/2018 | Alan Fraser
    "This is no little, trivial thing. Even the left loves never stops reminding us, 'words matter.' The problem is that we've bought into the nomenclature of the left, and our doing so has shifted the conversation dramatically in their favor and kept us from focusing and thinking and seeing clearly, and it prevents us from solving our problems – in this case, what seems to be the growth of mass murders. This is destructive because it focuses our minds on the 'shooting' – i.e., the use of guns and not the crime of mass murder. "Think of it this way:...
  • Tucson Blogger’s Threatening Facebook Post Raises Concerns

    02/27/2018 2:01:43 PM PST · by \/\/ayne · 6 replies
    Arizona Daily Independent ^ | February 25, 2018 | Staff Reporter
    On Sunday, David Morales, a Tucson blogger posted on Facebook a threat to shoot “the corrupt govt official.” The post was sent to the Arizona Daily Independent by one of Morales’ Facebook “friends.” The threat was shared with Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller by ADI contributor Loretta Hunnicutt due to Morales’ well-documented obsession with Miller. Representative Mark Finchem alerted authorities to the threatening post. Morales, whose has earned a reputation as an “anti-white Brown Nationalist,” was briefly institutionalized late last year. According to Morales, he was suffering from suicidal ideation. Morales reported that he was prescribed medication for his condition...
  • FL House Speaker Richard Corcoran: Obama-Era ‘No-Arrest Policy’ May Have Shielded Florida Shooter

    02/27/2018 10:33:27 AM PST · by blam · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-27-2018 | Robert Kraychik
    An Obama-era “no-arrest policy” guideline for school discipline may have hindered the ability of authorities to prevent Nikolas Cruz’s mass murder of 17 persons at a Florida high school on February 14, said the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives Richard Corcoran. Corcoran, a Republican from Florida’s Pasco County, made his comments on Monday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel coordinated with the Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie to implement a school disciplinary guidelines — entitled the PROMISE program: Preventing Recidivism through Opportunities, Mentoring, Interventions, Supports...
  • School resource officer was elsewhere on [45 Acre] campus during shooting, Runcie says

    02/22/2018 1:17:52 PM PST · by Red Badger · 67 replies ^ | 02-22-2018 | Susannah Bryan and Scott Travis Contact Reporter
    hen gunman Nikolas Cruz showed up ready to kill, the lone school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High was not in the building that housed freshman. Instead, School Resource Officer Scott Peterson was elsewhere on the 45-acre campus during the attack that left 17 dead and 16 wounded, Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said Friday. “Staff and everyone responded quickly,” Runcie said, based on a briefing by the Broward Sheriff’s Office. “The SRO was communicated with but was on another part of campus.” Peterson, a deputy with the Broward Sheriff’s Office Parkland district, has been the SRO at Stoneman Douglas...
  • AP Admits It Got Duped By White Nationalist

    02/17/2018 12:39:42 AM PST · by Enterprise · 74 replies ^ | 02/16/2018 | AMBER ATHEY |
    "The Associated Press is admitting that they were lied to by a white nationalist who claimed his group was connected to the school shooter in Parkland, Florida." "Jordan Jereb, a member of white nationalist group “Republic of Florida,” claimed on Wednesday that Nikolas Cruz, the shooter that killed 17 people at a Parkland high school, was a member of his group and participated in paramilitary drills with them. The Associated Press ran with Jereb’s claims, leading a number of outlets to publish blurbs of their report." "However, Jereb later backtracked on his claims and said he was “confused” because there...
  • President should order state of emergency, more protection for schools, effective immediately

    02/16/2018 12:10:21 PM PST · by old-ager · 61 replies
    Self ^ | Feb. 16, 2018 | Self
    What prevents the president from ordering / offering armed protection for all schools? He should declare a national emergency.
  • Minnesota church locks its doors during services after threats

    11/27/2017 6:43:21 AM PST · by PeteePie · 40 replies ^ | Nov 25, 20017 | News Service
    Zoar Lutheran Church on Lake Superior’s North Shore received its first threatening note Oct. 3. The second came soon after. The third note was posted to the church sign a few weeks ago. According to Chief Deputy Will Sandstrom, the case is still under investigation. “We have taken some of our items and are having them analyzed by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension,” he said. Sandstrom said one note was handwritten and two were typed. All of the notes were left on the property at some point. Neither the Rev. Daren Blanck nor the sheriff’s office would elaborate on what...
  • What Happened to the Investigation into the Las Vegas Shooter?

    11/14/2017 6:19:07 AM PST · by davikkm · 62 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    It was all over the news for two weeks; you couldn’t avoid the stories f you tried. But just a few weeks after the horrendous mass casualty shooting, all talk of what Stephen Paddock’s motivations, connections, and activities have disappeared. Sure, we have the latest mass shooting o contend with, but why have the media, and more importantly, official statements, gone dark? When we look at other mass shootings in US history, they are examined under a microscope e and are still being talked about and theorized on even years later after the actual events. Who hasn’t heard ideas on...
  • Texas shooter claimed to buy animals on Craigslist for 'target practice,' former colleague says

    11/09/2017 1:52:37 PM PST · by detective · 25 replies
    Texas church shooter Devin Kelley claimed he bought animals on Craigslist with the sole intention of killing them, a former Air Force colleague told CNN. Jessika Edwards, who says she worked with Kelley at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico from 2010 to 2012, said Kelley told her he was "using the dogs as target practice." The morbid admission came in Facebook messages starting in 2014, Edwards said, after the two reconnected in civilian life. Though Edwards can't say whether Kelley was telling the truth, the odd behavior was enough for her to stop communicating with him.
  • FBI may have lost critical time unlocking Texas shooter's iPhone

    11/08/2017 3:16:38 PM PST · by detective · 36 replies
    MSN News ^ | November 8, 2017 | Stephen Nellis and Dustin Volz
    For about 48 hours after a deadly rampage at a Texas church, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies did not ask Apple Inc to help them unlock the gunman's iPhone or associated online accounts, a source told Reuters on Wednesday. A cellphone belonging to Devin Kelley - accused of killing 26 people before taking his own life - was sent to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Quantico, Virginia, crime lab because authorities could not unlock it, Christopher Combs, head of the FBI's San Antonio field office, said on Tuesday.
  • Democrats Killed Bill That Would Have Stopped Texas Church Shooter From Buying Gun

    11/08/2017 5:19:15 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 10 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | November 7, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Before we learned who the gunman was behind the Texas church massacre, the left was already collectively screaming at the top of their lungs for additional control gun. Little did they know that it was the very same gun laws that they championed, had failed to be enforced. A frustrated Senator Ted Cruz joined Fox News on Monday evening to explain how a bill he and Senator Chuck Grassley co-sponsored would have prevented the Sutherland Springs church shooting..... “Gun control for felons and fugitives yes, for individual citizens,” Cruz concluded, “for law-abiding citizens, no, and the Democrats filibustered the legislation...
  • Why Did Texas Church Shooter Devin Kelley Pass Background Checks?

    11/06/2017 2:22:41 PM PST · by Sopater · 62 replies
    Reason ^ | Nov 6, 2017 | Jacob Sullum
    Devin Kelley, who police say murdered 26 people at a rural Texas church yesterday, seems to have been legally disqualified from owning a gun. It's not clear why he repeatedly passed federal background checks while purchasing firearms, including the Ruger AR-556 rifle he used in the attack, which he bought last year from an Academy Sports & Outdoors store in San Antonio. The Air Force says Kelley, an airman who served in logistics readiness at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, was convicted by a court-martial in 2012 of two counts under Article 128 of the Uniform Code of...
  • Texas Church Shooter Was Atheist, Thought Christians ‘Stupid’

    11/06/2017 3:21:52 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/05/2017 | Bob Price
    The man who shot and killed 26 people in a Texas church on Sunday is reported to be a creepy, crazy, and weird outcast who preached atheism online. Former classmates of the Texas church shooter, Devin Patrick Kelley, said he was an atheist and outcast who thought Christians were stupid, the Daily Mail reported. “He was always talking about how people who believe in God we’re stupid and trying to preach his atheism,” former New Braunfels High School classmate Nina Rose Nava posted on Facebook. She said she was in “complete shock” after learning Kelley was the killer. “I legit...
  • Sutherland Springs Church Killer Was Kicked Out of Air Force for ‘Bad Conduct’

    11/05/2017 6:48:37 PM PST · by bitt · 69 replies
    daily beast ^ | nov 5, 2017 | kelly weill
    Before he killed 26 people, Devin Kelley was sentenced to confinement and discharged from the military. Last week, he ominously showed off an assault rifle on Facebook. Devin Patrick Kelley has been identified as the gunman who killed at least 26 people at a church in Texas, a U.S. official told The Daily Beast. A week before he committed the worst massacre at a place of worship in American history, Kelley posted a photo of a semiautomatic rifle to Facebook with the caption: “She’s a bad bitch.” Kelley entered First Baptist Church at approximately 11:30 a.m., witnesses reported, and opened...
  • Woman says boyfriend chased Sutherland Springs church shooting suspect

    11/05/2017 2:59:21 PM PST · by eastforker · 28 replies ^ | 11/5/2017 | Garrett Brnge
    Summer Caddel said her boyfriend, Johnnie Langendorff, called her moments after shooting at First Baptist Church and told her she saw a gunfight between the shooter and a neighbor, who was returning fire.
  • Witnesses say several people shot at church in Sutherland Springs, Texas

    11/05/2017 11:06:48 AM PST · by Az Joe · 65 replies
    KENS ^ | 11-05-2017
    Multiple witnesses told CBS affiliate KENS that several people were shot at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs. Dana Fletcher, a business owner in the area, told CBS News she saw a "ton" of sheriff's vehicles and ambulances racing down the road. She said she doesn't know what happened but said there was heavy police presence and people being airlifted from the scene.
  • So many Walmart shoppers drew their own handguns during Colorado Walmart attack that police (tr)

    11/03/2017 11:02:52 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 93 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11/3/2017 | JESSA SCHROEDER and JENNIFER SMITH and REGINA F. GRAHAM
    Full title: So many Walmart shoppers drew their own handguns during Colorado Walmart attack that police were unable to quickly identify the suspect CCTV Police say startled shoppers at the Colorado Walmart where a shooter opened fire and killed three stalled the search process after they drew their own handguns in defense. The shoppers' immediate response to the violent event 'absolutely slowed' investigation as it left authorities scanning through surveillance tapes in pursuit of the single armed attacker. The few innocent yet armed individuals were eventually weeded out as suspects, amid the several hour-long investigation which began Wednesday night and...
  • Newtown Shooter May Have Had Interest In Pedophilia, FBI Reveals

    10/25/2017 8:37:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    yahoo ^ | October 25, 2017 | Willa Frej
    Newly released FBI documents in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting paint an even more disturbing portrait of killer Adam Lanza, suggesting his fascination with children verged on the obscene. Connecticut investigators found a file on Lanza’s computer “advocating pedophiles’ rights and the liberation of children,” a recently unsealed document says. They also reportedly found a screenplay about a relationship between an adult male and a young boy. There’s no evidence Lanza, 20, acted on sexual interests in young children before the school massacre, which killed 20 elementary school children and six adults before Lanza killed himself.
  • Vegas Gunman's Use of Bump Stock Reduced Casualties

    10/13/2017 3:39:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    American ^ | October 13, 2017 | Benjamin Baird
    In the hypercharged partisan atmosphere that disgracefully follows any mass shooting tragedy, journalists, politicians, and anyone with an opinion spontaneously become firearms experts. Yet, as this U.S. Army combat infantry grunt can attest, these desk jockeys are no straight shooters. The Interstate 91 country music massacre is no exception. From talks of machine guns, bump stocks, “silencers” and the semantics of weapons transportation, these would-be sharpshooters are negligently off-target when it comes to the laws of modern warfare. Although reporters posing as weekend warriors insist that crazed gunman Stephen Paddock’s decision to use a bump stock made his shooting ambush...
  • Las Vegas gunman shot security guard a full six minutes before opening fire

    10/09/2017 7:13:31 PM PDT · by ALASKA · 214 replies
    LA Times ^ | October 9, 2017 | Matt Pearce et al
    Police have dramatically changed their account of how the Las Vegas massacre began on Oct. 1, revealing Monday that the gunman shot a hotel security guard six minutes before opening fire on a country music concert — raising new questions about why police weren’t able to pinpoint the gunman’s location sooner. Officials had previously said that gunman Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nev., shot Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos after Paddock had unleashed his deadly volley at the Route 91 Harvest festival, an assault that began at 10:05 p.m. and left 58 people dead, with hundreds more injured. They...