Tag Archives: Florida

MLB Teams To Wear Hats That Honor Parkland Victims

The Miami Herald reports: To honor the victims of last week’s school shooting, Major League Baseball teams intend to wear Marjory Stoneman Douglas caps on Friday for the start of spring training games in Florida and Arizona. The league’s official cap company, New Era, is making the special caps for players to wear when play begins in both the Grapefruit ...

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FLORIDA: 39th GOP US House Rep Hits The Exit

The Tampa Bay Times reports: Florida Rep. Tom Rooney will not run for re-election, he announced on Monday. “After what will be 10 years in the United States Congress representing the good people of Florida’s Heartland, it’s time to “hang em up” as my old football coach used to say. I look forward to serving Florida again in the future ...

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FLORIDA: Trump Golfs As Parkland Funerals Continue

The Hill reports: President Trump hit the golf course on Monday, three days after visiting people affected by the deadly school shooting in nearby Parkland, Fla. The president arrived at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach shortly after 9 a.m. Trump avoided golf over the weekend, a decision aides said was out of respect for the 17 ...

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John Oliver Hails Parkland Survivors [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: John Oliver‘s return to screens with the new season of Last Week Tonight began on a sombre note, addressing the “heartbreaking events” that took place in Parkland, Florida, last Wednesday.  “These events are now so familiar,” Oliver commented. “We basically automatically know how each side will play out.” “But this time felt slightly different,” he continued. “Because ...

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Parkland Survivors Announce “March For Our Lives”

Mediaite reports: Student survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting announced a “March for Our Lives” this morning calling for lawmakers to take substantive action on guns. Emma Gonzalez, the student who gave an impassioned speech yesterday, told CNN’s Dana Bash, “We’re going to be facing this with trepidation and determination, and we have an incredible support system ...

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Florida AG Pam Bondi Calls For Social Media Vigilance

But no mention of gun control, of course. The Hill reports: Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi (R) is calling for students and parents to be more vigilant about potential threats made on social media in the wake of the Florida high school shooting, saying it’s better to report something that’s later deemed not credible than not report it at all. ...

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Lawyers For Florida Mass Shooter Say He’ll Plead Guilty If Prosecutors Agree Not To Seek The Death Penalty

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old accused of killing 17 students and teachers in Parkland, Florida, would plead guilty if prosecutors agree not to seek the death penalty, his lawyers say. Public Defender Howard Finkelstein said guilt is not an issue in the case of Cruz. “There is no way anyone can minimize the tragedy of what ...

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Florida Shooter Spewed Racist, Anti-Gay, Anti-Semitic Views In Private Chat Group, Called For Murdering Gays

CNN reports: In a private Instagram group chat, confessed school shooter Nikolas Cruz repeatedly espoused racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic views and displayed an obsession with violence and guns.  CNN, investigating comments the shooter may have left on a now-deleted YouTube channel, was added to the private Instagram group by one of the active members in it. The responding group members, ...

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Florida Shooter Competed On NRA Marksmanship Team

The Associated Press reports: The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multimillion-dollar effort by the gun group to support youth shooting clubs. Nikolas Cruz, 19, was wearing a maroon shirt with the logo from the ...

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Three Billboards Outside Miami, Florida

CNN reports: “Slaughtered in school” “And still no gun control?” “How come, Marco Rubio?” That’s the message scrawled across three mobile billboards seen Friday near Sen. Marco Rubio’s office in Doral, Florida. The moving missive aims to call out Rubio just days after a gunman with what police say was an AR-15-style rifle stormed a high school in Parkland, Florida, ...

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Parkland Survivor Blasts GOP For Sending Thoughts And Prayers But Freaking Out Over “Rainbow Wedding Cake”

“This is the time to talk about guns. There’s much more that can be done, much more that needs to be done and much more that people like Sen Marco Rubio and Governor Rick Scott are not doing. It’s scary to think these are the people who are making our laws when our community just took 17 bullets to the ...

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FBI Admits It Failed To Act On January Tip Warning That Nicolas Cruz Might Commit Mass Shooting At School

Via press release from the FBI: On January 5, 2018, a person close to Nikolas Cruz contacted the FBI’s Public Access Line (PAL) tipline to report concerns about him. The caller provided information about Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting. Under ...

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Scarborough: Trump Is A Coward On Guns [VIDEO]

“Donald Trump does nothing, Paul Ryan does nothing, Mitch McConnell does nothing. They choose to the on the side of the four percent and on the wrong side of the ninety-five percent who want common sense gun safety laws enacted. Donald Trump knew this day was coming. Donald Trump knows another school shooting is coming. Donald Trump knows another church ...

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Gun Control Group Launches Midterms Plan

Politico reports: Looking to seize on activist outrage in the wake of the Florida school shooting, Everytown for Gun Safety — the group backed by former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg — is launching a “five-action plan” to energize supporters ahead of the midterms. The plan is the beginning of what is expected to be a major injection of ...

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New Video Shows Florida Shooter In MAGA Hat

The New York Daily News reports: A neighbor captured a chilling video of Nikolas Cruz nonchalantly firing a BB gun in his backyard just months before he shot up a Florida high school, according to a report. The cellphone video, which was taken in broad daylight last October, shows Cruz wielding a BB gun in the backyard of his home ...

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Victim’s Mother Begs Trump: Do Something! [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Lori Alhadef, the mother of shooting victim Alyssa Alhadef, appeared on HLN to speak about her daughter, but the topic quickly turned to the U.S. President. After describing the morning she dropped her daughter off at school for the last time, Alhadef asked, “How do we allow a gunman to come into our children’s school? How do they ...

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BREAKING: Leader Of White Nationalist Militia Says Shooter Was Member, Took Part In Paramilitary Drills

The Associated Press reports: The leader of a white nationalist militia says Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was a member of his group and participated in paramilitary drills in Tallahassee. Jordan Jereb told The Associated Press on Thursday that his group wants Florida to become its own white ethno-state. He said his group holds “spontaneous random demonstrations” and tries ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Speaks On Florida Mass Shooting

ABC News reports: In what has become a familiar ritual of grief, President Donald Trump planned to address the nation Thursday morning about a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school, after focusing on mental health, rather than guns, in his early comments. The president’s address comes a day after a former student opened fire at the Parkland, Florida, ...

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Ted Cruz Accuses Democrats Of Politicizing Shooting, Blames Obama For 2017 Shooting In Texas Church

Raw Story reports: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Thursday accused Democrats of politicizing the latest school massacre and insisted that “evil” would always be present regardless of gun laws. “Our prayers are with the families and all of those children who went through that horrible horror,” Cruz said. “This horror shouldn’t exist. And we don’t know right now exactly why ...

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Parkland Student Goes Viral With Message To Trump

Mediaite reports: A Twitter user believed to be a student at the Florida high school devastated by a mass shooting on Wednesday called President Donald Trump a “fucking piece of shit” for his response to the massacre. In a tweet that has since gone viral, “Sarah,” urged Trump to take action in response to the shooting instead of offering prayers. ...

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