Mass Shootings

Prosecutor: Highland Park Mass Shooter Has Confessed

The Associated Press reports: The man charged with killing seven people when he unleashed a hail of bullets on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago confessed to police that he fired on the crowd, a prosecutor said Wednesday. An Illinois judge ordered that the suspected gunman be held without bail. Police found the shells of 83 bullets and three …

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Family Warned Police About IL Mass Shooter In 2019

NBC News reports: Police reported Tuesday that in April 2019 they were notified after Crimo threatened to take his own life. They also received reports in September 2019 from family members saying, “Crimo was going to kill everyone.” “At that time, there was no probable cause” to arrest Crimo, said Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli of the Highland Park Police Department. …

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Fox News Host Blames Mass Shootings On Abortion

“The Highland Park shooting, unbelievable. Unbelievable. They just passed this law, didn’t they? 18 to 21 year olds couldn’t buy rifles and all kinds of other kinds of things in this law that we told you wouldn’t matter. “They don’t matter. And they’re not going to matter. We’ve got a huge problem in this country and it’s a cultural decay. …

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Carlson Blames Mass Shootings On “Lecturing Women”

“So, why didn’t anyone raise an alarm? Well, maybe because he didn’t stand out. Maybe because there are a lot of young men in America who suddenly look and act a lot like this guy. “And of course, they’re angry. They know that their lives will not be better than their parents’. They’ll be worse. That’s all but guaranteed. They …

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Ingraham Blames Mass Shootings On “Regular Pot Use”

“On the mass shooting in Illinois, indications are that Robert Crimo was a regular pot user. Now, one look at him and to the untrained eye he looks like a complete psychotic, if you’ve ever seen anyone looking like him. “What can regular pot use trigger in young men in particular? Psychosis and other violent personality changes.These are the eyes …

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Fox Host: Decrease Mass Shooting By Ignoring Them

Media Matters has the transcript: Just look at people shooting for the sake of shooting. It’s always influenced by the previous attack. So if you thought that you could decrease these attacks by 30%, 40%, 50% why wouldn’t you do it? Why wouldn’t you do it? The media could do that. We could just report the facts, be one and …

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Seventh Victim Dies In Highland Park Mass Shooting

Chicago’s CBS News affiliate reports: A 7th victim has died after the mass shooting at the July 4th parade in Highland Park on Monday, police confirmed Tuesday. No further details were immediately available about that victim. Among the victims who died were Jacki Sundheim, a teacher at North Shore Congregation Israel synagogue, and Nicolas Toledo, a grandfather in his late …

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Suspect Wore Women’s Clothes To Evade Police After Shooting, Trespassed In IL Synagogue During Passover

The Independent reports: The Highland Park shooting suspect “planned his attack for several weeks” and dressed in women’s clothes as a disguise so that he could slip under the radar as he fled the scene of the mass shooting, according to law enforcement. Robert Crimo III, 21, was arrested on Monday evening following an eight-hour manhunt, when he was spotted …

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Highland Park Mayor: Gun Was “Legally Obtained”

CNN reports: Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering said while she didn’t know where the gun used in Monday’s mass shooting in her city came from, she told NBC, “I do know that it was legally obtained.” Rotering said she had known the shooting suspect, Robert E. Crimo III, as a child. “I know him as somebody who was a Cub …

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Highland Park Suspect Was Known To Police [VIDEO]

Chicago’s WGN-TV reports: Police said the 22-year-old suspect was “known to law enforcement…” One question that will be asked in the days to come: Were they aware of the violent videos have been online for many months? Highland Park’s mayor Nancy Rotering also confirmed to WGN Investigates she has a connection to the suspect. She said his father unsuccessfully ran …

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Police Apprehend Suspect In Illinois Mass Shooting

CNN reports: Robert E. Crimo III, a person of interest in a mass shooting at a parade that left six dead and sent more than two dozen people to hospitals, has been taken into custody near Lake Forest, Illinois, authorities said during a brief news conference. Authorities said Crimo was spotted by a North Chicago officer who attempted a traffic …

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Police Name 22 Year-Old Suspect In IL Mass Shooting

Chicago’s CBS News affiliate reports: Police are still searching for the shooter, and are urging people in the area to shelter in place within an area bounded by Green Bay Road, Laurel Avenue, St. Johns Avenue, and Elm Place. Highland Park Police Chief Lou Jogmen identified a “person of interest” as 22-year-old Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III. He is believed …

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Trump Pick For IL Gov Campaigns On Mass Shooting

This is just part of the new GOP normal: Hours after a gunman opened fire during an Independence Day parade in a Chicago suburb, Illinois state Senator Darren Bailey, a Republican, called for people to “move on and… celebrate.” At around noon local time, Bailey, who is running for governor and has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump, went …

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Uvalde Police Chief Resigns From City Council Position

CNN reports: Uvalde school district police chief Pedro “Pete” Arredondo has resigned his separate position on the Uvalde city council in the wake of the massacre at Robb Elementary School in May, according to a statement attributed to him in Saturday’s Uvalde Leader-News. “After much consideration, I regret to inform those who voted for me that I have decided to …

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TX Schools To See Fake “Intruder Audits” In September

The Texas Tribune reports: This fall, Texas public schools will be subjected to random inspections to detect weak access points in the wake of the Uvalde school shooting — but a state school safety leader says these reviews will not resemble potentially traumatizing intruder simulations. Texas School Safety Center plans to start randomly checking school buildings this September, its leaders …

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TX Man Charged With Amazon Mass Shooting Threat

Yahoo News reports: Police in San Antonio arrested a 19-year-old man Monday after he allegedly told a co-worker at an Amazon warehouse that he planned to carry out a mass shooting at the facility. Rodolfo Valdivia Aceves was taken into custody “without incident,” according to police, and has been charged with making terroristic threats. The co-worker said Aceves revered the …

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Two Dead, Multiple Injuries In Mass Shooting Near Olso Gay Bar, Suspect Captured, Oslo Pride Canceled [Video]

CNN reports: Oslo’s annual Pride parade was canceled on Saturday following a deadly shooting at a gay bar that Norwegian police are investigating as a possible terrorist attack. Two people were killed and eight others taken to hospital after the shooting near the London Pub, which describes itself on its website as “the largest gay and lesbian venue in Oslo.” …

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Senate Passes Gun Reform Package With 15 GOP Votes

ABC News reports: The Senate passed the bipartisan gun safety bill by a vote of 65-33 late Thursday night. Fifteen Republicans voted with all Democrats in the chamber to pass the bill. Republican Leader Mitch McConnell supported the final passage, as he was expected to. The House will need to pass the measure before it can be signed into law, …

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SCOTUS Strikes Down New York State Gun Restriction

The Associated Press reports: The Supreme Court struck down a New York law Thursday that only lets firearm owners receive a concealed carry license if they have “proper cause,” a blow to gun control advocates that marks the court’s most significant Second Amendment ruling in over a decade and could roll back gun control measures across the country. The court’s …

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House GOP Leaders To Whip Against Gun Reform Bill

NBC News reports: House GOP leaders said Wednesday they will formally whip against the bipartisan legislative package to combat gun violence, and request that their members vote no if it passes the Senate. Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., conveyed their opposition to the measure, negotiated in the Senate, during a closed-door meeting with their …

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