Terrorism

PRAYERS: Broke NRA Ends Free Coffee For Employees

Mother Jones reports: The National Rifle Association is doing away with free coffee and water coolers for employees at its Fairfax, Virginia, headquarters—a cost-cutting move that has NRA insiders perturbed. “The whole building was freaking out,” said one former employee who remains in contact with current staffers. The coffee cutback is the just latest indication that the NRA is hurting …

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#MAGAbomber Cesar Sayoc Pleads Not Guilty

The New York Daily News reports: The man suspected of mailing 16 pipe bombs to critics of President Donald Trump in October pleaded not guilty in court on Thursday. Florida resident Cesar Sayoc, 56, faces life in prison after a federal grand jury in New York indicted him on 30 charges for mailing bombs to billionaire George Soros, former Secretary …

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Father Of Parkland Victim Accuses Democrats Of Voter Fraud After Shooter Registers As Republican From Jail

The Miami Herald reports: Five months after killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, confessed shooter Nikolas Cruz registered to vote from Broward County Jail. Andrew Pollack, the father of Meadow Pollack, one of the 14 students Cruz confessed to murdering on his Feb. 14 rampage, tweeted his fury Saturday morning, referring to Cruz by his …

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#MAGAbomber Faces Life Sentence With New Charges

Reuters reports: New York federal prosecutors on Friday brought new charges against Cesar Sayoc, the Florida man accused of mailing bombs to prominent Democrats and other critics of U.S. President Donald Trump. In an indictment filed in Manhattan federal court, prosecutors charged Sayoc with 30 criminal counts, including multiple counts of using a weapon of mass destruction and interstate transport …

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NRA Blames Dianne Feinstein For Mass Shootings: It’s Your Gun Laws That Empower Killers To Shoot Up Bars

“Dianne Feinstein, it’s your gun laws that empower, empower the shooters, turning the law abiding into defenseless sheep. It’s your gun laws that aid the madman responsible for shooting up a country bar, killing so many. Yes, he may be a lunatic, but that doesn’t mean he can’t read. Just Google it, the quote is California bars are gun free. …

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NRA Blames Gun Laws For Thousand Oaks Massacre

Second Nexus reports: Dana Loesch, the national spokesperson for the National Rifle Association, blamed the Wednesday night mass shooting in California on the state’s strict gun control laws. Followers on Twitter blasted Loesch for her callous spin just hours after a gunman opened fire in a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, killing 13 people including armed sheriff’s deputy Ron Helus. …

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Prosecutors Ask Court To Seal Details Of Synagogue Shooting To Prevent Harassment Of Survivors, Families

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports: Federal prosecutors Friday asked a judge to seal all discovery materials in the government’s case against alleged Tree of Life synagogue gunman Robert Bowers, court filings show. The motions, filed by U.S. Attorney Scott Brady’s office in Pittsburgh, argue that only the defense should have access to the prosecution’s discovery materials. Discovery is the disclosure of …

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Florida Yoga Studio Killer Revealed As Far-Right, Incel, Anti-Gay, Racist, Anti-Immigrant Extremist [VIDEO]

Buzzfeed News reports: The man who shot dead two women at a yoga studio in Tallahassee, Florida, on Friday before killing himself was a far-right extremist and self-proclaimed misogynist who railed against women, black people, and immigrants in a series of online videos and songs. Scott Beierle, 40, was named by Tallahassee Police as the gunman who opened fire inside …

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MAGAbomber To Be Tried In New York, Faces 48 Years

The Associated Press reports: The man accused of sending pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and critics of President Donald Trump has agreed to be transferred to New York to face the charges. At a hearing held in the federal court in Miami Friday morning, attorneys for Cesar Sayoc also said they would not seek his release on bail. Federal prosecutors …

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Trump: “Two Maniacs” Stopped GOP Momentum

The Washington Post reports: President Trump complained, once again, on Thursday that the recent mail bomb scare and Pittsburgh synagogue mass shooting had “stopped a tremendous momentum” for Republicans ahead of next week’s midterms. Speaking to an energized crowd in an airplane hangar decorated with American flags in Columbia, Mo., the president took time at the end of his speech …

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Synagogue Mass Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

Reuters reports: The man charged with opening fire in a Pittsburgh synagogue and killing 11 worshipers pleaded not guilty on Thursday in federal court to all 44 counts against him, including hate crimes and firearms offenses. Robert Bowers, 46, an avowed anti-Semite, appeared defiant and determined in court. Dressed in a red jumpsuit and with a bandaged left arm, he …

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Feds Label #MAGAbomber As A “Domestic Terrorist”

The Hill reports: The man accused of sending more than a dozen pipe bombs to high-profile Democrats committed a “domestic terrorist attack,” federal prosecutors wrote in a court filing, arguing he be detained pending trial. Cesar Sayoc was arrested Friday and charged with five federal crimes after the FBI identified him as the prime suspect in the investigation into explosive …

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Shunned By Shooting Victims’ Families And Politicians Of Both Parties, Trump Arrives In Pittsburgh To Protests

CNN reports: Local and national officials are declining to appear with President Donald Trump on Tuesday as he visits a grieving Pittsburgh, where funerals for slain congregants at the Tree of Life synagogue were beginning. Trump, accompanied by the First Lady and prominent Jewish members of his administration — including daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin …

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Pittsburgh Fallout: FedEx Drops Discounts For NRA

Reuters reports: Mass shootings happen in an instant and grab headlines. A business and investment shift away from the firearms industry is happening more subtly. FedEx, the U.S. shipping group, is ending a program that offers discounts for business members of the National Rifle Association, the company confirmed to Breakingviews. It’s a quiet reversal: eight months ago, FedEx stood by …

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Trump Complains That The Media Didn’t Blame Obama After Mass Shooting In Charleston Church [VIDEO]

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump again bemoaned what he perceives as unfair treatment from the news media on Monday night, nearly a week after the attempted mail-bombings that targeted his political critics and Democratic leaders. Trump compared his treatment to that of President Barack Obama, following a racially motivated 2015 shooting at a predominately black church in Charleston, South …

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Pharrell Williams Sends Cease-And-Desist Letter After Trump Plays “Happy” At Rally On Day Of Shooting

The New York Daily News reports: Pharrell Williams isn’t too “Happy” with President Trump. A lawyer for the musician filed a cease and desist letter against the President Monday after Trump used his song, “Happy,” during a political rally in Indiana Saturday. “On the day of the mass murder of 11 human beings at the hands of a deranged ‘nationalist,’ …

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Pittsburgh Shooter Makes Court Appearance [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: The man accused in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre appeared briefly in federal court in a wheelchair and handcuffs Monday to face charges he killed 11 people in what is believed to be the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history. Robert Gregory Bowers, who was wounded in a gun battle with police during the shooting rampage, …

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Trump’s Approval Rating Sags After Week Of Terrorism

The Hill reports: President Trump’s approval rating dropped 4 points last week, essentially erasing the gains he made in Gallup polling during the previous four weeks. The Gallup weekly approval rating tracker showed that Trump’s approval rating dipped to 40 percent for the week ending on Sunday. Fifty-four percent of Americans now disapprove of the president’s job performance, according to …

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ATLANTA: Another Bomb Addressed To CNN Found

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: This morning, an Atlanta post office intercepted what was deemed a suspicious package addressed to CNN Center where CNN Atlanta is headquartered. According to a memo today to employees, “all mail, at all CNN domestic bureaus, is being screened at off-site facilities as of last Wednesday, so this package would NOT have come directly to the …

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