Tag Archives: Florida

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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Florida Shooter Legally Purchased AR-15 Rifle

The Associated Press reports: A law enforcement official is telling The Associated Press that a former student who killed 17 people at a Florida school legally purchased his AR-15 rifle about a year ago. The official is familiar with the investigation into the school shooting but not authorized to discuss it publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Federal law …

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New York Daily News On Shootings: This Is Now Us

From the editorial board of the New York Daily News: More than a dozen shot dead in a South Florida high school on Wednesday. Many more wounded by the gunman. Mourn though we do, mourn though we must, it is time to admit a painful fact: As a nation, we do not care. If we cared, we would make at …

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FLORIDA: Shooter Charged With 17 Murder Counts

CBS News reports: An orphaned 19-year-old with a troubled past and an AR-15 rifle was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning after being questioned for hours by state and federal authorities following the deadliest school shooting in the U.S. in five years. Fifteen wounded survivors were hospitalized as bodies were recovered from inside and around Marjory Stoneman …

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Trump On Florida Shooting: There Were So Many Signs

The Hill reports: President Trump on Thursday suggested mental illness played a role in a shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 dead. Trump on Wednesday offered his prayers and condolences to the victims’ families, saying “no child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.” As reports of the death toll came in, …

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Sen. Marco Rubio Took $3.3M In NRA Blood Money, Says Now Is Not The Time To Talk About Gun Control

Mediaite reports: To absolutely no one’s surprise, Florida Senator Marco Rubio thinks gun control isn’t necessarily the answer to stopping the school shooting that killed at least 17 people in Parkland, Florida. Fox News’ Pete Doocy asked Rubio if he thought it was appropriate to be discussing gun control after the events. “It’s not, only because people don’t know how …

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FLORIDA: Student Suspect In Custody In Mass High School Shooting, Multiple Fatalities Reported [VIDEO]

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Multiple deaths were reported Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and authorities reported a suspect in custody. Coral Springs Mayor Skip Campbell, whose city contracts fire service in Parkland, confirms there were “multiple fatalities.” A television news helicopter report showed several people on gurneys being placed into into fire rescue ambulances …

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BREAKING: Mass Shooting At South Florida High School

An early report: Police and other emergency services in Florida are responding to reports of an active shooter at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. There are reports of multiple victims. The incident began just after 2:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday when officers were called to reports of a shooting at the high school, which is located on …

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FLORIDA: Court Strikes Down System For Restoring Voting Rights To Felons, Says Gov Has Unfair Influence

The Tampa Bay Times reports: The state of Florida routinely violates the constitutional rights of its citizens by permanently revoking the right to vote for anyone convicted of a felony, a federal judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker said Florida’s system unfairly relies on the personal support of the governor for citizens to regain “this fundamental right.” In …

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Trump Sues County Over Golf Course Tax Appraisal

The Palm Beach Post reports: In another indication that the world’s most powerful politician has few qualms about battling local public officials, President Donald Trump again has sued the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser over the valuation of his Trump National Golf Club. The suit marks the fifth year in a row that Trump has disputed the property tax bill …

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