Tag Archives: terrorism

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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CNN Analyst Breaks Down Over Shooting [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: CNN counterterrorism analyst Philip Mudd broke down in tears on Wednesday while discussing the Florida school shooting live on CNN. “I have ten nieces and nephews,” Mudd said, his voice breaking. “We’re talking about bump stocks, we’re talking about legislation. A child of god is dead. Can we not acknowledge in this country that we cannot accept …

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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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Franklin Graham Grants Mulligan To Terrorist

Franklin Graham writes on Facebook: Thirty years ago Kim Hyon-hui killed 115 people by blowing up a plane as a North Korean spy. Today she wonders if her sins can be forgiven. I have some Good News for Kim. Her ultimate forgiveness and healing doesn’t come from people or governments, it comes from God — and God wants to forgive …

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BRITAIN: Nazi Convicted In Anti-Gay Terror Plot

The Guardian reports: A 20-year-old man has been convicted of preparing an act of terrorism after he planned to carry out a machete attack on a gay pride event in Cumbria. Ethan Stables showed no reaction as the verdicts were returned at Leeds crown court on Monday morning and he was remanded in custody before sentencing later in the day. …

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HOMELAND SECURITY: CNN Staffer Finds Super Bowl Anti-Terror Docs In Seat Pocket Of Commercial Flight

CNN reports: The Department of Homeland Security documents critiquing the response to a simulated anthrax attack on Super Bowl Sunday were marked “For Official Use Only” and “important for national security.” Recipients of the draft “after-action” reports were told to keep them locked up after business hours and to shred them prior to discarding. They were admonished not to share …

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BRITAIN: Neo-Nazi Man Charged In Terror Plot Against Gay Bar Claims Innocence, Tells Court He Is Bisexual

Britain’s Metro reports: A terror suspect who plotted to launch an attack at a gay pride event has come out as bisexual during his trial. Ethan Stables, 20, denies plotting to commit acts of terrorism at the event at the New Empire pub in Barrow, Cumbria, last June. He made the revelation after a jury saw a video of him …

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ORLANDO: Police Increase Security After Racist And Anti-Gay Terror Threat Against Jackson Browne Concert

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Orlando police said they will have an increased presence for Tuesday night’s Jackson Browne concert at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts after a possible threat. Police in West Lafayette, Ind., began investigating Sunday after a banner was left at a Unitarian Universalist Church that hosted a protest to mark the one-year anniversary of …

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Man Arrested For Terror Threats Against CNN

CNN reports: Authorities arrested a Michigan man last week after he allegedly called CNN several times, threatening to kill employees at the network’s Atlanta, Georgia, headquarters, according to a federal affidavit. Brandon Griesemer made 22 calls to CNN on January 9 and January 10 and four calls, which were recorded, contained threats, according to the affidavit, which was unsealed Friday. …

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REPORT: Trump Dismisses Concerns About 2018 “Blue Wave” By Suggesting That 9/11 Helped GOP In 2002

Vox reports: Is Donald Trump hoping foreign terrorists attack the United States? That terrifying question is subtly embedded in a story this weekend reported by Michael Scherer, Josh Dawsey, and Sean Sullivan of the Washington Post on the Republican Party’s growing alarm about the upcoming 2018 midterms. The story details GOP woes and Democratic hopes before pivoting to some more …

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Pulse Massacre Gunman’s Wife: I Knew In Advance

USA Today reports: A handwritten statement given to the FBI by the wife of Pulse nightclub gunman Omar Mateen says she saw him prepare for the deadly attack for months and knew that the LGBT nightclub was his target. The 12-page statement, quietly released by federal authorities at the end of December in a batch of records in the case, …

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NEBRASKA: Alleged Neo-Nazi Charged With Terrorism After Failed October Attempt To Derail Amtrak Train

The Omaha World-Herald reports: A Missouri man with connections to white supremacists has been charged with terrorism after authorities said he brought a cross-country Amtrak train to a halt last fall in rural Nebraska. Taylor M. Wilson of suburban St. Louis intended to hurt passengers, authorities said. The 26-year-old has been charged in federal court in Lincoln with terrorism attacks …

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Trump Accuses Pakistan Of “Lies And Deceit”

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump threatened to end U.S. foreign aid for Pakistan Monday in his first tweet of 2018 — a move that comes amid strained ties over America’s decade-long war in Afghanistan. In an early-morning post, he accused Islamabad of harboring terrorists. The U.S. has repeatedly called on Pakistan to crack down on extremists in its border …

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SAN FRANCISCO: FBI Foils Xmas Day Terror Plot Against Popular Tourist Destination Pier 39 [VIDEO]

San Francisco’s ABC affiliate reports: Officials have stopped a man who reportedly stated that “Christmas was the perfect day” for a terror attack in San Francisco and “did not need an escape plan because he was ready to die.” We’ve learned the FBI has arrested a man by the name of Everitt Aaron Jameson from Modesto. They say he wanted …

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KANSAS: Three Men Charged In Mosque Bombing Plot File Court Motion Demanding Pro-Trump Jurors

The Kansas City Star reports: Three men accused of plotting to bomb a western Kansas mosque say their rights are being violated by the exclusion of jurors from more politically conservative areas. Attorneys for the three men say in documents filed in federal court in Wichita that the jury selection procedure is discriminatory and “excludes rural and conservative jurors.” When …

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MANHATTAN: Authorities Name 27 Year-Old Suspect In Port Authority “Terror-Related” Pipe Bomb Attack

Heavy.com reports: Ullah Akayed has been arrested following reports of a possible pipe bomb detonated in New York City. Police say that it appears as though Akayed set off some kind of explosive device around 6:30 a.m. on Monday morning in an underground Subway station not too far from bustling Times Square. Police took 27-year-old Akayed into custody shortly after …

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