Tag Archives: terrorism

LIVE VIDEO: Trump Visits Dayton To “Honor Victims”

The New York Times reports: President Trump began a day set aside for healing by delivering a series of political grievances against liberals and the media, once again using Twitter on Wednesday to exhibit the divisive language that has prompted some in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, to protest his visits after horrific shootings in those cities. The White House …

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Trump Links Dayton Shooter To Sanders And Warren

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump insinuated a direct connection between the Dayton shooter and Democratic Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday. As Trump bashed the New York Times during a new Twitter diatribe about “fake news,” he eventually moved to highlight the news that the Dayton killer’s social media profile shows he supported liberal politicians and organizations like …

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Mourning And Angry, El Paso Braces For Trump Visit

The El Paso Times reports: President Donald Trump was expected to be greeted with denunciations from some El Paso leaders when he visits Wednesday. U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar, along with the Border Network for Human Rights and Women’s March El Paso, plan a gathering at 12:30 p.m. in Washington Park. That’s down the street from University Medical Center, where Trump …

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New Info Turns Gilroy Shooting Into Terrorism Probe

The Los Angeles Times reports: Federal authorities have launched a domestic terrorism investigation into the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting that left three dead after officials discovered the gunman had a list of other potential targets, authorities said at a news conference Tuesday. John F. Bennett, FBI special agent in charge, said the target list included religious institutions, courthouses and political …

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TEXAS: 10 New Pro-Gun Laws About To Go Into Effect

NBC News reports: Ten new pro-gun laws will take effect in Texas in four weeks, less than a month after 22 people died in a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso. Gov. Greg Abbott signed the measures after they were passed in a 2019 legislative session that the National Rifle Association, or NRA, called “highly successful” at the …

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OHIO: GOP Governor Backs New Gun Control Measures

USA Today reports: A crowd of frustrated mourners yelled at Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Sunday night to “do something” about gun violence. DeWine said he heard them. “Some chanted ‘do something’ and they were absolutely right,” DeWine said at Tuesday morning news conference. “We must do something, and that is exactly what we are going to do.” DeWine unveiled …

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Experts See Parallels Between ISIS And White Terrorism

The New York Times reports: Many scholars of terrorism see worrying similarities between the rise of the Islamic State and that of white nationalist terrorism, seen most recently in the carnage in El Paso, Tex. “The parallels are stunning,” said Will McCants, a prominent expert in the field. And they are growing more notable with each new attack. Experts say …

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Countries Warn Against Travel To “Violent, Racist” US

The Huffington Post reports: The Venezuelan government blamed the “supremacist elite” in power in Washington, saying that violent acts had found “sustenance” in the “racial discrimination and hate” fueled against immigrants. It suggested avoiding crowded places, noting the “inexcusable” and “indiscriminate” possession of firearms by Americans. It also named several U.S. cities to avoid because of their rates of violence, …

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Trump Bashes Obama Via Fox & Friends Quotes

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump is addressing recent comments made by President Barack Obama via his favorite television show as a proxy: Fox & Friends. White House televisions were clearly tuned into Fox News on Tuesday morning, as Trump retweeted comments made by Fox News hosts Brian Kilmeade and Ainsley Earhardt that defended the sitting president amidst political rancor that …

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Carlson: Blaming Trump For Shootings Is A “Joke”

“So, 31 are dead tonight and the only thing that these people can think about is how to terrify Americans into voting for them. These are our so-called political leaders. They are disgusting. They’re also totally unimpressive, unequal to the task of fixing a society, that on some days like today for example, seems on the verge of collapse. “Maybe …

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Democrats Call For Special Session On Gun Violence

Roll Call reports: Democrats in the Senate have steadily called for a special session to address gun violence after a spate of deaths by assailants armed with assault weapons. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for an end to the Senate’s August recess after mass shootings in Texas and Ohio claimed more than two …

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Trump Has Run Over 2000 “Invasion” Ads On Facebook

Media Matters reports: Between January and February, President Donald Trump’s Facebook page ran about 2,200 ads referring to immigration as an “invasion.” Since May 2018, at least nine other Republican politicians, including Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), have run Facebook ads pushing the same white supremacist talking point. Facebook’s advertising policies and community standards prohibit attacks which target a group of …

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Loesch Blames Shootings On “Men Without Chests”

“We realize that it’s almost even politically incorrect to talk about the family culture, or the home environment, or the lack of respect for life or the hatred of Hispanics that was taught to this individual, apparently, but let’s go ahead and just target video games, oh my gosh, let’s throw this out there. I get people want to do …

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MAGAbomber Cesar Sayoc Sentenced To 20 Years

Raw Story reports: The attorney representing Cesar Sayoc, the Trump-obsessed man who sent explosives to the president’s political enemies last fall, told a court on Monday that President Donald Trump helped make his client “deranged.” According to Courthouse News reporter Adam Klasfeld, attorney Ian Marcus argued during a sentencing hearing that Sayoc deserved leniency in part because he’s a disturbed …

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Obama Reacts: We Should Soundly Reject Language By Any Of Our Leaders That Normalizes Racist Sentiments

Political Wire reports: Former President Barack Obama issued a statement demanding action on gun control in the aftermath of the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings. Although he did not mention his successor by name, Obama called on Americans to “soundly reject language coming out of the mouths of any of our leaders that feeds a climate of fear and …

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McConnell Tweets Tombstone With Opponent’s Name

The Week reports: This tweet was questionable to begin with. The timing made it even worse. Over the weekend, a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas left 22 people dead, and another in Dayton, Ohio killed nine people. But that didn’t stop Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) campaign Twitter account from sharing a photo of his political opponents’ names …

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8chan And Daily Stormer Offline As Is New Provider

Ars Technica reports: 8chan was able to get back online today despite Cloudflare cutting it off, as operators of the controversial website quickly found a new provider of CDN and DDoS protection services. But as of this writing 8chan is offline again, apparently as a result of a cloud provider cutting off 8chan’s new vendor. 8chan quickly switched its website …

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Graham To Intro “Red Flag” Bill With Trump’s Support

USA Today reports: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Monday that he will introduce bipartisan legislation encouraging states to create “red flag” laws and that President Trump is “very supportive” of the idea. Graham, in a statement, said he has reached a deal with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) on a bill that would start a federal grant …

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Walmart Will Make No Change In Its Gun Sales Policy

Reuters reports: Walmart Inc, the largest firearms retailer in the country, said on Monday there has been no change in company policy on firearms sales after two mass shootings over the weekend. The company has issued no directives to stores around the country to change its policy, spokesman Randy Hargrove told Reuters. Walmart stopped selling assault-style rifles in 2015 and …

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Murdoch’s New York Post: Ban Assault Weapons Now

From the editorial board of the New York Post: The NRA is falling apart at the seams these days — with insiders profiteering from hysteria-driven fundraising finally exposed. Far wiser to appeal now to the (much more numerous) Americans who hunt or keep guns for self-defense but are appalled by the endless string of mass shootings. Come up with answers. …

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