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  • Deputy who didn’t stop Florida shooting thinks he ‘did a good job’

    02/22/2018 8:25:56 PM PST · by conservative98 · 106 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 22, 2018 | 10:57pm | David K. Li
    The sheriff’s deputy who failed to engage the shooter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School “believed he did a good job” because he called in the location of the massacre and gave a description of the shooter, a top union official said Thursday. School resource officer Scot Peterson, who resigned in disgrace from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, was “distraught” about shooting that killed 17 people — but believed he did his duty, according to the president of the Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association. “He believed he did a good job calling in the location, setting up the perimeter and...
  • Fla. District Faces Barrage of Legal Issues in Wake of School Massacre

    02/22/2018 8:18:21 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 9 replies
    Education Week ^ | February 22, 2018 | Mark Walsh
    The mass shooting that killed 17 students and staff members at a Florida high school thrusts the Broward County school system into a hornet's nest of legal issues including the complexities of a crime scene, the privacy of student records, and the threat of liability. And it's fueling what could become a national debate over the proper response by school and mental health professionals for those deemed at risk of violence. (Read more at the link)
  • 'Listen to America's young people': Danish PM to Trump [re: Parkview FL protests]

    02/22/2018 7:51:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 22 February 2018 10:27 CET+01:00
    Danish prime minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen in a Twitter post on Wednesday encouraged US president Donald Trump to listen to calls for action over gun crime in the United States. The message from the Danish PM came as the US president listened to pleas for gun reform on Wednesday in a White House meeting with about 40 students, teachers and family members of victims, including from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed on February 14th. “Do not intend to interfere, but allow me to give a Danish perspective: please, respond to the...
  • Armed officer at Florida school shooting never went inside to confront gunman [Deputy present!]

    02/22/2018 4:18:27 PM PST · by familyop · 78 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | February 22, 2018 | Telegraph Reporters
    The armed officer on duty...The school resource officer at the high school took up a position viewing the western entrance of the building that was under attack for more than 4 minutes, but "he never went in," Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said at a news conference...Israel said the deputy should have "went in, addressed the killer, killed the killer."
  • While Others Fight Over Guns, Ted Cruz Battles Ethanol

    02/22/2018 1:52:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/22/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz was in Philadelphia yesterday, but he wasn’t there for the cheesesteaks. He was holding a rally at Philadelphia Energy Solutions, the owners of a major northeastern refinery which the EPA managed to bankrupt this winter. Arguing on behalf of those who are being put out of work because of EPA mandates, particularly the Renewable Fuel Standard, Cruz made the case for less government licensing and more flexibility in U.S. energy development, leaving some to wonder if this was actually a campaign stop for an upcoming election bid. (Dallas News) Texas Sen. Ted Cruz led a...
  • Ted Cruz’s War On Ethanol Takes Him To Philly

    02/22/2018 12:10:43 PM PST · by Rio · 14 replies
    Chem.info ^ | 2/22/2018 | Catherine Sbeglia
    As part of his ongoing war against the ethanol industry, Senator Ted Cruz traveled to Philadelphia this week to meet with oil refinery workers who claim to be facing layoffs and financial ruin due to the federal mandated Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The now-bankrupt refinery, Philadelphia Energy Solutions, has argued that the cause of its financial problems are renewable identification numbers, or RINs, federal credits that refineries must purchase if they are unable to blend ethanol with gasoline as federal law requires. Credit prices fluctuate and in the past year, have risen from a few cents to nearly $1.40 apiece....
  • Cops let FL school shooter get away, were watching security camera footage on a 20 minute DELAY

    02/22/2018 11:08:56 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 91 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | February 22, 2018 | Charlotte Dean
    REVEALED: Cops let Florida school shooter get away because they didn't realize they were watching security camera footage on a 20 minute DELAY The confusion caused police to believe Nikolas Cruz was still on school premises Police spent 26 minutes looking for Cruz on campus but he had already fled They later revealed he was able to escape due to a 20-minute camera delay Deputies caught Cruz an hour later but it was made harder by the delay Parkland massacre gunman Nikolas Cruz was able to escape the Florida campus undetected because security guards were watching surveillance footage on a...
  • Cops let alleged Florida shooter off the hook over gun threat

    02/22/2018 9:37:18 AM PST · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 22, 2018 | Lia Eustachewich
    Local authorities were warned two and a half months prior to the massacre in a Florida high school that accused shooter Nikolas Cruz had “used a gun against people before,” according to a disturbing new report. The chilling details on Cruz’s troubled past were revealed in 911 records obtained by CNN.
  • Ted Cruz defends Second Amendment, blasts ‘enormous hypocrisy’ of Hollywood liberals on gun control

    02/21/2018 8:02:58 PM PST · by TBP · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 21, 2018 | Dave Urbanski
    Sen. Ted Cruz was asked by a TMZ reporter in Washington, D.C., last week if Hollywood, while touting overwhelming opposition to the Second Amendment, shares blame for gun violence due to its influence in American culture. And the Republican from Texas shot straight from the hip. I don’t think this is one too many movies with cowboys and Indians or [Arnold] Schwarzenegger, Quentin Tarantino, or what have you. I don’t think that’s the cause. Evil has always been with us. Now Hollywood does glorify violence, and I’ve got to say I wish we had a little bit less of that....
  • Brit Hume Discusses Possible Push for Gun Control Legislation…

    02/21/2018 3:04:48 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 84 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | February 19, 2018 | Sundance
    If Nikolas Cruz had been arrested for his prior criminal behavior he would not have passed a background check for a firearm purchase. The issue was/is not the background check; the issue was/is the lack of a prior arrest. Hence, the Broward County school and law enforcement policy is ultimately what failed. I don’t say this lightly, but the lawyers have the easiest case for ‘wrongful death’ lawsuits in the history of this type of litigation. The county policy constructed by public officials (School Board and Superintendent), and the county law enforcement policy that was specifically and intentionally designed to...
  • Florida Teachers’ Pension Fund Invested in Maker of School Massacre Gun (AR-15)

    02/21/2018 2:19:20 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 23 replies
    Bloomberg | 02/20/2018 | By Neil Weinberg and Polly Mosendz
    Bloomberg stuff.Link Only.
  • Florida school shooter 'sympathized with Syrian terrorists,' sold knives from lunchbox, friend says

    02/21/2018 11:34:27 AM PST · by Moonman62 · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/20/18 | Greg Norman
    A former friend and classmate of Nikolas Cruz says he would follow her around, abuse his girlfriend and even talk about killing his friends' parents, adding to the shocking claims that have emerged about Cruz in the days since the Florida high school shooting. Ariana Lopez told ABC News on Tuesday she and her friends reported Cruz’s behavior to school officials multiple times between 2016 and 2017. Cruz was eventually expelled from Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School, where he shot and killed 17 last week. “He talked about killing our parents, our friends, boyfriends and girlfriends,” Lopez said. “He would...
  • Parkland shooter always in trouble, never expelled. Could school system have done more?

    02/21/2018 9:58:50 AM PST · by rxsid · 54 replies
    miamiherald.com ^ | 02.20.2018 | Carol Marbin Miller And Kyra Gurney
    Parkland shooter always in trouble, never expelled. Could school system have done more?By Carol Marbin Miller And Kyra Gurney February 20, 2018 07:59 PM At times, Nikolas Cruz’s behavior could be a school administrator’s nightmare: Teachers and other students said he kicked doors, cursed at teachers, fought with and threatened classmates and brought a backpack with bullets to school. He collected a string of discipline for profanity, disobedience, insubordination, and disruption. In 2014, administrators transferred Cruz to an alternative school for children with emotional and behavioral disabilities — only to change course two years later and return him to a...
  • Deadliest School Massacre in American History Is a Bombing... from 1927

    02/21/2018 7:58:13 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 15 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 16, 2018 | Chris Reeves
    In the aftermath of the Wednesday's deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida politicians and pundits alike are using the tragedy as an opportunity to push for gun control legislating and demonizing anyone who opposes such laws as evil, inhumane monsters solely motivated by NRA lobbying dollars. Given the immediate climate of scaremongering, it's worth pointing out that to this day, the deadliest school massacre was committed not with a gun, but a bomb. [snip] ... No government can provide perfect safety to all of its citizens. The reality of modern life is that killers have an arsenal of possible tools...
  • Republican Congressman Calls for Raising Minimum Age to Buy AR-15s [Carlos Curbelo]

    02/21/2018 3:53:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 20, 2018 | 11:15 AM EST | Melanie Arter
    Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.), who filed legislation banning bump stocks — which allows gun owners to turn semi-automatic weapons into automatic weapons, told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” on Tuesday that he supports raising the minimum age to buy semi-automatic weapons, like the one used in the Florida school shooting. “I also support raising the minimum age. If an 18-year-old, a 19-year-old can’t buy a handgun — oh, and by the way, they also can’t buy a beer at a restaurant — why can they buy these powerful long guns that are capable of inflicting so much damage as we saw...
  • More Americans Than Ever Support Stricter Gun Control Laws, Poll Finds

    02/21/2018 3:21:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    Time ^ | 2/20/18 | JAMIE DUCHARME
    ....support for stricter gun control laws is at an all-time high among American voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll. Those in favor of stricter gun legislation outnumber those opposed by a measure of more than two-to-one, according to the poll.... ....among gun owners, with 50% in favor and 44% not, according to the poll....
  • Trump’s base warms to Ted Cruz after president’s amnesty ‘betrayal’

    02/20/2018 8:41:41 PM PST · by TBP · 129 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | By S.A. Miller
    They aren’t calling him “Lyin’ Ted” anymore. Sen. Ted Cruz’s stock is rising among members of President Trump’s base who feel double-crossed after the president offered amnesty to illegals in the immigration debate. Some who opposed Mr. Cruz in his 2016 run for the White House are even clamoring for the Texas Republican to mount a primary challenge to Mr. Trump in 2020. The newfound esteem for Mr. Cruz, whom Mr. Trump dubbed “Lyin’ Ted” when they battled for the 2016 Republican nomination, is coming from people who were die-hard supporters of the president. “Ted Cruz has kept his word...
  • School Shooting Was Outcome of Broward County School Board Policy

    02/19/2018 6:14:19 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 45 replies
    CTH ^ | 02/19/18 | sundance
    full title:School Shooting Was Outcome of Broward County School Board Policy – Now Local and National Politicians Weaponize Kids for Ideological Intents… CTH has intentionally stayed away from discussion of the Parkland school shooting as we watched and reviewed the response. However, it’s time to call the Broward School Board officials to task and simultaneously prepare the class-action lawyers to cripple the system. Broward County schools intentionally created polices from 2010 through 2016 that culminated in the 2018 mass school shooting in Parkland. We know this with great specificity because five years ago we warned Broward County Florida school board...
  • Ending School to Prison Pipeline in FL [resulted in St. Valentine's Day School Massacre-NAACP]

    02/18/2018 6:29:47 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 79 replies
    NAACP.org -National Association for Advancement of Colored People ^ | 11/5/13 | Press Release /A. Justified Rant
    -----This explains Why Cruz was Never Prosecuted for Crimes Committed at School before he grew bold and went on a murdering rampage. Deceased and wounded victims' families can thank the NAACP. -------- Press Release (2013) The NAACP has brokered a groundbreaking collaborative agreement on school discipline with Broward County Public Schools, law enforcement and its community partners. The agreement will serve as a model for school districts nationwide that aim to end the school to prison pipeline wreaking havoc in communities of color. The collaborative agreement establishes proven alternatives to arrest for misdemeanor infractions by students that include common sense...
  • Vanity - Florida massacre culprit trio, Cruz (Murderer), Wray (FBI), & Israel (Broward Sheriff).

    02/17/2018 11:52:10 PM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 20 replies
    Mental illness, undetected, when clearly in open view, for all to heed and see, a nutcase, lunatic left-wing, Democrat murderer, Cruz, An FBI Director, Wray whose supposed "top notch" organization committed a mortal sin of failure, causing death to innocents, and a loud mouthed, "Debbie Wassamann Schultz", Democrat, Sheriff, Israel, that missed thirty-nine (39) opportunities to nail this maniac, hateful kid, before he slaughtered dozens of innocent kids & adults. POTUS, Trump, immediately fire FBI Director, Christopher Wray and, have AG, Sessions nail (fire) the top management of the FBI by firing all of them on Tuesday morning. Chasing Russians...