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  • Teen shot five times at Stoneman Douglas High plans to sue BSO, school system

    03/06/2018 8:44:50 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 62 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | March 5, 2018 | ARLI TEPROFF
    A 15-year-old Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting survivor and his family have put Broward County authorities on notice that they will sue to seek money damages to help cover the cost of his recovery. Attorney Alex Arreaza filed the letter on behalf of Anthony Borges, who was shot five times, including in both of his legs. “These kids at this school were let down at just about every level,” Arreaza said. The suit, when it is filed, could be the first of many stemming from the tragedy that took 17 lives on Valentines Day. Confessed shooter Nikolas Cruz entered his former...
  • Broward sheriff's captain who gave initial order to 'stage' not enter Stoneman Douglas is ID'd

    03/06/2018 6:16:21 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 114 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 5, 2018 | Matt Finn
    The Broward County Sheriff’s Office has identified to Fox News the captain who, according to sources, directed responding deputies and units to “stage” or form a “perimeter” outside Stoneman Douglas High School, instead of rushing immediately into the building, as the mass shooting unfolded there. Multiple law enforcement and official sources said the commands in the initial moments after Nikolas Cruz allegedly opened fire would go against all training which instructs first responders to “go, go, go” until the shooter is neutralized. As law enforcement arrived, the shooter’s identity and exact location were still unknown.
  • The Broward County Superintendent's Corrupt and Dangerous Agenda

    03/06/2018 1:58:45 AM PST · by MilesVeritatis · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 06, 2018 | M. Catharine Evans
    There's little doubt Broward County Public Schools superintendent Robert Runcie's rabid implementation of his "no arrest" policy in 2011 helped Nikolas Cruz to stay "in the classroom and out of the courtroom," a phrase Runcie often repeated when touting his signature PROMISE program. Runcie's plan served as an exemplary model for 50 participating school districts across the country, affecting 6.35 million children. In a July 2015 White House conference attended by Runcie and his former boss in Chicago, education secretary Arne Duncan, the superintendent received high praise for leading the nation in reducing student arrests. But according to many outside...
  • Commanding officer initially ordered responding deputies to 'stage' not enter Stoneman Douglas(TR)

    03/01/2018 5:54:49 AM PST · by kelly4c · 49 replies
    Fox news ^ | 2-28-18 | Matt Finn
    Fox News has learned that in the critical moments as first responding deputies were searching for an active shooter on the property of Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school, a commanding officer on scene apparently ordered some of the initial responders to “stage” and set up a “perimeter” outside -- instead of immediately ordering or allowing officers to rush in to neutralize the suspect, Nikolas Cruz.
  • Judge rules Trump’s DACA phaseout legal: Decision doesn’t stop other courts’ blockade

    03/05/2018 6:28:07 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 5, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge ruled Monday that President Trump’s phaseout of the Obama-era DACA program is legal, adding heft to the administration’s defense but doing little to solve the ongoing court quagmire. The ruling does not overturn two other federal courts, who had previously blocked the phaseout, which was supposed to take effect Monday. But it does offer a needed boost as the Justice Department appeals those other two rulings.
  • Exclusive: Florida Public School Teacher Has A White Nationalist Podcast

    03/05/2018 6:12:53 PM PST · by The people have spoken · 25 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 03/03/2018 | Christopher Mathias, Jenna Amatulli, and Rebecca Klein
    Dayanna Volitich, a 25-year-old social studies teacher at Crystal River Middle School in Florida, has been secretly hosting the white nationalist podcast “Unapologetic” under the pseudonym “Tiana Dalichov” and bragging about teaching her views in a public school, HuffPost has discovered. In her most recent podcast on Feb. 26, a guest railed against diversity in schools, dismissing the idea that “a kid from Nigeria and a kid who came from Sweden are supposed to learn exactly the same” and have the “same IQ.” Volitich enthusiastically agreed with the guest, and went on to argue that “science” has proven that certain...
  • Guess Who’s Funding the ‘Student’ Gun Control Movement?

    03/05/2018 11:49:21 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | March 1, 2018 | Onan Coca
    At the risk of being called cold or harsh, let me begin by saying every American has a right to his/her opinion on just about any issue. Including guns. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let me add this: the people playing partisan politics on the graves of the 17 innocent dead people from Douglas High School are despicable. I don’t care what age they are. Over the last couple of weeks, a variety of conservative voices have gotten in trouble for insinuating that the anti-gun protesters coming out of Douglas High School seem far too practiced...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,March 5,2018

    03/05/2018 9:01:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | March 5, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Arabsat's Latest Communications Satellite Assembled In Preparation For Flight

    03/04/2018 11:24:06 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Spaceflight Insider ^ | February 20th, 2018 | Jason Rhian
    The Arabsat-6A satellite has completed primary assembly and has been shipped to Lockheed Martin's Sunnyvale, California facilities to begin testing in preparation for flight... When Arabsat-6A was transported from Denver to Sunnyvale, the satellite was housed inside of a "mobile clean room." This container ensures that the spacecraft was kept safe and secure. "Arabsat-6A and its companion satellite, Hellas Sat 4/SaudiGeoSat-1 are the most advanced commercial communications satellites we've ever built," said Lisa Callahan, vice president and general manager of Commercial Civil Space for Lockheed Martin via a statement issued by the company... If everything goes according to plan, Arabsat-6A...
  • Citrus County Middle school teacher accused of having white nationalist podcast

    03/04/2018 6:51:21 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    ABC News TampaBay ^ | 3/3/18 | Heather Leigh
    A Citrus County social studies teacher is being accused, in a recent Huffington Post article, of having a white nationalist podcast, and even secretly bringing her beliefs into the classroom. Dayanna Volitich has been at Crystal River Middle School since 2016, but online she used the pseudonym Tiana Dalichov. "I get to talk about topics that people don't like to talk about. They don't want to be seen as a bigot, racist, whatever you want to call it. I honestly don't care." That's a snippet from the podcast "unapologetic" previewing the topics listeners can expect to hear. he Huffington Post...
  • Florida Senate rejects ban on assault weapons, votes to arm teachers

    03/04/2018 10:42:31 AM PST · by Simon Green · 58 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03/04/18 | Reuters Staff
    The Florida Senate rejected a proposal to ban assault weapons, and voted for a measure to arm some teachers, weeks after 17 people were killed in the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history. An amendment that would have banned assault weapons attached to a wider bill failed on Saturday in a largely party-line vote, in response to the Feb. 14 killing of 14 students and three faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Parkland. The vote was 20-17 against the assault weapon ban, with two Republicans joining all of the senate’s 15 Democrats...
  • Protocol or cowardice? Parkland student slams teacher over locked door during shooting, report says

    03/04/2018 6:13:50 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 3, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    A high school student who survived the deadly Florida shooting on Valentine’s Day that left 17 people dead has slammed his teacher on social media, calling him an “opportunist” and “a coward,” after he allegedly wouldn’t unlock his classroom door and let students in, a report from the Sun-Sentinel said on Friday. Josh Gallagher, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., shared his account on Twitter. He said he was in math class with his teacher Jim Gard when the fire alarm went off. Students began to evacuate, and while Gallagher was near the stairwell, he...
  • If Sheriff Israel is the “amazing” leader he says he is, he will release videos...

    03/04/2018 1:57:25 AM PST · by MilesVeritatis · 23 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | March 03, 2018 | MIAMI HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD
    [Full headline:] "If Sheriff Israel is the “amazing” leader he says he is, he will release videos of his deputies’ actions during Parkland shooting" It’s imperative that Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel release video recordings of what his deputies did, and didn’t do, outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School while Nikolas Cruz was on a killing spree inside. First, Israel himself has said that the public needs to know this information. He’s right, and he should accommodate the people on whose behalf he and his deputies work. This is an extraordinary case in which his department bears a large share...
  • ...Teen brags he hung up on Trump WH while classmate drops the F-bomb on TV

    03/03/2018 6:50:37 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 80 replies
    biz pac review ^ | 3/3/18 | T Tillison
    ....David Hogg appeared on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” to stress that the gun control agenda he’s been pushing is not about politics. He then bragged that he hung up on the White House… before his classmate dropped an “F-bomb” on national television, directed at “all generations before us.” ...“I actually hung up on the White House the other day,” Hogg boasted, explaining that they had called him the day before Trump’s listening session to invite him to attend.
  • Miami police investigate after 4 people shot [Quick! Blame the NRA!]

    03/03/2018 6:28:01 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    WPLG-TV, owned by Warren Buffett ^ | 3/3/18 | Troy Blevins
    Miami police are investigating after four people were shot Saturday night. The shooting happened near 62nd Street and Northwest 14th Avenue in Miami.
  • Florida shooting survivor: 'Trump needs to listen to the screams of the children'

    03/03/2018 4:30:02 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 95 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 3, 2018 | Luis Sanchez
    Two survivors from the Florida high school shooting said they will not be giving up on their push for gun control anytime soon, with one saying that "President Trump needs to listen to the screams of the children." “We are millennials and we love complaining more than any other generation," David Hogg said on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" when asked how long he and fellow student Cameron Kasky would push for gun control. Hogg said during the interview that the White House called him the day before Trump's listening session last month with students and family members impacted...
  • Florida Gubernatorial Candidate and Congressman Endorses Convention of States

    03/03/2018 2:23:16 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 15 replies
    Convention of States ^ | February 23rd 2018
    The Convention of States Project, a national effort to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution, is pleased to announce an endorsement from Florida Congressman and Candidate for Governor, Ron DeSantis. Rep. DeSantis stated, “I’ve spent years fighting the DC Swamp, and as a candidate for Governor of Florida, I know the states need to use Article V to take the power away from D.C. The permanent bureaucracy will never voluntarily give up an ounce of its power. Florida was the third of twelve states that have already passed the Resolution, and I encourage all other...
  • Florida Senate briefly approves AR-15 ban, then rejects it

    03/03/2018 12:13:20 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 63 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | March 3, 2018 | Steve Bousquet.Mower,Klas
    TALLAHASSEE — On a day filled with emotion, the Florida Senate Saturday debated measures in response to the Parkland tragedy to spend millions of dollars on school safety and mental health that lawmakers have long neglected and limits on access to guns for the first time in decades. In an unexpected move by a staunchly pro-gun Legislature, senators briefly approved and then rejected a two-year moratorium on sale of AR-15 assault rifles, the type used in the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. The surprise action came on an unrecorded voice vote, in which senators...
  • Democrats Visit Mass-Murderer Raul Castro to Denounce President Trump's Policies

    03/03/2018 11:05:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    “The group, led by Democrat Senator and Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman, Patrick Leahy, arrived in Cuba last weekend to review changes in Washington’s policy toward the island since President Donald Trump assumed office in January 2017. During the press conference, Leahy mentioned the meeting that he and his colleagues held yesterday with Cuban President, Raúl Castro…During the press conference the Senator for Vermont criticized the new direction taken by the Trump administration with regard to Cuba policy.” (Cuba’s Communist party paper, Granma.)The rest of the U.S. delegation consisted of senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Gary Peters (D-MI), Jim McGovern (D-MA),...
  • Politico Writer Angry at Broward Sheriff for Hurting Liberal Anti-NRA Narrative

    03/03/2018 7:30:46 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 42 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 3, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Michael Grunwald expressed his anger in Politico magazine at Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel. He is upset because Sheriff Israel's inept leadership and boastful manner has diverted attention away from the anti-NRA narrative being promoted by the left and the mainstream media. Yes, instead of being primarily concerned about how the sheriff overlooked dozens of red flags that allowed the tragic shooting to take place on Valentine's Day in Parkland Florida at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Grunwald focused his ire upon him because the sheriff, not the NRA, became the primary target of anger.