No bail relief for Virginia QAnon follower who came to Philly to 'straighten out the vote'
PHILADELPHIA — The case of Joshua Macias and Antonio LaMotta, two armed Virginia men who drove to Philadelphia on Nov. 5 to “straighten out the vote,” should be treated as a “mass shooting that was narrowly averted,” District Attorney Larry Krasner wrote to the court in a letter filed Monday.Krasner was arguing against a reduction of bail, which has been set at $750,000 for Macias, who was arrested near the Pennsylvania Convention Center and charged with carrying an unlicensed gun, a third-degree felony.Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Crystal Bryant-Powell denied the bail reduction. A si...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Broward School Board demands psychiatric records from Parkland parents
PARKLAND, Fla. — Their sons and daughters died in the Stoneman Douglas massacre. They sued the Broward School Board, the sheriff and others for the loss of their children.Now parents and other victims are being asked to turn over their psychiatric records to prove they suffered mental anguish over the tragedy.The demand, contained in documents filed in lawsuits blaming the Broward school district for failing to identify and stop the threat posed by gunman Nikolas Cruz, has families of the victims enraged.In formal court responses, school board member Lori Alhadeff, whose daughter is one of tho...
Parkland families will have to share no more than $300,000 in mass shooting lawsuit against school district, court rules
The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the school district where the Parkland mass shooting took place more than two years ago does not have to pay more than $300,000 in combined damages to the victims’ families.Attorneys for survivors and families of the 17 students and staff killed at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February 2018 had asked the court to consider each gunshot as a separate incident, arguing that each plaintiff was entitled to receive $200,000, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.But the limit under Florida state law is $300,000, which the court said shou...
New York Daily News
Second Parkland cop who was fired after school shooting will get his job back
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A Broward sheriff’s deputy who was fired for taking cover behind his truck and then driving away from the Parkland school massacre should be reinstated with back pay, an arbitrator has ruled.With this week’s ruling, Deputy Josh Stambaugh is now the second fired deputy in recent months to have an arbitrator rule they should get their job back after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony fired Josh Stambaugh on June 25, 2019, following investigations into his response during the 2018 massacre in Parkland. At the time of the ...
Fred Guttenberg, Parkland dad, writes uplifting book about coping after tragedy
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Countless acts of generosity and support helped Fred Guttenberg survive the unbearable loss of his only daughter in Parkland’s high school massacre in 2018.A who’s who of political heavyweights contacted him: the Democratic presidential candidate, the speaker of the House, a congressman from Florida, the governors of Ohio and New Jersey. But the kindness of friends and strangers also propelled him through his darkest days, including a famous Hollywood actor who pledged his support, and a group of Broward fire cadets who went to the funeral.These helpers are part of Gutt...
Two dead, six injured in overnight shooting near Rutgers
Two people were killed and six injured early Sunday morning when gunfire broke out near Rutgers University in New Jersey.The victims have not been identified, but officials said Sunday that the two fatalities were both male.New Brunswick police responded to calls just before 1:30 a.m. Sunday and found eight people with apparent gunshot wounds inside a house just blocks from the Rutgers campus.All eight were transported to various local hospitals.The conditions of the other six is unclear and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office did not immediately return a request for comment.Officials sai...
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Florida congresswoman wants gun dealers held accountable for suspected straw purchases
WASHINGTON — A new bill from Miami Democratic Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell would make gun dealers responsible for identifying when customers are purchasing a weapon for someone else and halting the transaction.Mucarsel-Powell will introduce her bill, called the Firearms Retailer Code of Conduct Act, when the House of Representatives comes back to Washington after Labor Day. She announced the legislation during a press conference held Tuesday with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, the March For Our Lives and Parkland parents Fred Guttenberg and Manuel Oliver, who both lost their childr...
Four people shot Sunday at Kansas City nightclub where mass shooting occurred in January
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Four people were shot early Sunday at a Kansas City nightclub that was the scene of a mass shooting in January, according to police.The shooting Sunday was reported just before 2:30 a.m. at 9ine Ultra Lounge, Sgt. Jake Becchina, a spokesman for the Kansas City Police Department, said in an email.One shooting victim was found at the scene and three others arrived at three separate hospitals, Becchina said.The victim at the scene had been shot multiple times and is now hospitalized. The other three victims told authorities they were shot at the nightclub, Becchina said. No inf...
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Trump Incorrectly Says Mass Shooting Took Place In Toledo Instead Of Dayton, Ohio [VIDEO]
On Monday, President Donald Trumpmade a statement on the deadly Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, mass shootings that took place on Saturday, but he seemed to have forgotten where the Ohio shooting took place.In his speech, the president blamed mental health and violent video games as the main causes of mass shootings. He closed his speech with, “May god bless the memory of those who perished in Toledo,” except there was no mass shooting in Toledo.WATCH BETO TAKEDOWN TRUMP: The Dayton shooting took the lives of nine people and injured 27. The El Paso shooting claimed 22 lives and wounded anoth...
False Gun Report Causes Stampede & Several Injuries At D.C. Pride Parade [VIDEO]
Capital Pride, held in D.C., was tarnished by noises mistaken for gunshots, creating chaos and resulting in several injured parade-goers. According to Commander Guillermo Rivera, Metropolitan Police were responding to a call of a man with a gun. Upon further investigation, they found that the gun-wielding man was in possession of a BB gun instead […]