‘It’s Time For Victims to Be the Change’: Parkland Shooting Survivors Slam the NRA and Trump at Gun Control Rally

Victims who survived Wednesday’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida united at a rally today to demand change in America’s firearm laws, as well as condemn the NRA and President Donald Trump for fighting against such reforms. The event, which took place at the Broward County Federal Courthouse, featured several speakers who made it out of the high school while shooter Nickolas Cruz gunned down 17 of their friends, peers, and colleagues. Emma Gonzales, a sophomore at the impacted high school, slammed the “thoughts and prayers” line that so many Republican lawmakers have trotted out in response to the shooting. “All these people should be at home grieving,” Gonzales said — per NBC News. “But instead we are up here, standing together, because if all our government and president can do is send ‘thoughts and prayers,’ then it’s time for victims to be the change that we need Continue reading "‘It’s Time For Victims to Be the Change’: Parkland Shooting Survivors Slam the NRA and Trump at Gun Control Rally"

Florida School Shooter Reportedly Threatened and Physically Attacked Boy Who Dated His Ex

Nikolas Cruz, the mass shooter who killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, was previously reported to officials at the school for threats, violence, and other aggressive behavior toward a student who dated his ex. In a BuzzFeed News report, the outlet interviewed three of Cruz’s former classmates who claimed the 19-year-old became violent and angry after a fellow student began dating his ex-girlfriend after the two broke up. While Cruz was eventually expelled from the high school in 2017 over “disciplinary reasons,” he showed disturbing signs of instability toward peers long before his removal. After 17-year-old Enea Sabadini began dating Cruz’s ex, the would-be mass shooter attacked him or tried to on multiple occassion — the incident that some reports attribute to his expulsion. Filled with jealous rage, Cruz sent Sabadini numerous Instagram messages laying-out plans to violently get back at the teenager for Continue reading "Florida School Shooter Reportedly Threatened and Physically Attacked Boy Who Dated His Ex"

Trump Attends Mar-a-Lago Disco Party After Meeting with Florida Shooting Survivors

President Donald Trump met with survivors of the Parkland, Florida high school shooting on Friday, before heading to his Mar-a-Lago resort for a disco-themed party. Trump met with survivors of Wednesday’s mass shooting at Broward Health North hospital in Pompano Beach with his wife Melania. They also stopped at the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. “I did indeed,” Trump told reporters when asked if he met with any of the seven victims hospitalized. “It’s very sad that something like that could happen.” CNN’s Kevin Liptak reported that after the hospital visit, Trump attended a Studio 54-themed party at Mar-a-Lago: That marks Trump’s 53rd day at his Palm Beach resort, which is around 40 miles north of Continue reading "Trump Attends Mar-a-Lago Disco Party After Meeting with Florida Shooting Survivors"

Disturbing and Violent Instagram Messages From Florida School Shooter Reveal Hatred For Minorities, Gays

Mass shooter Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old who gunned down 17 people and injured numerous others in a Parkland, Florida high school on Wednesday, reportedly posted racist and anti-gay comments in an Instagram group chat. As reported by CNN, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter spoke to five other people in the chat — which was named  “Murica (American flag emoji) (eagle emoji) great” by Cruz — about his hatred for “jews, ni**ers, immigrants.” The CNN report states:
He talked about killing Mexicans, keeping black people in chains and cutting their necks. The statements were not made in jest. There are hundreds of racist messages, racist memes and racist Instagram videos posted in the group… Cruz said he hated black people simply because they were black; Cruz hated Jews because he believed they wanted to destroy the world.
After one member expressed hatred for gay people, Cruz agreed, saying, Continue reading "Disturbing and Violent Instagram Messages From Florida School Shooter Reveal Hatred For Minorities, Gays"

LeBron James Completely Dismisses Laura Ingraham: ‘Thank You, Whatever Her Name Is…’

The shade is strong with LeBron. Days after Fox News’ Laura Ingraham targeted him on her program and said he should “shut up and dribble” instead of comment on politics, Cleveland Cavs star LeBron James looked to get in the last word on the whole brouhaha. With Ingraham doubling down on her commentary Friday night while inviting James to appear on her show to debate, the multi-time MVP appeared at the NBA All-Star 2018 Media Day this afternoon. And, of course, the subject of his feud with the Fox News host was broached. But in James’ view, Ingraham isn’t even important enough for him to remember her name. “The best thing she did is help me create more awareness, ” he told reporters. “I appreciate her Continue reading "LeBron James Completely Dismisses Laura Ingraham: ‘Thank You, Whatever Her Name Is…’"

Major GOP Donor Vows to Not Contribute to Candidates That Won’t Support Assault Weapons Ban

It would appear that the recent Florida school shooting that in which 17 people died is the breaking point for major GOP donor Al Hoffman Jr. In an interview with the New York Times, Hoffman said he is going to decline to contribute to politicians or political groups that will not support a ban on assault-style weapons. “For how many years now have we been doing this — having these experiences of terrorism, mass killings — and how many years has it been that nothing’s been done?” Hoffman told the Times. “It’s the end of the road for me.” Hoffman sent his declaration in an email to a number of prominent Republicans like Jeb Bush and Florida Governor Rick Scott. In the email, he stated that he will “not write another check unless they all support a ban on assault weapons,” adding “Enough is enough!” Hoffman Continue reading "Major GOP Donor Vows to Not Contribute to Candidates That Won’t Support Assault Weapons Ban"

Trump Claims Media Doesn’t Want to Report That Russian Troll Farm Began in 2014 (They Have)

President Donald Trump was busy on Twitter early Saturday afternoon, firing off a series of tweets about Friday’s bombshell news that 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities were indicted for interfering in the 2016 presidential election. The charges targeted the Internet Research Agency, an infamous Russian troll farm that began operations in 2014 to interrupt the election. In one of his tweets today, Trump complained that the “Fake News Media” doesn’t want to report that the “Russian group was formed in 2014.” As you can further see in the tweet above, the president noted that the troll farm started up well before he Continue reading "Trump Claims Media Doesn’t Want to Report That Russian Troll Farm Began in 2014 (They Have)"