The Pardu

The Pardu
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Showing posts with label Parkland Florida. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Parkland Florida. Show all posts

Monday, February 19, 2018

Trump Repealed Gun Legislation:GOP Accommodating, NRA Happy, Many More Dead

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Vox and other Internet sites are reminding us that almost one year ago Trump and his Congress enacted a law which repealed President Obama's one major piece of gun legislation.

It did not attract a ton of attention at the time (nothing does these days) but about a year ago on February 28, 2017, Congress passed and Donald Trump signed a law revoking an Obama-era regulatory initiative that made it harder for people with mental illness to buy a gun.
As highlighted in the Vox piece, check this.
So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behavior. Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem. Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again!
Trump's efforts to shift all blame for the killing of 17 in Parkland Florida is literally obscene and pathetic. Of course, the FBI call-center failed and deserves every iota of criticism and hopefully severe discipline up to and including discharge.  Any effort to shift all blame to law enforcement is as phony as Trump convincing the nation he would build a wall, back out of the Iran deal, label China a currency manipulator and all other manifestation of campaign lies.

The Florida killer purchased 10 rifles in a span of a year.  Is it possible his purchases were facilitated by Trump, Ryan and McConnell's NRA and gun industry appealing legislation?

In any case, Trump's carnival act is wearing thin and we are seeing signs of catastrophe, in part, result from his and GOP administration of federal governance.

Here is the classic case of, don't think about how I handed the gun industry a vote, watch my lips.

NPR published a piece with three charts which show the utter hypocrisy and weapons manufacturers coziness with the gun industry.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Parkland Terrorist A Member Of White Supremacist Group?

Do you recall Donald Trump saying what follows within hours of the Charlottesville Virginia White supremacist rally?


The Anti-Defamation League

Group Admits Ties to Alleged Parkland School Shooter Nikolas Cruz

February 15, 2018

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A spokesperson for the white supremacist group Republic of Florida (ROF) told the Anti-Defamation League on Thursday, February 15, that Nikolas Cruz, the man charged with the previous day’s deadly shooting spree at a Parkland, Florida, high school, was associated with his group. 
On Wednesday, February 14, , Cruz, 19, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, allegedly entered the school with an AR-15 and opened fire, killing at least 17 people and injuring 14 more. Cruz left the scene but was later captured by police and has been charged with premeditated murder. 
After self-described ROF members claimed on the discussion forum 4chan that Cruz had also been a member, the Anti-Defamation League called the ROF hotline and spoke with an ROF member who identified himself as Jordan Jereb. 
Jereb, based in Tallahassee, is believed to be the leader of ROF. In 2016, he was arrested on charges of threatening a staffer in the office of Florida Governor Rick Scott because he was allegedly angry at the staffer’s son.
Read more here

More via Talking Points Memo, here.


American Terrorist: Nikolas Cruz

 Is there no shame America?

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nikolas cruz maga hat, nikolas cruz maga, nikolas cruz instagram maga   Yes, the cap is just as you see it. Another America terrorist has struck in the most innocent of surroundings: a school. 

The Heavy has compiled an intriguing review of America's most recent terror killer.

Nikolas Cruz: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

These mass killings only happen in America. When it reaches into other nations it is rare and found along with white supremacy.