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  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 25 February 2018

    02/25/2018 4:31:04 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 18 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 25 February 2018 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows February 25th, 2018 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Gov. Rick Scott, R-Fla.; Andrew Pollack, whose daughter was killed in the Florida school shooting, and school senior Delaney Tarr.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Gov. Asa Hutchinson, R-Ark.; Reps. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., and Brian Mast, R-Fla.; Austin Eubanks, a survivor of the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado; Michele Gay, who co-founded Safe and Sound Schools after her daughter was killed in the...
  • [FL] Lawmaker asks Gov. Scott to remove Broward Sheriff Scott Israel after Parkland shooting

    02/24/2018 7:23:39 PM PST · by cmj328 · 67 replies
    CBS 12 (WPEC-TV, West Palm Beach, FL) ^ | Saturday, February 24, 2018 | Yaneli Gonzalez
    BOCA RATON, Fla. (CBS12) — Rep. Bill Hager (Boca Raton), the chairman of the Florida House of Justice Appropriations, has called on Gov. Rick Scott to remove Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel - a power the governor has under Florida law - from his post for neglect of duty and incompetence in regards to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. In his letter to the governor on Saturday, Hager said that various media outlets reported that the School Resource Officer, Scot Peterson, and three deputies under Sheriff Israel's command "were on campus at the time of the attack...
  • Read the arrest report on the Florida shooting suspect(Horrible!)

    02/24/2018 8:07:07 PM PST · by narses · 96 replies
    The Broward County Sheriff’s Office has released the booking report on the arrest of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz.
  • BREAKING: Democratic rebuttal to GOP House Intelligence memo released

    02/24/2018 1:15:07 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 193 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Daniel Chaitin
    The Democratic rebuttal memo to the Republican House Intelligence Committee memo on alleged government surveillance abuses was released Saturday afternoon. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., acknowledged its release at his appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference, at about 4 p.m. "It's just posted," he told American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp, quipping that the committee website was probably already crashing due to high traffic. Democrats say their memo was written as a rebuttal to provide greater context to a Republican memo that was released earlier this month, which outlines abuses by the FBI and the Justice Department...
  • Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR funded. [FReepathon LV]

    Please keep those donations coming in, folks. Let's keep FR alive!! The Trump presidency is off to a great start and 2018 will bring great strides: Build the wall, enforce the law, deport them all!! End sanctuary cities!! End anchor babies!! Continue cutting regulations, cutting government, cutting spending and cutting taxes!! Continue bringing back capital, manufacturing, jobs and the economy!! Continue appointing constitutional conservative judges and restoring the constitution and our religious freedom!! Continue rebuilding and strengthening our military!! Prepare for a great election in November, sweeping in even more conservatives to the congress so we can accomplish all of...
  • Coral Springs police "blew past" Broward Sheriff's to get to shooter.

    02/24/2018 8:35:57 AM PST · by Tea Party Terrorist · 215 replies
    Jim Defede - Twitter ^ | Feb 24, 2018 | Jim Defede
    DEVELOPING: Sources familiar with events surrounding the shooting tell @CBSMiami that when Coral Springs police arrived within minutes of the shooting call, they found not only the BSO School Resource Officer outside the school taking up a defensive position but at least three other @browardsheriff deputies who were waiting outside the school. The Coral Springs officers were told by BSO officers on the scene to wait, but the Coral Springs officers blew past them and immediately entered the building.These events were first reported by @CNN. A spokeswoman for @browardsheriff and @ScottJIsrael confirms they are investigating if BSO deputies waited while...
  • Broward Sheriff's Office Received 2 Calls That Nikolas Cruz Was A Potential School Shooter. [TR]

    02/24/2018 4:17:07 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 70 replies
    BuzzedFeed ^ | February 23, 2018 | Tasneem Nashrulla Cora Lewis
    Full Title: The Broward Sheriff's Office Received Two Calls That Nikolas Cruz Was A Potential School Shooter. They Never Contacted Him. The sheriff's office received at least 18 calls about Cruz's violent behavior and arsenal of weapons from 2008 to 2017. One warned he was "a school shooter in the making," and another said he "planned to shoot up" the school. The Broward County Sheriff's Office had received two calls — one as recently as November 2017 — informing them that Nikolas Cruz was a potential school shooter who possessed an arsenal of weapons, according to call records provided to...
  • SHOCK REPORT: FOUR BROWARD COUNTY DEPUTIES WAITED OUTSIDE SCHOOL DURING MASSACRE

    02/23/2018 6:02:33 PM PST · by conservative98 · 271 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Feb 2018 | AWR HAWKINS
    A report released Friday claims four of Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel’s deputies waited outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School while the attack was occurring. On February 22 Breitbart News reported that one deputy resigned after it was learned that he was on scene but failed to control Nikolas Cruz. Sheriff Israel told ABC 13 that video shows the deputy, Scott Peterson, “arrive at the west side of Building 12” and “take a position” outside the school — but never go inside. The sheriff’s office moved to suspend Peterson, who resigned before the suspension could take place. Now CNN reports...
  • More Big Corporations Sever Ties With NRA

    02/23/2018 3:11:31 PM PST · by demkicker · 172 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2-23-18 | Awe Hawkins
    The announcements by MetLife and Symantec mean four companies have cut ties with the NRA this week. On Thursday, First National Bank of Omaha and Enterprise Rent-A-Car cut ties with the NRA as well. The First National Bank of Omaha announced that it would no longer offer NRA Visa Cards and Enterprise Rent-A-Car announced it would no longer offer discounts to NRA members.
  • Sources: Coral Springs police upset at some [3 more] Broward deputies for not entering school

    02/23/2018 2:32:38 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 149 replies
    MSN ^ | 2-23-18 | Gerald Herbert
    When Coral Springs police officers arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14 in the midst of the school shooting crisis, many officers were surprised to find not only that Broward County Sheriff's Deputy Scot Peterson, the armed school resource officer, had not entered the building, but that three other Broward County Sheriff's deputies were also outside the school and had not entered, Coral Springs sources tell CNN. The deputies had their pistols drawn and were behind their vehicles, the sources said, and not one of them had gone into the school.
  • BREAKING: An individual driving a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier near the White House

    02/23/2018 12:44:04 PM PST · by vladimir998 · 93 replies
    Secret Service Twitter ^ | 23 Feb 2018 | Secret Service
    BREAKING: An individual driving a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier near the White House at 17th & E. UPDATE: The female driver of the vehicle was immediately apprehended by Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers.
  • Heads Up Trump Trump Presser 2 PM EST (Live Thread)

    02/23/2018 10:28:34 AM PST · by goldstategop · 54 replies
    Yup. President Trump press conference coming up soon.
  • Police Were Warned That Nikolas Cruz Allegedly Used Guns Against Others (T)

    02/23/2018 5:34:43 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb 22, 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    911 records show the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBCSO) was reportedly told in November 2017 that Nickolas Cruz allegedly put a gun to someone’s head. CNN reports that the day after Thanksgiving 2017, PBCSO was called and told that Cruz had allegedly hidden a gun in the backyard of a family with which he was staying. Deputies conducted a search, then wrote up the incident as “domestic unfounded.” PBCSO was called four days later with a report that Cruz had allegedly “lashed out against the family that took him in.” Deputies found Cruz at a local park and spoke...
  • Deputy who didn’t stop Florida shooting thinks he ‘did a good job’

    02/22/2018 8:25:56 PM PST · by conservative98 · 393 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...
  • Douglas school cop who ‘never went in’ during shooting has resigned

    02/22/2018 3:48:13 PM PST · by MilesVeritatis · 243 replies
    Miama Herald ^ | 2/22/2018 | CHARLES RABIN, CARLI TEPROFF AND DAVID OVALLE
    One week after a mass shooter Nikolas Cruz murdered 17 people inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, Broward's top cop on Thursday revealed a stunning series of failures by the sheriff’s department. A school campus cop heard the gunfire, rushed to the building but never went inside – instead waiting outside for another four agonizing minutes as Cruz continued the slaughter.
  • Stoneman Douglas cop resigns; sheriff says he should have 'killed the killer'

    02/22/2018 3:43:02 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 92 replies
    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel ^ | February 22, 2018 | Stephen Hobbs and Scott Travis
    he police officer assigned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School resigned Thursday, under investigation for failing the enter the building as a gunman opened fire and killed 17 people. Sheriff Scott Israel said Deputy Scot Peterson should have “went in. Addressed the killer. Killed the killer.” Peterson, 54, came under scrutiny after 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz entered the school with an AR-15 rifle and killed 14 students and three educators on Valentine’s Day.
  • McCain associate takes Fifth on Trump dossier questions

    02/22/2018 2:21:46 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 56 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/22/18 | atherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne, Cyd Upson
    A former State Department official and associate of Sen. John McCain has invoked his Fifth Amendment right not to testify in connection with questions from the House Intelligence Committee about the anti-Trump dossier’s Russian sources, according to a law enforcement source. David J. Kramer, who is a central player in how the unverified Trump dossier made its way to the FBI in late 2016, testified before the committee in December in a closed-door session, indicating he had information about the dossier's sources. A subpoena was issued for mid-January, as first reported by The Washington Examiner. The law enforcement source confirmed,...
  • Trump: "possibility of giving concealed guns to gun adept teachers w/ military or special training"

    02/22/2018 7:18:45 AM PST · by Jim 0216 · 96 replies
    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump ^ | 2/22/18 | Donald Trump
    I never said ‘give teachers guns’ like was stated on Fake News @CNN & @NBC. What I said was to look at the possibility of giving “concealed guns to gun adept teachers with military or special training experience - only the best. 20% of immediately fire back if a savage sicko came to a school with bad intentions. Highly trained teachers would also serve as a deterrent to the cowards that do this. Far more assets at much less cost than guards. A ‘gun free’ school is a magnet for bad people. ATTACKS WOULD END! History shows that a school...
  • Trump endorses guns for teachers to stop shootings

    02/21/2018 7:15:27 PM PST · by Innovative · 128 replies
    BBC ^ | Feb. 21, 2018 | BBC
    US President Donald Trump has said arming teachers could prevent school shootings like that which left 17 people dead last week in Florida. A staff member with a gun could end an attack "very quickly", he said. Mr Trump floated the proposal as emotional survivors of the 14 February massacre implored him to make sure it never happens again. The Republican president also backed calls for improved background checks on gun buyers.
  • Billy Graham has died

    02/21/2018 5:20:30 AM PST · by navysealdad · 84 replies
    Fox News
    Rev. Billy Graham has died.