Monthly Archives: October 2016

Orlando mass killer was ‘very creepy’ on gay dating app

Orlando mass killer Omar Mateen sent “very creepy” messages on one gay dating app and was active on at least two others, a Florida man said Monday.

The man identified by investigators as the gunman who killed 49 people and injured 53 others at Pulse nightclub early Sunday had been known in Orlando’s gay community since as far back as 2007 and was a user on the apps Grindr, Jack’d and Adam4Adam, Cord Cedeno told MSNBC.

“He was, like, very creepy in his messages and I blocked him immediately,” Cedeno said. “I recognized him off Grindr — the one of him in the tie.”

An Orlando man told NBC News he recognized this picture of Omar Mateen from a gay dating app called Grindr.
An Orlando man told NBC News he

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Listen: Green Day drops new single ‘Bang Bang’ about mass killer

Green Day has released a new single, “Bang Bang,” during which frontman Billie Joe Armstrong sings from the perspective of a mass shooter.

Opening with newscasters discussing mass shootings, the East Bay trio dives face first into the speedy track.

“Bang, bang, give me fame,” Armstrong songs. “Shoot me up to entertain.”

Armstrong recently told Rolling Stone the song examines “the culture of mass shooting that happens in America mixed with narcissistic social media.” “There’s this sort of rage happening, but it’s also now being filmed and we all have ourselves under surveillance. To me, that is so twisted.

Armstrong said getting into the character’s head was “freaky.”

“It freaked me out,” he said. “After I wrote it, all I wanted to do was get that out of my brain because it just freaked me out.”

Green Day will release next album “Revolution Radio” Oct.7. It’s the band’s first new record since 2012.

Tony Hicks writes

Read more at: http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2016/08/11/green-day-drop-new-single-bang-bang-about-mass-killer/

Mass killer Breivik wins ruling his human rights are being violated in jail

In 2014 he wrote to the media saying his PlayStation console should be replaced by a newer model, as well as demanding a sofa and access to a larger gym. 

On July 22, 2011, diplomat’s son Breivi, carried out the deadliest terrorist attack in Norwegian history.

At his trial, he claimed he was a “crusader” fighting “cultural Marxism” and immigration, particularly from Muslim countries. 

His lawyers attempted to have him detained in a psychiatric hospital, claiming he had paranoid schizophrenia, but failed.

Breivik said he spent nearly 10 years planning the attacks and would not appeal his sentence because he did not consider the court legitimate.

Read more at: http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/662909/mass-killer-Anders-Breivik-wins-wuling-human-rights-violated-solitary-isolation

Chicago Public School Cancels ‘Christian’ Haunted House Depicting Orlando LGBT Mass Shooting

Photo Credit: Advertisement for THE ROOM, “A JOURNEY TO HELL” haunted house

A public Chicago elementary school has cancelled a Christian haunted house after learning that the event would include depictions of mass shootings.

According to Windy City Times, Chicago Public School officials backed out of their agreement to have Tyrone Tappler Productions host a haunted house at Fernwood Elementary School because advertisements for the event indicated that it would include a reenactment of the mass shooting at Orlando’s Pulse Club, an LGBT bar where over 50 people died earlier this year.

An advertisement obtained by Windy City Times said that the event would be a “Christian interactive experience” called “THE ROOM, ‘A JOURNEY TO HELL’.”

“You will walk in 10 Rooms and encounter individuals

Read more at: http://www.alternet.org/culture/chicago-public-school-cancels-christian-haunted-house-depicting-orlando-lgbt-mass-shooting

Cold coffee, microwave dinners: Norway’s worst killer Breivik wins ‘inhumane conditions’ verdict

The Oslo court ruled murderer Anders Breivik, was being kept in “inhuman and degrading” conditions, and that his confinement violates Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Breivik was imprisoned after killing 77 people in a gun attack in 2011, making him Norway’s most prolific killer.

Now the Norwegian government will pay Breivik’s court costs of 330,000 crowns ($13,900).

RT: A murderer who killed dozens of people wins his case including complaints about being served cold coffee in prison. How are people reacting to this?


The verdict is due at 1p.m. GMT.  Lise AsreudCourt rules in favor of Norwegian terrorist Breivik in ‘Playstation 2 is torture’ trial

Finn Erik Robstad: I think

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Losing our past, groping into the future

By Owei Lakemfa
MANY Nigerians live in a bewildering world. They cannot make sense of their circumstances as poverty struts  the land like a conquering giant with its Siamese twin, hunger, battling many to submission.

With inflation at an official 17.9 percent high, severe cases of malnutrition, last seen 46 years ago during the civil war, has made its unwelcome appearance especially in  internally displaced persons camps. Nigerians grope around noiselessly, else they awaken their fears of the future.

An African proverb says if you do not know where you are going, you should know where you are coming from. We should know that a river that forgets its source, is bound to dry up. We have forgotten our source, in order not to dry up, we must reconnect with our origins and marry it with our present in order to flow into a smooth  future.

When my eldest brother

Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/10/losing-our-past-groping-into-the-future/

Video Shows Panic Inside Mall During Mass Shooting

SEATTLE – Video footage taken by surveillance cameras in a Washington state mall that was made public Friday captured the fear and panic that broke out when a man carrying a rifle opened fire inside a Macy’s department store.

Some shoppers at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington, ran and others hid behind clothing racks as a lone shooter with a rifle searched for his targets.

The Sept. 23 shooting left a teenage girl, three women and one man dead.

Arcan Cetin of Oak Harbor is being held on suspicion of five counts of first-degree, premeditated murder. Bail was set at $2 million. Prosecutors have until Jan. 6, 2017 to file formal charges.

The 14 clips of video were released late Friday by Skagit County in response to a public records request.

The video, taken from cameras throughout the store, show the shooter wearing a black short-sleeved shirt and black shorts,

Read more at: http://seattle.cbslocal.com/2016/10/29/video-shows-panic-inside-mall-during-mass-shooting/

Chicago public school cancels ‘Christian’ haunted house depicting Orlando LGBT mass shooting

A public Chicago elementary school has cancelled a Christian haunted house after learning that the event would include depictions of mass shootings.

According to Windy City Times, Chicago Public School officials backed out of their agreement to have Tyrone Tappler Productions host a haunted house at Fernwood Elementary School because advertisements for the event indicated that it would include a reenactment of the mass shooting at Orlando’s Pulse Club, an LGBT bar where over 50 people died earlier this year.

An advertisement obtained by Windy City Times said that the event would be a “Christian interactive experience” called “THE ROOM, ‘A JOURNEY TO HELL’.”

“You will walk in 10 Rooms and encounter individuals who will make choices. The choice is life or death; sin or salvation; heaven or hell. The scenes will be action-packed, real and jaw dropping”

A notice on Facebook asked for volunteers: “Club Pulse, Dancers, Victims … CAGED

Read more at: https://www.rawstory.com/2016/10/chicago-public-school-cancels-christian-haunted-house-depicting-orlando-lgbt-mass-shooting/

Mass Shooting At New York Halloween Party Leaves 2 Dead: Reports

An early morning shooting at a Halloween party in Newburgh, New York, left two young women dead and five others injured, according to police.

Officers were called to the scene just after midnight Sunday. Several hours later, the search for a gunman, or gunmen, remained underway, Newburgh police stated in a release.

Police identified Tabitha Cruz, 20, and Omani Free, 18, both from Newburgh, as the two victims who were fatally shot at a building on Broadway.

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/deadly-shooting-halloween-party_us_5815f178e4b0990edc31bd43