Category Archives: Mass Murderers

No proof that Nikolas Cruz, Parkland shooter, was motivated by Islamic or left-wing hate

A conservative website portrayed Nikolas Cruz, who admitted to fatally gunning down 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, as sharing views of certain Muslims and leftists.

“The mass murderer was immersed in Islamic and leftwing hate,” stated a story on the Geller Report website on Feb. 14, the day of the shooting at the Parkland, Fla., school.

The author of the website, Pamela Geller, is an activist who co-founded Stop Islamization of America, also known as the American Freedom Defense Initiative, a far-right group.

Facebook users flagged the post as being potentially fabricated, as part of the social network’s efforts to combat online hoaxes. We found no evidence that Cruz was immersed in Islamic or left-wing hate.

Most of Geller’s story has nothing to do with political views held by Cruz. It largely repeats an initial story by Fox News the day of the shooting and showed some of Cruz’s

Read more at: http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2018/feb/19/pamela-geller/no-proof-nikolas-cruz-was-motivated-islamic-or-lef/

Teen accused in 2016 South Carolina school shooting to face charges in adult court

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Pamela Sanchez, a teacher’s assistant from Townville Elementary, talks about the shooting at the school in 2016, during a waiver hearing for Jesse Osborne in Anderson on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.
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ANDERSON, S.C. — A teen accused of killing his father and then opening fire at the playground where he went to elementary school will be tried as an adult, an Anderson County judge has decided.

Jesse Osborne, now 15,

Read more at: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/02/19/accused-south-carolina-school-shooter/351199002/

Bad diagnosis, clerical errors, background check lapses led to missed warning signs before mass killings


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Anger in Parkland, Florida over missed warning signs

FBI under pressure over failure to act on tip about suspected school shooter Nikolas Cruz; Steve Harrigan reports from Parkland, Florida.

Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz has become the latest mass killer who was able to carry out his sick slaughter due in part to law enforcement’s failure

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/02/19/bad-diagnosis-clerical-errors-background-check-lapses-led-to-missed-warning-signs-before-mass-killings.html

British soldiers deny being part of far right group | Daily Mail Online

  • Two British soldiers and a civilian face charges under the Terrorism Act
  • One soldier is accused of having a Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik
  • They are accused of being part of the banned far-Right group National Action 

Richard Spillett, Crime Correspondent For Mailonline

Reagan column: It’s still not guns

During the intense media coverage of Wednesday’s tragic events in Parkland, Florida, I was shocked to hear it was the 18th school shooting so far this year.

Eighteen. In 45 days.

That sounds terrible.

That sounds like a huge American crisis that needs to be addressed immediately by our great leaders in Washington.

But that 18 number, which the anti-gun lobby in the media has emphasized without going into the details of the individual incidents, is highly misleading.

None of those previous shootings was anything like the horrible one on Feb. 14 that left 17 students and teachers dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

The year’s worst previous shooting, which happened in Kentucky at a high school less than a month ago, left two students dead and 14 wounded by gunfire.

The only other death was a single murder that occurred on a college campus.

Two of the shootings that occurred at one of the country’s 120,000

Read more at: https://www.dcourier.com/news/2018/feb/19/reagan-column-its-still-not-guns/

The Gender Wars: Stop Press. Mass Murderer Is A Man!

Another day, another mass shooting in the United States. Mental health has come up as a possible cause; extremist views; lax gun laws. But the elephant in the room, writes Ben Pennings is still not being discussed.

One essential ingredient has been ignored in the analysis of the latest U.S. school massacre. Again.

Nikolas Cruz is a man.

Cruz’s mental health, ethnicity, political beliefs, school behaviour and access to weapons have all been critiqued. I have yet to see one politician, criminologist, law officer or media commentator highlight his gender.

This is despite 95 per cent of massacres in schools and universities having been committed by men, from Andrew Kehoe killing 44 people in a 1927 school bombing to the massacres at Montreal, Dunblane, Sanaa, Columbine, Osaka and Erfurt.

In fact, more than 90 per cent of mass murderers, serial killers, murderers, rapists, child molesters, and domestic violence perpetrators are male. The alarming level

Read more at: https://newmatilda.com/2018/02/19/gender-wars-stop-press-mass-murderer-man/

The Gender Wars: Stop Press. Mass Murderer Is A Man! – New Matilda

Another day, another mass shooting in the United States. Mental health has come up as a possible cause; extremist views; lax gun laws. But the elephant in the room, writes Ben Pennings is still not being discussed.

One essential ingredient has been ignored in the analysis of the latest U.S. school massacre. Again.

Nikolas Cruz is a man.

Cruz’s mental health, ethnicity, political beliefs, school behaviour and access to weapons have all been critiqued. I have yet to see one politician, criminologist, law officer or media commentator highlight his gender.

This is despite 95 per cent of massacres in schools and universities having been committed by men, from Andrew Kehoe killing 44 people in a 1927 school bombing to the massacres at Montreal, Dunblane, Sanaa, Columbine, Osaka and Erfurt.

In fact, more than 90 per cent of mass murderers, serial killers, murderers, rapists, child molesters, and domestic violence perpetrators are male. The alarming level

Read more at: https://newmatilda.com/2018/02/19/gender-wars-stop-press-mass-murderer-man/

Family hosting Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz ‘baffled’ how 19-year-old turned into suspected mass killer

The family who hosted Florida school shooter suspect Nikolas Cruz say he was strange, immature and depressed but didn’t seem like a killer, according to reports.

After James and Kimberly Snead took 19-year-old Cruz into their Florida home in November he followed their rules, was good company and seemed to be becoming happier.

On Wednesday Cruz was still living with the family when he’s alleged to have used his AR-15 rifle to kill 17 people at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida .

“We had this monster living under our roof and we didn’t know,” Kimberly Snead told the South Florida Sun Sentinel today .

“Everything everybody seems to know, we didn’t know,” Jim Snead added. “It’s as simple as that.”

Nikolas Cruz posing for a selfie
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The family say

Read more at: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/us-news/family-hosting-florida-school-shooter-12049056

Survivor of Florida school shooting used his body as human shield to protect classmates

When he and his classmates came face-to-face with a gunman shooting up their Florida school, Anthony Borges put the lives of others before his own, a friend who survived thanks to the teenager and his father told ABC News.

A soccer player at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, 15-year-old Anthony placed his body between alleged mass killer Nikolas Cruz and fellow students, Carlos Rodriguez, who said he survived because of Anthony’s heroism, told ABC News.

PHOTO: Anthony Borges, 15, a survivor of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., is pictured in this undated family photo.Anthony Borges family
Anthony Borges, 15, a survivor of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., is pictured in this undated family photo.

“None of us knew what to do. So, he took the initiative to just save his other classmates,” Carlos, Anthony’s best friend,

Read more at: http://abcnews.go.com/US/survivor-florida-school-shooting-body-human-shield-protect/story?id=53183609

School shooter’s brother ‘in psych facility’

THE younger brother of deranged school shooter Nikolas Cruz was committed to a mental health facility, according to reports.

The New York Post reports, authorities removed someone Friday from the home of Roxanne Deschamps, a longtime family friend of the Cruz brothers who took them in after their adoptive mother died of pneumonia in November, The Palm Beach Post reported.

A friend of Deschamps confirmed Zachary Cruz, who turns 18 next week, was the person removed from the home.

The younger Cruz brother was involuntarily committed under Florida’s Baker Act, under which he can be held involuntarily for up to 12 hours for an involuntary psychiatric exam.

It’s unclear if he’s been released.

Nikolas Cruzs police mugshot. Picture: Supplied

Nikolas Cruz left Deschamps’ Lantana mobile home around Thanksgiving after he and Deschamps squared off over a gun.

“He bought a gun and wanted

Read more at: https://www.dailymercury.com.au/news/the-family-who-took-in-florida-school-shooter-niko/3338661/