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Here’s What We Know About American Crime Story Season 3’s Theme

After an award-winning first outing, American Crime Story is going strong in its second season. Darren Criss is turning in what could be a career-defining performance as spree killer Andrew Cunanan, in much the same way that Sarah Paulson was a standout among a plethora of strong performances as DA Marcia Clark in season one. But The Assassination of Gianni Versace was actually supposed to be season three of American Crime Story. It had to be swapped with the original season two idea, which turned out to be too large an undertaking to produce in time for season two. The change happened fairly late in the game; nearly two whole years passed between the premiere of season one and the premiere of season two.

The third season of ACS is focusing on Hurricane Katrina, specifically what happened to the employees and

Read more at: https://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/American-Crime-Story-Season-3-Theme-44608643

What Gianni Versace’s Death Tells Us About Madonna’s ‘Ray Of …

These events positioned her, however privately, at the center of an international tragedy ― just as she was throughout the AIDS crisis, when, for example, she crafted the “Erotica” balled “In This Life,” dedicated to her longtime chum and collaborator Martin Burgoyne, who’d died from the disease in 1986. Of all people, Donatella thought to call Madonna, a celebrity among celebrities, with the news of her brother’s scandalous death. And what episode of Madonna’s career better fits that narrative than the one dedicated to her spiritual fortification?

Read more at: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/madonna-ray-of-light-versace-death_us_5a7cc6efe4b044b3821b5bf0

What Gianni Versace’s Death Tells Us About Madonna’s ‘Ray Of Light’ Renaissance

These events positioned her, however privately, at the center of an international tragedy ― just as she was throughout the AIDS crisis, when, for example, she crafted the “Erotica” balled “In This Life,” dedicated to her longtime chum and collaborator Martin Burgoyne, who’d died from the disease in 1986. Of all people, Donatella thought to call Madonna, a celebrity among celebrities, with the news of her brother’s scandalous death. And what episode of Madonna’s career better fits that narrative than the one dedicated to her spiritual fortification?

Read more at: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/madonna-ray-of-light-versace-death_us_5a7cc6efe4b044b3821b5bf0

Were News Stories About the Florida Mass Shooting Posted Days Before It Happened?

CLAIM

News stories about a mass shooting at a Florida high school were timestamped days earlier than 14 February 2018, which prove that the mass shooting was actually a “false flag” hoax.




FALSE

RATING

FALSE

ORIGIN

A gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on 14 February 2018, killing seventeen people — mostly teenaged students. Immediately, in what has become a deeply troubling (yet entirely predictable) pattern, Internet trolls took the tragedy as yet another opportunity to hawk “false flag” conspiracy theories.

Before the families of massacre victims even had the chance to bury their loved ones, disreputable outlets and personalities like InfoWars‘ Alex Jones began claiming without evidence the shooting was a “false flag,” or a government operation carried out for the purpose of seizing guns from

Read more at: https://www.snopes.com/were-stories-florida-shooting-before/

FACT CHECK: Were News Stories About the Florida Mass Shooting …

CLAIM

News stories about a mass shooting at a Florida high school were timestamped days earlier than 14 February 2018, which prove that the mass shooting was actually a “false flag” hoax.




FALSE

RATING

FALSE

ORIGIN

A gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on 14 February 2018, killing seventeen people — mostly teenaged students. Immediately, in what has become a deeply troubling (yet entirely predictable) pattern, Internet trolls took the tragedy as yet another opportunity to hawk “false flag” conspiracy theories.

Before the families of massacre victims even had the chance to bury their loved ones, disreputable outlets and personalities like InfoWars‘ Alex Jones began claiming without evidence the shooting was a “false flag,” or a government operation carried out for the purpose of seizing guns from

Read more at: https://www.snopes.com/were-stories-florida-shooting-before/

Like other school shootings, one in Florida not about guns

By Michael Reagan

Cagle Cartoons

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

18. 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 Wednesday that left 17 students and teachers dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Two dead

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

Read more at: http://www.vindy.com/news/2018/feb/18/like-other-school-shootings-one-in-flori/

Media should stop talking about the mass murderers: Letters

Stop using the perpetrators’ names

Coming from the position that all human action is born from a desire to be loved sounds New Agey, and certainly it’s a hard sell with all the gun violence, but I think it’s true. After securing basic needs, everything we do we do out of a wish to be accepted.

The bottom point, unfortunately, is that the desire to be loved can lead to sin or salvation. Even the mass murderer wants to be loved — not by the billions who hate what he does, but by the small few who admire his actions. Perhaps we can mitigate some crimes by simply adding to the “new normal” list the idea that murderous crimes are extremely gauche and just another, albeit twisted, yearning for acceptance.

Let’s change the atmosphere ourselves, by simply ignoring the names of the murderers. What’s there to know? Some antisocial misfit like myself and

Read more at: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-letters-stop-calling-mass-murderers-by-name-20180216-story.html

‘THINGS ARE ABOUT TO GET BAD’: Teen student startled accused Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz seconds …

Ten seconds later, and he’d be dead.

Chris McKenna, 15, says he startled accused mass killer Nikolas Cruz seconds before the 19-year-old allegedly gunned down students and faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. on Wednesday.

McKenna told multiple media outlets he came across Cruz while walking to a second floor bathroom.

“I had to go upstairs because the first floor bathroom was locked,” McKenna said in a video posted by NBC Miami’s Ari Odzer. “I opened the door to the staircase, and there the shooter was, loading up his gun.”

The accused killer’s words will stay with McKenna for the rest of his life.

“He said, ‘You better get outta here. Things are about to get bad.’

McKenna added: “I ran out the door and told the security guard – coach Feis.”

He’d later learn that coach Aaron Feis was killed alongside 16 others.

“I was shocked,” McKenna said. “He was the last person

Read more at: http://canoe.com/news/world/things-are-about-to-get-bad-teen-student-startled-accused-florida-school-shooter-nikolas-cruz-seconds-before-mass-killing

The media need to think twice about how they portray mass shooters

The lead story on The New York Times homepage provided the overview of the latest massacre at an American school: “17 Killed at Florida School; Toll May Climb.”

A “sidebar,” or secondary story, also on the homepage, bore this headline: “Here’s What We Know About the Suspect.”

In a similar vein, the Washington Post ran a story with the headline, “Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz: Guns, depression and a life in trouble.”

The stories tell of a troubled kid who liked weapons, threatened classmates and was cruel to animals. They also feature photos of the suspect: an extreme closeup in the Washington Post, and in The New York Times a screenshot from his Instagram account that shows him brandishing a gun.

There’s no question that we humans are deeply curious about those who commit crimes. Our literary tradition, from the myths and tales of the ancient world, to Shakespeare, to Dostoevsky,

Read more at: http://theconversation.com/the-media-need-to-think-twice-about-how-they-portray-mass-shooters-91972

Oroville man arrested after sending threatening texts about mass shooting

One man is in custody Wednesday afternoon after Butte County Sheriff’s investigators say he sent text messages threatening a mass shooting and suicide at the Gold Country Casino in Oroville.

The man arrested is 26-year-old Wade Burnside of Oroville.

He said the shooting would happen Tuesday before 11 in the morning.

Sheriff’s investigators say he initially denied sending the threatening texts, but eventually admitted to doing it.

Deputies found meth, pipes, and ammo at his place on Mitchell Avenue in Oroville.

He was arrested for making terroristic threats and violation of probation, among other charges.

Burnside was booked into Butte County Jail on a 50-thousand dollar bail.

Read more at: http://www.actionnewsnow.com/content/news/473237933.html