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Facebook rants of ‘creepy’ Texas shooting gunman Devin Kelley, 26, who preached about atheism before killing 26 …

THE “deranged” gunman who killed 26 churchgoers in Texas was militant atheist who ranted on Facebook about “stupid” religious people.

Devin Kelley, 26, who opened fire on worshippers in First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs yesterday, was described as “creepy” and “weird” by former schoolmates.

Texas shooter Devin Kelley is described as weird and as being an atheist by his former classmates

Texas shooter Devin Kelley is described as ‘weird’ and as being an ‘atheist’ by his former classmates

Classmate Nina Rosa Nava write on Facebook that the mass murderer used to rant on the social network about his atheist beliefs.

She said: “He was always talking about how people who believe in God were stupid and trying to preach his atheism.”

Fellow user Christopher Leo Longoria replied: “I removed him off FB for those same reasons! He was being super nagtive (sic) all

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4851812/texas-church-shooting-gunman-devin-kelley-facebook/

Teen shooter from Facebook Live video has long history with police

Police, jail and court records reveal snippets of a troubled past for the 17-year-old with alleged gang ties who allegedly opened fire into a crowd on Ocean Boulevard June 18.

Derias J’Shaun Little, of Mt. Gilead, N.C.. was charged with seven counts of attempted murder for the shooting that left seven injured and captured national headlines after the melee was caught on a viral Facebook Live video.

The video appeared to show Little embroiled in a fight before he pulled a gun from his pants and fired into a crowd near Fourth Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard. A security guard at a nearby hotel fired back at Little, wounding the shooter, police said.

Little, who also is charged with carjacking and possessing a weapon during a violent crime, carjacked a nearby vehicle and fled the scene, but was apprehended minutes later in a parking garage of the Landmark

Read more at: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/local/crime/article160815979.html

Man Captures Mass Shooting On Facebook Live: ‘There’s Multiple People Been Shot!’

A man inadvertently captured a mass shooting live on Facebook this week after a traffic jam turned deadly in South Carolina. The incident reportedly occurred in Myrtle Beach early Sunday after a fight broke out among several men, one of whom pulled a gun and opened fire. Seven people were reportedly hospitalized as a result of the event.

“If you’re watching this, stay away from Fourth Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard,” Bubba Hinson, who captured the video, said during the Facebook Live stream. “There’s multiple people been shot!” The video, which has since gone viral and is still available on the site, had well over 4 million views on Facebook as of Tuesday evening.

Read: Man Dies After Setting Himself On Fire On Facebook Live In View Of Ex-Girlfriend

In response to the incident, a Facebook spokesperson told International Business Times in a statement that the company “has long been a place where

Read more at: http://www.ibtimes.com/man-captures-mass-shooting-facebook-live-theres-multiple-people-been-shot-2555119

Tourist livestreams horrifying mass shooting in Myrtle Beach on Facebook Live

A tourist identified by The Daily Mail livestreamed Sunday night’s mass shooting in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, when a suspect opened fire during a crowded street fight.

At least seven people were injured in the melee.

Bubba Hinson allegedly filmed the incident from his balcony, and in the video, you can hear over a dozen shots fired.

“I thought they were dancing. That’s why I started filming it,” Hinson told The Myrtle Beach Sun News. “Then, they started fighting. Then, they started shooting.”

Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes released a statement on Sunday expressing his displeasure that the video had been live streamed, noting that “it does not look good for the city of Myrtle Beach.”

“Social media today puts this word out quickly,” he said.

“We’re gonna send a message to do everything that’s humanly possible to stop this violence in our city,” Rhodes added. “I’m sorry for our

Read more at: http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/06/19/tourist-livestreams-horrifying-mass-shooting-in-myrtle-beach-on-facebook-live/

Man inadvertently livestreams mass shooting on Facebook

A man inadvertently streamed a mass shooting on Facebook Live — believing he was filming people dancing in the street, according to reports.

Bubba Hinson’s video of a gunman opening fire and wounding six people during an argument at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Sunday has since racked up more than a million views, much to his dismay, the News and Observer reports.

“I always wanted a viral video, but I never wanted it to be like this,” Hinson told the news outlet.

Hinson, a volunteer firefighter in town for a convention, says he saw a throng of people blocking traffic at around 12:25 a.m.and started streaming the gathering on his Facebook page, expecting people to bust a move.

Instead, someone pulled out a gun and busted some caps.

“I thought they were dancing. That’s why I started filming it,” he told the paper. “Then, they started fighting. Then, they started shooting.”

The video shows a

Read more at: http://nypost.com/2017/06/19/man-inadvertently-livestreams-mass-shooting-on-facebook/

Man streams footage of mass shooting and car jacking that left seven injured on Facebook Live

People scattered and ran for their lives as a brawl ended with a massive shootout that left seven people injured, in horror scenes captured on Facebook Live.

Bubba Hinson was filming from a window when he captured the huge overnight gunfight in South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach.

After a huge fight broke out in the street several shots from a gun can be heard as Bubba shouts “multiple people are down.”

Seven people were injured in he incident, which took place on Sunday at around 12.30am after an argument broke out among a group of people, according to police.

At one point Bubba also shouts that an officer had been shot, and police later confirmed one had been injured in the shooting. A patrol car was also hit.

A group of people are brawling in the street before the shooting
(Photo: Facebook)


Read more at: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/man-streams-footage-mass-shooting-10646597

Facebook launches review for handling violent videos after Cleveland murder

Facebook will “look for ways to make it easier for people to report such videos and speed up the process of reviewing items once they are reported,” Justin Osofsky, Facebook’s vice president for global operations and media partnerships, said in a statement on Monday.

The video appeared to show suspect Steve Stephens fatally shoot 74-year old Robert Godwin. US authorities have widened the manhunt for the murder suspect. Police said they have received dozens of tips about the possible location of the suspect, Steve Stephens.

‘Need to do better’

Facebook has been criticized for not taking the video down faster. The company issued a statement on Monday afternoon saying it hadn’t received a report about the shooting video until “more than an hour and 45 minutes after it was posted.”

“We disabled the suspect’s account within 23 minutes of receiving the first report about the murder video, and two hours after receiving a report of

Read more at: http://www.dw.com/en/facebook-launches-review-for-handling-violent-videos-after-cleveland-murder/a-38458373

Facebook killing video puts moderation policies under the microscope, again

“This is a horrific crime and we do not allow this kind of content on Facebook.”

The “content” the Facebook spokesperson was referring to was the apparent killing of 74-year-old grandfather Robert Godwin, shot at close range in Cleveland on Sunday afternoon as he walked home from an Easter meal with his family. Godwin’s suspected attacker, 37-year-old Steve Stephens, filmed a first-person view of the shooting and uploaded it to his Facebook page, where it remained for more than two hours before being taken down – not before the video had been copied, reposted and viewed millions of times.

The victim’s grandson, Ryan Godwin, begged people on Twitter to stop sharing the footage, saying “that is my grandfather, show some respect”.

Ryan A. Godwin

Please please please stop retweeting that video and report anyone who has posted

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/apr/17/facebook-live-murder-crime-policy

Why Facebook Live Has Become A Platform For Criminal Acts

The social platform has witnessed a growing number of criminal cases broadcasted live over the internet

This article titled “Why a rising number of criminals are using Facebook Live to film their acts” was written by Olivia Solon, for theguardian.com on Friday 27th January 2017 10.33 UTC

This week three men have been arrested in Sweden on suspicion of raping a woman in an apartment in Uppsala, about an hour north of Stockholm. It wasn’t difficult for the police to find the suspects because they broadcast the alleged assault on Facebook Live. Several viewers reported the footage and police swarmed the apartment to take the men into custody.

Facebook Live allows anyone to broadcast a video directly from their smartphone to the social network. Despite a wide-reaching advertising campaign urging people to use the feature to share heartwarming life moments, it’s gained

Read more at: http://www.psfk.com/2017/02/facebook-live-criminal-acts.html