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Winter Olympics 2018: Kim Jung-un sends mass killer of South Koreans to closing ceremony

After a year of heightened tensions, the 2018 Winter Olympics looked like an opportunity to improve ties between the two Koreas and by extension, the United States.

A unified team marched at the opening ceremony, all eyes were on a 229-woman cheer squad from the North and a joint women’s ice hockey team took to the ice (though language barriers proved tough to overcome).

But it could all be undone at the closing ceremony on Sunday night (AEDT), with eyebrows being raised about Kim Yong Chol, the man North Korea has chosen to see off the Games.

Who is he?

Kim is a vice-chairman of the North’s ruling Workers’ Party Central Committee, and also the head of the North Korean ruling party’s United Front Department, the body responsible for inter-Korean affairs.

He’s also the alleged mastermind of two attacks that killed 50 South Koreans in 2010.

Kim, who was formerly a top military official, used to head

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Eliminate the mass killer’s weapon of choice

In the president’s scripted response to the Parkland massacre he did not mention guns, but he did mention the need for improved mental health services (never mind his party’s desire to destroy Obamacare).

OK, but the fact is, we cannot identify, treat, or incarcerate every embittered, violent kid in the nation — or even a small portion of that population. The fundamental problem is the availability of semiautomatic weapons with a high-magazine capacity. The AR-15, the weapon of choice for murderous lunatics, is unsuited to hunting; it is not accurate, the cartridge is likely to grievously wound rather than kill, and you don’t need a 30-round magazine to hunt deer.

But it is very profitable, which leaves us with an equation that will be with us for a long time: Greed plus money plus lobbying plus Congress equals a massacre of children.

Jon Oplinger

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Swedish ‘Laser man’ killer handed life sentence for murdering Holocaust survivor

A convicted Swedish killer – nicknamed the ‘laser man’ – has received a life sentence for shooting dead a Holocaust survivor more than 25 years ago.

John Ausonius, a suspected white supremacist, was found guilty by a Frankfurt court of killing Blanka Zmigrod, in February 1992, reports the UK Telegraph.

Ausonius, who gained the nickname ‘laser man’ because he used a rifle with a laser sight, has already served 20 years in jail for a racially-motivated shooting rampage in Sweden.

John Ausonius, nicknamed the ‘laser man’, in the Frankfurt court. (AP).

His actions are believed to have inspired far-right extremist Anders Breivik, who killed 77 people in Norway in 2011.

Ausonius is now expected to spend the rest of his life behind bars after being extradited to Germany and given a second life sentence.

He shot dead Holocaust survivor Zmigrod outside her Frankfurt home while on the run from Swedish authorities.

Mass killer and Norwegian

Read more at: https://www.9news.com.au/world/2018/02/22/06/30/swedish-laserman-killer-sentenced-to-life-for-killing-holocaust-survivor

Laserman killer jailed for shooting dead Holocaust survivor – 9News

A convicted Swedish killer – nicknamed the ‘laser man’ – has received a life sentence for shooting dead a Holocaust survivor more than 25 years ago.

John Ausonius, a suspected white supremacist, was found guilty by a Frankfurt court of killing Blanka Zmigrod, in February 1992, reports the UK Telegraph.

Ausonius, who gained the nickname ‘laser man’ because he used a rifle with a laser sight, has already served 20 years in jail for a racially-motivated shooting rampage in Sweden.

John Ausonius, nicknamed the ‘laser man’, in the Frankfurt court. (AP).

His actions are believed to have inspired far-right extremist Anders Breivik, who killed 77 people in Norway in 2011.

Ausonius is now expected to spend the rest of his life behind bars after being extradited to Germany and given a second life sentence.

He shot dead Holocaust survivor Zmigrod outside her Frankfurt home while on the run from Swedish authorities.

Mass killer and Norwegian

Read more at: https://www.9news.com.au/world/2018/02/22/06/30/swedish-laserman-killer-sentenced-to-life-for-killing-holocaust-survivor

From ‘broken child’ to mass killer – KXLH.com | Helena, Montana

By Drew Griffin, Scott Glover, Jose Pagliery and Kyung Lah CNN

(CNN) — Long before he slaughtered 17 people at the South Florida high school he once attended, Nikolas Cruz had a disturbing way of introducing himself.

“Hi, I’m Nick,” he used to say, according to an acquaintance interviewed by CNN. “I’m a school shooter.”

Cruz posed with guns and knives in photos posted on Instagram and made a chilling online comment about a mass shooting carried out in New York this summer.

“Man I can do so much better,” he wrote.

His hints of future violence are part of an emerging portrait of the 19-year-old Broward County man who carried out the nation’s most recent mass killing on Valentine’s Day with an AR-15-style rifle he legally purchased last year.

Also part of that portrait are what Cruz’s attorneys referred to as a chronic battle with mental illness and depression exacerbated by the

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From ‘broken child’ to mass killer at Florida school – CNN – CNN.com

(CNN)Long before he slaughtered 17 people at the South Florida high school he once attended, Nikolas Cruz had a disturbing way of introducing himself.

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From ‘broken child’ to mass killer

(CNN)Long before he slaughtered 17 people at the South Florida high school he once attended, Nikolas Cruz had a disturbing way of introducing himself.

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How to Stop a Mass Killer? “Wait, Watch and Hope They Don’t Act”

Bottom line: After the mass shooting at the Parkland, Fla., school this week, the Trump administration’s focus on tackling mental health issues may produce legislation that empowers law enforcement to identify troubled would-be attackers. But such action may fail to stem the tide of gun-related mass shootings if not coupled with changes to federal or state laws to better monitor who has access to high-powered weapons.

Background: Mass shootings have become more common in the United States than almost anywhere else in the world. A 2015 study by Adam Lankford, a professor at the University of Alabama, said only Yemen has a higher rate of mass shootings. But the right to own guns continues to trump efforts to increase monitoring of who buys them.

Stephen Paddock autopsy report shows Las Vegas mass killer was sober and healthy, and explains little

LAS VEGAS – The much anticipated autopsy report on Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock did nothing to help explain why he carried out the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history — his body didn’t hold diseases or drugs or other substances that could have caused aggressive behavior.

In fact, it showed he was a sober, healthy 64-year-old.

The report — released Friday in response to a lawsuit by The Associated Press and the Las Vegas Review-Journal — showed gunman Stephen Paddock had anti-anxiety drugs in his system but was not under the influence of them.

Paddock unleashed a barrage of bullets from his high-rise hotel suite into a crowd at a country music festival below, killing 58 people and injuring more than 800 others on Oct. 1. He fatally shot himself before officers stormed his hotel suite after the mass shooting.

Thousands opposed bump stock regulation after Las Vegas shooting

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Las Vegas police, on the hunt for potential serial killer, find another …

Police say homeless man Michael Hadley, 25, was found dead on Feb. 3 in Cold Creek, a town about an hour drive northwest from Las Vegas.

 (LVMPD)

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