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FACT CHECK: Did Tomi Lahren Say That Victims of Mass Shootings …

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Fox News personality Tomi Lahren said that people who die during mass shootings don’t believe in God enough.




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As lawmakers faced calls to offer more than just “thoughts and prayers” in the wake of a deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, in February 2018, political commentator Tomi Lahren argued that more prayer was never a bad thing. According to a viral meme, Lahren took this argument a step further and concluded that people who died during mass shootings simply didn’t believe in God strongly enough:

This is not a genuine quote uttered by Tomi Lahren, nor was it posted to the official web site or social media pages of the right-wing nonprofit organization Turning Point USA.

The owner of the Twitter account @BornMiserable created the image. A watermark

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Group holds vigil for mass shooting victims outside Aaron Penman ‘gun bingo’ fundraiser

A group of protesters gathered Saturday afternoon in Jarrettsville to read the names of mass shooting victims outside an event for Sgt. Aaron Penman’s campaign, where an AR-15 rifle was to be raffled as part of the fundraiser.

Penman, a Harford County Republican who is running for a seat in the Maryland House of Delegates, held a sold-out “gun/cash bingo” event Saturday evening at the Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Co. The event included a raffle of an AR-15 gun, the same type of rifle used to kill 17 people at a school shooting in Florida earlier this week.

About 15 people gathered at 4:30 p.m. on a hillside next to the fire hall to peacefully protest the event. They read the names and shared the stories of mass shooting victims as snow fell into the night, recounting tragedies at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in Las Vegas and at Columbine

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In ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace,’ the Camera Stays on the Victims


When Jeff Trail (Finn Wittrock) and David Madson (Cody Fern) return to the latter’s sleek, minimalist apartment, something is immediately amiss. David’s dog is tied to a coffee table, and their mutual friend Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss) is waiting unseen across the hallway. That’s when it happens: Andrew snaps. He bludgeons Jeff with a hammer, blood spraying everywhere. David (and his poor dog) can only look on in horror from the other side of the room; as most of this unfolds, the camera remains affixed to David’s terrified expression. Blood occasionally splashes on his face.

Gruesome scenes like this one at the start of “House by the Lake,” the fourth episode of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, are a

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Man uses casino jackpot to honor Las Vegas mass shooting victims on 18-day, 9500-mile journey

A Long Island firefighter who set out on an 18-day, 9,500-mile journey in his van to honor the victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting had a little bit of extra luck before he left: a $2,400 jackpot from a penny machine at his local casino.

Tommy Maher, of Nassau County, Long Island, felt compelled to make a difference following the tragic mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas. Fifty-eight people were killed and hundreds injured after gunman Stephen Paddock fired upon the crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Oct. 1. Paddock later took his own life.

In an interview with ABC News, Maher said he was inspired to go on his journey by a friend of his who witnessed the shooting.

He said she told him the person on one side of her was shot

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Man uses casino jackpot to honor Las Vegas mass shooting victims …

A Long Island firefighter who set out on an 18-day, 9,500-mile journey in his van to honor the victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting had a little bit of extra luck before he left: a $2,400 jackpot from a penny machine at his local casino.

Tommy Maher, of Nassau County, Long Island, felt compelled to make a difference following the tragic mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas. Fifty-eight people were killed and hundreds injured after gunman Stephen Paddock fired upon the crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Oct. 1. Paddock later took his own life.

In an interview with ABC News, Maher said he was inspired to go on his journey by a friend of his who witnessed the shooting.

He said she told him the person on one side of her was shot

Read more at: http://abcnews.go.com/US/man-casino-jackpot-honor-las-vegas-mass-shooting/story?id=52935134

Homicide victims earlier than Versace: Andrew Cunanan’s 1997 spree

The victims who came before Versace: How murderer Andrew Cunanan went on a homicidal cross-country spree that culminated in the death of the Italian fashion designer and the killer’s own suicide in 1997

The manhunt and the crimes that transfixed America in 1997 had elements that could have been lifted right out of a movie plot: high society, high fashion, celebrity, nightlife, sadomasochism – and a pathological liar genius who progressed to serial murder. By the time Gianni Versace was shot dead outside his Miami mansion on July 15, 1997, killer Andrew Cunanan had left behind a web of terror across the country and even more unanswered questions.

And, while the Italian fashion designer was his most famous victim, Cunanan killed at least four men before him – some targeted and others, seemingly, at random.

The killings are the subject of the controversial

Read more at: https://kaplanherald.com/2018/01/12/homicide-victims-earlier-than-versace-andrew-cunanans-1997-spree/

Guest editorial | Life insurance: Terrorist’s victims or family – who gets the money?

The following editorial appeared in the New Castle News, a CNHI newspaper. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Tribune-Democrat.

Should the family of a mass murderer profit from his dark deed?

Common sense would say no. So does Aaron Bernstine.

Last week, the state representative introduced a bill that would limit life insurance payouts of individuals who die committing acts of terrorism. The proposal also calls for a portion of the terrorist’s life insurance benefits to be redirected to victims.

“We shouldn’t allow terrorism to be rewarded,” Bernstine said in a news release, adding, “To me, it’s a no-brainer that victims and their families are the ones who should be getting that money.”

It’s hard to argue with that thinking, and certainly, Bernstine is not the first to suggest it.

In a December 2015 attack in San Bernardino, California, Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife,

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The victims who came before Versace: How murderer Andrew Cunanan went on a homicidal cross-country spree that …

The manhunt and the crimes that transfixed America in 1997 had elements that could have been lifted right out of a movie plot: high society, high fashion, celebrity, nightlife, sadomasochism – and a pathological liar genius who progressed to serial murder. By the time Gianni Versace was shot dead outside his Miami mansion on July 15, 1997, killer Andrew Cunanan had left behind a web of terror across the country and even more unanswered questions.

And, while the Italian fashion designer was his most famous victim, Cunanan killed at least four men before him – some targeted and others, seemingly, at random.

The killings are the subject of the controversial second season of American Crime Story, starring Ricky Martin, Penelope Cruz, Darren Criss and Edgar Ramirez. Investigative reporter Maureen Orth spent months tracking still-active killer Cunanan’s movements when he was on the run in 1997 – far before he

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5259495/Murder-victims-Versace-Andrew-Cunanans-1997-spree.html