PARKLAND SCHOOL SHOOTING
Judge in Parkland shooting case denies defense motion to suppress evidence collected from 2 search warrants
The judge overseeing the Parkland school shooting case has issued an order denying a defense motion to suppress evidence collected from two search warrants, one related to a Pompano Beach home the confessed gunman once resided in and another to Nikolas Cruz’s cell phone.
Parkland gun control activist dad continues protest outside White House for more than a week
Manuel Oliver traveled from South Florida to Washington, D.C., about eight days ago and he has been standing in front of the White House to demand action on gun violence. Dozens of other students and parents joined the protest on Thursday.
Victim impact statements take center stage in Parkland pre-trial hearing
When Nikolas Cruz told Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer back in October that <a href="https://www.local10.com/news/local/2021/10/20/nikolas-cruz-expected-to-plead-guilty-in-parkland-school-massacre/" target="_blank">he was guilty of killing 17 Marjory Stoneman Douglas students and staff</a> on Valentine’s Day 2018, it set up the upcoming penalty phase where 12 jurors will need to unanimously decide whether he should pay for those crimes with his life.
After yet another fatal school shooting, Parkland gun control activist dad travels to White House
Manuel Oliver traveled to Washington, D.C., and on Thursday he stood in front of the White House. His son Joaquin “Guac” Oliver was among the 17 victims of the Valentine’s Day 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
Scot Peterson says he responded as best he could based on initial info he had in Parkland shooting
An attorney for former Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputy Scot Peterson says former Sheriff Scott Israel’s statements during a recent deposition prove that Peterson didn’t know where the gunman was during the Feb. 14, 2018, shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, and that him taking a “tactical position of cover” was consistent with the belief that there could have been a sniper in the area targeting the building.
Lawyers for accused Stoneman Douglas shooter Nikolas Cruz want to ban words like killer and massacre at his trial
Accused killer Nikolas Cruz appeared in a South Florida courtroom on Wednesday as attorneys argued over the language to be used at his trial for the mass murder at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Ex-school cop Scot Peterson emotional after hearing on Parkland shooting
“I’ll never forget the day,” Scot Peterson said of the Feb. 14, 2018 Parkland mass shooting. “Not only kids died. I had friends that died. Never for a second would I sit there and allow anyone to die knowing that animal was up in the building. Never.”
Alyssa’s Law goes into effect thanks to family of late Parkland student
This upcoming school year, Alyssa’s Law officially goes into effect, which means every single public and charter school in Florida must have a mobile panic button system that can allow for immediate, clear communication with first responders during a life-threatening situation.
Judge allows school shooter’s defense to film crime scene in Parkland
A judge granted a school shooter’s defense attorney’s request to film the crime scene at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Friday in Parkland. The work started on Sunday. There were nine hours scheduled on Tuesday and nine hours on Wednesday.
Parkland school shooting survivor among those calling for gun control as legislation stalls in Senate
PARKLAND, Fla. – Aalayah Eastmond was 17 years old when she survived the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre in the 1200 building. She decided to play dead, so the gunman wouldn’t target her during the rampage that left 17 dead and 17 injured. AdRep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz agrees with Deutch and Frankel on the urgency of the pleas for gun control. Nov. 1, 2017 shooting: A 47-year-old man shot inside a Walmart Superstore in Thornton. May 7, 2019 school shooting: A 16-year-old transgender boy and an 18-year-old man fired weapons inside the STEM School Highlands Ranch charter school near Denver.
Moment of silence, other events mark 3 years since Parkland tragedy this weekend
PARKLAND, Fla. – Sunday marks three years since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Moments of silence were held at several schools Friday to remember the 17 people killed on Feb. 14, 2018. “We never can forget the 17,” said Parkland Mayor Rich Walker. A candle lighting ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. and a moment of silence and the release of 17 white doves will be at 2:21 p.m.5:30 p.m. - City of Parkland Community Commemoration at Pine Trails Park (10555 Trails End, Parkland). 6 p.m. - Pembroke Pines will hold a prayer vigil at the Charles F. Dodge City Center Plaza (601 City Center Way).
Parkland parents print ‘shame cards’ ahead of school shooting anniversary
Just days before they mark three years since the worst day of their lives, Manuel and Patricia Oliver are honoring their late son Joaquin by making a statement. They’ve created postcards from cities across the country that have been impacted by mass shootings, as Parkland was on Feb. 14, 2018. “Communities cannot forget what happened and just pretend that it never happened before,” Manuel Oliver said. “Congress members will receive these postcards,” Manuel Oliver said. Read about some others below:Parents of Parkland victim bake bullet-hole cookies for the NRAParkland parents create AI video of slain son to spur votersGraffiti ‘toys’ hit portrait of Parkland shooting victim in Wynwood
Gimenez, Salazar vote to punish congresswoman peddling conspiracy theories
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., goes back to her office after speaking on the floor of the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON – House members voted 230-199 on Thursday evening to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her two committee assignments. Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar and Rep. Carlos Gimenez were among the 11 Republicans who voted to push the Georgia congresswoman out of the budget committee and the education and labor committee. Related storiesBIDEN ON DIPLOMACYPresident Joe Biden speaks about foreign policy, at the State Department, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, in Washington. Biden also said he will not withdraw troops stationed in Germany, he will welcome more refugees and protect LGBTQ around the world.
Parkland father launches dashboard to raise awareness on schools’ reports on violence, guns, drugs
A local nonprofit organization released a searchable database to make it easier for parents to quickly learn how safe their children’s public schools are in Florida. Safe Schools For Alex, a nonprofit organization that focuses on school safety, launched the database and a statewide dashboard ahead of the anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre. AdThe organization used the bulk data from the public schools’ annual Florida Department of Education’s School Environmental Safety Incident Reporting, or SESIR, which includes the reports of 2,766 schools. “Prior to this site being created by Safe Schools for Alex, parents had no idea. “The site is there to create awareness and encourage conversations between schools and parents and community members,” Schachter said.
Push on to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from House committees
PARKLAND, Fla. – The past video of Marjorie Taylor Greene harassing a Parkland shooting survivor only amped the outrage over her calling that mass murder a hoax. A resolution launched Monday seeks to strip the Georgia Republican of committee assignments in Congress. Newly elected to Congress, Greene has supported QAnon conspiracies, assassinating House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and suggested space lasers controlled by Jewish people sparked California wildfires. Rubio said, “Parkland was a real tragedy in which real parents lost real children. Comments made by Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, including spreading conspiracy theories about the Parkland shooting, are disturbing.
Democrats call for Greene to be ousted after video shows her harassing Parkland activist
WASHINGTON – Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday Republicans need to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from the House Education Committee or Democrats will. Aside from a record of racists posts, Greene is accused of sharing a Facebook post claiming the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was a hoax and a video shows her harassing David Hogg, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre survivor, who is a gun control activist. David Hogg addresses the March for Our Lives rally on March 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)“What could they be thinking? Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Rep. Jimmy Gomez, a Democrat from California, is introducing a House resolution to expel Greene from Congress, which requires two-thirds of the votes.