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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:47 pm

50 slain in gay nightclub, worst mass shooting in US history (Video)

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Supported by a friend, a man weeps for victims of the mass shooting just a block from the scene in Orlando, Fla., on June 12, 2016.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub early Sunday, killing at least 50 people before dying in a gunfight with SWAT officers, police said. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Authorities were investigating the attack on the Florida dance club as an act of terrorism. The gunman's father recalled that his son recently got angry when he saw two men kissing in Miami and said that might be related to the assault.

The shooter called 911 shortly before the attack and referenced ISIS, FBI agent Ronald Hopper said.

At least 53 people were hospitalized, most in critical condition, officials said. A surgeon at Orlando Regional Medical Center said the death toll was likely to climb.

"There's blood everywhere," Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said.

All of the dead were killed with the assault rifle, according to Rep. Alan Grayson, a Florida Democrat.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:55 pm

FBI previously opened investigations on Omar Mateen

Jun. 12, 2016 - 4:09 - Details released about the background of Orlando mass shooting suspect

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:00 pm

Man with weapons, explosives arrested, was going to LA gay pride parade, police say

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© REUTERS/Jonathan ALcorn Investigators work a crime scene around a white Acura vehicle after the arrest of a man found with assault weapons and possible explosives, who told authorities he was in town for the city's gay pride parade in Santa…

LOS ANGELES — Authorities in Santa Monica found possible explosives as well as weapons and ammunition Sunday in the car of a man who told them he was in town for the L.A. Pride festival in West Hollywood, a law enforcement source said.

Early Sunday, Santa Monica police received a call of a suspected prowler near Olympic Boulevard and 11th Street. Patrol officers responded and encountered an individual who told officers he was waiting for a friend. That led officers to inspect the car and find several weapons and a lot of ammunition as well as tannerite, an ingredient that could be used to create a pipe bomb.

The car had Indiana plates. The man was arrested and made comments that he was in town for the Pride event in West Hollywood this weekend. The festival is going ahead with tightened security, and police are looking for the friend mentioned by the suspect.

Authorities said they see no connection between the Santa Monica arrest and a gay nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla., early Sunday morning. The Santa Monica investigation has been taken over by the FBI.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:12 pm

Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to ISIS, official says

By Evan Perez, Shimon Prokupecz and Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN
Updated 3:19 PM ET, Sun June 12, 2016


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(CNN) — The gunman who killed 50 people at an Orlando nightclub pledged allegiance to ISIS and mentioned the Boston bombing in a 911 call, according to a U.S. official.

Suspect Omar Mateen made the call more than 20 minutes into the attack, a law enforcement official said.

Authorities haven't officially released the gunman's name, but several law enforcement officials have identified him to CNN as Mateen.


Law enforcement sources say Omar Mateen was the gunman.

The 29-year-old, who was killed by police, is from Fort Pierce, Florida, the officials said.

Local and federal bomb squad teams entered Mateen's apartment there Sunday afternoon as authorities tried to piece together details about the attack. Investigators haven't revealed what they found there.

The gunman was born in New York, a U.S. official said, and his parents are originally from Afghanistan.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:28 pm

What we know about Omar Mateen, Orlando nightclub shooter

By: Alex Hider

Posted: 11:53 AM, Jun 12, 2016
Updated: 2 hours ago





ABC Action News @abcactionnews  

US citizen Omar Mateen. Born in NY, living in Ft. Pierce, Florida. Suspect of Orlando terror attack claimed by ISIS.

2:20 PM - 12 Jun 2016

Despite pledging allegiance to the Islamic State, the terror group has not yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

Mateen was born in New York to parents of Afghani heritage. He worked as a security guard, and rented a car to drive to Orlando to carry out the attack.

CNN also reports that the FBI had opened two cases against Mateen for suspected ties to Islamic extremism in the past, though no charges were filed.

In 2013, the FBI investigated Mateen after he made "inflammatory remarks to coworkers." However, despite interviewing Mateen twice, the FBI could not confirm any ties to extremism, and the case was dropped.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:47 pm

City of Orlando begins releasing names of massacre victims

Posted 3:32 PM, June 12, 2016, by Associated Press, Updated at 03:38pm, June 12, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. — The city of Orlando is publishing the names of those killed in a massacre at a gay nightclub on its website after their families have been contacted.

As of 3:45 p.m. Sunday, the list had four names. Fifty people were killed.

Shooter Omar Mateen was killed; his name is not on the list.

Fifty-three more were hospitalized.


The city’s website includes the #PrayforOrlando hashtag and says officials are “working tirelessly” to get information to families.

The list can be found at http://www.cityoforlando.net/blog/victims/

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:14 pm

Tony Awards to Go On, Dedicated to the Florida Shooting Victims

BY MICHAEL PAULSON  JUNE 12, 2016

Broadway leaders and CBS said Sunday that they would dedicate the evening’s Tony Awards broadcast to victims of the overnight massacre in Orlando, Fla., but did not intend to cancel the show.

Even as James Corden, Oprah Winfrey, the cast of “Hamilton” and many of Broadway’s leading figures gathered Sunday morning before a jubilant crowd for a final rehearsal of the broadcast, somber network and awards show administrators clustered in aisles and hallways at the Beacon Theater on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, trying to figure out how the show should respond to the nation’s worst mass shooting, which occurred early Sunday morning in a gay nightclub.

Performers took to social media to express their condolences and concern about the shooting, which promised to reshape and overshadow the theater industry’s biggest annual event. Officials of the broadcast said that they expected Mr. Corden, the host of the show, to address the shooting, and many attendees were wearing silver ribbons created by the costume designer William Ivey Long in the color of the Tonys to demonstrate their concern.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:57 pm

James Corden gives somber Orlando shooting tribute at Tonys: 'Hate will never win'

Elizabeth Murray
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In wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, James Cordon opened Sunday night's Tony Awards with a message for the victims: "You are not on your own."

"On behalf of the whole theater community and every person in this room, our hearts go out to all of those affected by this atrocity," he said to open to the show. "All we can say is you are not on your own right now. Your tragedy is our tragedy."

Corden, the evening's host, continued: "Theater is a place where every race, creed, sexuality and gender is equal, is embraced and is loved. Hate will never win. Together, we have to make sure of that. Tonight's show stands as a symbol and a celebration of that principle."

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:16 pm

Ex-Wife of Orlando Shooter Claims He Was Bi-Polar and He Had Previously Been Abusive to Her During 4-Month Marriage

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Sitora Yusufiy, the ex-wife of Orlando shooterOmar Mateen, said during a press conference on Sunday that she believes that Mateen suffered from mental illness.

After calling her ex "bi-polar," Yusufiy said he was deeply disturbed and would abuse her physically during their four-month marriage. (She also added that she had not spoken to Mateen or his family in at least seven years.)

"He was mentally unstable and mentally ill and he was obviously disturbed, deeply," she said. "That's when I started worrying about my safety and he was abusing me physically very often and not allowing me to speak to my family and he kept me hostage from them. And I tried to see good in him even then but my family was very tuned into it I was going through and decided to visit me in rescue me out of that situation.

She was joined at the press conference by her current fiancé, who also reiterated that he thought the shooting had "nothing to do" with religion, and more with mental illness.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:21 pm

Orlando Gunman's Ex-Wife: 'He Would Get Mad Out of Nowhere'

Sitora Yusufiy describes how she learned of the shooting and what her relationship with Omar Mateen was like.

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Post by Freckles on Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:52 am

I am concerned with the president deciding to dispense with HIPAA laws for those who had been shot.  This was sposedly done so the next of kin/family could be notified.
What if the person had not come out to their family?
What if the person was NOT on good terms with family members?
What gives the PRESIDENT the right to do this WITHOUT court approval?
What if the person did not want family members to know s/he was living in Florida?
Etc..

Where are the checks and balances?

http://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-hipaa-violations.html

"....Insider snooping - This refers to family members or co-workers looking into a person’s medical records without authorization. This can be avoided with password protection, tracking systems and clearance levels...."

Read more at http://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-hipaa-violations.html#a8XhFi70s7dx1aUC.99
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Post by Mylife101 on Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:50 am

No words... Crying or Very sad
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Post by Julie on Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:45 pm


Gunman's Wife Tried to Talk Him Out of Attack


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Pete Williams and Tom Winter and Jonathan Dienst and Ken Dilanian 53 mins ago 

Doctors: Orlando shooting victims arrived by 'truckloads'


The Orlando gunman's wife has told federal agents she tried to talk her husband out of carrying out the attack, NBC News has learned.

Omar Mateen's current wife, Noor, told the FBI she was with him when he bought ammunition and a holster, several officials familiar with the case said. She told the FBI that she once drove him to the gay nightclub, Pulse, because he wanted to scope it out.

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Post by Freckles on Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:29 am


JUNE 14, 2016
BY DEAN JAMES
After Orlando TERROR Attack George W. Bush Takes Matters Into His Own Hands, Obama’s FURIOUS


http://www.americasfreedomfighters.com/2016/06/14/orlando-terror-attack-george-bush-matters-obama/
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:58 am

What charges could Omar Mateen’s wife, Noor Zahi Salman, face? (Video)

Susanna Heller 7 hours ago

The second wife of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen could face criminal charges following the release of new information that she was aware of the gunman’s plans before his attack and said she tried to stop him from carrying out his deadly mission.

Details emerged Tuesday after Noor Zahi Salman, who has a 3-year-old son with Mateen, was taken in for questioning by the FBI.

Salman, who was listed as Mateen’s spouse on St. Lucie County mortgage papers in 2013, was given a polygraph, CBS News reported. The network also reported that she told authorities Mateen had become radicalized over the past year.

Salman told the FBI that she was with Mateen when he bought the ammunition and a holster for the weapon he would use during the deadly shooting, NBC News reported. FBI officials also told NBC News that she once drove her husband to Pulse nightclub so that he could “case” the popular gay club in Orlando.

The question now is whether Salman will face charges, and if so, how severe.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:09 am

Official: Orlando gunman's wife feared he was plotting attack

USA TODAY
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© Spencer Platt/Getty Images Attendees listen to speakers at a memorial gathering for those killed in Orlando at Grand Army Plaza on June 14, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

WASHINGTON — The wife of the Orlando nightclub gunman feared that Omar Mateen was planning an attack and sought to dissuade him from going forward, a federal law enforcement official said Tuesday.

In interviews with federal investigators, Noor Salman also allegedly acknowledged driving Mateen to the Pulse nightclub at least once before her husband launched the assault, according to the official who was not authorized to speak publicly.

The attack, which now stands as the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, left 49 dead and 53 others wounded.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:49 am

Ex-Wife Says Orlando Shooter Might Have Been Hiding Homosexuality From His Family

Charlotte Alter, Time 4 hours ago

Omar Mateen’s sexuality was the least of Sitora Yusufiy’s worries.

Their five-month marriage was abusive from the start. He was controlling. He kept her from seeing her family. He beat her, pulled her hair, dug his fingernails into the soft flesh of her wrists when she wandered away from him in the supermarket.

But when she thinks back on the brief marriage seven years ago, there are other recollections that come to mind. “There were things he would do in his daily life that most straight men don’t do,” she said in a phone interview with TIME on Tuesday.

“He would take a long time in front of the mirror, he would often take pictures of himself, and he made little movements with his body that definitely made me question things,” she recalled, “It definitely popped up in my head whether he was totally straight.”

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“In his family structure, homosexuality was really not tolerated,” she said. “And one of the directions of his life was to be a perfect son.”

That pressure to be live up to his father’s strict expectations often led Mateen to lash out with violence, she says. Once, she recalled, she fell asleep on the floor while watching TV and he started beating her as she slept. He yanked the pillow out from under her, pulled her by her hair, and then started to choke her. Hours later, when she asked him what happened, at first he claimed he was angry that she hadn’t finished the laundry. Then he revealed that he’d had a fight with his father.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:59 am

Orlando shooting: Gunman Omar Mateen was a closet homosexual, say friends - as wife faces charges after 'helping him scope out attack'

By Harriet Alexander ; David Lawler; Ruth Sherlock, Orlando; Raziye Akkoc and Chris Graham
15 June 2016 • 7:30am

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Was Omar Mateen secretly gay?

The man who murdered 49 people at a gay club in Orlando was a closet homosexual who used gay dating apps and frequented gay bars, according to friends and locals in the city.

On Tuesday police were considering pressing charges against Omar Mateen’s second wife, Nour Salman, 30, who told the FBI she went with him to scope out possible targets, and that she had tried to stop him from carrying out the attack.

Ms Salman lived in a suburb of Chicago before moving to Fort Pierce with Mateen in November 2012. In December 2015 she is believed to have left Florida and moved in with relatives in Rodeo, California. She has not spoken publicly and has scrubbed her social media accounts since the attack. Her few remaining pictures show her smiling and posing with Mateen and a child believed to be their son. A photo from Instagram Salman shows Mateen kissing a child, with the caption: “Daddy’s boy.”

Yet others who knew the New York-born killer have painted a picture of a gay man who could not come to terms with his sexuality.

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Post by Freckles on Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:57 pm

".....Video has surfaced of the Orlando gunman appearing as a G4S security guard in a 2012 documentary about the BP oil spill.

In the scene from the movie, "The Big Fix," the filmmaker is trying to get onto a beach in Pensacola in 2010 when she is met by Omar Mateen at the gate...."



"....The company says he was an employee starting in 2007.

His last shift was the day before the shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando....."

http://www.wptv.com//news/state/orlando-gunman-was-in-bp-oil-spill-documentary-in-2012?audiencePageId=1722032185

The entire film, "The Big Fix," is posted for free online at
http://www.bigpictureranch.com/
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