MIAMI — Here are five things to know about Nikolas Jacob Cruz, the suspect in Wednesday’s murder of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, the third largest school shooting in United States history.
“Forgiveness isn’t given lightly”: El Pasoans balance healing with anger a year after Walmart massacre
It’s been about a year since the lyrics to the Spanish-language ballad rang out in the parking lot of a shopping complex in east-central El Paso. The song, Amor Eterno, was penned by borderland hero Juan Gabriel and speaks about a family’s tragic loss. It was played several times here in the aftermath of one of the deadliest mass shootings in the state’s history.
On Monday, the lyrics resonated once again as a duo sang its message of agony and remembrance just before 23 white doves were released in honor of the victims.
C-SPAN caller reams Trump spokesman over COVID-19: ‘Americans are dead because of this president’
Trump campaign spokesperson Boris Epshteyn faced off against a C-SPAN caller who blamed President Donald Trump for the deaths of Americans.
During an appearance on C-SPAN's Washington Journal, a caller from Wisconson named John noted that a Wisconsin man may have been shot because of his support for Trump.
"Now you've got people on your air threatening our lives," Epshteyn complained. "You just had a caller call in and say shooting Trump supporters is right. Anybody should listen to what that gentleman just said and realize where Democrats are in this country."
‘Multiple victims’ reported shot as armed militias face off at Louisville police brutality protest
According to Jessie Cohen of WHAS11, at least two attendees at a planned protest in Louisville were shot and taken to the hospital as rival armed militias faced off and police stood by.
As Cohen tweeted, "We just watched two people be taken onto stretchers at Baxter Square on 12th and Jefferson. Metro safe has confirmed reports of shootings & that there are multiple victims. We heard the noises when people scattered to get behind cars, & to take a knee."
According to a report at the Daily Beast, the protest against police brutality resulted in a stand-off between "the Not F**king Around Coalition—an all-Black armed militia founded by Atlanta-based rapper and DJ John 'Jay' Johnson," and members of the conservative Three Percenter militia group.