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July 16, 2019

A Man Targeted Shot Two Gay Men Using Grindr

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A Detroit man who allegedly used the dating app Grindr to target gay men to rob them is accused of fatally shooting one man and seriously wounding another.

Demetris Nelson, 26, has been charged with first-degree murder and felony murder in connection with the fatal shooting of Brian Anderson, 31, and assault with intent to murder in connection with the shooting of a 26-year-old man, who is in critical condition.

Nelson is also charged with assault with the intent to rob while armed, felon in possession of a firearm and four counts of felony firearm.

Wayne County prosecutors say Nelson shot the two men on July 6 during the course of an attempted robbery. Nelson, prosecutors allege, targeted Anderson and the other man because they were gay.
In a press release, prosecutor Kym Worthy said, “The allegations are that social media contacts were used to target, contact, rob, fatally shoot one gay man, and seriously wound another gay man. To some, this will be just another hateful and violent act in America. They will read about this case and continue to go about their day. To me, that is quite tragic.” 

“We are saddened and outraged by this despicable crime,” Fair Michigan President Alanna Maguire said in a statement. “This case is just the most recent example of how members of Detroit’s LGBTQ community are too often targets of violence. The Fair Michigan Justice Project is proud to partner with the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office and the Detroit Police Department to aggressively prosecute these ruthless crimes.”

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Nelson allegedly confessed to the crimes, according to FOX2.

“You stated that you allegedly got into the backseat of the Ford Edge allegedly producing a 9mm silver black handgun, announcing a robbery,” Magistrate Jeffrey Kleparek said at Nelson’s arraignment Friday in 36 District Court, according to FOX2. “And then, allegedly proceeding to shoot victim two in the back of the head.”

It is unclear if Nelson has retained an attorney who could speak on his behalf.
Officers were called to the scene at 4:15 a.m. on July 6 and found a vehicle crashed over the side of the ramp on the side of the I-94.

“They went to the I-94 and discovered [the wounded victim] in the front passenger seat and Brian Anderson was the driver,” Maria Miller, Wayne County assistant prosecuting attorney, tells PEOPLE. “Anderson died from a gunshot wound. [The wounded victim] was assaulted but he survived.”
Nelson was arrested on July 8.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 2.

August 14, 2018

Fl Sheriff Would not File Charges, on "State Your Ground Law" State Prosecutor Disagreed and Charged Him with Manslaughter

Prosecutors charged a white man with manslaughter Monday in the death of an unarmed black man whose video-recorded shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida's "stand your ground" law.
Michael Drejka, 47, has been charged with the July 19 death of Markeis McGlockton outside a Clearwater convenience store, Pinellas County State Attorney Bernie McCabe said. Drejka was being held at the county jail on $100,000 bail. It was unknown if he had an attorney. At a news conference Monday afternoon, relatives of McGlockton said they were pleased with the charge. "I know this is going to be a long road," said Michael McGlockton, the victim's father. "We are up for the task. I just hope for a good outcome." Family attorney Michele Rayner said "the ultimate goal is conviction," and that she believed manslaughter was the correct charge. She also noted that Monday was bittersweet. 

"It's little Markeis' first day at school," she said, referring to McGlockton's 5-year-old son.
McGlockton's girlfriend, Britany Jacobs, who was seated in the couple's car with two of their children, ages 3 years and 4 months, said Drejka confronted her for being parked in a handicapped-accessible space. McGlockton, 28, had gone into the store with young Markeis.
Video shows McGlockton leaving the store and shoving Drejka to the ground. Seconds later, Drejka pulls a handgun and shoots McGlockton as he backs away.

May 18, 2018

The Man Shot After Shoot Out at Trump's National Doral

On social media, Oddi lists himself as a fitness instructor, real-estate investor and manager at Pegasus, a business dealing in minerals and gemstones. Oddi lived a few miles away at a rental complex, 8100 NW 53rd St. Born in South Africa, Oddi became a U.S. citizen in August.

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August 12, 2017

A Glass Cam Makes You Be The Officer Being Shot Multiple Times

While you watch the video from Officer's Quincy (Amazon bought) glass cam, you will feel like you are a witness to another killing of a police officer. You might even feel you are Quincy. We've seen videos of shooting suspects or people who should have not been shot by cops, here you see a good police officer doing his job and getting shot a few times for it. Your heart will shake and you will wonder where is that damn ambulance and back up? Are they going to let him die? You hear Officer Quincey's voice throught the ordeal. He knows he is badly hurt. You also have a good samaritan that comes to give him support in what looked like it could be the few minutes left on the officer's life.

Officer Quincy Smith was responding to a call on New Year's Day 2016 about someone trying to snatch groceries from customers. Smith spotted Orr walking from the store while holding his cellphone to his ear and ordered him to stop. Smith threatened to use his Taser if Orr didn't remove his other hand from his pocket.
Orr pulled out a 9 mm handgun and fired eight times.
Smith scrambled back to his patrol car and radioed for help as Orr fled.
"Tell my family that I love them," Smith told a dispatcher.
Bullets broke two bones in Smith's arm, severed a vein in his neck, and passed through his upper torso.
29-year-old Malcolm Orr of Estill guilty of attempted murder and possessing a weapon during a violent crime. Orr received the maximum sentence for each charge. only took the jury 45 minutes to convict 29-year-old Malcolm Orr of Estill guilty of attempted murder and possessing a weapon during a violent crime. Orr received the maximum sentence for each charge. He received a 35 yr sentence.

Source CBS. 
This event occurred 2017 New Year's day 

September 22, 2016

Charlotte PD Shooting }Don’t Go by Rumors Get the Facts Here and Now

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June 27, 2016

Pastors Praise the Shooting in Orlando, A Warning


After the massacre in Orlando, Fla., American religious leaders spoke in a largely unified voice, condemning the killer and mourning the dead. But at some extreme conservative Christian churches, there was another message: good riddance.

In the weeks since 49 people were slaughtered at a gay nightclub, remarks by pastors celebrating the deaths have brought attention to several outposts of anti-gay hostility across the country that until now had been operating mostly under the radar.

“The tragedy is that more of them didn’t die,” Roger Jimenez, a Sacramento preacher, exhorted his congregants on June 12, the day of the assault. “The tragedy is — I’m kind of upset that he didn’t finish the job! Because these people are predators! They are abusers!”

Mr. Jimenez’s sermon received widespread attention after a video of it appeared online, and then a torrent of denunciation from gay rights advocates, fellow pastors and pretty much everyone who saw it. But his sentiments were also echoed in at least a few other churches.

Rebecca Barrett-Fox, a visiting assistant professor of sociology at Arkansas State University who has researched Christian extremists, said she had tracked about five churches — in California, Texas, Arizona and Tennessee — where preachers had endorsed the killings in Orlando.

They are not as well known as the virulently anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., which has become infamous for demonstrations at military funerals. But their views about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, and what should happen to them, can be just as troubling.

Many of the preachers identify themselves as so-called independent Baptists, meaning that they are not a part of any of the denomination’s groupings, such as the Southern Baptist Convention. Dr. Barrett-Fox said the Baptist emphasis on church autonomy — recognizing no central authority — allowed pastors to interpret the Bible for themselves.

“One of the consequences of that is you can get whole congregations that spin further and further away from the norm of what is accepted theology,” she said.

The independent Baptist churches where anti-gay hatred has flourished tend to have small congregations, more likely to number in the dozens than the hundreds, experts said.

Sermons posted online since the attack have been interspersed with dehumanizing labels for L.G.B.T. people reminiscent of those used by the perpetrators of historical genocides. The Orlando victims were “sodomites,” “reprobates,” “perverts” and “scum of the earth,” preachers have said.

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In a sermon at a church in Fort Worth, Pastor Donnie Romero told his congregants that every gay person is a pedophile. He was praying that the injured Orlando victims would not survive, he said, “so that they don’t get any more opportunity to go out and hurt little children.”

“I’ll pray to God that God will finish the job that that man started,” he added, referring to the gunman, Omar Mateen.

While the pastors have stopped short of calling congregants to arms, they say little to discourage it, either.

“I don’t believe it’s right for us to just be a vigilante,” said Steven Anderson, the leader of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Ariz., in a video response to the massacre. But, he added, “These people all should have been killed, anyway, but they should have been killed through the proper channels, as in they should have been executed by a righteous government.”

The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups, said it was alarmed by the comments of extremist pastors after the mass shooting in Orlando. Heidi Beirich, the center’s director of intelligence, warned that they should not be dismissed as empty rhetoric.

“I think it is entirely possible that someone could be inspired by this and kill gay people,” Ms. Beirich said. “This kind of message is exactly akin to Hitlerian ideas of exterminating Jews. It’s that extreme. It’s basically genocidal toward a population.”

Messages left with the pastors in Sacramento, Fort Worth and Tempe were not returned.

Of course, an overwhelming majority of Christians, including Baptists, reject hateful messages about L.G.B.T. people. As a video of Mr. Jimenez’s remarks was shared widely online, a group of more than 700 Sacramento area pastors denounced them. A petition calling for Mr. Jimenez’s removal collected more than 8,000 signatures. About 100 protesters gathered outside the church.

After the Orlando killings, some gay rights advocates have noted how far many mainstream religious leaders have shifted toward acceptance of gay men and lesbians since an earlier tragedy in 1973. Back then, when an arson fire at a gay New Orleans bar killed 32 people, churches refused to bury the dead.

Jay Brown, a spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign, said the L.G.B.T. advocacy group was appalled by the incendiary comments of Mr. Jimenez and other pastors. “But on the other hand, we’ve seen an enormous amount of inspirational comments from faith leaders,” he said.

Mr. Brown recalled how Utah’s lieutenant governor, a Mormon, gave a speech in which he apologized for his role in perpetuating homophobia. Around the same time, a Catholic bishop in Florida issued a public call for believers to stop demonizing gay men, lesbians, bisexual and transgender people. On Sunday, Pope Francis said gays deserved an apology from the Roman Catholic Church.

However, while many conservative Christian leaders no longer want to be seen as anti-gay, the change in tone should not be interpreted as full acceptance, Dr. Barrett-Fox said. The “love the sinner, hate the sin” approach to homosexuality continues to be deeply woven into Christian thinking. 

Some of us gays believe that this pastor is abusing his freedom of speech by inciting to violence and therefore there most be a price to pay. Not a violent price but a price from his peers, landlord, and hopefully people that declare that they are Christians because language like this is what brought the instigation for the shooting in orlando in the first place. This so called pastor should keep in mind there have been pastors and their families that have died through shootings because of who they were. That is the best example to show to this man and others, that calling for violence is a risky proposition for all.


February 23, 2016

Who’s Driving You? Interactive Incident Graph

Jason Dalton, a 45-year old Michigan Uber driver, will appear in court via live video for his arraignment this afternoon. The suspect reportedly shot victims randomly over several hours at different locations and now faces multiple counts of first-degree murder and attempted murder.
Include the following visualizations to highlight “ridesharing” incidents in the U.S. by location and number of incidents by type. 

October 3, 2015

Mass Shootings in the U.S. [[Interactive Graph on shootings]]


Obama expressed frustrations with American gun laws in a press conference on the Oregon community college shooting. He said "we know states with the most gun laws tend to have the fewest gun deaths." The visualization below echoes this sentiment using data from The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the CDC to show Gun Laws vs. Gun Deaths.

November 6, 2013

6 Hrs to Find Shooters Body who was Dead from Self Inflicted Wounds

PHOTO: Richard Shoop, 20, of Teaneck, N.J., was identified by police as the gunman who opened fire inside the Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall Nov. 4, 2013. Shoop was found dead inside the mall with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.
The gunman who opened fire inside a sprawling New Jersey mall was found dead inside the mall early this morning with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said.
Authorities identified the suspect as Richard Shoop, 20, of Teaneck, N.J., and said his body was found in a back area of the mall around 3:20 a.m.
Police found his body more than six hours after they said Shoop entered the Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall Monday night and fired his weapon at least six times, Bergen County prosecutor John Molinelli said at an early morning news conference. The gun, described as a modified rifle, was owned lawfully by his brother, Molinelli said. Police are still sweeping the 2.2-million-square-foot building in Paramus to make sure all shoppers and employees evacuated. About 400 people were still inside the mall when police ordered a lockdown of the entire building.
There have been no other reported injuries at this time.
Shoop, according to Molinell, had a history of drug abuse, and was known to law enforcement in Bergen County. Molinell said Shoop's drug of choice was MDMA, also known as "Molly."
Molinelli told "Good Morning America" that he doesn't believe Shoop intended to injure shoppers or mall employees.
"The mall was closing in about 10 minutes so there were thousands of people and many people just surrounding him and the fact that he shot into the ceiling or randomly at other things, we don't think he went in there with the intent to shoot anyone. We think he went in there with the intent that he was not going to come out alive."
Police found an "ambiguous" note at Shoop's home, according to Molinelli.
"I'm hesitant to say it's a suicide note. It does express that an end is coming. It could have been prison. It could have been what he did last night but it's certainly something that gave his family reason to reach out to us sometime after 10 p.m. last night," Molinelli said.
Bergen County spokeswoman Jeanne Baratta said the first call came in shortly after 9 p.m. that a gunman was inside the mall. Police initially responded to an "active shooter" alert after reports of multiple shots fired.
Baratta said SWAT teams and other police agencies converged on the mall. Authorities swept the mall because they were unsure whether the gunman was still inside. Paramus Mayor Rich LaBarbiera initially said police found one shell casing inside the mall.
Panicked shoppers raced toward the exits or hid inside the mall. Witnesses said they saw authorities running inside the mall with their weapons drawn. The mall was immediately placed on lockdown.
Multiple eyewitnesses said the shooter was armed with some kind of rifle, wearing a motorcycle-style helmet and black clothing. Kimberly Recchia works at a boutique next to Nordstrom's and said she saw a man dressed in black, pointing a rifle toward the ceiling.
"He was just walking slowly towards our side of the end of the mall. Very calm. Didn't look like he was running or he was in a rush. He was just walking very slowly and calm. He didn't say anything," she said.
Recchia hid in a backroom with her manager when she heard more gunshots.
"He was coming closer and closer. The shots were getting louder and louder, but then after those shots we didn't hear anything else," she said.
Eric Delgado, 20, was shopping with friends inside the mall when he heard a gunshot and saw the gunman. After Delgado saw the gunman, he along with seven others hid in a dressing room for 45 minutes and heard a second gunshot.
"He didn't seem that he wanted to kill anyone because he clearly could of because there were people two feet in front of him that he could have shot at, but he didn't shoot at them. Instead he shot toward the ceiling. ..." Delgado said.
A staging area has been set up near Chili's Grill & Bar for family members to be reunited with anyone inside the mall during the lockdown.
Law enforcement officials have been informed by management of the Garden State Plaza Mall that it will be closed today. No word on when it will reopen.
The Garden State Plaza Mall, about 25 miles west of New York City, has more than 300 retail stores, including Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor.

October 23, 2013

Nevada School Shooter Might Have Been Bullied

SPARKS, Nev. – He was dressed like any other student at Sparks Middle School: standard khaki pants and a Sparks sweatshirt. He was tall for a middle schooler, with dark, spiked hair, and in his hand early Monday was a Ruger 9-millimeter semiautomatic handgun.
The boy pointed the gun at about 30 terrified students huddled in a corner near an outdoor school basketball court. He locked eyes with eighth-grader Omar Lopez, who was nearby.
"You guys ruined my life, so I’m going to ruin yours," the boy told the group, according to Omar.
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The gunman fired – not at the students but at a window, shattering the glass with two quick shots, witnesses said. He moved on, but he had already shot and killed a popular math teacher and wounded a student.
The boy then wounded another student before he shot fatally himself in the head, police said.
A day later, students, parents and police were struggling to comprehend the motives of the shooter, whom police declined to identify. The boy apparently believed he had been bullied or taunted, according to students interviewed, but police said they could not confirm that.
When he said his life had been ruined, Omar said, "He looked like he was going to cry. He said it in an angry and crying voice."
Four students interviewed by The Times described a harrowing scene as they joined others seeking safety from gunshots outside the school building. The gunman ordered everyone to be quiet, they said.
"He aims the gun at us and says, 'You guys talking, you guys talking,'" said Antonio Ochoa, an eighth-grader.
Several students shouted "No, no, we’re not talking. We’re being quiet," Antonio said.
The students were trapped; they could not escape without crossing in front of the pointed gun.
"I was like, 'Please, don't,'" said Adrian Aguilera, an eighth-grader.
"I thought he was going to kill me," Omar recalled. "Because when he said, 'I’ll ruin yours,' in my mind that ran through my head and I thought, oh, by ruining my life he was just going to kill me."
Moments earlier, Antonio was 10 to 20 feet from the gunman when Michael Landsberry, a math teacher some students had nicknamed "Batman" for his love of the comic book character, raised his hands and tried to block the shooter's path.
"Mr. Landsberry, he came running up to the kid and he said, 'Put the gun down.' And by then I started running, and behind me I heard another shot."
Mike Mieras, chief of police at the Washoe County School District, told reporters Tuesday that Landsberry was shot in the chest after one student had been shot and wounded.
"Mr. Landsberry calmly walked toward the shooter, putting his hands up in a motion to try to stop the individual’s actions," Mieras said. "Mr. Landsberry’s heroic actions, by stepping toward the shooter, allowed time for other students on that playground area to flee."
Landsberry had served in the Marine Corps and was a Nevada National Guardsman.
"A person like Mr. Landsberry cannot be replaced," school Supt. Pedro Martinez said. "He was a beloved teacher and father, a great role model, and an even better person. He will not be forgotten. He is truly a hero.”
Martinez added: "This is the action of one student. Let’s not forget it’s a tragedy for that family as well."
Sparks Deputy Police Chief Tom Miller said police were withholding the shooter’s identity "out of respect" for his family, which has cooperated with police.
Police said that the crime scene had expanded to include the shooter’s home and that there was a possibility his parents could face charges relating to the weapon.
Police emphasized that all shots fired Monday were outside the school and that the gunman never went inside. They said police officers did not fire their weapons.
Miller declined to answer questions about possible bullying of the shooter and said police did not know whether specific students were targeted.
"Everybody wants to know why. That's the big question," Miller said. "The answer is, we don’t know right now. We are proactively trying to determine why."
Mason reported from Nevada and Zucchino from North Carolina. Times staff writer Ari Bloomekatz in Los Angeles contributed to this report. 
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