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Nikolas Cruz’s chilling reason for ending #Parkland shooting as he says he targeted victims over ‘nasty look’
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Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz has avoided the death penalty after a jury ruled he should be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
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The formal sentencing of Nikolas Cruz will take place on 1 November.

He will be sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole. Judge Scherer cannot increase the sentence to death no matter what.
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Why did you do it? #Parkland Close up of defendant Nikol...
Life in prison with no chance of parole. The jury has recommended a sentence of life without the possibility of parole on initial counts against Parkland massacre gunman Nikolas Cruz. Their recommendation is still being read.
Nikolas Cruz is sitting with his head down, showing no emotion, as the jury’s recommendation is read in court.
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🔴 #NikolasCruz verdict - live: Jury reach decision over death penalty or life sentence for Parkland shooter
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🔴 The jury has reached a verdict in the sentencing phase of the trial of #Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz. They have been deliberating for just one day over whether he will be sentenced to death or receive a life sentence.
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🔴 Cruz killed 14 students and three members of staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on 14 February 2018.

Another 17 people were wounded during the massacre — one of the worst school shootings in US history.
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Before deciding whether Nikolas Cruz should be given the death penalty, his attorneys are asking jurors to consider the Parkland School shooter’s mental health and dysfunctional family history. Image
During trial on Monday, Cruz’s lawyer highlighted his mother’s abuse of drugs and alcohol during pregnancy. His lawyer also says Cruz showed signs of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and antisocial personality disorder, CNN reports.
Cruz has plead guilty to 17 counts of murder and 17 counts of attempted murder, for the 2018 shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty while Cruz’s defense attorneys are asking for life in prison without parole.
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Big, big, big guns news for a Sunday.

Why I am optimistic and why it matters, a quick 🧵:
Political contrasts w/ 2013 Manchin-Toomey effort: That negotiation dragged for months but these moved fast—it's been 19 days since #Uvalde! Delay lets status quo retrench. And Toomey had no credibility on guns to cover for other Rs but Cornyn does—a Nixon-goes-to-Moscow moment?
On policy, negotiators seem to have dropped big-ticket items in favor of many small+meaningful wins.

First the fluff: promised investments in school security & mental health are as predictable as they are vague + lacking evidence they will measurably affect gun violence but OK.
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They should still be here. #Buffalo 🕊 Each of the victims of buffalo
They should still be here. #Uvalde 🕊
They should still be here. #Orlando #Pulse 🕊🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈
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Thread. My life in pictures. Four years of this. Over. Thank the Goddess. Marching for immigrant rights after the hateful Muslim ban, marching for freedom of the press. Marching against the hateful T***p regime. 2017 was an activism year that didn’t stop. 1/
Every January, a Women’s March. Not this year! 2/
Marched to see his taxes. Marched against his 1.5 trillion dollar tax scam, rammed through by #MoscowMitch in the middle of the night. 3/
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Vid 1 of 3 #NigeriansMustFall #Parkland I want to say so many things but hey...
Vid 2 of 3 #NigeriansMustFall #Parklands
Vid 3 of 3 #NigeriansMustFall #Parklands
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We've introduced new school safety legislation in memory of the #Parkland students. Their parents, together with others who have lost loved ones in mass murders, have worked tirelessly to find nonpartisan, commonsense solutions to prevent or limit future tragedies.
This bill honors the memory of all those who have needlessly lost their lives and is a proactive step to help mitigate this horrific violence.
I encourage all parents to ask what their child’s school is doing to protect their students and demand action if they believe their school isn’t doing these simple steps recommended by the Federal Clearinghouse on School Safety Best Practices. hsgac.senate.gov/media/majority…
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💣Proffer💣

Cohen has signed a "proffer agreement" with SDNY, agreeing to cooperate in their inv’n of the Trump Org re whether they falsified business records.

Hannity’s HRC obsession

During Trump’s presidency, Hannity has mentioned HRC on 86% of his episodes

WhySoScared?🤔
💣Proffer2💣

Judge sentences 3 Blackwater guards to prison for 2007 Iraqi attack

Trump tried to ease Iran Sanctions, Prompting Bolton Pushback

Sanctions move aimed at securing Rouhani meeting this month

In foreign policy, Trump gets points for creativity. Results, not so much
💣Proffer3💣

Trump’s trade war has killed 300,000 jobs

Former Mattis Aide at Center of Dispute Over Pentagon Transparency

Some contend that the department’s delay in approving his memoir was due to longstanding protocol, not ill will
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‼️Trump tears at the very fabric of our society by dividing us, dehumanizing us, inflaming hate, inciting violence— his hateful & abusive rhetoric leaves us horrified & most importantly makes us less safe.

2/28/17:

Trump Signs Bill Revoking Obama-Era Gun Checks for People With Mental Illnesses
The new law nullifies an Obama-backed rule that added people with mental illnesses to the national background check database.

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PBO recommended the now-nullified regulation in a 2013 memo following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook School, which left 20 first graders and six others dead. The measure sought to block some people with severe mental health problems from buying guns.
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THREAD📌
#ElPasoShooting is now among the most deadly in US history
#LasVegas: 58 dead, 422 wounded
#PulseShooting, Orlando: 50 dead, 53 wounded
#VirginiaTech: 33 dead, 23 wounded
#SandyHook: 28 dead, 2 wounded
#SutherlandSprings: 26 dead, 20 wounded
#Parkland: 17 dead,17 wounded
Since the 2012 #SandyHook shooting there have been a quarter million gun-related deaths in the US with another 750k gun-related injuries.
Those numbers should shock everyone.
They shock the #CDC.

CDC Reports #GunViolence at All Time High
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I've always maintained that after #SandyHook America said guns mattered more than kids. 20 1st graders were murdered in their classroom & the US didn't pass a single law to stop it from ever happening again.
More than 7k kids have been shot & killed since.
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Hear me out. I remember when #Parkland happened, I went to pay my respects. I recall David Hogg, Emma Gonzalez, the other student activists being so aware that they had a limited media window to make an impact, to get their gun reform message out. Same thing now with the “camps.”
@MoveOn organized emergency responses around the country today. MOC are visiting “detention centers.” Some media outlets are getting access to photos. But we must remain on this- a year later it’s worse than ever for families separated, kept in squalor. #DontLookAway
There are many fronts to rally around, #NoWarWithIran, #NoTanksOnTheMall, #IvankaIsNotADiplomat, #MuellerReport, fighting to preserve women’s access to abortion, to name check some. Add in chaos, diversion amidst lots of serious issues; racism, attacks on the press. All of it bad
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🎱Illigitimate🎱

Carter: If fully inv’d, it would show that Trump didn't actually win the 2016Elex & was put in office only b/c the RUs interfered on his behalf.”

JC retains his TSC & receives periodic intel briefings & knows the truth: conspiracy to defraud the US electorate.
🎱Illigitimate🎱

FBI: in 2011, the FBI arrested 10 RU Foreign Intel Service (SVR) operatives. This 10 year case—dubbed Operation Ghost Stories—was a chilling reminder that espionage on Us soil did not disappear after the Cold War ended.

Stay tuned for OpGhostStories 2, 3, 4
🎱Illigitimate🎱

Manafort & Gates were wired more than $30 million for their work in Ukraine, some of which was used to make various purchases in the US, while avoiding U.S. taxes. Overall, Manafort’s companies shifted more than $75 million through offshore accounts.
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America's Unique Gun Control Problem, a thread. This data is courtesy of a @voxdotcom article last updated in November 2018. Many of you won't take the time to click on a link, so I am going to Tweet each disgusting stat. Here's the link if you prefer it: vox.com/policy-and-pol…
Stat #1- Homicide by firearm per 1 million people:
1.) USA (29.7)
2.) Switzerland (7.7)
... Canda (5.1)
... Germany (1.9)
... New Zealand (1.6)
... Australia (1.4)
SOURCE: 2012 Human Development Index
Stat #2- America has 4.4% of the world's population, but almost half of civilian-owned guns around the world (42%).
SOURCE: UNODC, Small Arms Survey, The Guardian
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💣Mueller💣

📌Mueller Delivers Report on RU to AG

📌Barr will meet RR & Mueller this weekend on how to proceed.
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📌’No further indictments’ are the key operative words. Means Mueller will not file additional Indictments.

📌However, he likely filed many SEALED INDICTMENTS.
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💣Mueller2💣

This is not an end but rather a new beginning.

OSC is a contractor to DOJ; his office will be wrapping up; but if he secured any indictments under seal, they could be handed off to other divisions of the DOJ.

Ex: handed off to DC, EDVA, SDNY & other jurisdictions
💣Mueller3💣

Michael Beschloss suggests, Mueller waited for the 46th anniversary of the Watergate tape where President Nixon tells John Mitchell, ‘I want you all to stonewall it, let them plead the Fifth Amendment, cover-up or anything else, if it’ll save it – save the plan.’
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💰StawDonors💰

"Our boy can become president of the USA and we can engineer it. I will get all of Putins team to buy in on this, I will manage this process."
Sater email to Cohen

Mueller knows how much foreign 💰 was 💦 thru RNC/NRA/GOP & Trump campaign coffers via straw donors
💰StawDonors2💰

Photo op arranged by Cindy Yang at a fundraiser hosted by the RNC in NYC w/ Trump charged $50k per photo, benefiting Trump’s re-elex campaign.

But Ryan Xu & Lucas Lu did not pay.

A search of a fed DB showed no record of either man giving to Trump Victory,
💰StawDonors3💰

Yang isn’t saying — but she & three associates with an Asian-American political group donated a total of $135.5k to Trump Victory in the weeks leading up to the event.

📌One of them said she could not recall making a $25k donation listed in her name & address.
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La miscela esplosiva dei terroristi bianchi come #Tarrant è fatta di 3 elementi:
- odio razzista
- simpatie naziste
- legale detenzione / facile accesso alle #armi

I profili di:
- #Breivik #Utoya
- #Roof #Charleston
- #Bissonette #Quebec
- #Cruz #Parkland
- #Traini #Macerata
Il 22 luglio 2011, a #Utoya (Norvegia), A. B. #Breivik, con un fucile semiautomatico regolarmente detenuto (Ruger Mini-14) ha fatto fuoco per un’ora sul raduno dei giovani del Partito Laburista ammazzandone 69.
Era un onesto #legaledetentorediarmi.
Qui: it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anders_Br…
Il 17 giugno 2015, Dylann Storm #Roof ha ammazzato con una Glock calibro 45
nove fedeli afroamericani, incluso il pastore e senatore Pinckney, durante un raduno di preghiera nella chiesa di #Charleston (Sud Carolina).
Era un onesto #legaledetentorediarmi
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La definición es simple y fácil de recordar.

A pesar de existir muchas más, la definición de la #OMS es práctica y usada a nivel mundial.
La mayoría son extensiones <20%

En #Latam las lesiones por escaldadura son el tipo principal de quemaduras reportadas

Si hay afectación a vía aérea, los costos y morbi-mortalidad se incrementan.

>% afectada = >% mortalidad
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I’m going to do the unpopular here: defend @SenFeinstein a) do the kids, who’re rightly concerned abt climate change, actually know what’s in #NGD resolution? Do they know the legislative process? Perhaps it’s unfair to ask them to understand how a bill becomes a law but if 1/
They’re going to care enough abt the enviro, then they should book up on legislative process bec that actually matters here. B) @AOC @SenMarkey did NOT intro actual legislative fixes to address climate change. There isn’t a SINGLE policy proscription in their resolutions. 2/
Instead they intro’d goals. Do the kids know what the goals are? Do they know how we’re going to achieve those goals through legislation? Do they know the GOP controls the Senate & will not debate legislation to achieve these goals as long as they have the majority? Because 3/
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A new federal Assault Weapons Ban #HR1296 has been introduced in the House by @davidcicilline (with 190 co-sponsors). As a good deal of evidence in support of such a ban is drawn from my research on the 1994 #AWB, it's worthwhile to review some of my findings. 1/

THREAD FOLLOWS
The 1994 #AWB took effect on Sept. 13, 1994, and it remained in force for exactly 10 years, expiring on Sept. 13, 2004. The primary goal of the 1994 #AWB was to reduce mass shooting violence. The 1994 ban was a direct response to five mass shootings from 1989-1993. 2/
The 5 mass shootings: 1989—Cleveland Street Elem. School in Stockton (5 dead); 1989—Standard Gravure in Louisville (8 dead); 1991—Luby's Cafeteria in Killeen (23 dead); 1993—101 California St. in San Francisco (8 dead); and 1993—Long Island Rail Road near Garden City (6 dead). 3/
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Trump: Day 755
-Intends 2 Declare Nat'l Emergency
-DHS Guts Election Protection Team
-McCabe Admits 2 Discussing 25A
-Barr Confirmed as Attorney General
-Scraps Plans 2 Build 'SCION' Hotels
-Took Putin's Word Over Intel on NK
-Retail Sales Steepest Drop in 9 Yrs
Add...
Day 860 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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Day 711 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.

The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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Today may be a day to celebrate love, but #VDay will forever be stained with the blood of 17 kids shot to death at #StonemanDouglas one year ago today.

The #Parkland students didn't ask to become the mouthpiece for calling out the @NRA and its decades old fraud. But they did.
Fraud? Yes.

Those are the words of former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Warren Burger (1969-1986.)

Let me state it clearly:

NO COURT HAS EVER RULED THERE IS AN INDIVIDUAL CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS.

That is not, that is never, what the #2ndAmendment has said.
Watch for words like "school safety" and "God-given right" and "patriotic." The @NRA has spent lifetimes of money creating this narrative.

In my home state of Virginia, the Safe VA Initiative released policy recommendations for the 2019 term:

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More than 1,200 people have lost their lives to gun violence in the 12 months since the #Parkland shooting. Our nation’s youth have risen loudly to demand action, and we remain resolute in doing our part to keep our communities and children safe from the scourge of #gunviolence. Speaking at Alliance for Gu...
WA has acted boldly before — expanding background checks, banning bump stocks, boosting suicide prevention strategies, implementing protective orders to keep firearms out of the hands of people in crisis and more. But our work is far from done.
We stand united today out of love for our families and children, and in dedication to pursuing commonsense #gunsafety measures that we know save lives. I’m proud to join our state's youth, @AGOWA, @WaGunResponsib and the people of WA to say #NotOneMore and #EnoughIsEnough.
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