Donald Trump blames the FBI's responsibility for the Florida shootings

US President Donald Trump on Saturday February 17 accused FBI of failing to prevent the shootout that left 17 dead in a high school in Florida ruling that the federal police, on the other hand, spent "too much time" investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Donald Trump's charge against the FBI comes as he faces criticisms of its links with the NRA, the powerful gun lobby in the United States. But the shooting also highlighted a serious failure of the FBI, which admitted receiving a call in January from a relative of 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, alarmed by his deviant behavior and murderous intentions.

" It's a shame that the FBI has missed all the signals sent by the Florida school shooter.It's not acceptable, "the US president tweeted. "They spend too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign – there is no collusion, get back to basics and make us all proud!" he added, even though it is no longer the FBI that has been leading the investigation into the Russian case since May, but the special prosecutor Robert Mueller.

In the aftermath of the shooting, Donald Trump had insisted on the killer's mental problems, saying nothing about the right to own a weapon guaranteed by the second amendment of the Constitution, nor on semi-automatic weapons like the AR-15 used by the shooter.

"Shame on you"

At a rally on Saturday night in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a survivor massacre strongly denounced the ties of the president with the NRA. "To all politicians who have received donations from the NRA, shame on you," shouted Emma Gonzalez, after blasting Donald Trump for receiving financial support from the powerful group during the 2016 presidential campaign. "Shame on you" , took over the crowd in chorus.

Emma Gonzalez

"If the President told me on the face that it was a terrible tragedy (…) and that "I can not do anything about it, I'll ask him how much he has touched the National Rifle Association, I know $ 30 million," said the 18-year-old girl with shaved hair. "What are these people worth to you, Mr. Trump?" she said, comparing it to the number of victims of shootings that have bloodied the country since the beginning of the year.

"The fact of being allowed to buy automatic weapons is not a question politics is a matter of life and death, "said the high school student later. Emma Gonzalez is at the end of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, located in nearby Parkland. It was hidden in the amphitheater when Nikolas Cruz opened fire in the corridors of the establishment, killing 17 people, most of them teenagers, before fleeing and mingling with the crowd. The murderer was arrested an hour later.

Serious Foul

Nikolas Cruz was psychologically monitored for behavioral problems but took advantage of lax legislation in Florida to legally purchase his weapon last year. At his age, many Americans could not buy a beer or cigarettes. However, several warning signs were triggered until recently on the risks posed by the young man. A social inquiry launched as part of a self-mutilation revealed in September 2016 that he wanted to buy a firearm.

"Mr. Cruz has recent cuts on both arms." Mr. Cruz said that He is planning to buy a firearm, and we do not know why he wants to buy the firearm, "says a terse report from the South Florida Sun Protection Service. Although these facts indicated "certain implications" for his safety, these services at the time concluded that the young man was adequately followed by his school and in an institute specialized in mental health.

Nikolas Cruz was followed "because he was designated as a vulnerable adult because of mental disorders," according to the newspaper. The FBI admitted Friday a serious failure having ignored January 5 a call from a relative of Cruz who described his murderous intentions. The local police were also alerted to Cruz's dangerousness, CNN said. Her adoptive mother, who died last year, "repeatedly asked the police to come to her home to help her cope with her violent attacks, threats, and self-destructive behavior."

(with AFP)

Widespread Demonstration, Florida Students will Hold a Protest of Arms Control

Hundreds of students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday (21/2) gathered at the Florida Parliament building in Tallahassee to urge DPRD members to pass a tighter weapons control law a week after the deadliest shootings at school United States.

A teenage gunman killed 17 people in Parkland High School, Florida, sparked a wave of student protests in Tallahassee and other places in America.

Florida state teachers and representatives Sean Shaw and students rallied

"We have a chance to do something but we do not do it," said a member of the Democratic Florida House of Representatives on a party vote in the state's parliament that decided not to discuss the banning ban lawsuit.

" That is why we are here We demand action You do not fulfill duty, and this is in your hands. "

P the mass shootings also sparked waves of demonstrations elsewhere in Florida and in other states in an effort to force local and national leaders to act to prevent such attacks.

Mothers from the Georgian state gathered in the capital Atlanta on Wednesday to attend a demonstration the advocacy group of the Mothers. The purpose of the grand meeting was to advocate for responsible weapons ownership and not to prohibit firearms.

More than 200 students at Montgomery Blair High School in the suburbs of Washington, Silver Spring, Maryland took to the streets Wednesday to attend a demonstration to demand arms control at the American Congress Building. The protest organizers said students from two other Maryland high schools, Richard Montgomery and Bethesda-Chevy Chase, also participated in the demonstration. [my/jm]

Florida Students will Hold Protest Parade Related to Arms Control

Florida capital officials on Wednesday prepared for hundreds of students to hold a protest march calling for the state legislators to pass arms control measures following the deadly shooting tragedy at a high school in southern Florida.

19-year-old youth accused of mass murder

The shooting action by a man at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland last week, which killed 17 people, was one of the worst school shooting incidents in US. The students at the school and other schools in Florida responded to the tragedy by demanding that local and national leaders take steps that would prevent similar attacks.

Over 100 students of Stoneman Douglas took a bus to Tallahassee to participate in the parade and to meet the legislative leaders.

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"We, the students, are the ones most involved in this tragedy," said a student named Ariana Ortega to VOA before boarding the bus "We are the people who experience this tragic experience and we will be the future leaders of America."

Tuesday (20/2), a number of students visited the Florida Parliament office only to witness the results of the polling the vote rejected the Democrat's proposal to consider a bill that would ban the sale of attack weapons.The Republican faction accused the Democrats of forcing the issue with the gan took advantage of the shooting incident that was done Nikolas Cruz in Stoneman Douglas High School. Cruz performs the action with AR-15, one type of attack weapon. [ab/lt]

Demonstration in Florida Demands Control of Weapons Tightened

A few days after the shooting of the third deadliest school in US history, hundreds of people demonstrated outside the Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, demanding a stricter weapon control regime, Saturday (17/2).

In the middle shouts of "end armed violence," community leaders, local legislators and other public figures urged that the law on arms ownership be tightened soon.

Read: Florida Shooters "I have called for Congress and told them … their duty is to serve the people," said a young woman in the midst of the demonstrators.

"They do not work for the people." (19459009) [19659009] . The country wants to reform the rules of possession of firearms, but they refuse to talk about it. They talk about mental health. They talk about bullying. They say not yet. Now is the time! "

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There is no other time, The demonstrators gathered the day after US Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a review of how the Justice Department and the FBI warned about people suspected of potentially mass murderers. [vm/ii]

Florida Shooter Ever Complained to the FBI

In a written statement issued, the FBI said people close to Nikolas could contact the hotline FBI on January 5 to convey his worries about Nikolas. The caller provided information about Nikolas's possession of weapons, his desire to kill people, his unusual behavior, and terrible social media activities.

As per the existing protocol, the information provided by the caller should be judged to be a life-threatening potential. The FBI declared "the information should be submitted to the FBI's office in Miami so that a deeper investigation could be made."

However, the protocol was not executed and "the information submitted was not forwarded to the FBI office in Miami, and no further investigation done. "

FBI Director Christopher Wray says it is reviewing these facts. "I am determined to find out the root of the problem, what is happening in this issue, and at the same time examine the process of responding to the information we receive from the public … When the public contacts due to certain concerns we must act promptly and appropriately."

Nikolas Cruz, 19, fired on five classrooms at two high school floors in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday, killing 17 people and wounding 15 others, some of whom were critically injured.

The FBI has spoken to the victim and his family, and convey "deep regret" to this terrible tragedy. [rt/nm/em]