US Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz wore a backpack to his Florida school emblazoned with a racial slur
Ted Cruz was booed by a Texas audience when he said his plan to end school shootings is putting more police officers in schools
"You guys can instead sing kumbaya with them and hope they'll just stop, but what you're proposing doesn't work," Cruz said to a heated audience.Cruz spoke about guns and other contentious topics at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin on Saturday, where he was met with a responsive audience.
Nikolas Cruz walked around campus wearing an orange backpack emblazoned with a racial slur and a swastika more than one year before the mass shooting that left 17 people dead, a former Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student testified Monday.
Jurors were shown a photograph that Kyle Horrigan snapped in September 2016, showing the hateful message scrawled in sloppy black letters above a swastika: "F--- you N-----."
" I was personally shocked by it, that someone would walk around in public with that, much less at a school," said Horrigan, who didn't personally know Cruz.
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"This is an opportunity to realize how big this movement is against our kids and how much we need to fight," Reshma Saujani told Insider.This summer, President Joe Biden signed into law the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act — the most significant piece of gun legislation to pass in decades. Part of the bill includes $750 million in federal funding for states to implement intervention programs such as gun restraining orders, more colloquially known as "red flag laws.
Horrigan, who now works as firefighter, was called by prosecutors in the state's rebuttal case at thein Fort Lauderdale.
Earlier MondayElizabeth Scherer had a testy exchange with defense lawyer Tamara Curtis out of the jury's earshot over the admissibility of a letter that Cruz had written.
Curtis asked if she could question the witness about the letter.
"I’m not going to tell you how to do your cross-examination," Scherer said after exhaling deeply in exasperation.
A survivor of the Las Vegas mass shooting — the deadliest in US history — says tragedy has been 'swept under the rug': report
"We feel like we've been forgotten. It was so horrific," Nathalie Vanderstay, who was shot during the tragedy, told People."I feel like Route 91 has been swept under the rug," Nathalie Vanderstay, 48, told People. "We feel like we've been forgotten. It was so horrific.
Jurors were played clips from Dr. Charles Scott's jailhouse interview with Cruz in which he described the painstaking planning he put into thethat killed 14 students and three staffers.
Cruz said he was inspired by the 1999 Columbian High School shooting and chose Valentine's Day for his rampage because he has no one to love. A girlfriend broke up with him 18 months before the attack.
"I studied mass murderers and how they did it," he told Scott, a prosecution psychiatrist. Scott said that Cruz is a sociopath who can control his behavior but chooses not to because he has no regard for others.
The trial, which began July 18, will only determine whether Cruz is sentenced to death without the possibility of parole. He pleaded guilty to 17 counts of first-degree murder and other charges in October of last year.
Why 'hack' Ted Cruz epitomizes the worst that American politics has to offer: conservative .
Why 'hack' Ted Cruz epitomizes the worst that American politics has to offer: conservativeFormer Republican Tim Miller was once a GOP strategist, but these days, the Never Trump conservative is a scathing critic of former President Donald Trump, the MAGA movement and Trump’s allies — including Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Miller recently got into an argument with Cruz, who described him as a “hack”; in an article published by The Bulwark on October 10, Miller lays out an abundance of reasons why he considers Cruz the epitome of a “hack” and exemplifies so much that is wrong with the Republican Party in 2022.