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Stand Your Ground Defense Won’t Spare Florida Cop A Trial For Shooting Black Man, Judge Rules

Florida’s notorious Stand Your Ground self-defense law won’t be enough to spare a cop from trial for shooting an armed black man.

A judge ruled Friday that she found the police officer’s testimony about the killing of Corey Jones to be “unreliable and not credible.” 

In a 27-page ruling, Judge Samantha Schosberg Feuer of Florida’s 15th Judicial Circuit Court denied a motion to have the case dismissed. She noted several inconsistencies between the officer’s testimony and the evidence of the case.

Former Palm Beach Gardens Police Officer Nouman K. Raja had shot and killed Jones, a musician and house inspector, while inspecting Jones’ car that had been parked at the side of an interstate on October 18, 2015. Jones was 31.

What happened between Raja approaching the car and Jones’ death has been disputed. 

Raja fired six shots at Jones — who was armed — only moments after arriving at the scene. Three of the

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‘Active Shooter’ Video Game Pulled After Outcry From Shooting Victims’ Families

An online gaming platform that was set to sell a game called ‘Active Shooter,’ pulled the video game before it was released after an outcry from mass shooting victims’ families.

In the game, which was scheduled to be released on June 6, gamers could play from the point of view of an active shooter, firing at civilians and SWAT team members, or from the point of view of a SWAT team member.

“Pick your role, gear up and fight or destroy! Be the good guy or the bad guy,” a description for the game, developed by Acid Publishing Group, read on Steam before the game was removed on Tuesday night. “The choice is yours!”

People who lost loved ones in shootings quickly worked together to protest the game.

“These active shooter games encourage copycats and those with violent tendencies to become desensitized to the carnage we know too well,” Sandy Phillips, whose daughter Jessica Redfield Ghawi

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Everything We Know About The Deadly School Shooting At Santa Fe High School In Texas

Multiple students were killed in a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas on Friday morning, federal officials told local media.  Here is everything we know so far.

There’s at least 8 dead

Federal and county officials said at least ten people were killed.  Most of the victims are reportedly students.

There are multiple wounded, including a resource officer

At least nine people were taken to area hospitals for treatment, hospital officials said. The conditions of those people was not immediately clear. A police officer was also being treated for injuries. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston confirmed they are treating three patients, said spokesman Raul Reyes at a press conference. One person, the school’s resource officer, was in critical condition and two suffered 2 gunshot leg injuries.

The suspected shooter has been identifed

The suspect has been named by CBS News as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17.

The shooting may have started in an art

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Suspect Arrested In Shooting At Southern California High School

One victim was shot in the arm at a California high school on Friday morning and a suspect was detained, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

The suspect, described as a “male Hispanic juvenile” by the department on Twitter, was not identified. Police also said they had recovered one firearm from the scene at Highland High School in Palmdale, California, about 60 miles north of Los Angeles.

The victim is a student, Capt. Darren Harris, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, told the Los Angeles Times.

“That student is going to be OK,” he said.

The suspect is also a student, according to Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida. She told the Los Angeles Times that he was arrested in a nearby parking lot.

In a statement, the school district’s superintendent, Raul Maldonado, said, “It has been confirmed that earlier this morning, there was an active shooter on the Highland High

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Jurors In Tex McIver Murder Trial Sit In SUV Where Shooting Occured, Hold His Gun

Jurors in the Claud “Tex” McIver murder trial held his gun on Thursday in an attempt to replay the scene of the alleged crime.

Even though jury deliberations started on Tuesday, jurors asked to revisit the SUV where the deadly shooting took place. And they brought McIver’s gun, the one used to shoot his wife, with them, according to WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia.

The jurors are trying to decide, after a lengthy, four-week trial which featured nearly 80 witnesses and captivated the Atlanta community, the fate of McIver. They must decide if the widow is a murderer or if he had an accident.

There is no debate over who killed his wealthy, business-oriented wife Diane. The Georgia lawyer has already admitted to shooting her but claimed that it was an accident. The shooting happened while the couple was in the backseat of their own Ford Explorer, being driven home by friend

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Student Wounded During Ocala, Florida School Shooting

Students at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida had a scary start to the day.

One student was injured in a school shooting on Friday morning. That student, a male, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment, according to the Associated Press. He was shot in the ankle and his injuries are not life-threatening. He is 17 years old, according to the Ocala Star-Banner.

The suspected shooter is in custody and has yet to be identified. He is not believed to be a student according to the Ocala Star-Banner.

Friday marks the anniversary of 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado, and students across the country walked out of class on Friday morning to protest gun violence. It is unclear if the shooting in Ocala coincided with any marches at the school.

Chris Oliver, a man whose 16-year-old son is a Forest student, relayed what his son

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Parkland Shooting Suspect Nikolas Cruz Wants Victims To Get His $800000 Inheritance

The suspect for the Parkland school shooting said he wants his impending $800,000 inheritance to go to an organization that will support the victims’ family and “facilitate healing” in the community, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Nikolas Cruz, 19, is the beneficiary of his dead mother’s estate, and he’s due to inherit most of his trust fund over the next two years, according to WTVX Palm Beach. His mother died in November.

Cruz, who is indicted on 17 counts of premeditated murder in the first degree and 17 counts of attempted murder in the first degree, said he wants to give all of the money away.

“Mr. Cruz does not want those funds, whatever money that he is entitled to,” his attorney Melissa McNeill told a judge in a Broward County courtroom. “He would like that money donated to an organization that the victims’ family believes would be able to facilitate healing in our community or an opportunity

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YouTube Shooting Suspect Nasim Aghdam’s Website Reveals Anger At Video-Sharing Site

Disturbing details are emerging about Tuesday’s shooting at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California and about the suspected shooter, who was found dead at the scene. 

Police say they arrived at the video-sharing website’s headquarters at a little before 1 p.m., local time.

“Inside the complex officers located a deceased female inside with a gunshot wound that is believed to have been self-inflicted,” San Bruno Police said. “A total of four people were transported to local hospitals.”

Police said that the victims’ conditions are not known at this time. One person is reportedly in critical condition, according to TIME. The suspected shooter has been identified as Nasim Najafi Aghdam, 39, from San Diego. Police do not believe that she knew the victims.

A website that appears to have belonged to Aghdam reveals her rage towards YouTube. On it, she rants about the video-sharing website, which she accused of censorship and

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YouTube Headquarters Shooting: Woman Kills Herself After Shooting Several People

A woman opened fire at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. Tuesday, wounding at least four people before shooting and killing herself, police said.

Several YouTube employees tweeted Tuesday afternoon about chaos erupting across the campus after workers heard gunshots and reports of an active attack.

“Active shooter at YouTube HQ. Heard shots and saw people running while at my desk. Now barricaded inside a room with coworkers,” product management employee Vadim Lavrusik tweeted.

Product manager Todd Sherman said he saw “blood drips on the floor and stairs” as he and his coworkers fled from a meeting and ran for safety.

Local and federal authorities swarmed the campus, which holds about 1,700 workers.

San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini told reporters that the shooter was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Four other people were taken to area hospitals for treatment, and at least one is in critical condition.

The shooter was not identified

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Aaron Hernandez’s Gun Supplier Arrested After Drive-By Shooting In South Florida

He was a supporting character in one of the most notorious sports murder cases of all time. 

Football superstar Aaron Hernandez, while playing for the Patriots, was convicted in the murder of Odin Lloyd. Before the murder, he deposited $15,000 into the account of a man named Oscar Hernandez Jr. (no relation).

The money, CBS News reported, was for guns. Hernandez Jr. bought firearms and shipped it to Hernandez. One of those weapons was found later, in the woods between Hernandez’s home and the industrial park where murder victim Odin Lloyd’s body was found. The murder weapon was never found.

Hernandez Jr. pleaded guilty in January 2015 to conspiring to transfer a firearm and other charges. He served two years in prison and had three years of supervised release.

Now he’s back in jail. On March 27, police said Hernandez Jr. tried to gun down a man outside of a popular restaurant in Belle Glade Florida, according to the Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/aaron-hernandezs-gun-supplier-arrested-drive-by-shooting-south-florida