Florida Shooting: Suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz was 'investigated for cutting himself'

The man accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school had reportedly been investigated for self-harm and saying he wanted to buy a gun.

Suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz spurred investigations by law enforcement and welfare officials after cutting his arms and professing a desire to purchase firearms on social media, according to records obtained by the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

The information bolsters an emerging portrait of a disturbed young man who had repeatedly shown warning signs of wanting to unleash violence.

The FBI has acknowledged that it failed to investigate a tip last month that Mr Cruz owned guns and had the “desire to kill”, leading Florida governor Rick Scott to demand the resignation of FBI director Christopher Wray.

Another tip, passed along to the FBI last year, spotlighted an online comment posted by a “Nikolas Cruz” saying “Im going to be a professional school shooter”. The agent in charge of the bureau’s Miami field office said officials could not at the time confirm the commenter’s identity.

People who knew Mr Cruz have described the student as troubled. He was expelled from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for bad behaviour before last week’s massacre.

His defence attorney described him as a “a broken human being”.

“He’s a broken child,” attorney Melisa McNeill said after Mr Cruz’s initial court appearance. He has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder.

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Lions Kill And Eat Suspected Poacher

A suspected poacher was found dead last week after being killed and partially eaten by lions, according to reports out of South Africa

The victim was attacked on Friday night. His remains were discovered on Saturday at a private game reserve near Kruger National Park, Sky News reported.

“It seems the victim was poaching in the game park when he was attacked and killed by lions,” Limpopo police spokesman Moatshe Ngoepe told AFP. “They ate his body, nearly all of it, and just left his head and some remains.”

A loaded hunting rifle was found near the remains. 

Initial reports indicated that the victim may have been a farmworker whose tractor stalled and was attacked by the lions as he attempted to walk home, local news site The Citizen reported. That man was later found safe. 

Now, authorities believe the dead man was trying to illegally hunt the protected big cats. They are still working to identify the body. 

“The process of identifying the deceased has already commenced and it might be made possible by the fact that his head is amongst the remains that were found at the scene,” Ngoepe told SowetanLIVE. 

South Africa’s IOL said several lions were poisoned in the same region last year. Their heads and paws were also chopped off. 

National Geographic reported that the region was known more for rhino poaching rather than lion poaching. However, lion parts are sometimes used in traditional medicine. 

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Suspected poacher eaten by pack of lions in South Africa

The moral of the story is: Don’t go out and try to shoot lions.

It would be untoward to celebrate the violent death of anyone – this is not a victory lap, there will be no “just deserts” jokes (she says, making the joke without making the joke). But the reality is hard to deny: If you’re going to sneak into a nature preserve at night and try to illegally kill a rare and dangerous wild animal, well, there may be consequences. And those consequences might be getting mauled to death and eaten.

And such is the news from a private South African game reserve near Hoedspruit in the northern province of Limpopo, where more and more animals have been killed illegally over the past few years. The suspected poacher was killed by the lions near the Kruger National Park in South Africa, police said, adding that little was left of the victim’s body, reports AFP.

“It seems the victim was poaching in the game park when he was attacked and killed by lions. They ate his body, nearly all of it, and just left his head and some remains,” Limpopo police spokesman Moatshe Ngoepe told AFP.

At first officials thought the victim was a local tractor driver; but then the driver showed up alive and police found a loaded hunting rifle near the body. They found other weapons and ammunition after further searching, and two other sets of footprints, suggesting there was a small team of poachers working together. They are still trying to determine the identity of the victim.

Last year in Limpopo, several lions were found poisoned with their heads and paws sawn off.

According to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the lion population has experienced a reduction of approximately 43 percent over the past 21 years. They note that, among other things, lion populations are threatened by trade in bones and other body parts for traditional medicine, both within Africa and in Asia.

May this grisly news serve as a cautionary tale…

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Suspected Poacher Is Eaten By Lions Who Leave Only His Head Behind


By Jess Murray Truth Theory

A man has lost his life after being attacked, and eventually eaten, by a pride of lions whilst on a private game reserve.

The big cat poacher was heard screaming for help whilst on a private game reserve in South Africa, in Hoedspruit outside Phalaborwa. Reports state that despite his calls for help, he was quickly killed by the lions who then ate his entire body, leaving just the head as they were chased off.

Police in Limpopo are now trying to identify the unknown man, who was found to have a hunting rifle next to the remains of his body, causing police to investigate the possibility of him being a poacher. Police Lieutenant-Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said, ‘The process of identifying this body has already commenced and it might be made easier as his head was amongst the remains found at the scene’, whilst the reserve owner was told not to speak to the media as the investigation was still being conducted.

A local worker added, “The head was still there but the lions had eaten most of the rest. A scream was heard and the lions were scattered by the sound of gunshots but it was too late to do anything for him. He was eaten.”

Charlie Lynham, a British wildlife photographer who live near the reserve and has spent many years photographing the resident lions, arrived at the gates just after the paramedics raced into the scene. He said, “It turns out it was not the resident pride that lives here responsible as they were on a buffalo kill at the time of the incident but a pride perhaps come over from the Kruger (National Park). It happened on the border of the Umbabat Game Reserve after dark and may have been on their reserve. Two .456 big game rifles and ammunition were found at the scene and that is the weapon of choice used by those hunting big game – especially elephant and rhino in the bush.

“I cannot say if it was poachers as the matter is under investigation but that is their weapon of choice and they usually work in groups of three and work under cover of darkness. Two sets of footprints have been found running away and obviously the dead and eaten man.”

According to Mr Lynham, there were no anti-poaching groups in the area at the time, and despite being speculation, “it would seem very possible that you have poetic justice here. Lions are not a particular danger in daylight but after dark, then that is another matter. It is purely speculation on my part but it would seem they either walked into a pride of lions in the darkness or they were stalked and attacked and a man was taken down and eaten. The other two it seems ran off and two .456 big game rifles were found and ammunition.”

He concluded, “If you go out walking in the bush in the dark then I am afraid you are fair game in the wild and there is no way that anyone can attribute any blame to those lions for this kill.”

I’m Jess Murray, wildlife conservationist, photographer and writer. Follow my Facebook page and Instagram account to be part of the journey. I like to document the natural world and create awareness through my writing so that your future can be sustainable and positive.

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Toronto Police Find Remains Of At Least 6 People Linked To Suspected Gay Village Killer

After days of excavation, Toronto police on Thursday said they have recovered the remains of at least six different people on property that was landscaped by suspected serial killer Bruce McArthur, who has been charged with the murder of five men connected to the city’s gay village

Police said last week they had found dismembered remains of at least three people on the property, a number that has now doubled. A final count is not yet known.

Arrested in January, McArthur, 66, has been charged in the deaths of five men: Andrew Kinsman, Selim Esen, Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Mahmudi and Dean Lisowick.

Det.-Sgt. Hank Idsinga said at a press conference that Kinsman’s remains were among those found in planters at the suburban home where McArthur mowed the lawn in exchange for storage space in the garage. 

The identities of the other five people found on the property are not yet known. Idsinga would not confirm whether those bodies belonged to any of the other four men McArthur is accused of killing. 

“I do anticipate more charges being laid,” he said, later adding that Toronto police are also working with unnamed “agencies overseas.”

Due to the cold Canadian winter, police say they will require at least another week to dig into parts of the frozen ground identified with radar as areas of interest. Another site may be excavated afterward as authorities look into other homes where McArthur worked.

Rumors of an active serial killer persisted for years in Toronto’s gay community before McArthur was brought into custody. McArthur drew police attention after Kinsman, with whom McArthur had been in a sexual relationship at one point, went missing. One morning last month, officers surveilling McArthur saw a young man enter his apartment, and moved to arrest McArthur out of fear for the man’s safety. The man was found tied up but unhurt. 

Following an assault conviction in 2001, McArthur was banned from an area of Toronto that includes the neighborhood known as the gay village. According to reports, he used social media and dating sites to attract the men he allegedly killed. Authorities are analyzing his digital footprint for clues.

“We’re going through computers, we’re going through cellphones, we’re going through different apps,” Idsinga said.

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UK MoD: "Practice of targeting suspected terrorists" with drones outside of war zones – officials then delete statement claiming ‘mistake’

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THE UK Government has been urged to make an urgent statement after an official defence document declared that lethal drone strikes had been used to kill terror suspects outside warzones.

Ministry of Defence (MoD) officials published a report which claimed that the UK has a “practice” of using remotely-piloted aircraft to target terrorists outwith armed conflicts.

However, when the inflammatory claim was brought to the MoD’s attention by SNP MP Stewart McDonald, officials then deleted the section and described its inclusion as a mistake.

The backtracking has led to fears that the Government risks a US-style policy of using drone attacks wherever it wants across the globe.

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), otherwise known as a drones, operate without a human pilot aboard and are used in conflicts throughout the world. Armed with missiles, they have been deployed in Syria and Iraq to kill senior figures in Isis, including British-born individuals suspected of joining the terror group.

However, there are major human rights concerns about drones, with critics arguing that innocent people have been killed by the strikes and that the defence strategy amounts to the death penalty without trial.

A key part of the controversy in the UK is whether drones have been restricted to warzones, or, more controversially, outside armed conflicts. Critics fear that conducting drone attacks outside conflict areas could lead to the type of “targeted killings” approach adopted by the US in Pakistan and Yemen.

In August 2015, British jihadi Reyaad Khan was killed by an RAF drone strike in Syria after he appeared in a recruitment video for Isis/Daesh. Khan was believed to be involved in plotting and directing terrorist attacks in the UK.

However, when the attack took place military action against targets in Syria had not then been authorised by the UK Parliament. David Cameron, who was Prime Minister at the time, said the intervention had been part of the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy.

A Joint Committee on Human Rights, comprised of peers and MPs, considered the attack and its broader implications.

The committee concluded: “We accept that the drone strike in Syria was part of that wider armed conflict in which the UK was already engaged, to which the Law of War applies, and that the Government therefore did not use lethal force outside of armed conflict when it targeted and killed Reyaad Khan on 21 August.”


Comment: Waging war in the UK is decided by the demented establishment, without even the façade of the democratic process anymore: UK secretly training Saudi troops for war on Yemen, ‘against Geneva conventions’

In September, the MoD published its “Joint Doctrine” on unmanned aircraft, an 84-page document which covered “issues raised” by the widespread adoption of the aircraft, as well as legal, moral and ethical issues. It stated that arguments against using the aircraft are centred on “worries that systems will be misused, or used illegally”.

However, in a little-read section that could have huge consequences, the document added: “They may also arise from the recent UK, and other states, practice of targeting suspected terrorists outside of the armed conflict itself and the meaning and application of a state’s right to self defence.”

SNP defence spokesman McDonald spotted the line on the UK Government having a “practice” of targeting terror suspects “outside of the armed conflict itself”.

In a letter to new Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson on December 11, he wrote: “Is the Government now acknowledging that it has applied lethal force against terror suspects outside of armed conflict and/or has a policy on this matter?”

After the letter was sent, a new version of the document was uploaded on the MoD website on December 22. The sentence had vanished.

Instead, the new doctrine stated: “Such concerns are not unique to UAS [drones and the ground-based communications systems], and the use of armed force – whether delivered by manned or unmanned systems – will always be consistent with the UK’s national and international legal rights and obligations.”

An examination of the PDF reveals the new version of the drones document was created on December 11 – the day on which McDonald wrote to the MOD – and the last edit was eight days later.

In his response last month, Williamson’s colleague, Armed Forces Minister Mark Lancaster, said: “You raise a sentence on page 39 of the document that misleadingly suggests that the UK Government applies a policy of using lethal force outside armed conflict. Let me reassure you that there is no such policy, and that the erroneous drafting was removed from the document at the start of December.”

However, the Government response denied applying a “policy” on lethal force outside armed conflict, when in fact the original document referred to a “practice”.

McDonald, who represents Glasgow South for the SNP, said: “The Government has always been mysteriously vague about the use of drones outside of a warzone, so I was amazed to see its policy document refer to a practice of doing so – and that is why I sought clarification on what the practice is and how it is legally overseen.

“My suspicions were raised further when the Government then removed the document from the MoD website, after receiving my letter, and then reproduced it the day after Parliament stopped for Christmas recess with that crucial sentence removed.

“A document of this nature will have gone through an incredible amount of vetting and redrafting, and will presumably have been cleared by senior officials, legal experts and ministers to ensure accuracy and accordance with the law, before it is put into the public domain. To claim that this was just an erroneous drafting error just won’t cut it.”

He added: “The Government must assure Parliament and the public that it is acting in accordance with the law and attempts to brush this off are not good enough.”

Oliver Feeley-Sprague, Amnesty International UK’s Arms Control Programme Director, said: “Although this may be a case of ministers getting the original text wrong, it does act as a reminder that there are serious concerns over how the UK uses drones overseas.

“We’ve long been concerned that the UK Government has been less than transparent over how and when drones are used to kill.”

He added: “In recent months, UK Government ministers have made a series of worryingly gung-ho remarks about ‘eliminating’ people with such attacks – yet we still have very little information about the legal basis for drone attacks, the oversight measures in place for attacks, or the processes for monitoring civilian casualties.

“Nobody would question the seriousness of the security threats the UK faces, nor of the need for the UK Government to respond to those threats, but that shouldn’t mean the UK is operating outside of the law in places like Iraq and Syria.”

Jen Gibson of Reprieve, a leading human rights group, said: “The public has a right to know the Government’s policy on taking lethal strikes in our name. And our armed forces deserve the protection of greater legal clarity and guidance.”

Gibson, who heads the charity’s Extrajudicial Killings team, team, said: “The Government appears to be in complete chaos over this. We had the Defence Secretary vowing to hunt people down anywhere. Then we had a long overdue, official document saying the Government have a ‘practice’ of killing people outside of armed conflict zones. And now we have a minister claiming there is no policy at all and their own document was ‘misleading’.

“Unless Government publishes its policy, we risk being dragged on President Trump’s coattails into unending conflicts around the world, from Yemen to Niger.”

Asked whether the MoD had admitted to a “practice” of using drones to kill terror suspects outside of armed conflicts, a spokesman said Lancaster’s letter “reflects” the department’s position.

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Suspected Voodoo Practitioner Beaten in Nigeria for "Turning Human Into Goat"



 


Local residents who suspected the man of using dark magic were beating him until he fell unconscious.

Police in the Nigerian state of Rivers have started an investigation into a mob attack against a 36-year-old man, according to the Daily Post.

The incident took place in the Rukpoku community in the Obio-Akpor government area.

The crowd attacked the man over the supposed use of witchcraft on a human being whom he allegedly turned into a black goat.

The man was beaten by the members of his community until he lost consciousness.

When the police arrived at the scene of the incident, they intervened to rescue the victim from the extremely aggressive mob and took him as well as two of the attackers to the police station.

During interrogation the man said that the goat belongs to him and that the animal has never been a human being.

Currently, the victim, his goat and attackers are being held in the police station. The police intend to further investigate the matter.

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Baby’s body snatched from coffin in suspected Satanic act

One-year-old Ciro Arnada’s body was taken from his coffin while his parents waited for a plot to become available in their local cemetery in the small town of Otamendi, in the Buenos Aires province of Argentina.

READ MORE: Satanic suicide: Tourist couple found dead on Greek Island

Arnada died from pneumonia on December 10, shortly after his first birthday. On Christmas Eve, when Alberto Aranda and his wife Mara went to visit their deceased son in the cemetery’s locked storage room, they discovered their baby was no longer in the coffin.

Almost two weeks later, the parents are no closer to finding their son’s remains and fear he may have been taken by a local cult. The prosecutor in charge of finding the body, Dr. Ana Maria Caro, said the investigation is pointing to to one “likely avenue” in particular.

READ MORE: Satan is ‘more intelligent than us,’ don’t converse with him – Pope Francis

[There’s a] Satanic group that operates in the Otamendi area and that is dedicated to practicing rituals,” Caro told Argentinian news site Infobae.

Adding to the fear that the young boy may have been taken by a demonic cult, is the previous case of a two-year-old child whose remains were stolen from the same cemetery on another Christian holiday, Easter. The toddler’s body was later found mutilated nearby, according to local reports.

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Several arrested in Berlin, Cologne over suspected sexual assault during NYE celebrations

At least seven people were arrested for sexual assault in the German capital, police said, as cited by Die Welt newspaper.

The incidents took place during a New Year’s Eve festival at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate area, which drew hundreds of thousands of spectators, accordingto the event’s organizers.

“Cases of sexual assaults were unfortunately reported during Welcome2018 events in Berlin. We do not tolerate such acts. Suspects were arrested,” Berlin police tweeted on Monday morning. 

In most cases, women were “groped between their legs or their buttocks,” Thomas Neuendorf from the Berlin police press office told Ruptly. “The suspects were predominantly young men from Syria or Afghanistan,” he said.

In Cologne, nine women claimed to have been touched inappropriately during the celebrations, a police spokesman said on Monday, adding that three suspects were identified. German media reported that these three suspects were later arrested. The spokesman, however, noted that there were no incidents like those of the notorious New Year’s Eve celebrations in Cologne two years ago.

Police in Hamburg stated that they received “a very small number” of reports of sexual assaults during New Year’s Eve celebrations. Munich police have yet to assess the situation. “Experience shows that such a thing [sexual assault] often emerges only one or two days later,” a Munich police spokesman said.

Germany has witnessed a surge in sexually-motivated attacks during mass public events in recent years. On New Year’s Eve in 2015, a wave of sexual assaults, as well as thefts and robberies targeting women, swept through a number of German cities, including Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Frankfurt, and Stuttgart.

One of the largest incidents was reported in Cologne, where “heavily intoxicated” men of “Arab or North African” origin allegedly attacked local women en masse in the city center on New Year’s Eve. Investigators gathered evidence to prove there were over 1,500 criminal cases on New Year’s Eve, with more than 1,200 victims across the country, German media reported. Subsequent probes, however, have since stalled, as CCTV footage from the scene turned out to be of low quality, while the victims failed to identify their attackers.

In an attempt to curb sexually-motivated crimes, ‘safety areas’ for women were introduced in Berlin this year. Women subjected to sexual offences or who otherwise felt harassed during the celebrations were able to seek shelter in tents set up by the German Red Cross and report potential crimes there. The measure was met with criticism from the head of Germany’s Police Union, saying it implies that women celebrating outside the zone won’t be safe.

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Reality check: The Sun is cooling faster than anyone suspected – and lowering Earth’s temperature along with it

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The danger from the Global Warming crowd is that they are misleading the entire world and preventing us from what is dangerously unfolding that sparks the rapid decline in civilization – GLOBAL COOLING. I previously warned that this is not my opinion, but simply our computer. If it were really conscious it would be running to store to buy heating pads. This year will be much colder for Europe than the last three. It will also be cold in the USA. We are in a global cooling period and all the data we have in our computer system warns that the earth is turning cold not warm.

This cooling is very serious. This decline in the energy output of the sun will manifest in a commodity boom in agriculture as shortages send food prices higher. We will see famine begin to rise as crops fail and that will inspire disease and plagues. We will see the first peak in agricultural prices come probably around 2024 after the lows are established on this cycle. We have been warning that this rise would begin AFTER 2017.

Previously, I have reported that NASA confirmed we are going into a cooling period – not warming. They have put out a forecast of declining sunspot activity. Now NASA has come out confirming what our computer has been forecasting. They have reported that as the sun is experiencing a rapid decline in sunspots, it is also dimming in brightness or energy output. NASA’s Spaceweather station has recorded during 2017, 96 days (27%) of observing the sun have been completely absent of sunspots.

I have also previously warned that there is a 300-year cycle to this entire phenomenon. This cycle has aligned with the major turning point of the Economic Confidence Model 2015.75. During 2015, there were ZERO days observed without sunspots. The following year, 2016, came in with 9% of the days recorded without any sunspot activity. This jump to 27% here in 2017 is a substantial jump from 2015 that we cannot afford to ignore.

NASA launched a new sensor which is the International Space Station named TSIS-1. Its mission is to actually measure the dimming of the sun’s irradiance. It will replace the aging SORCE spacecraft and NASA has confirmed our computer forecast that the number of sunspots in this cycle will fall rapidly as it plunges into a date with its 11-year cycle minimum.

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There was a sharp climate drop in 1916 creating a spike low in temperature. This 1916 spike low in our climate coincided with war and made this a devastating war aside from the poison gas. This was then combined with terrible influenza or flu pandemic of 1918 to 1919, which was the deadliest in modern history. This pandemic infected an estimated 500 million people worldwide or about one-third of the entire planet’s population. It killed an estimated 20 to 50 million victims.

This pandemic began in the spring of 1917 and some sources point to troops in France as being the center of the pandemic. A significant precursor virus, harbored in birds, mutated to pigs that were kept near the front. Others place it with troops in Austria. Nevertheless, influenza ran from mid-1917, became noticeable by January 1918, and continued into December 1920. The unusually deadly influenza pandemic shortened the overall life expectancy by 12 years. This influenza killed the strong rather than the weak since it thrived on the overreaction of the body’s immune system. The strong immune reactions of young adults fed the virus, whereas the weaker immune systems of children and middle-aged adults resulted in fewer deaths, which was very unusual.

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Across the entire electromagnetic spectrum, the sun’s output is declining. I personally hate cold. So this is not a forecast I want to see happen. Nevertheless, our computer has correlated this cooling trend with disease and it appears that famine also plays a role in this entire event. Additionally, a simple correlation with the energy output of the sun reveals that all major earthquakes occurred during strong solar minimums, which we are head smack into.

Consequently, there were 7 major earthquakes of 8.0 magnitude moving into the turning point in 2008-2010. Kiril Islands (Russia) twice- 8.1 (November 2006 & January 2007), Peru-8.0 (August 2007), Sumatra-8.5 (September 2007), Sichuan earthquake-8.0 (May 2008), Samoa-8.1 (September 2009), Maule (Chile)-8.8 (February 2010).

There are ways you can prepare. But do prepare. Do not wait until the very last second.

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