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Man convicted of posting threats in Florida school shooting

Oct. 9, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A California man has been convicted of posting online threats and sending malicious messages to relatives of victims of the 2018 Florida school shooting. Court records show 22-year-old Brandon Fleury of Santa Ana, California, was found guilty on Tuesday by a federal jury of...

Man convicted of harassing Parkland victims' families

Oct. 8, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A California man has been convicted of using Instagram to harass the families of students killed in a mass shooting at a Florida high school. Court records show that 22-year-old Brandon Fleury was found guilty in Fort Lauderdale federal court Tuesday of cyberstalking and...

Report critical of sheriff's post-Parkland suspension

Sep. 25, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The sheriff suspended by Gov. Ron DeSantis over the Parkland high school shooting should be reinstated, a Florida Senate official said Wednesday, arguing the governor failed to show the sheriff's policies or alleged negligence were to blame for the massacre of 17 people....

Tech execs say they're acting faster on extremist content

Sep. 18, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter told Congress on Wednesday that they've gotten better and faster at detecting and removing violent extremist content on their social media platforms in the face of mass shootings fueled by hatred. Questioned at a hearing by the Senate Commerce...

Hearing on Florida school shooting prosecutor removal effort

Sep. 9, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge has set a hearing on an attempt by defense attorneys in Florida's high school massacre case to remove the state prosecutors because they won't reconsider seeking the death penalty for the defendant. Attorneys for 20-year-old Nikolas Cruz say in a court motion that...

Florida school shooting defense wants prosecutors removed

Sep. 4, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Defense attorneys in Florida's high school massacre case want a judge to remove the current prosecutors because they won't reconsider seeking the death penalty for the defendant. Attorneys for 20-year-old Nikolas Cruz say in a court motion that Broward State Attorney Michael...

Some of the most recent deadly US mass shootings

Sep. 1, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

A list of some of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States in the last two years: — Aug. 31, 2019: Seven people were killed in West Texas in shootings in the area of Midland and Odessa. The gunman also died after being shot by police. — Aug. 4, 2019: A gunman wearing body armor shot and...

Some of the most recent deadly US mass shootings

Aug. 31, 2019 10:18 PM EDT

A list of some of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States in the last two years: — Aug. 31, 2019: Five people were killed in West Texas in shootings in the area of Midland and Odessa. — Aug. 4, 2019: A gunman wearing body armor shot and killed nine people at a popular nightlife area in...