CNN Fails To Press Broward Co. Sheriff Over New Report Local Police Knew Nikolas Cruz “Used a Gun Against People Before”
CNN withheld important information to push their anti-gun political agenda.
How many warning signs did they need before they acted?
A new CNN report reveals South Florida law enforcement knew Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School gunman Nikolas Cruz had “used a gun against people,” months before the massacre.
Just months before Nikolas Cruz killed 17 at his former high school in South Florida, the host family who had taken him in immediately after his mother’s death warned local law enforcement that the 19-year-old had “used a gun against people before” and “has put the gun to others’ heads in the past,” according to records obtained by CNN. It’s the latest indication of how law enforcement encountered warning signs about Cruz’s violent behavior before he attacked students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day. CNN has obtained records from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office that detail deputies’ interactions with Cruz in the home where he lived for a few weeks in November, before he moved in with another family, the Sneads, and months before the massacre.
The report raises questions as to why such details were not made public prior to CNN’s town hall on gun control, where Broward Co. Sheriff Scott Israel called for a ban on all assault rifles.
“This is absolutely insane. Why did local police fail to take any action in response to these red flags? And why didn’t CNN press the Broward Co. sheriff for answers last night??” tweeted Gabby Morrongiello, the Washington Examiner ‘s White House correspondent.
This is absolutely insane. Why did local police fail to take any action in response to these red flags? And why didn’t CNN press the Broward Co. sheriff for answers last night?? https://t.co/kfmeNoB9b0
— Gabby Morrongiello (@gabriellahope_) February 22, 2018
Not only did local police fail to act on the red flags, but so did the FBI.
The FBI has said ‘protocols were not followed,’ to escalate a tip the bureau received about Cruz.
“We are still investigating the facts. I am committed to getting to the bottom of what happened in this particular matter, as well as reviewing our processes for responding to information that we receive from the public,” wrote FBI Director Wray.
On Jan. 5, a person close to Florida school shooting suspect contacted FBI tip line and provided info on the suspect’s “gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting,” added Wray. Read more at TGP.
FBI: On Jan. 5, a person close to to Florida school shooting suspect contacted FBI tipline and provided info on the suspect’s “gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting.” pic.twitter.com/gO2azVwnaP
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 16, 2018
“Deeply sorry?” “Committed to improving??” CLEAN HOUSE! Every individual who had a chance to act and didn’t should be sitting on the sidewalk right now!
— Patty Piazza (@pattypiazza) February 16, 2018
Chris Wray dropped the ball here & to now Find our Multiple warnings were given to the FBI😡🤬U Bet it adds to these families Pain‼️OUTRAGIOUS
— 🦋Janet🦋 (@luce_janet) February 16, 2018
THIS IS ABSOLUTELY INSANELY!!! I’VE BEEN SCREAMING ABOUT IT SINCE THAT TRAGIC SHOOTING!!! CNN ALWAYS SEEM TO FAIL
TO PRESS SHERIFF ON BROWARD CO ON THE REPORT THAT LOCAL POLICE KNEW THAT CRUZ USED GUN AGAINST PEOPLE BEFORE
— 🇺🇸@PradRachael🇺🇸 (@PradRachael) February 22, 2018
Where does CNN Go To Get These Journalist 😰DUMMY’S INCORPORATED🚨THIS Was a Blood Bath At A High School🙏 If Your Going To Report Ask The SHERIFF Real Facts QUIT Acting Like This Was a Sweet 16 Party 🙏🇺🇸#GodBlessAmerica
— Anna APPLE 🇺🇸 (@AnnaApp91838450) February 22, 2018
I will not sit back & allow those responsible for the tragedy in Parkland, FL. to go UNPUNISHED.
INVESTIGATE Sheriff Israel/Broward Co. Sheriff’s Dept. for what they knew about Nikolas Cruz & did “NOTHING”
Sheriff Israel should step down!
— MAGAPatriot🇺🇸Steve (@RealMAGASteve) February 22, 2018