Vice President Biden was also present.
My heart is heavy. It cries out for the families and friends. Here’ hoping that the wounded fully recover. It must be very hard on the owner of the Pulse to decide what to do with the nightclub and I hope the owner is not placed in financial ruin.
~~June 13, 2016~~
Orlando nightclub shooting victims’ names released
In honor of the 49 victims of the Orlando LGBTQ nightclub shooting.
(*Note that we will update this as more images become available*)
Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34 years old
Stanley Almodovar III, 23 years old
Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20 years old
Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22 years old
Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36 years old
Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22 years old
Luis S. Vielma, 22 years old
Kimberly Morris, 37 years old
Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30 years old
Darryl Roman Burt II, 29 years old
Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32 years old
Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21 years old
Anthony Luis Laureano Disla, 25 years old
Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35 years old
Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50 years old
Amanda Alvear, 25 years old
Martin Benitez Torres, 33 years old
Luis Daniel Wilson-Leon, 37 years old
Mercedez Marisol Flores…
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At about 2 a.m. this morning, shots ranged out. An officer working extra duty in full uniform at the club responded.
CNN reports that the he and two other officers nearby opened fire on the shooter, and a gun battle ensues. The shooter went inside the club, where a hostage situation developed.
Some 100 officers from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the Orlando Police Department respond to the chaotic scene. At about 2:22 a.m. the shooter called 911 to pledge allegiance to ISIS. He also mentioned the Boston Marathon bombers.
It was around 5 a.m. when heavily armed SWAT team members use an armored vehicle to smash down a door at the club, clearing the way for some 30 people inside to flee to safety. SWAT officers confronted the suspect in the doorway, shoot and kill him. One officer was injured.
Some, most, or maybe all who read here are familiar with the name Mark O’Mara. O’Mara represented George Zimmerman in his second degree murder trial for killing unarmed 17-year old Trayvon Martin.
After his acquittal, George Zimmerman was retained by the police at the house that he rented and shared with his wife Shellie, who had filed for divorce and was moving out of the house. Mark O’Mara appeared at the house.
It was at or around that time when Mark O’Mara told the press that he no longer represented George and would not be representing him in the divorce case. Shortly thereafter, O’Mara announced that he was hired by CNN to give legal commentary.
Then came O’Mara’s announcement that George owes him $2.5 million. There were pending motions for sanctions against the State left over from George’s 2nd degree murder trial. The motions were abandoned. Read the rest of this entry