(Via The Daily Wire)
Up until Tuesday, the public has been told that the massacre in Las Vegas on October 1 was perpetrated by a lone gunman, although there have been numerous aspects of the case that have remained unexplained. Sheriff Joe Lombardo and the FBI attested that evidence indicated Stephen Paddock acted alone.
But on Tuesday, inside a district courtroom, according to Fox 5 Las Vegas, an attorney for various media outlets argued that releasing information relating to the massacre was critical in order for Las Vegas residents to heal from the tragedy. The lawyer for Las Vegas Metro Police, Nicholas Crosby, later admitted something that was a bombshell revelation: other suspects are under investigation. Criminal charges may be filed in the coming weeks in the investigation into the Las Vegas massacre, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
The Daily Mail reported that Clark County District Court Judge Elissa Cadish asked Crosby, “Without naming names, there are potential charges against others as a result of the ongoing investigation?”
“Yes,” Crosby replied, “There are charges being investigated.”
A spokesperson for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said they are “investigating possible criminal charges related to items discovered during the service of search warrants.”
Law enforcement officials still have not released any information about a possible motive for the October 1, 2017 massacre that left 58 dead and approximately 500 more injured.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported the following statistics from the FBI’s investigation:
400 specialists brought in
1500 leads followed locally, 500 worldwide
40 terabytes of data collected
22,000 hours of video collected
250,000 images collected
14 days to comb through the 15-acre festival site
13 days to collect evidence inside Mandalay Bay
12 federal search warrants filed
500 grand jury subpoenas issued
FBI Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse said in December that they have interviewed more than 400 people worldwide in the investigation to learn “as much as we possibly can about why the subject did what they did.”
‘United Kingdom trying hard to disguise their massive Muslim problem.’ – Trump Tweets
Donald Trump has claimed the UK is “trying hard to disguise their massive Muslim problem”.
The statement from the controversial Republican hopeful is the latest log on a bonfire of remarks that have brought almost wall-to-wall press coverage and near-international condemnation.
More than 400,000 people signing a petition asking parliament to ban Trump from entering the UK, after he called for a “complete shutdown” on Muslim immigration to the US on Monday.
He also said parts of London and Paris were “so radicalised” many police officers were “afraid for their very lives” when they entered.
The Metropolitan Police issued a statement flatly contradicting Trump’s remarks, noting: “We would not normally dignify such comments with a response, however, on this occasion we think it’s important to state to Londoners that Mr Trump could not be more wrong.”
Columnist Katie Hopkins, once condemned by the United Nations for describing refugees as “cockroaches”, also praised Trump’s remarks. She claimed Britain was “a radicalised nation and it does nobody any favours to deny the obvious”
Mall Of America Slasher Actions Were ‘Act Of Jihad’
(Via The Daily Wire)
Remember the young Minneapolis man who slashed two brothers inside Macy’s at the Mall of America last November, and how the police referred to the incident as an “interrupted theft”?
So much for that theory; last week, Mahad A. Abdiraham, 20, admitted responsibility for the attack but offered a different reason for slicing two young men, one suffering cuts to the bone and the other needing dozens of stitches: he was answering the “Call for Jihad” from the leader of Islamic State.
As the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports, Abdiraham made this statement during his guilty plea:
I went to Mall of America to answer the call for Jihad by the Chief of the Believers, Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi — may Allah protect him — and by the Mujahiden of the Islamic State [ISIS]. … I am here reaffirming that it was indeed an act of Jihad in the way of Allah. … I want the reason for my attack to be clear to this court and to the public, so that you may understand that you will never be safe as long as your country is at war with Islam. And that the threat of death [or] imprisonment will never deter us from fighting for the sake of Allah.
On November 12, Alexander Sanchez joined members of his family at Macy’s and was exiting a dressing room when he attempted to move Abdiraham out of his way. Abdiraham reacted by slashing him with an 8-inch knife. Sanchez’s brother John and another family member intervened; John Sanchez grabbed the knife as he was sliced on his hands and his back; others joined the fray and subdued Abdiraham.
According to the Star-Tribune, Alexander Sanchez’s head was scarred and his arms were cut to the bone in the attack, precipitating a blood transfusion; his older brother needed dozens of stitches to close his wounds.
Cindy Leon, the brothers’ aunt, stated, “This evil human being was trying to kill Alex and John because of his stupid beliefs. I want the world to know the truth. … Everyone needs to know this was a terrorist attack.” She added that Alex Sanchez “can’t move one side of his face” and is undergoing physical and psychological therapy. Leon said that when Abdiraham made his statement, she said to him, “Don’t you feel something?” She said, “He just laughed.”
Vegas Massacre Now Has A ‘Second Person Of Interest’
While the FBI’s official report on the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas – the deadliest in American history – a judge on Tuesday unsealed 300 pages of search warrant records, including a document that appears to validate claims that shooter Steven Paddock may have had help planning his attack.
That’s because the documents revealed, for the first time, a publicly identified “person of interest” whose name has thus far not been publicly reported as part of the investigation, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
“Until the investigation can rule otherwise, Marilou Danley and Douglas Haig have become persons of interest who may have conspired with Stephen Paddock to commit Murder with a Deadly Weapon,” according to the Metropolitan Police Department document, which was prepared in October.
Danley was in Australia when Paddock carried out his deadly attack. She was reportedly “sent away” by Paddock, her boyfriend of several years, who apparently had a history of domineering behavior toward her.
Haig could not be reached by the RJ. When contacted by phone Tuesday about the newly released name, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said only, “If you’ve got it, publish it.” He said he could not comment on a federal case. The FBI refused to comment.
During a Jan. 20 update on the LVPD’s investigation, Lombardo noted that the FBI had an open investigation into a second person of interest, but also said that Paddock was the only shooter. He also said he didn’t anticipate Danley facing criminal charges.
Lombardo also said he did not anticipate Danley facing any criminal charges.
“I know and believe there was only one suspect who killed 58 people and injured hundreds more,” Lombardo said. “All the evidence recovered in this case supports that theory. There was one shooter in the 1 October massacre. There was only one person responsible, and that was Stephen Paddock.”
Paddock’s brother Eric Paddock told the RJ that he does not know Haig. The documents were unsealed at the request of the RJ and a handful of other media outlets.