Florida Mass Shootings

Former Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel cannot pursue his due process claims against Governor Ron DeSantis or Florida’s Senate President Bill Galvano, a federal court in the state ruled. Israel was suspended on grounds of “neglect of duty and incompetence” in connection with two mass shootings: the 2017 Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport shooting and the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  

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Infowars

A trial court properly refused to dismiss defamation claims against Infowars owner Alex Jones and one of its reporters brought by the father of a victim of the Sandy Hook shooting, an appeals court in Texas ruled. The claims relate to Infowars broadcasts that challenged the father’s accounts of holding his deceased son in his arms.

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