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San Diego Students Walk Out of Class to Protest Gun Violence After Texas School Shooting

Source: nbcsandiego.com





By Amber Frias • Published May 26, 2022 • Updated on May 26, 2022 at 11:32 pm


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“We’re proud of our students for taking a stand," said Scott Parr, principal at Steele Canyon High.

Students at Canyon Crest Academy marched down the streets of their community.

“We were all saddened, angered, very emotional over the events in Texas," said Keala Minna-Choe, 10th grader at Canyon Crest.

“We also felt powerless,” said 11th grader Sarah Strasberg. “We felt that we couldn't do anything about this and we felt afraid to come to school because of all the stuff that has been happening, and we just wanted to show that we do have a voice and we hope legislators will listen.”

The walkouts are part of a nationwide protest against gun violence, led by the youth activist group Students Demand Action.

“I hope that a new law or just something comes out of this because a lot of the time it can get forgotten about or just nothing happens,” said Daniela De El Cortez, 10th grader at Canyon Crest.................................

Read more: https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/san-diego-students-participate-in-walkouts-to-protest-gun-violence-after-texas-school-shooting/2957312/










Other walkouts:

https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/local/oxford-students-walk-out-support-robb-elementary-school-texas/69-5c9db2c7-46d7-4188-9e17-722c8d77dc9f




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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2022/05/26/students-protest-gun-laws-across-us-after-texas-shooting/9946548002/?gnt-cfr=1





https://twitter.com/USATODAY/status/1530043115393929216?s=20&t=--ogVwQL_yAIhEoupeMNmA

Uvalde Police Officer Admits Cops Saved Their Own Kids From Robb Elementary Before Stopping Shooter

whow. I missed this yesterday.



Uvalde Police Officer Admits Cops Saved Their Own Kids From Robb Elementary Before Stopping Shooter

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/uvalde-police-officer-admits-cops-saved-their-own-kids-from-robb-elementary-before-stopping-shooter/ar-AAXLzkH?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531&cvid=f3dcf0a575e1449a97fa9e52c5c72efc


Sanika Nalgirkar - Yesterday 11:15 AM

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Reports state that police took up to an hour to stop the alleged shooter, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, by which time 19 children and two teachers were already killed.

This was after a 911 call had been made by Ramos' grandmother after she was allegedly shot by Ramos at home, before he left for the school.

Shortly after that, another call was later made by someone who saw a crashed vehicle near the school and a person with a rifle going into the school.


While the police went to the scene soon after, it took them a while to go into the school. It was later revealed that some police officers went into the school to save their children first.

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https://twitter.com/moonbreeze2/status/1530144900875943937?s=20&t=yrdYsKERdZFV1xF8jvZvpA

More than 40 billionaires back DeSantis' reelection campaign. Who are they?




https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/news/local/state/2022/05/25/florida-desantis-notable-billionaire-supporters-koch-publix/9745715002/



A USA TODAY Network – Florida analysis found dozens of billionaires and billionaire family members with a net worth of $275 billion have donated to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ reelection effort, a level of billionaire support one expert called “extraordinary.”

More than 40 billionaires back DeSantis’ reelection campaign. Who are they?

By the numbers:Fast facts about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' billionaire donors


Here are some of the governor’s most notable billionaire donors.

Ken Griffin: He is the governor’s top individual donor and also one of the wealthiest, with a net worth of $26 billion according to Forbes. Griffin contributed $5 million to DeSantis’ reelection bid. He is the founder and CEO of Citadel, a Chicago hedge fund, and is highly active in conservative politics. He criticized DeSantis for seeking to punish Disney.
Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, left, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, right, look on as Chicago billionaire Ken Griffin discusses a $10 million donation to reduce gun violence in the city during an April 2018 press conference in Chicago. Griffin gave $5 million to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ reelection bid.




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Ron DeSantis has at least 42 billionaire donors. Here are some of the most notable.
Zac Anderson

A USA TODAY Network – Florida analysis found dozens of billionaires and billionaire family members with a net worth of $275 billion have donated to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ reelection effort, a level of billionaire support one expert called “extraordinary.”

More than 40 billionaires back DeSantis’ reelection campaign. Who are they?

By the numbers:Fast facts about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' billionaire donors

Here are some of the governor’s most notable billionaire donors.

Ken Griffin: He is the governor’s top individual donor and also one of the wealthiest, with a net worth of $26 billion according to Forbes. Griffin contributed $5 million to DeSantis’ reelection bid. He is the founder and CEO of Citadel, a Chicago hedge fund, and is highly active in conservative politics. He criticized DeSantis for seeking to punish Disney.
Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, left, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, right, look on as Chicago billionaire Ken Griffin discusses a $10 million donation to reduce gun violence in the city during an April 2018 press conference in Chicago. Griffin gave $5 million to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ reelection bid.

Julia Koch: She is the widow of the late David Koch, who was famous for supporting conservative causes, and is the wealthiest DeSantis donor. According to Forbes, Koch and her family are worth $62.2 billion. The Kansas resident inherited a 42% stake in Koch Industries with her three children.
Julia Koch and her late husband, industrialist David Koch.

Julie Jenkins Fancelli: Fancelli is one of seven children of Publix founder George Jenkins. Forbes says the Jenkins family was worth $8.8 billion in 2020. Fancelli, who has homes in Italy, Lakeland and Longboat Key, was a major donor to the rally organized on Jan. 6, 2021 to pressure Congress not to certify the 2020 election.
Julie Jenkins Fancelli, daughter of Publix Super Markets founder George Jenkins, reportedly gave $300,000 to Alex Jones of the conspiracy-theorist InfoWars website to finance the Jan. 6, 2021, rally in Washington that became a riot on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol.

Interactive map:See where DeSantis’ billionaire supporters live across the US


Edward DeBartolo Jr.: He founded Tampa-based real estate company DeBartolo Holdings. DeBarolo owned the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers but his sister took control of the team after DeBartolo pled guilty to being asked for a bribe by the former governor of Louisiana over a riverboat gambling license, and failing to report it. He served probation, was suspended from the NFL and paid a $1 million fine. He was pardoned by Trump.
In this Aug. 5, 2016, file photo, Pro Football Hall of Fame 2016 inductee Edward J. DeBartolo Jr., talks with reporters in Canton, Ohio. President Donald Trump pardoned DeBartolo, the former San Francisco 49ers owner who was convicted in a gambling fraud scandal.

DeVos family: Four members of the DeVos family donated to DeSantis, including former President Donald Trump’s Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. They are related to Amway co-founder Richard DeVos, who was worth an estimated $5.4 billion in 2018 when he died. The family owns the Orlando Magic.



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https://twitter.com/SenWhitehouse/status/1529993897589489664?s=20&t=onvDBsYAZ1lR1KL0MnA2hQ




https://twitter.com/SenWhitehouse/status/1529857791661334528?s=20&t=ukFS9RvFzpDTuTh1otZm5g

Colbert says during last two years, 573 new billionaires were created. - including 40 new pharmaceu

This is insane. Simply insane.


Stephen Colbert says during last two years, 573 new billionaires were created. - including 40 new pharmaceutical billionaires and 62 new food billionaires.
So would someone in GOP explain to me why Medicare can't negotiate drug prices & we can't try to regulate food monopolies?
https://twitter.com/leftcoastbabe/status/1529005809903935488?s=20&t=onvDBsYAZ1lR1KL0MnA2hQ






https://twitter.com/SenWhitehouse/status/1529993897589489664?s=20&t=onvDBsYAZ1lR1KL0MnA2hQ





https://twitter.com/zacjanderson/status/1529406714948247554?s=20&t=onvDBsYAZ1lR1KL0MnA2hQ


https://twitter.com/CREWcrew/status/1529790800325971968?s=20&t=onvDBsYAZ1lR1KL0MnA2hQ

NEW: Uvalde doubled its spending on school security since 2017.

I am still stunned and can not imagine what the parents are feeling-nor the community that seemed to do things to make their kids safe at school.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/uvalde-texas-school-shooting-security-plan-rcna30568






NEW: Uvalde doubled its spending on school security since 2017.

It hardened the school — hiring its own police force, installing fences. It created a threat reporting system & brought in social workers.

It happened anyway.

https://twitter.com/SuzyKhimm/status/1529625828895727617?s=20&t=ZHrrqLt0pQFr63McXkgvQA






The Uvalde school district had an extensive safety plan. 19 children were killed anyway.
Even security plans that appear to be up to the latest research-based standards may have gaps and fall short of preventing the worst-case scenario, experts said.



May 25, 2022, 7:43 PM CDT / Updated May 26, 2022, 1:58 PM CDT
By Suzy Khimm and Jon Schuppe

School officials in Uvalde, Texas, promised to do everything they could to protect students from a mass shooting.

Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District had doubled its security budget in recent years, according to public documents, in part to comply with state legislation passed in the wake of a 2018 school shooting in which eight students and two teachers were killed. The district adopted an array of security measures that included its own police force, threat assessment teams at each school, a threat reporting system, social media monitoring software, fences around schools and a requirement that teachers lock their classroom doors, according to the security plan posted on the district’s website. ..................................................







..................Authorities have not explained how the shooter got in the back door — or the classroom door, which according to the district’s security plan should have been locked.

The school was holding an awards ceremony Tuesday for students who were just a few days from finishing the school year, which may be one explanation for the open doors. Parents reportedly were coming and going from the school all day.

Rep. Ruben Gallego Hurls Expletives;, "F--- you @tedcruz you care about a fetus but you w


He also want after Darrell Issa and Dem Sinema on twitter.





Ruben Gallego Hurls Expletives At Ted Cruz
Rep. Ruben Gallego hurled profanity at Sen. Ted Cruz after the Texas Republican worried that Democrats and the media would use the massacre of elementary students Tuesday to curb gun rights.

https://crooksandliars.com/2022/05/ruben-gallego-hurls-expletives-ted-cruz

By Ed Scarce — May 25, 2022

The Arizona congressman doesn't mince words here, writing on his personal Twitter account to Ted Cruz and others of his ilk who stop responsible gun legislation, calling Cruz "you fucking baby killer."

Source: Arizona Republic
00:30
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Rep. Ruben Gallego hurled profanity at Sen. Ted Cruz after the Texas Republican worried that Democrats and the media would use the massacre of elementary students Tuesday to curb gun rights.

In a series of coarse tweets
reflecting the raw outrage at the slaying of at least 18 children and a teacher in Uvalde, Texas, Gallego, D-Ariz., also alluded to an infamous 2021 trip to Cancun, Mexico, Cruz took as his state grappled with massive blackouts following a winter storm.................






@mariashriver
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15h
.@GregAbbott_TX
, @tedcruz
, @JohnCornyn
. Every one of you must answer for this. Do something right now, tonight, or get out.
https://twitter.com/mariashriver/status/1529237557225041921?s=20&t=vuscymIEn9kpIdbZHuMvyA






https://twitter.com/NotHoodlum/status/1529286104393949186?s=20&t=vuscymIEn9kpIdbZHuMvyA






https://twitter.com/RubenGallego/status/1529242990736199682?s=20&t=EE-oY-BIQToX6onblVGkHw

Lt Gov @KenPaxton #Texas wants to arm teachers--he claims it is the best answer to killing of kids..

I just want to scream. damn him




Texas Lt Gov Dan Patrick on the latest school shooting in Texas: "We have to harden these targets."
https://twitter.com/Will_Bunch/status/1529264747895570435?s=20&t=coLUG55xqNGSIRnwzoUiag




Following the deaths of at least 18 children at an elementary school in Texas, the state’s attorney general Ken Paxton suggests arming and training ‘teachers and other administrators to respond quickly’ in the event of a shooting

"We can't stop bad people from doing bad things," says @KenPaxtonTX
on @FoxNews
. "We can potentially arm and prepare and train teachers and other administrators to respond quickly. That, in my opinion, is the best answer." #UvaldeSchoolShooting #Texas

6:15 PM · May 24, 2022·Twitter

https://twitter.com/W7VOA/status/1529239706214481920?s=20&t=ShIDlIn3d-Xk24KHC9-k4g





https://twitter.com/lindyli/status/1529240621197758469?s=20&t=ShIDlIn3d-Xk24KHC9-k4g





https://twitter.com/StandForBetter/status/1529246673859272705?s=20&t=ShIDlIn3d-Xk24KHC9-k4g
https://twitter.com/duty2warn/status/1529246857758654464?s=20&t=ShIDlIn3d-Xk24KHC9-k4g











https://twitter.com/aterkel/status/1529270681610997760?s=20&t=ShIDlIn3d-Xk24KHC9-k4g




@KailiJoy

Ken Paxton's state deputized every single American to stop abortion, but nope, there's just nothing they can do to stop children from being murdered.


https://twitter.com/KailiJoy/status/1529240859396407296?s=20&t=ShIDlIn3d-Xk24KHC9-k4g




https://twitter.com/M23412963/status/1528753661001736192?s=20&t=ShIDlIn3d-Xk24KHC9-k4g

Never forget where this Congressman--@GOP Rep. Ronny Jackson from Texas stands on guns...........





@PeteSouza
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32m
Never forget where this Congressman from Texas stands on guns.


https://twitter.com/PeteSouza/status/1529217549975490562?s=20&t=i_Y7nEFQipcVfMkg-c30kQ



https://twitter.com/sandibachom/status/1529219449672302593?s=20&t=i_Y7nEFQipcVfMkg-c30kQ

House Ethics Office: 'Substantial Reason To Believe' Rep. Ronny Jackson Violated Law By Using Campam



AGREE!!

Rob Reiner @robreiner
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1h
The blood of every child that dies of gun violence in this country is on the hands of the Republican Party.
https://twitter.com/robreiner/status/1529217766950981632?s=20&t=f5069L5H1TOuSt8bZeUbYA


https://twitter.com/CREWcrew/status/1529145378788065280?s=20&t=i_Y7nEFQipcVfMkg-c30kQ




House Ethics Office: ‘Substantial Reason To Believe’ Rep. Ronny Jackson Violated Law By Using Campaign Funds For Personal Expenses


https://www.forbes.com/sites/zacheverson/2022/05/23/house-ethics-office-substantial-reason-to-believe-rep-ronny-jackson-violated-law-by-using-campaign-funds-for-personal-expenses/?sh=111fb23b3904



Zach Everson Forbes Staff


I’m a staff writer at Forbes, reporting on money and politics.
May 23, 2022,02:39pm EDT

Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas)

Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) may have illegal used campaign funds to cover a membership at a private club, according to the Office of Congressional Ethics. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Getty Images

The House Office of Congressional Ethics found “substantial reason to believe” Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) spent campaign funds on personal expenses, according to documents released Monday. 

The accusations into the former White House physician center around his campaign’s payments to the Amarillo Club, a private dining club in Amarillo, Texas. While campaigns can pay private clubs to host specific and verifiable events, the House Ethics Manual explicitly bars them from covering “unlimited access” to a club. As the ethics report points out, disclosures filed with the Federal Election Commission show Jackson’s campaign “making consistent payments to the Amarillo Club since October 2020, including various disbursements for ‘dues’ and ‘membership fees.’”

While the report states Jackson, his campaign treasurer and its accountant refused to cooperate with the inquiry, the lawmaker’s attorneys told the committee that all of the payments at issue were legitimate campaign expenses for meeting spaces. A spokesperson for his Congressional office said it had no further comment.


In April, the committee disclosed that it had launched an investigation into Jackson. At the time, the panel did not provide any details about the inquiry............................................


'Substantial reason to believe' Ronny Jackson unlawfully spent thousands in campaign funds on club membership: report

https://twitter.com/AlterNet/status/1529063239644073985?s=20&t=i_Y7nEFQipcVfMkg-c30kQ

Automatic voter registration rebounds in Georgia after error corrected

seems like an awfully LONG time to fix it. !!



Automatic voter registration rebounds in Georgia after error corrected
People fill out their paperwork at the Metropolitan Library in Atlanta on the last Saturday of early voting, May 14, 2022. (Steve Schaefer / steve.schaefer@ajc.com




By Mark Niesse, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


22 hours ago

The state’s automatic voter registration system was broken in Georgia for 15 months. A minor change to a registration website fixed it instantly.

https://www.ajc.com/politics/automatic-voter-registration-rebounds-in-georgia-after-error-corrected/WEP5JF6SQBHXDF3QNILA3DS5OI/


Voter registrations skyrocketed last month after the Georgia Department of Driver Services resumed signing up eligible voters by default unless they opted out.

Data provided by the department shows that 72% of citizens submitted voter registration information in April, up from 27% in March. In raw numbers, that amounts to 106,000 registration applications in April, compared with 46,000 in March.

Automatic registration had been turned off since January 2021,
when the Department of Driver Services redesigned its registration website as part of a broader technology upgrade. Instead of registering drivers by default, the website required drivers to click “Yes” or “No” when asked whether they wanted to sign up...............................
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