Tag: Shooters

German Mass Shooter’s Manifesto: The Delusional World of the Suspected Killer

So far, there has been little official information about the man who killed 10 people in the city of Hanau, Germany, near Frankfurt on Wednesday night before killing himself in what German federal prosecutors are treating as a possible terrorist attack. However, texts and videos left behind by the suspected killer as well as the assessment of the police suggest strongly that Tobias R. held a deeply skewed vision of the world informed by racist and right-wing extremist views. According to his own statements, the man, who was born in Hanau, led an inconspicuous, middle-class life. After finishing high school and ... Read more

At Weston Shooters Club, Members Aid Military and Police Families in Need

At Weston Shooters Club, when it comes to supporting struggling military and law enforcement families, the most powerful weapon is the checkbook.  In November 2017, the club raised more than $50,000 to support Blue HELP, an organization that helps spouses and children of police officers who have taken their own lives. The club also has donated bulletproof vests and helmets to the Framingham, Massachusetts, Police Department when the city couldn’t afford to upgrade its bulletproof gear to stop a rifle round. “A bad guy with a rifle could shoot through what they had,” said Victor Grillo, founder and president of ... Read more

Apple signals fight over access to Pensacola shooter’s iPhones – Axios

In a situation that greatly resembles the aftermath of the 2015 San Bernardino shooting, the Justice Department wants access to encrypted iPhones tied to the Pensacola, Fla. Naval Air Station shooting. Apple, for its part, is strongly hinting it will challenge a demand to do so. Why it matters: The San Bernardino standoff ended without a legal determination when the FBI withdrew its request. Whether law enforcement has the right to access encrypted data on smartphones remains unsettled and is one of the most hotly debated issues in tech, with no clear middle ground. Apple will, with a court order, ... Read more