While discussions of law enforcement’s lack of follow-through on warnings ahead of this week’s massacre at a Florida high-school have been active, The FBI has issued a statement admitting their error…
FBI Statement on the Shooting in Parkland, Florida
On January 5, 2018, a person close to Nikolas Cruz contacted the FBI’s Public Access Line (PAL) tipline to report concerns about him. The caller provided information about Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting.
Under established protocols, the information provided by the caller should have been assessed as a potential threat to life. The information then should have been forwarded to the FBI Miami Field Office, where appropriate investigative steps would have been taken.
We have determined that these protocols were not followed for the information received by the PAL on January 5. The information was not provided to the Miami Field Office, and no further investigation was conducted at that time.
FBI Director Christopher Wray said:
“We are still investigating the facts. I am committed to getting to the bottom of what happened in this particular matter, as well as reviewing our processes for responding to information that we receive from the public. It’s up to all Americans to be vigilant, and when members of the public contact us with concerns, we must act properly and quickly.
“We have spoken with victims and families, and deeply regret the additional pain this causes all those affected by this horrific tragedy. All of the men and women of the FBI are dedicated to keeping the American people safe, and are relentlessly committed to improving all that we do and how we do it.”
As a reminder, this is not the first time that protocols have not been followed, or when the FBI ‘missed’ a mass-shooter. As The Daily Caller’s Peter Hasson notes, revelations that the FBI had been warned about Florida high school shooter Nikolaus Cruz fit an all-too-familiar pattern, in which apparent law enforcement errors have preceded mass murders.
The FBI was warned about Cruz after he posted on YouTube saying he was going to become a “professional school shooter.” The agency said they couldn’t identify the user who made the threat, despite Cruz posting under his own name. Five months later, Cruz pulled the fire alarm at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and began shooting his former classmates with his AR-15.
Other mass shooters and terrorists were similarly on the FBI’s radar — or should have been — before they carried out their deadly attacks.
Dylann Roof, who in 2015 shot nine people at a black church in Charleston, was allowed to purchase his weapon in part because of errors by FBI agents during the background check process, the agency said.
Pulse shooter Omar Mateen, who pledged allegiance to ISIS before killing 49 people at the Orlando nightclub, similarly seemed to have fallen through the cracks. The FBI investigated Mateen twice before the slaughter but ruled him not a threat both times.
The only contribution the FBI made to this disaster was to supply the body bags.
They have the nerve to be asking for MORE MONEY!
All they prioritize is ”get Trump.”
As far as the FBI is concerned, you can die, as we all just learned the hard way.
Known wolf AGAIN, now the evil bastid is said to have heard demon voices, an insane asylum not prison for him? How bout insane but guilty let the doc cure him then transfer him to the prison for the remainder of his miserable life.
Well, I’m sure those families can take comfort in the fact that while Cruz was allowed to follow through with his plan, the FBI is on the verge of almost getting really close to getting a lead on the first hint of some evidence against Trump.
17 lives is a small price to pay for revenge for Hillary losing. Or, so goes liberal logic and priorities, anyway.
As always gon control is a proven FAILURE unless the goal is the same as 1930s Germany when Hitler took power and used the “public safety” registry to systematically disarm any possible opponent The same as every other tyrant / dictator in history since gun control is about CONTROL not about public safety
Look at the disaster here in canuckistan with the idiot justin in office.. or the loonie jacinda trying to persecute every kiwi ad using the actions of one lounatic foreigner as justification. Th only saving grace there is the Kiwis wisely destroyed their registry many years ago so the powers tha be dont know where all the firearms are so there is mass non-compliance
the same as we had mass on-compliance here in the 90s when the Libs rammed through the current firearms act that virtually no one wanted and they used the actions again of one muslim lunatic to justify their bs.
The US thankfully has the 2nd codified in law (same basis in law as we have buy the same was sadly not put into ou charter as it should have been along with property rights.. and of course that was done by the dolt justins father Pierre.. father on paper at least funny that rumor of his mom and fidel castro and the fact justin looks like fidel and not like pierre)
anyhow.. the law enforcement disaster aspect is sadly very true but I can accept that some mistakes will happen that is reality but the willful actions of bad LEOs like the national disgrace aka the rcmp is another Look at their pathetic actions at High River for starters..
Make no mistake if ordered to do the same/similar in the US there will be wayy too many brown shirts doing similar with the “following orders” bs proof it already happened. Katrina and New Orleans anyone …..