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ORLANDO - Electronic Traffic Sign Hacked, Changed To Read "Kill All Gays".

ORLANDO – Electronic Traffic Sign Hacked, Changed To Read “Kill All Gays”.

As if the Don’t Say Gay laws weren’t enough. Now they have to put it in big yellow letters they want us dead.

FLORIDA – Officers on Wednesday morning responded to a report about a suspicious incident in Orlando’s Medical City. When they arrived shortly before 5 a.m., they found a traffic sign had been alerted to read “KILL ALL GAYS” in bright orange letters.

A spokesperson for the City of Orlando told FOX 35 that the sign had been out there for the last four days ahead of a 5K fun run planned for this weekend warning motorists about possible delays.

“When you see someone go through the efforts of hacking a sign to put such a disgusting message, of course, it creates fear,” said State. Rep. Anna Eskamani, D-Orlando. “And that’s the point.”

The spokesperson said the message was immediately removed once notified and that the city has contacted the barricade company and police. The sign was also removed sometime Wednesday.

The Lake Nona area around Waterford Lakes was also the site of a blatantly neo-Nazi rally back in 2022 that resulted in the arrest of three of the participants. Additionally, on New Year’s Eve, anti-Semitic slogans were projected on buildings around downtown Orlando. Just so you don’t think all of this happens to be an isolated incident.

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FLORIDA: Orlando Gay Bar The District Dive Vandalized

FLORIDA: Orlando Gay Bar The District Dive Vandalized

Orlando Police are investigating the breaking of windows of an Orlando gay bar were broken in the early hours of Wednesday morning the incident has labeled a “hate crime.”

Via Bungalower.com: An individual was caught on security cameras in front of The District Dive  between the hours of 3:30 a.m. and 4 a.m. The video, which you can watch below, clearly shows a hooded individual walking past the windows, which shatter just a few seconds later, while they are off-camera. Orlando Police were informed of the incident at 9:07 a.m.

The District Dive is part of the larger Southern Nights Complex, which houses Southern Craft and Southern Nights, all of which are well-known LGBT+ venues.

In Decemeber 2022 the FBI on Monday released its tally of hate crimes, but the report falls dramatically short: In Florida: only two of 757 law enforcement agencies in that state submitted data via the new portal and only one hate crime was reported.

PULSE Shooting Memorial in Orlando, FL Vandalized By White Supremacist

PULSE Nightclub Massacre Memorial in Orlando, FL Vandalized By White Supremacist

The Pulse Nightclub Massacre memorial mural on the walls of local LGBT community gathering place in Orlando, FL  The Center has been vandalized and its likely to be the work of the white supremacists group The Patriot Front.

Stickers and leaflets were placed on the mural, covering the Pulse logo.

The Patriot Front is identified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a “white nationalist hate group.” According to the SPLC, the group was formed in the aftermath of the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, and like their not-so-distant cousins the neo-Nazis, they also call for the formation of a white ethnostate.

Orlando Weekly also reported that The Center’s phone lines had been cut. The LGBT aid organization was unable to field calls from those in need during the pandemic.

On June 12, 2016 Omar Mateen opened fire at Pulse Nightclub leaving 49 dead and 53 injured. He later pledged allegiance to ISIS,  saying that the shooting was motivated by Islamic extremism.

Wife of PULSE Massacre Terrorist Omar Manteen Found NOT GUILTY

Wife of PULSE Massacre Terrorist Omar Manteen Found NOT GUILTY

Via The Orlando Sentinel

“Noor Salman is not guilty of helping her husband, Omar Mateen, carry out the mass shooting that claimed 49 lives at Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016, a jury decided Friday. The 12-member jury delivered its verdict after deliberating for about 12 hours over three days.

Salman was also acquitted of obstruction of justice. Prosecutors accused her of lying to the FBI agents who investigated her husband’s mass murder, which he carried out in support of a foreign terror group, the Islamic State.

Had she been convicted, Salman, 31, would have faced up to life in prison. Prosecutors sought to prove Salman helped Mateen prepare for the attack, joining him as he scouted possible targets and bought guns and ammunition. They also said Salman concocted a cover story to tell Mateen’s mother after he left their Fort Pierce apartment to commit the attacks.”

Sources who followed the trail state that some of the prosecutorial evidence didn’t hold up under scrutiny. and that he police didn’t provide a  convincing admission of guilt. It will also be interesting to hear from jurors how they weighed the information that Mateen’s father was an FBI informant.

Speculation is that the prosecution damaged itself badly by withholding that information.

Wife of PULSE Massacre Terrorist Omar Manteen Found NOT GUILTY

Wife of PULSE Massacre Terrorist Omar Manteen Demands Mistrial, Father-In-Law Was FBI Informant

CNN reports:

Attorneys for Noor Salman called for a dismissal of charges or a mistrial, saying that new details from prosecutors reveal that Pulse gunman Omar Mateen’s father was an FBI informant who is currently under a criminal investigation.

According to a motion filed by the defense, Assistant US Attorney Sara Sweeney sent an email on Saturday to the defense — in the middle of Salman’s trial — that stated Seddique Mateen was a confidential FBI source from 2005 through June 2016.

The email also stated that Seddique Mateen is being investigated for money transfers to Turkey and Afghanistan after documents were found in his home on June 12, 2016, the day of the Pulse attack. The dates of the money transfers were between March 16, 2016 and June 5, 2016, according to the email.

Seddique Mateen was a FBI confidential human source at various points in time between January 2005 and June 2016.

Salman is accused of obstruction of justice, as FBI agents say she lied to them in the hours after the Pulse nightclub attack, and charges of aiding and abetting Mateen’s allegiance to ISIS.

Wife of PULSE Massacre Terrorist Omar Manteen Found NOT GUILTY

PULSE Shooter’s Wife Loses Bid To Move Trial After Claiming Impartial Jurors Could Not Be Found


Via USA Today:

The widow of Pulse nightclub gunman Omar Mateen will stand trial in Orlando, home to the nation’s second deadliest mass shooting in modern history, after a federal judge ruled staying in the city wouldn’t prevent a fair trial.

Lawyers for Noor Salman had fought to move the case outside the city, arguing intense media coverage of the shooting could prompt bias in potential jurors. U.S. District Judge Paul Byron denied the request, court documents show.

Salman has been behind bars for nearly a year since her January arrest. She’s facing federal charges of obstruction of justice and aiding and abetting by providing material support to a terrorist organization. If convicted, Salman could face life in prison.

Venue changes are rare, and the burden on the accused is heavy. Even Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was denied a change of venue. He is appealing his convictions and death sentence, arguing the judge in his case should have moved his trial.

Salman is scheduled to be tried on March 1.

OMFG! – Trump Opens Campaign Office Across The Street From Site of the PULSE Nightclub Massacre

Trump Opens Campaign Office Across The Street From Site of the PULSE Nightclub Massacre in Orlando

Donald Trump who spoke on Friday, the two-month anniversary of the Orlando PULSE nightclub massacre, at a gathering of anti-gay Christian conservatives and evangelical pastors” has had the audacity to open a campaign field office directly across the street from the shuttered nightspot where Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old Afghan-American security guard, killed 49 people and wounded 53 others LGBT patrons in a terrorist – hate crime attack.

The Orlando Sentinel reports:

The location across the street from Pulse – a gay club where 49 people, the majority of them Hispanic, were killed – could be seen as problematic for a campaign struggling so far with Hispanics and the LGBT community.

Trump has been criticized this week by LGBT groups, including Equality Florida, for attending an evangelical pastors event on International Drive that they described as “an anti-LGBT rally.”

Trump – who said the day after the Pulse attack, “Our nation stands together in solidarity with the members of Orlando’s LGBT community” and stressed the danger of ISIS –  told the Sentinel Thursday he did not know there were protests.

The gall and insensitivity of this mega-manical douchebag knows no bounds.

FBI Finds Absolutely No Evidence That Orlando Killer Omar Mateen Was Gay

Omar Maten Was Not Gay

Via the Los Angeles Times

Since the shooting at an Orlando nightclub last week that left 49 people dead, reports have emerged that gunman Omar Mateen frequented the gay club, used gay dating apps and had gay lovers.

But the FBI has found no evidence so far to support claims by those who say Mateen had gay lovers or communicated on gay dating apps, several law enforcement officials said.

Mateen, 29, told police negotiators he had carried out the shooting that began at 2 a.m. June 12 and ended, after a three-hour standoff, when he was killed by police.

He claimed the shooting was carried out in allegiance to the militant group Islamic State, as a message to halt U.S. bombing in Iraq and Syria.

Several Pulse regulars have come forward in the days since the shooting, claiming to have seen Mateen at the club or to have been contacted by him on the gay dating apps Grindr, Jack’d and Adam4Adam.

In seeking to verify the reports, federal agents have culled Mateen’s electronic devices, including a laptop computer and cellphone, as well as electronic communications of those who made the claims, law enforcement officials said.

So far, they have found no photographs, no text messages, no smartphone apps, no gay pornography and no cell-tower location data to suggest that Mateen — who was twice married to women and had a young son — conducted a secret gay life, the officials said.

This whole “Omar Manteen was gay” narrative began with Chris Hayes of MSNBC news airing unsubstantiated statements made by Cord Cedeno “who had a gut feeling not to go into Pulse that night” and framing it as news on MSNBC and many news outlets including LGBT venues following suit without any proof.

Great journalistic standards guys.


FBI Now “Skeptical’ That Orlando Shooter Omar Mateen Was Closeted Bisexual Or Gay Despite Rumors

Omar Mateen Was Closeted Bisexual Or Gay


Almost one week after the horrific mass shooting which targeted the LGBT community and left 49 people dead officials have become ” skeptical” of unconfirmed reports that Omar Mateen was bisexual or gay and closeted:

Federal law enforcement officials said Thursday that the F.B.I. is increasingly skeptical of reports that Mr. Mateen was gay but “closeted,” that he had been visiting gay clubs or that he had used gay dating apps. The bureau has recovered the Samsung phone he used the night of the attack, and is trying to retrieve data from it.

No profiles for Mateen have been found on any gay dating apps such as Grindr, Adam4Adam or Jack’d despite claims by some that they had seen Mateen on the gay sex sites.

Chris Hayes of MSNBC’s All In With Chris Hayes broke the story earlier this week without any substantial evidence to prove any of the accusations.

Gay Russian Couple Arrested Outside US Embassy In Moscow For Honoring Orlando Victims – Video

Gay Russian Couple Arrested Outside US Embassy In Moscow For Honoring Orlando Victims

A gay Russian male couple paying tribute to the Orlando shooting victims were arrested in Russia on Sunday. Islam Abdullabeckov and his boyfriend Felix Glyukman were on their way to the U.S. embassy in Moscow on Sunday afternoon with a candle, some flowers, and a sign that read “Love Wins.” But the moment the young couple laid the sign down on the pavement outside the embassy, they were arrested by policemen under Russia’s draconian Homosexual Propaganda Law.

We wanted to put a poster down there, put down some flowers, and light a candle. Instead, we were taken to local police department and accused of unsanctioned picketing.”

The couple was to a police station and released after three hours of interrogation. If found guilty, they could each face up to 10 days in jail or a fine of $900.

Homosexuality itself is not illegal in Russia per se, but state sanctioned homophobia is rampant

A video showing the arrest of Felik and Islam was released by a Russian TV network. The video shows a police officer grabbing Islam by the arm and putting him into the police cruiser where Glyukman joins his partner. The couple has since made it clear that this arrest will not deter them from expressing their condolences to the dead. They have also expressed their shock over the fact that even in a country as liberal as the United States, such a homophobic act was committed. The couple’s lawyer says that he hopes the situation will not end up in court.