The nation is still reeling from its latest mass murder at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, ruthlessly perpetrated by Omar Mir Saddique Mateen. In the wake of the tragedy, law enforcement officers are debriefing the killer’s wife, Noor Salman. At this time the FBI doesn’t think she’s a co-conspirator, meaning she didn’t help to plan the attack with him. Read more
It’s important to understand exactly what happened that fateful night in Florida, to help make sense of the tragedy, which left 50 dead, including the shooter, and many more wounded. Drawn from police and FBI sources, this is a comprehensive timeline of the Orlando nightclub shooting, as events unfolded.
In response to the tragedy of the mass casualty event in Orlando, Florida over the weekend, many cities across the United States are hosting vigils, in order to offer support to the victims, and to make a stand against the violence.
The site weareorlando.org hosts a growing list of vigils, with locations and times, throughout the country. If you want to voice your support for the victims, and outrage over this crime, visit this site and find a vigil to attend near you.
List of Vigils for Orlando Victims (weareorlando.org)
A second terrible tragedy has struck the Orlando, Florida area. Following Friday’s shooting of 22-year-old singer Christina Grimmie, an horrific mass-casualty event has occurred at a gay nightclub in the Orlando Area. Over 50 people are dead and many more wounded, making this the worst mass shooting event in U.S. History, to date.
The alleged shooter, Omar Mateen, was armed with a semi-automatic rifle, a hand-gun and a knife. He was killed in a confrontation with the gunman, who had taken hostages and barricaded himself in the club. He has worked as a security guard, and he’s an American muslim alleged to have ties to ISIS. Authorities are investigating and learning more about his motivations.
The management team at Face Activities expresses our condolences and extends our sympathies to the victims and their families of this unconscionable act of violence. Now is the time for all civilised people to unite against such barbarism.
Photo CNN (screen capture)
Late Friday night Christina Grimmie, a star of NBC’s “The Voice,” was gunned down while signing autographs after a Florida concert. She was 22. Her brother tackled the killer right after the assault, but the assailant turned the gun on himself, completing a murder-suicide.
Police identified the killer as 27-year-old Kevin James Loibl. His motive is unknown at this point, but he drove two hours to murder the young singer, and came armed with two guns and a knife, suggesting premeditation.
Photo: Justin Higuchi (flickr) / wikimedia commons
Mozart’s Requiem – Joe Johnson
In recognition of Muhammad Ali’s funeral today, we offer a moving audio tribute: Mozart’s Requiem. (Browse our Movie Archive)
The funeral procession of Muhammad Ali will begin at 9 a.m. ET. At 2 p.m. ET, a memorial service will take place in Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center.
Watch the funeral live online:
- CBSN – starts at 1:00 pm, no cable subscription required
- ESPN – starts at 2:00 pm, cable subscription required
- TV ONE – starts at 2:00 pm, cable subscription required
On Friday the world was rocked by the death of Muhammad Ali. Ali was one of the greatest heavy weight boxing champions in history, who first entered the public arena after winning Olympic gold. Energetic and almost musical, he often spoke quickly in entertaining rhymes, long before the era of rap. He delighted the public, and confounded conservative journalists, who lined up to interview him.
May 9, 2016 • “With her intrepid pianist in tow, the violinist performs rowdy tunes that will leave you breathless.” (NPR)
This editorial just in from long-time Face Activities member, Gill:
In a speech last night before a roaring crowd of supporters, Hillary Clinton recognized the significance of the moment at hand. Addressing the enthusiastic convention goers, she shouted:
“According to the news, we are on the brink of an historic…unprecedented moment.” (BBC) Read more
The Pharmacist, 1933
A film by Arthur Ripley
W.C. fields portrays a flustered pharmacist with a lot on his plate, including a nagging wife and difficult customers. (Browse our Movie Archive)