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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 07:21 PM

Co-worker: Omar Mateen homophobic, 'unhinged'

Anthony Westbury, Nicole Rodriguez, Elliot Jones
USA TODAY Network - Florida 5:48 p.m. EDT June 12, 2016

... Daniel Gilroy said he worked the 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. shift with G4S Security at the south gate at PGA Village for several months in 2014-15. Mateen took over from him for a 3 to 11 p.m. shift.

Gilroy, a former Fort Pierce Police officer, said Mateen frequently made homophobic and racial comments. Gilroy said he complained to his employer G4S Security several times but it did nothing because he was Muslim. Gilroy quit after he said Mateen began stalking him via multiple text messages 20 or 30 a day. He also sent Gilroy 13 to 15 phone messages a day, he said.

"I quit because everything he said was toxic," Gilroy said Sunday, "and the company wouldn't do anything. This guy was unhinged and unstable. He talked of killing people" ...


http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/crime/2016/06/12/who-omar-mateen/85791280/?from=global&sessionKey=&autologin=

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 07:26 PM

1. I'm Christian and I feel that if I had made homophobic and racial comments ...

at work and continued to do so after being warned I would have been fired.

Of course since I retired ten years ago things might have changed.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 07:28 PM

2. Why couldn't have they interviewed this guy before Mateen bought his guns??

 

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 07:30 PM

3. This is why this isis angle is convenient. He can say whatever and

 

Isis can say whatever because they are faceless and all over.

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Response to Southerncomfy (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 07:32 PM

4. But ISIS's ideology is also incredibly homophobic. You can't ignore that part of it.

 

In ISIS's view, the only thing worse than being a non-believer is being homosexual. They torture gays.

In fact, ISIS's homophobia may be what attracted this guy.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 07:35 PM

5. This shoulda, coulda, woulda story seems kinds of sketchy

I have no doubt he was homophobic and deranged, but I think Gilroy here is just looking for his 15 minutes of fame. Kind of like the neighbor of the San Bernardino attackers who said he saw strange Saudi people around before the attack but claimed he was also afraid of being called Islamophobic. It was widely reported but never substantiated.

Sounds like Gilroy had plenty of evidence to take Mateen down on stalking including text messages, so he should put up or shut up.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 07:38 PM

6. So, a former cop listens to all this from a guy saying he wants to kill people and does not report

 

it to local LEO? I see why he is a former cop, must have flunked out of cop school.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 07:42 PM

7. Wow. What a horrible link.

 

Anyone able to get to that story.... thru the pop-ups, etc?

3 tries is my limit.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 07:45 PM

8. The security company, like DU, made exceptions to allow for the bigot to be a bigot.

 

nt

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