Tell them I'm in the bathroom. He's coming. I'm gonna die': Terrified last text son sent to his mom
Source: UK Daily Mail
A mother has recounted the last text she received from her terrified son after a gunman opened fire inside a Florida nightclub early Sunday
Mina Justice was outside the club trying to contact her 30-year-old son Eddie Justice, who texted her when the shooting happened and asked her to call police.
He told her he ran into a bathroom with other club patrons to hide and then wrote 'he's coming.'
'The next text said: "He has us, and he's in here with us,"' Mina Justice said. 'That was the last conversation.'
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3637576/Terrified-text-son-sent-mother-Orlando-terror-unfolded.html
Imagine being that mother. Thank you, NRA.
Too much... just too much.
I'm sick of the hate and I'm sick of the guns.
ready to go right in to diffuse such tragic situations.
Nina Justice sat on a bench outside the hospital and cried with her face in her hands. She had received a frantic phone call just after 2 a.m. from her son, Eddie, who was in the club when the shooting started. Minutes later she received a text.
He texted her, Hes got us hostage. I love you mommy, said Eddies cousin, Jeff Robinson.
That was the last contact Justice had with her son, Robinson said. She had no word as of noon Sunday if Eddie was alive or not.
people to stay inside was an accomplice to the shooter or just a misguided security guy who thought it was safer if they stayed inside, or who was trying to make sure no accomplices were escaping with the others. Whatever the case, he undoubtedly caused more people to die.
I also wonder why we haven't heard much about the fact that many witnesses believe there were shots coming from two or three different shooters. Maybe the authorities don't believe the witness accounts; maybe they fear widespread panic; or maybe the witnesses were hearing police gunfire. We need to know more about that.
NOTE: I am referring to the article linked in post #30 above:
he immediately engaged Mateen. Also the 1st cops to arrive on the scene immediately joined in the gunfight. They are most likely the 2-3 other shooters people saw.
Nothing to see here. Move along.
This one may get a few extra days in our news cycle because it set a new record and all.
But it's an acceptable price to pay because we got these great Second Amendment Gun Rights that protect us against government tyranny or what ever it's supposed to do? I hope it's one of those things that make America great, though.
The pols hearts and prayers are going out to the victims now. So more normal.
To them, nothing is more important than their precious gun rights, and tens of thousands of deaths mean nothing to them.
Go ahead and howl about it, gun zealots. I have most of you on Ignore already and will be happy to add the rest of you.
"Our immigration laws affirm that this outcome is acceptable if the alternative is restrictions on Muslims coming into the county"?
There are millions of Muslims in this country that weren't there killing those people.
There are millions of gun owners in this country that weren't there killing those people.
Focus on the actual bad guy, and not the tools he used.
Guns do not have rights. Human beings have rights. There is no comparison to be made, and it's frankly offensive to liken a human being to an object.
The same goes for those suddenly popular bullshit analogies in which gun rights are likened to abortion rights. I don't know which right-wing media outlet is pumping that meme, but it's sure struck a chord among gun advocates.
but we aren't allowed to deny them the right to buy an automatic weapon.
This is what he wrote:
They really believe that mierda.
"Every time one of these things happen we talk about reform but nothing changes." She nailed it.
There certainly isn't time for an "anniversary" before the "next." Unless it's a one-week anniversary.
This morning there was an interview with a mother who said her son's boyfriend was shot multiple times and was taken to the hospital. Her son was yet unaccounted for.
I still hear her voice and tears.
I cannot imagine the feeling of hopelessness at reading that text from your son and not being able to save him. Or the horror of knowing that you are going to die at the hands of some sick bastard.
I don't care why the shooter killed so many people: religion, bigotry, hatred - I just want us as a nation to demand more from our lawmakers, from each other so that this doesn't keep happening
Now go ahead whiners, alert on this one then vote to take it down, but it won't change a thing. Did the killer chain the door? Lock down the club?
I'm sure you have no experience in this matter and instead are fine shitting all over the first responders who were trying to be smart and assess the situation before just charging into the club.
I heard the shots on the video. Was that the killer unloading in the bar?
You can say what you want about me.
Eyewitness account from within Pulse nightclub
2:39 p.m. Sunday, June 12, 2016
...But he said the door was blocked by a man. He wasnt sure if it was a club security person or an accomplice to the gunmen.
Fifty people were trying to jump over each other trying to exit the place. There was a guy holding the door and not letting us exit. Hes like Stay inside, stay inside. As he is saying that, the shooter keeps getting closer and closer and the sound of the bullets is getting closer. Everyone starts to panic. People are getting trampled. 'Let us out, let us out!
Gonzalez first thought was that it was a hate crime. This guy is trying to prevent us from leaving. Maybe theyre working together, he said.
Gonzalez said he feel lucky because he hung out on the left side of the club, while the gunman concentrated fire on the right side.
They got a bunch of people in some alley area and they heard the shots louder and louder and then held the door shut so nobody could get out, or so the killer couldn't get to them. The interviewer asked him if he thought he had kept people from getting outside and he said possibly, he didn't know what to do and wanted to save his friend and others out there.
They had a gun battle going on back and forth before swat showed up...
And this was paid "security."
I think we can do better.
Saddest thing I've ever read, this one made me cry. I was so hoping he had made it out. Reading those texts put me right there with him. I had a nightmare about this last night.
Another good idea along with making guns illegal is to make killing people illegal. Then there would be no more killing.
I cannot imagine what the victims went through, cannot imagine how this Mother feels. I saw this particular awful story on television this morning and have literally felt sick since.
I really don't think there is any hope for this planet at this point.
You should find something pleasant and beautiful to watch or do to take your mind off all the negativity.