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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 11:14 AM

 

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.

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Reply Tell them I'm in the bathroom. He's coming. I'm gonna die': Terrified last text son sent to his mom (Original post)
Feeling the Bern Jun 2016 OP
Chicago1980 Jun 2016 #1
maddiemom Jun 2016 #17
laserhaas Jun 2016 #22
tblue37 Jun 2016 #28
proverbialwisdom Jun 2016 #30
tblue37 Jun 2016 #39
magical thyme Jun 2016 #41
TonyPDX Jun 2016 #2
90-percent Jun 2016 #3
Orrex Jun 2016 #5
christx30 Jun 2016 #7
Orrex Jun 2016 #10
christx30 Jun 2016 #13
crim son Jun 2016 #31
LeftyMom Jun 2016 #20
Stonepounder Jun 2016 #27
IronLionZion Jun 2016 #14
TonyPDX Jun 2016 #40
tblue37 Jun 2016 #16
liberalnarb Jun 2016 #4
avaistheone1 Jun 2016 #6
calimary Jun 2016 #8
nolabear Jun 2016 #9
AngryOldDem Jun 2016 #12
CrispyQ Jun 2016 #15
renate Jun 2016 #19
AngryOldDem Jun 2016 #11
nadine_mn Jun 2016 #18
smirkymonkey Jun 2016 #21
Darb Jun 2016 #23
MadBadger Jun 2016 #24
Darb Jun 2016 #25
proverbialwisdom Jun 2016 #29
snooper2 Jun 2016 #33
Freddie Jun 2016 #26
snooper2 Jun 2016 #34
tabasco Jun 2016 #37
vdogg Jun 2016 #32
GummyBearz Jun 2016 #35
Carni Jun 2016 #36
RussBLib Jun 2016 #38

Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 11:21 AM

1. Reading this made me cry...

Too much... just too much.

I'm sick of the hate and I'm sick of the guns.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:05 PM

17. Wayne La Pierre should be on call 24/7...

ready to go right in to diffuse such tragic situations.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 05:22 PM

22. Me too....How horrifying

 

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Response to Chicago1980 (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 02:41 AM

28. The young man who tweeted his mother was named Eddie Justice--and he has been confirmed dead. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #28)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 03:14 AM

30. Horrific.

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/eyewitness-account-from-within-pulse-nightclub/nrfJF/

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, ‘He’s got us hostage. I love you mommy,’” said Eddie’s 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.

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Reply #30)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 03:25 PM

39. I wonder whether the man described as blocking the door and saying for the

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:

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/eyewitness-account-from-within-pulse-nightclub/nrfJF/

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #39)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 06:10 PM

41. re: other shooters, there was an off duty cop working security there

 

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.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 12:07 PM

2. Our gun laws affirm that this outcome is acceptable if the alternative is gun regulation. n/t

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Response to TonyPDX (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 12:26 PM

3. Yeah - this is normal

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.

-90% Jimmy

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Response to TonyPDX (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 12:38 PM

5. And more than a few DUers are always eager to catapult the propaganda

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.

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Response to TonyPDX (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 01:04 PM

7. What if someone said:

"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.

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Response to christx30 (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 01:26 PM

10. You can't compare a human being to a gun.

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.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 01:50 PM

13. I was pointing out the problem with

laws that affect millions because of the actions of one or a few.

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Response to christx30 (Reply #13)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 07:41 AM

31. It's obvious the point you were trying to make.

You were rebutted.

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Response to christx30 (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 04:31 PM

20. Uh, he was an American, born in New York.

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Response to christx30 (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 10:29 PM

27. Yeah, and we can put suspected terrorists on the no-fly list,

but we aren't allowed to deny them the right to buy an automatic weapon.

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Response to TonyPDX (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 01:57 PM

14. Welcome to DU





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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #14)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 04:17 PM

40. Thank you! n/t

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Response to TonyPDX (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:04 PM

16. Remember not Joe the not Plumber's disgusting open letter after the Santa Barbara shooting?

This is what he wrote:

"I am sorry you lost your child. I myself have a son and daughter and the one thing I never want to go through, is what you are going through now. But: As harsh as this sounds — your dead kids don’t trump my Constitutional rights,” Wurzelbacher wrote.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/27/joe-the-plumber-guns_n_5397981.html

They really believe that mierda.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 12:34 PM

4. Florida State Senator said it best

 

"Every time one of these things happen we talk about reform but nothing changes." She nailed it.

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Response to liberalnarb (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 12:40 PM

6. No more talk. Enough.

 

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Response to avaistheone1 (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 01:08 PM

8. Totally. ENOUGH.

Had enough YET, America?

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Response to calimary (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 01:10 PM

9. ENOUGH!

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Response to calimary (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 01:40 PM

12. I know I have.

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Response to liberalnarb (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:01 PM

15. How much longer are we going to play this game?





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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #15)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 04:26 PM

19. accurate picture except for one thing

There certainly isn't time for an "anniversary" before the "next." Unless it's a one-week anniversary.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 01:38 PM

11. It hurts. So much.

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.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:10 PM

18. How terrifying - for both the mother and son

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

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 04:33 PM

21. Oh god, how sad!

I have no words for this. Absolutely heartbreaking.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 06:23 PM

23. All this while the police thought it over.

 

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?

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Response to Darb (Reply #23)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 06:58 PM

24. I wont alert, just call out the keyboard warrior that you are

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.

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Response to MadBadger (Reply #24)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 07:00 PM

25. Good for you.

 

I heard the shots on the video. Was that the killer unloading in the bar?

You can say what you want about me.

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Response to Darb (Reply #23)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 03:08 AM

29. Seen this?

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/eyewitness-account-from-within-pulse-nightclub/nrfJF/

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 wasn’t 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. He’s 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 they’re 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.

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Reply #29)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 09:39 AM

33. I watched an interview with a survivor on CNN who said the left out the back patio and blocked door

 

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.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 07:36 PM

26. Where was the good guy with a gun? nt

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Response to Freddie (Reply #26)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 09:40 AM

34. The off duty cop who was doing security and got him trapepd down inside and helped get injured out

 

They had a gun battle going on back and forth before swat showed up...

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #34)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 02:37 PM

37. Somehow did not prevent 49 people from being massacred.

 

And this was paid "security."

I think we can do better.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 07:43 AM

32. Unfortunately it has been confirmed that Eddie did not make it.

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.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 11:33 AM

35. Another good idea along with making guns illegal...

 

Another good idea along with making guns illegal is to make killing people illegal. Then there would be no more killing.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 02:26 PM

36. This is just the worst

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.

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Response to Carni (Reply #36)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 03:03 PM

38. the acts of madmen do not negate all the good in the world

You should find something pleasant and beautiful to watch or do to take your mind off all the negativity.

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