Bloodbath at Sanfa Fe, Texas school

This photo is about a demonstration by high school students in Santa Fe, Texas, USA against mass gun violence in the USA, especially against people at schools.

The Twitter hash tag #NeverAgain refers to the bloodbath at a Florida school, by a neonazi murderer. It should never happen again. But it did happen again; today at Santa Fe High School. In the surroundings of which, like at many other places in the USA, it is much easier to get a lethal gun than to get many other items.

I wish recovery and strength to all injured people and survivors of this terrible crime. We should never forget the murdered persons.

At the moment, motives for the bloodshed are still unclear.

From CNN in the USA:

10 killed in shooting at Texas’ Santa Fe High School, official says

By Jason Hanna, Dakin Andone and Keith Allen, CNN

Updated 1809 GMT (0209 HKT) May 18, 2018

[Breaking news update, published at 2:07 p.m. ET]

A second person, 18, in police custody, is believed to be a possible accomplice in Friday’s shooting, a law enforcement official says.

[Original story, published at 1:40 p.m. ET]

Ten people were killed and several others injured in a shooting Friday morning at a high school in the southeastern Texas city of Santa Fe, a law enforcement official said on condition of anonymity.

Gunfire erupted at Santa Fe High School, about 20 miles outside Galveston, not long after classes began around 7:30 a.m. CT, officials said. Authorities later found explosive devices — including pipe bombs and pressure cookers — in and near the school, the law enforcement official said.

A male suspect, believed to be a student, has been arrested in the shooting, and a second person — also believed to be a student — has been detained as well, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said.

One man is in critical condition with a gunshot wound in one of his arms, said David Marshall, chief nursing officer for University of Texas Medical Branch hospital.

This is the 22nd US school shooting since the beginning of the year, and the third instance in eight days in which a gunman was on a school campus.

Witnesses described students running from the school as they heard gunshots; they also described hearing an alarm at the school, though the sequence of events wasn’t immediately clear.

Authorities found explosive devices in the high school and in adjacent areas, said Walter Braun, Santa Fe Independent School District police chief. It wasn’t immediately clear if any had exploded. …

An armed person walked into an art class at the school and began firing what looked like a shotgun, a witness told CNN affiliate KTRK.

The witness told KTRK she saw a girl shot in the leg.

At least 12 people from the school are being treated at three hospitals, authorities said. Seven people are at Clear Lake Regional Medical in Webster, Texas; two patients are being treated at Mainland Medical Center in Texas City and three patients are at John Sealy University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

From the Houston Chronicle in Texas, USA, today:

Houston lawmaker: ‘Y’all been sending thoughts and prayers for two freaking decades’

This is a tweet by that Texas state representative, aimed at people like the National Rifle Association and Donald Trump.

This tweet may contain a clue to motives for this mass murder.


All Chilean bishops resign in child abuse scandal

This video says about itself:

Vatican Defends Appointing Chilean Bishop Accused of Hiding Abuse

31 March 2015

The Vatican on Tuesday strongly defended its appointment of a bishop in Chile despite protests by critics who have accused him of covering up sexual abuse. Juan Barros was installed on March 21 as new bishop of Osorno as supporters holding white balloons and opponents carrying black ones shouted at each other during the ceremony in the city’s cathedral. The appointment outraged some parishioners, national legislators and abuse victims who said Barros had protected one of the nation’s most notorious pedophiles and asked Pope Francis to rescind it. Critics in Chile say Barros was aware of and helped cover up abuse by Father Fernando Karadima, 84, who was a mentor to a number of younger priests, including Barros.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

All Chilean bishops offer resignation due to abuse scandal

All 34 Chilean bishops have submitted their resignation to Pope Francis. They resign because of the abuse scandal within the Catholic Church in Chile. Francis still has to accept the resignation of the bishops.

One of the bishops [Monsignor Juan Barros] is accused of covering up child abuse by a pedophile priest. Francis dismissed these accusations as slander, but after a storm of criticism, he changed that and talked to victims of sexual abuse.

Belgian Brabant Killers and far-right, new information

Brabant killers, Belgian police poster

Translated from Dutch RTL TV:

May 12, 2018 06:20

New trail in investigation of the notorious Brabant Killers gang

The police team that is investigating the infamous Brabant Killers gang may have found a new trail.

Investigators have this week heard a witness who is said to have recognized the prominent gang member ‘the giant’ on a composition photo, report the Belgian newspapers Het Nieuwsblad and Het Laatste Nieuws.

According to the [ex-soldier] witness, De Reus is the 63-year-old former army officer Michel Libert. Libert [then the witness’ commanding officer; working at NATO headquarters in Evere] is said to have recruited him in 1979 [when the new witness was 17 years old] for the extreme right-wing organization Westland New Post (WNP). He took part in training camps and, at the request of the organization, burglarized an army barracks to steal material, the newspapers write. In 1981 he broke with WNP [because it used swastika signs, according to the Nieuwsblad report]. When shortly afterwards newspapers wrote about the crimes of the Brabant Killers, he recognized what he had learned in WNP.

Libert was in 1983 and in 2014 also a suspect in the investigation of the gang. …

28 dead, culprits were never caught

In the early eighties, the Brabant killers committed a series of thefts and robberies at supermarkets, killing 28 people. The perpetrators have never been caught.

Last year someone else reported that he claimed that his (now deceased) brother was the ‘giant’.