Las Vegas Shooting: Bodycam Footage Shows First Response:
Every detail of this indiscriminate mass murder seemed meticulously planned.
The selection of a hotel room overlooking a music festival, days before the attack. The cache of 23 weapons inside the gunman’s Las Vegas suite. And thousands of rounds of ammunition — plus an ingredient used in explosives — inside the killer’s home and car.
The latest revelation came Tuesday afternoon when police said gunman Stephen Paddock set up cameras inside his hotel suite and in the hallway. Police are not aware whether the devices were transmitting — the FBI is investigating their use — but the Clark County sheriff told reporters he thinks the shooter might have used them to watch for people approaching his room.
One camera looked out the peephole on the suite’s door.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives disclosed that Paddock had outfitted 12 of his rifles with a legal device called a bump-fire stock, which enables a shooter to fire bullets rapidly, similar to an automatic rifle.
Trump Doles Out Praise As Puerto Ricans Despair:
Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria pummeled the island of Puerto Rico, President Donald Trump touched down for the first time and immediately downplayed the devastation.
Just hours earlier, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló warned reporters that he expected the death toll to climb. After Trump departed, he announced the death toll had risen to 34.
Vegas Shooter’s Girlfriend Marilou Danley Arrives In Los Angeles:
The girlfriend of the Las Vegas shooter has returned to the United States, a law enforcement source told CNN.
Marilou Danley flew from the Philippines and landed at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday evening. She is being accompanied by the FBI in Los Angeles, where Las Vegas police plan to question her, the source said.
Authorities in the US, Philippines and Australia have been involved in the search for Danley, in the hope she might be able to shed some light on what led the 64-year-old to kill 58 people and injure hundreds more.
DOJ rReleases Slew Of Memos Lobbying Against Presidential Appointments For Family:
The Justice Department has released a trove of decades-old internal legal memos concluding the President should be legally barred from appointing a relative to a position in the White House, shedding new light on just how sharp a departure the department’s more recent interpretation of federal law under the Trump administration compares to past practice.
When the Justice Department concluded on Inauguration Day 2017 Jared Kushner could serve in his father-in-law’s administration without violating anti-nepotism laws, legal experts scratched their heads at the ruling.
Jason Aldean Talks About ‘Heartache’ After Las Vegas Tragedy, Cancels Weekend Shows:
Jason Aldean is still coming to terms with the mass shooting that occurred during his set in Las Vegas on Sunday night, leaving 58 dead and hundreds injured.
The country superstar was onstage performing at the Route 91 Harvest music festival when the gunfire began.
“Over the last 24 hrs I have gone through lots of emotions,” he said in a message posted on his official Instagram account Tuesday. “Scared, Anger, Heartache, Compassion and many others.