FBI Admits "Protocols Were Not Followed" Before Florida Massacre

While discussions of law enforcement's lack of follow-through on warnings ahead of this week's massacre at a Florida high-school have been active, The FBI has issued a statement admitting their error...

FBI Statement on the Shooting in Parkland, Florida

On January 5, 2018, a person close to Nikolas Cruz contacted the FBI's Public Access Line (PAL) tipline to report concerns about him. The caller provided information about Cruz's gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting.

Under established protocols, the information provided by the caller should have been assessed as a potential threat to life. The information then should have been forwarded to the FBI Miami Field Office, where appropriate investigative steps would have been taken.

We have determined that these protocols were not followed for the information received by the PAL on January 5. The information was not provided to the Miami Field Office, and no further investigation was conducted at that time.

FBI Director Christopher Wray said:

"We are still investigating the facts. I am committed to getting to the bottom of what happened in this particular matter, as well as reviewing our processes for responding to information that we receive from the public. It's up to all Americans to be vigilant, and when members of the public contact us with concerns, we must act properly and quickly.

"We have spoken with victims and families, and deeply regret the additional pain this causes all those affected by this horrific tragedy. All of the men and women of the FBI are dedicated to keeping the American people safe, and are relentlessly committed to improving all that we do and how we do it."

As a reminder, this is not the first time that protocols have not been followed, or when the FBI 'missed' a mass-shooter. As The Daily Caller's Peter Hasson notes, revelations that the FBI had been warned about Florida high school shooter Nikolaus Cruz fit an all-too-familiar pattern, in which apparent law enforcement errors have preceded mass murders.

The FBI was warned about Cruz after he posted on YouTube saying he was going to become a “professional school shooter.” The agency said they couldn’t identify the user who made the threat, despite Cruz posting under his own name. Five months later, Cruz pulled the fire alarm at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and began shooting his former classmates with his AR-15.

Other mass shooters and terrorists were similarly on the FBI’s radar — or should have been — before they carried out their deadly attacks.

Dylann Roof, who in 2015 shot nine people at a black church in Charleston, was allowed to purchase his weapon in part because of errors by FBI agents during the background check process, the agency said.

Pulse shooter Omar Mateen, who pledged allegiance to ISIS before killing 49 people at the Orlando nightclub, similarly seemed to have fallen through the cracks. The FBI investigated Mateen twice before the slaughter but ruled him not a threat both times.

The FBI knew that Fort Hood shooter Army Maj. Nidal Hasan had been in contact with al Qaeda terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki, but declined to investigate him. A congressional probe found that the FBI had failed to alert the Army about Hasan, and that the shooting could and should have been prevented. Hasan killed 13 people and wounded dozens of others in the 2009 shooting.

The FBI similarly missed opportunities to stop Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the brothers behind the 2013 Boston Bombing, a government review found. Russia warned the United States that Tsarnaev had associations with Islamic terrorists, leading an FBI-led task force to question the future terrorist. The agent who interviewed Tsarnaev closed the probe “having found no link or ‘nexus’ to terrorism.”

The task force was alerted a year later that Tsarnaev was leaving the country for Dagestan but declined to interview him or stop him from leaving the country. FBI agents later said the failure to interview Tsarnaev was a “huge” error, according to Boston Magazine.

Another school shooter who was on the FBI’s radar killed two students at a New Mexico high school just two months ago. Although the killing doesn’t meet the government’s definition of a mass shooting, the shooter was known to the FBI. The agency investigated the shooter, 21-year-old William Atchison, in 2016 after he commented online about committing a mass shooting.

We await Trump's response to his apparently fallible FBI's poor performance.


Endgame Napoleon inhibi Fri, 02/16/2018 - 17:03 Permalink

Despite all the weepy chat about mommies and babies that the MSM spouts when defending illegal immigration, they are not covering this at all, even though 15 kids and 2 adults were brutally murdered. If employed people had been doing their jobs, it might not have happened. Is it babyvacationing season for our public employees? When isn’t it babyvacationing season in America's family-friendly workplaces? Okay, well, here is one brief mention from an MSMer, and now he is returning to Russiagate. 

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nmewn ktown Fri, 02/16/2018 - 13:21 Permalink

Fire the field agents and promote their supervisors just like always!

Get on with it already!

And oh yeah, there still needs to be at least another week of bloviating Alinsky press coverage sobbing for me to give up my gunz because of some nutcase you had in the palm of your hand to get the "its for the chillrin" bilge average up to where it's supposed to be...you're slackin!

But who keeps track of such things ;-)

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Katos nmewn Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:21 Permalink

Obama had 168 MASS shooter events. My take on ALL THIS BULLSHIT, is that the FBI is busy setting up and carrying out these "false flag " events! That' why no one ever survived. And they never catch them before hand. I READ where the FBI  sends AGENTS to MUSLIM immigrants, talks them into some scheme to blow up something? Offers to provide the bomb, AND financing? Then they give the patsy a phony bomb, (maybe) and then ARREST HIM WHEN he goes to carry out the attack! SO they set up and bait THIS whole SCAM?? THAT'S WHY they can' catch real perpetrators, They're to busy setting up phony ones 

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Michigander ktown Fri, 02/16/2018 - 13:52 Permalink

We need to get back to personal responsibility. Everyone hangs on what Trump has to say on the shootings...what congress will do because of the shootings. Bullshit. None of that matters. I don't give a rats ass what they say or do. It will not help. It will not matter. Every capable adult at every school carries. Make it a job requirement. Only then will it end.

Its time for the snowflakes to realize that more laws wont help. More laws don't matter. Confiscation only removes the legal guns from rightful owners. The only way to stop a bad man with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

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eatthebanksters ktown Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:18 Permalink

It seems the Fibbies can't buy a case.  They invent shit to take down a presidential candidate who becomes POTUS and fuck it up and they can't even follow a lead with real evidence connecting mass shooters.  Should I be worried?  Are they actually fucking things up or could this be deliberate? Sacrifice a few for the greater good of the masses if it results in over turning the 2nd Amendment?  Fuck me....

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Katos eatthebanksters Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:27 Permalink

You NAILED it! The FBI is WAY to busy setting up phony criminals who never actually intended to-do anything.  THE head stinks, the tail stinks, AND everything in between. ACTUAL perpetrators, ( like Russian colluders) ACTUALLY completely escape intelligence, while they work overtime to frame AN innocent president?? 35,000 employees! DUMP THEM ALL, half a trillion dollars over 10 years!! Drain THIS fucking swamp 

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Ms No runswithscissors Fri, 02/16/2018 - 18:22 Permalink

Yep, the US has been under attack by all of these agencies and globalism for at least 20 years now.  Sept 11 wasn't normal, Vegas wasn't normal, the anthrax attacks weren't normal, ISIS wasn't normal and neither are all of these mass shooting waves that began around the same time.  Obviously they are in a hurry for our guns which means they are either coming for us or expect us to be so decimated at some point that everybody goes for them.  The push is relentless.

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Stan522 Dumpster Elite Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:57 Permalink

I would like to propose these laws to help mitigate these gun crimes:


1) If a killing with a gun occurs in a gun free zone, then the person, or persons who enact the gun free zone is held responsible

2) If a Federal Agent is warned in advance about a possible suspect that could do this type of crime and that agent or agency fails to act on it, they are held financially and criminally liable for not doing their job

3) If a politician, or Sheriff refuses to allow Conceal Carry permits and an act of gun violence occurs within their jurisdiction, then they are held liable

4) If a judge let's out a career criminal out early and they commit a violent act using a gun, that judge is held financially and criminally liable...

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Katos JimmyJones Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:10 Permalink

SO what they're trying to say is that , THIS whole "GUN MEME" is total BULLSHIT?? ALL THIS time we've been blaming the wrong offender?? It' not the guns, it' the agencies that RECIEVE hundreds of billions of TAXPAYER DOLLARS A YEAR TO "PROTECT US" who have decided that rigging ELECTIONS IS more important than doing their actual jobs?? WRAY says he' sorry for the pain?? What?? Fucking heads should roll. I read the local police had been called to his house 39 times in the last couple of years.  "They Couldn't find him"??? Then we have the whole PHONY ASS RUSSIAN collision story?? AMERICANS PAY 17 different SPY agencies HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS of dollars a year, AND the Russians outsmarted all 17 agencies, making them look LAME and inept?? WHAT A FUCKING cluster fuck?

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FreeMoney lester1 Fri, 02/16/2018 - 13:27 Permalink

I think most of them are patriotic sheep dog types that live to follow the rules.  I also think they have been told that any denigrating comments or criticisms of the department and they will be fired and likely prosecuted for sedition, treason, obstruction of justice, or aiding and abetting.


I cant think of one single active FBI agent ever calling out the agency for wrong doing or incompetence.

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Katos I woke up Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:15 Permalink

Another CROCK OF shit!  SO THE FBI HAS 35,000 employees! Where WAS 1 of them WHO came to the President, or a senator and spilled the beans on THESE TRAITORS?? Not a single one either had the balls, or the WILL to go AGAISNT a criminal CABAL IN THIER OWN organization??  No sorry? I DON'T buy that good people bullshit!

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