A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of This Just In…
HEROES OF THE WEEK
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“There should have been one school shooting and we should have fixed it. And I’m pissed. Because my daughter, I’m not going to see again. She’s not here. She’s not here. She’s in North Lauderdale King David cemetery — that is where I go to see my kid now.”
Andrew Pollack, at the White House listening sessions after the mass shooting at the high school in Parkland, Fla.
“When we declare our schools to be gun-free zones, it just puts our students in far more danger. A teacher would’ve shot the hell out of him before he knew what happened.”
President Donald Trump
“I’m calling for a mandatory law enforcement officer in every public school.” Florida “will require all individuals purchasing firearms to be 21 or older,” and will make it “virtually impossible” for anyone with “mental issues” to acquire a gun.
The Republican governor of Florida, Tim Scott
“We are a nation of people that no longer speak to each other. We are a nation of people who have stopped being friends with people because of who they voted for in the last election.”
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., at the CNN town hall on the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla.
“These people have figured out there’s really two ways to sort of get on television to be the big story of the week. One of them is the body count. The other is, call it creativity, to do something original. That’s in a nutshell what terrorism is. It’s violence, but made for TV.
“It’s like we’re awarding them. It’s like you got the gold medal, you’re going up onto the platform, your national anthem is being played, that sort of thing.
“I think the first thing we as journalists have to do is just accept that it’s a reality, that we are part of the equation. We didn’t start this. Obviously we’re not pulling the trigger. But we’re giving them the stage.”
Dave Cullen, the author of “Columbine” saying the press should adopt several approaches that dissuade any sort of star power motivation. The simplest thing, he said, is to cut back on mentions of the attacker’s name and face.
Author and columnist Jerry Newcombe The nation is “under siege because of our broken immigration system. It is broken, it needs to be fixed and it needs to be fixed now. President Trump is right, we need a wall along our southern border and the wall will work.”
Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke speaking at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) “I would like to be on Dancing With the Stars because I am a star.”
U.S. figure skater Mirai Nagasu, who helped clinch the bronze for the U.S. team when she made history in the Pyeongchang Olympics as the first U.S. woman to land a triple OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK Serial Failure: Here’s How Government Totally Dropped The Ball In Stopping Florida Shooter
When School-Voucher Foes Called in the Feds … and Called the Shots
Once again, gun control
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK