Watch The Chilling Video Kansas Shooter Posted To Facebook Just Days Before Incident

The gunman who went on a deadly rampage Thursday near Wichita, Kan., recently posted a video on Facebook of him shooting a semi-automatic weapon into a field.

After going on a shooting spree that left three of his co-workers dead and 14 injured, Cedric Ford, 38, was shot and killed by a Kansas sheriff at the Excel Industries plant in Hesston.

Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton stated a deputy had served Ford a restraining order around 3:30 p.m. Thursday involving his live-in girlfriend, the Wichita Eagle reported. The sheriff believes the order was likely what set Ford off on his tirade. 

Ford left the Excel factory, which produces lawn care products, not long after receiving the order and returned at approximately 5 p.m. and opened fire on his co-workers.

Law enforcement officials reported the gunman had a .223-caliber assault-style rifle and a semi-automatic pistol. 

Ford recently posted this video on Facebook.

He also posted multiple pictures of himself with various weapons.

 

 

Image Credit: Facebook

Image Credit: Facebook

“We always say it won’t happen here. Well here it is. It happened here,” Walton told NBC News regarding the shooting. “We’ll get through it. It’s a good community of good, strong people.”

Court records showed the assailant was a felon who previously lived in Miami and was on probation with a series of convictions in Florida, including burglary in 2000, according to NBC News. “He had a criminal record stretching back to October 1996, when he was charged with carrying a concealed firearm when he was 18 years old, the records showed,” the news outlet reported. 

How Ford obtained his firearms used in Thursday’s shooting is not clear.

Sheriff Walton told reporters that an officer from the Hesston police force, who was not named, went into the factory alone, killed the gunman and “saved a lot of lives.” Approximately 150 people were in the plant at the time the assailant was killed.

Five of the 14 victims injured remained in critical condition Friday in area hospitals.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback asked people to pray for those affected by the mass shooting.

h/t: Daily Mail 

Marco Rubio Plans NUCLEAR Option To ‘Take The GOP Nomination’- Voters Will Be OUTRAGED

The campaign for the Republican presidential nomination is reaching a critical period. As Donald Trump gains more supporters, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are struggling to keep up.

However, Sen. Rubio reportedly has a “Hail Mary” plan he hopes with provide him the GOP nomination. Two anonymous sources came forward to CNN after a meeting Wednesday in Manhattan to allege that Rubio is preparing for a contested Republican Convention.

Terry Sullivan, Rubio’s top campaign adviser, provided a blueprint for such a tactic at the meeting with top donors, the sources said.

Sullivan laid out two possible outcomes. Rubio might achieve the necessary delegates to win the election. It’s also possible that none of the three candidates will have the necessary delegates needed to win before the convention. In the latter scenario, a contested convention might be the outcome.

Sullivan said that if John Kasich and Ben Carson were to drop out of the election, Rubio may very well pick up votes from Kasich and Carson supporters and possibly provide him with the leverage to win the nomination.

Sullivan also expressed great confidence that Rubio would win in his home state of Florida.

The Manhattan meeting was attended by approximately 200 people, including some former supporters of Jeb Bush. If Bush supporters are willing to throw their support behind Rubio, Carson and Kasich supporters may do the same.

The Manhattan meeting took place at a time when Rubio has picked up recent endorsements from Bob Dole, Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Joe Craft, and the Koch brothers, to name a few.

However, many people believe these endorsements have come in too late to quell the Trump campaign’s mobility and progress.

If these high profile endorsements are too late, a contested convention could be a real possibility — even though the last time it happened was during the 1952 presidential campaign.

BREAKING: Trump Receives Unexpected ‘Establishment’ Endorsement That Could Change Race

After ending his presidential bid in the wake of a sixth-place finish in the New Hampshire primary, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s endorsement became a topic of speculation among political pundits.

In a press conference Friday, Christie announced which GOP candidate has his support.

“I am proud to be here to endorse Donald Trump for president of the United States,” he said.

The high-profile political endorsement came on the heels of Trump’s first congressional endorsements, which he received from Republican congressmen Duncan Hunter and Chris Collins earlier this week.

Within minutes, Christie’s announcement gained widespread traction among social media users. Several Twitter users suggested the endorsement was a step toward securing a cabinet position in a potential Trump administration.

“Attorney General then Supreme Court,” one user predicted.

“Woah!,” another replied. “I think I see a possible VP!”

Others recalled the bitter rivalry between Christie and Marco Rubio in the days leading up to the New Hampshire primary.

“Surprised he didn’t endorse Rubio,” a commenter wrote. “They are such good friends.”

A few more cynical social media users insisted the billionaire front-runner paid Christie for the endorsement.

Facebook Employees Caught Doing THIS To Black Lives Matter Slogan, Zuckerberg’s Response Is Getting Attention

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his company are making headlines, but this time it’s not for something being offered to consumers. Instead, the news is coming from within.

Facebook maintains “free speech” whiteboards throughout it’s Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters. Staff members are allowed to write whatever they wish on the whiteboards.

Zuckerberg is apparently furious someone has, on more than one occasion, marked through “Black Lives Matter” statements and replaced them with “All Lives Matter” comments. Zuckerberg admitted in a private memo to employees he’d already asked his staff to refrain from marking through the BLM messages, yet someone keeps striking through them and writing “all lives matter.”

Zuckerberg was “disappointed” when it was happening earlier, but now he says he considers the action “malicious.” Zuckerberg then made reference to black social justice movements of the BLM group by saying the group only seeks to achieve “the justice they deserve.”

Zuckerberg said there were never any rules about what any staffer wanted to write on the whiteboards, but that striking through messages is equated to “silencing speech.” Zuckerberg then encouraged anyone and everyone to attend the on-campus “Black Town Hall” being held March 4.

It seems from the tone in the memo the free speech whiteboards may not be so free any longer if staffers are being told what they can and cannot do on the whiteboards. Faced with what Zuckerberg appears to view as a crisis of free speech, his leadership decision to investigate “the current incidents” may have some of his employees on edge for exercising their own rights to free speech by disagreeing with BLM statements.

h/t: Gizmodo

Revealed: The 1 GOP Candidate The Establishment REALLY Wants Out Of The Race

In one of the latest strategies from a Republican establishment trying to find the right combination of factors to stop presidential candidate Donald Trump, subtle and public pressure is being applied to convince Ohio Gov. John Kasich to drop out of the race.

The concept is that with fewer candidates, Trump foes will outnumber his loyalists and Trump will not win the nomination

There’s one problem: Kasich isn’t going away.

“I’m going to stay in for a long time,” Kasich said. “I’m going all the way.”

In keeping with the tongue-in-cheek tone Kasich often projects, his communications director sent a tweet Thursday calling on another mainstream candidate to quit.

“.‪@JohnKasich is the ONLY candidate who can beat @realDonaldTrump on 3/15. @marcorubio needs to do the right thing & suspend campaign,” tweeted Chris Schrimpf.

For others, it’s not a laughing matter as the establishment tries to coalesce votes behind Sen. Marco Rubio.

“I think it is not helpful to have more than one mainstream candidate in this race,” said Bobbie Kilberg, a prominent Republican fundraiser,

“If at some point John were to decide not to go forward with his campaign, Marco would be the primary beneficiary of that decision,” former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said. “It’s not for me or anyone else to say when John should stay in or get out but … John’s decision to stay in or get out could have a marked impact on the race.”

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who endorsed Rubio earlier this week, said Kasich’s exit would help Rubio.

“It would be, but that’s up to John and John’s got every right to stay in the race,” Hatch said. “But sooner or later, it’s got to come down to Marco if people really look at it carefully.”

Polls in the upcoming Super Tuesday voting show Kasich trailing. However, Kasich’s home state of Ohio votes March 15. If Kasich were to win the winner-take-all contest, he would amass 66 delegates.

“They thought we would have a nominee by some point in March. This is going to be a race that’s going to go much deeper into the calendar,” Kasich strategist John Weaver told reporters Saturday. “The Kasich brand of being uplifting and inclusive, of having a conservative reform agenda that can be enacted and can be positive is a growing force in national politics.

“We do believe that it will be a one-on-one race with Donald Trump.”

As the establishment pushes Kasich, he is pushing back. He recently told a crowd at George Mason University that he’s bucking the establishment.

“I’m not gonna shut something down because a bunch of people in the inner city of Washington who frankly never liked me from the beginning are going to tell me what I’m gonna do,” Kasich said.

“I think it’s funny. I think it’s ridiculous,” he said when asked about efforts to nudge him to the sidelines. “I don’t take orders from K Street, from inner rooms, from lobbyists, I’ve challenged the establishment my whole career.”

h/t: Politico