A maintenance worker said Wednesday he told hotel dispatchers to call police and report a gunman had opened fire with a rifle inside Mandalay Bay before the shooter began firing from his high-rise suite into a crowd at a nearby musical performance. The revised timeline has renewed questions about whether better communication might have allowed police to respond more quickly and take out the gunman before he committed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Worker Stephen Schuck told NBC News that he was checking out a report of a jammed fire door on the 32nd floor of Mandalay
Comments: This was probably the maintenance worker who ended up on the 32nd floor near the hotel security person who was shot by Paddock.
Paddock apparently began shooting at the crowd immediately after he encountered and shot the unarmed security person. The maintenance person was nearby, in the hall. Armed hotel security arrived within minutes. Police followed. The shooting had stopped. (Paddock only fired on the crowd for about 10 minutes.) The delay after that involved evacuating hotel guests on that floor and the ones above and below it. Then Paddock’s suite door was breached and he was found to be dead.
We stayed at the Mandalay Bay several years ago. They had terrible security. Anyone could go up the elevators. When a thuggish looking guy was banging on our suite door in the middle of the night we called hotel security and they did nothing. We´ll never stay at that place again.
Just as I thought. Hotel security and any police nearby would not have been allowed to enter the room and stop the shooter. The SWAT Team had to be assembled, transported and "would have been formulating the best response" to the shooter. By the time they get there, it´s all over.
That´s one of the best arguments for an armed populace. Courts has ruled repeatedly that police have no responsibility to protect you. They are there to arrest the criminal after you have become a victim.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has launched a probe into a Russian nuclear bribery case, demanding several federal agencies disclose whether they knew the FBI had uncovered the corruption before the Obama administration in 2010 approved a controversial uranium deal with Moscow. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the committee chairman, gets his first chance to raise the issue in public on Wednesday when he questions Attorney General Jeff Sessions during an oversight hearing. Aides said the committee had sent requests for information to 10 federal agencies involved in the Russian uranium approvals. The committee is discussing other bipartisan requests to make in the coming days,
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Barack Obama, the pay-to-play president, cut a deal with Russia shortly after taking office. The FBI investigated, but mysteriously dropped the case according to the Hill. From the Hill: Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews. Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry
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