Orlando killer was ‘regular’ at gay club
A number of possible explanations and motives for the bloodbath have emerged, with Mateen having professed allegiance to Islamic State (IS), his ex wife saying he was mentally ill, and others suggesting he was driven by a hatred of gays.
The picture grew more complex as patrons of hypervenom orange and black the Pulse nightclub came forward to say that they had seen the 29 year old American born Muslim there a number of times, and that he had been using gay dating apps.
While still operating as Wackenhut in 2007, the company lost security contracts at 10 nuclear power plants run by Exelon Corp. The orange soccer cleats termination came after a Wackenhut employee at the Peach Bottom plant in Pennsylvania videotaped fellow security guards frequently sleeping on the job and turned the tapes over to a TV station.
In Florida, G4S has faced allegations of inadequate training and screening of workers in some of its juvenile residential centres.
Lawrence Marraffino, a Gainesville attorney who filed two lawsuits against the state and G4S Youth Services unit in 2009 and 2012, said he found high turnover and low pay among employees orange soccer cleats at the facilities.
Because G4S does not want to lose potential employees, it did not do extensive checks on those involved in the lawsuits, he said.
pretty desperate to hire people, Mr Marraffino said. would just get records from their prior employers without doing law enforcement checks.
G4S defended its handling of Mateen.
The company said he underwent a detailed screening process when he was recruited in 2007 and again in 2013 during a periodic review process with adverse findings. It also mentioned that Mateen underwent a review by a US law enforcement agency in 2013 without anything troublesome being reported.
US president Barack Obama will travel to Orlando tomorrow to pay respects to the victims of last weekend nightclub shooting and to stand in solidarity with the community as it embarks on recovery.
Press secretary Josh Earnest did not provide any more details about the trip.
Mr Obama had cancelled what was to be his first campaign event with presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the wake of the shooting at a gay nightclub that killed 49 and wounded dozens more.
The role of consoler in chief is not a new one for Mr Obama, who has travelled to Newtown, Connecticut, Charleston, South Carolina, and other places to meet with families who have lost loved ones to gun violence.
He has called the Orlando massacre an act of terrorism and an act of hate. He noted that the site of the shooting was more than a nightclub, calling it a place where people came to raise awareness, speak their minds, and advocate for their civil rights.
Mr Obama has met with his National Security Council to get an update on the US led orange soccer cleats campaign against the Islamic State (IS) group.
He was expected to get an update on the investigation into the Orlando massacre and whether shooter Omar Mateen was inspired by the group or other international networks.
He was also briefed on the effort to prevent what the White House describes as wolf attacks. He says thwarting those attacks is as difficult as fighting IS in the battlefield in Iraq and Syria.
The gathering of top officials at the Treasury Department was scheduled before Sunday mass shooting.
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