PHOTOS: Protest at Pulse after trial verdict

By : Maia Monet
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After Noor Salman was found not guilty on all charges today, protesters made their feelings on the verdict known at Pulse. As cars passed by honking their support, the protesters stood stoically and silently carrying signs that read “We will not let hate win.”

More photos after the jump below.

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Prosecutors: Pulse Nightclub shooter intended to attack Disney Springs

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando nightclub shooter intended to attack Disney World’s shopping and entertainment complex by hiding a gun in a stroller but became spooked by police and instead chose the gay club as his target, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Prosecutors revealed those details during their closing arguments in the trial of Noor Salman, the widow of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen. Salman, 31, is accused of helping her husband in the attack that killed 49 people in 2016. She is charged with obstruction and providing material support to a terrorist organization and faces up to life in prison if convicted.

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Pulse gunman’s father was FBI informant

By : Michael K. Lavers OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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The father of the gunman who killed 49 people inside the Pulse nightclub had been an FBI informant for more than a decade.

The Orlando Sentinel on Monday reported attorneys for the gunman’s widow, Noor Salman, disclosed in testimony and court filings that Seddique Mateen was an informant at “various points” between January 2015 and June 2016.

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Federal trial begins for wife of Pulse nightclub shooter

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Opening statements at her federal trial Wednesday outlined contrasting portraits of the widow of the man who shot and killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Florida.

Noor Salman, a 31-year-old mother, is charged with aiding and abetting her husband, Omar Mateen, in planning the 2016 attack on the Pulse nightclub.

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Jury selection in Pulse nightclub shooting trial enters second day

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jury selection continues for the second day in the federal trial of a woman whose husband killed 49 people at Pulse nightclub.

Noor Salman is charged with aiding and abetting her husband, Omar Mateen. She’s pleaded not guilty.

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Officials: Shooter’s widow knew he would do ‘something bad’

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Investigators say the widow of the man who killed dozens of people at a gay nightclub in Florida knew her husband “was going to do something bad” before the attack.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that a statement written by an FBI agent and signed by Noor Salman says that she was in denial that her husband, Omar Mateen, could hurt other people when he left their home with guns and ammunition.

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Security firm says it had nothing to do with Pulse gunman

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – A British conglomerate being sued by survivors of the Florida nightclub shooting says it had nothing to do with the gunman’s “terrible actions,” according to a response to the lawsuit filed this week.

G4S PLC says it never directly employed gunman Omar Mateen as a security guard; its subsidiary, G4S Secure Solutions, did. The conglomerate argued in the response filed Aug. 21 that it should be dropped from the lawsuit.

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Defense team for Pulse shooter’s widow receives warning

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge has warned the legal team defending the widow of the Pulse nightclub shooter not to miss any more court deadlines.

U.S. District Court Judge Paul G. Byron decided Thursday not to sanction lawyers defending Noor Salman after they explained why they missed an Aug. 1 deadline to present expert witnesses.

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Pulse gunman’s wife plans to say she suffered PTSD

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The wife of the shooter in the Pulse massacre plans to say she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder when she goes on trial next year, according to court documents.

Noor Salman intends to present a defense that shows she suffered a mental condition that has a bearing on the issue of guilt, according to the documents filed last week.

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Judge won’t dismiss count against Pulse gunman’s wife

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – A federal judge won’t dismiss an obstruction charge against the wife of the man who massacred 49 people at Pulse nightclub.

The judge denied a request from Noor Salman July 18 to dismiss one of the two criminal charges she faces.

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Pulse lawsuit against employer, wife moved to state court

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – A lawsuit brought by victims of the Pulse massacre against the gunman’s employer and wife was withdrawn from federal court and filed in state court in South Florida March 27.

Attorneys for 61 Pulse victims and family members of those killed filed the lawsuit in state court in Palm Beach County, just days after a federal judge said in an order that he doubted federal court was the proper jurisdiction for the case.

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Wife of Pulse shooter may be charged with aiding and abetting (updated)

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Seven months and four days ago, the worst gun massacre on American soil happened in our own backyard. The shooter – who we don’t like to name here – took the lives of 49 (later 50) people, injuring dozens of others.

Today, the New York Times is reporting that authorities have arrested the shooter’s wife, Noor Salman, who has since relocated to San Francisco. “A person familiar with details of the arrest said Ms. Salman was charged with obstruction,” the Times reports. Local news outlet WESH-2 News reported that she assisted the shooter by driving him around to assist him in committing the crime.

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