What’s Current: Orlando shooter reportedly a regular at Pulse

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Omar Mateen, who shot and killed 49 people at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, was, reportedly, a regular at the club and had exchanged messages with at least one gay man on a gay dating app. “It’s the same guy,” Chris Callen, told the Canadian Press. “He’s been going to this bar for at least three years.”

On a different note, Trump suggests that Obama was involved in the Orlando shooting. Cool story, bro.

Students at Stanford protest Brock Turner’s light sentence at graduation ceremony.

A Dutch woman convicted in Qatar after reporting her own rape was finally released on Monday, after being held for three months. Global News reports:

“The woman, on a vacation with a friend, went out for drinks at a hotel bar in the Qatari capital in mid-March, lawyer Brian Lokollo previously told The Associated Press.

While at the bar, she believes someone “messed with her drink” and her memory became hazy, Lokollo said. She later awoke alone, her clothes torn and the victim of a rape, he said.

She was immediately detained after reporting the attack, Lokollo said. She previously appeared three times in court, he said…

The woman faced an adultery charge for having sex out of wedlock.”

Vancouver! Today at 5:30pm we’ll be at City Hall, demanding Mayor Gregor Robertson and the Vancouver Police Department enforce the new laws criminalizing johns.

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