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"steve gomez" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"August fifth and it's not such a good morning of course in the aftermath of a the two mass shootings yesterday el Paso Texas twenty people killed a few hours later nine people killed two separate shootings two separate gunmen we are waiting for a press conference saw from Dayton Ohio we're shooting number to happen the mayor nan Whaley will be giving a press conference which we're gonna go to and that will be covering her remarks in the mean time I want to talk to I'm Steve Gomez we've had before ABC news contributor also former FBI special agent in charge of counterterrorism here and not Los Angeles all right Steve the first thing first well thanks for joining us yeah and that the first thing we think of I'm assuming is the reports after the facts of the reports is motive I want you to comment on that why that's so important well good morning bill and great to be on again I really enjoy your show soap motive very important one because if you have but the fact that still alive and in custody as is the case in el Paso you could have a court case so are you need to be able to establish the motive and that have all the evidence put together a very methodical manner that way it can be presented in court and the suspect can be successfully prosecuted and and you know sent to jail or in this case I think you might even because of death penalty and and after what he did I think most people would agree with that that kind of result if he's proven guilty so that's important don't have to worry about that issue in Dayton the law enforcement officers there did an amazing job I mean my gosh thirty seconds and they talk about that that that then we could talk about you know that how that went down but the motive is also important from the lessons learned standpoint law enforcement the public the media we all need to know what happened why did this happen what was the motive so we can learn from that and hopefully prevent the next attack from occurring so there's a lot that goes into understand the motive and that is very valuable for all of us the term K. I. terrorism domestic even handle I'm sorry to interrupt the news conference from the all right and Waleed hopefully back to speak okay mayor of Dayton Ohio early as five AM this morning and I'm glad you're here for this eleven o'clock briefing anything right with me city manager sorry sixteen then city commissioner Chris Shaw from the date foundation Michelle lovely obviously chief Richard.
Former FBI Special Agent Steve Gomez gives insight into recent mass shootings
"Hello this problem if you look at both of these cases this is mental illness these are really people that are very very seriously mentally ill I was president from yesterday weighing in on the two mass shootings in el Paso and date and he's scheduled to address the nation at seven this morning errors on a time will carry it live here on K. T. A. R. news and as Jamie mentioned we're being joined by Steve Gomez former FBI special agent in charge Steve some people blame guns others blame violence in video games and movies social media politicians in the NRA your expert it what do you why are we seeing more mass shootings now I think it's a combination of a number of things the internet for sure between the internet and social media there is a lot of material and that that these types of individuals are able to digest and they already have a deranged ideology from from probably going way back I mean this is the kind of ideology that kind of starts early in it early age and that just perpetuates the internet provides all that material so it can continue to grow and lead them towards some type of an attack apart when the tax like you've just seen in the last year three it three in one week I mean my gosh that that that the same it is but but but I also have to point to several years ago there terrorist organisation ISIS put out a message to their followers especially the followers here in the US they said don't travel to the Middle East stay where you are and kill where you are using whatever means possible gun nice car all of that the the try to simplify it for their followers don't join with other people just do it and the lone person and that was to prevent law enforcement from detecting that they started to commit those types of attacks and in some way I mean there's no empirical evidence on this but I believe that that set an example a horrible example for all these other people that are not ISIS followers but or people that want to go out and you know commit some kind of violent attack to get public notoriety and that's what we're seeing it it's a combination of those things I think the gun issue or problem as well we could talk about that but but it's a multitude of aspects of what we're dealing with in our society is it possible that these people don't feel isolated in a way and by joining in on social media or the these websites from eight chan by the way being blamed as well that they feel like they're not alone and it it gives the feeling of joining something bigger than themselves which is something they haven't felt their whole life exactly that you say that because that is exactly what ISIS told their followers they told their followers go out and kill people and pledge allegiance and then isis the organization said that they would claim they're sold them as soldiers move they're caught so it's it's it's very similar to that and I think you but you're right on target there these people you know whether they are white supremacists or they're just having a bad day they want to be an active shooter they are you know some kind of domestic terrorist individual they are all now seeing other people doing that kind of an attack and is it okay don good to join it he Steve I I don't mean that are up but we are just at a time the ultimate question what can we do to stop this from happening again is a multi pronged response so first I believe that law enforcement has to really focus on this problem we got to make sure you know from the local state and federal level you got to put the resources that we got a look at the laws to ensure that the FBI and federal agencies can collect information on these types of you know domestic terrorist groups this implementation I can tell you I always work and supervised domestic terrorism cases so there are some limitations that we really have to loosen that up just like we did after nine eleven I think we got a look at the gun laws hi I am not in favor of assault rifles being out there I think they should be banned I think we should be given us about maybe a six month period a certain amount of time where people have to turn in their assault rifles when that's done you at least one person to go out and get those guns all right thank you very much have to take a look at social media all right thanks a lot Steve Steve Gomez former FBI agent in charge and a U. N. B. A. B. C. news
Multiple fatalities in shooting at WalMart in El Paso, Texas
"Armed officers running through the shopping mall as they try to get this scene under control in el Paso were multiple people have been shot and killed the Walmart has issued a statement expressing it shock the governor of Texas has issued his thoughts and prayers but does this scant information comes from the mayor and the police which believe there are maybe one shooter but up multiple suspects arrested and multiple fatalities multiple people shot and killed there in el Paso Brad Garrett formally the FBI and now a an ABC news contributor is is on with us Brad I I mean a rather of let's go to Steve Gomez formerly of the FBI in an ABC news contributor in its own right Steve as the authorities try to get a handle on this they're they're going to have to go through the entire mall I would imagine in order to be convinced that the scene is safe exactly there's there's so much despair information that we've been receiving which means that that thing kind of information is being received by law enforcement so out of an abundance of caution they are going to be sure that they have a good perimeter set up around the mall around Walmart and whatever other nearby area and then they're gonna go into each shop each quality each room one by one and in a methodical manner to make sure that there is nobody hiding in that in that whole area there and and and that's the complication with reports of multiple suspect and the war reports of multiple gunshot if that's the kind of information that they are receiving from the witnesses that they have been providing information that it it takes some time fortunately to really get a handle on what is happening but that's what they have to do they have to be methodical about it because you know the worst case scenario is that you don't go through that process I need somebody gets away there are multiple people that have been shot and killed at a Walmart and shopping mall in el Paso Texas and a a police officer has told us that there is at least one shooter in custody but other suspects that have also been arrested there is no longer an active shooting scene we're told by there are officers that have been seen running through the mall as they try to clear it to render it safe and we're not sure exactly what how many people at this stage have been shot and killed shot and injured we have seen a number of images of people with blood on their faces and running for for cover as people were just out shopping in a mall and a Walmart on a Saturday afternoon when the gunfire rang out we know the FBI and the a TF are on their way is the federal government contributes resources the White House says the president has been briefed the governor of Texas has offered his thoughts and prayers but officers in el Paso were the ones that are primarily responding right now to this scene and the officers with el Paso police have advised anybody to stay away from the mall certainly understandable the democratic presidential candidate battle Rourke represented all Paso said the shooting was truly heartbreaking Leon Castro the other Texan of the race is also he expressed his outrage at the shooting as all manner of politicians now come to respond but mainly the work is with the police and the law enforcement officials who are trying to render the mall safe we have seen images of armed officers running through the shopping mall running through that Walmart as they try to get a handle on exactly what happened and how many people have been shot and killed we do know that it's multiple and at one person at least is in custody maybe others after this rampage of the shopping mall in el Paso Texas I'm Erin could her ski your listening to live coverage from ABC news Brad Garrett formally the FBI now ABC news contributor is on with us now as this shopping mall is that the scene of the latest mass shooting in the country bred up in and it's it's so insidious because it people just walking around going shopping on a Saturday afternoon right and that sort of the sums up mass shootings as far as I'm concerned because by and large they're soft targets like a mall like a school I'll like a place of employment where you know they're not designed to be presto deal and or or foreboding together to go to and so as a result it's sort of for lack of words sort of open season for would be Nash shooters to go to these locations it in so that you know the sad reality Erin is that you're you're mistaken a stop shooters like this you know what you know about them in advance now no longer Forsman obviously it's one of the many things are doing right now is the shooter what his background do we know anything about it which is not in excess but always been our fear for years that you know one mass shooting could potentially trigger another only because of the mindset of
El Paso police say multiple people killed in shooting at shopping mall
"We're waiting to find out more from el Paso Texas where multiple people have been shot and killed according to the mayor and suspects are in custody Steve it is unusual it appears if there are multiple shooters if the suspects that are in custody include multiple shooters that would be unusual usually these things are carried out by a lone gunman yes that we're we've been typically seeing only a a solo gunmen and in this case if there's more than one it doesn't sound that we know how many but more than one either you have a conspiracy which means that the planned this out bay it's somewhat organized we don't know how organized but just having to people as opposed to one means that there is organization and planning that goes with it and and and clearly they were able to commit the attack and they tell they can even be of more than one location which makes this even the little more complicated for the for the law enforcement agencies in fact police in el Paso said they're searching multiple scenes primarily the Walmart in el Paso but apparently there's also was seen at a at a mall of the shopping plaza there there is no active shooter currently according to police but police have said they have not yet rendered the scene safe Brad Garrett formally the FBI now an ABC news law enforcement contributors also with us what is that mean Brad if they they're confident there's no active shooter why is the scene not save because of think about where you are in your in your in a mall multiple stores in multiple places for people to hide explosives would be head wound so he you know part of that is is a safety do well in the end that's the obvious thing to call until you're actually the clear that there is nothing else involved they meet feel totally comfortable that one one one shooter in custody custody is there only that guy but until they figure that out you're gonna treat this is still a lackey see also people in line there and that you know in making comments about multiple currencies that may or may not be true in other words let's say that the bag I ran to the mall or the police are chasing somebody to the mall it's unrelated to the shooting sh so we'll have to see how that soldier they could have multiple locations on Moshi Jesse knows that that sort of Kennedy that this point right in the Walmart there in el Paso seems to be the prime location it's a recent addition to the shopping mall world this unfolded el Paso's oldest and one of the most popular in fact the of the the balls pretty popular with Mexican Taurus to do their shopping on the US side of the border that take their goods back to Mexico and in the last what our or to the scene of the latest Nash shooting in this country the mayor of el Paso has confirmed now to ABC news there are multiple fatalities and suspects in custody how many suspects is not immediately clear but the we do have some indication that it's multiple whether it's more than one shooter we're not sure ABC news chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas is with us from Washington on what he knows Pierre it's a very dangerous situation federal authorities were initially told that there might be again fog of war potential moldable shooter that's why there's so much concern about the the first responders even though they may have reports again of a person in custody a law enforcement officials were concerned again that there were multiple shooters also I was told by a number sources that there were multiple people injured multiple people injured they were concerned about giving the actual number because it was so early in the situation but again the possibility of multiple shooters possibility of multiple multiple people injured we expected to federal authorities will be joining the local authorities to help assess the situation give them support as needed as you reported a TF is on the scene we expect to be on to be asked to participate as well again that these situations have been very much on the mind of local and federal law enforcement the recently because of the spate of active shooter instant we've been having across the country one organization that monitors thing say that we've had more than two hundred such incidents so far this year were more than four people have been shot in a single sitting so Congress ongoing situation very dangers and unfortunately part of a trend that we're seeing national and here as you were reporting this we were seen the images of some of those injured people being taken off basically on on on Rolling tables through the mall people covered in blood we we know that I know you mentioned that they want to give an exact number but some of the initial reports we were hearing that more than a dozen people were injured we see a woman here clearly you she she has she's covered in blood here this is just one of the many victims we understand at the shooting this is an ongoing situation right now Pierre but let's talk about where this gunman targeted it's a mall there's a Walmart there it's a summer Saturday the mall was filled with people as we see more images coming in from eye witnesses mall police el Paso police running through the mall clearly there were several people here several targets fear well and this is what one would call a soft target again we know nothing about motive it could be work place it could be terrorism could be any number of things we just don't know yet but in these situations what the law enforcement their standard protocol now is to find the shooter or shooters and to prevent more carnage and then they try to get the root the first responders in there to assist those who have been injured but it's it's a nightmare scenario you have a close Saturday morning people are shopping a potentially getting prepared for back to school at all sorts of things and you so much so that with a gun it is this an area of law enforcement unfortunately the train for but it is a situation is extremely dangerous so I can only imagine those images that your three top our chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas speaking a moment ago to my colleague Tom Yanis on the ABC news television network as we continue our coverage here on the radio I'm Erin to Turkey we are joined by Steve Gomez and Brad Garrett both formerly of the FBI and now ABC news law enforcement contributors Steve let's pick up on the on the theme that that that up here we sharing the idea of a shopping mall as a soft target or Walmart it is scenario for law enforcement officials always very scary and we've been in law enforcement and very concerned about the malls because depending on the season at the time of day or night yeah a mall can be heavily crowded large crowds which means a lot of people and if somebody's looking to commit the tack and to you know arm as many people as possible a mall is going to be a perfect location for them some mauls have more security than others under a lot of entrances and exits there could there could be a lot of chaos there there tend to be a lot of security guards in some places and and cameras and so on but still it's so wide open and that's one of the difficulties with malls in the Walmart especially you you got a lot of people that go to Walmart large lot of crowd and got a lot of files which makes it very difficult to detect the suspect or suspects and in fact police in el Paso have said they are convince now there is no longer an active shooting situation there after multiple fatalities multiple people shot but they have not yet become convinced that the scene is secure as they continue to go through the Walmart which seems to be the primary shooting scene and then the rest of the shopping mall the the oldest that they get a Vista shopping mall the oldest and in el Paso frequented by Mexican Taurus often to do their shopping than go back across the border as it's still very much an active scene this is one you have reached from ABC news I'm Erin could Turkey multiple people have been shot and killed at a shopping mall in el Paso much of the gun fire appears to have taken place inside a Walmart at a mall popular with Mexican tourists and American citizens alike the shopping mall is el Paso's oldest and one of its busiest it came under fire earlier this afternoon by one may be more gunman stories in el Paso have confirmed to us there are multiple suspects in custody but it's not clear there are multiple shooters were still waiting for the police to give us some more information a TF is on its way other agencies undoubtedly will respond later this afternoon but we do know now according to the mayor of el Paso multiple people have been shot and killed after a Walmart and a shopping mall came under
"steve gomez" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Rura theater, shooting Platte canyon arapahoe high. Most recently the woman who forced the closure of hundreds of Colorado schools with her threats now yesterday's deadly. Shooting at stem school highlands ranch. What the heck is going on in Colorado ABC news security contributor and former FBI agent Steve Gomez joins us now with his take. Steve welcome. Thanks for coming on. Does it all back to Columbine? Well, I think that Columbine is definitely something that the attackers are thinking about maybe they're motivated by it. This is just something that we are seeing with a lot of different attacks in the most recent example, of basically copycats Oregon sprays that's derived from it is the New Zealand town where that attacker had the video live streaming and anyone could see the guy shooting and so on and as well as a lengthy letter about why he was doing to inspire others, and then you had the Sri Lanka attack, the Jewish synagogue down in San Diego. There was plot out in LA. I mean within a month period there were a number of attack. Same thing happening here. I would suspect is that Columbine which which was very significant within our society here in the US. Has this same kind of motivation for some of these people that wanna go out and kill people. So Steve it's a question. I ask all the time of experts like you, what are we missing in this that we can't not getting prevent these from happening. Why do we keep having these besides the copycat piece that were missing? Well, the school district the communities law enforcement, they really have to take this, you know, and and and really be serious about how they're going to address its first of all the communities, and the parents and the students out there they have to recognize that this can happen at your school. I can't tell you how many kids my daughter's in high school. So I talked to her friends all the time. I talked to other kids all the time. And usually the response I get when we talked to them about another attack that occurred someplace else is that this could never happen at our school. They got to get past that they have to start thinking along the lines of if you're on social media. And you hear see some rhetoric that is concerning. Whether it's somebody talking about suicide or or talking about hurting people are killing people, and they got a gun or something like that that that's a red flag. You got you got a raise somebody. You also have some systems in place to do threat assessments at the schools. So if school district here about some information about it. A problem student or somebody that these red flag they've gotta have steps to take an order to try to help that person put them in jail, but it try to help them. And obviously they have a problem. So they got they got to have some discussions. They got to talking to the parents, and so on so you gotta have those systems in place there. My my daughter's school they actually have anonymous tip line where it goes through a nap ticket sentiment formation about somebody doesn't come back to the student. I know that issue. I mean, people don't want to be considerate. You know, hate us. No terms niche, right? We never used that in the FBI. But they just don't want to be, you know, deep you'd that way. But that anonymous tip line is a way that you get information. And then the school can take action. He is a former FBI special agent now ABC news security contributor, Steve Gomez. Thank you, Steve. And of course, we have to tell here are tip.
"steve gomez" Discussed on WTVN
"School shooting in Colorado officials say to people opened fire inside a charter school killing eighteen year old male and wounding eight others before they were apprehended have two suspects in custody. I'm not releasing their names at this point. We're verifying their age. We believe we have one adult male and one juvenile male Douglas county sheriff Tony spurlock says own those injured were students fifteen years and older area. Hospital say two are in serious condition when a stable the rest have been released stem school highlands ranch is about seven miles from Columbine high school ABC news contributor and former FBI agent Steve Gomez federal magistrate judge in way, too often more than we ever saw ten years ago twenty years ago, there are a lot of factors that are play the internet so media bullying on social media says its prayers are with those affected by the shooting. The defense department says twenty two year old specialist Mogole homes from hinesville Georgia dined yesterday and NAR NAR. Go heart Nangarhar province Afghanistan of wounds sustained from a non combat incident federal judges setting conditions for the possible. Release of Coast Guard Lieutenant. Accused of stockpiling weapons and plotting to kill prominent figures cetera magistrate judge in Maryland requiring that if Lieutenant Christopher Hassen is to be released he stayed with his father in law in Virginia. The judge also said he wants hasn't home his father in law's and parents homes to all be put up as bail and said has would be subject to GPS monitoring and other conditions as part of his release hasn't will not be out of custody yet is he must meet all the conditions. I and prosecutors are expected to appeal Mark ABC news markets took a tumble today. The Dow closing down more than four hundred seventy three points. You're listening to ABC news. News Radio six ten WTVN. Ellison Wyant some new legislation unanimously passed by Columbus city council this.
"steve gomez" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"I'm Daria Albinger, another deadly school shooting in Colorado officials say to people opened fire inside a charter school killing eighteen year old male and wounding eight others before they were apprehended have two suspects in custody. I'm not releasing their names at this point. We're verifying their age. We believe we have one adult male and one juvenile male Douglas county sheriff Tony spurlock says all those injured were students fifteen years and older area. Hospital say two are in serious condition when a stable the rest have been released stem school highlands ranch is about seven miles from Columbine high school ABC news contributor and former FBI agent Steve Gomez federal magistrate judge way. Too often more than we ever saw ten years ago twenty years ago, there are a lot of factors that are at play the internet so media bullying on social media says its prayers are with those affected by the shooting. The defense department says twenty two year old specialist Mogole homes from hinesville Georgia dined yesterday and NAR NAR. Gohar Nangarhar province Afghanistan of wounds sustained from a non combat incident federal judges setting conditions for the possible. Release of a Coast Guard Lieutenant. Accused of stockpiling weapons and plotting to kill prominent figures that are magistrate judge in Maryland requiring that if Lieutenant Christopher hasn't is to be released he stayed with his father in law in Virginia. The judge also said he wants hasn't home his father in law's an parents homes to all be put up as bail and said hasn't would be subject to GPS monitoring and other conditions as part of his release hasn't will not be out of custody yet is he must meet all the conditions. I and prosecutors are expected to appeal Mark Remillard, ABC news markets took a tumble today. The Dow closing down more than four hundred seventy three points. You're listening to ABC news missing. This is NewsRadio eight forty wage S, your news now a federal judge has questioned the attorneys on both sides of the teacher sickout subpoena case Kentucky's attorney general is asking the judge to.
"steve gomez" Discussed on KOMO
"Partners that K M G H speaking with parents who have been instructed to go to a nearby rec center to reunite with their kids and some have some heaven. But evidently scary, and you can hear it in the tone of the voice that that parents have been waiting now for word after shots rang out about an hour ago at the stem academy just south of Denver. This is a charter school where multiple people are said to have been shot with the FBI and the ATF or assisting the Douglas county sheriff's office in responding. We've been told that two suspects are in custody with a third being engaged by the police who have also been going floor by Florida try and clear that school as they follow the active shooter protocol that has become all too familiar in this country. Steve Gomez, formerly of the FBI. Now, ABC news contributor on these law enforcement matters Steve to. To to talk to you a little bit about the the latest active shooter information that that has been coming from the FBI to to say that this kind of thing is is happening rather frequently. Yes. It is happening way too often more than we ever saw ten years ago twenty years ago, e there are a lot of factors that are at play the internet. So so media, bullying on social media. There are mental health issues that are affecting you know, Americans all over the country. The there are issues with hoping that people just don't know how to cope and the way they cope is they bring a gun to school or to to a place where there is a crowd and they start shooting. And that's that's what we are saying, and it it's getting worse. Unfortunately, Steve Gomez, formerly the FBI and now in ABC news contributor, and that's ABC's. Aaron Katersky per fighting anchored coverage of the school shooting in Colorado. It's south of Denver and just southeast of Columbine happening at a stem school. We'll of course, keep an ear on ABC's coverage for the duration of this incident. We know at least two victims have been wounded. We don't know the extent of their injuries that we are. Watching live images from the ABC affiliate in Denver, and we see many police officers and eight units as well responding to the school..
"steve gomez" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"An army veteran was well on his way to committing several. Mass casualty attacks in California. A man Washington says is the rightful president Venezuela's urging supporters to take to the streets today saying he has key military units behind him disturbing. Revelations about a potential hit list revealed in the trial of Lawrence teen accused of decapitating a classmate and President Trump sues Deutsche Bank, Capital One to keep the banking giants from complying with congressional records requests. Who are tough story to hateful and violent men in California. Both revealed murderous intents and online postings won the nineteen year old accused in the fatal shooting at a synagogue outside. San Diego was able to follow through with his plans. The other an army that accused of planning several mass casualty attacks were stopped dead in his tracks by federal investigators for look at how the people charged with keeping our country safe identify track. Hopefully catch potential mass murderers joined now by Steve Gomez. He's a former FBI agent security analyst for ABC news. Thanks for joining us. Steve. Thanks for having me on Steve what exactly led investigators to army vet Mark, Stephen Domingo? Well, looks like he was online. Posting violent rhetoric talking about wanting to commit an attack and kill Americans on the internet, and the FBI there there were there was a source that was watching and saw that kind of rhetoric and then engaged in a online conversation with Domingo's to try to figure out if he was real if he was, you know, actually wanting to kill Americans and to commit an attack and and from there the investigation took off and sure enough he he wanted to commit an attack. He wanted to kill people. And he looks like he was initially thinking about maybe a drive-by shooting and he had multiple firearms one assault weapon that he had in his possession. So he could have done that. But he decided to go with a bomb multiple explosive devices, and that's kind of what allowed the FBI and the JT f- to introduce some undercovers and develop the evidence needed to to arrest them. Steve. What does it take for investigators to start surveilling these potential mass murders based on their online postings, and what point can action be taken? Well, the, you know, it starts with the information that the suspect excuse me posts online lead in, you know, continue that kind of conversation, and they're basically trying to figure out, you know, do you how much do they wanna do? How far are they willing to go in this case this individual actually took the steps when he figured out? He wanted to acquire a bomb to end and blow up people. He actually went out and purchased a huge amount of of nails three three inch nails saying that the nails would be able to penetrate, the body and puncture organs inside the bodies. So it's stuff like that. When he's saying those types of things specific things that allows the investigation to go to the next step that those are what we call overt act where the suspect is actually taking steps over to act in furtherance of in this case material support for terrorism and those over to action that evidence as it's being collected is being presented to. Prosecutor where they get to the point where they say, okay, we have enough to charge individual. And and once that happens, then then it's game over they take them down and arrest them. Now, Steve mentioned there were also some frightening posts from the nineteen year old who is now in custody, charged with that shooting at the synagogue outside San Diego from an investigative standpoint could something anything have been done different in that case. This is classic cases to compare to one another. So depending on how much information that it that nineteen year old in San Diego on was posting its in a question of who saw that information. Where was that information being posted? Did anyone ever look at it? And we'll notify law enforcement and take it seriously. You know in the case of of Domingo that somebody did detect it and they moved quickly. So it's a it's just one of those things what we have to alert the public to notify law enforcement. If they see that kind of rhetoric, and then you have to hope that law enforcement is going to see that rhetoric taken seriously move as fast as possible like they did here in the Los Angeles. And and take that law enforcement action that we're talking about to prevent that from happening it it's very difficult though. I think a lot of people sometimes think, well, this person must have mental issues, and so on and is just a spouse ING crazy rhetoric when you know, e-, even if that's the case, you gotta give it a fair, look, and let law enforcement decide whether that is somebody who's actually going to go through with an attack or not no downside in passing information like that onto law enforcement. No, no downside at all. All if people are thinking. Wow. You know, I don't want to be somebody who's going around talking to people telling on somebody. And and you know, and and, you know, maybe, you know, maybe law enforcement is not going to believe me someone that's not that we're not living in that world anymore. I mean, we're we've had too many attacks especially houses of worship think about it. In the last month worldwide, we had a tax on a mosque in New Zealand on multiple churches, Christian churches in Sri Lanka, and now the synagogue attack. And I gotta tell you I've been I've been analyzing every one of these situations and they've all been playing on each other. I mean, you know, it's almost like the attack in New Zealand triggered the attack in Sri Lanka. And then, you know, then you've got the synagogue one. They're all referencing it in their writings and their letters and so on so it they're playing on each other. We got to consider that. And houses of worship really have to start thinking about, you know, maybe some type of security plan that they need to have. It's a big problem. And at this point the public has to recognize. That they they gotta talk law enforcement. If they see something something, we should all keep in mind. All right. Steve Gomez, formerly at the FBI now for ABC news. Steve thanks so much for joining us..
"steve gomez" Discussed on KOMO
"Even some Democrats supported it. And the measure passed will wash tells komo's she was just trying to make a point and with Democrats supporting it, she knew she was set up union reps in the wings handing off notes suggesting to Senator Peiser that she support the amendment suggesting Senator Donna that she actually get up and speak in support said amendments, those nurses started a petition online demanding walls work, a twelve hour nursing shift to see how hard they really work. They say they don't want to be limited to those eight hour shifts, though, organizer Juliana Benda's. Jason. Two. And as of this morning close to six hundred thousand people have signed that petition. Carleen johnson. Komo news. Komo news time twelve thirty seven with close to three hundred people dead and five hundred people injured after those coordinated attacks in Sri Lanka Easter Sunday. Now, the investigation begins into how such a thing could have happened and what to do next joining us on the KOMO news line is ABC news security contributor, Steve Gomez, who is the FBI agent in charge of the US response to to the two thousand eight terror attack in Mumbai, India good afternoon. Afternoon. How're you doing doing? Well, it's been a day and a half since the attack. What's the main focus for investigators right now? Well, right now, they wanna make sure that there are no other explosive devices that are sitting around that the multiple cities and locations can't have any more deaths or injuries. So and we keep hearing about their other devices potential devices, and their neutralizing those all that it's cleaned up. Then the investigation as to who these suicide bombers were is going to be fast and furious Dany to figure out their identities where they're from who they're connected to because an operation like this type of an attack. It's highly sophisticated highly planned, there are probably people that are mastermind that were coordinating this operation that were funding it, and and they're alive. They're out there somewhere we saw this with the Mumbai attack where there were actual operational planners. And and people that were coordinating their movements during the attack may not be the same in this situation. But the fact is there are probably people that are out there that were part of. Planning this, and they need to go figure out who those people are and figuring out. This is the suicide bombers in their profile, and they were everything is all that. Now, Steve our intelligence agencies better prepared to investigate a coordinated attack. Like what we saw here in what you saw in two thousand eight in Mumbai yet. Absolutely. Because this type of coordination requires people with expertise, but bombmakers for instance, I mean, you had multiple explosive devices that actually worked they went off. And and sometimes, you know, we've seen it in the past that we're some explosive devices. They don't go off. And so in this case, they all work. So you have a good bombmaker out there and eat having multiple locations. You gotta have communications you gotta have the funding. So yes, I mean, this is something where Intel agencies tracking these types of terror organizations worldwide, and they have a database. They have information they haven't they've got, you know, electric surveillance. That's going on there doing everything. And now they're going to tap into all that kind of information as the investigation, and we know at least a few dozen non Lankan's were killed in the attack, including several Americans. Does that complicate the investigation or all of these government's gonna want their own people on the ground? Well, typically in this case similar to what we saw with Mumbai, the Sri Lankan government is they have the lead on this investigation. And in the US. I mean, we have a legal Shays that are that are out there. They're based entry long or India the nearby countries as well as the other countries that have citizens that were affected by this attack. So there's gonna be a level of coordination. That's occurring with the relaunch government and their law enforcement authorities, and and they're going to be providing support and intelligence as much as they can and whatever the government needs. They are going to be getting it from at least the US government and probably the other governments that are affected by this. Steve Gomez with us on KOMO news security contributor for ABC news and a former special agent for the FBI. Komo news.
"steve gomez" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"News on ninety two three FM. I'm Jim Sharpe, you're listening. Arizona's morning news coming up terror in New Zealand is also on the flu. The bullet shells soul mini, hundreds at survivor describing a horrific scene. It's our top story. And here's Jamie, west dozens shot to death at two mosques in what's being called New Zealand's darkest day. KTAR Jeremy foster is live with the very latest. Yeah. Three people in custody. So far, Jamie. The only one though charged with murder the gunman. He's streamed a live video of that attack on social media as he opened fire indiscriminately, former FBI, special agent ABC news consultant, Steve Gomez, says the streaming reveal something about the motive behind the attack is so is that these suspects really wanted to glamorize and show to the whole world what they were doing. Unfortunately, we're seeing this a lot more given the, you know, the social. Media and the ability to stream live Australian Prime minister Scott Morrison says the shooter left seventy four page anti immigrant manifesto in which he explained who he was and his reasoning for the attack. He said he was a twenty eight year old white Australian and a racist KTAR's. Jim cross is on his way to a local mosque. He'll have a live report at seven and coming up in about ten minutes. We'll talk to a retired FBI special agent. Brad Garret live in the news center. Jeremy foster KTAR news ABC news, chief Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas is the evidence suggests that killer in New Zealand was motivated by hate. So there is cause for concern in the US as well, Gordon to the FBI. The number of hate crimes has jumped a dramatic seventeen percent when comparing two thousand sixteen to two thousand seventeen there were more than eight thousand victims in two thousand seventeen sadly fifty eight percent were motivated by race. Twenty two percent were motivated by religion. Keep it here on KTAR for the very latest on this developing story at six thirty two. Here's detour.
"steve gomez" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Jim Sharpe. You're listening to Arizona's morning news and coming up a horrific attack on two mosques in New Zealand. I'm sixty six the to see somewhat this New Zealand forty nine people are dead. It is clear that this canal only be described as a terrorist attack. This is our top story. Here's Jayme west terror in New Zealand, unlike anything that we have experienced before dozens dead even more hurt after a terror attack on two mosques in New Zealand. Let's go live to KTAR Jim cross for the very latest Jamie shootings at two mosques in Christ's church. New Zealand forty nine dead. Fifty reportedly injured police have three suspects in custody. One of them strain, the attack on social media for more than fifteen minutes. Former FBI special agent Steve Gomez says the investigators will question the suspects about their motive, and they're probably going to want to talk to investigators want to speak about what their reasoning was for committing this attack. So they're going to get to hear about what that motive is. So that's. Very important. In addition to the fact that they are going to point the investigators to a ton of evidence probably just through their statements now man who claimed responsibility for the shootings left a seventy four page anti-immigrant manifesto, which he explained who he is and his reasoning for the attack. He says he was twenty eight year old white Australian and racist live the news center. Jim cross KTAR news ABC news chief Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas says the New Zealand terror suspect was allegedly inspired by another mass murderer the white supremacists. Who killed all those people in Norway in two thousand eleven and just last month. We had a Coast Guard Lieutenant accused of plotting to kill democratic politicians and he studied graphic as well. Keep it here on KTAR for the very latest on this developing story. It is six oh two. And we're saying good morning now to detour.
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"Two mosques and Christ Church new-zealand national police Commissioner Mike Bush said the death toll has gone up. After one of the injured died of the forty people treated pay crossed. Your little one has now passed. The total number of people have died in this horrendous event forty-nine dozens more seriously injured after shots were fired at two mosques during Friday prayers, while the suspects did stream live video of the attack on social media. Former FBI special agent at ABC news consultant Steve Gomez says he's streaming reveal something about the motive behind the attack. This is so is that these suspects really wanted to glamorize and show to the whole world what they were doing. Unfortunately, we're seeing this a lot more given the the social media and the ability to to stream live, but when when you have suspects that are doing this. It's not just about committing the violent attack. It's about trying to get a lot of attention. Unfortunately, that's what some of these suspects are into net. Livestream was supposed to the Facebook, which was almost immediately taken down by the social media platform. Elsewhere Columbus police seized enough fennel during a drug raid in the Linden area yesterday to kill four hundred. Thousand people police also seized heroin cocaine marijuana and guns at the home off Genesee avenue. Detectives took sixty one year old Kelvin Brown into custody. They charged him with several counts of illegal substance possession. Columbus city attorney's office is shut down an auto repair shop in London that was doubling as an after hours club. ABC six is Brian magic talked to both neighbors and the owner of the club what an OSCE on mock road, the club owner.
"steve gomez" Discussed on 710 WOR
"W O R forty nine people are dead after a terror attack in New Zealand today gunman opened fire during prayers at two mosques in the city of Christ Church. We have undoubtedly experienced an attack today that is unprecedented. Unlike anything that we have experienced before the prime minister, you send our Dern. She says about fifty others were injured, and they have four suspects in custody from what we know. It's does appear to have been well planned to explosive devices attached to suss speaks vehicles have now been found, and they have been designed says the suspects were not on any security watch list. Former FBI special agent Steve Gomez is one of the suspects even live streamed the attack on social media. So is that these suspects really wanted to glamorize and show to the whole world what they were doing. Unfortunately, we're seeing this a lot more given the social media and the ability to stream live, but when when you have suspects that are doing this. It's not just about committing the violent attack. It's about trying to get a lot of attention. Unfortunately, that's what some of these suspects are into police around the country, including here in New York now stepping up security at mosques Hudson yards project is set to open today. The twenty five billion dollar development includes retail shops, high rise towers four thousand apartments in a one hundred fifty foot tall, art sculpture. A new subway. Stop is already opened in the future that would more development, including an observation tower claims to offer some of the best views of the city, it will be fully complete in twenty twenty four when he could have more than a hundred and twenty five thousand residents and visitors and workers every day uniformed firefighters association. President Gerard FitzGerald is worried that Hudson yards doesn't have a firehouse..
"steve gomez" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"They've now been diffused Zealand. Police one of the people arrested was wearing an improvised explosive device on his boring in a shocking move these attacks launched during Friday prayer services came with a warning beforehand a gunman posting a video and manifesto online. Just hours before the bloodshed. It is not clear if there are any more suspects on the run former FBI special agent Steve Gomez with a look now at how this investigation will likely unfold. The most important thing is the identify those suspects and do a full investigation as fast as possible on each one of those suspects. They want to figure out what their relationship is with each other who are the people that are connected to them who help them acquire those weapons the explosive devices any money that they needed to pull this thing off, and how did they identify these two mosques to be their targets? One man now charged. With murder in the attacks and will go before a judge tomorrow. A developing story, we're going to keep you updated all morning long here at WBZ on Capitol Hill. Senators make a statement by rejecting President Trump's call for a national emergency in order to use billions of dollars to build a border wall. But it appears the president will make an even bigger statement with a four letter word veto several high profile Republicans joining the democratic rebuke of the president's attempt to skirt congress with the money move. And while this rejection was lopsided lawmakers. Admit the votes simply aren't there to override a veto five? Oh, two now at a high profile Hollywood actress is quickly becoming a Hollywood outsider. Laurie. Lachlan's career has taken a turn for the worse. Her. Employers are bailing on the TV star. It's fallout from her connection to the nationwide college admissions cheating scandal net. Flicks has fired her from fuller house and her contract with hallmark has also been torn up. Her daughter as well have both dropped out of college at USC college that mom and dad allegedly paid good money to cut the line as phony sports recruits and the foundation of Facebook is apparently crumbling before our eyes two of its top executives are hitting the road. It's crystal clear the chief product officer, Chris Cox and the head of messaging app. What's app? Chris Daniels are both leaving. But it's a little fuzzy as to why the social media giant recently announced. It's switching lanes.
"steve gomez" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"From ABC news. Sherry preston. Facing charges of filing a false. Police report empire star jussie smollet has now turned himself in in Chicago ABC's, Ryan burrow, or Chicago. Police spokesman tweeting out the Justice Mileti is under arrest. And he's in the custody of detectives police planning to hold their first briefing on the arrest and charge later this morning. This afternoon split is expected to appear in bond court is first public appearance defiantly telling the story of his alleged racist, homophobic attack on ABC's. Good Morning, America. Now police and prosecutors say that story isn't true. No francis. This morning has opened up the Vatican summit on sex abuse by priests ABC's, David Wright is in Rome. We spoke with Vincent Doyle, he's the founder of a group that offers support to the children of priests, and he gets a lot of inquiries. He has himself the son of a priest something that he learned a number of years ago after that priests had died, and he has formed this support group. He says that he's had inquiries from a hundred and seventy different countries. And one of the biggest countries is the United States. Coast guard. Lieutenant Christopher Hasson is now accused of plotting a terror attack. ABC news contributor and former FBI agent Steve Gomez, stockpile of weapons ammunition and drugs that he had at his home. This guy in my view is a ticking time bomb waiting to go off. And he actually had a target list on who he wanted to go off on and that was very chilling a long time, Donald Trump confidante is due in court today, Roger stone as a habit of mocking everything from the political process to government to the criminal Justice system. But his sense of humor may have crossed a line stone posted on Instagram photo of the judge overseeing his criminal case with a crosshairs in the upper corner. Stone apologized for the post and removed it, but the judge still ordered him into court to explain why she shouldn't provoke his bail and put stone behind bars. He's Aaron Katersky. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo now says so-called ISIS bride hold them with Don is not a US citizen. You're listening to ABC news..
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"Warning about hidden camera dangers max vast says when he arrived at his Airbnb vacation rental in Florida. He found little black boxes plugged in all over the place. But wasn't sure what they were unplugged and looks him up and found out they were they were hidden cameras. Former FBI agent and ABC news security contributor, Steve Gomez says the technology is so advanced now these cameras could be placed anywhere just want to see are there that are in a room in a property that shouldn't. Be there. He suggests immediately doing a quick check. When you arrive at your rental chick every closet every room every new cranny to see what is inside because you want to know what is in here. If I'm gonna be staying here for one night or five nights. Airbnb says it prohibits cameras and private spaces like bedrooms bathrooms and advises writers to reach out immediately. If they see anything that doesn't seem quite right with Tech Trends, I'm Cheri Preston. ABC news Americans were slammed with nearly five billion robo calls last month alone. What's the recourse ABC, Sherry Preston? With more on what cell phone companies are doing to try and help sprint AT, and T and T mobile of all started something called the stern shaken plan, which identifies likely spam with the incoming caller ID label spam likely Verizon will be rolling out its own notification system in March you can always pay for caller ID from the wireless carriers, and you can also pay for third party apps like robo killer, which for four bucks a month will not only pick up when scammers call it'll keep them on the. Align wasting their time. Guess what we get stuck in traffic to navigate the gridlock with KOMO. Aaa traffic alerts every ten minutes on the force twenty four seven plus breaking traffic news as it happens. Keep your sanity keyboarding. Komo news one thousand FM ninety seven seven. I.
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"On new signs at the global economy is weakening here in the US. They closed off the session lows at least a little bit of relief for investors. The Dow plunged three hundred two points it had been down four hundred sixty two the NASDAQ gave up one hundred thirty nine and the s&p closed off thirty eight crude oil prices ended lower on the NYMEX down a dollar three gallon to close at fifty to seventy seven a barrel. Daria Albinger, ABC news. For what it's worth, I'm Cheri Preston. Next time you check into that perfect house rental. You might want to take a quick scan of the property. Max vast says when he arrived at his Airbnb vacation rental in Florida. He found little black boxes. All over the place. Wasn't sure what they were unplugged on and looks him up and found out they were they were hidden cameras. Former FBI agent and ABC news security contributor, Steve Gomez says the technology is so advanced now these cameras could be placed anywhere. You just want to see are there items that are in a room in a property that shouldn't be there. He suggests immediately doing a quick check. When you arrive at your rental Schick every closet every room every nook and cranny to see what is inside because you want to know what is in here. If I'm going to be staying here for one night or five nights. Airbnb says it prohibits cameras and private spaces like bedrooms and bathrooms and advises writers to reach out immediately. If they see anything that doesn't seem quite right. For what it's worth, Cheri Preston. ABC news. An update now on those four faithless electors for the two thousand sixteen presidential election. Their case went before the state supreme court and Carleen Johnson has details before refused to cast ballots for Hillary Clinton won the popular vote here in Washington. They're attorney Lawrence Lessig before the state's high court today, twenty sixteen.
"steve gomez" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Wrong that I think that it's wrong that a vast majority of the country does not make a living wage. I think it's wrong that you can work a hundred hours and not feed your kids. I think it's let me just say this. If you're working a hundred hours one hundred hours. Two and a half times. If you're working a hundred hours a week, and you're unable to feed your kids, you're doing something wrong. You've either got too many kids working at a really crappy job something's wrong. One hundred hours. Even minimum wage one hundred hours a week. You've got to be able to pay for something. That's just the fact of life. You're listening Michael Brown. KOA newsradio. Eight fifty AM ninety four one FM and always on the Michael Brown show page KOA, NewsRadio dot com from ABC. News Tech Trends, a warning about hidden camera dangers max vast says when he arrived at his Airbnb vacation rental in Florida. He found little black boxes plugged in all over the place. But wasn't sure what they were on plugged them. And looks them up and found they were they were hidden cameras. Former FBI agent and ABC news security contributor, Steve Gomez says the technology is so advanced now these cameras could be placed anywhere, you just want to see are there items that are in a room in a property that shouldn't be there. He suggests immediately doing a quick check. When you arrive at your rental shack. Every closet every room every nook and cranny to see what is inside because you want to know what is in here. If I'm going to be staying here for one night or five nights. Airbnb says it prohibits cameras and private spaces like bedrooms and bathrooms. And advises writers to reach out immediately. If they see anything that doesn't seem quite right with Tech Trends, I'm Cheri Preston. ABC news. Are you worried about your mom or dad living alone in.
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"Weather. News Radio six ten. From ABC news Tech Trends, a warning about hidden camera dangers max vast says when he arrived at his Airbnb vacation rental in Florida. He found little black boxes plugged in all over the place. But wasn't sure what they were unplugged on and look them up and found out they were they were hidden cameras. Former FBI agent and ABC news security contributor, Steve Gomez says the technology is so advanced now these cameras could be placed anywhere. Just want to see are there items that are in a room in a property that shouldn't be there. He suggests immediately doing a quick check. When you arrive at your rental chick. Every closet every room every nook and cranny to see what is inside because you want to know what is in here. If I'm going to be staying here for one night or five nights. Airbnb says it prohibits cameras and private spaces like bedrooms and bathrooms and advises writers to reach out immediately. If they see anything that doesn't seem quite right with Tech Trends, I'm Sherry Preston. ABC news. Coming up on news, first of five Eric racers sports. And a look at this news. I'm ABC six meteorologist Indra book. Michael good Wednesday morning, everyone. Well, we have something on the way for tomorrow that we haven't seen in a long time. Temperatures in the forties. But other stuff coming with it to your forecast is coming up traffic troubles. Stay ahead of the things that can derail your day. Ten minutes, mornings and afternoons. Amblin, traffic and weather become the news. You're the right place. News Radio six. Dan at com, we believe a good night's sleep is like.
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"He will cooperate ABC news contributor, former FBI agent. Steve Gomez says if the background check is only going to be limited to the Ford allegations. There are four or five people that are going to be interviewed. There could be more. As a result of those initial