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This Gun Loving Miami Teen Is In Jail On A Child Porn Charge After His Dad Turned His Phone Over To Police

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-An 18 year old student at Miami Krop Senior High School is in jail after his father turned over the teen’s phones to police. 

-Sean Mesa was arrested on charges of possessing child pornography and a charge of improper display of a firearm after police were given his phones to look at concerns his father had regarding his gun use. 

The Miami Herald reports that federal and local investigators knew about Mesa before his father turned over the electronic devices because of various social media posts he has made in the past. 

-Mesa’s father was apparently motivated to turn over the phones after the Parkland shooting. 

-From the Herald

“Mesa came to the attention of U.S Homeland Security Investigations’ Violent Gang Task Force, which forwarded his Instagram and Snapchat photos “recklessly displaying firearms and pointing them at the camera,” according to an arrest warrant.

Miami-Dade Schools Detective John Messenger went to Krop High on Tuesday to try to “engage in a friendly conversation to understand what Sean Mesa’s fascination with firearms was.” 

Mesa, however, bristled — telling him ‘he likes guns and it was his right to post on social media whatever he wished.'”

-After the police visited Mesa at school, his father agreed to turn over the phones to authorities. 

-During the search on the phones, the US Secret Service found video of a 10 year child being sexually abused. Mesa allegedly had shared in a group chat. 
Do you know Sean Mesa? Send us a tip to editor@risenews.net. 

This story is from The Miami Monster, a new brand focused on telling the true stories of what life is like for a young person living in South Florida. Be sure to also follow our founder Joel Franco on Twitter to keep up to date with the latest breaking news in the area.  You can send news tips to editor@risenews.net. 

BREAKING: Ex-Dolphin Arrested After Threatening High School, NFL Players In Bizarre Instagram Post

UPDATED: 4:44 PM EST

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-Former Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin was arrested Friday after he allegedly posted a threatening message on Instagram that caused a Los Angeles High School to close.  

-Martin allegedly posted this message to his Instagram story: 

-The message references Harvard Westlake High School and shows a shotgun with multiple rounds of ammunition lying on a surface. It reads, “When you’re a bully victim & a coward, your options are suicide, or revenge.”

-The message also tags current NFL players Mike Pouncey and Richie Incognito. 

Incognito and Pouncey allegedly bullied Martin while they were all members of the Miami Dolphins. That incident became national news and resulted in an NFL investigation after Martin went public with the allegations. 

-Martin said in a message announcing his retirement from football in 2015 that he once attempted suicide during his NFL playing career. 

Harvard Westlake High School closed Friday as a precaution. LAPD said that the closure was because of actions by a “former student of the preparatory school [who] apparently used Instagram to say he wanted to seek revenge for alleged bullying he underwent when he attended one of the school.”

-In a statement obtained by the Los Angeles Times, Harvard Westlake said: “The safety of our students, faculty, and staff is always our primary concern. So, out of an abundance of caution, we made the decision to close school today,” the email read. “The school’s private security team is working with the Los Angeles Police Department, which is present on both campuses. With these precautions in place, we believe there is no imminent threat to our campuses or our school community.”

Pouncy is still on the Miami Dolphins while Incognito plays for the Buffalo Bills. 

This a developing story which we will update on a continuous basis. 


This story is from The Miami Monster, a new brand focused on telling the true stories of what life is like for a young person living in South Florida. Be sure to also follow our founder Joel Franco on Twitter to keep up to date with the latest breaking news in the area.  You can send news tips to editor@risenews.net. 

WATCH: This FL State Senator Compared Spoons To AR-15s. Wait…What?

The Florida Legislature is not exactly filled with our best and brightest, as we’ve discovered in recent months.

But be that as it may, we are still able to be shocked by some of the dumb ass things that are said in Tallahassee.

Cue: Senator Dennis Baxley from Ocala.

In an interview with VICE NEWS, Baxley, who is well-known for his pro-gun views tried to deflect a reporter’s question about an assault weapons ban into some sort of weird morality lesson involving silverware.

You’ll just have to watch it to fully grasp the mind-bending stupidity:

Yes.

So in Baxley’s world, politicians should never pass any laws because it is very possible that someone is getting fat right now eating Haagen-Dazs.

WATCH: South Florida Kids Are Leading A National Revolution


This story is from The Miami Monster, a new brand focused on telling the true stories of what life is like for a young person living in South Florida. Be sure to also follow our founder Joel Franco on Twitter to keep up to date with the latest breaking news in the area.  You can send news tips to editor@risenews.net. 

Charges Against Kodak Black Dropped

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-Kodak Black, the controversial Miami rapper who has had a number of run-ins with the law will be sleeping in his jail bed a little happier tonight.

-State prosecutors dropped three of the five charges that Black faces on Thursday.

-Black, whose real name is Dieurson Octave had one charge each of possession of a weapon or ammunition by a delinquent, grand theft of a firearm, and child neglect, dropped by the State.

-Despite the legal victory won by his attorneys, Black is still in jail without the option of bonding out.

-He was originally charged with grand theft of a firearm, two counts of possession of a weapon or ammunition by a felon, suspicion of committing child neglect and two counts of violating of probation.

-He was arrested in January after police raided his Pembroke Pines home after he posted a live Instagram video that showed people smoking weed near an infant. A handgun was also spotted in the video. When police arrived, they say that they found 95 grams of marijuana in the house.

WATCH: South Florida Kids Are Leading A National Revolution

 


This story is from The Miami Monster, a new brand focused on telling the true stories of what life is like for a young person living in South Florida. Be sure to also follow our founder Joel Franco on Twitter to keep up to date with the latest breaking news in the area.  You can send news tips to editor@risenews.net. 

South Florida High School Kids May Have Just Kicked Off A Revolution

 

 

 


This story is from The Miami Monster, a new brand focused on telling the true stories of what life is like for a young person living in South Florida. Be sure to also follow our founder Joel Franco on Twitter to keep up to date with the latest breaking news in the area.  You can send news tips to editor@risenews.net. 

The NRA Just Blamed “The Media” For What Happened In Parkland

Seriously.

From The Washington Post

“After a week of media silence following the school shooting in Florida, the National Rifle Association went on the offensive in its first public response to the massacre, pushing back against law enforcement officials, the media, gun-control advocates and the teenage survivors of the massacre who have pleaded for stricter gun laws.

“The NRA also released an advertisement Thursday morning that said ‘the mainstream media love mass shootings’ and claimed that members of the media benefit from covering mass shootings in an effort ‘to juice their ratings and push their agenda.’”


This story is from The Miami Monster, a new brand focused on telling the true stories of what life is like for a young person living in South Florida. Be sure to also follow our founder Joel Franco on Twitter to keep up to date with the latest breaking news in the area.  You can send news tips to editor@risenews.net. 

LIVE COVERAGE: South Florida Students Walk Out En Masse To Demand Gun Control Changes

UPDATED: 7:35 PM EST

At noon today, thousands of students at dozens of South Florida high schools walked out of class in order to protest Americ6’s gun laws.

By our (still ongoing count), close to 30 different schools were involved in the protest in the tri-county area.

We’ll be bringing you coverage of this historic event throughout the day.

Has your school walked out?

Send us pictures and videos of it either via email to editor@risenews.net or via Twitter DM to @OfficialJoelF.

South Florida Schools That Have Walked Out:

(Did your school walk out but you don’t see it on our list? Let us KNOW!)

Omni Middle School (Boca Raton)

-According to a reporter with the Palm Beach Post, dozens of middle schools kids at Omni Middle School in Boca jumped over a fence to protest.  

School For Advanced Studies North Campus 

 

School For Advanced Studies Wolfson Campus 

Pembroke Pines Charter High School 

Barbara Goleman

Miami Arts Charter School

North Broward Prep

John A. Ferguson High School

Everglades High School

Coral Reef Senior High

Coconut Creek High 

Miami Lakes Educational Center

Miami Design And Architecture High School

Miami Beach Senior High

Palmetto High 

Miami Jackson High 

Southwest Miami Senior High

Felix Varela Senior High

G Holmes Braddock High School

Miami Edison

-We received a report from a Miami real estate agent who said he saw students walk out from Edison. Working to get video.

Coral Glades High

Coral Springs High 

Jose Marti MAST

Miami Killian Senior High

Ronald Reagan High School 

Mater Academy 

-Students walked out right as the clocked struck 12 PM according to a student.

Cooper City High School

Cypress Bay High School 

Students walked out of Cypress Bay High School at 10 AM Wednesday. Photo Credit: @valfuenmayorr/ Twitter

-Students at Cypress Bay walked out at 10 AM with handmade signs.

Champagnat Catholic School

Hialeah Senior High 

Photo Credit: @Nila_bruhh/ Twitter

Photo Credit: @Nila_bruhh/ Twitter

Other Protests:

 

Florida State University

-Thousands of FSU students are marching to the state capitol.

-Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum is attending a protest at the capitol as well.

Iowa City, Iowa

Arizona


This story is from The Miami Monster, a new brand focused on telling the true stories of what life is like for a young person living in South Florida. Be sure to also follow our founder Joel Franco on Twitter to keep up to date with the latest breaking news in the area.  You can send news tips to editor@risenews.net. 

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