New Zealand PM names judge to head inquiry into mosque attack
Monday, 8 April 2019 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has named a sitting Supreme Court justice to head New Zealand's top level investigation into the actions of security agencies and other issues related to the mosque shootings last month in which 50 people were killed.
After the tragic mosque shooting in Christchurch, it took New Zealand's government 72 hours to overhaul the country’s gun laws; whereas, in the USA, it seems like no real action has been taken against gun violence by the government.
A U.S. Army vet in Reseda, California has been charged with plotting a terrorist attack on a white supremacist rally in Long Beach as revenge for the mosque shootings in New Zealand after FBI officials..
On a two day trip to New Zealand, Prince William visited the two mosques where a gunman killed 50 people in March. The Duke of Cambridge spoke to about 100 people, including survivors of the shootings.
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New Zealand police have charged the man accused of murder in shootings at two Christchurch mosques in March with engaging in a terrorist act, the first time such... Reuters Also reported by •Seattle Times •USATODAY.com •NPR
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