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IN People ON 25 Jun, 2016
The Orlando Massacre was one of the deadliest mass shootings in the history of the world. Pulse, the popular gay nightclub in Florida witnessed its dance floor getting drenched in the blood of hundreds. The mass shooter, 29-year-old Omar Mateen killed 49 people and injured 53 in the gay bar. He was killed in a shootout with police soon after.
Before dying, Mateen called 911 to report about the shoot and explain his motive of the mass shoot. He began his first call to 911 with, "I let you know, I'm in Orlando and I did the shootings." The FBI had released edited transcripts of his conversations with the Orlando Police Department's Crisis Negotiation Team which received a huge outcry of people demanding the agency to release the complete transcript and let the world know Omar Mateen's exact words.
The FBI initially redacted the transcript for security reasons.
Soon, a lot of people joined his call for releasing of the complete transcript, "So the public is clear-eyed about who did this, and why."
The Department of Justice released a statement that they had no wish to provide "the killer or terrorist organizations with a publicity platform for hateful propaganda."
Though the Department of Justice calls the controversy an 'unnecessary distraction.'
Though after cross checks, the FBI found out that the terrorist organization never contacted him. He is likely to have adopted their beliefs on his own.
Mateen claimed to have a bomb vest and would rig his vehicle full of explosives. The police later discovered that all him claims were false, and none of the explosives or bomb vests was found with the shooter.