Orlando Police Det. Adam Gruler, the first member of law enforcement to exchange fire with the Pulse nightclub shooter a year ago Monday, is a Long Island native, the Press has learned.
On Sunday, 50 people were shot in Orlando. And my priorities came into focus. I am a one-issue voter. My issue is guns. My candidate is Hillary. As she stands to accept the nomination as the first woman ever to become the presidential candidate of a major political party in the United States, it occurs to me that Hillary is not just the best candidate despite being a woman, but because she is.
Long Island's LGBT community remained defiant in the wake of the largest mass killing in U.S. history, marching in an act of solidarity with victims and their families through Sayville and refusing to cower in the face of bigotry. More than 300 members and supporters of the local LGBT community showed unity with victims and their families, taking their defiance of fear and prejudice to the streets of Sayville in a "Visibility Walk" Sunday afternoon, carrying signs, pride flags and wearing rainbow-colored sashes.