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Remembering Parkland: Lessons for Curbing Mass Violence
Episode 378th April 2024 • Parallel Justice • National Center for Victims of Crime
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In this episode, Renee Williams interviews Michael Haggard,

managing partner of Haggard Law Firm out

of Florida, in person. Michael Haggard and his firm have been representing

crime victims for the last 20 years and played a major role in the cases

surrounding the 2018 shooting that occurred at Stoneman Douglas High School in

Parkland, Florida, where 17 people lost their lives and 17 more were injured.

Michael Haggard represented three victims from the Parkland

shooting: student Joaquin Oliver, cross-country coach Scott Beigel, and teacher

Stacey Lippel. Multiple civil cases resulted from the shooting. The FBI was

targeted in one for failing to act when they were given a tip about the shooter

announcing he was going to open fire on the high school the night before it

happened. Other lawsuits were filed against the school board and the local

police departments.

Tune in to learn more about the ongoing cases and the

lessons that we, as a nation, can learn from what happened in the aftermath of

this tragic shooting.




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