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MANUEL OLIVER, parent

February 11, 2019
Manuel Oliver, father of Parkland High School shooting victim Joaquin Oliver, speaks to the media in Miami, during a news conference reacting to former sheriff's deputy Scot Peterson interview airing on NBC's "Today Show" Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Peterson, the former sheriff's deputy who's been called a coward for his actions during a mass shooting at a Florida high school said Tuesday morning on NBC's "Today Show" he's haunted by what happened but he had no time to be scared because everything unfolded so quickly. "He failed," said Manuel Oliver.

Oliver, whose 17-year-old son Joaquin died, is an artist who has created projects honoring his son and condemning gun violence. He recently took on comic Louis CK, who mocked the victims during a December performance. At his website, changetheref.org, Oliver poses  as a standup comedian and in the form of a joke he tells about dropping his son off the day he died. No one laughs.

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