A teenager carrying a replica AK-47 was shot and killed by police officers near Santa Rosa, California on Tuesday afternoon. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, police rolled up behind Andy Cruz in a squad car, confronted him about the perceived weapon, and as he turned around, one of the officers fired several rounds.
In a press conference, Lt. Paul Henry said that the officers reported that the barrel of the toy gun wasrising as Cruz turned around, and that "The deputy feared for his safety, the safety of his partner and the safety of the community members in the area."
Local police and the district attorney are investigating the incident, which has understandably angered many in the community. The 13-year-old's death appears to be a tragedy that could have been avoided, and one person described the police to the Chronicle as "trigger-happy." A statement from the Santa Rosa City School District said, "This is a tragic event for family, schools and the community. His administrators and teachers will remember him as kind, intelligent and capable."
Here is another tragic story that occured right here in California. Police officers approached a young teenager who was carrying a fake AK-47 replica. When the police said something to him, he turned around, was shot and killed. It's a very sad story and one where the blame is hard to place. I believe it could have been handled better by the police officer as it is thier duty to protect and serve.
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This article is about the U.S's nuclear commander Tim Giardina being relieved of his duty because of investigations that state he used counterfeit chips in an Iowa casino. This is not a very good representation of this position and the government as a whole. President Obama as well as some other top officials had to approve of the dismisal.
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NBC’s report are details of how the suspect, Aaron Alexis, 34, was “not happy with America” and wrestled with another festering issue.
“He felt a lot of discrimination and racism with white people especially,” Kristi Suthamtewkal told the reporter.
She also said that Alexis had felt like he had been cheated out of money from the contract under which he had worked and complained that he was mistreated because he was black.
“A comprehensive poll taken by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal this summer showed that Obama failed in the one area in which even the opposition hoped he would succeed: bridging the racial divide,” he said.
“In the month of his inauguration, 79 percent of whites and 63 percent of blacks held a favorable view of race relations in America. By July 2013, those figures had fallen to 52 percent among whites and 38 percent among blacks, a calamitous decline, rarely addressed, never explained.”
The media carries a responsibility, he insisted.
“Although there are as many reasons for the decline in those numbers as there are for the decline in Alexis’ mental health, one fact seems undeniable: the media have continued to drum into the head of African Americans the pervasiveness of racism in America, Obama’s election notwithstanding. Indeed, by repeatedly interpreting criticism of Obama as racially based, the media have aggravated the tension between blacks and non-blacks.”
Cashill said the in “his paranoia and rage, Alexis seemed not at all unlike former L.A. cop and fellow Navy reservist Christopher Dorner.”
Alexis is the sole suspect in the shooting Monday of multiple victims at the Washington Navy Yard. Alexis died in the gun attack, as did 12 of the victims.
Suthamtewkal told the network Alexis was “tired of dealing with the government.”
She is the wife of the owner of a Fort Worth, Texas, restaurant where Alexis had worked in exchange for room and board.
The suspect’s mental state also is being investigated, as he had been cited for misbehavior while in the service and arrested at least twice. He also reportedly heard voices and had been treated by the government.
He most recently was working for a subcontractor for Hewlett Packard Enterprises called “The Experts” at the Navy Yard on a government contract and was given clearance to enter the Navy Yard.
Suthamtewkal said the suspect had spent a lot of time burning incense, and Alexis’ anger seemed to have been increased when he returned from a contract job in Japan last November.
She also reported he had an attitude of entitlement, according to the NBC report, getting “annoyed when she couldn’t give him rides, and he started eating the couple’s food without permission.”
WJLA reported that “federal, local and Naval officials say they’re still working to figure out what motivated Alexis’ horrific actions.”
The attack is the largest shooting at a military base since the Fort Hood, Texas, attack by now-convicted murderer Nidal Hassan.
While CNN reported “no specific reason” had been determined as a motive, Alexis recently had told authorities “unseen individuals continued speaking to him through walls and the floor, and that they used ‘some sort of microwave machine’ to send vibrations into his body.”
The suspect had been arrested for shooting out tires in Seattle in 2004 and shooting through an apartment floor in Texas in 2010. He also had a record of disciplinary actions during several years in the military.
The London Daily Mail reported a friend, Michael Ritrovato, claimed that Alexis had “trained” himself on a violent video game “then used buckshot bullets to see his victims get blown up.”
Ritrovato said: “He wanted to see the blood and guts, that’s what he’d seen on the video games. … That’s what I saw when I looked at him playing those games, he would blow people apart.”
But Ritrovato also said that Alexis, a recently converted Buddhist, “complained to him that he was the victim of racial discrimination.”
A third person, Ty Thairintr, a member of the Buddhist temple in Fort Worth that Alexis attended, said, according to the Associated Press, Alexis told him he was upset “with the Navy because ‘he thought he never got a promotion because of the color of his skin. He hated his commander.’”
Authorities say they recovered a shotgun and two handguns from the attack scene. Alexis allegedly bought a Remington 870 shotgun a few days before the attack and probably took the handguns from fallen victims at the Navy Yard, authorities said.
This is a tragic story of a fomer navy reservist opening fire in navy yard in Washington D.C. He ended up killing 12 people with him dying as well. According to the article he may have been dealing with racial issues and that may have been the trigger to cause him to do such a thing.
Quite informing on what's going on in Los Angeles. Some people clearly don't agree and are upset with the current situation with Syria. They aren't supportive of the government using their money on wars.
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Ahh some positive news for a change. This is such a great thing that should have been done years ago. The state of Utah has implemented drug testing for those seeking welfare. Those who test positive for some sort of substance abuse will not be getting their welfare checks, while those who are clean will be getting their checks. About time! It's not right for people to be on welfare if they're going to be spending the money on drugs and alcohol. Even with the price that comes along with the surveys and drug tests, Utah still was able to save about $369,000 due to unpaid benefits.
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Another horrific news story about gang violence. It seems that a family lived in a neighborhood that was slowly being taken over by gang members who were selling drugs in the area. The family was standing up against drug-dealing so the gang members decided to open fire with shotguns on their house. It ended up hurting thier 19-month old baby. If this was a racial issue, which is what they say in the article, it's terrible to see. It's evident that racism exists in today's society throughout all ethnicities.
Four men in India we're prosecuted for the assualt and rape of a young woman, that ultimetly led to her death 13 days later. She was a 23 year old student that had just finished watching a movie with her friend. This is an absolute tragic event that happened. New laws have been made and some exisiting ones have been amended in order to give women greater protection. These men clearly need to serve their consequence, and in my eyes it should be the harshest possible.
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