Suspect Admits To Targeting White Men In Multi-State Shooting Spree
Five people were wounded during three separate shootings in Georgia and Alabama. The suspected shooter, Justin Tyran Roberts, admitted to police that the shootings were racially motivated. “Basically, he explained throughout his life, specifically white males had taken from him, and also what he described as military-looking white males had taken from him,” said Detective Brandon Lockhart during a preliminary hearing. All five of the victims are expected to recover.
The Covid-19 death toll has passed 600,000 in the United States, which is more than any other country. Thankfully, due to the availability of vaccines, that trend has gone from thousands per day to hundreds. The average now stands at 375 deaths per day, compared to over 3,000 per day in January.
Election officials in Georgia and their families have received death threats due to Trump’s voter fraud claims. Tricia Raffensperger, wife of Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, continues to receive disturbing text messages filled with threats to her life and safety. Brad Raffensperger issued a statement that said “vitriol and threats are an unfortunate, but expected, part of public service. But my family should be left alone.”
On Tuesday, a New York judge approved disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein’s extradition to California. Weinstein, 69, is currently serving a 23-year sentence for a rape conviction. He faces 11 additional sexual assault charges in The Golden State, including rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual battery by restraint, and sexual penetration by use of force.
Banned for eating a burrito? Olympic runner Shelby Houlihan was banned for four years after testing positive for anabolic steroids — but she thinks it’s from eating a pork burrito. A study shows that pig organ meat can contain trace amounts of nandrolone, which can, in fact, lead to a false positive. The ban currently prevents Houlihan from competing in the US Olympic Trials and Tokyo Olympic Games.
Finally, if you work for Morgan Stanley, get ready to go back to the office. Chief executive James Gorman issued a “very strong” message to staff that they’d better be back at their desks by Labor Day. “If you can go to a restaurant in New York City, you can come into the office. And we want you in the office,” Gorman said.
- Multi-state shooting spree was racially motived, suspect was targeting White men: report
- The U.S. Has Hit 600,000 COVID Deaths, More Than Any Other Country
- Trump-inspired death threats are terrorizing election workers
- Judge OKs Weinstein’s extradition for California rape case
- An Olympic runner was banned after testing positive for a steroid. She believes it’s a false positive from a pork burrito
- Morgan Stanley boss tells US staff to be back in office in September