Fort Collins, Colorado
Friday, October 6th
A 26-year-old man, who was shot and killed by a police officer inside a motel, has been identified, by the Larimer County Coroner’s Office. The man killed was George Randall Newman. Police were responding to a call made by another motel resident, who heard shots being fired and saw a bullet tracing on the ceiling of his room. The officer, who shot his victim twice, has not yet been identified by the police, however it is reported that the incident was captured on a body camera. Video footage however will not be released until the invastigation is completed according to Larimer County public information officer, David Moore.
San Fransisco, California
Saturday, October 7th
An Amber Alert call was made to the San Fransisco Police Department, after a 2-year-old girl was reported having been abducted on Saturday afternoon. Two men believed to have abducted the child, Javonn Fortson and Lipine Faafui, are reported to have taken the girl from her San Leandro-San Fransisco home, and fled the city in a silver Ford vehicle. The child was found by San Fransisco P.D. later that evening unharmed, and was returned to her family. The two prime suspects were later detained by the police and remian in custody. The Amber Alert was cancelled at approximately 11 p.m.
Sunday, October 8th
Fourteen gang-members of the notorious Playboy Gangster Crips, were arrested by authorities late Sunday night. They had been under invastigation by the ATF after the brutal murder of a young girl, Aniaya Montgomery, last Easter. The gang, which manly operates in the streets of northwest Detroit, had been terrorizing the neighborhood for years. All fourteen members have been charged with murder, attempted robbery, carjacking, drug and illegal gun trafficking. The gang, according to the ATF and the Detroit Police Department, had been operating through abandoned buildings and conducting business via facebook. They are awaiting sentencing, while the police is trying to find more members belonging to or affiliated with the gang, in order to cripple it completely.
Monday, October 9th
A Texas man, Wesley Matthews, is facing child endangerment charges and a $250,000 bond, after he reportedly punished his 3-year-old daughter at 3 a.m. on Monday morning, by telling her to stand next to a tree in an alley behind their home. The little girl was reported missing by her father more than five hours later, at approximately 8 a.m. Richardson P.D. are investigating the case of the missing girl in extreme detail, as Matthews’ testification is considered to be flaud, and he is thus considered to be a major suspect in the abduction. Matthews reported to have told his daughter to stand by a tree in an alley, because she hadn’t drank her milk the previous night. The alley is also seperated by the family’s home by a tall 8 foot-fence, according to the police officers who responded to the incident and who in turn can’t seem to find a valid explanation for that punishment. Matthews had been detained for further questioning, while the search for the missing girl continues. A report about the case is expected to be released within the next few days.
Tuesday, October 10th
Carlos Pasqual Richiez (19) of Allentown PA, was shot at approximately 9:51pm on Tuesday night, in what appears to be a drive-by shooting, near the intersection of Tenth and Chestnut streets. Richiez was found by paramedics and police officers who arrived at the scene after a distress call was made by a bystander, and was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he died of his wounds later that night. The suspect/s remain at large and the Allentown P.D. are still conducting an investigation around the murder. This incident, marks Allentown’s fourteenth (14) homicide in 2017.
Buffalo, New York
Wednesday, October 11th
Erick Meir (37), of Buffalo, New York has received the maximum sentence from the State Supreme Court- 25 years to life- for sexually assaulting a young boy. Meir was convicted by a jury for orally sodomizing the three-year-old boy in January of 2016. He was also found guilty of predatory sexual assault and predatory sexual assault against a child this past August. The convict is also prohibited of coming into any kind of contact with the three-year-old for the next one hundered (100) years, according to the jury’s decision in the case.
Los Angeles, California
Wednesday, October 11th
An anti-Trump song, by rapper Marshall Mathers, also known by his stage name as “Eminem”, sparked massive national controversy, received accolades by many Hollywood personas but also condemnation by politicians in the Trump Administration and Trump supporters. The song titled “The Storm”, which was filmed in Mather’s hometown of Detroit Michigan, features multiple lyrics that directly condemn and criticize the US President, and many of his policies, foreign and domestic. As is often the case with Eminem’s music, his fiery message in “The Storm” is complicated by his own even more complicated history. But there’s no denying that his lyrics have touched a nerve among those who both support and condemn his beliefs. This is not the first time that the rapper has openly condemned an administration in government. In 2004, Mathers lashed out at then president George W. Bush and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, via his song “Mosh”
Washington, District of Columbia
Thursday, October 12th
President Donald Trump’s executive healthcare order was put into effect on Thursday October 12th. The order, is expected to let more small businesses join together in order to buy health coverage, thus making it easier for more people to obtain large group coverage, which is considered to be the best coverage a person can have. Small employers will be able to further expand their ability to offer group coverage across state lines, providing them with a much larger range of policies at lower rates. “In addition, these provisions could destabilize the individual and small group markets, leaving millions of Americans who need comprehensive coverage to manage chronic and other pre-existing conditions, as well as protection against unforeseen illness and injury, without affordable options”, as Tom Nickels, executive vice president of the hospital group explained. However, Democratic senators believe that the plan will trick people into abandoning Obamacare, which in turn will backfire on those with long term ailments, forcing them to pay a much higher premium on their healthcare costs, eventhough it may be cheaper in the short-run. Eventhough the order has been passed, it is going to take a few months before the administration can come up with new regulations and guidance so as to carry out the order effectively.
Thursday, October 12th
A man, Aita Gurung (34), of Burlington Vermont, has been arrested and charged with the murder of his wife, 32-year-old Yogeswari Khadka, and the severe wounding of his mother-in-law, 54-year-old Thursam Rimal in an incident that occurred outside the family’s house, shortly before 3 p.m. on Thursday. Gurung, for unknown reasons, assaulted the two women using a meat cleaver. A distress call was made by frantic neighbors who witnessed the incident, and police arrived at the scene were they found Gurung’s wife lying dead, in a pool of blood in their driveway, and his mother-in-law severely injured. The 54-year-old woman was transeferred at the University of Vermont Medical Center, where her condition remains critical, but stable. Officers said Gurung sought police attention for mental health reasons last Saturday. He told police he had concerns about his deteriorating relationship with his wife. After the grotesque murder, the perpatrator was taken to the U.V. Medical Center for psychological treatment, and is expected to be arraigned in court on Friday, October 14th.
St. Louis, Missouri
Friday, October 14th
Abortion laws, in the state of Missouri, are expected to face intense scrutiny by the Missouri Supreme Court, after a state appeals court, ruled in favor of a pregnant woman who belongs to the Satanic Temple in the city of St. Louis. The woman, wanted to have an abortion, justifying her “religion” as the main reason for doing so, and explaing that her “faith” prohibits any female of bearing and giving birth to a child. The suit challenges Missouri abortion laws and alleges the requirements violate religious freedom, as in the case of Mary Dow, the member of the Satanic Temple who filed against the State.
Nikos Mizas, Editor