ABINGDON, Md. (WJZ) — A community is in mourning, following the deaths of two sheriff’s deputies. We’re now learning more about the victims, the suspect and the events leading up to the violence. WJZ Investigator Mike Hellgren with the investigation into this tragedy. RELATED: Maryland Weather: Snow Expected Over Another Multi-Day Storm Event, Advisories & Watches Issued It has been a painfully emotional day. U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch said these deaths show the dangers that police officers face on the job every day. There was a procession, as the bodies made their way from Baltimore to the funeral home in Harford County. WJZ is tracing the twisted path of David Brian Evans. Who is the man who gunned down two veteran Harford County sheriff’s deputies — 30-year veteran Patrick Dailey and 16-year veteran Mark Logsdon — and why? “If somebody wants to do something and they are properly equipped to do so — as in Deputy Dailey’s case — there was no stopping it, … [Read more...] about 2 Veteran Sheriff’s Deputies Killed By 68-Year-Old Man In Md.
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Lawmakers are taking matters into their own hands to prevent white supremacists and other extremists from joining and remaining in the military. Following the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol — and the subsequent revelation that nearly 1 in 5 people charged in connection with the riot have some form of military background — Congress plans to insert language into this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to address extremism at the Pentagon and other federal agencies. “The attack on our Capitol was an insurrection fueled in large part by groups that espouse the same extreme white supremacists’ views groups that actively recruit veterans and from the ranks of our military,” Rep. Anthony Brown Anthony Gregory Brown Congressional Black Caucus unveils '100 Day Plan' Lawmakers move to oust extremists from military Calls grow for 9/11-style panel to probe Capitol attack MORE (D-Md.) said in a statement to The Hill. ADVERTISEMENT “We … [Read more...] about Lawmakers move to oust extremists from military
An order issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) last year, known as Title 42, to prevent the spread of the Chinese coronavirus, is “now the only policy ensuring the southern border is not immediately rushed,” a number of House Republicans say. In a letter to President Joe Biden and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, a group of 52 House Republicans warns that a rush at the United States-Mexico border could ensue if the White House continues rolling back border controls and reforms as it has done over the last three weeks. “Based on information from sources on the ground, this week Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents have seen the average daily flow soar to more than 3,500 migrants, up from 2,000 earlier last month,” the House Republicans write: Border Patrol’s 21-day average has risen to nearly 3,000. The number of unaccompanied minors illegally entering our borders is closing in on 300 per day . CBP hasn’t seen numbers like … [Read more...] about House Republicans: Title 42 Only Policy Stopping Rush at the U.S.-Mexico Border
Lawmaker tensions are running high this week after a Republican lawmaker nearly brought a gun onto the House floor, further stoking concerns about Capitol security and whether members of Congress need protection from one another. The renewed anxiety just two weeks after the deadly Jan. 6 attack was sparked by Rep. Andy Harris Andrew (Andy) Peter Harris Lawmakers clash over gun prohibition in Natural Resources Committee room Boebert responds to criticism of her gun storage in Zoom background Marjorie Taylor Green, guns and domestic terrorism MORE (R-Md.) when he set off a newly installed metal detector off the House floor with a concealed gun, despite a longtime ban on firearms in the chamber. The incident followed numerous reports of other Republicans, accustomed to bypassing metal detectors in the Capitol, chafing at the new security measures. Some Democrats are now openly expressing that they don’t feel safe around certain colleagues. ADVERTISEMENT … [Read more...] about Tensions running high after gun incident near House floor
close Video Sen. Rand Paul: Trump impeachment is a ‘partisan farce’ Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., provides insight into the Trump impeachment on ‘Fox News Sunday.’ The hearings for the second impeachment trial of former President Trump start on Tuesday and Republicans are making it clear, even before they're gaveled in, that they believe the result is predetermined. "It's a partisan farce," Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said of the impeachment effort on "Fox News Sunday." Paul added that he does not believe it's possible Trump will be convicted. "Zero chance of conviction," Paul said when asked if he thinks there's a chance the Senate could meet the 67-vote threshold to convict Trump. "Forty-five Republicans have said it's not even a legitimate proceeding so it's really over before it starts. As far as witnesses, I think unlikely to be witnesses; if they do want witnesses, there's going to be so much evidence that the president … [Read more...] about Trump impeachment conviction? ‘Zero chance,’ Republicans say, as Dems move forward with case