close Video Police: Indianapolis FedEx shooting suspect was former employee Fox News correspondent Bryan Llenas provides an update on the FedEx Indianapolis shooting INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis legally purchased the two assault rifles used in the attack despite red flag laws designed to prevent that, police said. A trace of the two guns found by investigators at the scene revealed that suspect Brandon Scott Hole, 19, of Indianapolis , legally bought the rifles in July and September of last year, officials with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said Saturday. IMPD did not share where Hole bought the guns, citing the ongoing investigation, but said Hole was witnessed using both rifles during the assault. Deputy Police Chief Craig McCartt said Hole began firing randomly at people in the parking lot of the FedEx facility late Thursday, killing … [Read more...] about FedEx shooter legally bought guns used in shooting, police say
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calf.) on Monday said Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has nothing to apologize for in response to criticism from Republicans over remarks she made in Minnesota over the weekend. "No she doesn't," Pelosi said when asked by a reporter if Waters needs to apologize for saying activists for racial justice need to "get more confrontational" when advocating for police reforms. "That woman on the floor should be apologizing for what she said," Pelosi then said, referencing comments by Rep. Lisa McClain (R-Mich.) who spoke on the House floor shortly after Pelosi gaveled the House into session for the day. "No, Maxine talked about confrontation in the manner of the Civil Rights movement," Pelosi said, returning to Waters. "I myself think we should take our lead from the George Floyd family. They've handled this with great dignity, and no ambiguity or lack of — misinterpretation by the other side. No, I don't think she should apologize." Asked … [Read more...] about Pelosi: Waters shouldn’t apologize
House GOP leaders are struggling to rein in the increasingly open nativism within their conference and attempting to deflect from the controversy by training their ire against Rep. Maxine Waters Maxine Moore Waters Marjorie Taylor Greene to introduce resolution to expel Maxine Waters Waters: Fauci 'was being bullied' by Jordan during hearing Maxine Waters cuts off Jim Jordan, Fauci sparring at hearing: 'Shut your mouth' MORE (D-Calif.). House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy Kevin McCarthy Kinzinger: Republicans who join 'America First' caucus should be stripped of committees McCarthy: GOP not the party of 'nativist dog whistles' Pro-Trump lawmakers form caucus promoting 'Anglo-Saxon political traditions' MORE (R-Calif.) tweeted over the weekend the GOP is not the party of “nativist dog whistles,” without directly referencing the draft policy platform for a proposed caucus that called for promoting “Anglo-Saxon political traditions” and … [Read more...] about GOP struggles to rein in nativism
In the current world of racial politics, a prize-winning Dutch author lost a job translating a Black American poet, Amanda Gorman. Why? There was an uproar because the publisher had chosen a white translator. In 2021 racial politics, the actor Daniel Kaluuya, who recently played 1960s Black radical Fred Hampton, introduced himself to a “Saturday Night Live” audience this way: “I know you’re hearing my accent and thinking ‘Oh no, he’s not Black — he’s British.’ I’m here to reassure you that I am Black. I’m Black. And I’m British.” And in today’s world of racial niche media, a white TV host recently dismissed me from appearing on his show to discuss race relations by telling me I didn’t qualify because I was born in Panama. ADVERTISEMENT He thinks I’m not Black enough. Seriously. The white host of the PBS-affiliated show, “This is America & the World,” flatly said despite my black skin — and award-winning books on race relations — my place of birth made me a bad fit for … [Read more...] about Juan Williams: Am I not Black enough?
Nearly 100 years after Denver South High School’s founding, the school is adopting a new mascot. DSHS is now officially home of the Ravens, according to an announcement Friday . The new mascot replaces the Rebels, which harkens back to the days of the Confederacy. In a statement, Principal Bobby Thomas said the old emblem no longer seemed “appropriate, acceptable, or an accurate representation of what South stands for.” Over the last six months, the school conducted focus groups and online surveys and created a committee to determine the new mascot. “Ravens are smart, clever birds that are known to be strategic problem solvers. They are empathetic, loyal creatures that form lifelong bonds,” Thomas said. “And importantly, the raven is an inclusive animal — it has a long history of being held in high regard both in Native American culture and others throughout the world, and ravens are not associated with any particular gender or race.” Denver Public Schools Board Member … [Read more...] about Denver South High School adopts new mascot, retires Rebels nickname