Domestic Dispute Ends With Six Fatalities
Georgia police has to deal with the aftermath of three crime scenes on Friday, April 22nd. Reportedly Wayne Hawes shot and killed himself and five others after finding out that his wife was planning to file for divorce. One of the fatalities included his mother-in-law. The victims at the first location have been identified as: Roosevelt Burns, 75, Rheva Mae Dent, 85, and Kelia Clark, 31. Victims at the second location have been identified as “Lizzy Williams, 59, and Shelly Williams, 62.” His wife is currently being held in protective custody. NY Times
President Obama Thinks New Law Should Be ‘Overturned’
North Carolina and Mississippi recently passed a controversial law pertaining to the use of public restrooms. Transgendered people are required to use the public bathroom that correspond to their gender at birth. The President has been in London for Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday and he as well as the Prime Minister David Cameron addressed the new legislation. Obama shared that the politicians personal opinions may have made their votes unbiased. He added the restrictive transgender laws “are wrong and should be overturned.” Interestingly, the U.K. issued a travel advisory that made British citizens privy about the law saying in part, “LGBT travelers may be affected by legislation passed recently in the states of North Carolina and Mississippi.” NPR
Does Bernie Sanders Want To Outlaw Cigarettes?
During an interview with ‘Meet The Press’ Democratic Presidential nominee Bernie Sanders suggested that cigarette taxes be increased at a rate that would hopefully detour smoking. Presently, Philadelphia has proposed a law that would place a higher tax on soda in efforts to fight obesity and fund childhood education programs. Sanders called that plan “totally regressive” because that would affect lower income customers. The Vermont Senator did however support the tax being redirected: “There’s a difference between cigarettes and soda” began Sanders. “Cigarettes are causing cancer, obviously, and a dozen other diseases. And there is almost the question as to why it remains a legal product in this country.” NY Post