Migrant children who were separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border last year have suffered post-traumatic stress and other serious mental health problems, according to a government watchdog report, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday. read more
In a 357-page decision, a three-judge panel ruled the state's legislative districts violated the North Carolina State Constitution through "extreme partisan gerrymandering." The case was brought by Common Cause North Carolina, a nonpartisan group working to end gerrymandering in the state. "The 2017 Enacted Maps, as drawn, do not permit voters to freely choose their representative, but rather representatives are choosing voters based upon sophisticated partisan sorting," the ruling states. The court is leaving it up to the Republican state legislature to redraw the maps, but it is setting specific guidelines for them to follow: The new maps must be redrawn by September 18 (within two weeks), lawmakers can't use data to try to draw a partisan advantage, and the redrawing process must be public. The court will also appoint a referee to review the redrawn maps before they are enacted, and if the legislature tries to delay, the referee could redraw the maps itself.
A few minutes later, as the shooting became national news and after edits were made to the gunman's page, the MyLife profile said the gunman was "currently a registered Democrat Party; ethnicity is Antifa; and religious views are listed as Antifa."
According to a lawsuit, Milan was the backseat passenger in a vehicle with three other men in the parking lot of Walmart Neighborhood Market on April 23. The lawsuit said the suspects, believing that someone they were looking for was in the Milan vehicle, rushed toward the car with weapons drawn and began to break the windows. This happened "suddenly and without warning," according to the lawsuit. Fearing they were being attacked by gang members, the driver of the car began to drive away. That's when the lawsuit says the suspects opened fire several times at the vehicle, striking Milan in his back and chest.
One may call it a sign of the times, as bulletproof backpacks are now on sale at stores on the First Coast. Since the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook, the backpacks have become a demand for parents during back to school shopping. read more