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Kori Ali Muhammad, the suspect who allegedly killed four people in Fresno last week, was charged with eight felony counts Wednesday including three counts of first-degree murder. Today the judge suspended his trial while he undergoes a mental examination to determine whether he is competent.
Muhammad’s murder spree began with the killing of an unarmed motel security guard. He then fled and hid out in a ravine. But when he discovered that he was wanted for the murder of the guard he decided to try and kill as many white people as possible before being caught. From CBS News:
Police say Muhammad, 39, laughed as he explained in police interviews how he shot men sitting in a utility truck, carrying a bag of groceries and waiting for a bus in the same neighborhood on April 18.
Muhammad is accused of walking up to a Pacific Gas & Electric truck and firing into the passenger seat. Randalls, 34, had just started work as a customer-service representative and was doing a ride-along, something he was excited about, friends said.
Mark Gassett, 37, was shot next, just after he had picked up groceries at a Catholic Charities building. The gunman pumped two more rounds into Gassett as he lay on the ground.
Next, Muhammad shot toward a bus stop after spotting three white men, police said. They scattered, and authorities said Muhammad picked the one who was older and appeared heavier: David Jackson, 58.
When this story broke last week there were reports that Muhammad said “Allahu akbar” when he was arrested. However, police quickly determined there was no apparent connection to terrorism. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said, “This is solely based on race.” In addition to Muhammad’s admission that he targeted white people, there is also the record of his social media accounts. From Heavy.com:
Last July, he posted about the Baton Rouge police shootings, writing, “They shot Our Brother from a 100 yards through a structure. Guess you didn’t have a robot. #ENJOYPARADISEGOD.” He also posted a photo of a man smiling with the caption, “My face when grafted white devils die.” (The post also includes a racial slur to some blacks.)
He also shared a post that labeled the killer of five Dallas police officers a “hero,” writing, “HE LOVED US ENOUGH TO KILL AND DIE FOR US. WE HONOR HIM #LETBLACKPEOPLEGO.” The Dallas police shooter, Micah Xavier Johnson was motivated by Black Lives Matter and police shootings.
According to the Daily Beast, Muhammad may have been an adherent of the same fringe religious group that the Baton Rouge shooter belonged to, while there are also indications he was familiar with the Nation of Islam. Muhammad has a long criminal record starting when he was a young teenager. He was released from a stint in prison in 2016.
There was an idea circulating over the last couple years among Black Lives Matter supporters that whenever a white person goes on a shooting spree he is judged insane rather than a terrorist. But it seems in this case Muhammad may get the same treatment. His lawyer has suggested his client is mentally incompetent and now the judge is having him examined.
Sometimes crazy people do crazy things and that may indeed be the case here. But it’s worth noting that Muhammad’s lack of balance has a very specific character, one which lines up with some of the fringe, and not-so-fringe, politics on the left.
The post Fresno shooter who targeted white people undergoing mental examination appeared first on Hot Air.
Brazilian diplomat Celso Amorim was once described by the magazine Foreign Policy as the world's best foreign minister. He served as foreign minister under two Brazilian presidents, mostly recently Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Amorim is known for supporting South-South cooperation between developing nations, recognizing the state of Palestine, diplomatically negotiating a resolution to the Iranian nuclear issue and reversing widespread economic inequality in Brazil through an income transferral program called "Bolsa Famíliar." He has just come out with a new book, "Acting Globally: Memoirs of Brazil's Assertive Foreign Policy."
Two fires were set at Trump International in Las Vegas on Wednesday.
Arsonist Roger Fraley was arrested on the scene.
Photo FOX 5
Fraley used toasters and wet towels to start the fires(?)
The Las Vegas Journal Review reported:
A man was taken into custody Wednesday night after arson investigators found devices set to start two separate fires to Trump International.
The suspected arsonist is facing charges of first-degree arson and burglary, Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Steve Summers said.
The fires brought more than 45 Clark County Fire Department personnel, arson investigators and Metro detectives to the hotel bearing the president’s name.
ust after 5 p.m., the Fire Department was dispatched to the hotel at 2000 Fashion Show Drive, for reports of two separate fires at the same time. Arriving firefighters found one small fire in a women’s pool deck restroom and another in the hallway of the 17th floor, the Fire Department said.
— FOX5 Las Vegas (@FOX5Vegas) April 27, 2017
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.@FLOTUS Melania and I were honored to welcome Argentina President @MauricioMacri and First Lady Juliana Awada to the @WhiteHouse todaypic.twitter.com/9cuZJ9egg0
Fox News is going through a corporate reshuffling, many are actually calling it a ‘silent coup’ as conservatives are taken out and liberals are promoted.
Bill O’Reilly was recently ousted after 21 years on Fox and the same lawyer (Lisa Bloom) who represented his ‘hot chocolate’ accuser is now targeting Jesse Watters. Lisa Bloom sent out two tweets Wednesday evening putting Jesse Watters on notice saying, ‘We brought O’Reilly down. Maybe you should be next.’
Jesse, I know you work in an environment that reduces every woman to sexual plaything, but you’re still responsible for your own sleaze. https://t.co/r7ol2jp5DM
— Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) April 26, 2017
We all saw your hand to mouth gesture on the video.
We’re watching how you demean women.
We brought O’Reilly down.
Maybe you should be next. https://t.co/nxrxrretTN
— Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) April 26, 2017
This liberal lawyer is referring to a hand gesture Jesse Watters made on ‘The Five’ talking about Ivanka holding up the microphone to her mouth during her speech in Germany. Watters said that he likes the way Ivanka was talking into the microphone. Lisa Bloom interpreted this as an inappropriate statement with underlying sexual innuendo because of course anything a conservative man says or does gets misconstrued to fit their twisted views.
Where was this lawyer when Democrat lawmaker, Cedric Richmond of Louisiana made a disgusting comment about Kellyanne Conway ‘looking familiar on her knees’ in that infamous White House photo of her on the couch? Crickets as usual because Democrat sleaze bags can do and say whatever they want without being called out or sued.
Watters decided to take a little time off the air and will be returning Monday. He sent out this tweet in response to these absurd accusations…
On air I was referring to Ivanka’s voice and how it resonates like a smooth jazz radio DJ. This was in no way a joke about anything else.
— Jesse Watters (@jessebwatters) April 26, 2017
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Once again, I get to step outside the box and guest host on Relevant Radio’s Drew Mariani Show from 3-6 ET today! The Catholic talk-radio network is heard nationwide on the air after its merger with Immaculate Heart Radio, as well as online and through their free mobile app that plays live and podcasted shows.
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- Will the ACLU sue a Catholic hospital for refusing to perform transgender surgery? Walt Heyer went through gender identity issues, and discusses his return to biological identity.
- Veronique de Rugy on the budget and tax reform proposals
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