By: David Brennan of Newsweek
In a six-page letter to the Democratic Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, on the eve of the vote, the 45th president of the United States argued he had been treated worse than “those accused in the Salem witch trials”
Murder is a a horrible crime and this one is being taken especially hard. The impact of Nipsey Hussle’s murder in South Los Angeles has left the community heart broken, frustrated, and angry, searching for answers. His loss has impacted the community so deeply because he was one of the bright lights working to reduce gang violence and bring peace. A philanthropist and role model, Nipsey Hussle was a Grammy Award nominee, business owner, supported a S.T.E.M. education center for inner city youth, remodeled the local school playground, and was about to meet with local law enforcement to help improve community relationships.
The murderers identity is not yet known, but not for long. There is an unanimous outcry and support for Nipsey’s murderer to be caught. Community residents, leaders, business owners, officials, celebrities, clergy and law enforcement are rallying together and sharing information to find out who took the life of such a positive contributor to the community, and why.
Hearts are broken and Nipsey Hussle is simply gone too soon.
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European politicians have voted to pass Article 13 and Article 11 as part of sweeping changes to regulation around online copyright. The European Parliament passed the legislation by 348 votes to 274.
Opponents had hoped for last-minute amendments to be made to the legislation, but failed to garner enough votes. Julia Reda, a German MEP representing the Pirate Party who opposes the copyright directive, said it was a “dark day for internet freedom”. Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition, said the result was “great news”.
A vote on debating amendments – including an amendment to remove Article 13 and the Article 11 ‘link tax’ from the broader copyright legislation – was rejected by just five votes. EU member states now have two years to pass their own laws that put the Copyright Directive into effect.
Rapporteur Axel Voss, a member of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany, said the directive was “an important step towards correcting a situation which has allowed a few companies to earn huge sums of money without properly remunerating the thousands of creatives and journalists whose work they depend on”.
In a statement, YouTube said the final version of the directive was “an improvement” but that it remained “concerned” that Article 13 could have “unintended consequences that may harm Europe’s creative and digital economy”.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, which represents the global record industry, welcomed the outcome of the vote. “This world-first legislation confirms that user-upload content platforms perform an act of communication to the public,” said CEO Frances Moore.
Robert Ashcroft, chief executive of PRS for Music, which collects royalties for artists, said the new rules are “about creating a fair and functioning market for creative works of all kinds on the internet”.
By: Stuff National
A 28-year-old man has been charged with murder and two others are in custody after 49 people were killed in shootings at two Christchurch mosques.
Police Commissioner Mike Bush said as of 9pm 49 people had lost their lives in the shootings at the Masjid Al Noor on Deans Ave and the Linwood Masjid on Linwood Ave on Friday.
Forty-one people had died at the Deans Ave mosque, while seven had died at Linwood and one in hospital.
“It is clear that this can now only be described as a terrorist attack,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.
It appeared to have been “well-planned”, she said.
Canterbury District Health Board chief executive David Meates said 48 people with gunshot wounds were also being treated at Christchurch Hospital, and others had presented to other health facilities around the city.
The patients ranged from young children to adults and their injuries ranged from critical to minor. Some would need multiple surgeries and some had been taken to other health facilities around the country.
People have been asked to stay away from Christchurch Hospital unless it was essential. There is no access to the hospital from Riccarton Ave.
By: Elisha Fieldstadt and Andrew Blankstein of NBC
By: Emma McIntosh of Calgary
Two men wearing MAGA (Make America Great Again) caps attacked Empire star Jussie Smollett in Chicago this morning and while calling him homophobic names, racial slurs, and shouting that this is MAGA country, they beat him, broke his ribs, put a noose around his neck, and tried to pour bleach down his throat. These masked assailants are still at large. The increase in hate crimes, mass murders, and racial divides since President Trump took office to “Make America Great Again” is not very “great” at all. These actions represent the worst of America and humankind. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jussie, an innocent actor, and his family for his full recovery from this horrible hateful crime.