Ahmad Khan Rahami, the 28-year-old in custody for allegedly carrying out bombings in New York and New Jersey over the weekend, will face five counts of attempted murder, authorities announced. New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill said investigators will probe family, friends, social media posts, and Rahami’s whereabouts to piece together the chain of events. Rahami was shot on Monday during a standoff with police in Linden, New Jersey. He’s currently interned at University Hospital in Newark. Read more.
Minnesota Mall Stabbing Suspect Was Quiet & Reserved, Authorities Say
Before stabbing 10 people at a Minnesota mall on Saturday, Dahir Adan lived a modest life. Adan was shot and killed by an off-duty officer inside of a Macy’s store during the rampage. His family told police they sensed nothing after Adan said he was headed out to buy an iPhone. Before the tragic stabbing, Adan was known as a quiet college student who enjoyed soccer and worked as a security guard at a local appliance factory. Now, authorities are examining what went wrong. Police are investigating allegations that Adan was influenced by ISIS after the organization claimed responsibility for the attack, calling Adan a “solider of the state.” Adan’s family say they are shocked and devastated, but will continue to assist police with their investigation. Read more.
Marc Jacobs Peddles Back On Dreadlocks Comment
Marc Jacobs’ Spring/Summer 2017 Fashion Week show caused controversy for his usage of the dreadlock hairstyle on mostly White models. Social media users called cultural appropriation, to which Jacobs flippantly responded that the outrage was nonsensical and pointed out the same naysayers never “criticize women of color for straightening their hair.” After days of dragging, Jacobs issued an apology on Instagram: “I apologize for the lack of sensitivity unintentionally expressed by my brevity. I wholeheartedly believe in freedom of speech and freedom to express oneself though art, clothes, words, hair, music … EVERYTHING. Of course I do ‘see’ color but I DO NOT discriminate. THAT IS A FACT! Please continue to express your feelings freely but do it kindly. Nothing is gained from spreading hate by name calling and bullying.” Read more.
Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Will Square Off On National Security At First Debate
The Commission on Presidential Debates released a memo Monday announcing the first debate’s topic will focus on national security. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are set to face each other at Hofstra University on September 26, moderated by NBC’s Lester Holt. According to the committee, topics will also cover “America’s direction” and “achieving prosperity,” but are subject to change due to current events. The debate occurs just two weeks after Ahmad Rahami was taken into custody for allegedly setting off bombs in New York and New Jersey. Read more.
Several Philadelphia Eagles Players Raised Fists In Protest During National Anthem
During Monday night’s face-off between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Chicago Bears, multiple Eagles quietly raised one fist during the National Anthem. The move adds to the growing list of athletes who stand in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick and his protest against the mistreatment of minorities in America. Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, just one of the protest’s participants, told reporters the move was meant to “push forward the conversation about social injustice,” and covered a variety of issues, “from police brutality to wages and job opportunities, education.” Read more.
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