CLEVELAND PAYS OUT TO RICE FAMILY
(NBC) On November 22, 2014 Tamir Rice was standing outside of a Cleveland Rec Center waving around a pellet gun. When police responded to reports of a gunman, two shots were fired when Rice reached for the pellet gun, which officers were unaware of the type of gun at the time. Rice was killed.
Reports of a gunman are taken seriously and officers believed their lives and the publics were in danger.
A grand jury declined to bring charges against the officers, but the city of Cleveland has now decided to pay out $6 million to settle a civil rights lawsuit brought on by the Rice family.
They will receive $3 million this year and $3 million the next.
KASICH AND CRUZ TEAM UP TO TAKE DOWN TRUMP
(NBC/FOX) In an effort to unite the Republican party, John Kasich and Ted Cruz have decided to team up to prevent Donald Trump from reaching the magic number of 1,237 delegates to earn the party nomination.
Kasich and Cruz will split the upcoming primaries to bolster their ground efforts to prevent Trump from earning delegates. Both Kasich and Cruz are mathematically eliminated from reaching the 1,237 count.
Cruz would need to win 98% of the remaining delegates and Kasich an impossible 149%.
Kasich has decided to give Indiana to Cruz and Cruz will give Oregon and New Mexico to Kasich.
However, this plan could backfire. In Indiana, some Republican voters have already placed their vote, and some of those votes could be for Kasich. Kasich is also not sending any messages to his supporters in Indiana to not vote for him and to vote for Cruz. He will still be on the ballot.
Cruz still has an anti-Kasich ad campaign worth over a million dollars in states he seceded to Kasich.
According to his speeches, Trump isn’t going to change. He is leading in most polls, with tomorrow’s five primaries: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.
Indiana has theirs on May 3rd, followed by Nebraska and West Virginia on May 10th. And Oregon on the 17h of May.
TOM BRADY SUSPENSION UPHELD
(CNN) Deflategate has officially landed on Tom Brady’s door. His four game suspension was upheld in a federal appeals court Monday. The ruling reversed a federal judge’s decision to nullify the suspension.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has the choice to reinstate the suspension now, but he has not publicly commented on the case since before the Super Bowl.
UPDATE ON OHIO FAMILY MURDER
In rural Ohio where eight family members were shot and killed, police are still searching for the suspects.
Authorities have stated this was a complex and preplanned execution of the Rhoden family members, not a case where someone got mad at someone else and shot. The investigation will likely be lengthy.
However, there is a new development in the case. Three marijuana growing operations were discovered and the drug farming could possibly be a link as to why the family was killed.
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