News Briefs of the Week

  1. Juice Wrld dies: Rapper Juice Wrld died Sunday after experiencing a seizure at Chicago’s Midway Airport. After waking up but was disgruntled, Juice Wrld, whose name is Jarad Higgins, was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Other commotion was occurring at the time when Juice Wrld and his entourage were being searched for possible drugs and illegal weapons according to the Chicago Tribune. Charges took place for Juice Wrld but they were later rejected by the attorney office in Illinois. Juice Wrld’s girlfriend stated to emergency responders at the time that he “takes Percocet and has a drug problem.”
  2. UPS driver shot: A shootout occurred involving police after robbery suspects hijacked a UPS truck with the UPS driver still inside in Miramar, FL. The UPS driver, Frank Ordonez was shot and killed during the shootout. Another innocent bystander was killed and their name has not been identified. Several cars were around the area that the shootout took place and bystanders tried to move out of the way. The robbery suspects robbed Regent Jewelers and hijacked the UPS truck just 20 minutes later, according to USA Today. The officers involved are on administrative leave due to an investigation on the force used in this shootout. 
  3. Impeachment to move forward: Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi announced that the presidential impeachment is to move forward. They are expecting that a vote by the House of Representatives may occur before the end of 2019, and the Senate will possibly be able to hold a trial in January 2020. The impeachment investigations are due to President Trump’s alleged ties to Ukraine. 
  4. Fake University defense: The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have been under fire for the past two weeks after creating a fake university that targeted immigrant students. This fake University of Michigan was supposed to be “aimed at fighting visa fraud” according to the Detroit Free Press. Overall, 250 violators were found out but the route to complete this issue was not seen as the proper way. Government leaders such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Sen. Kamala Harris and many others expressed their disapproval of the secrecy in the operation led by ICE.
  5. Miss Universe: The crown and sash Miss Universe 2019 was earned by Zozibini Tunzi, who holds the Miss South Africa title. Tunzi’s response to the question — what should we be teaching young girls today? — stood out to the public. “I think the most important thing that we should be teaching young girls today is leadership. It’s something that has been lacking in young girls and women for a very long time — not because we don’t want to, but because of what society has labelled women to be,” said Zunzi. This year the Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Miss America and Miss Universe titles are now all being held by Black women. 
  6. Florida is at it again: An expecting Florida couple went to Goodwill and bought a baby bouncer that was only $9.99 with its original price at $99.99. When the couple opened the box, it was exactly what they expected with all of the peculiar things that happen in their state — a semi-automatic rifle. To top that, they called the police and when they arrived, the couples IDs were checked and then they were told they could keep the gun. This idea was taken back the next day.