In Today's News
Friday, September 22
Councilman introduces plan to remove Confederate Statues on Monument Ave
Richmond City Councilman Michael Jones introduced a plan to the city to remove some of the monuments from Monument Avenue. The Robert E. Lee statue is state owned monument but the Councilman’s plan involves removing the three other monuments on the street.
Confederate group sets plans for another rally in December
The New Confederate States of America (CSA2) announced that they have scheduled another rally at the Robert E. Lee monument set for December 9th. The group say that they are returning at the request of the Virginia chapter to come back and protects the Monuments.
Kim Jong-Un: ‘Mentally deranged’ Trump ‘will pay dearly’ for UN comments
The North Korean leader said the President’s threats towards the national reflect ‘mentally deranged behavior.’ President Trump responded by tweeting Friday morning that Kim Jong Un is a “madman” and authorizing new sanctions on North Korea.
Aaron Hernandez died with stage 3 CTE; Family files suit towards NFL and Patriots
Former Florida Gators and New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found to have had stage 3 chronic traumatic encephalopathy following an autopsy performed at Boston University. CTE is a neurodegenerative disease found in those with multiple head injuries and can cause violent mood swings, depression, as well as other cognitive disorders. Hernandez committed suicide in April while serving life in prison after the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2013. His family has filed a lawsuit against the NFL and Patriots with claims that Hernandez had been showing apparent signs of suffering from CTE which they say was caused by football.
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