Family of a young California rapper is demanding police bodycam footage after Willie McCoy, 22, was shot in a Taco Bell parking lot in Vallejo, California. The Vallejo Police Department is under fire for criticism of excessive use of force and civil rights complaints.
Richmond Police are investigating two shootings from last night—one which resulted in a death. Police responded to reports of a shooting in the East End on Mosby Street where they found a man deceased in an alley. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Police say they found a second man suffering apparent gunshot wounds, who was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Less than 20 minutes later, a second shooting happened south of the James River at the 3100 block on Broad Rock Boulevard. One man was hospitalized after the incident.
Proposed amendments to the Virginia budget could leave Henrico County Public Schools with a funding gap from 400 thousand dollars to $1.8 million dollars. Assistant Superintendent Chris Sorensen said this year’s budget issue surrounds how the state and localities would fund Northam’s plan to increase teacher pay by 5 percent.
Amazon announced yesterday that it will not plant a headquarters in Queens’ Long Island City neighborhood. Amazon has said the hub would bring 25,000 full-time high-paying jobs to New York, created by the $3 billion dollars in incentives paid to Amazon. Amazon states the politician opposition to the incentives caused them to move the hub.