Mass Shooting Takes Place in Alabama
Yesterday evening, 4 people were killed and 28 were injured during a Sweet 16 in Dadeville, Alabama. The shooting occurred at Mahogany Masterpiece, a dance studio that hosted the party. It is unclear at this time what led to the incident but one of the lives lost was the town's star football player and brother of the birthday girl Philstavious Dowdell. Alabama law enforcement is urging those with any information to report it to them.
American Couple Released After Being Held Captive In Haiti
After being held for ransom for almost a month in Haiti, a Black American couple has been released. Jean-Dickens Toussaint and Abigail Toussaint were visiting Haiti for a festival when they were kidnapped on March 18, 2023. They were let go after their family and the Haitian National Police were able to reach a negotiation with the kidnappers. Due to civil unrest, there has be a sharp increase in kidnappings throughout the West Indian island.
Jalen Hurts Becomes Highest Paid Player In NFL History
Philadelphia Eagles player Jalen Hurts has made NFL history. After a breakout season which led to playing in the Super Bowl this year, the quarterback has signed a five year extension with the Eagles. It's been reported that the extension, which would keep him in the NFL through 2028, is valued at approximately worth $255 million. The deal, negotiated by Nicole Lynn of Klutch Sports Group, would makes him the highest paid NFL player in the league's history.
Attorney Ben Crump Retained for Family of Inmate Who Died From Bed Bug Infestation
Notable civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump is serving as co-counsel for the family of Atlanta inmate LaShawn Thompson, who passed away due to an excessive bed bug infestation at Fulton County Jail. The family announced last week that they would be pursuing a lawsuit against the jail for the mistreatment and neglect which led to Thompson's death.
"It is completely unacceptable to force inmates to live in appalling conditions where they are subjected to insects, grime and infections. No one should be treated that way," states Crump. "Lashawn and his family deserve full justice for this inhumane treatment. Inmates deserve humanity and for jail officials to follow mental health protocol nationwide. We are launching an immediate investigation into Lashawn’s death—Lawshawn, his family, and the other inmates of the Fulton County Jail deserve answers now."