Manager of Cincinnati Nightspot Linked to Deadly Shooting Shuts Down Club
Julian Rogers, who ran the Cameo nightclub in Cincinnati, where 17 people were shot early Sunday, one fatally, has voluntarily relinquished his liquor license and will close the club, according to Cincinnati.com. The Ohio Investigative Unit, touring the building, gave several citations for violations including marijuana being found inside and mold in the beer coolers. The club will remain closed until a police investigation is complete. Meanwhile, the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office says the lone fatality from the violence, O’Bryan Spikes, 27, died from a single gunshot wound to the chest, according to an autopsy report. No other information was released regarding the finding.
City Leaders Draw Line in the Sand on ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Crackdown
Politicians in cities across the country are pushing back against Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ threat on Monday to get tough on cities that make use of policies that protect undocumented immigrants from deportation. Such policies, Sessions said, “endanger the lives of every American” and violate federal law. He said the Trump White House could withhold or “claw back” funding from any city that “willfully violates” immigration law. But many were defiant. “We are going to become this administration’s worst nightmare,” New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said during a meeting of municipal officials from various cities.
Ahmed Kathrada, South African Anti-Apartheid Leader Dies at 87
Ahmed Kathrada, who along with former South African president Nelson Mandela, was jailed for standing in opposition to the racist apartheid government died Tuesday at a Johannesburg hospital. He was 87. An activist since childhood, Kathrada served as general-secretary of the Transvaal Indian Congress and eventually rose up in the ranks of the African National Congress. He was arrested in 1963 and sentenced to life imprisonment after the historic Rivonia trial in 1964 under the charge of sabotage. He was released from prison in 1989, just months before Mandela himself walked free. In 1994 as Mandela was elected president, Kathrada was chosen as the first all-race parliament for the ANC. Later he was known as a major critic of South African President Jacob Zuma and even pleaded with him to resign amidst corruption allegations.
Democratic Opposition to Trump Supreme Court Pick Grows
As many as 20 Democratic lawmakers have voiced their opposition to the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Their objection to Trump’s choice to take the unoccupied spot on the bench is that he would lean too much toward corporate interests. “Judge Gorsuch’s hearing reinforced my fear that he would favor corporations and special interest elites at the expense of American workers and families,” said Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin while on the Senate floor. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, and Maryland’s Chris Van Hollen, among others, each said they would vote against Gorsuch.
With reporting by the Associated Press