The Daily Populous

Sunday August 18th, 2019 night edition

image for A black teen ran out with a $2 beer. Then a Tennessee store clerk followed him and shot him dead

Anwar Ghazali was convicted of second-degree murder after a four-day trial, Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said Friday.

He then ran outside to follow the teen and fired several times.

Afterward, he returned to the store and told a witness, "I think I shot him."

He did not call the police, and neither did any other customer inside the store, WMC reported.

Harris was shot at least three times and was left to bleed out, Fowler said.

His body was found two days later in a yard near the store with gunshots in the back of his thigh, Weirich said.

The shooting, which sparked protests outside the store , has similarities to other instances of black men shot and killed over otherwise minor incidents. »

NRA Says New Florida Law Would Take Away Rifles From '10-Year-Old Little Girls' on Their Birthdays

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Marion Hammer, the chief NRA lobbyist, met with a group of economists in Florida on Friday to oppose the proposed ban of assault weapons, according to Shareblue Media.

She asked if a little girl who wanted to shoot a rifle with a pink stock would be convicted of a felony.

Opponents of the proposed Florida ban, including the NRA and other gun advocate groups, say the law is too broad. »

And Now, the Really Big Coal Plants Begin to Close

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Of all the coal plants to be retired in the United States in recent years, none has emitted more.

Bruce Mansfield, a massive coal plant in Pennsylvania, emitted nearly 123 million tons between 2010 and 2017.

And in western Kentucky, the Paradise plant emitted some 102 million tons of carbon over that period. »

White supremacy-fuelled killings to be classed as domestic terrorism under new law proposed in New York

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Amid a national debate about racism, extremism and mass shootings, governor Andrew Cuomo proposed to make New York the first state to classify “hate-fuelled” killings as domestic terrorism on Thursday.

New York’s new law, by contrast, would specify that domestic terrorism included acts of mass violence against people for their identities.

“White supremacists, anti-Semites, anti-LGBTQ, white nationalists: these are Americans committing mass hate crimes against other Americans,” Mr Cuomo said. »

Acclaimed animator who created Roger Rabbit dies aged 86

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Richard Williams, who worked on hit films such as The Pink Panther, won three Oscars and three Baftas.

The acclaimed animator Richard Williams, who worked on hit films including Who Framed Roger Rabbit and The Pink Panther, has died.

Williams was the animation director on the 1988 blockbuster Who Framed Roger Rabbit – creating characters including Roger and Jessica Rabbit. »