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JayDaYoungan: 5 Things To Know About The Rapper, 24, Shot & Killed Outside His Home

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Jaydayoungan: 5 Things To Know About The Rapper, 24, Shot &Amp; Killed Outside His Home

View gallery Image Credit: YouTube JayDaYoungan has died at the age of 24 years old after being shot outside his Louisiana home. Cops confirmed that JayDaYoungan succumbed to his injuries after being rushed to the hospital in critical condition on July 27. “This is a very fluid situation,” police said, according to Page Six. “Our officers […]



The attack on Rushdie shows the divisions between Lebanese Shiites

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The Attack On Rushdie Shows The Divisions Between Lebanese Shiites


BEIRUT – The stabbing attack on author Salman Rushdie has exposed divisions within Lebanon’s Shia Muslim community, with some decrying violence against staunch supporters of the Iran-backed Shia militant group Hezbollah who welcomed the attack. A Rushdie defender has received death threats.

The attack struck close to home among Lebanon’s Shiites. The attacker, Hadi Matar, 24, has dual Lebanese-American citizenship, and his father lives in a Hezbollah-dominated village in southern Lebanon. Matar’s mother said she believed her son’s visit to the village of Yaroun in 2018 turned him into a religious fanatic.

The religious edict, or fatwa, urging Muslims to kill Rushdie was issued in 1989 by then-Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who accused the author of blasphemy for his portrayal of the Prophet Muhammad in the novel “The Satanic Verses”.

Iran, a close Hezbollah ally, welcomed Friday’s attack but denied any direct involvement. Hezbollah officials have been keeping a low profile since the attack on Rushdie, 75, as he prepared to give a talk in western New York. A Hezbollah official declined to comment when contacted by The Associated Press.

Most Lebanese Shiites back Hezbollah and the more secular Amal movement allied with parliament speaker Nabih, which won all 27 seats allocated to the sect in this year’s parliamentary elections. Seats in Parliament and Cabinet are divided in Lebanon according to religious affiliations.

Yet there is a vocal minority of critics of Hezbollah among Shiites. Several were attacked and one was shot last year.

As the controversy swirled, an old video of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah resurfaced on social media. In it, Nasrallah said that “no one would have dared to attack the Prophet of Islam Muhammad again” if Rushdie had been killed immediately after the fatwa.

Some Hezbollah critics have accused the group and its supporters of teaching their children to kill in the name of religion,

Matar’s mother, Silvana Fardos, told local Al-Jadeed television on Tuesday night that her son had lived his entire life in the United States until he visited Lebanon for the first and last time in 2018. This trip changed him forever, she said.

“After he came back from Lebanon, he was a different human being (…) I knew he was suffering from a long depression and I expected to wake up one day and find that he had committed suicide “, Fardos said, alleging that his son was abused by his father.

When asked if she wondered if she raised a terrorist or an extremist, the mother replied, “No. I raised an angel.

Journalists were barred from entering Yaroun and Matar’s father did not speak to the media.

Despite Hezbollah’s official silence, the group’s supporters on social media are praising the attack.

Some have issued threats against prominent journalist Dima Sadek after he posted on his Twitter account a photo of Khomeini and General Qassim Soleimani, a senior Iranian general killed in a US strike in 2020, describing the two as “verses Satanic”.

Since then, death threats on social media and through messages on his mobile phone have not stopped, with one man warning him: “I will rape you in public” and another saying that “his blood should be paid”. She received an SMS in which the sender told her where she lives.

Sadek said that despite public threats, she has not been contacted by authorities with offers of protection.

“It’s the first time I feel I’m in danger,” Sadek, a harsh critic of Hezbollah for years, told the AP. She alleged that the social media campaign against her was orchestrated by Nasrallah’s son, Jawad.

She said she was restricting her movements for the first time.

The Committee to Protect Journalists has urged Lebanese authorities to investigate and protect Sadek.

Shiite journalist Mohamad Barakat, editor of news site Asas Media, was also attacked after writing that in stabbing Rushdie, Matar “stabbed Shiites who live in Europe and America”.

On the other side, Lebanese journalist Radwan Akil of the famous local daily An-Nahar said in seemingly contradictory remarks that he tolerated the fatwa against Rushdie, but not the killing of anyone, including writers.

“I am of course in favor of political freedoms and freedom of expression… but I am not for criticizing the greatest man in history, the Prophet Muhammad, and I also reject the criticism of Jesus Christ” , Akil said in a TV interview with Lebanese. media.

An-Nahar released a statement, titled “Adopting a call for murder contradicts our policies.” He said that Akil’s opinions were his own. Two journalists who had worked for the paper and were openly critical of Hezbollah and the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad, another Iranian ally, were killed in car bombings in 2005.

The debate could eventually die out as most Lebanese are concerned about the country’s economic collapse and lack of services. “They have a lot of other concerns,” said Hilal Khashan, a political science professor at the American University of Beirut.

Lebanese political leaders have not commented on Rushdie’s attack.

However, Acting Culture Minister Mohammad Mortada denounced Rushdie’s portrayal of the prophet.

“Free speech should be polite,” tweeted Mortada, a Shiite minister close to Hezbollah allies. “Insults or black grudges have nothing to do with morality.”

Associated Press writer Kareem Chehayeb in Beirut contributed to this report.


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Amtrak Rolls Out New Dining Options on Northeast Corridor Trains

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Amtrak Rolls Out New Dining Options On Northeast Corridor Trains

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Your next trip on Amtrak from the 30th Street station might be a little tastier. Amtrak is introducing new menu items along the Northeast Corridor.

These new menu items include bacon, cheese and egg bites, a vegan Asian noodle bowl and fresh vegetable platters.

Amtrak has also lowered the price of sandwiches and salads on board.

These new menu items were rolled out to the train service on Wednesday.


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Experience, and a trip to Bears training camp, have Tyler Gleyzer thinking big for Highland Park: ‘Win conference, make the playoffs and beat Deerfield.’

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Experience, And A Trip To Bears Training Camp, Have Tyler Gleyzer Thinking Big For Highland Park: ‘Win Conference, Make The Playoffs And Beat Deerfield.’

Highland Park’s visit to Chicago Bears training camp on July 27 was more than a thrill for junior linebacker Tyler Gleyzer.

The opportunity to see professional players work provided a valuable lesson for him.

“They go full-out all the time,” Gleyzer said. “I felt like we have to mirror this. This is something we have to do.”

The Giants plan to use what they learned at Halas Hall in Lake Forest and the experience they gained a year ago, when 12 sophomores started, to pursue the Central Suburban North title and more this season.

“We’re going to win conference, make the playoffs and beat Deerfield,” Gleyzer said, referring to Highland Park’s Township High School District 113 rival.

Deerfield beat the Giants 35-6 and won the Central Suburban North last season. The teams will meet in Deerfield on Sept. 30.

Highland Park’s season starts with a home game against Leyden on Aug. 26, not quite two months after the mass shooting at the city’s Fourth of July parade. School administration limited discussion for this story to football.

First-year coach Anthony Kopp, a former Highland Park quarterback who was promoted from offensive coordinator in June, also took note of how the Bears practice and intends to implement that into the Giants’ workouts. He has high expectations for this season.

“We’re going to push them every day to work like the Bears,” Kopp said. “If we strive for that, we can do anything. We want to be one of the final eight teams at state.”

The Giants’ work began long before Bears training camp, however. Since the 2021 season ended, Gleyzer and his teammates spent time in the weight room getting stronger and quicker.

“Now the juniors are ready to step up as leaders,” senior wide receiver Emmet Pulte said. “They learned a lot as sophomores. We’ve all gotten better and stronger.”

Among those juniors is quarterback David Finfer. At this point last year, Finfer didn’t anticipate starting at quarterback, but he moved into the role as the season progressed. He said he’s ready to lead the offense.

“That experienced really helped,” Finfer said. “Now I am much more vocal as a leader. We’re going to hit the ground running.”

Other juniors whom Kopp expects to contribute include wide receiver/defensive back Nicholas Blumer, wide receiver/defensive back Andrew Cortes, two-way lineman Larry Jenkins, running back/cornerback Nikko Rosenbloom and offensive lineman Eli Secher.

Kopp said all elements of Gleyzer’s play have improved. He is “bigger, stronger, faster and smarter” than he was a year ago, Kopp said.

Pulte and junior quarterback David Finfer said they like how Gleyzer dissects offenses, gets to the ball and makes tackles with an exclamation point.

“You get free, and everything feels great,” Gleyzer said. “It’s what we have to do to win the battle.”

Steve Sadin is a freelance reporter for the News-Sun.

Team: Highland Park.

2021 record: 4-5.

Offensive leaders: David Finfer, junior, quarterback; Emmet Pulte, senior, wide receiver; Nikko Rosenbloom, junior, running back; Eli Secher, junior, offensive line.

Defensive leaders: Tyler Gleyzer, junior, linebacker; Larry Jenkins, junior, defensive lineman; Jacques Marks, senior, defensive lineman.


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Juveniles arrested for violent crimes ‘more common than you might think’, says San Francisco lawyer

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Juveniles Arrested For Violent Crimes 'More Common Than You Might Think', Says San Francisco Lawyer

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — There are new details about the minors arrested in connection with the robbery and assault of a 70-year-old San Francisco woman. Police have identified four suspects but confirm that one of the minors is still at large.

The four suspects have been identified as Darryl Moore, 18, of Oakland, 14, 13 and 11.

“The fact that we are here in front of you talking about 14, 13 and 11 year olds who are committing violent robberies, I hope it shocks everyone’s conscience,” said San Francisco’s police chief. Francisco, Bill Scott.

This begs the question – is it common?

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“It’s more common than the public wants to know,” said criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor Marc Pelta. “Certainly, more common than you think.”

Pelta has presided over hundreds of juvenile cases in the Bay Area over the past decade.

“I’ve met 11, 12, 13-year-old minors, often it’s unique to the minor how young they look in court,” Pelta said. “Unfortunately, this happens more often than the public realizes.”

SFPD confirmed to I-Team that they are still looking for the 14-year-old suspect, the 13-year-old is still in Alameda County awaiting transfer to San Francisco, and the 11-year-old was released in an adult.

“We’re going to take it from here,” San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins said at a Monday news conference.

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In 2018, Senate Bill 439 was signed into law, which essentially removed the discretion of DAs to charge children under 12.

“With the 11-year-old, it’s going to be a community issue because he’s too young to be charged with a crime,” Jenkins said.

Daniel Macallair, executive director of the San Francisco-based Center for Juvenile and Criminal Justice, told ABC7 that this case involving an 11-year-old child is extremely rare.

“Cases like this are not common,” Macallair explained.

So what happens to him?

“He won’t be on his own, someone will respond,” Macallair said, adding that each case is handled individually and often reviews the circumstances at the child’s home.

“First of all, you have to ask him what the situation is at home? If he is caring for older children who also have problems, that is also a signal that there is turbulence at home. home and in the neighborhood. And you design your response strategies accordingly,” Macallair said.

According to Pelta, California, the goal of the Welfare and Institutions Code is rehabilitation first and punishment second.

“In these types of cases, especially involving such young minors, the chances of reoffending are very high,” Pelta said.

According to a 2017 report from the California Division of Juvenile Justice, 74.2% of youths were re-arrested, 53.8% were reconvicted for new offenses and 37.3% were re-incarcerated in the three years after their release.

Stephanie: “What do you often see happen with juveniles this young?”

Pelta: “In these cases, it would routinely involve one of two options…one would be to send the minor to a camp, a locked down facility outside of the county where support services can be provided to young people. And the court monitors the minor’s progress over time to see if the minor can return home.”

An example of this is institutions like the Boys Republic in Chino Hills, California, which work to support troubled teens. It is unclear what the outcome will be for any of the minors in this case.

The ABC7 News I-Team has contacted the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office to see if an assessment of juvenile homes will take place.

If you’re on the ABC7 News app, click here to watch live

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Mets fans, it’s time for Brett Baty

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Mets Fans, It’s Time For Brett Baty

ATLANTA — The day has finally come.

It didn’t happen earlier in the season as Dom Smith and J.D. Davis failed to make much of an impact at the designated hitter spot, and it didn’t happen at the trade deadline, when the Mets’ front office pilfered Daniel Vogelbach and Darin Ruf instead of promoting someone in-house.

That long-awaited promotion is upon us now, as the Mets are calling up 2019 first-round pick Brett Baty, per reports. Both general manager Billy Eppler and manager Buck Showalter had insisted that Baty would not be part of the picture anytime soon — Showalter as recently as Monday — but injuries forced their hand. Infielders Luis Guillorme (groin strain) and Eduardo Escobar (oblique strain) both suffered injuries within the last seven days, and Guillorme’s was severe enough to put him on the injured list. A groin malady of that caliber, per the Mets, could cause Guillorme to miss up to six weeks. Baty has dabbled in left field during his minor league career but is primarily a third baseman.

Baty was the 12th overall pick in his draft year and is the Mets’ second-ranked prospect according to, behind only catcher prodigy Francisco Alvarez. He is the 18th-best prospect in the world according to the same rankings. While his call up isn’t official yet, Baty’s social media would seem to indicate that someone has broken the news to him already. His official Twitter account has liked several posts congratulating him on ascending to the big leagues. He is expected to be activated for Wednesday’s game in Atlanta, with a trip to the IL perhaps coming for Escobar.

Now being asked to contribute to a first-place team, and one that’s weathering its first troubling storm of the season, Baty is still just 22 years old. He has, though, been one of the best hitters at any level of the minor leagues this season. He started his year with the Double-A Binghamton Rumble Ponies and lived up to the team’s fearsome name. Baty played 89 games at Double-A and made 394 plate appearances. Over 11% of those resulted in a walk and over 40% of them ended with Baty getting on-base. His .312/.406/.544 slash line for the Ponies makes it clear why he was shuttled along to Triple-A Syracuse.

In a microscopic, six-game sample at Syracuse, Baty went 8-for-22 (.364) and drew three walks while striking out six times. He did not play in Syracuse’s Tuesday night game in Charlotte, which is a quick and easy commute to Atlanta. All eight of his Triple-A hits were singles. It’s Baty’s raw power, though, that the Mets hope will carry him to a prolific MLB career. His 19 home runs in 89 games at Double-A showed that the left-handed hitter was perhaps more ready for the big time than his organization initially expected.

On a Zoom call discussing the trade deadline, during which he did not ship out any of the Mets’ top prospects, Eppler said, “Once you have success at Double-A, you kind of physically know you’re able to play in the major leagues.” Triple-A, then, is often used as a final polishing stage, one where young hitters can be exposed to several pitchers who have already pitched in the major leagues. If Double-A is the physical test, Triple-A is the mental one. Baty had an extremely limited look at Triple-A pitchers, but there’s no time for the Mets to gripe about that now.

Somebody has to play third base, and with all due respect to Deven Marrero, the 31-year-old who is fairly fresh out of an independent league, he is not the man for the job. Baty might not be either, at least right now, but the club has the luxury of knowing his performance won’t be the difference between making and missing the playoffs. The Mets have put themselves in an enviable position of power. They still lead the National League East by 3.5 games entering Wednesday night’s contest, own the second-best record in the majors and have a 100% chance of making the postseason according to FanGraphs’ playoff odds.

The games where they have to start Baty at third base could be the difference between winning and losing the division, though. With MLB’s new playoff format, winning the division and securing a top-two seed in the NL could prove very important, as the two division winners with the best record get a bye and avoid a wonky three-game Wild Card series. Taking the NL East will secure one of those top two seeds — the NL Central winner, barring a miracle, won’t have enough wins for it — but Atlanta is not just going to roll over and die.

Essentially, this is as real deal as it gets for Baty. He won’t have the agonizing bus rides, cramped clubhouses or cheap hotel rooms of the minor leagues anymore, but he also won’t have the comfort of being one of the best players on the field each time he goes out. The Mets have also called up a 22-year-old in the heat of a pennant race before, and you best believe Baty will be compared to him incessantly in the coming days.

Michael Conforto played a Double-A game on July 23, 2015. The very next day, he was at Citi Field, starting in left field for a team that would eventually play in the World Series. Most Mets fans can tell you exactly what Conforto did once he got there. Strapped with a left-handed swing of his own, fresh off demolishing Double-A just like Conforto did, a similar boost from Baty would immediately make him an unforgettable figure in Mets lore.

The Mets now find themselves in an interesting spot. They didn’t want to have to use Baty at the MLB level this early, but with the hard-charging Braves not relenting, the team’s brain trust wasn’t left with much of a choice. At worst, Baty struggles but has a useful trial by fire that can teach him some things about The Show.

At best, the Mets just accidentally unlocked the best third baseman they’ve had all year.


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Christian McCaffrey knocked to ground, fan injured in fight at joint Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots practice

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Christian Mccaffrey Knocked To Ground, Fan Injured In Fight At Joint Carolina Panthers And New England Patriots Practice

Carolina Panthers star running back Christian McCaffrey was involved in a fight Wednesday during joint practice with the New England Patriots that injured a fan.

McCaffrey, who was out of bounds, was knocked to the ground by Patriots defensive lineman Deatrich Wise Jr., who landed on the fan during the ensuing scrimmage. McCaffrey responded by throwing the ball at Wise’s feet, sparking the fight which continued in the stands.

The woman suffered a swollen foot but refused treatment from Patriots medical staff.

The 6-foot-5, 275-pound Wise reached out to the fan to apologize, and McCaffrey shook his hand as well. The Patriots offered him tickets to one game this season.

It was the second day in a row that the Panthers-Patriots joint workouts featured an altercation. Wise was ejected from practice Wednesday with Panthers backup running back Chuba Hubbard and cornerback Kenny Robinson, who was also ejected for fighting on Tuesday.

ESPN’s David Newton and Mike Reiss contributed to this report.


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