1. VIRGINIA BEACH SHINES LIGHT ON VICTIMS, NOT MASS SHOOTER
VIRGINIA BEACH: A concerted effort has been made by the officials in Virginia Beach to focus on the victims of the country’s latest mass shooting instead of the suspect.
The coastal Virginia City has employed an increasingly common public information strategy by releasing more details about the victims than of the killers to limit the criminals’ exposure and prevent copycat shootings.
City officials have instead sought to honor the victims, a day after the shooting by sharing their job titles and years of service in a sombre slideshow.
While little has been said about the 40-year-old man who has been identified as the shooter inside the city building.
12 people consisted of four engineers, three right-of-way agents, an account clerk, a technician, an administrative assistant, and a special projects coordinator were wiped out on Friday when a fellow city worker opened fire inside a municipal building.
These victims had served the city of Virginia Beach for more than 150 years.
2. BIDEN DECLARES LGBTQ RIGHTS HIS NO. 1 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY
COLUMBUS: Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden declared on Saturday that the Equality Act to enshrine LGBTQ protections into the nation’s labor and civil rights laws would be his top legislative priority.
Biden claimed that Trump’s policies on LGBTQ as immoral and cited attempts to bar transgender troops in the U.S. military, allow individuals in the medical field to refuse to treat LGBTQ individuals and allow homeless shelters to refuse transgender occupants.
According to Biden, the Equality Act which would address many such discriminatory practices has recently passed the Democratic-run House, but will not become law under Trump and the Republican Senate.
He stressed, it will be the first thing he would ask to be done.