#SayHerName: First Flint Mother To Sue Over Water Crisis Found Dead — HelloBeautiful

Woman (Sasha Bell) who Filed Flint Water Lawsuit Shot Dead in Twin Killing https://t.co/EZQ26XpQP6 via @EurWeb pic.twitter.com/f9LiyZl3uO — blicqer (@blicqer) April 24, 2016 Sasha Bell, the 19-year-old mother that was the first person from Flint to sue for poising thousands of its residents, was found dead in her apartment. According to the New York Daily…

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A fifth grader shot by Dallas Police Officer…. read story

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Fifth-grader recounts shooting by Dallas officer

DALLAS — An eleven-year-old boy was caught in the crossfire late Friday night — shot as police tried to bring down an unarmed suspect.

Tobias Arthur Mackey was killed by a three-year veteran of the force.

Xavion Collins is now nursing a gunshot wound. “It hurts,” he said. “It hurts real, real bad.”

A bullet tore through the fifth-grader’s arm while he walked through his apartment complex in the 3800 block of Bonnie View Road late Friday night. His mother, Jacqueline Collins, heard the gunshots.

“Before I could even get to the door, he was back inside with blood everywhere,” Collins said. “I just started screaming and hollering, like, ‘Who shot my son? Who shot him?!'”

She never imagined that the bullet came from Dallas police officer.

On Friday evening, officers swarmed the Cedar Garden apartments in South Dallas and quickly focused on Tobias Mackey, who was walking in a breezeway.

Police said the 25-year-old had his hands in his pants and ignored officers’ orders, prompting Officer Matthew Tate to open fire.

“They jumped out and ran to the corner and said, ‘Hey!’ Pow, pow, pow… just start shooting,” said Eric Mackey, who had just dropped off his son at the complex. He and other witnesses said the officer opened fire within seconds.

“He just started shooting; didn’t tell nobody to freeze or nothing,” Mackey said.

Police later admitted that Mackey was not carrying a weapon.

One of Officer Tate’s stray bullets hit Xavion. “All I seen was blood gushing out of my arm,” he said. “Then there was blood on the wall and floors and stuff.”

The shooting outraged many at the Cedar Garden complex in what police call a high-crime area.

“They are supposed to be here to protect and serve, not to harm the children,” Jacqueline Collins said.

Police noted that Mackey had a criminal record, and had previously been given a trespassing warning, barring him from the complex.

Officer Tate remains on administrative leave as detectives investigate whether he was justified in shooting an unarmed man and child.

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Kraft food worker kills two people and critical injured one….. read on

Yvonne Hiller has been charged with murder in the deaths of two women at the Kraft Foods Baking Plant on Thursday night.

The two women have been identified as LaTonya Brown, 36 and Tanya Wilson, 47. Bryant Dalton, 39 was injured in the shooting and he is in critical condition.

It has now been revealed that Hiller was involved in an argument with three of her co-workers, which led to her suspension. When she returned to the plant with a gun she found the three in a break room, along with a  fourth. She told the fourth to get out and then just started shooting.

Hiller apparently believed that for years the other co-workers had been talking behind her back and spraying her with chemicals. She had been employed at the plant for 15 years.

Original Story From Friday Morning:

Yvonne Hiller Had Just Been Suspended From Her Job at the Kraft Foods Baking Plant in Philadelphia When She Returned With a Gun and Killed Two Co-Workers

Two more were also injured in the shooting at the Kraft factory according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, who also report that workers at the plant have identified the shooter as Hiller. The two women who were killed have not been identified at this time; the third was a man who was shot in the neck and shoulder. A fourth person was injured but is not considered critical.

Hiller has now been taken into custody.

The Kraft plant, located at 12000 Roosevelt Blvd, was operational at the time, and seven employees were trapped inside a quality-control room during the shooting. They all managed to escape unharmed.

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UPDATE: 13 dead, 30 wounded at Fort Hood

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A military official says one more person has died after being injured during a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in Texas.

Post spokesman Tyler Broadway said early Friday that the toll now stands at 13 dead and 30 wounded. Late Thursday, officials said 12 people had been killed and 31 wounded in the afternoon attack.

The victims’ identities haven’t been released.

The suspected shooter, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, was on a ventilator and unconscious in a hospital late Thursday. The Army psychiatrist was shot four times after the rampage began around 1:30 p.m.

The motive for the shootings isn’t clear, but Hasan was apparently set to deploy soon. He also had expressed some anger about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Two other soldiers were apprehended in what appears to be the worst mass shooting at a U.S. military base.

There was no immediate word on a motive. The shooting began around 1:30 p.m., said Lt. Gen. Bob Cone at Fort Hood. He said all the casualties took place at the base’s Soldier Readiness Center, where soldiers who are about to be deployed or who are returning undergo medical screening.

“It’s a terrible tragedy. It’s stunning,” Cone said.

A law enforcement official identified the shooting suspect as Army Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan. The official said Hasan, believed to be in his late 30s, was killed after opening fire at the base. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the case publicly.

A defense official, also speaking on condition of anonymity, said Hasan was a mental health professional – an Army psychologist or psychiatrist. Officials say it was not clear what Hasan’s religion was, but investigators are trying to determine if Hasan was his birth name or if he may have changed his name and converted to Islam at some point.

A graduation ceremony for soldiers who finished college courses while deployed was going on nearby at the time of the shooting, said Sgt. Rebekah Lampam, a Fort Hood spokeswoman.

Greg Schanepp, U.S. Rep. John Carter’s regional director in Texas, was representing Carter at the graduation, said John Stone, a spokesman for Carter, whose district includes the Army post.

Schanepp was at the ceremony when a soldier who had been shot in the back came running toward him and alerted him of the shooting, Stone said. The soldier told Schanepp not to go in the direction of the shooter, he said.

The base was locked down after the shootings. The wounded were dispersed among hospitals in central Texas, Cone said.

Nine were taken to Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple. A hospital spokeswoman says all had been shot and are adults. A Fort Hood spokesman said he could not immediately confirm any identities of the injured.

Lisa Pfund of Random Lake, Wis., said her daughter, 19-year-old Amber Bahr, was shot, but was in stable condition.

“We know nothing, just that she was shot in the belly,” Pfund told The Associated Press. She couldn’t provide more details and only spoke with emergency personnel.

Covering 339 square miles, Fort Hood is the largest active duty armored post in the United States. Home to about 52,000 troops as of earlier this year, the sprawling base is located halfway between Austin and Waco.

About a mile from Fort Hood’s east gate, Cynthia Thomas, director of Under the Hood Cafe, a coffee house and outreach center, was calling soldiers and friends on the post to make sure they’re OK.

“It’s chaotic,” Thomas said, as a SWAT team just drove by. “The phones are jammed. Everybody is calling family members and friends. Soldiers are running around with M-16s.”

“I ask that all of you keep these families and these individuals in your prayers today,” Texas Gov. Rick Perry said.

The shootings on the Texas military base stirred memories of other recent mass shootings in the United States, including 13 dead at a New York immigrant center in March, 10 killed during a gunman’s rampage across Alabama in March and 32 killed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history at Virginia Tech in 2007.

Around the country, some bases stepped up security precautions, but no others were locked down.

“The bottom line for us is that we are increasing security at our gates because the threat hasn’t yet been defined, and we’re reminding our Marines to be vigilant in their areas of responsibility,” said Capt. Rob Dolan, public affairs officer for the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz.

In Washington, President Barack Obama called the shooting “a horrific outburst of violence.” He said it’s a tragedy to lose a soldier overseas and even more horrifying when they come under fire at an Army base on American soil.

“We will make sure that we get answers to every single question about this horrible incident,” the commander in chief said. “We are going to stay on this.”

Fort Hood officially opened on Sept. 18, 1942, and was named in honor of Gen. John Bell Hood. It has been continuously used for armored training and is charged with maintaining readiness for combat missions.

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