National News (Week 3, 9/23/16)
Arrest warrant issued for Tulsa shooting police officer
The controversial killing of Terence Crutcher on Sept. 16 has officially resulted in an first-degree manslaughter charge against Betty Shelby, the Tulsa, Okla. police officer involved in the incident. The U.S. Justice Department has launched a civil rights investigation. Tulsa Police Department Chief Chuck Jordan has stated, ‘We will achieve justice in the case.”
Massive power blackout strikes Puerto Rico
After a fire erupted in the U.S. territory’s primary power plant on Wednesday, 3.5 million people were without electricity. There is ongoing investigation for the reason for the failure of two transmission power lines of 230,000 volts, which ultimately caused 15 other fires throughout Puerto Rico. Heavy storms in the region may have had an impact.
Study disarms “immigrants are stealing jobs” mantra
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine published a report on Wednesday stating, by and large, immigrants do not “steal” American jobs. The report featured input from 14 researches, including economists and scholars. Francine D. Blau of Cornell University, who led the 550-page report research effort, stated, “We found little to no negative effects on overall wages and employment of native-born workers in the longer term.”