Weekly Update: Finding the strength to fight xenophobia

This update in the Boeing case is yet another development within a matter of days.

This update in the Boeing case is yet another development within a matter of days.

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Trump Grounds the Boeings

Following two deadly Boeing 737 Max Jet crashes in recent months, many countries decided to ground all of these planes. On Wednesday, President Trump followed suit, prohibiting the use of Boeing 737 Max Jets until the cause of these crashes is determined.


While announcing his decision to ground these planes, Trump stated he came to this determination with the safety of the American people as his top concern.

I didn’t want to take any chances. We didn’t have to make this decision today. We could have delayed it . . . But I felt it was important both psychologically and in a lot of other ways.”

— President Donald Trump


Boeing has yet to release a cause for the crashes, however, early investigations point to a faulty sensor as one possible cause. Until more definitive answers are released, the Boeing 737 Max Jets will remain grounded.

Attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand

A terrorist began open-firing at two Muslim mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday, killing 50 people.


The suspect, a 28 year-old man from Australia, continued his attacks for 36 minutes before police detained him. He had multiple firearms and planned to hurt many more people if he had not been stopped.


Early investigations have found that the suspect is a white supremacist who posted a manifesto detailing his beliefs just hours before he carried out his attack. He currently faces one murder charge with expectations for more to be added soon.


Mob Boss Killed

Francesco Cali, a Gambino Mob boss, was killed outside his home in New York City on Wednesday.


Cali went outside when a driver hit his car, only to be shot and killed minutes later. It appears that this murder was not related to Cali’s connection to the mob.


The suspected murderer, a 24 year-old man from Staten Island, is in custody and will face murder charges in the coming days.

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