Activate News October 6th, 2023 SayedFaisal, Trump, DejoyUSPS

Activate News October 6th, 2023 SayedFaisal, Trump, DejoyUSPS

Activate News for Friday, October 6th, 2023

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EVENTS

TODAY AT 7 PM
Regent Theatre Arlington Arlington

Event by TheCowsills

TODAY AT 7 PM
Crystal Ballroom at Somerville Theatre Somerville

TODAY AT 8 PM
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub Cambridge

TODAY AT 9:30 PM
Midway Cafe Jamaica Plain

Event by Midway Cafe

TOMORROW AT 12 PM
Boston Common by Park Street Station Boston

Event by United American Indians of New England – UAINE

TOMORROW AT 3 PM
Midway Cafe Jamaica Plain

Event by Midway Cafe

TOMORROW AT 7 PM
Magic Room Norwood

Event by Magic Room

TOMORROW AT 8 PM
Midway Cafe Jamaica Plain

Event by Midway Cafe

TOMORROW AT 8 PM
Faces Brewing Co. Malden

Event by Faces Brewing Co.

TOMORROW AT 8 PM
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub Cambridge

TOMORROW AT 9 PM
3 Harvard Ave,Allston,02134,US Allston

THIS SUNDAY AT 3 PM
Midway Cafe Jamaica Plain

Event by Midway Cafe

THIS SUNDAY AT 8 PM
Berklee Performance Center Boston

Event by Global Arts Live

THIS SUNDAY AT 9 PM
3 Harvard Ave,Allston,02134,US Allston

Cambridge Police Officer Justified in Fatal Shooting of Sayed Faisal, Inquest Finds

Cambridge Police Officer Justified in Fatal Shooting of Sayed Faisal, Inquest Finds

by Patrick Wilson

Friday, October 6th, 2023

On October 5, 2023, the Middlesex County District Attorney’s office released the report from the independent investigation into the fatal police shooting of Sayed Faisal. The report concluded that the officer who shot Faisal was justified in using deadly force.

The report states that Faisal was armed with a kukri, a foot-long sword, when he was shot. He approached responding officers with the sword and failed to comply with their commands to drop the weapon. After a less-lethal sponge round failed to stop Faisal, an officer shot him.

The report also found that the officer who shot Faisal was not aware of Faisal’s mental health history at the time of the shooting. Faisal’s family has said that he had bipolar disorder and that he was experiencing a manic episode at the time of his death.

The release of the inquest report has been met with mixed reactions. Some people believe that the report does not take into account Faisal’s mental health and that the officer could have done more to de-escalate the situation.

The family of Sayed Faisal has said that they are disappointed with the findings of the inquest report and that they plan to file a lawsuit against the Cambridge Police Department.

** This piece was created with the help of ai.

Trump Endorses Jim Jordan for House Speaker

Trump Endorses Jim Jordan for House Speaker

by Patrick Wilson

Friday, October 6, 2023

Former President Donald Trump endorsed Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) for Speaker of the House on Friday, October 6, 2023. Jordan, a staunch Trump ally, is the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and has been one of the most outspoken defenders of the former president. He is also one of the most polarizing figures in Washington, and his endorsement by Trump is likely to further divide the Republican Party.

Trump’s endorsement of Jordan comes as the Republican Party is in turmoil following the ouster of Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House. McCarthy was forced to resign after facing a growing rebellion from within his own party. Jordan is one of several Republicans who have expressed interest in the Speaker’s job, along with House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.).

It is unclear whether Jordan has the support of a majority of House Republicans, but Trump’s endorsement could give him a boost in the race. The Speaker of the House is the leader of the House of Representatives and the third-ranking official in the United States government. The Speaker is responsible for setting the agenda for the House and presiding over its debates.

Jordan is a controversial figure, and his endorsement by Trump is likely to be met with mixed reactions. Some Republicans may see Jordan as a strong and principled leader who will fight for their values. Others may be concerned about his close ties to Trump and his role in the January 6th attack on the Capitol.

It remains to be seen whether Jordan will be able to win the Speakership, but Trump’s endorsement is a significant development in the race.

** This piece was created with the help of ai.