As always, the news is an impossibly mixed bag.

Editor’s warning: gun violence

Happening in the World: A gunman opened fire in Jerusalem, leaving one person dead and three others wounded. The gunman was a member of the Palestinian militant group, Hamas. After the incident, the gunman was shot and killed by Israeli security forces (BBC).

Happening in the US: Kyle Rittenhouse has been acquitted of all charges. Rittenhouse was charged with five crimes, including intentional homicide, after shooting and killing two people during protests against racist police violence in Kenosha, Wisconsin. A 12-person jury spent three days deliberating and ultimately returned a verdict of not guilty on all counts (BBC).

Happening in NYC: A state program started during the pandemic to help keep New York food pantries stocked has become permanent after Governor Kathy Hochul signed it into law this Saturday. The “Nourish New York” program allocates 50 million dollars a year towards food banks, allowing them to purchase fresh produce from farms in Upstate New York (Gothamist).

Happening in Our Community: While there are no events happening on campus today, make sure to register for tomorrow’s Situational Awareness Training for Students. The course will run from 4 to 5 pm and is a great way to learn how to better protect oneself in dangerous situations.

Jerusalem via Pixabay