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Editor’s Warning: mentions of gun violence.
Happening in the World: The US Coast Guard is currently searching for survivors from a capsized ship near the Florida coast. A lone survivor, who was found yesterday morning by fishermen, indicated that the vessel capsized on Saturday and was carrying 39 other passengers. US officials suggest that the ship, which departed from Bimini, Bahamas, was being used to smuggle its passengers into the US. Coast Guard officials are currently searching the area from Bimini to Fort Pierce using aircrafts and ships, however, no survivors have been found yet. (BBC)
Happening in the US: Sean Caddle, a New Jersey political consultant, confessed to hiring two men to kill an associate, whose body was stabbed to death and left in his burning apartment. Mr. Caddle made a guilty plea during his teleconferencing hearing and is currently confined to his home on a $1 million bond awaiting sentencing. Evidence presented during the trial showed that Mr. Caddle paid the hired killers two sums of several thousands of dollars: before and after the murder. While officials have not named the victim, The New York Times suggests that he was likely Michael Galdieri, a political operative, whose murder matches the description in the Caddle case. (NYT)
Happening in NYC: Yesterday, a shooter fired multiple shots at another individual in the waiting room of Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx. The incident occurred around midday, leaving the victim with a gunshot wound to the arm. The identity and medical status of the victim have not been made public. However, a suspect, Keber Martinez, was arrested around midnight. Eyewitness accounts suggest that the two individuals appear to have known each other. Before the arrest, Mayor Eric Adams commented on the incident, calling it “a reprehensible act” and asking anyone with information to come forward. This comes in the wake of his announcement of the “Blueprint to End Gun Violence” plan which, according to the Gothamist, could increase policing and adjust laws to raise incarceration rates, in an attempt to curb gun violence. (NBC)
Happening in our Community: Attend A Conversation with Guy Stern, PhD from 4 to 5 pm today. The event, hosted by CUIMC’s Jewish Cultural ERG, will feature Guy Stern who is the last living member of The Ritchie Boys, a US military intelligence group comprised of World War II refugees. You can register for the event here.
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