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Texas teen shoots father in the face in Christmas present dispute

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A Texas father is recovering, but will lose one of his eyes, after being shot in the face by one of his sons after the man got into a dispute with another son over his Christmas present, reports KRGV.

According to Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio, the unidentified man was involved in an argument with his 16-year-old son who was disappointed with his Christmas present of a fishing rod.

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“The young 16-year-old was very upset because he claimed that the rest of his friends, either got a car or a pickup for Christmas. All his father provided for him was a fishing rod,” Lucio said.

Lucio said that father struck the teen on the head with a baseball bat, enraging another son — age 14 — who ran out to the family car where he retrieved a shotgun kept in the trunk.

“The young 14-year-old boy discharged the weapon. Discharged it twice. The second time he hit his father in part of the face and part of the shoulder,” Lucio explained, adding that the father will lose an eye as a result of the shotgun blast.

Authorities state the 14-year-old then took off from the home, driving in a car before sheriff’s deputies spotted him in an open field. Police say the teen struck another vehicle while attempting to elude them.

Sergeant Michael Brooks with the Harlingen Police Department said shootings like this can be prevented by placing a gun lock on a weapon, adding that the Harlingen Police Department provides gun locks to the public, free of charge.

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“If the weapon can’t be fired, then it won’t be fired,” said Brooks.

Police say that the 14-year-old is facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and evading arrest or detention with a motor vehicle.


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Confederate battle flag banned — Marine Corps declares it a ‘threat to our core values’

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The United States Marine Corps banned the public display of the Confederate battle flag on Friday.

"Depictions of the Confederate battle flag are unauthorized in public and work spaces aboard an installation," the Marine Corps wrote in guidance to the troops.

The ban applies to bumper stickers, clothing and flags among other items.

"The Confederate battle flag has all too often been co-opted by violent extremist and racist groups whose divisive beliefs have no place in our Corps," the Marines explained.

"Our history as a nation, and events like the violence in Charlottesville in 2017, highlight the divisiveness the use of the Confederate battle flag has had on our society," the continued. "The presents a threat to our core values, unit cohesion, security, and good order and discipline."

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BUSTED: Police arrest Anthony Brennan III on assault charges after viral video of attack on teenage protesters

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On Friday, The Washington Post reported that authorities have arrested Anthony B. Brennan III, a man suspected of being the attacker caught on camera in Maryland attacking teenagers putting up posters protesting the death of George Floyd, and charged him with second-degree assault.

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Trump is ‘a soulless man with a broken mind’: George Conway calls out his wife’s boss in scathing op-ed

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George Conway, the prominent Republican attorney married to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, blasted his wife's boss in a new Washington Post op-ed published online on Friday evening.

"Until three brief months ago, President Trump never faced a serious crisis, at least one not of his own making. But now he has faced two, and is failing two, in short order: the covid-19 pandemic, with its concomitant economic devastation; and now social unrest, and rioting, stemming from the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody," Conway wrote. "Lacking in humanity, Trump has had no idea how to handle either one."

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