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NC man shot and killed Good Samaritan trying to help him with stalled car in blizzard: cops

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A North Carolina man is in custody after being accused of executing a Good Samaritan who tried to help him after spinning out in his car during the massive East Coast blizzard, the Charlotte Observer reports.

Marvin Jacob Lee, 27, was driving on Friday night when his car skid out due to weather conditions. Three men in a passing truck got out to help him, as did some neighbors in the area. But Lee began acting erratic and belligerent, prompting the Good Samaritans to back off and call police.

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“They thought he was drunk or on dope and said ‘let’s just call the law and let them deal with it,’” Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid said.

But as they tried calling authorities, Lee allegedly took out an automatic pistol and began shooting at them.

The people who had been trying to help Lee started running away from the gunfire, but one man was struck and fell. The victim, identified by authorities as  Jefferson Heavner, 26, was on the ground when Lee stood over him and shot him “numerous times,” the Observer reports.

When SWAT arrived, Lee was passed out inside his car, but awoke when they pulled him out and tried to resist. He is currently in custody.


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Romney dashes hopes with announcement Trump’s Supreme Court nominee should receive senate vote

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Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) has said that he will confirm whomever President Donald Trump chooses for the replacement for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He will also support the candidate being jammed through the Senate as quickly as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wishes.

“I intend to follow the Constitution and precedent in considering the president’s nominee. If the nominee reaches the Senate floor, I intend to vote based upon their qualifications,” Romney told reporters on Tuesday.

Thus far only two Republicans have been willing to block a vote for Trump's nominee based on McConnell's principle he outlined in 2016.

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Ex-Trump staffer outlines how the president undermined his own task force’s pandemic response

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In a new interview with NBC News scheduled to air on Tuesday night, Mike Pence's former top Homeland Security aide Olivia Troye excoriated President Donald Trump and the administration for their failures to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously.

Trump, claimed Troye, is "undermining" his own public health experts, especially with events like the rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma where masks were not enforced and social distancing not required. Following that rally, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt tested positive for coronavirus, and GOP businessman Herman Cain died of the disease, although it is not definitive that they contracted it at the rally.

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Ohio Democrats bust police officer’s son for stealing Biden campaign signs and then posting the video

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The son of an Ohio police officer was accused this week of outing himself as one of the people who stole a number of Biden campaign signs.

The Ohio Union Country Democratic Party shared video that allegedly has been posted by the son of an officer in Marysville.

"Local cop's son shows off the Biden signs he and his friends stole, then tags the accomplices on his Instagram post," the Union County Democrats' Twitter account said. "Hey @MarysvilleOHPD. You know where he lives. When can we pick up our signs?"

Video shared with the post shows someone flipping through a stash of Democratic Party campaign signs. The post included the message: "Fuck Biden."

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