1 Border Crossing Near San Diego Closed As Tensions Rise & Teargas Flies
The nation's busiest port of entry is re-opened following a five-hour closure yesterday. The San Ysidro Port of Entry near San Diego, which sees about 90-thousand people via vehicle and pedestrian traffic each day, was closed by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency when a group of about 500 migrants stormed the Border fence. While there is anger that border agents used tear gas to dispel the group, which retreated back into Mexico, it’s worth noting that officers were pelted with rocks and other items. And that was after Mexican police unsuccessfully pushed back the group. Tijuana Municipal Police say they detained 39 people, including 15 Mexicans and 24 Hondurans. What now? For starters, Mexican officials say they plan on deporting the group, who they say "violently" and "illegally" stormed the U.S.-Mexico Border fence. As for those thousands of migrants who stayed on “that” side of the fence? They’ll remain in Mexico, hoping to enter the United States on asylum claims. Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum also took to Twitter to address the incident saying, “We will not allow our binational relationship to be broken by the bad behavior of the migrant caravan.”
2 Flight Cancellations Grow As Millions Of Americans Face Blizzard Warnings
Getting home from “grandmother’s house” after Thanksgiving has gotten seriously complicated as more than 15-hundred flights have been cancelled as millions of Americans face blizzard warnings. The storm has been moving from the Midwest into the Great Lakes region before hitting the Northeast later today. And while it’ll turn into a rain event for many, a state of emergency has been declared in Kansas due to whiteout conditions. At last check, about 20-million people are under a high-wind advisory in states like Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa. In other words – check with your airline if your travel plans have anything to do with these regions.
3 Family Of Man Murdered By Police: Show Us The Video
The family of the victim who was shot and killed at the Riverchase Galleria Mall just outside of Birmingham, Alabama is hiring a national civil rights attorney. The family has retained Benjamin Crump to represent them in the case of 21-year-old Emantic "EJ" Fitzgerald Bradford, Junior. Officials confirm Bradford was killed on Thanksgiving night during an incident that broke out at the mall. Initial reports by Hoover Police say Bradford was running away from the scene carrying a handgun, which was when the cops shot him, but the latest update says they had the wrong man. Adding insult to an already grievous injury? The family says no one ever contacted them about their son’s death – they reportedly found out via social media. Crump says several witnesses are claiming that the officer who killed Bradford did not issue any verbal commands “before he shot him in the face.” Officials have yet to release any bodycam video of the incident.