Week-ends (04/07/18)

A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of This Just In…

HEROES OF THE WEEK

This Milwaukee couple…

Jayera Griffin

Volunteers

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Nasim Aghdam

Sharron Dobbins

Jim Acosta

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“Act now Congress, our country is being stolen! Congress must immediately pass Border Legislation, use Nuclear Option if necessary, to stop the massive inflow of Drugs and People. They (Mexico) must stop them at their Northern Border, which they can do because their border laws work, not allow them to pass through into our country, which has no effective border laws.”
President Trump on Twitter

“We have very bad laws for our border, and we are going to be doing some things — I’ve been speaking with General Mattis — we’re going to be doing things militarily. Until we can have a wall and proper security, we’re going to be guarding our border with the military. That’s a big step. We really haven’t done that before, or certainly not very much before.”
President Trump

“What we’ve seen about The Trump base is that they don’t actually hold him accountable for whether he actually accomplishes anything. They just want to see him fighting.”
Charlie Sykes

“There were compelling editorial reasons for the content of NPR’s news coverage. The word in question was an integral part of the news of that day and using it was necessary for the audience to understand what was happening. We limited the number of times it was said on the air and each time we gave a warning about profanity.”
NPR spokesperson Isabel Lara on why NPR chose to air the word “sh*thole” unedited. President Trump’s description of “sh*thole countries” prompted 162 complaints to the FCC about news coverage of it, according to public records obtained by CBS News through a Freedom of Information Act Request.

Discussion of antisocial behavior in poor black communities, let alone the possibility that it plays a significant role in racial inequality, has become another casualty of the post-’60s era. King and other black leaders at the time spoke openly about the need for more-responsible behavior in poor black communities. After remarking on disproportionately high inner-city crime rates, King told a black congregation in St. Louis that “we’ve got to do something about our moral standards.” He added: “We know that there are many things wrong in the white world, but there are many things wrong in the black world too. We can’t keep on blaming the white man. There are things we must do for ourselves.”
Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Riley

“When you’re building something like Facebook that is unprecedented in the world, there are going to be things that you mess up.”
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after the company revealed that the personal information of up to 87 million users may have been improperly shared with data firm Cambridge Analytica

“Unfortunately, there are some very powerful people who tried to put pressure on me not to release this movie. … I made it very clear that I’m not about the right, I’m not about the left. I’m about the truth.”
Byron Allen, CEO of Entertainment Studios discussing the making of the movie ‘Chappaquiddick’

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Every parent’s worst nightmare

A rash of Easter offenses

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

A striking detail stands out in nearly three decades of American mass school shootings: The killers mostly use guns owned by a family member, not purchased on their own. As Congress, statehouses, school districts, retailers and various groups debate how to prevent a school shooting after a 19-year-old who legally bought guns left 17 dead in Parkland, Fla., much discussion centers on whether to raise the minimum age for gun purchases. But statistics suggest that a lack of gun safety at home also has played a big role in school shootings.
From the Wall Street Journal

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

President Trump wants to send troops to the border

They want to ask WHAT on the census?

STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Iowa man says his town stinks. Court says city cannot sue.

 

 

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