The Daily Moth 12-6-16

Trial for S.C. Police Officer Ends in Mistrial, President-Elect Donald Trump Tweets Against U.S. Government’s Deal with Boeing for New Air Force One 747s, Deaf Co-Creators of TV Show “Fridays/The Chances” Selected to Premiere in Sundance Film Festival 2017, and DeafBing: AFV “Name That Sound” Unfunny. ——— Hello, welcome to the Daily Moth! It is Tuesday, December 6. Ready for news? ——— The trial for the South Carolina police officer who was captured on cell phone video shooting and killing unarmed male Walter Scott — ended yesterday in a mistrial — the jury was deadlocked, they couldn’t come to one agreement. The jury said in a statement that was read by the judge: “We as the jury regret to inform the court that despite the best efforts of all members, we are unable to come to an unanimous decision.” Because of that, the judge Clifton Newman declared a mistrial — then thanked the jurors for their hard work to try to reach an unanimous verdict in the case. Jurors spent more than 20 hours in their deliberations. 11 of them were white and 1 was black. Some of them had tears when the judge declared a mistrial. Prosecutors thanked the jurors but said they would seek to have another trial for Slager. Slager was indicted by a federal grand jury on a civil rights violation, so he still will have to defend himself and his actions. To review what happened, watch the video I posted on October 31. http://bit.ly/2helquz ——— President-elect Donald Trump said on Twitter today that the U.S. government should cancel their order with Boeing to build...

The Daily Moth 12-5-16

Standing Rock Standoff Results in Temporary Victory, At Least 36 Dead in Warehouse Fire in Oakland, Baby Born During Southwest Flight, and Deaf Crows: A Project for Deaf Youth in Saskatchewan. ——— Hello, welcome to the Daily Moth! Hope your weekend was good. Lots of news today. Ready? ——— The Standing Rock tribe and other water protecters trying to block the DAPL Dakota Access Pipeline are now celebrating because the Army Corps of Engineers has denied the oil company an “easement” — which is the right to cross — to build a pipeline under the Missouri River. The Army Corps said they’ve been in talks with both the Standing Rock tribe and the oil company, and that they decided the best way is to explore alternate routes for the pipeline crossing. When the news was announced yesterday, it started a huge celebration at the water protector campsite. Right now, the pipeline is almost complete — it starts in North Dakota and ends in Illinois, and it’s all set up except for the 1,100 foot crossing at Missouri River. The oil company needs the approval from the Army Corps in order to complete the $3.8 billion project, but it’s a no-go from the Obama administration. The oil company isn’t happy, saying they did get an approval to cross the Missouri River in July. Although it is a success for the water protectors, this decision by the Army Corps might change when the Trump administration takes over. Trump could direct the Sec. of the Army to issue the permit or to issue an executive order to approve the pipeline. The chairman...

The Daily Moth 12-1-16

Update with Wildfires in Gatlinburg, California Mom Abducted for 3 Weeks Found, Armed Bank Robbery Attempt in Jacksonville FL, Catholic Priests Arrested for Sex Abuses Against Deaf Children, and Sign for Somalia. —— Hello, welcome to the Daily Moth. It is Thursday, December 1 — we’re in our last month of 2016. Wow. Ready for today’s news? —— Update with the wildfires in Gatlinburg, Tennessee — seven people have died in fires in the county this week. Over 50 people were hospitalized.  More than 700 homes and businesses were destroyed — 300 of them within Gatlinburg city limits. Some of those homes are firefighters’ homes. It is possible that there are more victims because there are some who are missing. Very sad. Gatlinburg’s fire chief said they rescued three people who were stuck in an elevator at the Westgate Resort. This place had serious damage — to get an idea, look at this Google Maps picture of the resort. You can see three large buildings and smaller cabins on the edge. Now look at the fire damage, wow, all the cabins and two of the three buildings are completely burned to their foundations. That’s just one of the many areas damaged from the fire. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park superintendent said he thinks the fire is “human-caused.” The most serious fires were on Monday, continued to burn on Tuesday, and finally stopped yesterday afternoon with the help of rain. Some areas are still smoldering and the area is still evacuated. The estimated number of acres burned is 16,000. One of the most popular destinations in the area is...

The Daily Moth 11-30-16

Carrier A/C To Keep 1,000 Manufacturing Jobs in Indiana After Negotiations with Trump/Pence, Trump’s Tweet About OSU Knifeman and Information about Columbus Somali-American Community, Texas Man Builds Bridges with Muslim Community, Trump to Hold News Conference about Separating Himself from His Business Interests, Charlotte, NC Police Officer Not Charged in Shooting Death of Keith Scott, CSDF Coach Honored by NFL Team, and #DeafBIng: Inattentive Attention. —— Hello, welcome to the Daily Moth. It is Wednesday, November 30. Ready for today’s news? —— President-Elect Donald Trump said he would go to Indiana on Thursday with VP-Elect Mike Pence (the governor of Indiana) to make a major announcement about Carrier (AC company)’s decision to keep 1,000 manufacturing jobs at its air conditioning plant in the state rather than move them to Mexico. Carrier’s decision came after negotiations with Trump and Pence negotiated with Carrier to include new tax breaks for the company if it decided not to move. Trump going to Ohio will be his first public appearance since the election. He will then do a “thank you” tour of states that supported him, starting in Cincinnati, Ohio. —— President-Elect Donald Trump tweeted this about the Ohio State knifeman — [“ISIS is taking credit for the terrible stabbing attack at Ohio State University by a Somali refugee who should not have been in our country.”] Columbus has the second-highest Somali population in the U.S. Some people feel fear because of the backlash. One person from Somalia who owns a restaurant there (he’s lived in Columbus for over 10 years) said the knifeman was not representative of immigrants from Somalia — he...