FATHER OF WAFFLE HOUSE KILLER FACING CHARGES
Jeffrey Reinking, the father of Waffle House killer, Travis Reinking, was charged in Court on Thursday with unlawful delivery of a firearm. Jeffrey Reinking is accused of knowingly giving an AR-15 rifle to his son despite his having been a patient in the mental health unit of Methodist Medical Center of Illinois in Peoria. He has posted bond and is scheduled for an April 25 arraignment.
U.S. Senate Votes to Overturn Trump’s Emergency Declaration at Mexican Border
- By a vote of 59-41, the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate voted to overturn President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the country’s southwestern border.
- The House of Representatives recently passed a similar measure.
- This marks the first time that Congress has ever blocked a presidential emergency declaration.
- “I believe the use of emergency powers in this circumstance violates the Constitution,” said Republican Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas.
- Trump will likely use the first veto of his presidency to reject Congress’ action, setting up legal battles and stalling funding for his border wall.
16 YEAR OLD WANTED FOR CAR JACKING
16-year-old David Mays is wanted for shooting Uber driver Brian Redden Wednesday night in an attempted carjacking, according to police. Bishop Marcus Campbell says Mays was supposed to be part of his 12-week G.A.N.G program. G.A.N.G stands for “Gentlemen and Not Gangsters.” It’s a mandatory mentoring program for kids on probation in juvenile court.But the pastor says Mays never showed up. Police say Mays has a long rap sheet, including two counts of aggravated robbery last summer.
WOMAN DIES FROM INJURIES SUSTAINED FROM SON
38 year old Tiffany Redmon died from her injuries after her 17-year-old son, Jshaun Redmon shot her in the head, then killed himself, in an apparent murder-suicide on Tuesday night, police say. They don’t know what motivated the 17-year-old boy to do such a thing. Jshon shot himself in the head and died at the scene. Officers found Jshaun in a yard across the street. Police confirmed she died at the hospital on Thursday. In the past two years, police responded to the Chesapeake Drive home 30 times.
NASHVILLE FOP LAUNCHES DIGITAL CAMPAIGN TO FIGHT MURDER CHARGE
The Nashville Fraternal Order of Police released a video on Thursday as part of its digital campaign designed to show the public the truth about Metro Police Officer Andrew Delke and what the organization believes are politically-motivated and false charges brought against him by District Attorney Glenn Funk. Officer Andrew Delke was not in court for his arraignment on Wednesday. His attorney entered the not guilty plea on his behalf. The FOP is paying to advertise the video through Facebook.