Raleigh high school stabbing | Amazon facility picket | Students for Trump founder charged with assault
No. 48 — Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2023
Fatal stabbing at Raleigh high school - what happened?
14-year-old charged with murder of student who was stabbed at Southeast Raleigh High - N&O
'We are forgiving': Family of 15-year-old stabbed to death at Southeast Raleigh High School grieves loss, holds no ill will - WRAL
‘I’m a student. I’m scared.’ 911 calls reveal fear amid Southeast Raleigh High stabbing. - N&O
Raleigh community and faith leaders issue ‘call to action’ in response to stabbing death at high school - NC Newsline
Delvin Ferrell's family calls for healing, solutions to youth violence: 'Tragedy on both ends' - ABC11
Wake school safety leader lists ongoing safety efforts, but mum on fatal stabbing - WRAL
This week, 14-year-old student TyQuan General Jr was charged with murder after stabbing two of his classmates at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School - 15-year-old Delvin Ferrell, who succumbed to his injuries, and an unnamed 16-year-old who survived.
However, this isn’t the whole story: the video from this incident shows that General was on the defensive - he is backing away as one student begins the assault by punching him, then a group of five to ten more students join in as they chase him into the gym, surrounding and stomping on General before he manages to escape. Based on comments by his cousin on social media, it was Ferrell himself who can be seen throwing the first punch.
At this point, you may be sympathizing with the knifeman. After all, many of us would feel that deadly force was “reasonably necessary” if we were being jumped and stomped by numerous attackers.
However, the video appears to show that General had the knife ready and began stabbing Ferrell as soon as he assaulted him, before anyone else joined in. So, from a self-defense perspective we have the question, did the secondary attackers join in because General was fighting “dishonorably” by pulling a knife, or would General have had a reasonable expectation that they would join in the assault regardless?
That’s enough complication before we even get into the backstory: according to General’s mother, Cherelle McLaughlin, she had told a school official when she dropped her son off that she believed he would “likely get jumped for defending his sister” after two prior incidents:
Cherelle McLaughlin of Raleigh said a dispute between students began with her older daughter, who had an earlier altercation with a female Southeast Raleigh High student that snowballed until multiple other juveniles got involved.
McLaughlin said her daughter’s original fight led to more than a dozen juveniles, including many shown in videos of Monday’s fatal fight, coming to her house in Southeast Raleigh roughly a week ago and assaulting both McLaughlin and her mother.
Other social media posts from members of the community give a different perspective on the events leading up to the fatal fight, alleging that it was General’s family at fault, with his sister being responsible for starting the previous fight. A now deleted post on Instagram even included a video allegedly of General's grandmother brandishing a firearm at a group of teenagers.
In conclusion, what I would say is that this stabbing was not a act of “random” undirected violence as we have seen in the “massacre” style shootings at schools. If your family is not the type to get involved in this type of drama, your children have a very low risk of being a victim in this type of crime.
Amazon workers picket Garner distribution facility
Workers Stage Cyber Monday Demonstration at Garner Amazon Facility - INDY Week
as well as led A demonstration early Monday morning at the corporation’s massive fulfillment center in Garner included members of Carolina Amazonians United For Solidarity & Empowerment (CAUSE), an organization seeking to unionize Amazon workers in NC, as well as striking workers from the Amazon Teamsters union based in California.
Students for Trump co-founder charged with pistol-whipping female
Ryan Fournier, a resident of Selma, has been charged by the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office with Assault on a Female and Assault with a Deadly Weapon after allegedly grabbing an unspecified woman by the arm, and striking in her in the head with a Sig Sauer P229.
Although it’s been reported that the victim was Fournier’s girlfriend, I have not able to find a reliable source to confirm.
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