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Sacramento police arrested a man Monday connected to the shooting that killed six people and wounded a dozen others in the heart of California’s capital as multiple shooters fired more than 100 rapid-fire rounds and people ran for their lives. Police said they booked Dandrae Martin, 26, as a “related suspect” on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and being a convict carrying a loaded gun. Detectives and SWAT team members found one handgun during searches of three area homes. The arrest came as the three women and three men killed were identified in the shooting that occurred at about 2 a.m. Sunday as bars were closing and patrons filled the streets near the state Capitol.
Two more Senate Republicans
A nearly unified wall of GOP opposition to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson cracked slightly Monday as two more Senate Republicans said they would side with Democrats in supporting her, paving the way for her confirmation as the first Black woman on the Supreme Court. Sens. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, joined Susan Collins, R-Maine, in supporting Jackson. The GOP opposition was underscored anew Monday when all 11 Republicans on the Judiciary Committee voted against the nomination. That prompted Democrats to use an unusual procedure to force the nomination out of the deadlocked panel.
ICE lawyers directed to clear low-priority immigration cases
The Biden administration is seeking to clear potentially hundreds of thousands of deportation and asylum cases pending before immigration courts, an unprecedented move that could significantly reduce the current backlog of 1.7 million cases. In a memo dated Sunday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement directed its lawyers to review cases and try to clear those considered low priority under enforcement guidelines that the administration established last year. The American Immigration Lawyers Association estimates that there are at least 700,000 such cases. The agency would not provide an estimate of how many cases would be cleared under the directive.
‘Dating coach’ charged in Capitol riot gets prison term for gun crime
A self-styled dating coach who prosecutors say participated in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a gun possession charge in Manhattan Supreme Court on Monday. In dozens of videos and articles posted online, the man, Samuel Fisher, portrayed himself as Brad Holiday, an expert at picking up women. Fisher had been charged with 17 counts relating to a cache of weapons and ammunition discovered during a search; on Monday he pleaded guilty to one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree.
China rallies domestic sympathy for Russia
While Russian troops have battered Ukraine, officials in China have been meeting behind closed doors to study a Communist Party-produced documentary that extols President Vladimir Putin of Russia as a hero. The humiliating collapse of the Soviet Union, the video says, was the result of efforts by the United States to destroy its legitimacy. To the world, China casts itself as a principled onlooker of the war in Ukraine, not picking sides, simply seeking peace. At home, though, the Chinese Communist Party is pushing a campaign that paints Russia as a long-suffering victim rather than an aggressor.
By wire sources
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