Family expresses frustration with billboard over delayed justice for man killed in drunk driving crash
A Houston family paid for a billboard to express their frustration over delayed justice in their loved one's case. Gabriel Gallegos was killed in a wrong way driver crash in 2020, the family says the case has still not gone to trial and they expect the suspect will face the minimum punishment if any at all. The suspect is out on bond.
WVa governor: Voters shouldn't decide abortion access issue
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice scoffed Monday at a suggestion by Democratic lawmakers to let voters decide whether abortion should continue to be allowed in the state. The Republican governor said the state's abortion law falls under the scrutiny of the Legislature and the attorney general. During a legislative special session initiated by Justice last month, majority Republicans failed to pass legislation criminalizing abortion.news.yahoo.com
Peru health system strains under new COVID surge
Peru's hospitals are near collapse as the South American nation is experiencing a third wave of infections. The new COVID-19 omicron variant and the predominant delta infections are filling hospital beds and Intensive Care Units to capacity.news.yahoo.com
W.Va. governor 'extremely unwell' after positive COVID-19 test
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R) announced on Tuesday he had tested positive for COVID-19 and was feeling "extremely unwell."According to press release, Justice, who is fully vaccinated and boosted, got tested after experiencing a "sudden onset of symptoms." West Virginia First Lady Cathy Justice tested negative on Tuesday evening."While I was surprised that my test results came back positive, I'm thankful to the Lord above that I've been...news.yahoo.com
Lawyer files intent to sue again over governor's residency
A lawyer and former lawmaker in West Virginia has filed notice that he again intends to sue Gov. Jim Justice over his residency. Isaac Sponaugle sent Justice a 30-day intent to sue notice Thursday for the governor's alleged failure to comply with a March 1 settlement agreement to reside at the seat of government in Charleston, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. “Jim Justice needs to decide what he wants to do with his time,” Sponaugle said.news.yahoo.com
West Virginia gov: Bank deceived family for loan guarantee
In a new court filing, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice blamed a bankrupt U.K. bank for fraudulently inducing him into personally guaranteeing $700 million in loans that were taken out by his companies. In the amended complaint filed Friday, Justice's family and coal companies claim that Greensill Capital U.K. “perpetrated a continuous and highly profitable fraud." Justice told reporters Tuesday that the loans are "a burden on our family beyond belief.”news.yahoo.com
West Virginia governor sues bank in latest twist for his biz
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and his companies are suing another bank lender, the latest trouble for his business empire after he revealed he is personally liable for $700 million in loans to a separate lender. The Republican governor’s coal and hospitality businesses filed a lawsuit on Monday against Virginia-based Carter Bank & Trust over claims of deception. News of the lawsuit comes after Justice confirmed on Tuesday that he personally guaranteed $700 million in loans taken by his coal companies from a lender in the United Kingdom that went bankrupt.news.yahoo.com
Malcolm Jenkins on racial justice and disparities in venture capital
Just 4% of venture capital partners identify as Black or Latino. NFL star Malcolm Jenkins hopes to change that with his new firm, Broad Street Ventures. He spoke with CBSN's Tanya Rivero about his new endeavor, as well as racial justice and police reform efforts.cbsnews.com
U.S. Border Patrol expecting over 1 million migrants to arrive at southern border in 2021
U.S. Border Patrol expecting over 1 million migrants to arrive at southern border in 2021 U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials estimate over 1 million migrants will arrive at the U.S-Mexico border this year. CBS News homeland security and justice reporter Nicole Sganga tells CBSN's "Red & Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano about the overcrowding she witnessed during a visit to one of the nation's busiest migrant processing facilities in Donna, Texas.cbsnews.com
San Antonio mother frustrated with Bexar County justice system one year after son’s death
San Antonio – A San Antonio family is disappointed with the Bexar County justice system after the alleged killer of their loved one bonded out of jail and is still awaiting trial. San Antonio police say Edison Carraman, 22, his cousin, allegedly pulled the trigger. Kristopher’s mother, Michele Carraman, said she feels the justice system has failed their family. “Kristopher was a happy, humble, outgoing father, son, grandson, brother, friend whose life was taken way too soon,” Michele Carraman said through tears. There is no replacing him.”Since the shooting, Michele Carraman said she has been calling non-stop to see when Edison Carraman would finally be tried by a jury.
Asian American and Pacific Islanders for Justice leader calls on community to bring more awareness to racial injustices, attacks
SAN ANTONIO – Myra Dumapias, a leader with the Asian American and Pacific Islanders for Justice grassroots group in San Antonio, is tired of the silence and says she’s ready for her community to speak up about the racial injustices and attacks they have been experiencing. One instance, she says, is the lack of coverage following the shooting in Atlanta, in which eight people, mostly women of Asian descent, were killed. It’s an act of gender violence, and it’s part of a long-time problem of Asian women being minimized only down to our sexuality,” Dumapias said. State Rep. Gene Wu, D-Houston, said it’s time for the Asian American community to join the equality movement. AdAlong with other Texas House members of Asian descent, Wu signed a resolution Condemning Violence and Hate Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in Texas.
Fix SAPD members says police union set stage for harassment as they campaign for Prop B
click to enlarge Courtesy of Fix SAPDOpponents of Fix SAPD's petition drive hold up signs at a polling site where volunteers collected signatures last fall. click to enlarge Courtesy of Fix SAPDThis door hanger claims a change to the way San Antonio police bargain for benefits would create "slower response times and more crime." Then law enforcement officers showed up.“All of the sudden, you hear these people who were saying ‘Lies! Some were wearing badges and T-shirts with the San Antonio police union branding. “And I just hope that the city of San Antonio remains courageous at the ballot box and votes yes to repeal chapter 174.”sacurrent.com
Governor explains how West Virginia became a top state for Covid vaccine administration
West Virginia Gov. According to the Bloomberg Covid-19 Vaccine Tracker, West Virginia has administered 71.8% of the vaccine doses it's received. West Virginia leaned heavily on its National Guard and a network of local pharmacies to administer the shots, Justice explained. "This is all about age and age and age," Justice said, alluding to the disproportionate impact the coronavirus has had on older Americans. "And we reacted to the fact that age, age, age was driving this and these were the people that are dying, and we really aggressively got after it."cnbc.com
GOP West Virginia governor calls pro-Trump Capitol riot 'despicable,' urges country over party
Republican West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice told CNBC on Monday the pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol last week made the country "look terrible" and he urged Americans to put aside their political affiliations. "What happened with the attack on our Capitol, with people who were just out of control, is despicable," Justice said on "Squawk on the Street." First elected as a Democrat, Justice switched to the GOP in 2017 at a rally alongside President Donald Trump. Justice sharply criticized Evans, who was charged with a two misdemeanors for disorderly conduct and entering a restricted area.cnbc.com
Parents of man gunned down on East Side seek justice, forgive killer
San Antonio – A San Antonio mother and father are staying faithful that their son’s killer will soon be brought to justice. “We were at the house when it happened,” said Shelly Harrington, his mother. “Everybody loved him,” Shelly Harrington said. “We are both hurt,” said Deitric Harrington Senior, his father. “We forgive them,” Deitric Harrington Senior said.
Woman creates app to give newly-released prisoners vital connections
Now, one woman is using her 25 years of experience in the tech industry to help break the prison cycle. The problem is nobody shares information that makes it hard for them to work together,” said Louise Wasilewski, CEO of Acivilate. Their Pokket app gives newly released prisoners vital connections. They’re going to need help and resources and support if they’re going to make it,” said Colleen. It’s paid for by the probation or parole department, not by the individual.
Parents of San Antonio teen shot, killed speak out against gun violence
San Antonio – The parents of a 14-year-old boy who was shot and killed a week before Christmas are speaking out against gun violence. Bobby Lee Carter Junior, their son, was killed alongside Robert Smith, 20, on the Northeast Side. Bobby Lee Carter Senior and Victoria Carter, his parents, said their son was a happy boy. He had a good heart and soul.”They said Bobby Lee Carter Junior suffered from ADHD, but was finding his own ways of dealing with it. Bexar County Deputies said Bobby Lee Carter Junior was trying to sell marijuana to Smith when two men approached their car, robbed them and shot them.
WV Gov. Jim Justice acknowledges Biden presidency, but says U.S. is not ready to move away from coal and gas
West Virginia Republican Gov. Jim Justice said Tuesday he does not believe the U.S. is ready to move away from coal and gas even though President-elect Joe Biden has made tackling climate change a core part of his agenda. His administration rolled back many regulatory rules impacting oil, coal and gas companies throughout his presidency. The billionaire governor is the wealthiest person in West Virginia, according to Forbes. A coal company owned by the governor, Bluestone Coal, pledged to stop violating water pollution rules in West Virginia in a settlement filed Dec. 3 in federal court, ProPublica reported.cnbc.com
Two brothers desperate for answers after they say mother was found severely beaten downtown
SAN ANTONIO – Two south Texas brothers are desperate for answers after they say their mother, who is homeless and schizophrenic, was found severely beaten in the downtown area of San Antonio, not far from Haven for Hope. “An SAPD officer said it could have happened from her falling on the ground because they found her seizing out,” Matthew Bessey said, annoyed. “They need the proper help,” Matthew Bessey said. Matthew Bessey said he also demands the police to take his mother’s case seriously despite her being homeless. “The trauma surgeon and the doctors that told us everything,” Matthew Bessey said.
Second traffic-related suspension in 3 months for SAPD officer who wrecked vehicle, waited to contact supervisor
It’s the second time in less than three months Officer Marcus Justice has been suspended for a traffic-related incident, records show. Justice was involved in a wreck with another vehicle in March in the 600 block of Lanark Drive, suspension records show. A subsequent investigation determined that Justice reached speeds of 68 miles per hour while traveling along Lanark Drive, according to suspension files. Justice pulled over, but as the police officer was getting out of his vehicle, Justice “drove off at a high rate of speed,” according to suspension records. The November 2019 incident culminated with officers ending their chase and filing an evading arrest complaint against Justice, records show.
Mother of son killed during ambush raises awareness about resources needed for troubled teens
SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio mother is using the pain of losing her son to gun violence to raise awareness about the need for more resources centered around young people. “There is just not enough resources here in San Antonio,” Falcon said. There should be something out here in San Antonio so we can get these kids involved and off the street. They should make a big deal about every human that is killed by gun violence. You just don’t get to something like that without justice being served.”RELATED: Teen fatally shot in apparent ambush outside home, San Antonio police say
Column: FBG Duck brought a street fight between the ‘have-nots’ into the turf controlled by the ‘haves’
There will be justice for FBG Duck, but not because he mimicked the life of the “haves.” It will be because he was still a “have-not” who was killed by other “have-nots” on a street that belonged to the “haves.”chicagotribune.com
KSAT-TV EXTRA: A group of San Antonio activists fight for change in Washington D.C.
SAN ANTONIO EDITORS NOTE-- This video contains extended interviews and bonus footage created specifically for the KSAT-TV streaming app. From San Antonio to Washington D.C., some of our citys young activists are taking their voices to the nations capital. Reliable Revolutionaries is a civil rights group made up of several San Antonio organizations all after the same mission: justice for all. And I know that 80,000 people in San Antonio voted for Barack Obama the first time and they never voted again. These young activists are following in the footsteps of former U.S. Representative and civil rights activists John Lewis who passed away July 17.
Group raises awareness about crimes against military women, men in honor of Vanessa Guillen
San Antonio A group of people made up of women, men, and people with a military background gathered during a vigil in honor of Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen on Saturday. That gathering also was to raise awareness about unsolved crimes that happen to those who have fought for our country. Unlike Vanessa, I am alive but it hurts to know that this keeps going on.Regina described the traumatic experience that she lived through. Me being a medic and having a job working in the ER, I treat patients who are like Vanessa, Billington said. Read also:Second suspect in Vanessa Guillen disappearance case arrested, federal officials sayMan wanted in connection with Fort Hood criminal investigation fatally shoots self, Killeen police sayVanessa Guillen killed with hammer, body dismembered and burned, affidavit says
Meet the activist working with San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg to help stop racial injustices
SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s note: This video was created specifically for the KSAT-TV streaming app. But a man with a plan stepped up to the microphone, calmed the crowd and got Mayor Ron Nirenberg to listen. Speakers urge San Antonio City Council to ‘defund the police’ during budget discussionsClark wrote a list of 10 requests that he believes would push San Antonio in the right direction towards ending police brutality and racial injustices. Mayor Ron Nirenberg speaks to community on Day 6 of George Floyd protests in San AntonioAfter presenting his petition, Clark met with Mayor Ron Nirenberg and walked him down to the downtown rally. Nirenberg said he and Clark will meet daily to try and tackle Clark and the community’s list.
West Virginia governor fires all cadets shown giving apparent Nazi salute in photo
West Virginia's governor fired a class of recently graduated corrections officers Monday, after they made a gesture resembling a Nazi salute in their class photo. Some cadets started using the gesture as a "sign of respect" for an instructor at the academy with the last name Byrd, according to Jividen's letter. were added to the top of the class photo that shows the graduating cadets raising their arms high. An unnamed instructor brought concerns about the photo to a captain at the academy, according to the summary. "Well that is going to bite us in the ass," the captain said, according to the instructor.cbsnews.com