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Monday, April 15, 2024

‘Rust’ Armorer Sentenced to 18 Months in Alec Baldwin’s Shooting of Halyna Hutchins

The film armorer who loaded a live bullet into Alec Baldwin‘s gun on the set of “Rust,” leading to the death of a cinematographer, was sentenced Monday to the maximum term, 18 months in prison.

Hannah Gutierrez Reed, 26, was convicted in March of involuntary manslaughter, after a jury found that her negligence caused the death of Halyna Hutchins.

Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer said that Gutierrez Reed had not shown any remorse.

“You alone turned a safe weapon into a lethal weapon,” the judge said. “But for you, Ms. Hutchins would be alive, a husband would have his partner, and a little boy would have his mother.”

Before issuing the sentence, the judge heard from Hutchins’ relatives and friends, from her agent, and from “Rust” director Joel Souza, who was struck in the shoulder by the bullet that killed her.

How To Pick A Jury That Can Judge Donald Trump

Tailoring questions to probe prospective jurors’ political biases and opinions of the former president is more art than science.


Former President Donald Trump’s criminal trial in New York begins Monday with an immediate and fundamental challenge: selecting a jury that can fairly judge one of the most famous and polarizing figures alive.

“Picking a jury in a case involving someone as familiar to everyone as former President Trump poses unique problems,” Joshua Steinglass, the senior trial counsel in the office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, said at a recent hearing — in what may be the understatement of the year.

How, precisely, to pick a Trump jury — 12 people and a handful of alternates — is a question that prosecutors and lawyers for Trump have been grappling with in several state and federal courts for months. Trump last week called the process “pure luck.” His lawyers will spend the next week hoping to prove him wrong.

Trump's New York Hush Money Trial Kicks Off

Our reporters are at the courthouse for the first day of Donald Trump's New York trial. Follow live updates on the first-ever prosecution of a former U.S. president.


You’ve got questions about how Donald Trump’s hush money trial will play out. We’ve got answers. Here’s a primer on the case and its potential consequences:

What is Donald Trump accused of?

Manhattan prosecutors allege that Trump falsified business records to cover up a sex scandal with a porn star. In the final weeks of the 2016 presidential campaign, prosecutors say, Trump arranged to buy the silence of Stormy Daniels to prevent her from speaking publicly about a sexual encounter she says she had with Trump in 2006. Prosecutors say Trump then falsified entries in his company’s books to disguise records related to the hush money.

The bare-bones crime of falsifying business records is a misdemeanor in New York. But it becomes a felony if the defendant falsified the records to further a second crime. Prosecutors have charged Trump with 34 felony counts. They say he falsified his business records to further separate campaign-finance and tax crimes.


A Sure-Handed Scheffler Wins Second Green Jacket


As Scottie Scheffler walked toward the green of the par-3 16th hole at Augusta National early Sunday evening, the pond on his left and supportive patrons on both sides, he couldn’t miss a leader board straight beyond his destination.

Scheffler’s cushion at that moment in the 88th Masters Tournament was three strokes, and his ball was at rest just nine feet from the cup, a birdie-to-be for the father-to-be. Amid the warmth of the day and the gallery, the best player around the globe had put his second Masters victory on ice.

With a final-round 68 during which he displayed the talent that has taken him to world No. 1, Scheffler, 27, kept the throttle down – making six birdies in a nine-hole stretch – and avoided the mistakes that sabotaged the scorecards of three contenders who had shared the lead with him in the middle of the round.

“It's hard to put into words how special this is,” Scheffler said. “It's been a long week, a grind of a week. It was a battle. The golf course was so challenging, and to be sitting here wearing this jacket again and getting to take it home is extremely special.”

James Thomas, Owner JWT Communications

James Thomas, Owner JWT Communications
James Thomas is a radio talk show host and civil rights activist. He can be heard every Monday morning on 94.7 FM | 106.9 FM & 1300 AM WTLS Radio (News-Sports-Talk). RADIO TALK SHOW HOST, ACTIVIST, AUTHOR James is a civil rights activist, and groundbreaking radio personality. He has built a legacy of using his voice to help oppressed people and those who are powerless against the injustices affecting them in their everyday lives. His radio program, “’TELL IT LIKE IT IS’ Talk Show”, airs every Monday morning. During his program, Mr. Thomas, also known as “JT”, talks about political and social issues, brings attention to social injustices around the world, and challenges himself and his listeners daily to “do something about it.” Because he is always taking action to help rectify the issues discussed on his show, TALKERS magazine ranked Mr. Thomas’s show in the top 50 of their 100 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts in America over one dozen times. He has interviewed President Barack Obama, First Lady Hillary Clinton, Congresswoman Terri Sewell, Senator Chuck Schumer, Spike Lee, and hundreds of people around the world.

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