DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Booed At Democratic Convention Meeting

CNN is reporting that Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the outgoing DNC Chairwoman, will not be opening the Democratic convention starting tonight and will not gavel it in. According to Democrats close to her, she will not be speaking at the convention at all. The DNC’s Secretary who is also the mayor of Baltimore will be taking over the gaveling.

Washerman Schultz appeared before Florida Democratic delegates today and was greeted by the jeers and boos of Bernie Sanders supporters who are seemingly finally justified in their anger towards the treatment of Sanders by the DNC and Wasserman Schultz after leaked emails proved the party’s preference of Hillary Clinton throughout the primaries.

Bernie Sanders addressed supporters today as well, receiving jeers for continuing to stick with his endorsement of Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine saying that they must be elected in order to defeat Donald Trump.

DNC Vice Chair Donna Brazile will serve as interim chair through the election.

The convention begins tonight in Philadelphia with speeches by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and first lady Michelle Obama.

9 People Killed In Munich, Germany Mall Shooting

German police are currently engaged in an anti-terror manhunt in Munich after a shooting at a shopping mall left at least 8 people dead and others injured. The gunmen are still on the loose with authorities searching for at least 3 men according to witnesses. The BBC is reporting that the public is being urged to stay inside and that railway stations nearby have been evacuated.

German forces have been on alert since Monday’s knife attack in Bavaria, which was claimed by ISIS.

This attack has yet to be claimed by the Islamic State but a German newspaper has tweeted that the police have no indications of this attack being linked to the terrorist group at this time.

According to the BBC an elite border security unit called GSG9 is heading to Munich to help in the search and bringing several helicopters.

Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Face Potential Legal Action Over Taylor Swift Video

People magazine is reporting potential legal action by Taylor Swift against Kanye West. The feud is over a phone call between the two musicians in January of this year that was recorded without Swift’s knowledge, a clip of the video was released recently by Kim Kardashian. In the video, posted to Kardashian’s Snapchat, Kanye is allegedly getting permission for mentioning her in his song “Famous.”

Considering the two-part consent law in California, it is illegal for someone to record a conversation without the other party knowing and Swift reportedly threatened West with criminal prosecution in February unless the video was destroyed.

Swift has taken to social media, rallying against never approving the line where she was referred to as a “bitch” and calling it character assassination.

West’s camp claims that he films his entire process but the legal issue will most likely lie in the video’s recent release after Swift’s previous legal threats.

Freddie Gray Trial: Officer Brian Rice Acquitted Of All Charges

Facing charges of involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment, and misconduct in office for the death of Freddie Gray last year, Lt. Brian Rice was acquitted this week by a judge in the Baltimore Circuit Court. Gray died last year after suffering a spinal injury while in custody in a police van, his death caused riots in Baltimore and was quickly adopted by the Black Lives Matter movement.

Rice, is the 4th out of six officers on trial in the death and the highest ranking individual. The three earlier trials resulted in two acquittals and a mistrial.

The judge ruled that there was no evidence Rice was aware that failing to seat belt a prisoner could result in injury or death and a failure for the prosecution was not being able to prove Rice had read a general order mandating officers to seat belt prisoners. According to the testimony of other officers Rice was the one who put Gray into the transport wagon while shackled and did not fasten his seat belt, as reported by CNN.

This same judge had ruled on the two previous acquittals in the case.

Turkish Military Attempts Coup Against Government

Numerous news outlets are reporting an alleged military coup taking place in Turkey tonight. Reports of gunfire and military aircraft flying over the capital were met with an announcement by the Turkish Prime Minister that security forces were allegedly attempting to resolve the situation. He also stated that those responsible for the coup would pay the highest price.

Other reports have the Turkish Military successfully taking over with soldiers allegedly entering the Turkish state broadcasting buildings and blocking two major bridges in Istanbul. The Guardian is reporting that soldiers have entered the building of the ruling AK party and asked everyone to leave, according to the head of the Istanbul branch of the party.

A broadcast allegedly written by the military has declared a curfew across Turkey, all airports were closed, and that a new constitution for the country was promised. The claim is that democracy and the secular rule of law had been undermined. The Turkish president is out of the country on holiday currently and is allegedly safe.

Both France and the United States have issued warnings to their citizens in the country as anxious Turkish civilians crowd ATM machines to withdraw money.

As civilians begin to fill the streets creating a chaotic scene, both the military coup and the Turkish government are claiming to be in control.