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Police: Auditor spokesman left note before apparent suicide

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Spence Jackson provided the official confirmation a month ago that his boss, Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, was dead from what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound.Schweich fatally shot himself at his home on Feb. 26, shortly after telling an Associated Press reporter he wanted to go public with allegations that the Missouri Republican Party chairman told people he was Jewish. Schweich, a Christian with Jewish ancestry, said he perceived the remarks to be part of an anti-Semitic whispering campaign against him ahead of his run for governor.

Jackson, who was Schweich's spokesman, was among the first to suggest that the GOP chairman, John Hancock, should resign. Hancock has denied making anti-Semitic remarks, but said he may have mistakenly told people last year that Schweich was Jewish. He remains chairman of the party, now roiled ahead of a 2016 election featuring races for U.S. Senate, governor and most of Missouri's other statewide executive offices.

"We're very aware of the political issues surrounding Mr. Schweich's death. And then within a month we have the death of his spokesperson," Shoemaker said Monday.He said Jefferson City investigators have reached out to police in Clayton, the St. Louis suburb where Schweich lived, but that his department wouldn't comment "or entertain questions that may link the deaths to a political issue, perceived or real."

*Rachel Maddow is covering this now. Very interesting*


'George Zimmerman blames Obama for racial tensions' . B.O.S - blame obama syndrome

George Zimmerman blames Obama for racial tensions surrounding his trial in shooting death of Trayvon Martin

BY GINGER ADAMS OTIS NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Published: Monday, March 23, 2015

George Zimmerman spoke out for the first time Monday since being cleared of violating Trayvon Martin’s civil rights and his message was simple: it’s all Obama’s fault.Zimmerman, 31, staring directly at the camera, talked for 13 minutes in a faux interview conducted by his Tampa divorce lawyer, Howard Iken.Asked by Iken who he blamed for inflaming racial tensions around his case, Zimmerman didn’t hesitate to name names.“By far, the President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama,” Zimmerman said in the March 8 video.

The President’s bias was evident during a Rose Garden press conference when he said, “If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon,” according to Zimmerman.“To me that was clearly a dereliction of duty, pitting Americans against each other solely based on race,” Zimmerman said.“For (Obama) to make incendiary comments as he did and direct the Department of Justice to pursue a baseless prosecution, he by far overstretched, overreached, even broke the law in certain aspects,” the vigilante argued.

* what a fuck-up he is*


2 jump from George Washington Bridge minutes apart, police say


By Noah Cohen | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
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on March 04, 2015 at 5:04 PM, updated March 04, 2015 at 5:10 PM

Two people jumped from the George Washington Bridge within minutes of each other Wednesday, the Port Authority said.

One person jumped from the upper level while another plunged from the span's lower level, both around 4:20 p.m., according to Port Authority police.

The first person abandoned a car on the lower level and jumped, said police spokesman Joe Pentangelo, citing a preliminary report. The second person rode a bike onto the upper level and jumped over the railing.Investigators had witnesses to the apparently unrelated cases, Pentangelo said.Both bodies were recovered and taken to the 125th Street boat basin in Manhattan, the spokesman added.The New York City Office of Emergency Management warned of "extensive delays" in both directions on the bridge due to NYPD activity.

*How sad. Depression is real. Some people think you can just shake it off*
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