(FreshAsFrankie) Ohio Judge Shot After Being Ambushed Outside of Courthouse, Returns Fire
According to reports, an Ohio judge was shot outside of the Jefferson County courthouse in Steubenville on Monday morning. Judge Joseph Bruzzese was allegedly heading to work when he was approached by suspects outside the courthouse who fired shots at him.
Steubenville City Manager James Mavromatis laid out the scenario, saying, “We’re starting to put this whole picture together, but basically what you have is the judge is going to work, these subjects were waiting for them. He comes up, shoots at the judge. The judge returns fire. We also have a probation officer that was behind the judge. He returns fire as he is shot at. The subject is deceased that he shot at. This probation officer has done his job. He reacted to the threat, trying to save the judge and any other bystander that may have been in the area.”
Because of the gunfire exchange, the courthouse was shut down for the rest of the day. Mavromatis noted that Judge Bruzzese was immediately taken to the hospital by a medical helicopter. Since then, Bruzzese has been talking and is in currently in stable condition.
(FreshAsFrankie) Viewers of Miami-Dade/ Broward ABC News affiliate Local 10 got an idea of the level of compassion some Nazi and Alt-Right sympathizers have for slain anti-racist activist Heather Heyer, during a recent interview with a self-proclaimed white nationalist.
Local 10 reporter Amy Viteri sat down with South Florida resident Kyle Hanophy, who drove up to Virginia to be part of the “Unite The Right” rally in Charlottesville. Hanophy would have a good idea of the violence that went down, as he was one of the many on hand to document the event via video. However, Hanophy wouldn’t narrow down the experience to anything tragic or heinous to any degree at all. In fact, when asked to speak on his impression of the events that unfolded, Hanophy would say only, “It was beautiful.”
Of course, the topic of 32-year-old Heather Heyer’s murder would come up during the one on one conversation, but to Hanophy’s determination, the incident, which injured dozens more wasn’t enough to change what he thought about the day he had long-anticipated. While he never made an excuse for James Fields Jr.’s use of a vehicle to run over counter-protesters, Hanophy was quick to blame Heyer for her own death, posing that someone in the position she was in “shouldn’t be standing out in traffic, I suppose.”