At several points in the hearing, senators have asked Judge Barrett whether her personal stances — on family, gun rights or religion, for instance — would weigh on how she judges cases on the Supreme Court.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D., Ill.), in a series of questions ahead of a section on voting rights, asked Judge Barrett about the impact of the police killing of George Floyd on her family. Judge Barrett has seven children, including an adopted son and daughter from Haiti.
“Senator, as you might imagine, given that I have two Black children, that was very, very personal for my family.” She said her husband was on a camping trip with her boys, and she was at home with the girls. “I was there and my 17-year-old daughter Vivian who is adopted from Haiti, all of this was erupting. It was very difficult for her. We wept together in
A 62-year-old woman from Alabama was gunned down and killed in her own home in an act of revenge, according to police.
Martha McGinsey was shot dead on September 29 in Roderick Road, Mobile.
And Mobile police chief Lawrence Battiste said McGinsey’s murder was retaliation for the killing of 25-year-old Keontae McCants earlier that day in Lyric Street in Prichard.
McGinsey’s son, Sidney Zireef Burke, has been charged with murder in that case.
Now police have announced they have arrested five men suspected of being involved in the death of McGinsey who officers have described as an innocent victim.
Speaking to Fox 10 News, Battiste said the incident should never have happened.
“I think there is bad blood between the families. I haven’t seen anything that suggests that it is a gang problem,” he said. “It is an aggressive family revenge type of situation.
“We can prevent this, we can