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UPS worker killed in shootout identified as 27-year-old father of two girls

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Frank Ordonez, 27, has been identified as the UPS driver who was killed in a shootout after his truck was hijacked on Thursday.

Ordonez was identified by his stepfather Friday morning as Frank Ordonez, a father to two young daughters.

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Coral Gables police said the ordeal began with a robbery just after 4 p.m. at Regent Jewelers at 386 Miracle Mile. A woman was shot in the head at the jewelry store, though her condition wasn’t immediately clear, Miami’s WPLG-TV reported.

The two robbers reportedly sped away from the scene of the crime, ditched their initial getaway car and then jumped into a nearby UPS truck, commandeering the delivery vehicle and holding the driver hostage.

The civilian, who was also killed, was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, dying in an idling car that just happened to be in the vicinity when the shootout occurred. According to WSVN, the bystander has been identified as 70-year-old Richard Cutshaw.

Both of the robbery suspects were also killed in the melee. The FBI identified them on Friday as Lamar Alexander, 41, and Ronnie Jerome Hill, 41, both of Miami-Dade County.

As the UPS truck cruised along Miramar Parkway, about 24 miles north of Coral Gables, dozens of police cars raced to pursue it. Meanwhile, rush-hour traffic in the area largely came to a standstill as terrified drivers waited for the brazen crooks and cops to pass.  Read More Here

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‘Uncle Tom’ Trends On Twitter After RNC Trots Out Black Men To Deny Trump’s Racism

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Whether through sheer coincidence — or not — “Uncle Tom” was one of the top trending topics on Twitter Tuesday morning following the opening night of the Republican National Convention (RNC) that featured several Black men making the case for Donald Trump to be re-elected.

More than 6,000 “Uncle Tom” tweets were posted following speeches from Democratic Georgia State Rep. Vernon Jones, former professional football star Herschel Walker and South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott. They each took turns trying to dispel any notion of racism in America or among its leadership despite Trump’s repeated personal demonstrations to the contrary.

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“The Democratic Party does not want Black people to leave their mental plantation,” Jones, who has been called an “embarrassment” to Democrats, said Monday night at the RNC. “We’ve been forced to be there for decades and generations. But I have news for Joe Biden: We are free. We are free people with free minds.”

Walker, who was one of Trump’s employees when he played in the USFL — another of Trump’s failed business ventures — said his “soul” was hurt when he learned people called the president racist.

“I take it as a personal insult that people think I would have a 37-year friendship with a racist,” Walker said Monday night with a straight face during his official endorsement of Trump’s re-election.

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“These shots pierce the soul of our nation,” stated Biden on Jacob Blake shooting

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Former Vice President and Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden issued a statement Monday morning on the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

“Yesterday in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back as police attempted to restrain him from getting into his car,” the statement reads. “His children watched from inside the car and bystanders watched in disbelief. And this morning, the nation wakes up yet again with grief and outrage that yet another Black American is a victim of excessive force. This calls for an immediate, full and transparent investigation and the officers must be held accountable.”

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short video circulating on social media shows a man, presumably Blake, walking toward a vehicle. The video shows that police shoot the man in the back as he opened the driver’s door of the car.

“These shots pierce the soul of our nation,” stated Biden. “Jill and I pray for Jacob’s recovery and for his children.”

“Equal justice has not been real for Black Americans and so many others,” the statement continues. “We are at an inflection point. We must dismantle systemic racism. It is the urgent task before us. We must fight to honor the ideals laid in the original American promise, which we are yet to attain: That all men and women are created equal, but more importantly that they must be treated equally.”

Protests erupted after the shooting Sunday. Fires were set to dumpsters meant to block off roads in the area. The Kenosha County Courthouse and Administration Building were both closed Monday due to overnight damage from the unrest.

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Trump’s Sister Describes him as a Liar With ‘No Principles’ on Secret Audio

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