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Indianapolis Metro Police are looking for whoever fired dozens of shots at their Northwest District headquarters overnight. IMPD commanders say no one was hurt in this violent event that happened right after midnight. There was damage when those bullets pierced a window. Investigators say they’re looking for suspects.
The investigation into voter registration fraud in Indiana continues. Indiana State Police raided the downtown business offices for the Indiana Voter Registration Project on Tuesday. An investigation began last month after police learned of the filing of fraudulent voter registration forms in Marion and Hendricks counties. The investigation has since expanded to Allen, Delaware, Hamilton, Hancock, Johnson, Lake and Madison counties.
The vice presidential candidates went hard at each other and presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in Tuesday night’s debate. Indiana Governor, Republican Mike Pence, accused the Clinton campaign of engaging in an “avalanche of insults” against Trump, himself, and their supporters. Virginia Senator, Democrat Tim Kaine, said Pence couldn’t defend Trump’s controversial policies on immigration, law enforcement, and the economy.
Early returns give Indiana Governor Pence the win in Tuesday night’s vice presidential debate. A CNN/ORC instant poll out Wednesday morning finds 48-percent of people surveyed say Donald Trump’s running mate made a better showing than Senator Kaine. Forty-two percent of people surveyed say Hillary Clinton’s running mate did a better job. An online Drudge Report poll shows an even more overwhelming victory for Pence, with 95 percent of those taking part saying he came out on top. The Drudge Report is however a right-wing media-related website.
Franklin Graham, President of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, is in Indianapolis, preparing for today’s #DecisionAmerica Tour prayer rally. It gets underway at the statehouse downtown at Noon.
Local activist and social justice organization “DONT SLEEP” is hosting two panel conversations before the showings of the new Nate Parker-helmed film “The Birth of a Nation” on Nat Turner and the slave revolt he led in Virginia in his quest for justice and freedom in 1831. The panel’s range from the historical with Turner’s relevance to now-to-the issue of toxic masculinity, rape culture and the issues of the filmmaker’s past. Both will be this Saturday, October 8 at Georgetown 14 Digital Cinemas in the 3800 block of Lafayette Road with the film following. For more info click here: naptowndontsleep.org.
The prep for Hurricane Matthew continues today. Now, authorities in South Carolina are planning to evacuate over a million people because of this approaching storm. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley told residents along the coast to fuel up their vehicles, gather everything they need and head 100 miles inland. Coastal schools will be closed there today and evacuations are going to happen this afternoon.
The U.S. Supreme Court today takes up the case of a Texas man sentenced to death because of testimony that he was more likely to be a danger because he’s black. During convicted murderer Duane Buck’s sentencing hearing, his attorneys called a psychiatrist who testified that Buck’s race “increased the probability” he’d be violent in the future.
The Reverend Al Sharpton weighed-in on the debate performance of Indiana Governor Mike Pence. The question was was Pence’s performance during the Veep debate ‘Pence for Veep 2016’ or ‘Pence for Prez 2020.’ He told the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” that Pence did a much better audition for himself than making a defense for his running mate before the nation.
Cornerback Antonio Cromartie is no longer with the Colts. He was released Tuesday. Cromartie signed with the Colts in August 2016 as a free agent. On Instagram, he thanked Colts fans for their support and said God has a different plan for him. Cromartie co-incidentally was the first Colts player to join the Colin Kaepernick-helmed protests against racial injustice and police brutality by taking a knee during the national anthem before the San Diego Chargers game.
The Pacers will have a day off from preseason action as they prepare to take on the Bulls at Bankers Life Fieldhouse Thursday night. The Pacers are 1-and-0 after defeating the Pelicans 113-96 in New Orleans Tuesday night. The Bulls come in looking to bounce back from a 93-91 loss on Monday night to the Bucks. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
Expect a warmup…but not necessarily a dry one. Cloudy with the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm this afternoon. The High near 80 degrees.
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