RantCrush Top 5: February 24, 2017

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Kansas Man Allegedly Shouted “Get Out of My Country” During Deadly Shooting

On Wednesday a white man opened fire in a bar in Olathe, Kansas, killing one man and injuring two others. The suspect, Adam W. Purinton, allegedly yelled “get out of my country” before firing at two men, both originally from India. Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, was killed and his friend Alok Madasani, 32, was injured. Ian Grillot, 24, intervened and tried to subdue Purinton until police arrived, but was shot in the hand and chest. Purinton fled on foot but was arrested in Missouri six hours later. The FBI has now joined the police investigation to try and determine if it will be classified as a hate crime. And some on social media have called Trump out for his silence, wondering why the president is quiet whenever crimes are perpetrated against immigrants.

The two Indian men worked as engineers for Garmin. The father of the injured man urged his son to move back home. “The situation seems to be pretty bad after Trump took over as the U.S. President. I appeal to all the parents in India not to send their children to the U.S. in the present circumstances,” he told an Indian newspaper.

Emma Von Zeipel
Emma Von Zeipel is a staff writer at Law Street Media. She is originally from one of the islands of Stockholm, Sweden. After working for Democratic Voice of Burma in Thailand, she ended up in New York City. She has a BA in journalism from Stockholm University and is passionate about human rights, good books, horses, and European chocolate. Contact Emma at EVonZeipel@LawStreetMedia.com.

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