University of Virginia student opened fire on one of his victims 'as he slept' in mass slaying
A former University of Virginia football player has appeared in court for the first time charged with shooting dead three of his fellow students and injuring two others. Christopher Darnell Jones Jr, 22, appeared via video link at Albemarle District General Court and was indicted on three counts of second-degree murder and five of using a firearm in commission of a felony.He shot and killed Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr and D'Sean Perry in the attack, all of which were players on the university football team.Prosecutors told the court that Devin Chandler was sleeping when he was shot dead.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones called himself a “curious kid” after the Washington Post reported a photo showing him among a group of white boys standing outside the entrance of an Arkansas high school as six Black students tried to be the first to enroll in 1957. © Provided by The Hill
Jones told reporters after the Cowboys game on Thursday that he did not know at the time that a “monumental” event was happening.
“I’m sure glad that we’re a long way from that,” he said.
The Post reported that the incident occurred on Sept. 9, 1957, which was the same month that nine Black students who became known as the Little Rock Nine desegregated Little Rock Central High School after President Eisenhower sent federal troops to escort them in.
Aaron Rodgers offers honest assessment of his play after loss
Rodgers has been dealing with a thumb injury over the past month. There have been times when it appeared that was bothering him, but he said it is not an excuse for his performance against the Titans. “I felt like fundamentally I was in a good spot. I just didn’t have the same type of consistent grip and ball coming out the same way,” Rodgers said. “I threw a lot of kind of wobblers tonight. There was some wind. Just missed a few throws I should have had. Definitely the one to Sammy and the one to Allen (Lazard).”Part of the issue for Rodgers is that he has not been comfortable in the Packers offense all season.
The photo the Post reported on shows Jones and other white students at North Little Rock High School standing in front of the doors of the school as the six Black students tried to enter.
Jones was just shy of 15 years old.
Jones told the Post in an interview that he was there to watch but not participate.
“It was more a curious thing,” Jones told the Post.
“Nobody there had any idea, frankly, what was going to take place. You didn’t have all the last 70 years of reference and all the things that were going,” he told reporters on Thursday.
The Post also pointed out that Jones has not hired a Black head coach while he has owned the Cowboys for more than 30 years. He has had two Black coordinators in that time.
Jones said in the interview with the Post that he wants to be “first in line” in diversity.
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J6 rioter with a pattern of sexual assault went from rallying with the Proud Boys to recruiting for the Base .
J6 rioter with a pattern of sexual assault went from rallying with the Proud Boys to recruiting for the BaseOn Jan. 6, 2021, Jones joined a fight at the West Plaza and pulled away barricades at a police line before going inside the Capitol and carrying out a broken furniture leg. Despite his involvement in the attack on the Capitol, the only legal repercussion he faced was a misdemeanor arrest by the DC Metropolitan police later that evening for violating curfew.