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· Alex Murdaugh came out to surrender to charges for insurance fraud. Murdaugh allegedly worked with a former client Curtis Edward Smith to fake his death to claim a $10 million settlement for his son. His charges include insurance fraud, conspiracy to commit insurance fraud, and filing a false police report. If all charges go through Alex Murdaugh will be facing 20 years in prison with no minimum sentence.
Murdaugh was also found to have been dealing with an opioid drug addiction in the wake of the death of his wife and son. The murders of both his son Paul and his wife Maggie are still under investigation. His housekeeper who was said to have fallen down the stairs was found to be inconsistent with the mortician’s report, saying that she died of natural causes. An investigation has been started in response to this new information.
· On Saturday 9/18/21 a rally was held in protest of the treatment of some of the January 6th Capitol riots. Police presence was much larger in response to the rally compared to the January 6th riot and peace was much more readily maintained during the event. Four counter-protesters have been arrested with two of them being found with weapons, one with a handgun and one with a knife.
· In Del Rio Texas thousands of migrants, mostly from Haiti, are setting up camp under the Del Rio International Bridge. The large migration movement toward Texas was prompted by an earthquake in Haiti that devastated the country. The number of migrants within a week has swelled from only 400 to about 14,000, stretching the border control agents there to its limit. The bridge is being used to prevent heat stroke among the migrants until they are either admitted or deported back to their home countries
This is only a small portion of the mass immigration that has been reported around the United States within the last few months. Border crossings have reached the highest level in decades, with US Customs and Border Protection reporting more than 208,000 in August alone and a total this fiscal year of more than 1.5 million. Most held under the Rio Grande according to Homeland Security will be deported due to the lack of resources and Covid-19 risk associated with the mass immigration.