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A tragic and apparently random murder of a former intern for a Democrat Congress member was caught on video.
It happened on Thursday in what police are now calling an unprovoked attack, after initially believing it was a robbery attempt, The Daily Mail reported.
Democrat Pennsylvania Rep. Brendan Boyle posted about the murder on his Facebook page while attacking gun violence in Philadelphia.
“I am heartsick to learn the senseless epidemic of gun violence has struck a member of my team, our former campaign intern Everett Beauregard,” the congressman said.
“Everett worked for my campaign during the 2018 election season. He made great contributions to our electoral victory that year.
“He was a nice, well liked, and purposeful young man with a bright future ahead of him. We will truly miss him and we grieve along with his family and friends during this difficult time,” he said.
Temple University, from which he recently graduated, also mourned the death of the young man.
“’We are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of Temple alumnus Everett Beauregard, who was killed in West Philadelphia last night,” it said. “He had a very bright future ahead of him, and it is beyond disheartening knowing we will no longer be able to watch him soar alongside his fellow Owls.”
The Daily Mail reported:
Investigators released video that shows the gunman — a male with a slim build, wearing a dark hoodie, black pants and a medical-grade mask — pacing on 35th Street between Hamilton and Spring Garden streets.
The video shows the suspect’s hand in the pocket with the gun. As he walks, he reaches over with his free hand to adjust the weapon nervously.
He reaches Spring Garden Street at the end of the 400 block of 35th Street and looks behind him, then turns and comes back down the block, meeting Beauregard midblock.
As the former campaign worker passes the stoop of a townhouse, the suspect stops and turns back to where Beauregard just past and fires.
Gunshots ring out on the video, first one into the back of the victim’s neck and then the gunman breaks into a run and fires another shot after he passes the fatally wounded man who collapses to the ground.
Earlier this month Rep. Karen Bass, a Los Angeles mayoral candidate who was one President Joe Biden’s list of possible vice presidential candidates, home was robbed, CNN reported.
“Last night, I came home and discovered that my house had been broken into and burglarized. LAPD was called, and I appreciate their assistance,” the representative said.
“At this time, it appears that only two firearms, despite being safely and securely stored, were stolen. Cash, electronics and other valuables were not,” she said.
“It’s unnerving and, unfortunately, it’s something that far too many Angelenos have faced,” she said.
Bass is taking on Rick Caruso, who has a very famous backer, in the bid to become mayor.
Tesla, Space X and Starlink CEO Elon Musk has become a man who delves into politics in recent times and he in June he made his biggest dive into that world.
He officially Caruso, a former Republican, now Democrat, for mayor of Los Angeles.
“Los Angeles is fortunate to have someone like Rick Caruso running for mayor. He’s awesome,” he said.
“It is rare for me to endorse political candidates. My political leanings are moderate, so neither fully Republican nor Democrat, which I am confident is the case for most Americans. Executive competence is super underrated in politics – we should care about that a lot more!” he said.
It is rare for me to endorse political candidates.
My political leanings are moderate, so neither fully Republican nor Democrat, which I am confident is the case for most Americans.
Executive competence is super underrated in politics – we should care about that a lot more!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 3, 2022
Many have wondered if Caruso, who was a Republican three years ago, has really changed his positions to those of the Democrats or if he is doing what he has to do to win in the liberal city of Los Angeles.
Musk has been vocal about his politics in the past few months as he announced he has switched from voting for Democrats to now supporting Republicans.
The billionaire appeared on a podcast in May and gave his opinion on who he believes the “real president” is, Fox News reported.
“The real president is whoever controls the teleprompter,” he said. “The path to power is the path to the teleprompter.”
“I do feel like if somebody were to accidentally lean on the teleprompter, it’s going to be like Anchorman,” he said, which is a reference to the 2004 film in which Ron Burgundy, played by actor Will Ferrell, reads anything that is written on the teleprompter.