What we’re reading: Sacramento mass shooting leaves six dead, Elon Musk buys big stake in Twitter

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A person passes a memorial near the location of a mass shooting in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, April 4, 2022. Multiple people were killed and injured in the shooting a day earlier. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

By Trevor Matthews

Mass shooting in Sacramento

Following Sunday’s mass shooting in Sacramento, California, where six people were killed and 12 others were wounded, police have said they have a suspect who they have arrested, according to CNN

Sacramento police had a press release that identified 26-year-old Dandrae Martin as a “related suspect,” where he was taken into custody on accounts of assault and illegal firearm charges. 

The six victims who were identified as dead on Sunday, according to the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office were Johntaya Alexander, 21,  Melinda Davis, 57, Sergio Harris, 38, Joshua Hoye-Lucchesi, 32, Yamile Martinez-Andrade, 21 and Devazia Turner, 29

Elon Musk buys stake in Twitter despite past criticism

FILE – Tesla CEO Elon Musk attends the opening of the Tesla factory Berlin Brandenburg in Gruenheide, Germany, Tuesday, March 22, 2022. Elon Musk is taking a 9.2% stake in Twitter. Musk purchased approximately 73.5 million shares, according to a regulatory filing. (Patrick Pleul/Pool via AP, File)

Despite being one of Twitter’s biggest critics, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has bought around 9.2 percent of the social media company, according to NBC News. 

“We would expect this passive stake as just the start of broader conversations with the Twitter board/management that could ultimately lead to an active stake and a potential more aggressive ownership role of Twitter,” Dan Ives of Wedbush Securities wrote in a client note early Monday.

Musk, the richest person in the world with a net worth of over $270 billion, has already said on Twitter that he has put “serious thought” into building a competitor to the company.

Musk has been open about his criticism of the social media platform, asserting that it “serves as the de facto public town square, failing to adhere to free speech principles [and] fundamentally undermin[ing] democracy.”

Russia denies photos from satellites over Ukraine as evidence of “war crimes”

This satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows an overview of Bucha, Ukraine, with the church of St. Andrew at center and the site of a probable mass grave just above that on Thursday March 31, 2022. (Satellite image ©2022 Maxar Technologies via AP)

Recent social media videos and photos have shown bodies lying out in the streets of Bucha, Ukraine, for weeks; high-resolution satellite images of the area from Maxar Technologies have substantiated those claims, according to Fox News

Following the outrage from western leaders, even President Biden has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of “committing a war crime.”

Russia has since demanded a meeting of the U.N security council claiming that there are “provocations of Ukrainian radicals” in Bucha and it still dismisses the images as “another hoax”.

Jon Baptiste, Silk Sonic, Olivia Rodrigo take home biggest Grammy Awards

Anderson .Paak, left, and Bruno Mars of Silk Sonic accept the award for record of the year for “Leave the Door Open” at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, April 3, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Trevor Noah hosted the 64th Grammy Awards on Sunday night as it was a big night for three artists who ended up winning four of the biggest awards, according to CNN.

The first big award went to Jon Batiste, who walked away with the album of the year for his album “We Are.” 

Silk Sonic, a collective group made up of Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak, won record and song of the year for their song “Leave the Door Open.”

The last big award was given to Olivia Rodrigo, who was honored as the best new artist from this past year. The night as a whole had many notable moments, such as Doja Cat almost missing her award for a bathroom break. The night was capped off with many performances from artists like John Legend, BTS, Lil Nas X, H.E.R and others.