The Sunday Subject – January 29, 2023

Seven people were killed in a mass shooting in Half Moon Bay, California.

The massacre comes just several days after the mass shooting in Monterey Park, a suburb of Los Angeles, where a gunman killed eleven people and injured ten others during a Lunar New Year celebration. The victims in both attacks were Asian-American.

The five officers involved in the killing of Tyre Nichols have been charged with second-degree murder.

Protests erupted across America after the Memphis Police Department released videos showing the officers brutally kicking and punching Nichols, who was unarmed, during a traffic stop on January 7th. He died from his injuries three days later.   

The Justice Department and eight states, including California and New York, have sued Google for allegedly dominating the online advertising market.

The lawsuit accuses Google of a host of illegal anti-competitive practices. The lawsuit, which is the second federal antitrust case brought against the company, seeks to force the firm to divest several ad products.