Police: Victims related in Korean spa shooting
NORCROSS — A gunman walked into the Su Jung Health Sauna on Tuesday evening, argued with someone and then opened fire, killing two of his sisters and their husbands, then himself, authorities said Wednesday.
According to police, the gunman was asked to leave the spa after creating a disturbance earlier and he returned with the .45-caliber gun used in the shooting. Su Jung is one of several day spas about 15 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta, where there is a large Korean population.
Teen flier praising bin Laden is indicted
PORTLAND — A teenager on a flight from Portland, Ore., to Houston who caused a ruckus Tuesday by swinging at an attendant and praising Osama bin Laden was indicted Wednesday.
He was identified as 19-year-old Yazeed Mohammed A. Abunayyan.
Police said they believe he is the same teen who led police on a slow-speed chase in southern Oregon on Sunday, ramming two police cars and nearly hitting a pedestrian. He was accused of drunken driving and assaulting an officer. He was released on bail Monday.
Mayor: NYPD spying on Muslims improper
NEWARK — The mayor and police director of New Jersey’s largest city said Wednesday the New York Police Department misled their city and never told them it was conducting a widespread spying operation on Newark’s Muslim neighborhoods. Had they known, they said, they never would have allowed it.
“If anyone in my police department had known this was a blanket investigation of individuals based on nothing but their religion, that strikes at the core of our beliefs and my beliefs very personally, and it would have merited a far sterner response,” Newark Mayor Cory Booker said.
In mid-2007, the NYPD’s secretive Demographics Unit fanned out across Newark, photographing every mosque and eavesdropping in Muslim businesses. The findings were cataloged in a 60-page report, obtained by the Associated Press, that served as a police guidebook to Newark’s Muslims. There was no mention of terrorism or any criminal wrongdoing.