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Sign1News 8.19.19 – News for the Deaf community powered by CNN in American Sign Language (ASL).


Hello everyone. Welcome to Sign1News. I’m Jethro Wooddall. Here are your top stories for today. Police in Youngstown, Ohio found an arsenal
of assault rifles, large knives, a stockpile of ammunition and even a gas mask. It was all found inside the home of James
Reardon, a twenty-year-old self-described white nationalist who authorities say made
a threatening post about a mass shooting at a nearby Jewish community center. Reardon was on authorities’ radar after making
a post on Instagram showing a man firing off a gun. A local Jewish leader said it had a disturbing
caption. Police say Reardon attended the deadly 2017
rally in Charlottesville. His arrest is the latest in a string of mass
shooting threats. In Florida police body cam footage shows the
arrest of Tristan Scott Wix outside of a Daytona Beach grocery store. The twenty-five-year-old was detained after
police say his girlfriend alerted them to a series of text messages detailing plans
to commit mass shootings. She says he wrote chilling words like “I want
to open fire on a large group of people.” And in Connecticut, police arrested twenty-two-year-old
Brandon Wagshol last week after receiving a tip that he tried to buy a large capacity
rifle magazine out-of-state. He’s been charged with illegal possession
of large capacity magazines. Investigators also discovered numerous weapons
including a handgun and rifle, ammunition, body armor and tactical gear inside his home. Jury selection begins today for Michael Drejka
who was accused of fatally shooting an unarmed man outside of a Florida convenience store. Prosecutors and defense attorneys will start
the week weeding through hundreds of Pinellas County residents. They are looking for six jurors to decide
if Drejka was justifiably threatened when he fatally shot Marqeis McGlocklin in 2018. Detectives say Drejka opened fire after McGlocklin
shoved him into the ground for confronting his girlfriend. Drejka maintains that he was acting in self-defense. Jurors will be shown surveillance video of
the shooting including a slow-motion version the prosecution says shows McGlocklin retreating. Drejka’s defense will argue that he didn’t
have the luxury of slow-motion when he made the split-second decision. Attorneys expect finding a jury could be difficult. The high profile case made national headlines
and sparked debate over Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. The six jurors will need to reach a unanimous decision. Thirty-four-year-old Kevin Martin from California
says he was mistaken for a suspected child predator and violently beaten. Martin says he was at a bar in Norco Thursday
when a visibly intoxicated man asked him to speak outside. Martin says another man who followed took
out a phone and showed him a police sketch. You see it there on the right. Martin says he recognized it as a suspect
from a May incident in which police say a man with thick glasses, long hair and a mustache
made sexual comments to an eleven-year-old girl. Martin says he was punched and choked. Two people came to his rescue before Sheriff’s
deputies arrived on the scene. Martin runs Southern California weather force,
weather alert system with more than 70,000 followers. He says followers warned him when the sketch
was released that it looked exactly like him. Martin says he called police who confirmed
he is not the suspect. Textbooks, notebooks and a pencil box are
just some of the things that may be inside your child’s backpack this school year. But did you know carrying all that weight
can actually hurt them? Health experts say there is an increase in
young patients who come to see orthopedic surgeons at the beginning of the school year
due to back pain caused by overloaded backpacks. Here are some ways to keep your child’s back
pain free. The first thing is to make sure your child
uses both straps. If your child only uses one strap, this can
cause them to lean awkwardly to maintain their balance. Experts say children should carry no more
than ten or 20 percent of their body weight. Heavy things like books should be closest
to the back and lighter items like notebooks or pencil box go up from. Parent should also go through backpacks to
make sure they’re not being overloaded. If your child does develop back pain, have
them rest and take a day or two off physical activity, get them to stretch and give some
ibuprofen. If the pain persists over a period of weeks,
go see the doctor. It’s a great day to beat the heat with a delicious treat. Today is National Soft Serve Ice Cream day. Here’s a fun fact: the secret ingredient behind
soft serve ice cream is air. According to the Smithsonian Institute, that’s
what brings out the creamy texture. More than a few people claim to have created
the dessert. But we know people around the world have been
enjoying this delicacy since the 1940s. So take a break and grab your favorite flavor! It’s a holiday after all. And those are your top stories for today. I’m Jethro Wooddall. Thank you for watching Sign1News. Remember to follow us on all of our social
media platforms and be sure to download our app too. Sign1News. Your life. Your language.

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