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Sign1News 8.8.19 – 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. US immigration officials make a record-setting
bust in Mississippi. Close to 700 undocumented immigrants were
taken into custody Wednesday at seven food processing plants in six communities in the
central part of the state. Mississippi officials say this might be “the
largest single-state immigration enforcement operation in US history.” The arrest comes after a year-long criminal
investigation by Homeland Security officials. PECO Foods Inc., the company that owns a number
of facilities where the raids were made, said in a statement that it is cooperating with
officials. Jackson, Mississippi’s mayor said these raids
were “dehumanizing and ineffective.” Canton, Mississippi’s mayor said he was worried
about the children and the impact of the arrests on the local economy. The raids happened on the first day of school
which means parents who dropped their kids off were not there to pick them up. According to ICE, some of the undocumented
immigrants have already been released and they’re working with school liaisons in finding
placement for children whose parents are detained. In the aftermath of the mass shootings in
Dayton and El Paso, the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber agency is issuing a warning:
Beware of donation scams. During times of crisis, people want to help. Unfortunately that means criminals want to
take advantage of people’s kindness. According to the Department of Homeland Security’s
cyber agency, here are three things you should consider to avoid donation scams. Number one: research charities or crowdfunding
campaigns yourself and make sure it’s clear exactly where your money is going. Number two: be cautious when it comes to opening
email attachments. Experts say do not click on links in unsolicited email messages asking for money. Number three: be wary of fraudulent pleas
and donation ads on social networking sites. The DHS cyber agency also warns about door-to-door
solicitations during tragedies. However, even with all the scams, charitable
giving can be an important part of healing after a national tragedy. Experts say regardless of those doing unethical
things, a lot of good does come from the generous donations of citizens who want to help those
affected by tragedy get through it. Right after the tragedies in Dayton and El
Paso, President Trump announced a five-point plan to address mass shootings and hate crimes
in America. One suggestion was to eliminate violence in
video games. We asked you, our viewers, if you thought
there was a direct correlation between video game violence and real-world violence. We received dozens of comments and the majority
of you gave a resounding “No!” Daniel Duran says “I still don’t understand
why they want to blame it on video games. It doesn’t make sense. People have been killing
people for millions of years. It’s nothing new.” And Gabriel Fred simply said “Nope. Video
games don’t kill people. People kill people.” Thank you for your comments everyone. The massive manhunt for teen murder suspects
19-year-old Kam McLeod and 18-year-old Bryer Schmegelsky has come to an end. Authorities in Canada say the two had been
on the run since mid-July since being named suspects in the deaths of three people in
British Columbia: North Carolina resident Chynna Deese, her Australia boyfriend Lucas
Fowler and Vancouver Professor Leonard Dyck. Police say it was items belonging to the suspects
found along the banks of the Nelson River that led them to the discovery of their bodies. Officials say while they are confident the
bodies belong to the suspects, an autopsy will confirm their identities and determine
how they died. Now police say residents in Canada and everywhere
can rest easy. Take a look. This is definitely not your typical pizza
delivery. In the middle you see five-year-old Manuel
Beshara. Well, little Manuel was hungry – really, really
hungry – last Friday and wanted to order pizza. So he called 911. Officers went out to check on Manuel and found
him at the house with his 15-year-old sister, who had no idea he made an emergency pizza
order. The cops talked to Manuel about when you should
and shouldn’t call 911 and then they ordered a large pizza and personally delivered it
to him. They posted this picture on Facebook with
the hashtag “Don’t call 911 for delivery.” Cat lovers around the world, raise a paw! We are celebrating International Cat Day today. That means I am going to proudly show off
pictures of my cats Lazarus and Zoey. International Cat Day was created by the International
Fund for Animal Welfare back in 2002. It’s a chance to honor our feline friends,
maybe by giving your cat an extra treat or cuddle or perhaps just watching a funny cat
video or sharing a meme. Cats can have a positive impact on your health
too. Owning a cat has been shown to relieve stress, anxiety and depression and improve mental health. And I can honestly say since rescuing Lazarus
and Zoey, they look like they could be brother and sister but they really aren’t. Now the four of us – the two cats, my dog
and myself – are still learning each other’s personalities. Lazarus is very curious and adventurous and
Zoey is shy and likes to hide. It’s a learning process but we’ve become closer
and it is worth having them in my life. 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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