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BREAKING: At least one dead, multiple injured after Chiefs Super Bowl victory rally



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Police said two armed people were taken into custody for “more investigation” after a shooting took place near the Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory rally at Union Station on Wednesday. Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves confirmed that one person died and said at least 10 to 15 other people were injured.

The Kansas City Police posted on X, formerly Twitter, that officers were releasing everyone from inside Union Station. Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said no Chiefs players or staff members were injured.

The shooting happened around 2 p.m. near the Union Station parking garage. Fox News reported that Police are asking any witnesses to the shooting to go to the southwest corner of Pershing and Main to speak with police. Anyone with information can also call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

NBC News reports:

As the victory parade ended and people trickled out of the area, dozens of people began running from an event stage.

With nowhere to go, police rushed in, some jumping barricades. Two officers with long guns were perched on a nearby rooftop, seemingly watching events unfold.

At one point, an officer ran from the rooftop and got into position atop a hotel.

Cellphone reception was nonexistent at times, but it improved as the crowd dispersed.

Young people remained in the area well after two announcements over a loudspeaker asked them to disperse without saying why.

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Experts say Congress needs to intervene: troops could be hit with courts-martial for refusing to use preferred pronouns



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Military experts believe Congress needs to intervene in the military’s carried away woke agenda “before it’s too late.” Captain Thomas Wheatley, an assistant professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, told the Daily Caller News Foundation the military could seek to formally punish service members for refusing to use another service member’s preferred pronouns under existing policy.

The military “is right to want to protect the rights and welfare of its transgender service members. But it owes the same protection to those who share a different perspective on the issue, especially when that perspective is a deep-seated expression of personal conscience,” Wheatley told the DCNF.

None of the military’s rules explicitly prohibit so-called “misgendering,” when someone uses pronouns to describe a transgender person which do not correspond to the person’s new gender identity, Wheatley explained. However, existing guidance implies that using pronouns rejected by another person violates Military Equal Opportunity (MEO) regulations against sex-based harassment and discrimination.

The DCNF reports:

A 2020 Equal Opportunity law opened the door for commanders to subject someone who refuses to affirm a transgender servicemember’s so-called gender identity to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) for charges related to harassment, Capt. Thomas Wheatley, an assistant professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, told the Daily Caller News Foundation. Such a move would likely infringe on a servicemember’s constitutional rights to uphold their conscience, but it might not prevent leaders from employing more subtle ways of disciplining service members.

Service members could conceivably be court-martialed for “refusing to use another person’s self-identified pronouns, even when their refusal stems from principled religious conviction,” Wheatley told the DCNF. “This law applies to service members at all times and in all locations, even when they’re off duty and in the privacy of their off-post residence.”

The UCMJ also prohibits “conduct unbecoming of an officer” under Article 133 and activity that could be seen to discredit the military institution under Article 134 — the same article the military uses to prosecute child pornographers and other acts of sexual deviance, he explained.

“Is it now ‘unbecoming’ and incompatible with service as a commissioned officer to openly hold sincere religious convictions surrounding the act of creation and the nature of human sex?” Wheatley asked.

Wheatley said his interest in the issue was sparked four years ago, when the Army updated its MEO policy stating “violations of MEO and Harassment Prevention and Response policies may result in disciplinary action under the UCMJ.”



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