Days since Colonial Pipeline came back online, gas pumps all over Washington D.C. are still empty, floating between nearly 90% and 73% Sunday night and Monday morning. This comes after reports that Colonial Pipeline paid the ransom to Ransomware hackers in order to come back online. Gas Buddy has reported updates on gas shortages since the shortage began.
The cyberattack led to the pipeline opting to shut down May 7. Ever since, states across the pipeline’s over 5,000 mile long pipe have suffered gas shortages.
North Carolina has 53% empty pumps across its state as of Monday. Georgia is 43% empty and South Carolina is 47% empty. Across the country, 12,106 stations are still without gas.
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Rittenhouse testified during the trial during which he became so emotional he was unable to speak in between sobs as he attempted to describe the shootings. The judge called a brief recess for Rittenhouse to regain composure.
“I didn’t do anything wrong,” Rittenhouse said on the stand. “I defended myself.”
National Review reports “As the verdict was announced, Rittenhouse, overwhelmed with emotion, burst into tears and dropped to the ground, struggling to breathe. After collecting himself, he embraced the defense counsel who represented him throughout the trial.”
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National Review reports:
“Rittenhouse was arrested on August 26, 2020, after shooting three people during the riots that followed the police killing of Jacob Blake, a black man who was brandishing a knife and in the process of violating a restraining order when police arrived on scene.
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