Police Searching for Motive in Kalamazoo Killings, Russia Requests to Fly Spy Planes Over U.S.


Kalamazoo Killings: Police Search for Motive After Six Killed-BBC News

Uber driver Jason Brian Dalton was arrested on Saturday in Kalamazoo, Mich. after killing six people at three different locations. Prosecutors are still investigating whether Dalton took fares between these three separate attacks. According to Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting, Dalton will face multiple counts of first-degree murder and attempted murder when he appears in court. “We just can’t figure out the motive. There’s nothing that gives us any indication as to why he would do this or what would have triggered this,” public safety chief Jeffrey Hadley said.

Russia Wants to Fly Hi-Tech Spy Planes Over U.S.-CBS News

Russia is formally asking the Open Skies Consultative Commission, located in Vienna, to fly aircraft equipped with high-tech sensors over the United States. This discussion is allowed to occur due to Russia and the United States both agreeing to the Open Skies Treaty, which allows unarmed observation flights over the entire territory of all 34 member nations to encourage transparency about military activity and other agreements. Russia’s request comes at a time when Moscow according to the State Department report, is failing to meet all obligations under this treaty and others believe Russia may be using this treaty to pursue its own interests. “In addition to overflying military installations, Russian Open Skies flights can overfly and collect on Department of Defense and national security or national critical infrastructure,” Adm. Cecil D. Haney, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command said.

Deadly Caste Protests in India Choke Delhi Water Supply-CNN

Protests in the north Indian state of Haryana by the Jats, a rural but affluent caste group, over the government setting aside a quota of jobs for economically disadvantaged lower castes has led to 16 people being killed and the disruption of a key water system in New Delhi. The Jats are protesting because they believe the quota of jobs reserved for lower caste members is reverse discrimination. “We are telling them (the protesters) to call off their agitation. Let’s see how they respond as they are spread across Haryana,” Jat leader Hawa Singh Sangwan said.