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A White Man Pulled A Gun On Black Muslim Teens Inside Of A McDonalds

"I've had people being racist towards me before, but I've never had a gun pulled on me until now."

Police are investigating an unidentified white man who reportedly pulled a gun on a group of black Muslim teens inside of a Minnesota McDonalds.

The investigation was birthed after one of the teens posted a video to social media Monday. The clip quickly went viral garnering more than a million views at the time of this post.

While speaking to Buzzfeed News Tuesday (Nov. 20) 16-year-old Farida Osman said she thinks the potential fatal incident occurred because of her race and religion.

"I think it’s because we were black and Muslim," Farida said. "I've had people being racist towards me before, but I've never had a gun pulled on me until now."

Farida said she and a group of friends, three other girls, and about 10 boys, were at a library down the block from the McDonalds and decided to get some food. The boys sat down and the girls got in line to order.

Another girl within the group Jihan Abdullahi attempted to pay with Apple Pay but after several tries was unable to, in essence holding up the line. Jihan's friend Amal tried to pay for her food with Apple Pay as well but couldn't. It was then the man in the video began making comments.

"He was being kind of aggressive," Amal, who was wearing a red Hajib said. According to Amal, someone behind the teens and in front of the complainer attempted to quell the rising tension. "Sir, we're all waiting for our dinner."

The manager then instructed Amal and Farida to get out of line if they couldn't pay, which they did. As the two got to the back of the line, the complainer commented the girls would probably pay for their meal with an EBT card, or Electronic Benefit Transfer, a form of payment given to those on welfare.

"Jihan said, 'Just because I'm black does not mean I use EBT.' Basically, after that, he was trying to say, 'You do use EBT,' and Jihan was saying, 'No I don’t,' and telling him to stop being racist."

Farida began to fear when the man began to approach her friends. "He started walking towards Amal and Jihan screamed at her and at this point, when I tried to get my phone out to start recording, he backed away," she said.

Farida said she could see the man ball up his fists. She then called for her guy friends who came to their defense. "Once he saw a big group of Somali boys, he felt even more threatened, even though nobody made threats or touched him," she said.

As the confrontation continues, a McDonald's manager can be seen yelling at the group of teens and telling to them get out. As one of them screams the man had a gun, the manager still tells them to leave. It was only after a man, who did not identify himself, corroborates the teen's story the manager believes him.

"Don't send them out there when the dude just pulled a f**king gun on them. You better f**king call the cops."

Farida said she was thankful the man spoke up. "I’m so thankful that one man was there," Farida said. "I feel like if he wasn’t there, we would have had to leave; they would’ve called the cops on us."

In a statement, the Eden Prairie, Minnesota police said they're investigating the circumstances of the incident to determine if a crime was committed.

"We’re children," Farida said. "If the good guy who helped us wasn’t there to help us, we would’ve been kicked out and we could've been shot."

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The two-story Atlanta home that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr spent his formidable years has been sold. According to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, the yellow and brown house on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta was sold for $1.9 million to the National Park Service.

Will Shafroth, CEO of the National Park Foundation said it was hard to place a dollar amount on the location where a lot of Dr. King's character was molded.

"It is difficult to value something this significant in our nation’s history. It is a priceless asset. It is one of the most important places to tell the story of America,” Shafroth said.

Bernice King, daughter of late the civil rights leader, said the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change had been considering selling the home since the passing of their mother Coretta Scott, in 2006. King said the center will focus on nonviolent educational and training programs.

“We are working on creating more robust, nonviolence training,” King said. “Our society is desperately in need of Dr. King’s nonviolent teachings right now in order to create a just, humane and peaceful world. That is what we are trying to put our energy in.”

The home was reportedly built by a white firefighter in 1895 and then purchased by Dr. King's maternal grandfather, Rev. Adam Daniel Williams, who was pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church for $3,500. When King's mother and father wed in 1927, they moved. All of King's siblings including himself were born in the home.

Elizabeth Paradis Stern, spokeswoman for the National Park Service said the preservation of the home will not falter now that it's out of the family's possession.

“The most important thing about this is that this property will be protected and preserved permanently as one of our most important properties,” Stern said. “It is part of the American fabric.”

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Sandy Hook Elementary Evacuates After Bomb Threat On 6th Anniversary Of Mass Shooting

Sandy Hook Elementary School was reportedly forced to evacuate its students and administration on Friday (Dec. 14), after receiving a bomb threat, CNN reports. The incident occurred on the sixth anniversary of the school's tragic mass shooting.

Newtown, Connecticut Police Lt. Aaron Bahamonde stated that the threat didn't appear to be substantial, but they decided to  evacuate the facility as an extra precaution.

Bomb squads reportedly swept the school and surrounding area for explosive devices but did not discover anything on the property. They later concluded that there was no immediate threat. The school administration dismissed students and faculty for the rest of the day however, considering the previous incident.

As previously noted, Sandy Hook endured a horrific mass shooting on Dec. 14, 2012, in which 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed 20 children between six and seven years old, as well as six adult, staff members.

Earlier this month, thousands of documents were released about Lanza that revealed his mental state and social status in the years leading up to the shooting.

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North Carolina Prosecutors Say Teen Would Still Be Alive If Cops Pursued Evidence From 2016

North Carolina prosecutors have placed blame on local law enforcement stating had police pursued evidence, 13-year-old Hania Aguilar would still be alive.

Robeson County District Attorney Luther Johnson Britt spoke with reporters Wednesday (Dec. 12) and said authorities were able to link suspect Michael Ray McLellan to an unrelated rape case for about a year but failed to take action.

"This hurts," Britt said. "This is like taking a punch to the gut and not being prepared to get it."

McLellan has been charged with first-degree murder and a host of other charges related to the kidnapping, rape, and murder of the teen. He's being held without bail. Last month, Hania was kidnapped from her driveway by the 34-year-old and forced into a relative's vehicle.

The eighth grader's body was found last week in water and the SUV was found less than 10 miles away from her body. Britt told CNN with the help of an interpreter he spoke to the teen's mother and explained their daughter wouldn't be coming home.

"It was a difficult conversation to have with her," he added. "Maybe the most difficult conversation I've ever had with a victim's family -- to tell them that had this information been followed up on -- her daughter might be alive."

Sheriff Burnis Wilkins said the department would launch an internal investigation.

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