The Los Angeles Dodgers have won their first World Series title since 1988, while the National Guard is being mobilized to Philadelphia amid escalating rioting, and 2 sisters stab guard 27 times when asked to wear masks.
Dodgers capture their first World Series title since 1988
The Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 in game six to win the World Series on Global Life Field in Arlington, Texas.
For safety amid the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 World Series was the first-ever completely played on a neutral field.
In the sixth inning, Dodger catcher Austin Barnes chipped a one-out single tying the game. In the eighth inning, Dodger rookie Mookie Betts slammed a double that sparked a two-run rally that put Los Angeles on top for good, NBC reported.
After three long decades, the Dodgers finally hoisted the Commissioner’s Trophy. The victory on Tuesday night October 27, 2020, is the first World Series title for the team since 1988.
Three years ago, the Dodgers watched their series hopes slip away as they were defeated by the Houston Astros in the championship game on their own home turf at Dodger Stadium, NBC Los Angeles reported.
National Guard to be deployed to Philadelphia, rioting spreads into New York
Rioting continues to escalate in Philadelphia over the police shooting death of Walter Wallace Jr., who advanced on police with a knife on Monday. Wallace had a lengthy criminal record, including pleading guilty to robbery and assault in 2017, and was awaiting trial for allegedly threatening to shoot a woman, Fox reported. He was an aspiring rapper who allegedly rhymed about shooting people and police.
On Tuesday night, rioters in Philadelphia threw rocks, water bottles, and other items at police officers, leaving two officers injured, NBC Philadelphia reported. Looting and destruction to retail businesses occurred throughout the city, including a bank, where an ATM was destroyed.
The office of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf confirmed the Pennsylvania National Guard was being mobilized to head to the city to supplement the police force and protect local property.
Rioting spreads into New York
Anger over the Philadelphia police shooting spilled over into New York on Tuesday night.
Around 200 marching protesters converged on Brooklyn, clashing with NYPD and leaving a trail of destruction. Police vehicles were vandalized, numerous buildings were tagged with graffiti, an American flag was torched and at least one garbage fire was ignited.
A car accelerated through an intersection where a line of cops had ordered the vehicle to stop, running over one officer who suffered a leg injury. Police broke several of the car’s windows to try to stop the vehicle before it sped away. Dozens of black-clad anti-cop protesters were arrested in Brooklyn, the New York Post reported.
Sisters stab security guard 27 times after being told to wear masks at Chicago store
Cook County prosecutors allege that to sisters who visited a Chicago store attacked and stabbed a security guard 27 times after being asked to wear masks. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the assault was captured on surveillance cameras. Allegedly, after the pair was asked to wear a mask in the store by the security guard, one sister, 21-year-old Jessica Hill, picked up a trashcan and “smashed” the 32-year-old security guard in the face.
Then the two sisters began punching the man. Then, Jessica Hill took out a “comb nine” with a hidden blade and began stabbing the guard in the neck, back, and arms, while 18-year-old Jayla Hill grabbed the security guard’s hair to keep him from moving. An assistant store manager pleaded for the sisters to stop, and the guard managed to break free, and the women then kicked him in the head and body, prosecutors said.
In spite of the security guard’s wounds, the man was able to keep the sisters in the store until the police arrived and arrested them, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. The security guard was taken to hospital for his injuries, but did not require surgery.