This is very upsetting. A high up at the Democratic National Committee was fatally shot. Probably by the very people who oppose guns. Seth Rich was hit several times a block from his home in Washington DC. This man was only 27-years-old and died a few hours after the shots at a local hospital. What did he know that was worth murdering him for?
“He wanted to make a difference,” said the victim’s father, Joel I. Rich, 68, in a phone interview from his home in Omaha, Neb. “Politics was in his blood.”
The younger Rich had worked on computer database to help voters identify and map their individual polling locations. In his spare time, he volunteered at the humane society taking care of dogs.
Acting D.C. Police Capt. Anthony Haythe, head of the homicide unit, said detectives have no suspects and are looking into all possible motives. He said there were no witnesses and police are trying to determine if any part of the crime was caught on surveillance video. Haythe pleaded for anyone with information to come forward.
Rich was the voter expansion data director, and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued this statement:
“Our hearts are broken with the loss of one of our DNC family members over the weekend. Seth Rich was a dedicated, selfless public servant who worked tirelessly to protect the most sacred right we share as Americans – the right to vote,” she said. “He saw the great potential of our nation and believed that, together, we can make the world a better place.”
We knew politics were dangerous, but life threatening? That isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind, that’s for the cops and military. Do you think there was something else going on? Did he know more than he should have? After all, Hillary is known for “disposing” of her problems and then covering it up.
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