Optimize: week of Sept. 17


Welcome to Optimize, a weekly update to keep you informed on what has happened during the week. Here are five national/international stories (and one local one) that you should know:

McDonald’s sexual assault

MeToo inspired protests were led nation wide in response to recent sexual harassment

claims of female, McDonald’s workers. Nearly 40 percent of female fast food workers have come forward and even more took to the streets to protest these injustices this past Tuesday.

Lake Victoria ferry accident kills

A ferry with more than 400 passengers and cargo capsized 50 meters from the shore which is too far for the passengers to swim back to land. Roughly 100 people have been rescued so far and there haven’t yet been a confirmed number of deaths.

Wisconsin shooting

A shooting in Wisconsin  left three victims wounded. Police still don’t know the shooter’s motive but cautioned to say the shooter could possibly be a victim of mental health.

3D printed gun company owner Cody Wilson arrested

Cody Wilson, owner of Texas-based Defense Distributed, has been arrested in Taiwan after being accused of engaging in sexual activities with an underage female. Wilson arrived in Taiwan earlier in the month with a nullified passport, meaning that Wilson has been staying in Taiwan illegally. Wilson reportedly paid off the girl with $500, and his company is currently in trouble for the ease of access in obtaining blueprints for 3D printed guns.

Cleveland Browns win

Thursday night marked the first win for the Cleveland Browns in 635 days after rookie Baker Mayfield stepped in to quarterback the team.

Three killed in Maryland Shooting

On Thursday, there was a shooting at a Rite-Aid in Maryland. The suspect is a woman, which is notable as over 93 percent of firearm homicides are committed by males. This event ended with three deaths, three injuries and the shooter ending her own life.

Local Bonus:

The Bloomington Board of Parks and Recreation has decided to let citizen hunters join this year’s Lake Griffey’s deer cull.