HC Wake-Up Call: Trump-Approved Anti-Immigration Ads, Three Girl Scouts And Mom Killed in Hit And Run, & Voting in 2016 vs. Voting in 2018 Meme

Good morning Her Campus! With a break-neck news cycle, there is no possible way for you to stay on top of every story that comes across your feeds — we’re all only human, after all. 

But, life comes at you fast. So grab a cup of coffee and settle in for this quick and dirty guide to stories you might’ve been sleeping on (like, literally. It’s early.) 

Major TV Networks And Facebook Stop Running Racist Trump Ad

Fox News, NBC and Facebook announced Monday that they will no longer air the Trump campaign’s racist anti-immigration advertisement that portrayed the migrant caravan traveling through Mexico as a violent threat. 

NBC received backlash for airing a shorter version of the ad during the New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers football game. The network announced on Monday it would be removed. 

NBC’s Will & Grace star Debra Messing tweeted, “I want you to know that I am ashamed that my network aired this disgusting racist ad. It is the antithesis of everything I personally believe in, and what, I believe, our show is all about.”

Facebook also pulled a shorter version of the ad stating that it went against policy. It policies state that content and ads can’t contain shocking, sensational, disrespectful, or excessively violent content. 

“This ad violate Facebook’s advertising policy against sensational content so we are rejecting it,” a Facebook spokesperson told Buzzfeed News. “While the video is allowed to be posted on Facebook, it cannot receive paid distribution.” 

President Trump first shared the video on his Twitter a week before the midterm elections. The video features Luis Bracamontes, who had been convicted of killing two California deputies in 2014. It continues to show Bracamontes trial and sentencing, where he says “I’m gonna kill more cops.” The ad then reads, “Democrats let him stay.”  Images of the migrant caravan are shown making its way through Mexico, and it falsely tries to tie Bracamontes to the caravan. According to the New York Times, there is no evidence the two connect. 

CNN refused to air the ad because of it’s racism, the New York Times reports. 

21-Year-Old Driver Said He Huffed Chemicals As He Hit Girl Scout Troop

A 21-year-old driver hit a Girl Scout troop who were picking up trash in a ditch next to the highway over the weekend. The black pickup truck veered out of the lane and struck five pedestrians. The driver and his passenger fled the scene. 

Five hours after the accident, Colten Treu along with the passenger turned themselves in to the Lake Hallie Police. Treu later admitted to the Wisconsin Police that he was “huffing” chemicals at the time, according to Buzzfeed News

The crime resulted in the deaths of three members of the Girl Scout troop including 9-year-old Jayna Kelley, 10-year-old Autum Helgeson, and 10-year-old Haylee Hickle. Sara Jo Schneider, 32, was also killed. She was Haylee’s mom. Another 10-year-old girl was taken to the hospital for injuries, but is currently in stable condition. 

Treu faces 13 potential charges, including four counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle, according to Lake Hallie Police, who release a statement to Facebook

These Voting Memes Are Getting Us In The Midterm Feels

You know they say a lot can change in two years. I mean just ask Twitter.

Voters have stormed Twitter to share just how they feel about today’s midterm elections in comparison to how they felt casting their ballots in the 2016 presidential elections. It was certainly a time when we all weren’t in a state of firy terror.

The ‘Me voting in 2016 vs. Me voting in 2018’ meme has exploded on social media, and I’m living for it. You basically take two completely different images then mash them together, and the more drastic the better tbh.

Don’t worry though I’ve gathered up some of my personal favs to get you inspired.

What to look out for...

You guys, the day is finally here! This is probably the most important midterm election right now. You've registered to vote, researched the candidates and measures on the ballot, and your obvi excited. So let your voices be heard, and go vote!