Man confesses to road rage shooting that killed a 4-year-old girl

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A man confessed to shooting and killing a 4-year-old girl while arguing with her father on an Albuquerque freeway, police said, without offering more details on what led to the apparent road rage.

Tony Torrez, 32, was arrested Wednesday and admitted to shooting Lilly Garcia while she was riding in the backseat of her father’s pickup truck with her 7-year-old brother a day earlier, police said. He has been charged with murder, assault, child abuse and other crimes.

The children’s father picked them up from school Tuesday when someone in a Toyota opened fire on the family as they traveled down Interstate 40, Albuquerque’s main east-west freeway. Read more…

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Royal Dutch Airlines’ World Cup tweet about Mexico causes rage

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As nations vie for the distinction of winning the World Cup, airlines seem to be competing to determine who can tweet the most insensitive image.

First, there was Delta, which tweeted an image that indicated Ghana is the home to giraffes. It isn’t. On Sunday, Royal Dutch Airlines, which goes by the initials KLM, one-upped Delta with a tweet celebrating The Netherlands’ win over Mexico.

The tweet’s text simply read, “Adios Amigos! #NEDMEX.” That was accompanied by an image of a “departures” sign that had an image of a man with a large mustache, wearing a sombrero and a bandana around his neck.

According to one observer, the tweet was up for only 25 minutes before KLM deleted it.

A good many people who saw the tweet while it was visible were incensed. Actor Gabriel Garcia Bernal, who has about 2 million followers tweeted, then deleted, a post that threatened never to fly KLM again, followed by, “F**k you big time.”

Others offered similar sentiments:

KLM offered apologies on its Twitter account, but only as replies. There’s no blanket message to everyone. Here are some of its reply tweets:

Mexico’s national airline, Aeromexico, retorted with a tweet of its own:

That one hasn’t been deleted.

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