Tuesday, July 12, 2016

DNC's voter expansion director gunned down in D.C.; Seth Rich remembered as "a mensch"

Rich, just 27, was returning to the Bloomingdale Brownstone he shared with several roomates when he was shot in the back at least twice while talking to his girlfriend. Police patrolling the area found him after D.C.'s ShotSpotter system alerted them to gunfire about 4:20 a.m.
     He was attacked across the street from a convenience store on the 2100 block of Flagler Place NW, three blocks away from Howard University Hospital.
     From the New York Daily News:
     Rich was remembered affectionately by community members in Omaha, Neb. where the Creighton University graduate was educated and raised.
     “Seth was an amazing young man,” said Rabbi Steven Abraham of local synagogue Beth-El where Rich's relatives are active, multi-generational members. “He devoted his life to helping others secure their right to vote. He was a mensch.”
     From the Chair of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz:
     “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. He saw the great potential of our nation and believed that, together, we can make the world a better place. He was a joy to have as a member of our team, and his talents, intelligence and enthusiasm will be deeply missed by the many friends, colleagues and coworkers who worked by his side in service to the highest ideals of our democracy.
      “We send our deepest heartfelt sympathies to Seth’s family, and we will keep them in our thoughts and prayers as we try to pick up the pieces and carry on the work that was so important to Seth and to us.”
     On twitter, the hashtag #SethConradRich is already home to conspiracy theorists blaming Hillary Clinton.

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