China implements world’s biggest census in ten days
China recently kicked off their once-a-decade census attempting to count every person in the world’s most populated country.
The census is a ten-day whirlwind head count that hires six million census takers to document demographic changes in the country ranging throught 400 million households.
The year 2000’s census counted 1.3 billion people in China, but since then there has been a shift of the migrant worker population from rural areas to the cities.
According to Zhang Xueyuan, Director of Publicity for the Beijing census committee, “Wherever you are living from Nov. 1 to Nov. 10, you will be counted.” This census will be more effective than those in the past because it will determine where people actually live, as opposed to where their legal certificates claim.
Vice-Premier Li Keqiang, the official in charge of the census stated that understanding alterations in populaition can help the government create and edit policies for development throughout the country.
In the past the census has been based on estimation, but the current census will aim to be nearly exact.
The census takers will be going door-to-door asking each family specific questions and vow to reach everyone.
Halloween prank takes a horrible, gruesome turn
A 17-year-old named Tivarus King residing in Atlanta, Georgia was shot and killed after a prank on Halloween night. Authorities say the teen and his friends were throwing eggs at passing cars.
An enraged driver stopped his Mercedes and shot the teen as he was trying to run away. Atlanta police say the driver fired ten shots at King.
The teen died as he was being taken to the hospital for gun wounds in his neck and legs. Investigators found a car matching the description soon after, and its driver was detained for questioning and then later released as innocent.
Under further investegation, 32-year old Fernando Hernadez confessed to killing another man that same evening. He told the police that he had shot a man whose name has yet to be released.
Without disclosing whether or not the victum had officially partaken in the egging of various vehicles, there is a possiblity that the victim may have been merely an innocent bystander.