Crude Pipe Bombs Sent To Obama, Clintons, CNN, Opening Statements In Michael Ford Cop Killing Case


Suspicious Package targeted Maxine Waters

(Los Angeles, CA) — A suspicious package found in Washington, DC has a Southern California lawmaker’s name on it. NBC News is reporting that one of many packages found at the Capitol building was addressed to Los Angeles-area Congresswoman Maxine Waters. This comes after package bombs were mailed to the Clintons, Obamas and CNN’s studios in New York. The LAPD say they are on alert, but there is no direct threat to L.A.

Crude Pipe Bombs Sent To Obama, Clintons, CNN

Crude pipe bombs targeting Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, CNN and others were intercepted Tuesday night and Wednesday in a rash of attacks aimed at prominent Democrats and a cable news network often criticized by political conservatives.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said his office received a similar package, and the FBI said Florida Rep. Deborah Wasserman Schultz did, too, possibly misaddress and then sent to her as the return addressee. A similar device was found Monday at the New York compound of liberal billionaire George Soros, a major contributor to Democratic causes. There were no explosions and no reports of injuries. The bombs were intercepted two weeks before nationwide elections that could reshape Congress and serve as a referendum on the first two years of Donald Trump’s presidency. The events quickly overtook other campaign news in an already-tense political season, which has included pitched fights over immigration, the Supreme Court and sexual violence against women.
The White House quickly condemned the attacks aimed at Democrats and perceived foes of the administration. Republican Vice President Mike Pence said they “have no place in this country,” and Trump tweeted, “I agree wholeheartedly.” All the confirmed bombs appeared to come from the same person or persons, said John Miller, the New York Police Department’s head of intelligence and counterterrorism, who briefed reporters in New York.  The U.S. Secret Service intercepted a bomb that was addressed to Hillary Clinton at the Chappaqua, New York, home she shares with former President Bill Clinton, and another that was sent to former President Obama at his home with Michelle Obama in Washington. A police bomb squad removed still another from CNN’s New York headquarters, which was evacuated.  Overhead TV shots showed a truck carrying that device, which law enforcement officials said was linked to the other explosives, being driven away. The package sent to CNN contained a live explosive and envelope with white powder, and officials said the substance was being tested to see if it was dangerous.

Opening Statements In Michael Ford Cop Killing Case

Upper Marlboro, MD. — A jury will determine whether a man committed murder when authorities said he attacked a Maryland police station, prompting a shootout in which an officer mistakenly killed an undercover detective. Opening statements are expected to begin Wednesday for Michael Ford’s trial in the 2016 shooting death of Prince George’s County police detective Jacai Colson. Authorities have said a fellow officer mistook Colson for an armed threat after Ford opened fire. Ford’s two brothers videotaped the attack.

Three Million Dollar Lotto Tix Sold In DC, VA

(Washington, DC) — Three people in DC and Virginia are waking up one-million dollars richer. Lottery officials say two one-million dollar tickets were sold in Virginia and a third was sold in DC. It’s not immediately known where those tickets were bought. The other one-million dollar tickets were sold in 16 states. The winning ticket for the one-point-five-billion dollar prize was sold in South Carolina, where winners are allowed to remain anonymous.


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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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