Ex-North Texas Cop Guilty In Death Of Unarmed Black Teen, Hundreds Attend Aretha Franklin Public Viewing

Ex-North Texas Cop Guilty In Death Of Unarmed Black Teen

(Dallas, TX) — A former North Texas cop is guilty of murder in the death of an unarmed black teen. A Dallas County jury convicted Roy Oliver today after over 12 hours of deliberations. Oliver opened fire on the car Jordan Edwards was riding in as it left a party last year. The ex-Balch Springs officer claimed he was worried about his partner’s life at the time. The partner testified last week he never believed he was in danger.

Hundreds Attend Aretha Franklin Public Viewing

(Detroit, MI) — Fans of Aretha Franklin began waiting in line outside the Charles H. Wright Museum for African American History in Detroit Monday afternoon for her public viewing. The doors to the museum officially opened at 9:00 this morning and will remain open until 9:00 this evening. Fans will have another opportunity to pay their respects to the legendary singer at the museum Wednesday and at New Bethel Baptist Church Thursday. The private funeral service for Aretha Franklin will be Friday at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit.

Judge Delays Manafort Second Trial

(Alexandria, VA) — A federal judge is delaying the opening statements for the second trial against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Judge Amy Berman Jackson is presiding over the trial in a U.S. District Court in Washington and she has pushed back the opening remarks by one week. Jury selection will take place on September 17th and the opening arguments will be held exactly one week later on the 24th. This is the second criminal trial against Manafort involving his attempts to skirt lobbying-disclosure laws and conspired to launder money. Last week, a jury in Alexandria, Virginia, convicted Manafort on eight counts of fraud.

Graham Honors His Old Friend McCain

(Washington, DC) — An emotional Senator Lindsey Graham is remembering his old friend John McCain. On the Senate floor today, Graham said he was lucky to walk in Senator McCain’s shadow. Graham called himself McCain’s political wingman. In the halls of Congress, the South Carolina Republican said McCain helped him learn how to fight and forgive. Graham called McCain a real warrior who fought for “sustainable peace” in war-torn nations like Iraq and Afghanistan. McCain died Saturday at the age of 81.

 

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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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