Flags at White House Back at Half Staff After Vets Make Request, Florida Shooting Suspect Was Hospitalized for Mental Illness

Flags at White House back at half staff after McCain’s Vets Speak Up

WASHINGTON, DC — The American flag at the White House is back at half staff.  The American Legion demanded that President Donald Trump issue a proclamation honoring Sen. John McCain’s heroism and order the nation’s flags to be flown at half-staff. The nation’s largest veterans’ service organization urged Trump in a statement Monday to follow longtime protocol following the deaths of prominent government officials. Trump tweeted condolences to McCain’s family, but did not mention McCain. The American flag at the White House flew at full-staff on Monday but was then raised this morning.

Second Suspect in Makiya Wilson Murder in Custody

(WASHINGTON, DC)  —  Police say a second suspect in the shooting death of a ten-year-old DC girl is in custody. Quentin Michals turned himself in to police this morning after authorities named him as a suspect in Makiyah Wilson’s death.  Qujuan Thomas was arrested Saturday in the shooting.  Police are still searching for three other suspects in the murder.  Wilson was killed when five men jumped out of a car and opened fire into a crowd on July 16th in Northeast DC.

Records: Florida Shooting Suspect Was Hospitalized for Mental Illness

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —  Court records obtained by The Associated Press show that a man accused of killing two people and then himself at a video gaming competition in Florida had been hospitalized for mental illness. Divorce filings from the parents of 24-year-old David Katz of Baltimore say that as a teenager he was twice hospitalized in psychiatric facilities and that he was prescribed anti-psychotic and anti-depressant medications. The records show Katz’s parents disagreed deeply on how to care for their troubled son. Katz’s father claimed his estranged wife was exaggerating symptoms of mental illness as part of the couple’s long-running and acrimonious custody battle. They divorced in 2007.

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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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