Funeral For Stephon Clark Today, MD Senator Resigns Amid Bribery Charges

Funeral For Stephon Clark Today

The unarmed African American man who was shot and killed by Sacramento police will be laid to rest today. Stephon Clark was shot several times on March 18th while in his grandparents’ backyard. Police say they thought the 22-year-old’s cell phone was a gun and opened fire. Since the shooting, protesters have taken to the streets of California’s capital city several times. Reverend Al Sharpton is scheduled to deliver a eulogy. More protests are expected in the city.

Two Injured In National Harbor Shooting

Two people are recovering from injuries following a shooting at National Harbor. Police say it happened shortly after midnight at the Cadillac Ranch Bar and Grill. Security reportedly escorted a person out after a dispute inside. Police say the person then pulled out a gun and fired, hitting two people. The suspect fled but was arrested by police a short time later.

MD Senator Resigns Amid Bribery Charges

Bribery allegations have prompted the resignation of Maryland state Senator Nathaniel Oaks. He formally resigned this morning after being indicted on charges that he accepted cash in exchange for using his position to influence a project. Oaks was to stand trial next month, but there are reports today a plea agreement may have been reached between Oaks and federal prosecutors.

Home Run Hit In First Pitch In First Game Of MLB Season

The start of the 2018 Major League Baseball season is off with a bang. A home run was hit on the very first pitch in the first game today. It happened when the Chicago Cubs’ Ian Happ slammed a fastball from the Miami Marlins’ Jose Urena into right-field for the year’s first run. All 30 clubs were scheduled to be in action today, but the Nationals-Reds game has already been postponed due to weather issues in Cincinnati.

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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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