DACA Protests Underway, Emmett Till’s Cousin Dies

DACA Protests Underway

Protests are breaking out across the country now that President Trump has officially moved to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The program protects hundreds of thousands of undocumented “Dreamers” who were brought to the U.S. as children. DACA activists and “Dreamers” are outside the White House banging on drums and waving signs that read, “We are America.” In New York, protesters are being arrested in front of Trump tower. Meanwhile, students at Denver schools are walking out of classes in protest.

Governor Activates Florida National Guard To Assist With Hurricane Preparation

Governor Rick Scott is activating 100 members of the Florida National Guard. Scott’s decision to do so comes as Hurricane Irma could possibly hit Florida. Scott said the Guard members will be helping to prepare for Irma. The governor urged every family to get ready for Irma by having enough supplies on hand, including water, food and medicines. As of 11 a.m. Eastern time, maximum sustained winds had increased to 180 miles an hour with higher gusts. Irma could hit Florida by the weekend.

Emmett Till’s Cousin Who Was With Him During Kidnapping Dies

The cousin of Emmett Till who was with him the night he was kidnapped and murdered is dead. Simeon Wright passed away yesterday morning at his home in west suburban Countryside from complication from a form of bone cancer. He was with Till in 1955 when Till allegedly whistled at a white woman as a prank. Wright was also with the teen the night he was kidnapped at gunpoint by two angry white men. They accused Till of flirting with their relative. Till was later tortured, murdered and his body was tossed in the Mississippi River. In 2009, Wright published a book detailing his eyewitness account. He was 74.

DC Police Looking For Volunteers To Help In Domestic Violence Situations

DC police are exploring a new way to reach victims of domestic violence. Police are asking for volunteers to ride with officers to domestic violence calls to inform victims of the services available. The hope is that a more proactive approach will get victims to follow through on getting help and filing charges. The program could start this fall.

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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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