In The News @ 2:30

Justice Dept: Insufficient Evidence In Milwaukee Civil Right Case

Civil rights charges against a Wisconsin police officer are being thrown out for lack of sufficient evidence.  The Justice Department completed its review of evidence in the death of Dontre Hamilton, and won’t pursue charges against Officer Christopher Manney.  The African-American Hamilton was shot during a confrontation with Manney, who is white, in a Milwaukee park in April of last year.  Hamilton’s family is upset both at the Justice Department’s decision and how long they had to wait for it.

Mizzou  Students Continue To Speak Out

Student protestors at the University of Missouri think the resignations of the university president and the chancellor are just a good start.  Missouri President Tim Wolfe stepped down yesterday, saying his love for the university was behind his decision.  He was accused of ignoring incidents of racism on campus.  Protestors now say their goal is to end a “system of  oppression” in higher education.

Chicago Boy Killed Last Week Buried Today

A nine-year-old Chicago boy who may have been killed over his father’s gang ties was laid to rest today.  Funeral services were held for Tyshawn Lee, who was lured into an alley and shot.  The boy’s father denies that the killing was related and is refusing to cooperate with police, despite their belief that he knows who killed his son.  A reward of 54-thousand-dollars is being offered for information that leads to an arrest in the case.

Republican Hopefuls Prep For Latest Presidential Debate Tonight

A smaller field of Republican presidential hopefuls will be on the stage for tonight’s debate on the Fox Business Network.  Donald Trump and Ben Carson are the frontrunners and will take center stage.  They will be surrounded by Marco Rubio,  Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina,Ted Cruz, John Kasich and Rand Paul.  That means Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee will both be pushed to the earlier pre-debate due to poll numbers.

 

Harold Fisher


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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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