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Black Lives Banner Vandalized Twice At Bethesda Church

For the second time in weeks a “Black Lives Matter” banner has been vandalized at a Bethesda church.  Montgomery County Police say someone again cut a hole in the sign at the River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, removing the word “black.”  The church will again replace the banner, saying the congregation does not intend to back down.  The first sign was vandalized in late July.

Cop’s Lawyer Says He Was Fired To Appease Activists

The lawyer for a Dallas police officer who was fired after the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old African-American football player is speaking out.  Brad Miller’s attorney John Snider says his client was fired to “appease anti-police activists.”  Speaking out for the first time today, Snider shot back at Arlington Police Chief Will D. Johnson’s criticism that Miller used poor judgment when he entered a car dealership to chase Christian Taylor.  At a news conference yesterday, Johnson emphasized Miller remains under a criminal investigation. 

Ferguson’s State Of Emergency To Continue

A state of emergency remains in Ferguson, Missouri despite a relatively quiet night.  The St. Louis County executive said today that while he’s pleased that law enforcement has been able to restore order in Ferguson, he’s continuing the state of emergency for at least the next 24 hours.  There had been violent clashes with police earlier in the week as protesters marked the one-year anniversary of the Michael Brown shooting.  The state of emergency was declared after Sunday night’s protests during which police shot an 18-year-old black teen who they say had fired at them.  Last night’s protests were mostly peaceful and police say no arrests were made.

Suspect Says Murdered Kids Were “Growing Up To Be Monsters”

The man accused of killing six children and two adults in Houston this past weekend claims the kids were growing up to be monsters.  David Conley wouldn’t admit to ABC 13 he did the murders, but believes his ex-girlfriend Valerie and her husband Dwayne Jackson weren’t raising the kids right.  Conley says he loved his son Nate, but felt disrespected because Valerie was ignoring him.  David Conley is charged with capital murder in connection with the deaths of Valerie and Dwayne Jackson, Nate Conley, and the Jacksons’ five children.

 

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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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