In The News @ 3:30 PM

A.G. To Investigate Baltimore Police

Attorney General Loretta Lynch is launching a federal investigation into the Baltimore Police Department.  Sources report that Lynch has decided to investigate whether Baltimore police have engaged in a “pattern or practice” of excessive force.  The official announcement could come as soon as today.  

Mothers To March In DC Against Police Brutality

What’s billed as the “Million Moms March” will take place tomorrow in Washington, DC.  Mothers from across the country will march to the Justice Department to protest alleged police brutality and demand justice in the names of their children who have been killed by police officers.  Organizers include the group Mothers for Justice United, which was found by Maria Hamilton.  Her son Dontre was killed by a Milwaukee police officer in 2014.

Missing Stafford Man Found In Maryland

A missing Stafford County man is reported safe and in good condition after authorities say he was found in Frederick County, Maryland.  It’s still not clear why Lance Buckley disappeared on Tuesday or why he turned up at the Brunswick Family Campground.  Buckley is scheduled to graduate tomorrow from a Howard University PhD program.  His last contact with his family had been a text message sent to his wife on Tuesday morning.

Fairfax Schools Add Protections For Transgender

The Fairfax County School Board voted 10-1 last night to add new protections for students and staff who identify as transgender.  It means that “gender identity” has been added to the county’s non-discrimination policy.  The meeting was a contentious one, with members of the public shouting and booing at times during the proceedings.  Outside the meeting, others held demonstrations.

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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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