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Bowser Unveils Safer, Stronger DC Plan

Mayor Muriel Bowser is unveiling her “Safer, Stronger DC” plan.  Bowser wants more police presence on the city’s streets in an effort to rid them of repeat violent offenders.  The mayor is also proposing several initiatives aimed at bringing “stability and opportunity” to neighborhoods hardest hit by crime.  Bowser says the plan is a result of consultations with Police Chief Cathy Lanier and Deputy Mayor Kevin Donahue.

Baltimore Reaches Settlement With Family Of Freddie Gray

The city of Baltimore has reached a six-point-four-million-dollar wrongful death settlement with the family of Freddie Gray.  The city’s spending panel, the Board of Estimates, will consider the deal tomorrow.  Freddie Gray died back in April after suffering a neck injury while in police custody.  The settlement comes as Baltimore prepares for the trials of the six city police officers accused in Gray’s death.  Under the deal, the city would pay two-point-eight-million dollars this year and three-point-six-million next year.

Kentucky County Clerk Released From Jail

Kim Davis is no longer behind bars.  A federal judge today ordered the Kentucky county clerk to be released — days after he ordered her jailed on a contempt charge for refusing to issue same-sex couples marriage licenses.  Davis emerged today from a detention center in Grayson, Kentucky with her lawyer and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.  Davis has cited her religious beliefs for defying a judge’s order to issue licenses to same-sex couples.  As a condition of her release, Davis cannot interfere with deputy clerks issuing those marriage licenses.

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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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