In The News @ 4:00

NAACP March For Justice Ends In Washington, DC

The NAACP’s American Journey for Justice march ended in the nation’s capital around midday.  Hundreds of civil rights leaders, clergy, politicians and supporters gathered at the George Washington Memorial bridge for a symbolic finale to journey from Selma, Alabama to the District of Columbia.  Leaders are expected to lobby on Capitol Hill tomorrow.

Protesters Call For Justice In Inmate Death

Protesters say changing how police use Tasers isn’t enough to satisfy them.  They interrupted a meeting in Fairfax County last night by the Ad Hoc Police Practices Commission.  The protesters are upset over the death of a mentally ill woman who deputies used Tasers on four times while she was handcuffed.  The commission recommends not using Tasers on people who are handcuffed.  The protesters want someone to be held accountable for Natalie McKenna’s death seven months ago.  

Students Complain School Lunches Are Moldy, Undercooked

Worse than prison food.  That’s what one Prince George’s County student says about the food offered at Friendly High School in Fort Washington.  Other students recently tweeted photos of moldy hamburger buns and undercooked meat.  School officials tell Fox 5 they can’t confirm if the photos are authentic. 

Man Charged With Shooting Stepdad Goes On Trial

A man charged with shooting and killing his stepdad goes on trial today.  Antwan James is accused of shooting Joseph Newell at their home in Upper Marlboro.  Police say James shot Newell after Newell asked for help with some yard work.  Newell was a detective with D.C. Police. 

 

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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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