In The News @ 4:00 PM

Violence Breaks Out In Baltimore

One police officer has been hurt after violence surges in northwest Baltimore.  Youths converged on Mondawmin Mall in the middle of the afternoon.  Rock, bottles and other debris were thrown at Baltimore police officers in riot gear.  A television news photographer was also beaten.  Several businesses in downtown Baltimore have closed early in anticipation of more protests related to death of Freddie Gray.

Baltimore Police Warn of Credible Gang Threat Against Law Enforcement

Baltimore Police are on high alert after several gangs are conspiring to “take-out” law enforcement officers.  Those gangs include the Black Guerrilla Family, Bloods and Crips.  Police say they believe this is a credible threat and are warning law enforcement agencies to “take appropriate precautions to ensure the safety of their officers.”  Word of the threat comes as funeral services are held in Baltimore for Freddie Gray, the man who suffered a severe spinal injury during his arrest this month and died a week later. 

Loretta Lynch Sworn-In As U.S. Attorney General

Loretta Lynch is the first African-American woman to run the Justice Department.  Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath of office for Attorney General of the United States during a ceremony at the Justice Department.  Lynch is a veteran federal prosecutor from New York.  She is the nation’s 83rd Attorney General and the first African-American woman to run the Justice Department.  Lynch called herself “honored beyond words” and vowed to fulfill the core mission of the department  —  to protect the American people.

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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