Obama Slams Trump, Calls Him Unfit For Office
President Obama is firing back at Donald Trump over claims that he’s a weak leader. Trump made the accusations last night during the Commander-in-Chief forum. Speaking to reporters today in Laos, Obama reiterated that Trump is not qualified to become president. He said that every time Trump speaks, his opinion is confirmed. Obama added that throughout the election cycle, things have been skewed so much that Trump is starting to be graded on a curve. The President said he remained confident that if voters simply listen to what Trump says, they’ll make a good decision in November.
Blinking Victim Murderer Sentenced To 70 Years
A Prince George’s County man whose victim’s blinking led to his murder conviction is being sentenced to 70 years in prison. Jermaine Hailes learned his fate today after a jury in June found him guilty of felony murder in the 2010 shooting death of Melvin Pate. During trial, the prosecution was allowed to use video evidence of a dying Melvin Pate blinking at a photo of Hailes in a lineup. Hailes was sentenced to life in prison but will serve 70 years.
One Injured In Streetcar Collision
One person is injured after a DC Streetcar collided with a vehicle. Police say the accident happened around 17th Street and Benning Road, NE around 8:20 this morning. Investigators are looking into how the incident happened. Authorities say the victim’s injuries appear to be minor. This would be the first reported case of a person getting injured from the Streetcar, which opened in February.
Audit Reveals DC Police Station Shortcomings
An audit is revealing that DC police stations are in substandard condition. Water leaks, unsecured windows, exposed wiring, and clutter were reported at multiple Metropolitan Police stations. DC’s inspector general says these findings show officers might be at risk. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said in a statement that the MPD will review solutions internally. The Department of General Services will release a report and a time frame for when the outstanding items need to be resolved.
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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.