Prince William County Teen Shooting Ruling, Trump Rips Iran, North Korea In UN Speech

Prince William Commonwealth’s Attorney: Shooting Of Teen Was Justified

The police shooting death of a Manassas teenager last week was justified, according to a ruling today by Prince William County Commonwealth’s Attorney Paul Ebert. The veteran prosecutor held a news conference this morning to talk about Friday’s shooting outside a Haymarket home that left a 15-year-old suspect dead. According to investigators, police responded to the home and found the subject beating his brother’s girlfriend with a crowbar. He was fatally shot by officers after refusing to drop the weapon, Ebert says. Members of the boy’s family say otherwise and are calling for the police officer who fired the shot to be held accountable. Neither the boy nor the officer have been identified.

Senate Republicans Moving Fast On Last-Ditch Healthcare Bill

Senate Republicans are moving fast on a last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare. In a Capitol briefing today, South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham said Obamacare is failing because it’s a bad idea. He is co-sponsoring a bill that would shift federal healthcare dollars to states in the form of so-called block grants. Louisiana Republican Bill Cassidy is another co-sponsor. He said the measure would improve access to patients who need it the most.

Trump Rips Iran, North Korea In UN Speech

President Trump is slamming countries he sees as a threat to the world. While addressing the UN General Assembly today, Trump accused Iran of promoting destabilizing behavior in the world. He also called the Iran nuclear deal an embarrassment to the U.S. Meanwhile, he gave a strict warning to North Korea saying the U.S. will be forced to destroy North Korea if the regime were to attack the U.S. or its allies. He referred to North Korea’s leader as “Rocket Man” and said Kim Jong Un is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime.

Candidates For Virginia Governor Debate Tonight

The two men running for Virginia governor will debate tonight on television. Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie will square off in a live debate at 7 p.m. that will be televised on WRC-TV. “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd will moderate. The governor’s race is a tight one this year. A University of Mary Washington poll out this week shows Northam leading Gillespie, but the lead is within the poll’s margin of error. Other recent polls have the two in a statistical dead heat.

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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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