Two Teens Charged With Murdering Homeless Man, Trump Defends Comments On North Korea

Two Teens Charged With Murdering Homeless Man

Two teenagers are under arrest for the murder of a homeless man in Adelphi. Prince George’s County Police say 14-year-old Elias Portillo and a 13-year-old accomplice demanded money from Francisco Sagastizado on July 27th. When he refused, the teens allegedly stabbed the victim. Officers discovered the 47-year-old suffering from stab wounds in the woods near West Park Drive, and he was quickly pronounced dead at the scene. Portillo is being charged as an adult, while the 13-year-old is charged as a juvenile.

Former DC Police Officer Charged With Sex Trafficking

A former DC Police officer has been charged with underage sex trafficking. Prosecutors announced yesterday that ten counts have been leveled against Chukwuemeka Ekwonna. The 28-year-old is accused of attempting to pay for sex with 14- and 15-year-old girls over social media. He was released from his position in the Second District in April, and faces life in prison if convicted.

Trump Defends Comments On North Korea

President Trump says he might not have been tough enough when he warned North Korea that their threats would be met with “fire and fury.” Speaking in New Jersey, Trump says North Korea should be “very, very nervous” if it continues to threaten the U.S. He first made the “fire and fury” comments earlier this week.

NAACP Appeals Ruling Allowing Town To Secede From School District

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund is appealing a ruling that allowed a mostly white Alabama city to split from a more diverse school district. A lawyer for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund says the move by the Birmingham suburb of Gardendale is “designed to exclude black schoolchildren.” Gardendale has a population of 14-thousand and is nearly 90-percent white. That’s compared to the rest of Jefferson County, which has a population that is 53-percent white and 42-percent black. The judge that ruled on the case in April noted that race was a motivating factor in Gardendale’s desire to secede from the school district. However, the judge allowed it out of fairness to others in the city who wanted the split for other reasons.

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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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