Verdict Reached In South Carolina Church Shooter Trial
The jury has reached a verdict in the sentencing phase against South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof he has been sentenced to death for killing nine people at a historically black church. Roof shot the worshipers at a historically black church in Charleston in June 2015. In his closing statement today, Roof said he “felt like I had to do it and I still feel like I had to do it.”
Former PGC Councilmember Pleads Guilty To Bribery
A former Prince George’s County Councilmember is pleading guilty to bribery. “ABC-7” reports Will Campos pled guilty in federal court last week to bribery and conspiracy charges. His court appearance is allegedly tied to the recent corruption scandal involving the Prince George’s County liquor board. Four other people face similar charges.
Metro Blames DC Fire And EMS For L’Enfant Smoke Injuries
Metro is refuting liability in a series of lawsuits related to the deadly 2015 L’Enfant Plaza smoke incident. In federal court filings, Metro says that DC Fire and EMS are actually responsible for the injuries when a thick smoke enveloped the L’Enfant Plaza station in January 2015. The transit agency claims DC Fire and EMS sent an inexperienced commander to the scene, and crews failed to properly handle the response . Several people suffered serious smoke inhalation injuries and one person died in the incident.
Sessions Address Sexual Assault Issue and President-Elect Trump
Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions says groping like Donald Trump described in a lewd conversion caught on tape is sexual assault. In today’s confirmation hearing, Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy questioned Sessions about whether grabbing a woman by her genitals without consent constituted sexual assault. Sessions said, “Clearly, it would be.”
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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.