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Officer Goodson Found Not Guilty Of All Charges In Gray Case

A judge says Baltimore police officer Caesar Goodson is not guilty of all charges in the death of Freddie Gray. Goodson was driving the police van in which Gray suffered a fatal spinal cord injury in April of 2015. Goodson could have faced 30 years in prison if convicted of the most serious charge — second-degree depraved heart murder. He was also found not guilty of manslaughter, assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.

Democrats End House Sit-In

Democrats are vowing to continue the fight for tougher gun regulations after ending a 24-hour sit-in on the floor of the U.S. House. At a rally outside the Capitol today, Georgia Democrat John Lewis urged supporters to never give up. The civil rights icon also led a chorus of “We Shall Overcome.” Earlier, Republican leaders abruptly adjourned the House until after July 4th. House Speaker Paul Ryan dismissed the sit-in as a political stunt and a tool for Democratic fundraising.

Filtered Flint Water Safe To Drink

The EPA says it’s safe for people in Flint, Michigan to drink properly filtered water. The agency tested water samples from about 50 locations around Flint deemed to be at high risk for lead contamination. The results showed that lead levels in filtered water were well below levels considered dangerous. The EPA says the filtered water is safe for pregnant and nursing women and children, who were warned to drink bottled water to avoid lead exposure.

Congressman Resigns After Felony Conviction

Veteran Pennsylvania Congressman Chaka Fattah is resigning after his felony conviction. Fattah sent a resignation letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan. A Philadelphia jury convicted the 59-year old Democrat this week on charges of racketeering, fraud and money laundering. The case largely centered on various efforts to repay an illegal one-million-dollar campaign loan.

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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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