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More Details Out About Roof’s Arrest

Some are wondering whether Dylann Roof received preferential treatment after he was arrested by police in Shelby, North Carolina. According to arresting documents, the suspect in the murders of nine African Americans inside an historic South Carolina church complained about being hungry after being taken into custody. The officers took him to Burger King for a meal. Roof was caught about 16 hours after the shootings in Charleston. Dashcam video has since been released of the arrest, and the Shelby Police Chief says you can tell his officers were happy to catch Roof. He was taken into custody without incident.

AL Gov. Orders Confederate Flag Removed From Capitol Grounds

The Confederate battle flag is no longer flying on the grounds of the Alabama state capitol. Workers removed the banner from a Confederate memorial this morning on orders from Governor Robert Bentley. Governor Bentley said last week’s church shooting in Charleston was one of the reasons he decided to remove the flag. He also said controversy over the flag had the potential to be a “major distraction” as the state faces budget issues.

Tsarnaev Apologizes At Formal Sentencing Hearing

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev says he’s sorry for the lives he took in the Boston Marathon bombings. Before a judge formally sentenced him to death today, Tsarnaev spoke for the first time in court. He invoked the name of Allah and apologized to the victims and survivors of the 2013 bombings.

Family Moves Bobbi Kristina Brown To Hospice Care

Bobbi Kristina Brown is now “in God’s hands.” Her aunt says the daughter of the late Whitney Houston has been moved to a hospice care facility. Pat Houston emailed reporters today and said Brown’s condition is deteriorating. She has been in a medically induced coma since she was found face-down in a bathtub at her Georgia home earlier this year. Houston accidentally drowned in a bathtub in 2012.

 

 

 

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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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