Cohen Plea Deal, Civil Rights Cold Case

Cohen Enters Courthouse After Reportedly Accepts Plea Deal

(New York, NY) — President Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen is in a federal courthouse in New York after reportedly reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors. He has been under investigation for tax fraud and banking-related issues. Speculation has been building for weeks that Cohen might cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller [[ MULL-er ]] in the Russia investigation. Federal agents raided Cohen’s office, home and hotel room in April and seized numerous documents and electronic equipment.

Civil Rights Cold Case

(Corinth, Miss.) – The 1959 killing of a black Mississippi teenager by a shooter in a pickup full of white teens brought less than a year in prison for the boy who pulled shotgun trigger.  Six of the seven others in the truck got a year’s probation through youth court, and an 18-year-old walked free.  Now, the U.S. Justice Department has referred the case to Mississippi “for potential prosecution.”  Fifteen-year-old William Roy Prather was fatally wounded on Halloween night 1959 when white teenagers in a pickup cruised through a black neighborhood. One of the white boys shot Prather in the face, and Prather died the next day. It’s unclear whether a district attorney will pursue charges against any aging defendant. Witnesses’ memories may be fading, and some evidence has disappeared.

Manafort Jury Asks Judge Another Question

(Alexandria, VA) — The jury in the bank and tax fraud case against former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort is split. The jury in Alexandria, Virginia today asked the judge “If we cannot come to a consensus on a single count, how can we fill in the verdict sheet?” It’s not clear if they meant one count or all 18 counts. The judge says this is very typical in complicated cases and sent the jury back to continue deliberating.

Protestors Tear Down Confederate Statue At UNC

(Chapel Hill, NC) — A statue of a Confederate soldier at a North Carolina college is down after protesters knocked it over. About 250 protesters marched to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill yesterday demanding the immediate removal of the monument known as Silent Sam. The crowd started cheering and throwing dirt on it after some people pulled it down with ropes. The statue has been at UNC since 1913.


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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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