Ex-Dallas Cop Indicted For Murder In Unarmed Black Man’s Death, Bowie State University Marching Band Suspended

Ex-Dallas Cop Indicted For Murder In Unarmed Black Man’s Death

(Dallas, TX) — A former Dallas police officer is under indictment for murder for the death of an unarmed black man. A grand jury returned the indictment today against Amber Guyger for shooting Botham Jean to death inside his apartment in September. Guyger told investigators she accidentally mistook his apartment for her own and shot him because she thought he was a burglary. Guyger lived on the floor below Jean and was off-duty but in uniform at the time of the killing. She was fired from Dallas police a several weeks after her arrest by Texas Rangers for manslaughter. Jean’s family and activists had long sought murder charges.

Bowie State University Marching Band Suspended

Bowie State University has put its marching band on a one year probation.An investigation found they violated their hazing and student code of conduct policies.  Bowie State President Aminta Breaux and other school leaders held an afternoon press conference to discuss how the University will address reports of hazing within the Symphony of Soul Band. Band director Dr. Adolph Wright has also resigned minutes before the press conference was held.  The band has been suspended since early November.  Student complaints about the alleged hazing began back in October.

Anchorage Shaken By Major Quake

(Anchorage, AK) — Residents of the city of Anchorage in Alaska are dealing with the effects of a major earthquake. A 7.0-magnitude quake struck just north of the city shortly after 8:30 in the morning. School students huddled under desks as everything shook for what seemed like minutes. Now, roads in the area are buckled. That includes the Glenn Highway, which is the only highway from Anchorage to Wasilla, Palmer, and the rest of the areas in the northern part of the state. People have posted video of toppled shelves and fallen ceiling tiles in buildings. Alaska’s governor has issued a disaster declaration, and the White House says President Trump is in the loop as he meets with world leaders in Argentina.

DC Clerk Thinks New Mexico Foreign Country

 

(Washington, DC) — A groom says he encountered a unique problem when trying to get a marriage license in DC last week. Gavin Clarkson says a clerk at the DC Marriage Bureau told him his New Mexico identification wasn’t acceptable because it was from outside the U.S., as she believed New Mexico was a foreign country. Clarkson said he pushed the issue to a supervisor who also told him he needed a foreign passport. Eventually the clerk got it right and concluded New Mexico was a state in the U.S. Clarkson was eventually granted his marriage license.

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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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