NFL Protest, Weinstein Faces Rape, Sexual Misconduct Charges

Groups Protesting Outside NFL HQ To Protest National Anthem Decision

New York, NY – There’s protest today outside NFL headquarters in New York City over the league’s decision to require players to stand during the National Anthem. The National Action Network, NAACP, Women’s March and community leaders are calling on NFL owners to reverse the decision that they say violates players’ first amendment rights by imposing fines for not complying. The league’s new policy gives players the option to remain in the locker room if they don’t want to stand.

Weinstein Faces Rape, Sexual Misconduct Charges

Manhattan, NY – Harvey Weinstein is facing several rape and sexual misconduct charges following his arraignment in New York Criminal Court. Weinstein is charged with first- and third-degree rape, and first degree criminal sexual act for forced sex acts against two women in 2004 and 2013. Court documents show one woman was forced to perform oral sex on Weinstein in 2004 at his company’s Greenwich Street offices, and another was raped at a Lexington Avenue hotel in March 2013. Weinstein’s lawyer says his client plans to plead not guilty and will attempt to have the charges dismissed.

School Shooting In Indiana

Noblesville, IN – Another school shooting is leaving a teacher and a student injured in Indiana. Noblesville Police Chief Kevin Jowitt says the situation is contained at Noblesville West Middle School. Their conditions are unknown. The students were bused to nearby Noblesville High School to be reunited with their parents. The school is located located just northeast of Indianapolis. The shooting comes a week after 10 people were killed at a school in Santa Fe, Texas.

MD State Police Increase Enforcement Efforts For Holiday Weekend

Pikesville, MD – There will be additional Maryland State Police troopers on patrol to keep the roadways safe this Memorial Day weekend. Beginning today, troopers from each of the state’s 23 State Police barracks will be focusing enforcement efforts on impaired, distracted and aggressive driving, speeding and other violations. Troopers on the Eastern Shore will be directing their heaviest enforcement to Routes 50 and 13 and they remind beach-bound drivers to be on alert for pedestrians. Troopers are urging travelers to make traffic safety their first priority behind the wheel.

 

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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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