Protests Against Mississippi Senator’s “Public Hanging” Comment,

Protests Against Mississippi Senator’s “Public Hanging” Comment


Protesters in Mississippi are condemning remarks a Republican U.S. senator made about “public hanging” and voting rights.  A racially diverse group of more than 50 people gathered Friday in downtown Jackson and chanted “No hate in our state” and “Cindy gotta go.”  A video released Sunday showed Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith praising a supporter by saying: “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.” She said it was “an exaggerated expression of regard.”  A separate video released Thursday shows Hyde-Smith talking about “liberal folks” and making it “just a little more difficult” for them to vote. Her campaign says the senator was joking.  George H. Williams, a 65-year-old Marine Corps veteran from Ridgeland, Mississippi, says Hyde-Smith “must think people are stuck on stupid.”

Montgomery Official Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud

(Montgomery County, MD) — Federal prosecutors say a Montgomery County official embezzled millions of dollars from the county. Byung Il Bang, the former chief operating officer for Montgomery’s Department of Economic Development, plead guilty to wire fraud and making a false statement on a tax return today. He embezzled six-point-seven million dollars from the county through a years-long scheme of funneling money meant for local businesses. He is set to be sentenced in February.

Texans Facing Washington This Week

(Houston, TX) — After a bye week, the Texans return to action Sunday facing the Burgundy and Gold in Washington. Houston has won its last six games after starting 0-and-3. The 6-and-3 mark tops the AFC South. Washington leads the NFC East with a 6-and-3 record. Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has thrown for 2,389 yards, 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions, but has been sacked 30 times. The Skins are also 6-and-3 and sit atop the NFC East.



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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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