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Sharpton, Garner Family Says Settlement Is Not Justice

The Reverend Al Sharpton and the family of Eric Garner aren’t giving up their fight for justice after the family reached a five-point-nine-million-dollar settlement with New York City.  Sharpton says he is not getting a cut of the settlement.  He says the anniversary of Garner’s death will be marked by several events, including a rally on Saturday outside of Brooklyn Federal Court to call for the federal prosecution of officer Daniel Pantaleo on civil rights charges.

DC Creek Contaminated By E. Coli

A creek in Northwest Washington is contaminated by E. coli.  DC Water says the public should stay away from Soapstone Creek following a sewage spill.  The creek in the Rock Creek Park area runs from Albemarle Street to Broad Branch Road.  It’s unclear how much sewage has leaked into the creek or when the advisory may be lifted.

More Charges In Hagerstown Beating Death

More charges are being filed in the death of a nine-year-old Hagerstown boy who was beaten for taking a piece of birthday cake without permission.  The boy’s mother, Oriana Garcia, and her brother, Jacob Barajas, are charged with second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death.  The mother’s boyfriend, Robert Wilson has already been charged with four offenses linked to the death of Jack Garcia.

Obama Addresses Nuclear Deal With Iran

President Obama says the nuclear deal with Iran halts the spread of nuclear weapons in the region.  Speaking at the White House, the President cheered the agreement, stressing that it will prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.  He said there will be tough international inspections inside Iran to verify compliance.  The historic accord restricts Iran’s nuclear program while easing tough international sanctions on the country.

 

Harold Fisher


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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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