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State Of Emergency In St. Louis County Following Ferguson Unrest

A state of emergency now exists in St. Louis County, Missouri following last night’s violence in Ferguson   A County Executive issued the state of emergency today citing last night’s unrest in Ferguson and the “potential for harm to persons and property.”  Peaceful protests over the Michael Brown shooting turned into chaos last night in Ferguson when gunfire erupted.  One man was shot after he allegedly opened fire on police and he is in critical condition.  A number of protesters have already been arrested today in St. Louis. 

NAACP’s Journey For Justice

It’s day three of the NAACP’s swing through Georgia as it continues its Journey For Justice.  Today’s march is from Moreland in Coweta County to Palmetto, just inside Fulton County.  Marchers should be in Atlanta by tomorrow evening.  The NAACP is marching 860 miles from Selma, Alabama to the nation’s capital.  They’re asking for a fair criminal justice system, unfettered access to the ballot box, a living wage and an equitable education system.

NTSB To Detail Probable Cause Of Tracy Morgan Crash

The NTSB will meet this week to reveal what it has found out about the deadly New Jersey Turnpike crash that left comedian Tracy Morgan seriously injured.  A Walmart truck rear-ended Morgan’s limo in June of last year, leaving his friend and fellow comedian James McNair dead.  The NTSB’s preliminary report found that truck driver Kevin Roper was going 20-miles per hour over the speed limit in the crash.

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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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