Cosby defense strikes at alleged inconsistencies, Seven Hurt In Metrobus Crash

Cosby defense strikes at alleged inconsistencies

Bill Cosby’s defense lawyer is diving straight in to attack the accuser over alleged inconsistencies in her statements to police as the actor’s sex assault trial opens in suburban Philadelphia.  Defense lawyer Brian McMonagle says Monday that accuser Andrea Constand first told police they had never spoken after the encounter. And, that she changed the date from mid-March to mid-January of 2004.  McMonagle says that phone records show the two spoke 72 times after mid-January – and two-thirds of the calls were initiated by Constand.  McMonagle says Cosby and Constand had sipped drinks by a fire and had other romantic encounters. He says Cosby also hoped to help her rethink her career. And, he says Cosby gave her the pills only after she complained of having trouble sleeping. He says he gave her Benadryl, which he says Cosby also took on the road when he couldn’t sleep.

Seven Hurt In Metrobus Crash

Seven people were hurt after a car collided with a Metrobus in Northwest DC. It happened just before noon on Georgia Avenue near Bryant Street, near Howard University. Police say a 79 Metrobus was headed north on Georgia when a car made an abrupt right turn, cutting off the bus. The resulting collision injured five people on the bus and two children. All suffered minor injuries.

DC Mayor Directing City Agencies To Respond To Noose Incidents

Recent signs of hate should not be accepted as signs of the times. That’s what DC Mayor Muriel Bowser says after a series of racist incidents around the city. Within the last month, two nooses were found at Smithsonian museums, another was found in Southeast and bananas in the shape of a noose were found at American University. DC Police are investigating, and Bowser said over the weekend she has directed the offices of Human Rights and Religious Affairs to respond as well.

Washington, DC Mayor Signs Commitment To Paris Climate Accord

The District of Columbia is adopting guidelines from the Paris Climate Accord. DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has issued an executive order affirming the city’s commitment to the agreement. Mayor Bowser says “as the nation’s capital, we have a special obligation to create policies and implement programs that protect our environment.” Washington, DC joins a growing list of states and cities taking local action following President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris agreement.

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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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