DC Violence, U.S. Condemns Latest North Korean Missile Test

At Least Seven Shootings, One Stabbing Overnight

The sound of fireworks wasn’t the only thing tearing through Washington overnight. DC Police say there were at least seven shootings and a stabbing all across the District between 9:30 last night and 4:15 this morning. The incidents occurred in Marshall Heights, Cardozo, Bellevue, Columbia Heights, Congress Heights, Washington Highlands, and Fairlawn. One person was shot and killed on Galveston Street, SW around 12:30 this morning. Seven people including a juvenile were injured from the other incidents.

NYC Cop Killer Was Convicted Felon With Grudge Against Police

The NYPD is providing more details about the convicted felon accused in the shooting death of a New York City police officer today in the Bronx. Police say 34-year-old Alexander Bonds had a long criminal record and once attacked a cop with brass knuckles. Bonds, who was out on parole, ranted about cops on his Facebook page, spewing profanity and airing venomous grievances against cops. Bonds spent seven years at Attica for robbery. Miosotis Familia was shot to death at 12:30 local time this morning as she sat in a mobile command unit with her partner.

U.S. Condemns Latest North Korean Missile Test

The world is a more dangerous place because of North Korea’s latest successful missile test. So said U.S.-UN Ambassador Nikki Haley at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council. The meeting was requested by the U.S., Japan and South Korea. Haley said the North’s action was a “clear and sharp military escalation.” She called it reckless and irresponsible and said the U.S. will use military force, if necessary. North Korea successfully launched an intercontinental ballistic missile this week. The ICBM traveled several hundred miles and splashed down in the Sea of Japan. North Korean officials expressed confidence that they will be able to attach a large nuclear warhead to a long-range missile.

Wizards Add Scott, Expected To Match Offer For Porter

Otto Porter Jr. may be sticking with the Washington Wizards a little longer. Yahoo Sports reports the team plans to match an offer the forward was expected to sign with Brooklyn. That offer of a four-year contract worth more than 100-million-dollars is expected to be formally signed tomorrow and the Wizards will have 48 hours to match. The Wizards are also adding free-agent forward Mike Scott. ESPN reports it’s a one-year deal worth one-point-seven-million-dollars. Scott was limited to 18 games with Atlanta last season due to a knee injury.


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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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