Embattled Franken Will Step Down Soon, Former Cop Sentenced In Walter Scott Killing

Embattled Franken Will Step Down Soon

Senator Al Franken will leave office soon. The Minnesota Democrat announced today he will resign in the coming days. Franken has been under intense pressure to resign over numerous accusations of sexual misconduct. He said some of the allegations against him are untrue. Franken argued that he remembers other instances differently. Franken defended his legislative record and said he has tried to be a champion of women.

SC Cop Gets 19 To 24 Years In Prison For Scott Shooting

A white former police officer in South Carolina could spend the next 20 years in prison for the deadly shooting of an unarmed black man. A U.S. district judge today ruled that former North Charleston officer Michael Slager committed second-degree murder and obstruction of justice before handing down the sentence. Slager earlier pleaded not guilty to murder, but in a federal case in May pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of 50-year-old Walter Scott. Slager pulled Scott over for a broken brake light in April 2015. A cellphone video caught Slager shooting Scott as he fled from the officer.

Two Shot Near Hart Middle School

A man and woman are injured after a shooting near a Southeast DC school. Police say gunshots were reported in the 36-hundred block of 6th Street, SE around 10:00 this morning. The two victims were found alert and breathing near Hart Middle School. Investigators are searching for a blue Nissan Sentra with Maryland tags.

MD AG Endorses Baker’s Bid For Governor

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker’s campaign for governor is picking up another major endorsement. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh has announced that he’s backing his fellow Democrat’s run for the state’s top job. In a video released by Baker’s campaign, Frosh touts Baker’s many accomplishments in PG County. U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen also gave Baker his endorsement last month.

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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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