Franken Again Apologizes For Groping Women, Viewing For Fallen Baltimore Detective

Franken Again Apologizes For Groping Women

Senator Al Franken is again apologizing for groping four women in years past. Speaking at the Capitol today, the Minnesota Democrat said he knows he has let a lot of people down and wants to learn from his mistakes. Franken accepted responsibility and reiterated his pledge to fully cooperate with a Senate ethics investigation. He said he is ready to be held accountable for his actions. Franken also described himself as embarrassed and ashamed.

More Than 180 Women Claim Sexual Assault At Massage Envy

Serious allegations are being leveled against Massage Envy franchises. More than 180 women across the U.S. say they’ve been sexually assaulted by workers. The women say staff at the chain groped them and performed other lewd acts while giving them massages. According to “Buzz Feed,” the women accuse managers at some of Massage Envy’s franchises of covering up sexual assault reports and keeping masseurs who assaulted women on the payroll. The company has argued in court filings it is not responsible for franchise employees.

Viewing Hours Begin Today For Fallen Baltimore Detective

Calling hours begin today for the Baltimore police detective killed in the line of duty. Friends, colleagues and family can pay their respects to Detective Sean Suiter at the Vaughn Greene Funeral Home in Randallstown from 3:00 to 8:00 today and tomorrow. Funeral services are Wednesday morning at Mount Pleasant Church in Baltimore ahead of Suiter’s interment at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. Suiter was gunned down earlier this month in a rough West Baltimore neighborhood while investigating a 2016 homicide.

Several Shootings This Weekend

It was a violent weekend in the District with at least four shootings between Saturday and Sunday. The first incident happened around 2 p.m. on Saturday in the 100 block of 58th Street, SE. A double shooting happened five hours later in the 27-hundred block of Langston Place, SE. All three victims are expected to survive. Around 9:30 that night, an 18-year-old was fatally shot and a 17-year-old was wounded near the Channel Square Apartments in Southwest. The final incident was a drive-by shooting near Dupont Circle yesterday that left a victim with an eye wound.

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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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