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Video Shows Police Shooting That Ends With Death Of Black Suspect

Chicago police are out with videos of a police shooting that left an unarmed black man dead last week. The body camera videos show police officers in separate cars racing to intercept a black Jaguar. They get out of the car and fire several shots as the Jaguar rushes by, just narrowly avoiding hitting the officers. There’s a foot chase afterwards. One of the videos shows the suspect, Paul O’Neal, lying on his stomach with blood spreading across his back. His arms are limp as he’s handcuffed. The attorney for the O’Neal family says it’s a case of cold-blooded murder.

Councilmember Steps In For Arrested Fairfax Mayor

Fairfax Councilmember Jeffrey Greenfield will serve as the city’s acting mayor after the arrest of Mayor Scott Silverthorne. Police say Silverthorne gave an undercover detective meth in exchange for a sexual encounter. Silverthorne has also been fired from his job as a Fairfax County substitute teacher.

Maureen McDonnell Corruption Conviction Overturned

A corruption conviction against former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell is being overturned by the Richmond federal appeals court. The decision follows a U.S. Supreme Court ruling which vacated similar charges against McDonnell’s husband, former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. Both the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the defense team now have until the end of the month to decide what happens next, including the possibility that prosecutors could call for a new trial. Both McDonnells were convicted in 2014 of accepting gifts and loans from a Richmond businessman in exchange for the prestige of the governor’s office.

Reagan Shooter To Be Released Soon

The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981 could be released from a psychiatric hospital as early as today. A judge ruled last month that John Hinckley Junior can leave the hospital August 5th to live with his mother in Williamsburg, Virginia. Hinckley has spent the past 35 years in a Washington, DC psychiatric facility. He is now 61-years-old, and his doctors say he is no longer mentally ill and is not a threat to himself or others.

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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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