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Defense Rests In Freddie Gray Cop Trial

The defense is resting its case in the trial of Baltimore Police Officer Caesar Goodson. He’s the only police officer to face a second-degree murder charge in the death of Freddie Gray. Goodson did not testify on his own behalf. The defense did call on fellow police officer Edward Nero, who was recently acquitted on all charges. Nero testified Gray was combative with officers and later heard loud banging coming from inside the transport van where Gray was placed. Closing arguments in the trial are now set for Monday.

Lawmakers Remember Charleston Mass Shooting

South Carolina Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are marking the one year anniversary of the Charleston Church massacre. Graham and Scott stood before their fellow lawmakers on Capitol Hill and remembered the victims yesterday. Graham noted how everyone was in a state of shock, but they were moved by the forgiveness of the victims’ families. Scott related last year’s tragedy with last weekend’s tragedy in Orlando, saying Charleston can be an example of how love overcomes hate. It was one year ago today when Dylann Roof allegedly killed nine people during a Bible study inside an historic black church.

Fatal Crash In Silver Spring

Authorities are trying to find the link between two crashes in Montgomery County. Police say a car hit a tree and flipped on Randolph Road in Silver Spring shortly before 7:00 this morning, killing a person. Investigators believe that crash may have something to do with another accident a half-mile down the road.

MD Begins Issuing Redesigned Driver’s Licenses Monday

The MVA will begin issuing Maryland’s new secure driver’s licenses and ID cards on Monday. They’ll be handed out to folks renewing their licenses or IDs and for drivers getting their learner’s permits. The new cards boast cutting-edge security features that will safeguard against identity theft and counterfeiting. The last upgrade came in 2003, but the old technology is vulnerable to fraud.

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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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