In the News @ Noon

A Fairfax Ad Hoc Police Commission recommends several changes when it comes to the use of force…

A commission on police police in Fairfax County is recommending among other things, that officers no longer use a taser on a person in handcuff or in restraints of any kind. This decision and others follows an emotional public meeting last night on Fairfax Police Policy and the death of a A.A. woman who had a history of mental illness who died after being tasered 4 times while her hands and legs were restrained.

Prince George’s County School Leaders can’t confirm if bad school lunch tweets are authentic….

Prince George’s County School Officials say they can not confirm if tweets sent out by Friendly High School students showing school lunches with molded hamburger buns and uncooked meat are authentic. Officials however, say they welcome any calls about food concerns at 301-952-6580.

Prosecutors in Prince George’s County have a “Bad Boys List”…

It’s true! Prince George’s County has a “Bad Boys List”. It was created by State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks. The goal is to get serious repeat offenders off of the streets with lengthy prison sentences. In the last four year’s the county has seen a 40% drop in the homicide rate.

NAACP’s American Journey for Justice arrives in DC…

Participants from the NAACP’s American Journey for Justice has arrived in the District. Supporters walk over 1,000 miles from Selma, Alabama to Washington, DC to bring attention for the need of justice equal justice for all Americans. A 1:30 symbolic and unified march is planned across the Memorial Bridge. Tomorrow NAACP leaders will meet with lawmakers on the Hill.

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