Reverend Jesse Jackson Reveals Parkinson’s Diagnosis, Another “Freddie Gray Cop” Cleared

Reverend Jesse Jackson Reveals Parkinson’s Diagnosis

Civil rights leader Reverend Jesse Jackson says he’s been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The 76-year-old Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient issued a statement today saying doctors discovered the condition “after a battery of tests.” Jackson wrote, “My family and I began to notice changes about three years ago,” noting it’s the same disease that bested his father. Parkinson’s Disease is a neurological condition with no cure, that can cause tremors, stiffness, and difficulty walking or coordinating movement. Jackson gained fame during civil rights demonstrations in the 1960s.

Reward For Baltimore Cop Killer Goes Up

The reward is now up to 190-thousand dollars for information leading to the arrest of a Baltimore cop killer. Detective Sean Suiter was shot in the head Wednesday in a crime-ridden section of the city’s Harlem Park neighborhood. He died yesterday. Tactical teams are sweeping through the neighborhood in search of the suspect. In some cases, officers are knocking down the doors of vacant homes to gain entry.

Police Trial Board Clears Rice

The highest-ranking officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray is being cleared of all ten disciplinary charges levied against him. The panel began deliberations yesterday on the fate of Lieutenant Brian Rice, who was accused of violating police protocols during Gray’s 2015 arrest. Rice could have been fired if he was found guilty of any of the internal charges he had been facing.

Roy Moore’s Wife Says He Will Not Step Down

The wife of Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore says her husband will stay in the race. Moore has vigorously denied numerous accusations of sexual misconduct. During a rally in Montgomery today, Kayla Moore accused the “liberal press” of trying to push Moore out of next month’s runoff election. She described the former judge as a gentleman and a loving father and grandfather. A number of female supporters of Moore spoke out at the rally in Montgomery.

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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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