Additional Protection For AU Student President, Rape Charges Dropped Against Immigrant Teens

AUPD Sending Additional Protection For Student President

American University Police are ramping up security around a student who has unwittingly found herself at the center of a major controversy. School officials say additional officers are now protecting Taylor Dumpson after the emergence of online threats last night. A white supremacist reportedly encouraged others to harass Dumpson, who is the first black female student government president at AU. On Monday, bananas were seen hanging from nooses around campus, targeting Dumpson and the black sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Rape Charges Dropped Against Immigrant Teens

Rape charges against two immigrant teenagers in Maryland are being dropped. Prosecutors announced this morning that they were not able to solidify the case against 17-year-old Jose Montano. He and 18-year-old Henry Sanchez-Milian were accused of committing a sex act on a 14-year-old female student at Rockville High School in March. When it was revealed the two recently entered the country illegally, it stirred up a national firestorm with calls for their deportation. Prosecutors say they will still go forward with child pornography and distribution charges against the teens.

White House Usher Fired

Chief White House usher Angella Reid is out of a job. Reid was the first woman and the second African American to hold the post. No reason has been given for Reid’s firing. She took the job in 2011 during the Obama administration. The chief usher oversees all activities in the White House residence.

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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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