Parents Speak At Public Memorial For Heather Heyer,

Parents Speak At Public Memorial For Heather Heyer Today

The parents of the woman killed by a car speeding into a crowd of people demonstrating against white supremacists in Virginia are remembering their daughter today. Mother Susan Bro brought today’s attendees of Heather Heyer’s Memorial Service in Charlottesville to their feet when she said — “They tried to kill my child to shut her up. Well, guess what? You just magnified her.” Dad Mark Heyer said that his daughter “wanted equality. And in this issue of the day of her passing, she wanted to put down hate.” He then implored the gathering to “just love each other.” Heather Heyer was killed and 19 people were injured when James Fields Jr. allegedly rammed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters on Saturday.

Trump Ending Manufacturing Council And Strategy Forum

President Trump says he’s ending the Manufacturing Council and the Strategy and Policy Forum. Trump took to Twitter and said, “Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all!” Trump made the announcement after mass resignations of CEOs from both oranizations following the President’s controversial statements about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Baltimore Mayor Defends Overnight Removal Of Confederate Statues

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is defending the clandestine removal of Confederate statues last night as the right decision to keep her city safe. At a news conference today, Pugh said the city charter states if the mayor feels she needs to protect the public, she has the right to keep the community safe. She added that there have been enough speeches and grandstanding and that she felt the best way to remove the statues was overnight with no fanfare. She said any city with Confederate statues is concerned about violence. Pugh said she spoke with the City Council on Monday and expressed the need to move quickly and quietly to get it done, given the climate of the nation.

Judge Denies Re-sentencing Motion For DC Sniper

One of the snipers who terrorized the Washington, DC area nearly 15 years ago will remain behind bars for the rest of his life. A Montgomery County judge this morning denied a motion to re-sentence Lee Boyd Malvo. Along with John Allen Muhammad, Malvo shot and killed ten people and injured three others during a tension-filled three-week period in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Muhammad was executed in 2009, while Malvo was sentenced to life in prison. His attorneys tried to argue that since Malvo was a teenager at the time, a life sentence was cruel and unusual punishment.

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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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