Reports: Active Shooter At Michigan Courthouse
Police are responding to reports of an active shooter at a courthouse in Southwest Michigan. An employee at the Berrien County Courthouse in St. Joseph tweeted there’s an active shooter. There’s a report at least four people were shot and one of the victims is a police officer.
Parents of Dallas Police Shooter Talk
The parents of Micah Johnson say they’re speechless by his attack on Dallas police. James and Delphine Johnson tell TheBlaze something changed with their son after he returned from Afghanistan. Johnson’s stepmother expressed similar sentiments and says he never discussed what happened. The parents also say Micah Johnson wanted to be a police officer when he was growing up and have no idea why he turned violent. Delphine Johnson says her son hated “injustice” while his father says Micah Johnson became interested in black history after his time in the military. Micah Johnson killed five police officers and wounded nine others during last week’s attack. He was eventually killed by Dallas police after an hours-long standoff.
Four Arrests In Fairfax Black Lives Protest
Four people are under arrest in a Black Lives Matter-style protest at the Fairfax Adult Detention Center. The “Washington Post” says the four were part of a group called Showing Up for Racial Justice, a mostly white group that wants to bring attention to last year’s in-custody death of Natasha McKenna. They say the mentally ill McKenna was tortured and that six sheriff’s deputies should be fired and indicted. The Fairfax rally was one of a half dozen anti-police violence protests this morning across the U.S.
Man Killed In DC Was A DNC Employee
A Democratic National Committee spokesman says a 27-year-old man who was shot and killed in Washington DC worked for them. Seth Rich was employed by the DNC for more than two years and was its voter expansion data director. No arrests have been made in the killing which took place early yesterday morning. DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz says in a statement that their hearts are broken and that, quote, “Rich was a dedicated, selfless public servant who worked tirelessly to protect the most sacred right we share as Americans, the right to vote.”
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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.