Shooting Reported At Temple Hills Mall
Police are investigating a shooting at a Temple Hills mall. Authorities say two men were walking on a ramp at the Shops at Iverson this morning when one of them was shot. The victim was taken to a hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. The suspect ran from the scene. Two area schools were placed on lockdown while police searched the area.
$20K Raised To Replace Emmett Till Sign
A center dedicated to the memory of slain black teen Emmett Till has raised over $20,000 to replace a bullet-riddled sign commemorating the 1955 Mississippi killing that helped propel the civil rights movement. The Emmett Till Interpretive Center has raised about 10 times the amount it will cost to replace the historical marker. The new sign will cost between $1,400 and $2,000. He said the extra donations will be used to commemorate Till in other ways. The sign commemorating Till’s slaying has been a repeated target of vandals, and was recently found to be damaged with bullet holes.
NAACP Want Feds To Investigate School Noose Incident In Mississippi
The president of the Mississippi NAACP is calling for a federal hate crime investigation after reports that a black high school football player had a noose put around his neck by a number of his white teammates. The coach at Stone County High says one of the players has been kicked off the team because of the incident almost two weeks ago, but school officials won’t say if any other disciplinary action has been taken. The local sheriff’s office in the town of Wiggins says it’s still investigating.
New Trial Date Set For Phylicia Barmes Murder Suspect
A new trial date is set for the Baltimore man accused of murdering 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes in 2010. Michael Johnson will stand trial December 2nd. A guilty verdict was overturned in Johnson’s first trial, then there was a mistrial and a third attempt never happened because a judge dropped all charges against Johnson. That decision was overturned by the Maryland Court of Appeals, clearing the way for a new trial. The North Carolina teen disappeared while visiting family in Baltimore. Her body later turned up in the Susquehanna River.
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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.