Prosecutor: No Charges In Korryn Gaines Shooting
Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger says a police officer was justified in the deadly shooting of a Randallstown woman. Shellenberger says no charges will be filed against any of the officers involved in the death of Korryn Gaines following an hours-long standoff. The 23-year-old Gaines was shot and killed last month by a tactical officer after police say she refused to put down a shotgun.
NC Police: Shooting Of Keith Lamont Scott Was Justified
The mayor of Charlotte is urging calm after a deadly police shooting of an African-American man sparked violent protests overnight. Mayor Jennifer Roberts asked the people of Charlotte to treat each other with dignity and respect today as police continue to investigate the shooting death of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott. Chief Kerr Putney with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said officers were attempting to arrest Scott on an outstanding warrant when he refused repeated warnings to drop his weapon. Putney said an officer shot and killed Scott, believing that he posed “an imminent deadly threat.” At least 16 police officers were hurt in the demonstrations.
Don King Drops N-Word Introducing Trump At Church Event
Boxing promoter Don King’s introduction of Donald Trump in Ohio is stirring controversy. King dropped the N-word today while warming up the crowd at the Midwest Vision and Values Pastors Leadership Conference in Cleveland. Talking about the need for African-American success, King recalled a conversation he once had with Michael Jackson about being poor. He went on to say,”If you’re a dancing and sliding and gliding…” then he used the n-word before saying — quote — “I mean negro” as the room erupted in nervous laughter. Trump later thanked King when he took the stage, saying “There’s only one Don King.”
Security Taking Shape For New Smithsonian Museum
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture is opening with a massive ceremony on Saturday, and officials want to make sure it goes off safely and smoothly. A temporary perimeter has been set up around the block where the building sits since yesterday. Many surrounding streets will be shut down, and the lucky few who obtained opening weekend tickets will have to pass through one of two checkpoints. President Obama and the First Lady will be on hand to dedicate the museum. Federal officials say there is no active threat to DC’s safety.
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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.