Judge Orders Slager Jury To Continue Deliberations
The judge in the murder trial of former officer Michael Slager in Charleston, South Carolina, is telling the jury to continue deliberations. Slager’s on trial for shooting an unarmed black man who was running away from him after a traffic stop. The judge told the jury to carefully reconsider the case in an effort to reach a verdict.
Michigan Attorney General Tries To Stop Recount
Michigan’s attorney general is filing a lawsuit to stop the presidential vote recount in his state. Republican Bill Schuette [[ SHOO-tee ]] says Green Party candidate Jill Stein has no evidence that fraud or widespread errors were committed in the November 8th election. Stein is behind recount efforts in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Donald Trump won all three states in his upset victory over Hillary Clinton.
TN School Bus Driver Refuses To Talk With NTSB
The driver involved in a deadly school bus crash in Tennessee is declining to speak with federal authorities. The lawyer for 24-year-old Johnthony Walker said he advised his client not to speak with the National Transportation Safety Board. The NTSB yesterday filed subpoenas to get Walker’s medical and mental health history. Six elementary school students died and 23 others were injured when the bus Walker was driving hit a pole, rolled on its side and collided with a tree in Chattanooga last week.
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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.