NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Experts Conclude Fatal Shooting Of Tamir Rice Was “Reasonable”


Expert Reports Find Police Killing Of 12-Year-Old Tamir Rice ‘Reasonable’

Two reports commissioned by Cuyahoga County, Ohio prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty found that police officer Timothy Loehmann fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice was “reasonable.”

A grand jury will still determine if Loehmann will face criminal charges in Tamir’s death. McGinty claims that he released the reports in the interest of transparency.

Prairie View Texas Councilman Tased, Arrested Outside His Home By Same Police Force That Arrested Sandra Bland

Police officers in Prairie View, Texas were shown on video Tasing a Texas councilman who was on his knees with his back turned to them outside of his home Saturday.

Prairie View police officers were questioning three men about alleged drug activity when Councilman Jonathan Miller, 26, reportedly stepped into the conversation, since the men were guests at his home.

One of the police officers, Officer Penny Goodie, was involved in the arrest of Sandra Bland, who was found hanging in her jail cell in July. Goodie was reportedly the first officer on scene at Miller’s home, when she pulled up to question the men about what she described as “little girls and little guys in the car doing whatever,” which led to her “investigation.”

Roland Martin, the NewsOne Now panel and Brandon X. Woodson, Councilman Jonathan Miller’s fraternity brother that recorded the the incident discuss the Prairie View police officers’ use of force against Miller.

WealthyU: Investing Vs. Christmas Shopping

Fresh off the heels of Minister Louis Farrakhan’s Justice or Else rally and calls for a boycott of Christmas shopping, many African-Americans are looking for ways to invest their money rather than spend it frivolously on material goods.

America’s Wealth Coach Deborah Owens joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to offer wealth building and investing tips that may help you with your desire to invest in lieu of Christmas shopping.

Owens explained, “African-Americans have to figure out how to use this buying power that we have and transfer that into wealth.”

“We’ve been focused on the wrong metric in the African-American community, we’re always focused on income, we’re not focused on wealth. And so in order to focus on wealth — the bottom line is our decisions have to increase our net worth,” Owens said.

According to a recent Nielsen report, African-Americans’ buying power is forecasted to reach $1.3 trillion by 2017.

The American Research Group reported that the average family spent $861 on Christmas shopping in 2014. Owens said if you’re going to spend $861 shopping, why not spend that amount on a few shares of stock? She then offered a couple of examples of investing verses holiday shopping.


All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast.

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