Prosecutors Decide Not To Charge Cops In The 2013 Tasing Of Linwood Lambert
Halifax, Virginia County Prosecutor Tracy Quackenbush decided not to charge the police officers involved in the death of Linwood Lambert.
Lambert was tased nearly twenty times while in handcuffs and leg shackles before he died in custody of the South Boston, Virginia Police Department in May of 2013. According to an autopsy, Lambert’s cause of death was listed as “acute cocaine intoxication.”
During Wednesday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Lambert’s sister Gwendolyn Smalls spoke with Roland Martin about Virginia prosecutors’ decision not to charge the officers who apparently tased Lambert to death.
President Obama To Visit Flint Amid The Water Crisis
At the height of Flint’s water crisis, nearly 9,000 children had been exposed to lead from drinking contaminated water. Mayor Karen Weaver reported an estimated 5,000 homes were in need of lead pipe replacements.
President Barack Obama signed an emergency disaster declaration in January, ordering federal aid in conjunction with volunteer efforts on the ground, but it was only set for ninety days and has since expired.
Eight-year-old Mari Copeny, also known as “Little Miss Flint,” wrote President Obamaa letter in hopes he would come to the city to see the conditions residents are facing first-hand.
Presidential Race Pivots To General Election After Indiana Primaries
Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump won their party’s respective primary contests Tuesday night in Indiana. Trump’s win forced Ted Cruz to announce he will be suspending his campaign for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination.
As for the Democratic race, Bernie Sanders’ upset win allows the Senator to press on towards the Democratic convention. Former secretary of State Hillary Clinton is beginning to turn her focus to Trump and the general election in November.
Smithsonian Looks To Preserve Gazebo Where Police Killed 12-Year-Old Tamir Rice
The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is engaging in discussions with Black Lives Matter leaders and the city of Cleveland on ways to preserve the gazeebo where Tamir Rice was fatally shot.
Christian Pastor Dr. Eric Walsh’s Job Offer Rescinded At GA Dept. Of Public Health Following Anti-Gay Sermons
Ahealth official is suing the State of Georgia for religious discrimination.
Dr. Eric Walsh alleges state officials engaged in discrimination and retaliation against him over the content of sermons he delivered years ago as a Seventh-day Adventists preacher.
In his sermons, Walsh called homosexuality a sin and described evolution a religion created by Satan. Walsh also spoke against Islam and Catholicism.
Dr. Walsh’s attorney Jeremy Dys appeared on NewsOne Now to talk about the lawsuit filed in federal court on behalf of his client, who believes the job offer he was given was rescinded by the Georgia Department of Public Health and may be a factor in why he has not been able to land another job in the public health industry.
Wildin’ Out Wednesday: The Country As Hell Edition
Comedians Jamal Dotson, Tashya Tummings and Kelly Walker engage Roland Martin in an insanely funny discussion on what it means to be country in this week’s edition of Wildin’ Out Wednesday.
All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast.