NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: EPA Says Filtered Flint Water Safe To Drink, Fights At Sacramento Rally Lead To Multiple Stabbings, Teen Slammed At McKinney Pool Party To Sue


Fights At Rally In Sacramento Lead to Multiple Stabbings

At least nine men and one woman are recovering from their wounds after violence broke out between a white supremacist group and counter-protesters in Sacramento, California. 

It all happened Sunday afternoon at a rally held at the state capitol by the Traditionalist Worker Party, a.k.a., TWP. Video captured at the scene depicts people running and being pursued by others with sticks. Some of the people had their faces covered with scarves and masks.

Police say the victims who range in age from 19 to 58 years all suffered from multiple stab wounds.

EPA Claims Filtered Flint Water Is Safe To Drink

Federal authorities involved in the investigation into the Flint water crisis claim filtered water in the city is now safe to drink.

The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and the local and state agencies, released a statement:

“The use of NSF verified filters makes water safe from lead for all populations. Pregnant and nursing women and children no longer need to drink bottled water to avoid lead exposure as long as they drink water that has passed through a filter rated to remove lead from drinking water.”

Despite authorities’ claims that filtered water is safe for human consumption, Flint Mayor Karen Weaver says that some homes’ faucets do not fit the filters, and therefore bottled water is still needed for many.

During Monday’s edition of NewsOne Now, guest host Avis Jones-DeWeever and her panel of guests discussed the latest development in the ongoing Flint crisis that continues to baffle the nation.

Texas Family To Sue After No Indictment In Pool Attack On Teens

The family of 15-year-old Dajerria Becton plans to pursue a civil lawsuit against former McKinney, Texas police officer Eric Casebolt for slamming her to the ground during a pool party.

A grand jury decided last week not to indict Casebolt, saying there was not enough evidence of criminal wrongdoing, despite the video showing the former officer slamming and sitting on the young woman and even drawing his gun on two other teenagers who attempted to help her.

Casebolt resigned from his position in the McKinney Police Department four days after the altercation took place at a pool party in 2015.

On Monday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Becton family attorney Kim Cole spoke with guest host Avis Jones-DeWeeverabout the lawsuit against Casebolt and the McKinney Police Department, and addressed Becton’s condition since she was brutally assaulted by the former cop.

Conference Celebrates 25th Anniversary Of The Charter School Movement

According to the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools, there are 6,700 charter schools in the country with three million children enrolled.

As that number continues to grow, board members and educators are gathering at a national conference in Nashville, Tennessee, to talk about ways to improve the schools.

Roland Martin, host of NewsOne Now and a proponent of school choice who believes in supporting education models that work, traveled to this year’s National Charter Schools Conference, and spoke with guest host Avis Jones-DeWeever about the importance of charter schools for African-Americans.

During his remote broadcast, Martin shared interviews with Howard L. Fuller, founder of the Black Alliance of Education options, and Nina Rees, the CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.


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

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