NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: First Lady Michelle Obama Hits The Campaign Trail, $170M Flint Water Deal, San Diego Cops Shoot & Kill Unarmed Mentally Ill Black Man


Team Clinton pulled out the A-listers yesterday in an effort to keep the momentum going after Monday night’s debate win over Donald Trump.

First Lady Michelle Obama was in Pennsylvania where she made stops in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia and while at the University of Pittsburgh, she urged young people to get out to the polls no matter what.

The Clinton campaign is taking full advantage of those “insulting comments about women.”  After Clinton brought up former Miss Universe Alicia Machado in the debate, Trump went after her again and yesterday,Machado went public.

Bernie Sanders appeared with Secretary Clinton at a University of New Hampshire rally hoping to sway his young, hardcore supporters to vote for Clinton over third party candidate Gary Johnson.

A new Gallup poll shows that only 47 percent of voters ages 18 to 35 say they are definitely going to vote on election day. That’s a 27 percent drop since 2008 when President Obama first ran. And yesterday, he made a strong case for getting to the polls and electing Clinton on the Steve Harvey Morning show.

$170M Flint Water Deal Sends Funds To Devastated Communities, Avoids Government Shutdown

Millions of dollars are heading to Flint, Michigan, to help deal with the water crisis after Congress finally agreed to funnel funds into the city.

Flint received the funding after Democrats put up a fight while voting for a stopgap spending bill to avoid a government shutdown. The agreement gives Flint $170 million dollars for water infrastructure projects.

The temporary spending measure will keep the federal government open through December ninth of this year.

San Diego Cops Shoot And Kill Unarmed Mentally Ill Black Man 

cry for help has now turned into a cry for justice after an unarmed mentally ill Black man was shot and killed by cops in suburban San Diego.

On Tuesday, the sister of 30-year-old Alfred Olango called police for assistance when her mentally ill brother began acting erratically. According to officers who arrived on the scene, Olango ignored their calls to remove his hands from his pockets.

Their fatal encounter with Olango leads to another troubling issue: how should law enforcement officers respond to mentally ill individuals?

Reverend Shane Harris, President of the San Diego National Action Network (NAN), appeared on NewsOneNow to discuss how law enforcement officers deal with the mentally ill.

Guards Join Striking Prisoners in Alabama

A nationwide prison inmate strike has taken an unusual turn in Alabama.

Corrections officers at the state’s Holman prison joined the protest when they refused to report for the evening shift on Saturday.

Officers have been expressing concern about overcrowding and violence at the facility. Just last week one officer died after being stabbed by an imate.

Bennu Hannibal Ra-Sun, founder of the Free Alabama Movement joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the prison strike.

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

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