NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Jury Deadlocked In Slager Trial, Joe McKnight’s Killer Freed, High Court Hears NC Redistricting Case, Was Kap Wrong For Not Voting?


Jury Deadlocked In Walter Slager Trial

A jury will begin a fourth day of deliberations today in the murder trial of former North Charleston, South Carolina police officer Michael Slager, who is accused of killing Walter Scott.

On Friday, the case was teetering towards a mistrial as the foreman, who is the only black person on the 12-member jury, sent a note to Judge Clifton Newman saying that they were, quote, “hopelessly deadlocked” due to a holdout juror.

Was The Shooting Of Joe McKnight A Case Of Stand-Your-Ground?

The person who shot and killed former NFL running back Joe McKnight is a free man.

Police released 54-year-old Ronald Gasser Thursday night, just hours after he gunned down McKnight in an alleged road rage incident in Terrytown, Louisiana just outside of New Orleans.

Gasser’s release has sparked outrage throughout the New Orleans area and the nation.

According to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, Gasser and McKnight had a “heated” verbal exchange after one of the men cut the other off in traffic. Things came to a tragic head when Gasser drew his semi-automatic handgun, shooting McKnight multiple times.

U.S. Supreme Court To Hear North Carolina Redistricting Case

The political battle for North Carolina has shifted to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The High Court will hear arguments on whether or not race can be used to draw political boundaries in North Carolina.

Progressive groups say North Carolina Republicans pushed racial preference rules to extremes in order to give the GOP an advantage in ten of North Carolina’s 13 U.S. House Districts.

The state says the legislature is struggling to find a balance between taking race into account and not violating a vague rule when redistricting. It is just one of several federal cases that has rewritten the rules for North Carolina elections over the past year. Analysts predict the case could help set the rules for how legislatures here and in other states draw up maps for years to come.

Did Colin Kaepernick Compromise His National Anthem Protest By Not Voting?

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has come under fire again after revealing to reporters that it would be “hypocritical” of him to vote and that it did not matter who won the 2016 presidential election.

Sports Illustrated reported the embattled QB told members of the media: “I said from the beginning I was against oppression, I was against the system of oppression. I’m not going to show support for that system. And to me, the oppressor isn’t going to allow you to vote your way out of your oppression.” 

Kaepernick––already embroiled in controversy over his National Anthem protest––sparked another uproar by opting out of the nation’s political process.

Fit!Live!Win!: Winterize Your Cold Weather Workouts

Personal trainer Kuti Mack has a few tips to help you stay in shape during the winter months.

Mack spoke with Roland Martin during Monday morning’s Fit!Live!Win! segment on NewsOne Now about winterizing your workouts, what type of clothing you should wear, and how to get a full body workout despite the freezing temperatures.

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

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