NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Trump Continues Using Bombastic Rhetoric Toward N. Korea, College-Bound Teen Held In Rikers Island On Fabricated Attempted Murder Charges, State Troopers Used To Police High Crime Communities Raises Tensions

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• The Trump administration tried to dial back President Trump’s over-the-top threat to North Korea this week following new reports that the country is one step closer to having a long range nuclear missile that could reach as far as Chicago.

Last night, North Korea’s Commander of Strategic Forces issued a new threat to Guam saying they are planning a launch of four intermediate range missiles by mid-August and drop them within 18 to 24 miles of the U.S. territory.

• 17-year-old Pedro Hernandez spent a year in New York’s Rikers Island prison on attempted murder charges which were fabricated.

New evidence has surfaced that two detectives, along with Bronx Assistant District Attorney David Slott, coerced witnesses into giving false testimony against Hernandez and that the coercion included violence. A private detective hired by Pedro Hernandez’s family helped uncover the new information.

• The explosion that shook a mosque in Bloomington, Minnesota early Saturday morning is now under federal investigation as a potential hate crime.

President Donald Trump, who usually tweets and comments on anything having to do with terrorism, has yet to say one word about this act of terror. Rep. Keith Ellison, one of only two Muslims in the U.S. Congress, thinks a word from the President, would send a strong message.

• St. Louis is in the midst of a 90-day pilot program using state troopers to police highways that fall within city limits in high crime areas. The move is part of a nationwide trend that has created tensions among city officials and residents who believe the decision will result in over-policing and more racial profiling.

• Domestic violence remains a big problem in America, and Black women are among the leading victims. According to the Women of Color Network, 29% of Black women are raped, assaulted or stalked by an intimate partner. Black females experience intimate partner violence at 2.5 times the rate of women of other races.

Sheree Whitfield, best known as one the stars of Real Housewives of Atlanta appeared on NewsOne Now to discuss the impact of domestic violence and shared her own experience with abuse.

 

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

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