Emanuel AME Survivors To Speak At Democratic National Convention

 

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"Two survivors of the Emanuel AME Church shooting will speak at the Democratic National Convention during a day theme 'Working Together,' The Post and Courier has learned.

Felicia Sanders and Polly Sanders will speak on July 27 in the middle of the convention held in Philadelphia to share their experiences. Both women survived a barrage of 77 gunshots that left nine people dead during their church’s Bible study last summer."

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Georgia Executes 6th Person After Stay of Execution Denied

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The execution of Georgia inmate John Wayne Conner has been denied by the U.S. Supreme Court. Conner was the 6th person to be executed by the state of Georgia this year. 

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MVFR Board Member Neill Franklin Discuss Race and Policing on CNN 'Black, White and Blue: America 2016'

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"There is certainly no shortage of conversations about race and policing in America after the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and five Dallas police officers. CNN host Don Lemon held a town hall called “Black, White, and Blue” on Wednesday to help give a voice to people on all sides of the issue. Neill Franklin, a retired Maryland State police major, said that 'the more opportunities there are for police to interact with people, the more opportunities for something to go wrong.'"

 

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