Brakkton Booker

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Phone Companies Ink Deal With All 50 States And D.C. To Combat Robocalls

Thursday, August 22, 2019

In the plan, service providers will provide technology to combat a practice known as spoofing to aid state attorneys general in locating and prosecuting the fraudulent robocallers.


March For Our Lives, No Longer Protesting In Streets, Unveils Gun Control Plan

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The group says its plan could prevent 200,000 gun deaths over 10 years. It calls for creating a national registry and starting a buyback program and creating a national gun czar.


'Stand Your Ground' Trial Begins In Florida A Year After Unarmed Black Man Is Killed

Monday, August 19, 2019

Michael Drejka who is white, says he feared for his life after Markeis McGlockton, who is black, pushed him to the ground in a dispute over a handicapped-accessible parking space in 2018.


Family Wants Independent Probe In Fatal Police Shooting Of Teen In Colorado

Friday, August 16, 2019

Colorado Springs police say De'Von Bailey reached for a firearm prior to running from officers. Bailey's family says newly released body camera footage disputes that version of events.


Trump Tweets On 'Disgusting' Baltimore Bring Activist Trash Collectors To City

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Last month, the president bemoaned the grime and litter in Baltimore on Twitter. Now activists, some with conservative leanings who live outside Maryland, are hosting cleanup efforts in the city.


Remembering Lois Oglesby, A Victim Of The Dayton Shooting

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Lois Oglesby was one of nine people killed last weekend by a gunman in Dayton, Ohio. Her grandmother says Oglesby had a feisty personality who friends and family say was a lot like hers.


Classmates Say Dayton Shooter Was Death-Obsessed, But Authorities Saw No Red Flags

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Authorities are still struggling to find a motive in the Dayton, Ohio shooting that killed nine and injured dozens; meanwhile, the governor is set to discuss gun control and mental health proposals.


30 Seconds Of Carnage: Ohio Shooting Has High Toll Despite Swift Response

Monday, August 05, 2019

In Dayton, Ohio, police stopped a mass shooting early Sunday within a minute, but not before nine people were killed, including the gunman's sister. Victims were remembered at a vigil Sunday night.


New Puerto Rico Governor Sworn In Amid Political Chaos

Friday, August 02, 2019

Because Puerto Rico's Senate has not approved Pedro Pierluisi yet, legal challenges are expected. Protesters gathered outside the governor's mansion Friday to see his disgraced predecessor leave.


HUD Secretary Ben Carson Compares Baltimore To A Cancer Patient

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

His trip to Baltimore comes as the city and its long-time Rep. Elijah Cummings D-Md., have been the targets of a series of disparaging tweets by President Trump.


Ben Carson Backs Trump, Says Baltimore Homes Were 'Infested' With Rats, Roaches

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Speaking on Fox News, HUD Secretary Ben Carson, said he faced a "horrible dilemma" as a doctor in the city and hesitated to send some young patients back to their Baltimore homes after procedures.


Jeffrey Epstein Is Denied Bail In Sex Trafficking Case

Thursday, July 18, 2019

U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman ordered the 66-year-old multimillionaire to remain in jail until trial. Federal prosecutors had called Epstein a flight risk.


Court To Decide If Jeffrey Epstein Will Remain Behind Bars Ahead of Sex Crimes Trial

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The financier's lawyers want him on house arrest at his mansion. Prosecutors say he should stay in a Manhattan jail. Epstein faces sex trafficking charges and 45 years in prison if convicted.


New Accusations For Epstein As Some In South Florida Say 'Good Riddance' To Acosta

Friday, July 12, 2019

After Labor Secretary Alex Acosta's resignation, federal prosecutors in Manhattan alleged financier Jeffrey Epstein attempted to buy influence over people who were set to testify against him.


With A Growing Membership Since Trump, Black Gun Group Considers Getting Political

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The African American Gun Association is at a crossroads, trying to decide whether to stay a community-oriented organization or get into the political fray.


There's Pushback After Virginia Governor Calls For Gun Suppressor Ban

Friday, June 21, 2019

The NRA says when law-abiding gun owners use suppressors, they can protect their hearing. Critics say when they are used by criminals, the devices make it harder to identify an active shooter.


Democrats Introduce Bill Allowing Shooting Victims To Sue Gun Industry

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act aims to repeal federal a 2005 law known the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act but faces long odds of becoming law.


Virginia Beach Gunman Cited 'Personal Reasons' For Quitting Just Before Mass Shooting

Monday, June 03, 2019

His resignation letter does not shed new light on the shooter's possible motive. Officials say it suggests the gunman provided no sign of the violence to come.


Vigils Continue For 12 People Killed In Virginia Beach Shooting

Monday, June 03, 2019

Virginia Beach is still coping with the horrific mass shooting at a municipal complex on Friday where 12 people were killed. Vigils are being held as some city officials returned to work Monday.


Free Gun Violence Prevention Course Launches To Educate Young Activists

Monday, May 13, 2019

Researchers want new activists to lean on decades of public health research when engaging in work with policymakers and candidates seeking elective office.