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More and more businesses are saying they'll end sales of Confederate flags.

CONFEDERATE FLAG

Domino effect: Want a Confederate battle flag? No need to look at Walmart, eBay, Amazon or Sears for one much longer. When South Carolina Republican Gov. Nikki Haley called for the flag to go, Boeing, Michelin and BMW got behind her. And NASCAR. NASCAR? Yep, NASCAR. That’s nothing.

The Citadel, the state’s iconic military college — whose cadets were credited with firing some of the first shots in the American Civil War at a Union ship — voted yesterday to remove the Confederate Navy Jack out of its chapel. And today is a brand new day.

PRISON BREAK

Foodie favors: Joyce Mitchell gave people baked goods to win favors for prison breakers and convicted murderers Richard Matt and David Sweat, law officials say.

One big favor involved food, too: Asking a guard to slip some frozen hamburger meat past a metal detector. One could say that it was high in iron — Mitchell admitted there were hacksaw blades hidden inside it.

FREDDIE GRAY

‘High-energy injury:’ The term means that the injured person slammed into something, or it slammed into him. It’s how Freddie Gray’s spine was mortally broken, according to an autopsy report obtained by the Baltimore Sun. And it may have come from the sudden slowing of the police van transporting him.

Baltimore police have been accused in the past of giving detainees a “rough ride.” The state medical examiner has ruled Gray’s death a homicide, the Sun reported, because officers allegedly did not look out for his safety.

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source: CNN.com

5 Things To Know For Your New Day — Wednesday, June 24  was originally published on praisecleveland.com

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