FREDDIE GRAY CASE
The next phase: The six officers charged in the Freddie Gray case head to court today for pretrial hearings. They face charges ranging from false imprisonment to involuntary manslaughter. Attorneys representing the officers want the charges dropped or Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby to recuse herself. Activists have announced protest plans, and the Baltimore Police Department has canceled all leave in case violence breaks out. The trial of the “Freddie Gray Six” is scheduled to begin in October.
Hands up?: Another officer-involved shooting captured on tape. This time it’s a fatal shooting in the front yard of a house in San Antonio, a shooting recorded on cell phones by bystanders. One four-minute video appears to show deputies shooting a man who has at least one hand in the air when he is shot. The second video has not been released by police, but the district attorney calls it “troubling.” The sheriff’s office said the man who was killed had a knife and was resisting arrest.
IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL
One more vote: That’s all President Obama needs to get a major foreign policy victory. Supporters of his Iran nuke deal are just one vote shy of garnering enough support to keep the deal. That’s because yesterday two Senate Democrats — Chris Coons of Delaware and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania — announced their support. Some predict by the end of the week Obama will have the 34 Senate votes he needs to sustain his promised veto of the GOP’s upcoming resolution of disapproval, which will probably be voted on later this month.
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5 Things To Know For Your New Day — Wednesday, September 2 was originally published on praisecleveland.com