Deja vu: Once again, protesters and police mixed it up on the streets of Ferguson. The violence happened last night on the anniversary of Mike Brown’s death. Gunshots rang out, sending people running for cover. Police said officers came under heavy gunfire and fired back, critically wounding a man. Several objects were thrown at police and some businesses were damaged. There were also reports of looting.
CRIME AND ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION
Another incident: A California woman, Marilyn Pharis, dies after being beaten and raped last month. The suspects? Two men, one of them an undocumented immigrant. The local police chief blames the immigration polices of national and state officials for the woman’s death. “I am not remiss to say that from Washington, D.C., to Sacramento, there’s a blood trail into the bedroom of Marilyn Pharis,” said Santa Maria Police Chief Ralph Martin. The suspect who was in the country illegally had been arrested just two weeks before the attack on a misdemeanor drug charge but was released a few days later.
Football legend dies: Frank Gifford was more than a Pro Football Hall of Famer. He was one of the first pro athletes to make the successful jump into broadcasting, when he joined Don Meredith and Howard Cosell as part of that classic “Monday Night Football” broadcasting team in the mid-1970s. In later years, he was better known as Kathie Lee Gifford’s husband; he married the talk show host in 1986. He was honored last night during NBC’s broadcast of the NFL Hall of Fame game and in a tweet from Kathie Lee Gifford’s show.
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