NYPD Officer Charged With Manslaughter; Romney Talks About Religion

By The News Dec 06, 2007

BET Under Criticism as Programming Expands As BET enters the last stage of a three-year plan to broaden its original programming and increase appeal, they continue to be under fire by critics like Rev. Jesse Jackson, Bill Cosby and the NAACP who complain that BET is too reliant on negative Black stereotypes. Los Angeles Times North Carolina Sheriff Joins Homeland Security Former sheriff of Charlotte, North Carolina, Jim Pendergraph, will be joining Homeland Security as the executive director of state and local coordination. He was one of the first sheriffs in the country to participate in a program in which his deputies were given the latest technology to detect illegal immigrants coming through jails. CBS News Romney Gives Speech on Faith Presidential hopeful, Mitt Romney, gave a speech decrying that he would "serve no one religion, no one group, no one cause." A focus on Romney’s Mormon religious beliefs throughout his candidacy may have spurred the speech. ABC News NYPD Officer Charged for Shooting Police Officer, Rafael Lora, was formally charged with illegally shooting an unarmed man, Fermin Azru, while investigating a car accident in the Bronx. Lora, who was freed on a $50,000 bail, was suspended without pay and stripped of his gun and badge. He pleaded not guilty to first degree manslaughter. NY Times Anti-Semitic Church Drops Neo-Nazi Symbols An anti-Semitic church in Alabama run by white supremacists has abandoned its neo-Nazi imagery, such as swastikas, to make its message more palatable. The move is being called an attempt at "sanitized hatred." MSNBC