_44601466_revolution_ap.jpg Acquittals in groom’s shooting spark outrage
Nicole Paultre Bell bolted from the courtroom Friday as a judge acquitted three New York City detectives of all charges in the shooting death of her fiance. “I’ve got to get out of here,” Paultre Bell said. Justice Arthur Cooperman was announcing the verdict clearing Detectives Michael Oliver and Gescard Isnora of manslaughter, assault and reckless endangerment in the death of Sean Bell. Detective Marc Cooper was cleared of reckless endangerment. “What we saw in court today was not a miscarriage of justice,” the Rev. Al Sharpton said on his radio program. “Justice didn’t miscarry,” he said. “This was an abortion of justice. Justice was aborted.” (Continue Reading…)

Africa Urged to Step Up Malaria Funding
African leaders were urged Friday to show political commitment by increasing funding towards the fight against malaria, one of the major killer diseases on the continent. Awa Marie Coll-Seck, executive director of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, said malaria continues to kill millions in Africa because of poor funding and lack of access to medicines. “The strong political commitment and leadership of endemic countries, resulting in substantially increased demand for international funding, will be required for continued success,” she said. (Continue Reading…)

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