Congress, Andrew Jackson, Eleanor Holmes Norton discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
24 73 65. Listen on air on Alexa and on the W. Wrap it Saito three. It's Sunday, the 20th day of June 2020. It is 81 degrees outside, headed down to the upper sixties. Home again tomorrow. Good Sunday evening. I'm Del Walters. The top local stories we're following for you at this hour nationwide. We've been watching his protesters try to bring down those controversial statutes. Well, tonight. Four men have been charged for trying to do so. Right here in D. C in Lafayette Square. Lee Cantrow, Connor Judge and Ryan Lane all from our region, along with Graeme Lloyd of Maine, are now charged with destruction of federal property. The men are accused of working with others to tear down the statue of President Andrew Jackson Officials say the men are allegedly seen On video, attempting to pry the statue from its base while using rope to try and pull it down. Jackson, who supported in profited from slavery, served as the seventh president. He also signed the Indian removal Act into law in 18 30 Acting U. S. Attorney Michael Sherwin commented on the charges, saying violent behavior and criminal conduct will not be tolerated. Melissa W. T. O P. News he sees delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton talked about the protesters today on Fox News, saying their efforts are already being felt in Congress, especially in the House, which passed legislation to crack down on police using excessive force The impatience in the streets Is why we have the legislation that was passed The Policing Act in Congress last week. The pit with speed, the streets have spoken till the people they send to Congress. And that is how a democracy works. Norton saying Congress has never reacted so quickly, at least among Democrats and after the death of George Floyd Democrats in the House. I'll push the bill through last week, but it's not expected to go far in the Senate, where Republicans have their own bill to parties not been ableto come to a compromise on any police reforms. It's 805 Purple line construction, highlighting the need for better sidewalks and crosswalks in your future light rail stations that, according to a study commissioned by Montgomery County That he finding a lot of stations surrounded by road with narrow or no sidewalks and cars driving around at 40 miles an hour. Short term recommendations are to lower the speed within 1/2 mile radius of the stations to about 25 miles an hour and make the crosswalks more visible in the long term there, calling for wider sidewalks and bike paths that are.