Mississippi Edition for Friday, November 22, 2019
As the impeachment proceedings continue, we hear from Congressman Michael Guest.
Also, a federal law suit seeks to stop a Mississippi District Attorney's alleged discriminatory practices. And, are you using safe online retail practices? We talk to the Better Business Bureau.
Plus, staying safe during your holiday travels.
Segment 1 :
Impeachment proceedings continue in Washington. D.C. following nine more witness testimonies. Lawmakers in the House are tasked with determining whether or not President Trump committed impeachable offences in his dealings with Ukrainian officials. Representative Michael Guest of Mississippi's third district says he hasn't seen the credible evidence required to impeach the president. MPB's Michael Guidry talked with the Republican Congressman about his growing frustrations regarding the proceedings.
The MacArthur Justice Center and Legal Defense Fund are filing suit in federal court against District Attorney Doug Evans. The suit alleges that Evans uses peremptory strikes to discriminate against black jurors. Jim Craig, an attorney with the MacArthur Justice Center, explains why his organization is involved with this legal action.
The U.S. Department of Commerce estimates consumers spent five hundred and thirteen billion dollars online last year - up fourteen percent from 2017. John O'Hara of the Better Business Bureau of Mississippi discusses this trend and shares some tips on how to avoid online scammers.