Sharpton Protest; Primary Latest

Behind The News
May 7, 2008 1:14:53 PM PDT
I'm not sure I understand why the people protesting the Sean Bell verdict - the acquittals of three New York detectives for Bell's shooting death -- have chosen six different sites to stage their civil disobedience.One big demonstration seems more likely to accomplish their goal of "shutting down" the City. But no one asked me, and, as a reporter, I wouldn't have given my advice.

Anyway, at this writing, we're monitoring the situation - and we'll cover the demonstrations, tonight at 11.

Also at 11, we'll have the latest on the Democratic race for President, and the focus tonight is not on the front runner, Barack Obama, but on the woman in second place, Hillary Clinton. Tonight, Sen. Clinton insists she is not pulling out of the race, despite the overwhelming loss to Obama in North Carolina last night, and a squeaker of a victory over him in Indiana.

There are some who say she should bow out; that she has virtually no chance of getting enough delegates to secure the nomination. But tonight Clinton is balking at suggestions to drop out. And, in fact, she's apparently loaned her campaign even more of her own money - $6 million, added to the $5 million loan from earlier this year.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Lee Goldberg's AccuWeather forecast, and Scott Clark with the night's sports. I hope you can join Liz Cho and me, tonight at 11.

BILL RITTER


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