Monday, August 17, 1998

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  • Clinton Testifies Before a Grand Jury

    Today President Clinton is scheduled to testify in front of the grand jury investigating the Monica Lewinsky matter. His testimony is expected to get underway early this afternoon. The President will be speaking to the grand jury from the White House via closed circuit television. At issue is whether or not Clinton committed perjury when he gave a sworn deposition to the Paula Jones grand jury that he did not have sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern. Clinton is also accused of encouraging Lewinsky to lie under oath about the nature of their relationship.

  • Driving While Black

    In April of 1997, Aaron Campbell, an off-duty Florida police officer, was pulled over for allegedly failing to signal when he changed lanes. Campbell, who is African American, argued with white police officers whom he felt were hassling him because of his race. An argument ensued, and Campbell wound up on the ground, with pepper spray in his eyes and a gun pointed at his head. He was arrested and charged with assault, resisting arrest and other violations. He was ultimately convicted on a lesser charge and sentenced to one-year probation. But last week, Campbell filed a Federal Civil Rights lawsuit.