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Capitol Community News reporter Charnice Milton murdered in D.C.

Written By | May 28, 2015

WASHINGTON, May 28, 2015 – Charnice Milton Capitol Community News (CCN) reporter and daughter of national syndicated radio host Kenneth McClenton was fatally shot in Washington D.C. Wednesday night, according to the Washington Post. Ms. Milton, 27 years of age, was a graduate of Ball State and earned a Master’s from Syracuse.

Milton was wounded in Southeast Washington D.C. near the intersection of Good Hope Road SE and Alabama Avenue around 9:40 p.m.  At the time of the shooting, Milton was on assignment covering the monthly Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee meeting.  She was fatally shot near a bus stop at Good Hope Road and Alabama Avenue SE.

The shock of Milton’s death has left many of many of McClenton fellow conservative talk show hosts and religious leaders around the nation, expressing outrage and dismay over her tragic death.

Lonnie Poindexter, national host of the Freedom’s Journal radio show stressed, “She was a sweet heart. We have got to do something about this Dodge City mentality in our urban centers.” Al Ashworth, a radio show commentator, joined Poindexter in focusing on the tragedy. He said, “All lives matter and the black community had better start addressing this.”

The shooting and death of the CCN reporter occurred in a violence ridden night in that area of the city, where four other shootings occurred in a two hour period. The first shooting happened an hour before Milton’s and the remaining two shootings were an hour later and at about 4:10 a.m., Thursday morning, reported The Washington Post.

McClenton, the father of the slain Milton had just appeared on Community Digital News’ Standing at Freedom’s Gate podcast show with host Kevin Fobbs Wednesday evening. They had discussed increasing violence in urban areas of the nation and what needed to be done.

McClenton is daily host of the Exceptional Conservative Show.

Capitol Community News officials affirmed that, “Charnice was a talented reporter with an engaging manner that endeared her to her sources. She was a valued member of the CCN news team completing several assignments a month,” according to a CCN statement.

Violent death in Southeast Washington D.C. is part of the landscape of life in the nation’s Capitol. In fact since Friday there have been six killings in the District, and according to the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department there have been 49 murders in the city. This same time last year there were 45 murders. In 2014 there were 105 murders in the District.

Robert Charles senior Pastor at LIFE Nation reflected for the leadership that gathered to address the tragedy and eloquently said, “We pray for the family because this really hurts! Oh my Jesus!! A daughter, sister, wife, mother is gone. Lord Jesus visit this family and shower your emotional, physical, financial, and spiritual arms around them!!

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Kenneth McClenton guests on Freedom’s Gate with Kevin Fobbs

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Kevin Fobbs

Kevin Fobbs began writing professionally in 1975. He has been published in the "New York Times," and has written for the "Detroit News," "Michigan Chronicle," “GOPUSA,” "Soul Source" and "Writers Digest" magazines as well as the Ann Arbor and Cleveland "Examiner," "Free Patriot," "Conservatives4 Palin" and "Positively Republican." The former daily host of The Kevin Fobbs Show on conservative News Talk WDTK - 1400 AM in Detroit, he is also a published author. His Christian children’s book, “Is There a Lion in My Kitchen,” hit bookstores in 2014. He writes for Communities Digital News, and his weekly show "Standing at Freedom’s Gate" on Community Digital News Hour tackles the latest national and international issues of freedom, faith and protecting the homeland and heartland of America as well as solutions that are needed. Fobbs also writes for Clash Daily, Renew America and BuzzPo. He covers Second Amendment, Illegal Immigration, Pro-Life, patriotism, terrorism and other domestic and foreign affairs issues. As the former 12-year Community Concerns columnist with The Detroit News, he covered community, family relations, domestic abuse, education, business, government relations, and community and business dispute resolution. Fobbs obtained a political science and journalism degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1978 and attended Wayne State University Law School. He spearheaded and managed state and national campaigns as well as several of President George W. Bush's White House initiatives in areas including Education, Social Security, Welfare Reform, and Faith-Based Initiatives.