While we kill each other at amazing rate since forever, good ole George guy beats on his girlfriend, is endorsing the confederate flag and walking around like nothing happened. I literally would be under the jail if Trayvon was my son.
Wonder if she cried over the nine people murdered at Bible study? And how dare black people want equality in this country? This can’t be life.
At this point, I just want to know what it would take for a cop to found guilty of ANY violence-related charge in a court of law. Not only was Officer Michael Brelo acquitted of manslaughter, but also the lesser charge of felonious assault. Do you think he was he justified in his actions?
via NY POST
NYPD Officer Brian Moore died Monday after his distraught family removed him from life support, law-enforcement sources said.
A grim-faced Police Commissioner Bill Bratton was seen entering the hospital around 12:30 p.m. Moore’s parents were at their son’s bedside.
The officer’s father, Raymond, is a retired cop.
“He is devastated,” a source told The Post.
Moore, 25, was gunned down by a violent ex-con after the officer and his partner stopped the man as he suspiciously fiddled with an object in his waistband on a Queens street Saturday evening, authorities said.
“Do you have something in your waist?’’ Moore asked Demetrius Blackwell, 35, while sitting behind the wheel of the cops’ unmarked car, sources said.
“Yeah, I got something,” Blackwell, 35, snarled back.
Authorities are now preparing to upgrade the attempted-murder rap against Blackwell to murder, sources said.
Shot in the back like an animal. Another black man murdered in cold blood by the police. The KKK is alive and well.
via NY Times
WASHINGTON — A white police officer in North Charleston, S.C., was charged with murder on Tuesday after a video surfaced showing him shooting in the back and killing an apparently unarmed black man while the man ran away.
The officer, Michael T. Slager, 33, said he had feared for his life because the man had taken his stun gun in a scuffle after a traffic stop on Saturday. A video, however, shows the officer firing eight times as the man, Walter L. Scott, 50, fled. The North Charleston mayor announced the state charges at a news conference Tuesday evening.
After his manager OTF Chino was recently murdered, he has changed course and asks the youth of Chicago to put the guns down. DJ Akademics gives his analysis of the situation.
I hope the jury that decided to let this cold blooded killer go is haunted for the rest of their lives with the image of Trayon.
(CNN)George Zimmerman — the man acquitted by a Florida jury over the death of Trayvon Martin — was arrested Friday in Florida on suspicion of aggravated assault and domestic violence with a weapon, local authorities said.
The 31-year-old Florida man was arrested by police in Lake Mary around 10 p.m. and booked into the John E. Polk Correctional Facility, according to that facility’s website. That facility, like its website, is run by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.
I guess all that gangster stuff flew out the window once that long sentence started to sink in. I hope this revelation makes people think twice before yelling “Free Wurl Boss”. via Jamaica Observer
CONVICTED entertainer Vybz Kartel told the police the whereabouts of several wanted men in Portmore, St Catherine The move by the embattled entertainer was part of an effort to gain his freedom, or at least a vastly reduced prison sentence, the police said.
The startling revelation came to light during a Jamaica Observer interview with a member of the constabulary’s top brass late last week.
“He wanted to meet with the commissioner who assigned a member of the high command to meet him. During the meeting he offered information on wanted men in Portmore and also coughed up a number of illegal firearms. He was trying to broker a deal to get the charges dropped,” the source said.
This is truly a sad story and all too familiar in the black community.
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (WABC) — A huge courtroom brawl resulted in several arrests and some injuries inside Hempstead Court Friday morning.
This stuff in Chicago and across the nation is out of control. The youth are solving their problems by killing each other. I am lost as to how to stop this. While we sit around and worry about Rihanna and Chris Brown and the cast of clowns on Love and Hip Hop our children are committing the most heinous acts against each other. Another life snuffed out. I cannot imagine how her parents are going to cope with this tragedy.
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Today, I watched my father shed a tear for the loss of his friend, Melvin Burnside as his photos, family and supporters flashed across Chicago news shows. 53, Melvin was murdered in his Riverdale home and was rushed to Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey where he was soon after reported dead.
Growing up, my dad told me countless stories about Melvin and his favorite southside spot, Reese’s. Earlier this year, finally old enough to get in, I went with my family to Reese’s for drinks and Steppin’. Like a scene from Cheers, Melvin knew my dad’s favorite drink and greeted our family with warm smiles and laughter.
Sorrowfully, China faces their fifth school attack in recent months.
(May 12) — Seven kindergarteners and two adults were hacked to death today at a school in northwest China, the latest in a string of bizarre knife attacks that has persisted despite increased security at the country’s schools.
Twenty other people were wounded when a villager wielding a kitchen cleaver burst into the privately run kindergarten in Nanzheng county and began stabbing students and teachers, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The 48-year-old attacker managed to escape and return to his home, where he committed suicide.
Three men were fatally shot. One man was fatally stabbed. Police shot one man and at least seven other people were wounded by gunfire — including an 8-year-old boy sitting in his bedroom — during an especially violent six hours late Wednesday and early Thursday mainly on the South and West Sides.
Miguel Loreto, 17, of the 5900 block of south Kolin Avenue, was shot in the head at 2936 W. Palmer St. and was pronounced dead at 10:27 p.m. at Norwegian-American Hospital, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
At 10:08 p.m. Wednesday, a gunman on a bicycle approached Loreto and shot him in the head, according to police, who said the shooting is possibly gang-related.
Terrance Hollins, 17, of the 7300 block of south Dorchester Avenue, was shot at 6422 S. Eggleston Ave. and was dead on the scene, the medical examiner’s office said.
At 11:58 p.m. Wednesday, Hollins was shot during a “gun fight” that also left another man hospitalized, police said.
About 2:30 a.m. Thursday, a man and woman were shot while inside a vehicle and crashed into a building near South LaSalle and West 59th streets, according to police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak.
The 29-year-old man was pronounced dead 4:38 a.m. at Stroger Hospital of Cook County, according to the medical examiner’s office, which was not releasing his name pending family notification. Continue reading
Former Byrd Gang rapper Max B was found guilty today for his involvement in a robbery that left one man dead.
Max, born Charly Wingate, was accused of being the mastermind behind a $30,000 heist targeting two wealthy men. Reportedly Max conspired with his step brother Kelvin Leerdam, and his girlfriend Gina Conway, who served as the prosecution’s secret weapon in the case against him. She turned on Max, testifying against Max in return for a shorter jail sentence.
Stay tuned to XXLMag.com as more details become available.
UPDATE: Just moments after Max B was found guilty for his involvement in a deadly robbery in a New Jersey courtroom, XXLMag.com spoke to his attorney Gerald Saluti to find out the particulars of the verdict.
According to Saluti, Max faces life in prison after a jury convicted him of, “aggravated manslaughter, two counts of felony murder, three counts of armed robbery, and one count of conspiracy to commit robbery.”
Max is currently being detained in Bergan County Jail awaiting sentencing, set for July 31. He is facing life behind bars. Continue reading
via LA Times
[Updated at 6:30 p.m. The man shot at the Beverly Center mall this afternoon was identified as Atlanta-based Dolla, whose real name is Roderick Anthony Burton II, according to his publicist, Sue Vannasing. She said Dolla was shot in the head around 3:10 p.m. while he and another rapper, D.J. Shabbazz, waited in the area after shopping at the popular Westside mall. A friend who was with the rapper at Beverly Center also confirmed his identity to The Times.
About two hours later, Los Angeles police detained a “person of interest” as he attempted to board a plane out of Los Angeles International Airport. The man allegedly drove his silver Mercedes SUV from Beverly Center to the airport. Vannasing said Dolla had gotten into an altercation with other passengers on a flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles, but it’s unclear if that was related to the violence.]
[Updated at 5:15 p.m.: Police have arrested one “person of interest” in connection with the shooting but were looking for a second suspect.]
[Updated at 5:40 p.m.: The arrested suspect, who fled from the mall in a silver Mercedes, was detained at Los Angeles International Airport while trying to board a flight. Police said the shooting took place in the valet waiting area of the mall]. Continue reading
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“My soul cries from all that I witnessed and endured. It does more than cry, it mourns continuously,” said Black Panther Robert Hillary King, following his release from the infamous Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola in 2001, after serving his last 29 years in continuous solitary confinement. King argues that slavery persists in Angola and other U.S. prisons, citing the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which legalizes slavery in prisons as “a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.” King says: “You can be legally incarcerated but morally innocent.”
Robert King, Albert Woodfox, and Herman Wallace are known as the “Angola Three,” a trio of political prisoners whose supporters include Amnesty International, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Congressman John Conyers, and the ACLU. Kgalema Mothlante, the President of South Africa says their case “has the potential of laying bare, exposing the shortcomings, in the entire U.S. system.” Woodfox and Wallace are the two co-founders of the Angola chapter of the Black Panther Party (BPP) — the only official prison chapter of the BPP. Both convicted in the highly contested stabbing death of white prison guard Brent Miller, Woodfox and Wallace have now spent over 36 years in solitary confinement. Continue reading
APRIL 13–Phil Spector, the fright-haired music producer, was convicted today of second-degree murder in the February 2003 death of Lana Clarkson, a struggling actress who died of a gunshot wound in Spector’s Los Angeles home. The 69-year-old Spector, who faces 15 years in prison, was immediately taken into custody after a Los Angeles Superior Court jury returned its guilty verdict. Spector is pictured above in a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department mug shot taken today.
via Global 14
I BEEN RIDING WITH BARACK SINCE DAY 1. I’M ALL ABOUT THE CHANGE AND EVERYTHING HE TALKS ABOUT. BUT I DO HAVE A QUESTION AND I’M NOT SURE THE ANSWER IS YES? DOES HE KNOW HOW BAD IT’S GONNA BE IN THE STREETS BY THE SUMMER IF THINGS DON’T CHANGE? YOU KNOW USUALLY WHEN THINGS HAPPEN IT’S ALWAYS SOMEBODY IN THE HOOD SAYING THAT SHIT AIN’T COMING OVER HERE. IT SEEMS LIKE ALL THINGS PASS THE HOOD BUT NOT THIS TIME. SHIT IS GETTING REAL AND FAST.
PEOPLE ARE DYING LEFT AND RIGHT, DRUG DEALERS ARE TURNING INTO THIEVES AND THIEVES ARE TURNING INTO KILLERS. THE MUSIC BUSINESS AIN’T SWEET NO MORE, AND FAST MONEY IS SUPER HARD TO COME BY. THEN IT’S THIS WORD CALLED “PRIDE” THAT WON’T LET A NIGGA CUT BACK KNOWING HE AIN’T GOT IT CAUSE HE’S SO USE TO HAVING IT.THE PAIN OF SEEING SOMEBODY ELSE WITH IT HURTS SO MUCH MORE THAN IT EVER HAS BEFORE BUT ACTING LIKE IT’S NOT EFFECTING YOU IS STUPID. LISTEN!! IF STEVE WYNN WAS WORTH 40 BILLION AND HE’S NOW DOWN TO 4 EVERYBODY IS BEING EFFECTED. Continue reading
We don’t believe you, you need more people!
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A British man who murdered his wife after becoming enraged when she changed her relationship status on Facebook to “single” was jailed for at least 18 years late Thursday.
Edward Richardson, 41, stabbed wife Sarah, 26, to death in a “frenzied and brutal” attack at her parents’ home in Biddulph, central England, last May after she altered her profile on the Internet social networking site.
The couple had been living apart since the previous month, said Fiona Cortese, a spokeswoman for the Crown Prosecution Service, which is responsible for prosecuting cases in England and Wales.
“Richardson became enraged when Sarah changed her marital status on Facebook to single and decided to go and see her as she was not responding to his (text) messages,” Cortese said.
“He gained entry by breaking the front door window and made his way into the property.
“Once inside, he found Sarah in her bedroom and subjected her to a frenzied and brutal attack with a knife and then attempted to take his own life.” Continue reading
YouTube has truly revolutionized how everything is being done on this planet. The President utilized it to open up government to the citizens of this republic, Diddy uses it to express his supressed emotions and now Max B is using it to pour some water on the flames that have kicked up since his Co-D took a plea last week, signaling that she’s about to turn state on Max B. I don’t want to say Max’s lawyer is copping a plea but he damn sure is trying to make his case in the court of public opinion. They even offer an olive branch to Jim Jones.
Bronx woman admitted Tuesday that she took part in a deadly robbery at a Fort Lee hotel more than two years ago. Gina Conway and two others were charged with murder after a botched robbery at the Holiday Inn on Route 4 ended in the shooting death of one of the victims in September 2006. Authorities said Conway, 31, met David Taylor and Allan “Jay” Plowden and told her boyfriend that the two men drove flashy cars and carried a lot of cash.
The boyfriend, Charly Wingate, a hip-hop artist from Harlem known as “Max B,” then recruited an associate to rob Taylor and Plowden, prosecutors said. Conway, whose trial was scheduled to start this week in Superior Court in Hackensack, decided to take a plea offer, telling a judge Tuesday that she was at the hotel with the associate, Kelvin Leerdam. Leerdam had a gun, she said, and she assisted in the robbery that led to Taylor’s shooting death. Continue reading
Too little, too late? Take into account Oakland’s checkered past with police murderers, this is nothing new.
JASIRI X TRIBUTE to OSCAR GRANT
via The Life Files
This just in – Jennifer Hudson will make her return to the spotlight after the horrific murder of her mother Darnell Donerson, brother Jason Hudson and nephew Julian King this February singing the National Anthem at the nation’s biggest sporting event. J-Hud hasn’t made any public appearances or spoken on the case and William Balfour the estranged husband of her sister Julia has since been charged with their murders. This could be the most heart felt performance since Whitney Houston brought the house down in 1991!
There were some rumors she was to perform at Barack Obama’s inaguration ceremony but those were confirmed as untrue, unless sombody’s throwing us a curve. After the Super Bowl on February 1st expect to see J-Hud get the love of the music industry at the Grammy’s on February 8th where she’s up for four awards including Best R&B Album.
After being turned down by three judges, C- Murder’s re-trial has been assigned to a new judge.
As reported earlier, three judges refused to preside over the rapper’s trial because of their prior involvement in the case.
C Murder, born Corey Miller, is accused of killing sixteen year old Steve Thomas in 2002 during a brawl at the defunct Platinum Club in Louisiana.
He has been under house arrest awaiting re-trail since his initial murder conviction was overturned in 2006.
The judge who was initially presiding over C-Murder’s case, Martha Sassone, lost the re-election bid for her seat to Judge Ellen Kovach in November 2008. Continue reading
DJ Green Lantern feat Avery Storm & Uncle Murda- CRAZY WORLD
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This will officially be the year when a new hydrid of Hip Hop will be born and they will probably try to classify it as POLITICAL/CONSCIOUS/GANGSTA rap but it will become the new voice of a people at WAR and hopefully this will be the jumpstart the game has been looking for. Well, on this Uncle Murda dumps at po-po for the assassination of Oscar Grant in Oakland and reminds whoever is not aware, them folks is “rioting” in Oakland and matters will only get more tense as more bodies drop. What a CRAZY WORLD, and the year is just getting started! RIP OSCAR GRANT.
As tensions mount, Hip Hop needs to find its voice to call out the indiscriminate practice of police killing “black” men. It is inaccurate to say Obama is inheriting two wars when he takes office. How quickly do we forget about the “War on Drugs” or the “War on Poverty?” These are actual engagements that have budgets, bureaus, and goals attached to them. When is enough enough? This is atrocious.
The FBI will probe the New Year’s Day fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man by New Orleans police, considering whether it could be a civil rights violation, a spokeswoman said Monday.
Agents from the local FBI office consulted with the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney Jim Letten’s office in deciding to open the inquiry, said Special Agent Sheila Thorne, a local FBI spokeswoman.
Relatives of Adolph Grimes III contacted the FBI shortly after he died in the shooting, which New Orleans Police Superintendent Warren Riley described as a “gun battle” involving seven officers.
Nine police officers were reassigned after the early morning incident and the Police Department’s homicide division is conducting its own investigation. Police have said seven officers fired after Grimes shot at officers. Frank DeSalvo, an attorney representing several officers and the Police Association of New Orleans, said homicide detectives on Monday began collecting statements from the officers.
Eric Hessler, an attorney representing the Fraternal Order of Police and several of the officers, predicted Monday night that evidence will show the shooting was justified.
“I’m sure once they look at the facts and circumstances, that they will come to the same conclusion that these officers were justified,” Hessler said. Continue reading
I guess bullets really do have names. Stanley Crouch will be all over this report and will definitely blame Hip Hop. My question is no one ever addresses how these guns get on the street and into young black youth’s hands.
via Huffington Post
WASHINGTON — The number of young black men and teenagers who either killed or were killed in shootings has risen at an alarming rate since 2000, a new study shows.
The study, to be released Monday by criminologists at Northeastern University in Boston, comes as FBI data is showing that murders have leveled off nationwide.
Not so for black teens, the youngest of whom saw dramatic increases in shooting deaths, the Northeastern report concluded.
Last year, for example, 426 black males between the ages of 14 and 17 were killed in gun crimes, the study shows. That marked a 40 percent increase from 2000.
Similarly, an estimated 964 in the same age group committed fatal shootings in 2007 _ a 38 percent increase from seven years earlier. The number of offenders is estimated because not all crimes are reported, said Northeastern criminologist James Alan Fox, who co-authored the study.
I’m noticing that post-Sean Bell, New York juries aren’t convicting cop-killers anymore, well atleast not at the rate the NYPD is used to.
NEW YORK – A former “Sopranos” actor has been cleared of second-degree murder in the shooting death of an off-duty policeman during a drunken, late-night search for drugs three years ago.
The jury convicted Lillo Brancato of a lesser charge of attempted burglary. He faces a minimum of three years in prison on that count, but the former actor could get credit for time served because he has been behind bars about that long.
Brancato showed no reaction as the verdict was read – his face impassive, his fingers pressed together. His mother, seated a couple rows back in the gallery, began sobbing. Continue reading
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (CNN) — Former football great O.J. Simpson, convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping, deserves leniency in sentencing as he is a first-time offender who showed no criminal intent, his attorney says in court papers.
Attorney Gabriel Grasso argued that Simpson should receive the minimum sentence, six years.
Grasso acknowledged in court papers, “Clearly Simpson was not using good judgment” during a 2007 hotel room confrontation over sports memorabilia.
Simpson could receive a maximum life sentence from Judge Jackie Glass on Friday. A pre-sentencing report recommended an 18-year sentence.
On October 3, a jury convicted Simpson, 61, and co-defendant Clarence “C.J.” Stewart of 12 charges, including conspiracy to commit a crime, robbery, assault and kidnapping with a deadly weapon.
Their convictions stem from a September 13, 2007, fracas at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Prosecutors alleged that Simpson led a group of men who used threats, guns and force to take sports memorabilia from dealers Bruce Fromong and Al Beardsley. Continue reading
CHICAGO (AP) – A prosecutor alleged Wednesday that Jennifer Hudson’s brother-in-law killed three of her relatives—with a gun stolen from one of the victims—because he was angry his estranged wife, the singer’s sister, was dating another man.
William Balfour appeared in court for the first time in connection with the deaths and was denied bond. His attorney said authorities have no forensic evidence linking Balfour to the killings, but prosecutors said witness statements and the suspect’s own lies and threats helped lead them to him.
Balfour was charged with murder Tuesday after being held for weeks on a parole violation. The slightly built man, wearing a yellow jump suit, stood quietly Wednesday as prosecutor LuAnn Snow described how he allegedly killed his 7-year-old stepson, Julian King, Hudson’s mother, Darnell Hudson Donerson, and Hudson’s brother, Jason Hudson.
Snow said Balfour had been at the Hudsons’ South Side home early Oct. 24 and confronted his estranged wife, Julia Hudson, about a birthday present he believed she had received from a boyfriend. Continue reading
Fans of Lil’ Wayne have reacted with outrage after a fake report claiming the US rapper had been shot dead appeared on the internet.The report, disguised to look like an official news story by the BBC, said the rapper had been caught up in gang rivalry following a concert New Orleans.
The fake article claimed Lil’ Wayne he had been shot six times and appealed for potential witnesses.
Last summer Lil’ Wayne was subject to another set of internet reports which claimed his daughter had died in a car accident.
In a statement, the rapper denied the claims, describing them as “completely false and unfounded”.
Last month, the rapper revealed that he plans to re-release his latest album ‘Tha Carter III’ with an entirely new tracklist.
An up-and-coming emcee from Texas has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing his competitor in a rap battle.
According to the Fort Worth Star Telegram, Samuel Raynard Jones pleaded guilty yesterday (July 23) to fatally shooting 17 year-old Christopher Smith in September 2006. The death became the outcome of a rap face off between the two. Continue reading
CHICAGO — As Governor Rod Blagojevich on Wednesday signed a new law that will put in place tougher penalties for selling guns to minors, he also announced he’s got a new idea to help combat the violence that Chicago is experience: he’s talking to the Illinois State Police and the National Guard to see if they could help.
“Violent crime in the city of Chicago is out of control,” Blagojevich said at the bill signing ceremony. “I’m offering resources of the state to the city to work in a constructive way with Mayor Daley to do everything we can possibly do to help stop this violence,” said the governor. Continue reading
via The Star
A Toronto hip hop artist who fatally stabbed a 24-year-old father of two during a domestic dispute has been sentenced to six years in prison.
Clinton “Mikey G” Gordon picked up a knife when the deceased, Mohamed Hussein, angrily brandished a baseball bat, Superior Court Justice John McMahon said yesterday.
“This is a tragedy for which unfortunately both Mr. Gordon and the deceased must bear responsibility,” the judge said.