Orlando Shooting: 50 killed, 53 Injured, Shooter Pledged Allegiance To ISIS
The Sunday morning massacre inside Pulse, a popular gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida leaves 50 dead and more than 53 wounded.
The shooter has been identified as Omar Mateen, he was born in New York to Afghan parents and has been on the FBI’s radar for three years but authorities could not find a reason to detain him.
Kalief’s Law Passed In New York City to honor teen tortured on Riker’s Island
Legislation honoring Kalief Browder, the teenager tortured for years while being detained in Riker’s Island is one step closer be becoming law.
The lower house of New York’s legislature passed a bill known as “Kalief’s law” to ensure anyone arrested receive a speedy trial.
Browder was just 16 years old when he was arrested for allegedly stealing a backpack in 2010. He spent three years in pre trial detention on Riker’s Island because his family was unable to raise his bail.
During his time behind bars, Browder was beaten and spent more than two years in solitary confinement.
Browder’s case was eventually dismissed, but the damage to his body and psyche had already been done. Sadly in 2015, Browder committed suicide.
Houston Man Claims Jail Employees Choked Him For Smiling In A Mug Shot
Last July, 38-year-old Christopher Johnson was arrested for allegedly driving drunk on his motorcycle.
While being booked, Harris County, Texas employees told Johnson to stop smiling in his mug shot.
According to a lawsuit, the two jailers then choked him for 30 seconds. Johnson also alleges the jailers and a deputy violated his constitutional right to free speech.
A spokesperson for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office says while there is not a policy against smiling in mug shots,“proper procedure was followed.”
Closing Arguments In Chaka Fattah’s Corruption Trial Expected Monday
The fate of U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah will soon be determined; closing arguments are expected Monday in his corruption trial.
The Pennsylvania congressman is facing 29 charges, including racketeering, bribery, and bank fraud.
Fattah and four others are accused of taking an illegal one million dollar loan to pay for his failed 2007 mayoral bid. The congressman is also accused of using hundreds of thousands of dollars of federal funds and charitable contributions personally and for his family and friends.
Rep. Fattah’s defense team has blamed his staff for the improprieties and claims he was not aware of any wrongdoing.
Min. Louis Farrakhan Shares What Muhammad Ali Meant To Him & The Nation of Islam
This past Friday, the world paid homage to the late, great former heavyweight champion of the world, Muhammad Ali.
Although he didn’t speak at Ali’s memorial service, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan talked about what Muhammad meant to him and the Nation of Islam in Chicago.
Min. Farrakhan explained the reason he loves Muhammad so much: “Brother Malcolm was exiting The Nation, all of us in The Nation were in pain because Malcolm X was our hero.
“He beat the enemies of his teacher with truth and he made us soldiers. But when Malcolm defected, there was a gaping hole in The Nation of Islam and in walked Cassius Marcellus Clay.
“The Ali that stirred you, was the Ali made by Elijah [Muhammad]. The Ali that you fell in love with — ‘float like a butterfly, sting like a bee’ — that was the man that Elijah [Muhammad] made.
All that and more in this special edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast