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‘Put The Guns Down!’ Boy, 8, Calls For End To Chicago Violence

‘Put The Guns Down!’ Boy, 8, Calls For End To Chicago Violence

Source: Emily Shapiro / ABC 7 Chicago  CHICAGO (WLS) — The violence is all too real for TJ Donald, an 8-year-old boy taking part in Chicago’s Safe Haven summer program at Saint John Bible Church. “He didn’t even go to second grade. He didn’t grow up to be a grown-up,” TJ said of Amari Brown, […]

Waco, Texas, Biker Gang Members Face ‘Organized Crime’ Charges In Brawl After 9 Dead

Waco, Texas, Biker Gang Members Face ‘Organized Crime’ Charges In Brawl After 9 Dead

Source: Dan Good and Emily Shapiro / ABC News Waco police now say 170 suspected gang members were arrested after a meeting between rival Texas biker gangs at a restaurant turned into a deadly brawl, and many are being charged with engaging in organized crime. Nine people died in the incident — eight at the Twin Peaks […]

Black Man Found Hanged From Tree in Greensboro, Georgia

Black Man Found Hanged From Tree in Greensboro, Georgia

Source: M. Alex Johnson / NBC News A black man was found dead hanging from a tree Monday morning in rural Greensboro, Georgia, police told NBC News. Greensboro Police Chief Ossie Mapp said a neighbor found the body of Roosevelt Champion III, 43, behind a house on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive at about 11 […]

Freddie Gray’s Family Satisfied With Charges [VIDEO]

Freddie Gray’s Family Satisfied With Charges [VIDEO]

The stepfather of Freddie Gray says the family is satisfied with prosecutors charging six police officers involved in Gray’s arrest. (May 1)

Black Teen Hangs, Cops Shrug: No Evidence Collected on Lennon Lacy

Black Teen Hangs, Cops Shrug: No Evidence Collected on Lennon Lacy

Source: Justin Glawe / The Daily Beast Most people choose not to wear shoes that are two sizes too small, but things seem to work differently in Bladenboro, North Carolina, where Lennon Lacy apparently squeezed himself into an ill-fitting pair before hanging himself. Authorities say it was suicide; Lacy’s family says it was murder. Thanks to shoddy police […]

President Obama’s Niece Threatened Before Princeton-Maryland Game

President Obama’s Niece Threatened Before Princeton-Maryland Game

Source: Matt Wilhame / Los Angeles Times A threat made against President Obama’s niece, Leslie Robinson, a forward for the Princeton Tigers, prompted increased security at Monday’s NCAA tournament game between Princeton and Maryland, according to USA Today. The Maryland Athletics Department reportedly received a voicemail Monday from a woman who said that a man with a […]

Rapist Gets Rikers Stay Extended So He Can Wed Longtime Lover Before Transfer To Prison

Rapist Gets Rikers Stay Extended So He Can Wed Longtime Lover Before Transfer To Prison

Source: Shayna Jacobs, Kerry Burke, Dareh Gregorian / New York Daily News A Manhattan judge callously catered to the twisted wishes of a rapist — granting him the chance to walk down the aisle with his girlfriend before he goes up the river. Before watching Supreme Court Justice Maxwell Wiley sentence Kevin (Y.B.) Mitchell to […]

Feds Seek 5 Years For Former State Rep. Derrick Smith On Bribery Charge

Feds Seek 5 Years For Former State Rep. Derrick Smith On Bribery Charge

Source: CBS Chicago CHICAGO (STMW) – He called cash bribes “cheddar.” Now former State Rep. Derrick Smith is probably going to have to eat some hard cheese. Maybe five years of it in federal prison. Convicted last summer of shaking down a day care business for a $7,000 bribe in return for writing a letter […]

Police: Warren Sapp Says He Paid $600 For Sex Acts In Phoenix

Police: Warren Sapp Says He Paid $600 For Sex Acts In Phoenix

Source: Jerod MacDonald-Evoy /The Arizona Republic / USA Today A police report released Wednesday has shed more light on the circumstances leading to the arrest this month of Pro Football Hall of Fame lineman Warren Sapp, who is facing charges of soliciting prostitution and two counts of assault in Phoenix Municipal Court. Sapp, 42, of Hollywood, […]

Malcolm X’s Alleged Assassin Hiding In Plain Sight In Newark 50 Years After Civil Rights Leader Was Killed, Author Claims

Malcolm X’s Alleged Assassin Hiding In Plain Sight In Newark 50 Years After Civil Rights Leader Was Killed, Author Claims

Source: Rich Schapiro / New York Daily News Life is good for Al-Mustafa Shabazz. The 76-year-old ex-con lives in a gated two-story home in one of the nicer neighborhoods in Newark. He drives a gold Mercedes Benz E-Class sedan. And he’s married to one of the city’s most prominent civic leaders. But Shabazz has an even better […]

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