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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 […]

Detroit Pastor Sheffield Acquitted Of Domestic Violence

Detroit Pastor Sheffield Acquitted Of Domestic Violence

Source: AP / The Detroit News Detroit — A pastor charged with misdemeanor domestic violence involving his estranged wife has been acquitted. Court records show a Wayne County jury on Tuesday returned the not guilty verdict in the case of the Rev. Horace Sheffield III. The charges stemmed from a Jan. 10, 2014, incident at […]

‘Django Unchained’ Actress Pleads Not Guilty To Lewd Conduct

‘Django Unchained’ Actress Pleads Not Guilty To Lewd Conduct

Source: AP / New York Post An attorney for “Django Unchained” actress Daniele Watts and her boyfriend has entered not guilty pleas on their behalf to misdemeanor lewd conduct charges. Attorney Lou Shapiro entered the pleas at a brief hearing Tuesday in Los Angeles. Watts and Brian Lucas were charged in October after briefly being […]

Woman’s Death In Police Custody Ruled A Homicide

Woman’s Death In Police Custody Ruled A Homicide

Source: Tom Beres, WKYC-TV, Cleveland / USA Today CLEVELAND — The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office has classified the November death of a 37-year-old woman who was in police custody as a homicide. Tanisha Anderson died Nov. 12 at hospital after being handcuffed, taken into custody by Cleveland police and then losing consciousness while having a […]

Police Seek Baby And Father After Mother Found Dead in Houston

Police Seek Baby And Father After Mother Found Dead in Houston

Source: NBC News Police in Houston issued an Amber Alert for a a 14-month old boy early Tuesday after his mother was found dead. The boy, Tyemetheus Pack, is believed with his biological father, Tumetheus Levastavian Pack, who is ‘a person of interest” to Houston cops, according to a statement from police. The father — […]

Michael Dunn Sentenced To Life In Prison For ‘Loud Music’ Killing Of Jordan Davis

Michael Dunn Sentenced To Life In Prison For ‘Loud Music’ Killing Of Jordan Davis

Source: AP / The Huffington Post JACKSONVILLE, Fla.  — A Florida man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager in an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. A life sentence was mandatory for 47-year-old Michael Dunn after prosecutors did not seek […]

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