Ohio Teens That Killed Black Man Will Not Go to Jail
The four teens who threw a sandbag off an overpass that killed an Ohio man will not face jail time. They will instead be sent to a “treatment center.”
On Dec 18, four teens between the ages of 13 and 14 threw rocks and sandbags onto Interstate 75 in Toledo, Ohio. They killed 22-year-old Ohio Marquise Byrd who was riding in the passenger seat of the car.
According to WTVG, three of the teens were sentenced to three years in the Department of Youth Service, while the teen who dropped the sandbag was sentenced to the Department of Youth Service until he turns 21. However, Judge Denise Navarre Cubbon suspended all four sentences and ruled they be placed in a “treatment center.”
Lori Olender, juvenile division deputy chief for the Lucas County Prosecutor’s Office said in an email, “The youth treatment center is a lockdown facility in Toledo. The program runs six months, but there is no set time to release. The average youth spends eight months there.” The judge told the court, “This was not a prank. Throwing things off an overpass is not a prank.” And despite them killing a young man, the Judge wanted the children to learn how to be a productive member of society.
One of the four teens told the judge, “I was at the wrong place at the wrong time, doing the wrong thing.” Then begged for the victims family for forgiveness, “find it in your heart to forgive me..I’m only 14.”
Byrd’s lawyer, Lillian Diallo called the judges decision “outrageous.”
“Suspended what? If you do what? So eight months you get to go home,” she told WTVG. “His mother will never be able to say ‘Hey son, how are you? How’s your day?” Touch his face, see his face. This is outrageous.”
Whether you know him as Diddy, Puffy or Brother Love, the last thing you’d call Sean Combs is average. The hip-hop impresario has used a combination of charisma, smarts and showmanship to elevate himself from modest means to the top of an empire that encompasses music, spirits, clothing, television and more. But he begs to differ about that first distinction.
“I’m the average person,” Diddy told FORBES earlier this year. “I started looking at business at the age of 12, [from] delivering newspapers to working in gas station bathrooms, or even doing things like being a background dancer or a stylist. Whatever I could do to get close to the industry.”
He’s done quite a bit more than get close: Diddy is the top-earning musician on the planet, pulling in a career-best $130 million pretax this year. His total got a boost from his Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, his Ciroc vodka deal and the sale of one-third of his Sean John clothing line for an estimated $70 million.
Beyoncé ranks second with $105 million, making her the only other act top to pull in nine figures. Queen Bey's Formation World Tour, which wrapped up in late 2016 and fell partly in our scoring period, grossed a quarter of a billion dollars. Drake, the world’s most-streamed artist in recent years, rounds out the top three with $94 million, much of it from his Boy Meets World Tour.
"Artists don't really make the money off the music like we did in the Golden Age," explained The Weeknd--No. 4 on the list with $92 million, most of it from his latest Live Nation advance. "It's not really coming in until you hit the stage."
Indeed, touring is a massive piece of the earnings pie for most big-name acts: of the world’s 25 highest-paid musicians, only Taylor Swift (No. 17, $44 million) and Jay-Z (No. 19, $42 million) didn’t play an extensive amount of shows during our scoring period (though the latter is now touring his latest album and the former is set to do so throughout 2018).
Nurse sacked for saying Stephon Clark ‘deserved’ to be killed by cops
An insensitive California nurse who wrote that an unarmed black man shot dead by Sacramento cops in a hail of bullets “deserved” to be killed, was fired from her job, according to a report.
After Stephon Clark was killed, Faith Linthicum, who worked in labor and delivery at Kaiser Permanente’s Roseville Medical Center, was quick to voice her opinion on Facebook, the Sacramento Bee reported.
“Yeah but he was running from the police jumping over fences and breaking in peoples houses…why run??!!! He deserved it for being stupid,” Linthicum wrote in a comment on a post about Clark’s March 18 death, the paper reported.
Linthicum’s comment was spotted by activist Christina Arechiga, who then circulated it on social media.
“This woman works in labor and delivery – how can be trust her with our black and brown babies?” Arechiga wrote.
At first, Linthicum was put on administrative leave pending an investigation, the outlet reported.
Her firing was announced on Thursday evening.
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“Kaiser Permanente does not tolerate hate or discrimination…We want to emphasize that the comments expressed by this employee, who is no longer with the organization, do not in any way reflect Kaiser Permanente’s views or actions,” a hospital spokesman said in a statement to the Sacramento Bee.
Arechiga’s March 23 Facebook post, titled “Racist Nurse at Kaiser Roseville,” included pictures of two other comments by Linthicum stating: “Can we protest the deaths of all the people shot by black people too?” and “He’ll (sic) yeah!!! Build that wall Mr. President!! #prototypeshopping.”
Clark, 22, was killed by police in Sacramento on March 18 in his grandmother’s backyard. Officers believed Clark was armed and fired 20 shots at him. They later discovered he was actually only holding a cell phone.
Canceled: Fabolous Knocked Emily B’s Two Front Teeth Out & Threatened To Kill Her Family
Rapper Fabolous isn’t thuglife, but he’s a woman beater. (No disputing, her teeth are missing.)
On Wednesday the rapper was arrested on charges of domestic violence against his forever and half girlfriend, Emily B.
While details were scarce on Thursday evening, Friday’s deets expose the rapper for who he is.
According to court documents, Fab allegedly punched Emily seven times in the face, knocked out her two front teeth and threatened to kill Emily’s dad and her brother.
Court documents show the alleged crime stemmed from an earlier incident on March 7, when John Jackson a.k.a. Fabolous while in Los Angeles on a business trip “became enraged” when he found out via Instagram the victim was also in Los Angeles.
According to North New Jersey, while on a flight back from Los Angeles, the victim told police that Jackson, 40, said via text he wanted to hit her in the head with a baseball bat and that he would kill her but he “did not want to go out like that.” The victim told police she was scared because of the March 7 incident. The victim was later punched by Jackson seven times in the face “causing severe damage to her two front teeth.” She ended up losing her two front teeth.
Because of the incident, “the victim called her father to remove two handguns from the residence due to her fear that they may be used against her,” according to the affidavit. When Jackson arrived at the Kenwood Street residence In Englewood, he confronted the victim, her brother, and father, but then went to the upstairs of the residence looking for the handguns which had been removed.
“When he could not locate the guns, the defendant left the house, but not before informing the victim, her father and her brother that he had a bullet for them,” according to court documents.
Wow! Who Knew! Ya’ll can still support him if you want to, but bro is canceled on this site. I really like Fab’s music, but I’m not supporting any woman beaters.
Cardi B is finally dropping her debut album. After taking over the rap game last year with hit singles like "Bodak Yellow" and "Bartier Cardi," the talented rapper is ready to drop her album, entitled Invasion of Privacy. Ahead of the release of the project, Cardi decided to bless her fans with one more single.
Cardi dropped "Be Careful" on Thursday night (March 29). The single finds the rapper in a more emotional space than usual, as she opines about a troublesome relationship. "Man, I thought you would've learned your lesson/ 'Bout liking pictures, not returnin' texts/I guess it's fine, man, I get the message/You still stutter after certain questions/You keep in contact with certain exes," raps Cardi. Her style is more relaxed, and her delivery feels more tender than on her previous singles.
"Be Careful" is produced by Frank Dukes, Boi-1da & Vinylz. The smooth instrumental will make Cardi fans nod their head, and the chords are reminiscent of a Latin dance song. Although the internet is speculating that the song is aimed at Cardi's fiancé Offset, there is no concrete evidence that the Bronx bombshell is dissing her man.
Donald Trump Threatens Joe Biden On Twitter, Says He Would 'Go Down Fast And Hard' In A Fight
Like clockwork, Donald Trump woke up Thursday morning ready to fire off another ill-advised tweet, this time taking aim at former Vice President Joe Biden.
Using his tiny fingers, Trump tweeted, "Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough guy. Actually, he is weak, both mentally and physically, and yet he threatens me, for the second time, with physical assault. He doesn’t know me, but he would go down fast and hard, crying all the way. Don’t threaten people Joe!"
<br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough guy. Actually, he is weak, both mentally and physically, and yet he threatens me, for the second time, with physical assault. He doesn’t know me, but he would go down fast and hard, crying all the way. Don’t threaten people Joe!</p>— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/976765417908776963?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 22, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Now, I’m no expert, but the President of the United States using his platform to bully a former VP doesn’t seem very presidential to me.
The former reality star’s tweet was inspired by Biden’s recent speech in Miami, where he mentioned Trump's comments about groping women and said, "They asked me if I’d like to debate this gentleman, and I said no. I said, 'If we were in high school, I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him.'"
If I’m being real, a Biden versus Trump throwdown is the kind of World Star Hip Hop content I'd click on. Can Trump's hands move as quickly as they do when he grabs his phone to fire off tweets? Inquiring minds want to know.
Still, it's wild to realize that a little more than a year into his presidency, Trump has turned the White House into a circus. Can someone do something about this, please?
Travis Scott Sued For Skipping Concert 2 Days After Stormi’s Birth: Will He Pay Up?
While Travis Scott was there for Kylie Jenner when she gave birth to Stormi, he was NOT there for his fans — and he’s being sued as a result! Find out for how much.
Travis Scott, 25, was just trying to be a good father and boyfriend when he skipped a February 3 appearance in order to be there for his newborn daughter Stormi Webster. But while he may have been doing the fatherly thing, he totally let his fans down — AND the nightclub that hired him. As a result, he’s getting hit where it hurts — in the wallet! Kylie Jenner, 20, had only given birth two days before his scheduled performance though, so we can understand his hesitation to leave his GF and baby.
Travis was contractually scheduled to perform at Myth Live nightclub near Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Feb. 3, according to a lawsuit filed by entertainment events company PJAM on March 20, which was obtained by The Blast on March 28. The appearance was supposed to go down one day before Super Bowl Sunday, which is the day Kylie ended up revealing her daughter’s February 1 birth to the world. Travis never showed though, and PJAM is not about to just let it slide — especially since they had already paid him upfront.
The suit states that on the day of February 3, “despite his contractual obligations, [Travis] refused to show up for the event.” The rapper signed the original contract on January 24 and was given an advance of $150,000 at that time. He allegedly has not paid that money back despite not following through on his obligation. His booking agent was also allegedly paid $10,000. Not only that, but a private jet was even arranged for Travis’ travel accommodations. If that’s not enough, the contract states the new dad was guaranteed $200,000 in total.
“As a result of this breach, [PJAM] suffered significant damages including the sums paid to XX Global [the legal agent and representative of Travis] and [Travis] and their booking agent, the sums paid to arrange Webster’s travel, the sum’s paid to advertise the event, lease the venue and hire staff, and the lost profits [PJAM] would have realized on this event,” the suit states. Yikes!
In addition, the company is claiming to have suffered “reputational harm” as a result of Travis’ absence. They’ve even requested a jury trial and are asking for damages, coverage of attorney’s fees, and prejudgment interest. Despite having this lawsuit on his plate, Travis has reportedly surpassed expectations and his being a great father to little Stormi.
“He is taking great care of Stormi and being good to Kylie at the same time,” an insider shared with us EXCLUSIVELY earlier this month. “So far, so good — Stormi, Kylie, and Travis all seem to be happy.” We love how the rapper is putting family first!
Stephon Clark’s Grief-Stricken Brother Goes Off On Don Lemon During Live Interview
Ste'vonte Clark was able to keep from unraveling into tears during an appearance on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon on Wednesday, March 28, but he wasn't successful at giving the veteran news host the kind of interview he would have liked. Neither did it appear that the brother of police shooting victim Stephon Clark ever intended to.
Sitting solemnly with his slain brother's name hashtagged across his chest, Clark's bitter resentment over the burden he's been forced to carry over the past week and a half became apparent as soon he fielded Lemon's first question. When asked, simply, how he and his family have been holding up, Clark reacted with silence and the ring of a bell. "Next question," he replied.
The perplexing response prompted Lemon to assume, openly, that the young man's actions were the result of him grieving. And it was at that point that the 'Justice For Stephon Clark' protest leader became emotional.
"I'm not in grief. We haven't slept, we haven't ate. The media keeps following us everywhere we go," he said, before struggling to get his words out about an initiative he says Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg has proposed involving the building of a library and recreational center in Stephon's name.
Clark then proceeded with the interview on his own grounds; requesting that Lemon allow him to speak directly to Black people and agreeing to shut the entire engagement down after the host refused to say Stephon's name.
Brooklyn rap legend Fabolous has reportedly been arrested for domestic violence. TMZ broke the story of the rapper's Wednesday night arrest after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend Emily B. TMZ says sources close to the situation said Fab turned himself into Englewood, NJ police and was accompanied by his lawyer. Sources also say that he didn't spend the night in jail but instead was cited for the incident and released with a ticket to appear in court.
Stay tuned as this story is still developing.
This is awful. Fabolous has been arrested for domestic violence after allegedly assaulting Emily B, according to a bombshell March 29 report. Here’s what we know.
Fabolous, 40, was arrested the night of Wednesday, March 28, after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and baby mama Emily B, as TMZ reports. Emily “first contacted police” and told them the rapper “had hit her,” sources claim to the site. Fabulous then reportedly turned himself in to the police in Englewood, NJ, where he and the Love & Hip Hop star live.
Fabolous and his attorney went to the police precinct together, according to the report, and while he didn’t go to jail, he “was cited for the alleged incident and given a ticket for his court appearance.” While neither Fabolous nor Emily has publicly commented yet, the rapper took to his Instagram Story early on March 29 to post a cryptic message: “2018 tryna break my heart.”
Man Kills Best Friend After Their ‘Balls Touch’ In Threesome With Stripper
Tampa Bay, Florida. 39 year-old Curtis Mayfield (no, not that one – a different one…) was arrested this week after a threesome he engaged in with his best friend and a local stripper took a tragic twist. Mayfield shot and killed his friend after, in his own words, their ‘balls touched’. Mayfield, incensed with the homoerotic suggestion, went for his gun…
According to Mayfield: “There’s only so much a man can take, and dick or balls ain’t one of them. Halfway through I yelled ‘switch!’ You know from mouth to butt, he went left when he should’ve went right and next thing you know… We ball to ball.”
Mayfield doesn’t feel any remorse whatsoever about the death of his ‘best friend’. Instead he claims that what he did wasn’t his responsibility. “It was his fault”, he says. “If he would’ve never touched my balls he would still be alive.”
Enraged by what had happened, he grabbed his gun and shot his friend point blank in the chest while yelling, “I ain’t with that gay sh*t!”
Mayfield now faces a charge of murder in the first degree. Bail has been set at $50,000. We wonder how far his new catchphrase, “I ain’t with that gay sh*t!” will get him in jail…