Heavy violence erupted on Bourbon Street, New Orleans’ bustling French Quarter early Sunday morning leaving one man dead and nine other people wounded. The historical district is known to many tourist for its Madi Gras celebrations. Continue reading “Deadly Violence Erupts on Bourbon Street New Orleans”
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota police officer has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in the killing of Philando Castile, a black man whose girlfriend streamed the gruesome aftermath of the fatal shooting live on Facebook, prosecutors announced Wednesday. Continue reading “Minnesota Police Charged in Philando Castile Death”
Oscar Pistorius was convicted of murder Thursday by a South African appeals court that overturned his previous manslaughter conviction in the 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Continue reading “Appeals Court Overturns Oscar Pistorius Manslaughter Conviction”
A Biloxi, Mississippi man shot and killed a Waffle House employee after she asked him to put out his cigarette inside the restaurant.
According to WLOX, Johnny Max Mount was smoking a cigarette inside the Biloxi Waffle House when a female employee asked him to extinguish the cigarette.
After the 52-year-old employee asked Mount to put out his cigarette, he went to his car and retrieved a handgun. Mount returned to the restaurant, and shot the employee.
She was transported to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Mount was arrested at the restaurant, and is being held in jail without bond.
In Chicago alone, there have been well over 2,500 victims of gun violence so far this year. The latest, nine-year old Tyshawn Lee, was killed Monday afternoon. With 391 murders in Chicago this year, the homicide rate is up 18 percent over a year ago — and the victims include 40 children.
“Please, put the guns down, please,” his mother, Karla Lee, pleaded. “Taking too many young lives. Please.”
The boy’s mother, Karla Lee, said her son had dreams of playing in the NBA. She said he told her: “Mom, when I get older I’m going to take care of you, I’m going to get you a new house.” Continue reading “Nine Year Gun Down in Chicago Alley”
A dispute over the last piece of fried chicken ended tragically, as things turned violent in Houston this past weekend. Police say several witnesses saw the fight, which began over the last piece of homemade fried chicken. Apparently, there was only a drumstick left and the two roommates began arguing. The two then went outside to fight when one of the men was stabbed with a steak knife.
Both men were Cuban and shared the apartment with three other men. According to HPD Homicide Detective Fil Waters, “There was a single drumstick in the pan. … You can’t script this stuff. It’s someone getting killed over a piece of chicken. Pretty tragic.”
The suspect fled the scene but returned later and was arrested.
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The United States was on watch for terrorists activity over for the fourth of July holiday weekend. The holiday weekend was not a quit one for the city of Chicago.
According to reports by Chicago Tribune, 30 people were shot and three people were killed due to gun violence within a span of eight hours in Chicago.
One of the victims was a 7-year-old Amari Brown who was shot in the chest and killed after returning from a celebration at Humboldt Park. Shortly before midnight, someone opened fire on North Harding Street and fatally wounded Brown and a 26-year-old woman.
The shooting added to a rapid span of violence that started at 9:20 p.m. and ended at 4:45 a.m. Around 10 p.m., a 16-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl were shot after a group of teens began fighting near the Navy Pier moments after the fireworks display.
At 1 a.m., a 26-year-old man was shot to death near the South Shore neighborhood. Around 2:45 a.m., a 26-year-old man was shot in the chest and killed near Albany Park while sitting in a van and talking to friends. At 3:55 a.m., two men were sitting on a porch on South Princeton Ave when a gunman approached and opened fire. One man attempted to get away and jumped off a bridge onto the Dan Ryan Expressway. He was found laying on a median wall on the expressway and taken to the hospital.
Thus far, 41 people have been shot over the weekend. In 2014, 82 people were shot and 16 died during the holiday weekend. The city has already suffered from overwhelming violence as over 200 people have been killed in 2015. Over 1,000 people have been shot thus far. More people have been shot in Chicago this year than in New York and Los Angeles combined.
According to reports by the NY Post, Mina El Houari, 25, of France began an online relationship with a man from Morocco.
After months of communicating with the man online, El Houari decided to catch a flight from France to Morocco to meet her suitor. She eventually traveled to the man’s home where the two began talking.
El Houari collapsed during their conversation. The man, who has yet to be identified, told authorities that he panicked because he thought she died. He dug a whole in his garden and buried the woman alive.
For weeks, the man didn’t tell anyone about El Houari and her family became suspicious. They flew to Morocco and pressured police into questioning the man. Police went to the man’s home and discovered the woman’s buried body.
El Houari was diabetic and likely collapsed due to health issues. While in the makeshift grave, she suffocated to death.
The man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.
The sentencing of entertainer Vybz Kartel and his co-accused Shawn Campbell, Kahira Jones and Andre St John has been delayed until Thursday April 3. In court on Thursday morning, the Judge Justice Lennox Campbell asked the defense team provide some pertinent information before going ahead with handing down the sentences.
On March 13, Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, fellow entertainer Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell, Kahira Jones and Andre St John were convicted for the August 16, 2011 murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.
The sentencing will be the final stage of the record 65 day trial, which lasted for roughly five months.
Under Jamaican law, the penalty for murder is death, but since 1992 no convicted murderer has been executed, despite calls from the populace for the penalty to be utilised and a majority vote by legislators in Parliament in November 2008 in favour of retaining the penalty.
Meanwhile, Kartel faces more legal challenges, as he is scheduled to stand trial in court on August 11, for attempting to pervert the course of justice.
He’s charged jointly with entertainers, Vanessa Saddler otherwise called “Gaza Slim” and Andre Henry otherwise called “Pim Pim”.
Over the past two years, Florida has been in the spot light for it’s shocking verdicts on “Stand Your Ground Law”. Many states have implemented this law, however Florida is the stand out state for its apparent unfair rulings, and jury verdicts on judicial decisions.
The Michael Dunn verdict on Saturday – where the white, 47-year-old software engineer was found guilty on attempted murder charges, but not on a first-degree murder charge for killing a 17-year-old black youth, Jordan Davis of Atlanta – has once again put the issue of armed self-defense firmly in society’s crosshairs.
The hung jury on the main murder charge came seven months after George Zimmerman, a half-Caucasian, half-Hispanic neighborhood watch captain was found not guilty in a murder trial for killing Trayvon Martin, another black 17-year-old who, like, Jordan Davis, was not armed. Social media was outraged with the recent verdict, as a second African american male was not given justice. A recent interview on CNN Anchor Don Lemon with Holly Hughes shed some light on the comparison in the law…
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In both the Dunn and Zimmerman trial, their defense lawyers did not invoke Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law in their criminal trials, but his “justifiable use” of deadly force, as defined by state courts, which likely played a role in the jurors’ decision not to convict on the specific murder charges presented by the prosecution.
This same defense has been utilized in African Americans, which often result in a 25 year sentence. A former U.S. airman is currently sitting in a Florida prison for what his supporters argue was a simple act of self-defense.
In the spring of 2010, 26-year-old Michael Giles was on active duty with the Unites States Air Force and stationed in Tampa. The married father of three had recently finished two tours in the Middle East and was looking forward to a career in the military, says his family. One night in February, a friend invited Giles to party at a Tallahassee nightclub. Shorty after arriving, a fight broke out among members of fraternities from nearby Florida A&M University.
According to court documents, an argument quickly escalated into a brawl involving 30 to 40 young men.
Giles reportedly was not involved in the melee but, separated from his friends, went outside to the car where he had a gun, for which he had a concealed carry permit. Giles put the weapon in his pants pocket and searched the crowd for his friends. Suddenly, he says, someone from the crowd punched him. Knocked to the ground and in fear for his life, Giles says he pulled out the gun and fired one shot into the leg of his alleged attacker.
Three men were injured, wounded by bullet fragments. Giles was immediately arrested and charged with second-degree attempted murder.
IS THE LAW WORKING?
Raw story reported:Republican Florida state Rep. Matt Gaetz told CNN on Monday that his state’s so-called Stand Your Ground law was working for African-Americans even though he thought it had been wrongly used to find Michael Dunn not guilty of murdering 17-year-old Jordan Davis.
“I don’t think anyone is going to nominate George Zimmerman or Michael Dunn for person of the year,” Gaetz explained to CNN host Carol Costello. “But I think, overall, the Stand Your Ground law has worked for the state of Florida. If you look at the five years preceding Stand Your Ground’s passage, the murder rate was on the rise Florida every year. Since we passed Stand Your Ground, the murder rate had declined every year.”-
Are there other states that have the “Stand the Ground Law”?
The Huffington Post recently reported about the growing number of states which have implemented the “Stand Your Ground Law”. The law is growing as violence, and home invasion have increased over the past decade.
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It seems that several new details have emerged in the murder case of former Miss Venezuela, Monica Spear. According to Fox News Latino, five unidentified suspects have been arrested in regards to the brutal killing.
As reported on Tuesday, Monica Spear, 29, and her ex-husband, Thomas Henry Berry, 39, were spending New Year’s in the mountains of western Venezuela with their five-year-old daughter when they were killed in a carjacking attempt. The two were shot and killed in close range on an isolated stretch of highway just outside of Puerto Cabello. Their daughter, Maya, witnessed the murdered and is currently in stable condition after being treated for a leg wound.
Fox News Latino reports that the two were killed at about 10:30 on Monday after their four-door sedan hit “a sharp object that had been placed on the highway.” The object punctured at least two of its tires. They then became prey to roadside assailants, who fired at least six shots into their vehicle.
“They fired with viciousness,” said President Nicolas Maduro.