Darren Wilson’s Lawyer Used Old, Unconstitutional Law to Win Case

Police Shooting Missouri FuneralSurely, the talk of the week has  been the case against Ferguson Police Officer, Darren Wilson, the one who pulled the trigger on a young unarmed black teen, Mike Brown. The verdict  in the case sent a nation in an uproar, actually sent the entire world in a frenzy as millions felt the injustice in the verdict ruling.

It is easily the most controversial case in the past few weeks, so many issues have been exposed thru this verdict whether it’s Police Brutality, Racial inequality , or drawing our attention to the holes in the law.

MSNBC Host Lawrence O’Donnell really dug into the case shining light on the real disgust of the verdict of the case pointing to the fact that the reason Darren Wilson got off was because his attorney and the District Attorney used an old, outdated law to get be innocent:

O’Donnell went on to talk about the witnesses and the process by which the  courts handled them:

It’s tough to fight the same law we trust. I wonder how this will play out, I mean not much can be done now that the verdict has already been reached but it would be interesting to see if the law has any rebuttals after so much scrutiny.

@LordBrianJames

Nicki Minaj Outraged When Asked About Iggy Azalea

Iggy-Azalea-Nikki-Minah-X-rated-Vulgar-female-rappersSince her birth in the hip hop game, Iggy Azalea has been drawing attention to things other than music. One of those things is a possible rivalry growing between her and one of the biggest pop icons, Nicki Minaj. 

Minaj has sense denied the rumors of a “beef” between the two ladies only to be followed by a few subliminal messages that indicate, there may be something brewing there. Nicki’s response to a question about Iggy in a recent interview may elude to some sort of friction between the two artists: 

Page Six reports:

Nicki Minaj’s latest feud isn’t with another musician — it’s with a REPORTER.

Liz Hernandez of “Access Hollywood” lashed out at the pop STAR Monday, following Minaj’s “disrespectful” behavior at the American Music Awards.

“Never in the workplace has someone been so disrespectful to me as Nicki Minaj yesterday. I feel embarrassed to have supported her as a fan,” tweeted Hernandez, who covered the AMAs red CARPET.

A source tells Page Six Minaj was “very rude” to press on the RED CARPET at Sunday night’s AWARDS show.

We’re told Minaj, 31, got especially heated when reporters brought up her rumored foe, Iggy Azalea.

The “Anaconda” rapper and Azalea, 24, reportedly have beef stemming from Minaj’s BET Awards speech being seen as a dig against Azalea’s work.

A rep for “Access Hollywood” DECLINED to comment.

A rep for Minaj didn’t immediately return a request for comment.

To be truthful, I could understand how annoying it could be to be pestered about a nonexistent issue between someone and another artist, it may be nothing there but frustration from the same questions.

@LordBrianJames

Virginia Teen Sentenced to 44 Years In Prison For Killing Classmate Over Jordans

533320cc011ec-imageSad that with the world posed against us, we still find ways to murder each other; Over senseless things.

Via WJLA reports:

A Richmond teenager has been sentenced to 44 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a Virginia Union University student.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports 19-year-old Willie Daquan Lee was sentenced Friday in Richmond Circuit Court in the Feb. 23 shooting of 20-year-old Kahron M. Lee of Woodbridge. They are not related.

Kahron Lee was returning to his apartment after leading a late-night study session when he was shot.

Willie Lee shot Kahron Lee in the back as Kahron tried to escape when Willie demanded his Nike Air Jordan shoes, according to The Times-Dispatch.

Willie Lee pleaded guilty in June to first-degree murder, robbery and two felony firearms counts.

@LordBrianJames

 

Marion Barry, DC’s ‘Mayor For Life’, Transitions at Age 78

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D.C. was dark and cloudy today after word began to spread that one of it’s heroes and activist, Former Mayor Marion Barry, had passed away a little past midnight this morning. D.C. is forever thankful for it’s “Mayor for Life”:

The Washington Post reports:

Marion Barry Jr., the Mississippi sharecropper’s son and civil rights activist who served three terms as mayor of the District of Columbia, survived a drug arrest and jail sentence, and then came back to win a fourth term as the city’s chief executive, died around midnight Saturday at United Medical Center in Washington.
He was 78.

Hospital spokeswoman Natalie Williams said Mr. Barry arrived at the hospital around 12:30 a.m. and died at 1:46 a.m.

He had been released from Howard University Hospital on Saturday following a brief stay.

His death was announced by his family in a statement released through a spokeswoman for Mr. Barry.

No cause was given, but he had suffered from many health problems over the years, including diabetes, prostate cancer and kidney ailments.

@LordBrianJames

Camden Teacher: “If I Had 10 Days To Live, I Would Kill All Black People”

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Kimberly Ashcraft

The classroom has been the center of a lot of publicity lately as many stories are surfacing detailing what actually happens in our kid’s classrooms. The major story today is about a Camden County High School teacher who made statements in her class that has parents of these students alarmed, outraged, and looking for answers:

Reports WAVY10:

A teacher at Camden County High School is under investigation for allegedly making racist comments in a classroom.

“It is very disturbing,” said parent Kimberley Ashcraft.
Ashcraft told 10 On Your Side the disturbing incident happened a couple weeks ago. Her daughter told her about the conversation with math teacher Cynthia Ramsey.
“That’s when she conveyed to me that Mrs. Ramsey had indicated that if she only had 10 days to live that she would kill all black people,” Ashcraft told WAVY.com.
Ashcraft’s daughter was in Ramsey’s classroom eating lunch. Ashcraft said there were several others students around when Ramsey allegedly made the racist remarks.
“I was COMPLETELY shocked,” Ashcraft said. “I asked her again, ‘are you sure that was what you heard?’ I could not have imagined a teacher saying that.”
Ramsey is not only a teacher. She’s also head of the math department at the school.
“I conveyed to my daughter that this is a very serious allegation and I need confirmation that this did happen,” Ashcraft said.

Mrs. Ramsey was suspended with pay and then returned to the classroom. Do you think little Ashcraft’s story is true? Did this teacher really say something this outrageous?

@LordBrianJames

Redskins’ DeAngelo Hall Tears Achilles Tendon Again Trying To Get A Slice Of Pizza

redskins-eagles-footballjpeg-01d7e_c0-96-2299-1436_s561x327The “Freaky Friday” Halloween injury bug struck a few of our big name professional athletes last night, putting a few of our stars on the bench for some time. One of them happens to be one of my favorite Corners in the league (& plays for my favorite team), DeAngelo Hall. Apparently, Hall was the center of a freak accident in his kitchen, falling while trying to obtain a slice of pizza and re-tearing his Achilles tendon. This means that the Pro-Bowl Cornerback will surely have to have surgery (again) to repair the tendon. ESPN has the details:

Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall, who tore his Achilles tendon last month and underwent surgery to repair it, tore it again this week and will have to redo the surgery, coach Jay Gruden said Friday.

DeAngelo Hall, who first tore his Achilles in September, re-tore it this week and will need more surgery.
“He had a late night getting some PIZZA or something in his kitchen and slipped and re-tore it,” Gruden said, describing how Hall was injured. “He has to go back in and get it fixed. That just is going to delay his rehab obviously and unfortunately, but hopefully we will still be able to get him back by the start of the season next year. It might impede his progress as far as OTAs and maybe training camp and all that.”

The date of the surgery is unknown.

Rookie cornerback Bashaud Breeland has replaced Hall in Washington’s lineup and has shined, collecting 26 tackles so far this season. However, Breeland tweaked his knee at the end of Friday’s practice and is questionable for Sunday’s game.

Hall is signed through 2017 and will count $4.8 million against the salary cap next year. The Redskins, however, would save $2.375 million if they don’t feel he can return and subsequently release him.

ESPN.com’s John Keim and ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter contributed to this report.

Damn, I feel horrible for him! Such a freak accident. I believe in the Redskins’ secondary without him but Hall is one of those guys who’s career I wanted to end on a high note. Wishing you the best bro!

@LordBrianJames

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