Category Archives: Crime

Three White Athletes Charged with Alleged Rape of Black, Disabled Teammate (Watch)

John R.K. Howard, 18, is one of the three students accused of sexually assaulting another teen in the school locker room.
John R.K. Howard, 18, is one of the three students accused of sexually assaulting another teen in the school locker room.

*You know, its stories such as the one you are about to read here that bring all of those “rumors” African American males have been hearing all of their lives into deeper observance. The ones that their women have been listening to. The ones that reveal the true reason behind the hate that the white man feels towards the black man.

The enviable gem between a black man’s legs. That thing most desired by the white man’s woman.

I mean, we’d like to believe people are better than the behaviors they oft times display. But with each passing day, this “high road” becomes more difficult.

Why else would a group of white male athletes, when given an opportunity to embrace their black colleague, choose instead to rape him?

The alleged incident happened on October 23, 2015 in the locker room of Dietrich High School, in Dietrich, Idaho. Continue reading

Wow! 67-Year-Old Former Harlem Drug Dealer Graduates from Columbia! (Watch)

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*That’s right. You read the headline right. And this story is proof that one can turn one’s life around. I’m talking 360. And further, that its never too late to do so. It’s a pleasure to report a positive outcome for 67-year-old David Norman, who traded in his orange jumpsuit for graduation attire as he joined the graduating class at the prestigious Columbia University last Wednesday, after acquiring his long sought after Bachelors Degree in…wait for it…

Philosophy.

I have yet to meet a felon who didn’t come out of prison with a greater depth of all things philosophical. Think about it — all the time they get to do nothing but sit. And. Think. You have two choices in prison, I would think: Go with the flow or step outside of the box and do you.

It appears to me Mr. Norman chose option #2.

This man’s life from an early age was anything but normal. Just a glimpse of his beginnings show a kid who was drinking liquor by age 11, and doing heroin before his 15th birthday. And as for education?

He spent an entire day in high school. Continue reading

Man Murders Wife Because He Couldn’t Afford Her Pain Meds

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Williams & Carolyn Hager

*This story, oddly enough, prompted me to call my 77-year-old mom, just to check in, tell her I love her, and make sure she was ok. The guy I’m about to tell you about clearly was not.

William Hager, 86, fatally shot his wife of more than 50 years, Carolyn, 78, in the head while she slept, because they couldn’t afford her medication.

They’d been living their lives out, after raising children together, in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Clearly, the family was close. Hager called his daughters to tell them what happened, before he called 911.

The first question that came to mind as I learned of this story was “Where were the Hagers’ daughters as the elderly couple struggled with their bills?”

A police report offers chilling details: Continue reading

Watch: Former Cop, Daniel Holtzclaw, Bawls Uncontrollably as Jurors present Surprise Birthday Present

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We can probably assume this is NOT Daniel Holtzclaw’s hurt-so-good look!

*Make no mistake, those are not the tears from a hurt-so-good experience, many of which former rookie cop Daniel Holtzclaw has no doubt experienced while raping and forcing more than a dozen Black women to perform sexual acts on him.

No, these tears are those of a wimp who was caught and does not want to pay for the crime.

Holtzclaw wept uncontrollably in court as jurors convicted him last month on four first-degree rape counts and 14 other charges, and followed that with a recommendation that he spend 263 years in prison for the crime. And to think he thought so little of these women, he assumed no one would believe them.

The judge agreed with the jurors on Thursday. Continue reading

D.C. Police Charge Guard for Assault on Transgender Woman in Women’s Restroom

Ebony Belcher
Ebony Belcher

A Giant grocery store guard has been charged with assault after a transgender woman says she put her hands on her as she attempted to use the women’s restroom.

Ebony Belcher, 32, was in the D.C. store with a friend when she asked an employee to point her towards the restroom. Along the way Belcher passed a female security officer.

Belcher says the officer followed her into the restroom and told her she had to leave.

“She opened the door and came in and started calling me derogatory names,” Belcher said. Continue reading

Mother, 13-Year-Old Daughter Accused in Killing of Chicago Teen (Watch)

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*A mother and her 13-year-old daughter are in jail after they were charged with the first-degree murder of a popular 15-year-old track student named DeKayla Danberry, who was stabbed to death on Saturday evening. No one seems to know what caused the brawl that ended the teen’s life; only that it involved a huge group of young folk, and happened on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Parkway Gardens, a neighborhood on Chicago’s south side, according to police.

A video taken during the chaos is part of evidence that is being described as ‘overwhelming’ by Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Christine Hake, who confirmed the daughter was charged in juvenile court on Tuesday.

At least one witness identified the 13-year-old girl, who is said to have stabbed the high school student, in the video.

While other witnesses claim to have seen the girl wiping blood off the knife and screaming in panic, “I killed her. I killed her!”

Tamika Gayden, 35, the girls mother, is said to have given her daughter the knife. Authorities charged Gayden with murder and contributing to the delinquency of a minor just hours later, police said. Continue reading

Here We Go Again: Another Black Woman Dies While in Police Custody

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*Black. Beautiful. Intelligent and only 22-years old, Symone Nicole Marshall had everything to live for, but her mysterious death while being held in the Walker County Jail in Huntsville, Texas seems to have left everyone mute. No explanation has come forth from the police. Nadda from the medical examiner. And even more surprising nothing was reported in the local news. Marshall (shown in photo above) leaves behind an adorable 3-year-old daughter. Her sister, Honey Marshall, says police ignored the severity of injuries she sustained in an automobile accident on April 26. Her car is said to have flipped over several times before landing in a ditch, and she was not allowed to get medical attention and subsequently died.

According to what Symone told her sister, Honey, “someone” ran her off the road.

“My sister Symone moved to Texas for a fresh start in life a few months ago. She was doing good down there, had a job and was about to buy a house. She’s a beautiful person, never been in trouble before and didn’t deserve this,” Honey Marshall said.

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According to the New York Daily News, Honey Marshall said…

“When I talked to her from jail, she complained that her head was hurting and she kept blacking out.”

“I called the jail several times and requested for them to take her to a real hospital and they wouldn’t do so. If they would have done this, her death could have been prevented and my sister would still be here. My heart hurts so bad. She was my best friend. I am so angry that they did this to her.”

Police and jail officials declined to comment or release information about the accident to the Daily News. Marshall’s family also said they have not been able to get information from officials.

There are so many questions swirling around in my head over this, I am feeling quite dizzy. First and most significant is why in the hell was a woman who was obviously injured taken to jail in the first place and not to the hospital?

AND WHO ALLOWED HER TO BE THERE FOR TWO WHOLE WEEKS IN THIS CONDITION?

The death of Symone Nicole Marshall is now on a growing list of African American women who have died while in jail and includes Sandra Bland of Texas, Kindra Chapman of Alabama, Joyce Curnell of South Carolina, Ralkina Jones of Ohio, Alexis McGovern of Missouri, and Raynetta Turner of New York.

Pending…

Fearful of Being Evicted, Tenants Live Quietly Among Mice and Roaches (Video)

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*Man! Its bad enough some folks live in residences where they can’t feel safe due to circumstances beyond their control outside. What with all the gangs, robberies, etc. There is a great deal of legitimate fear when ever a child is sent out to play or whenever they it comes to running errands after night falls. But add to that living in an apartment or house where pests exist in overwhelming numbers. Keeping it one-hundred, ANY home can host a spider or two. You might see a sparse bug here or there; or even some other ungodly little pest the dog trails in, but that’s not what this article is about. Its about living in this filth and being afraid to complain about the mice and roaches because your slumlord may threaten you with eviction or even worse, deportation.

Now we know such retaliation is illegal (and so is the condition), but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. I have personally witnessed the ire of one landlord, who raised a friends rent $300 after she complained to the city about this same issue.

And if you live in an area where there is no rent control, which in and of itself is a dying code, it can be a very complicated situation due to the excessive greed in the real estate market.

According to the Miami Herald, one Fresno, California family faces this problem. Their house is crawling with pests and family patriarch, Luis Decubas, even keeps a tightly rolled package of…wait for it…17 mice in his freezer, as proof of how contaminated thethree-bedroom apartment he shares with his wife and four children in southeast Fresno is.

Yuck! I know.

And listen to this. The pub reports the family even feels cockroaches “tickling the inside of their ears” when they wake up in the middle of the night.

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