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October 27, 2014

Anonymous Says Darren Wilson Won’t Be Indicted, Lives In South St. Louis

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April V. Taylor The hacker group Anonymous released a Tweet over the weekend stating that they had received leaked information that Darren Wilson will not be indicted by the grand jury for the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.  Today, they released a report containing information about Darren Wilson’s current alias, appearance and location.  Anonymous stated in Tweets from their Operation Ferguson Twitter account that they had…

Gospel Singer Who Forced Stepson Into Scalding Hot Bath Water Arrested Again

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Reported by Nigel Boys Thirty-five-year-old, two-time Grammy Award nominated gospel music artist, James Fortune (pictured), who was accused of abusing his stepson in 2001, is on the wrong side of the law again for allegedly assaulting another family member, according to MyFoxHouston.com. The report continues that a spokesman for Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office in Richmond, Texas, told them that Fortune was arrested on October 24 for aggravated assault of…

Watch Philly Cop Follow Teens So He Can Threαten and Yell at Them

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After Michael Brown was gunned down in Ferguson by Officer Darren Wilson, many observers pointed out that the police force was majority white, implying that hiring more black officers might result in a force less hostile to the black community. An incident in Philadelphia, where a black cop follows teens then hurls expletives at them, calls into question that theory. In a video posted to Facebook and reported on by…

Did Reagan, Bush, and Obama Turn America Into A Militarized Police State?

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April V. Taylor The militarized response of police to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown at the hands of a police officer was the first time some Americans became aware of just how militarized local police departments have become.  While Americans have long been aware of how police terrorize Black neighborhoods, a lot has changed since the 1965 confrontation between Marquette Frye and…

Vonderrit Myers’ Independent Autopsy May Contradict Police Account

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April V. Taylor The Associated Press is reporting that an independent autopsy that was conducted by Dr. Cyril Wecht at the request of slain teen Vonderrit Myers’ family shows that Myers was shot 8 times, six of those shots were to the back of his legs.  Wecht stated during a news conference that a wound to the side of Myers’ face was most likely the fatal injury.  The controversy surrounding…

LeVar Burton Cures 90’s Kids Insomnia With “Go The F$%! To Sleep”

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Every 90’s kid has some memory of LeVar Burton reading books on his iconic PBS show Reading Rainbow, whether the memory was made at home or in the classroom.  The show first aired in June 1983, and Burton became a literary hero to generations as executive producer and host of the show that inspired children to read for more than 30 years.  During a recent charity fundraiser, any 90’s kid…

President Obama Hugged Ebola Survivor, While Reagan Wouldn’t Even Say the Word AIDS

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As citizens with different background and ideologies, we can all disagree on President Obama’s policies. What we can’t disagree on, however, is that, by hugging a nurse who’d been cured of Ebola, President Obama took an important step toward lessening the stigma of the disease. As Slate’s Laura Helmuth notes, whereas Obama took a courageous step, former President Reagan took the coward’s way out when he refused to even talk…

Independent Autopsy of Slain St. Louis Teen Non Consistent With Officer’s Account

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Reported by Nigel Boys The story claiming that Vonderrit Myers was shot during a gun battle with a St. Louis police officer which was distributed by the Missouri Police Department, doesn’t hold up in light of an autopsy performed at the request of his family, according to attorney, Jerry Christmas. According to Dr. Cyril Wecht, who performed the autopsy on the 18-year-old who lost his life, it looks like Myers…