Baltimore police officer plants drugs then pretends to find them (Baltimore Sun video screenshot)
A police officer in Baltimore, Md., has been suspended, and two of his colleagues have been placed on non-public contact administrative duty after the public defender’s office released body camera footage that shows the officer planting drugs at a crime scene prior to making an arrest.
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U.S. President Donald Trump (Photo by Michael Reynolds – Pool/Getty Images)
Where are your president’s handlers when he needs them? Does he even have handlers? Is there anyone in the White House that is in charge of making sure he doesn’t say stupid stuff to the media he is so critical of? Apparently not, because this latest thing is a doozy.
Read “BIG MAD: Trump Says He Never Would Have Appointed Sessions If He Had Known He Wouldn’t Have His Back With That Whole Russia Thing“
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
The Justice Department announced on Wednesday that it will be restarting the controversial “adoptive forfeiture” program, which allows local police departments and law enforcement agencies to seize the property of people suspected of a crime, even if they haven’t been charged with or convicted of one.
Read “Jeff Sessions Just Made it Easier For Law Enforcement to Seize Your Assets Even If You Haven’t Been Convicted of A Crime”
O.J. Simpson (R) s (Photo by Steve Marcus-Pool/Getty Images)
A rumor spread across the Internet and social media on Wednesday that alleged OJ Simpson could miss out on the possibility of parole because he had been caught by a female corrections officer masturbating in his cell. People were amused by the fact that something as seemingly innocuous as relieving his sexual urges into a sock (or a tissue or a towel or whatever) could cause OJ to have to remain in prison.
Read “OJ Simpson’s Parole Is NOT In Jeopardy Because He Let Loose the Juice In His Prison Cell“
Anthony Garrett (GoFundMe)
Las Vegas Police want us to believe that 16-year-old Anthony Garrett killed himself, but what really happened?
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Jocelyn Savage, alleged R Kelly sex cult captive (TMZ video screenshot)
The rumors of R. Kelly’s alleged sex cult that is brainwashing women and holding them captive have been swirling on the Internet since the news story broke early this morning, leaving many wondering how so many women could be duped and held against their will by such a disgusting person.
Leave it to TMZ to find the woman whose family gave a news conference Monday accusing Kelly of making 21-year-old Jocelyn Savage, as well as other women, his sex slaves.
Read “Alleged R. Kelly Captive Jocelyn Savage: ‘I’m No Hostage!’“
Aramis Ayala (YouTube screenshot)
I had a Twitter thread the other night about Aramis Ayala, the Florida state’s attorney who was stopped by two Orlando police officers who didn’t recognize her.
I took the thoughts from that thread and added context via this article on The Root:
The viral video of a black female state attorney in Florida getting pulled over by police officers who don’t recognize her and say they couldn’t get any information off of her plates has been making headlines and sparking discussion for days, but is it possible that there is more to the story than meets the eye?
Read “Fla. State Attorney Aramis Ayala: Is Viral Video Latest Evidence of Targeted Harassment Against Her? “
Rep. Stacey Plaskett (U.S. House Office of Photography/U.S. House Office of Photography)
Two former staff members of a congresswoman have been charged in the circulation of nude photos and video of the representative and her husband, federal prosecutors and the U.S. Capitol Police announced Thursday in Washington.
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Sean Urbanski, Richard Collins III (Twitter)
Sean Christopher Urbanski, the white University of Maryland student who is accused of stabbing and killing black Bowie State student Richard Collins III on May 20, has been indicted for the crime and will be heading to trial, but he will not be facing hate crime charges.
Read “No Hate Crime Charges Against White Univ. of Maryland Student Accused of Killing Black Bowie State Student“
Shots fired! The National Association of Black Journalists on Thursday named Ebony magazine (along with Fox News) as its choice for its annual “Thumbs Down Award,” which puts on blast anyone that does something especially to black people or black journalists.
Read “#EbonyOwes: Ebony Magazine Gets the Thumbs Down From the National Association of Black Journalists“