There have been so many tragic instances of hostile individuals taking advantage of proud Americans who gather to celebrate and enjoy one another. From the mass shooting during the screening of The Dark Night Rises in Colorado, to the Boston Marathon shooting, and now this- a shooting on the day designated for celebrating the women who gave us all life.
The man suspected to have committed the crime obviously had no appreciation for his or any other’s mother’s child’s life. The Huffington Post reported:
New Orleans police hope a $10,000 reward and blurry surveillance camera images will lead to arrests in a Mother’s Day shooting that wounded 19 people and showed again how far the city has to go to shake a persistent culture of violence that belies the city’s festive image.
Angry residents said gun violence – which has flared at two other city celebrations this year – goes hand-in-hand with the city’s other deeply rooted problems such as poverty and urban blight. The investigators tasked with solving Sunday’s shooting work within an agency that’s had its own troubles rebounding from years of corruption while trying to halt violent crime.
“The old people are scared to walk the streets. The children can’t even play outside,” Ronald Lewis, 61, said Monday as he sat on the front stoop of his house, about a half a block from the shooting site. His window sill has a hole from a bullet that hit it last year. Across the street sits a house marked by bullets he said were fired two weeks ago.
“The youngsters are doing all this,” said Jones, who was away from home when the latest shooting broke out.
Video released early Monday shows a crowd gathered for a boisterous second-line parade suddenly scattering in all directions, with some falling to the ground. They appear to be running from a man in a white T-shirt and dark pants who turns and runs out of the picture. The image isn’t clear, but police say they hope someone will recognize him and notify investigators.
Police said there may have been as many as three gunmen. The suspects escaped despite the presence of officers who were interspersed through the crowd as part of routine precautions for such an event.
Dr. Boyce Watkins
Pastor Craig Lamar Davis looks like any other healthy, happy, heterosexual pastor with good family values. He was once a preacher at the Full Gospel Baptist Church in Atlanta and a pillar of leadership in the community. Also, like a lot of men at the front of the church, the pastor had a thing for the ladies.
Another thing you might want to know about Davis, according to authorities, is that the pastor is HIV positive. He also didn’t seem to care who else became HIV positive after he slept with them.
The pastor was arrested for reckless conduct after police found that he was sleeping with several women with whom he was not married. A woman by the name of Ronita McAfee says that she met the pastor on Facebook and began sleeping with him.
Ronita says that she became concerned when one of the pastor’s ex-girlfriends called to say that she had HIV. She claims that the pastor then counseled her (presumably leaning on the word of the good “lawud”) and told her to get tested. McAfee then says that she believed that, based on her observations, the pastor himself was not interested in getting treatment or changing his sexual behavior, in spite of his status. This is what prompted her to seek out a warrant for his arrest.
Ronita is, by our best guess, the first person to file for the arrest of someone who was found to be having unprotected sex in Clayton County, GA while knowing that he is HIV-positive. McAfee says that when the investigation began, another woman in the church leadership stepped forward with her confession about interacting with Davis. The woman even claimed that she’d been celibate for 15 years before meeting him. She too is HIV positive.
At least 14 people were killed early Friday when at least one gunman opened fire at a midnight screening of the summer blockbuster “The Dark Knight Rises” near Denver, authorities and witnesses said.
Aurora police chief Dan Oates told reporters that 10 people died at the scene of the shooting and four others died after being taken to local hospitals. At least 50 other people were injured, Oates said.
One suspect was apprehended in the shopping center’s parking lot, Oates said.
The incident occurred in the Century 16 Movie Theaters at the Aurora Town Center, police told NBC News. Aurora is a suburb less than 10 miles east of downtown Denver.
NBC station KUSA-Denver cited a witness as seeing a black-clad 6-foot-tall man wearing a riot helmet, goggles and bullet-proof vest. The witness and her boyfriend crawled to the emergency exit, KUSA said.
The suspect was found in possession of a gas mask and two firearms, Oates said. Ammunition was found in the suspect’s car, police said.
Former Hot Boy BG was sentenced yesterday to 14 years in prison.
Christopher ‘BG’ Dorsey pleaded guilty to gun possession and conspiracy to obstruct justice charges stemming from a 2009 arrest involving stolen guns and his trying to convince a 17 year old friend to take his charge.
BG, who was already a three time convicted felon before his arrest, is credited with coining the term ‘Bling’ meaning jewelry.
Stevie Wonder’s nephew tried to extort him over incest claims. SMH…
A man claiming to be Stevie Wonder’s nephew has been charged with attempting to extort the singer by threatening to go to the tabloids and say he’s the product of an incestuous relationship between Stevie and Stevie’s sister — UNLESS the singer coughed up big bucks.
Alpha Lorenzo Walker was arrested May 2 after being trapped in a sting operation.
Law enforcement sources tell us Walker initially demanded $5 million from Stevie but was shut down and eventually lowered his demand to $10,000.
Our sources say undercover cops met Walker, claiming to be Stevie’s reps who had the cash, but demanded that he first sign a document which included a statement that his accusations were false. Walker signed, and he was promptly arrested. Our sources say the incest allegation is completely bogus.
Walker has been charged with felony extortion, along with his girlfriend. He has pled not guilty.
Walker is currently in custody.
Like That” singer Houston, who famously gouged out his own eye, was busted for DUI in LA recently.
28-year-old Houston Summers, who rose to fame in the early 2000s with the song “I Like That” was busted for a DUI near Malibu this past Wednesday, according to TMZ.
Cops pulled over Houston and approached his SUV, which they say smelled of marijuana. The cops said his answers were all over the place and they suspected he was on drugs….not drunk. You may remember, Houston has a history with PCP (which influenced a suicide attempt and the eye incident).
Miami rapper/producer/personality DJ Khaled was forced to cancel a concert in Orlando, Florida, after his tour bus blew up.
DJ Khaled was supposed to perform at the 2012 Grad Bash on April 27th, but could not make the show.
Khaled tweeted photos of his tour bus, which caught fire and exploded on the side of the highway.
“I’m sry I couldn’t make it 2 grad bash it was out my control my tour bus caught on fire & blew up!” DJ Khaled tweeted. “The gd thing me & my team is ok!”
DJ Khaled actually owned the vehicle in question, having purchased it in late 2010, after paying too much to rent buses for his tours.
“I was sick of renting tour buses, because that s**t is expensive,” DJ Khaled said in an interview in late 2010. “What I did was bought me a new tour bus. We going to be on the road a lot, we going to be in them clubs a lot and we going to be in them stadiums a lot. We’re going to be everywhere. This is the way we got to travel, so I wanted to do it right.”
Luckily all occupants escaped the fire unharmed.
There’s clearly never a dull moment in the home of the soon to be divorced couple of Deion Sanders and reality star/model, Pilar Sanders. One week she’s accusing his kinfolk of assaulting her in the home and now it’s apparently his turn. Yes, a little earlier Deion took to Twitter to allege that he was assaulted at the hands of Pilar and one of her friends.
R&B singer-songwriter The Dream made a drastic change to his look and debuted it on Twitter.
The man known as Terius Nash dyed his hair blonde. While the “Roc” singer is known for his bold statements and outlandish fashions, don’t mistake this look as one of those bold fashion statements. The Dream lost a bet and the hair dying was the consequence.
Terius posted the piucture of his new hair color on Instagram and tweeted, “Losing a bet is as wack as this blonde beard. Thanks Atlanta Hawks.”