Crime


meek mill in jail

Being thrown in jail — for a probation violation, no less — in July really put a halt to Meek Mill’s album plans this year, but the Philly rapper is keeping his spirits high while inside. Always showing support to his MMG artist, Rick Ross shared a few photos of Meek behind bars over the weekend to assure fans he’s doing ok, and he’ll be home soon. After being denied a request for early release last month, Meek will be eligible for parole on October 11.

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suge knight shot

Suge Knight has been discharged from Cedar Sinai hospital and is now recovering at home after getting shot six times — five times in the stomach and once in the arm — at a VMAs party in West Hollywood last Sunday (August 24). While no arrests have been made yet, police believe that the former Death Row mogul was the intended target of the shooting, according to Radar Online.

Chris Brown, who hosted the party where Suge was shot, had his team issue a statement this week separating him from the incident. “Chris hosted an event in Los Angeles last night to celebrate the upcoming release of his album X, during which an incident occurred,” his rep explained. “This incident did not involve Chris; he was merely the host of the event. He has and will continue to cooperate with the investigation.”

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suge knight shot

Suge Knight was one of three people shot during an MTV VMAs pre-party, hosted by Chris Brown, in West Hollywood early Sunday morning. According to TMZ, shots went off inside the 10AK nightclub at around 1:30 a.m., striking the Death Row co-founder in the stomach and arm. The site initially reported Suge was hit twice, but an update earlier this morning says he was shot six times.

Witnesses say the wounded rap mogul left the club on his own accord, only to be sat down by police and later rushed to hospital by ambulance. He is expected to make a recovery after coming out of surgery and being placed in ICU. TMZ obtained footage of the scenes both inside and outside the nightclub following the shooting, in which we see Suge sitting down in a police car before being wheeled into an ambulance on a stretcher.

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Ferguson riots
(A scene from the protests in Ferguson, MO. Photo by Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)

It was hard to comprehend the chaos on my screen last night. Men in full military armor, aiming high-powered rifles atop SWAT trucks. Swarms of people with scarf-covered faces, running from rubber bullets, through clouds of tear gas. Was it Fallujah, Iraq? No….this was a police-vs-citizen confrontation in Ferguson, Missouri. (Watch footage from last night’s I Am Mike Brown protest)

It’s been 5 days since a police officer in Ferguson shot and killed an unarmed black 18-year-old named Michael Brown. And those days have been filled with grief, confusion, and increasingly, anger…especially given the lack of transparency on the part of the police investigators, the militarized war zone atmosphere created in the streets, the lack of input from Missouri’s government officials or the President, and the fact that witnesses to the shooting have been interviewed by the media more than they’ve been talked to by detectives.

Today, it was Anonymous who released the name of the shooting officer, not the St. Louis County PD, after hacking into the department’s system. (Update: Anon’s twitter account, @TheAnonMessage, was suspended after posting that information.) Everything seems terribly mishandled by the folks we elect to serve and hire to protect.

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Lets see what President Obama has to say at 12:15pm about this ongoing crisis….as he goes live from Martha’s Vineyard. During the riots on Weds night, he and Michelle reportedly “danced to every song” at the birthday party of a pal out in the Vineyard. No shade…just pointing out contrast.

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kanye deposition.jpg

Musicians’ depositions are the stuff of Internet gold. Lil Wayne and Justin Bieber‘s respective examinations will go down in history as prime examples of famous artists throwing it back in the system’s face. And you didn’t think Kanye West’s would be any less entertaining, did you?

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omarion arrested.jpg

Exactly a week after Meek Mill was sentenced to jail, another MMG member has found himself locked up. According to TMZ, Omarion was arrested and taken into custody Friday morning for failing to show up to court over an outstanding traffic ticket. Maybach O was pulled over for running a stop sign around the San Fernando Valley when police discovered there was a warrant out for his arrest. The former B2K singer is currently being held at Van Nuys Jail on $20,000 bail.

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Manuel Noriega
(Real-life Manny vs. Call of Duty Manny)

I must repeat this Theophilus London album title at least 6-7 times a week, but it always fits….Timez Are Weird These Days.
Like today, as the New York Times reports that Noriega is suing Activision over the videogame Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
Wait…Noriega?

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dea weed

I’m sure Mikey will be loving this news. According to Main Street, the DEA (Department of Drug Enforcement) has officially asked the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to remove marijuana from the list of Schedule I drugs, where it’s currently ranked alongside much more harmful substances like heroin, ecstasy and bath salts.

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RICK ROSS

Rick Ross was arrested and later released following a performance in North Carolina on Friday night (June 27). According to Greensboro News & Record, the MMG rapper was taken into custody on a misdemeanor possession of marijuana warrant. The charges stem from an arrest in Greensboro last year, when Rozay failed to appear at a court date. He was released after posting a $1,000 bond.

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schoolboy q concert shooting

A shooting broke out in a parking lot following a ScHoolboy Q, Nas and Flying Lotus show at the Red Rocks Ampitheatre near Denver, Colorado last night leaving three people wounded. The three victims were discovered by police with gunshot wounds while riding in a white SUV on 6th Avenue and Kalamath Street, and were later transported to Denver Health Medical Center. Two other passengers were in the vehicle, but came away unharmed.

While ScHoolboy Q was spotted being cuffed near the scene of the shooting and reportedly detained as part of the investigation, neither police nor local media state that any arrests have been made yet. However, police aren’t assuming this was a random shooting (via 9 News):

“We do not believe this is a random shooting into a crowd,” Jefferson County Sheriff spokesperson Mark Techmeyer said. “We don’t know what the motive would have been for the shooter or what the connection is with the victims.”

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