Crime


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(Bobby Shmurda leaving the precinct after his arrest on Weds. night)

Bobby Shmurda (real name Ackquille Pollard) has pled not guilty to gun and drug trafficking charges.

During a press conference today at Manhattan’s One Police Plaza, Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan, Police Commissioner William Bratton and others displayed a table covered with 21 different guns and updated the media on their task force investigation into Brooklyn’s G-Stone Crips (GS9) gang activity which culminated in the arrest of 15 members, including rising rap stars Bobby Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel.

The statements included charges of crack sales, use of crack revenue to fuel gang activity, as well as serious accusations of violence.

At one point, the prosecutor alleged that Rowdy Rebel was involved in a shooting and then went to the Barclay Center and got onstage wearing the same clothes. (See photos from that night)

As of now, Bobby Shmurda and his crew are still in custody and Shmurda’s bail has been set at $2million dollars, a clear sign of the severity of the indictment…but his lawyer Howard Greenberg says bail will be posted. Earlier this year, Bobby was arrested for weed possession and then gun possession.

Here is a screenshot of Bobby Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel’s charges…it’s significant to note that Bobby’s conspiracy charges reportedly include “conspiracy to commit 2nd degree murder” and “conspiracy to commit 2nd degree assault.”:

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Explanation: According to one legal website, “Conspiracy to commit murder” means that you “aided” one or more persons’ plan to murder, and it could even just mean that you knew about the plan and didn’t do anything to stop it from happening.

Quotes and photos from local reporters in the room after the jump…

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Bobby Shmurda is closing out his breakout year on an unfortunate note. According to various reports, the “Hot Boy” rapper — along with members of his GS9 crew and label boss Sha Money XL — were arrested at Quad Studios in New York City early this morning (December 17).

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Young Jeezy can finally breathe easy after being arrested this past summer on a gun charge. Back in August, police arrested the rapper and members of his entourage for possession of an assault rifle in Mountain View, CA. Initially, cops said that they had reason to believe Jeezy was involved in a local shooting and subsequently searched his tour bus when the weapon was found.

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beanie sigel shot

Absolutely terrible news. According to local New Jersey news reports, Beanie Sigel was shot this morning in the Jersey Shore suburb of Pleasantville. Press of Atlantic City reports he was shot in the torso and is being treated at the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center.

Beanie was just released from prison in August, after serving two years on tax evasion. And since then he’s been confined to Philadelphia, staying at a halfway house. Not sure whether he had clearance to travel outside the state to NJ when he was shot.
This is a disturbing turn of events when things were just starting to look up. A few weeks ago Beanie sounded sharp on his first post-prison lyrical appearance with Young Chris.

sigh. We’ll keep you updated.

Details about the shooting and local news footage…
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Meek Mill released from jail

Christmas is coming early for the Philly rapper, who is reportedly set to be released from Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility some time today. Meek was sentenced to jail time in July for a parole violation, and despite numerous efforts from his legal team, wasn’t due to be released until January 11, 2015.

Update: Meek Mill has been released.

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Janay Rice, wife of Ray Rice, on Today Show with Matt Lauer
(Ray Rice’s wife Janay Rice, along with her um…very youthful looking mother, speaking about the ‘elevator incident’ to The Today Show‘s Matt Lauer.)

Is it possible that a man can love a woman and be a “good person” (whatever that means in 2014) and still knock her unconscious, drag her body like rolled up rug, and look at her, half-in half-out of an elevator, with drunken blankness? Perhaps. Anything is possible. But only time will tell (and it may never tell us, the public) if this is the case for controversial football star Ray Rice and his wife Janay. Ray won an appeal when a judge reversed the NFL’s indefinite suspension last week, so he is available for hire. Janay sat down with The Today Show to share her side of what happened in that Atlantic City elevator last spring, and why she not only went on to marry the man who punched her, but also stand by his side as the media, the public and the Baltimore Ravens (temporarily and for everyone’s own devices) made an example of Ray Rice.

Watch Janay and her mom,
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Miss Info: The tension in Ferguson, Missouri has been rising since August 9, 2014 when 18-year-old black man Michael Brown was fatally shot by white police officer Darren Wilson. There have been protests, and scuffles with police, and outrage from the rest of the watching world. But finally, a grand jury has made a decision on whether to indict Officer Wilson in Brown’s death.

As the jury deliberated, local schools announced plans to close in anticipation of unrest, the FBI sent in agents, police set up barricades to prepare for protests, and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon did his best to exacerbate the anxiety by declaring a state of emergency (much to the disapproval of US Attorney General Eric Holder).

President Obama has called on demonstrators to remain calm, not using the decision as an excuse for violence. In an odd side note, Officer Darren Wilson recently married his girlfriend. And the New York Times is reporting that Wilson will not be returning to the Ferguson police force.

Today (Monday, Nov. 24, 2014), officials announced that the jury, which USA Today reports is made up of “seven men and five women — three African American and nine white,” had made their decision. CNN is also reporting that the Brown family was not given any information, and only learned there was a decision by watching the news. Finally, we will hear what they have to say:

Watch the Ferguson grand jury announcement livestream below…

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AllHipHop has confirmed Philly rap pioneer Cool C has received a date for his execution. First convicted of killing a cop in 1996, the 44-year-old rapper has been on death row ever since. The Philadelphia court system found Cool C, another Philly rap legend Steady B, and rapper Mark Canty guilty of attempting to rob a bank that left Lauretha Vaird dead. Vaird was repotedly the first Black female officer killed in the line of duty.

Cool C’s date of execution date is January 8th Gov — while Steady B remains on death row.

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Back when Janice Dickinson, the polarizing plasticized 70’s-80’s supermodel and America’s Next Top Model judge, wrote her autobiography No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World’s First Supermodel in 2002, she allegedly included a story about being raped by Bill Cosby. In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, Dickinson both restates the Cosby rape allegation, but also claims that the legendary comedian and his legal team pressured her publisher HarperCollins to remove the story from the book’s first draft. Instead, a less detailed story, stopping short of rape accusations but still creepy, was included. (Read that version here on Vice)

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Here’s what Janice Dickinson is now telling ET about her encounter in Lake Tahoe in 1982, when she accepted an invitation from Cosby to meet up to discuss a possible acting job…she claims that after dinner, she accepted a glass of red wine, and a pill to help her with cramps. And then…

The next morning I woke up, and I wasn’t wearing my pajamas, and I remember before I passed out that I had been sexually assaulted by this man,” she tells ET. “… Before I woke up in the morning, the last thing I remember was Bill Cosby in a patchwork robe, dropping his robe and getting on top of me. And I remember a lot of pain. The next morning I remember waking up with my pajamas off and there was se–n in between my legs.

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lil durk arrested

Bad news for Lil Durk, who was arrested on weapons violations early Wednesday morning. According to The Chicago Tribune, the 22-year-old rapper was caught in his home with two handguns and ammunition in plain sight (although it’s unclear whether the weapons were loaded), violating his probation stemming from a previous gun charge in August. In his defense, the rapper explained, “I got those pipes (guns) ’cause (expletive) always be tryin’ to take my bands (money).”

However, Durk’s attorney Sam Adam Jr. is confident he can beat the charge. “No gun was ever in the possession of Mr. Banks. At all,” he insists. The rapper is due in court today. UPDATE: Lil’ Durk has been released on bond, which he confirmed in a video on Instagram. Watch below.

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