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  ARCHIVE for 31 July 2013

    Javonte Higgins charged in Kentwood double murder
Javonte HigginsDavid and Vivian BouwmanKENTWOOD, Mich. - The family of a murdered Kentwood couple spoke Thursday morning, thanking police and detectives for bringing charges against Javonte Higgins. Tom Kelly, the son-in-law of David and Vivian Bouwman, spoke at the news conference at the Kentwood Police Department. The Bouwman's were killed in their home in January 2013. Javonte Higgins was arrested a couple of weeks later in a suburb of Chicago on unrelated charges in Wyoming. Higgins was determined to be competent to stand trial in Wyoming earlier this week. Prosecutors and police announced the Kentwood murder charges Wednesday afternoon. Higgins was arraigned on two counts of homicide, one count of home invasion, and one weapons count at 1 p.m. Thursday in Kentwood. - (Black-on-white)
   

    Suspect in Decatur murder arrested in Detroit
Ryan Oneal CaudleJames Travers DECATUR, Ala. - Decatur police detectives interviewed a man arrested in Detroit for the murder of a Decatur man. Decatur police said Tuesday they will bring Ryan Oneal Caudle back to north Alabama to face a murder charge for the June 18 shooting death of James Patrick Travers II. Travers was shot during a robbery at his home on Mitchell Pines Trail in late June. He was found on the edge of Highway 31, where we're told he ran after two men broke into his home and fired one shot from a rifle. Police said they had determined during their investigation that Caudle was a suspect and had left Alabama. U.S. Marshals found him in Detroit. Caudle will be held in the Wayne County Jail in Michigan until he's extradited back to Alabama. - (Black-on-white)
   
  • James Travers found murdered
    Police responded to a break-in call at his home on Highway 31. When they arrived they found Travers body on the property. According to police Travers girlfriend was at the home with him, when two masked men broke in.

   

New trial ordered in murder of man asking for directions
Tevin James BenjaminMichael David Porter JACKSON – (AP) The Mississippi Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for one of several teens convicted in the slaying of a man who was shot after stopping to ask for directions to his grandson’s football game. Linda and Michael David Porter had gotten lost going to their grandson’s football game in Moss Point in 2008. Authorities say he was shot during a robbery attempt at a gas station. Tevin James Benjamin, who was 14 at the time of the shooting, was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison. The high court said in a ruling Thursday that trial judge in Jackson County “erred in denying Benjamin’s motion to suppress his statement to the police, which was given in violation” of his Miranda rights. - (Black-on-white)


    (Black) Oakland Man Arrested In Violent SF Mugging (of White woman) Caught On Tape
Christopher Porter-BaileyvictimSan Francisco police have arrested an Oakland man in connection with the brutal robbery and assault that was caught on tape during gay pride weekend. Police announced in press release Wednesday morning that 23-year old Christopher Porter-Bailey was arrested on July 26 in connection with the assault of a 28-year-old woman on Market Street between Buchanan and Laguna on June 30. The group is described as five men and a woman all in their late teens or early 20s. The same group is suspected of committing multiple robberies and assaults after the Pink Saturday street party in the Castro. - (Black-on-white)

 

 

    (Black) N.J. Police Detective Indicted For Road Rage Murder Of (White) Md. Man
Joseph WalkerJoseph Harvey, JrANNAPOLIS, Md. — A New Jersey police detective is now indicted on first degree murder charges. Police say Joseph Walker gunned down a Maryland man on the side of a highway after a road rage incident spiraled out of control. Detective Joseph Walker was initially charged with second-degree murder but prosecutors have now opted to elevate those charges. Life in prison. That’s the sentence now facing a New Jersey detective. Forty-year-old Joseph Walker was driving with his wife and three children on Route 3 in Anne Arundel County last month. Witnesses say Walker cut off a car driven by 36-year-old Joseph Harvey, Jr. The two drivers began swerving at each other and eventually pulled onto the side of the road. As Harvey approached, police say Walker shot him three times. - (Black-on-white)

    POLICE: Racial slurs hurled during robbery in Okolona Park
Brejon Ford LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested a suspect in connection with a robbery in which a man was beaten while the perpetrators yelled racial epithets. According to an arrest warrant, it happened in Okolona Park on April 12. Police say 18-year-old Brejon L. Ford and three accomplices approached a man and attacked him. According to the arrest warrant, Ford punched the victim in the face. As the victim was walking away, police say one of the suspects hit him with a tree log. Police say Ford and his accomplices then began hitting the victim several times in the head with their fists, all the while calling him names including "honky," "cracker," and "white trash." The suspects then allegedly took two cell phones from the victim, valued at $129.95 and $22. The victim had to be taken to the hospital and was diagnosed with a subdural hematoma, described in the arrest warrant as "a collection of blood outside the brain." - (Black-on-white) - (Hatecrimes)

    Tupelo man charged with kidnapping, rape
Trenton D. JohnsonA Tupelo man was charged Monday with Kidnapping, rape and aggravated domestic violence. Trenton D. Johnson, 30, of Tupelo, is awaiting his initial bond hearing at the Lee County Adult Jail. His hearing is set for 1 p.m. Today. Tupelo Police say the charges stem from an incident at a local motel this weekend.

    Man charged in two Franklin rapes
Tremaine M. PorterFRANKLIN, Va. - A Franklin man charged with the rape of a juvenile last Tuesday evening has now been charged with raping a 48-year-old woman earlier the same day. Officers were called to the 500 block of Washington Street around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 23 for a report of a burglary. There, they learned the suspect had forced entry into a home and sexually assaulted the 48-year-old resident. During the investigation of the burglary and rape, investigators learned of a second sexual assault victim, a 17-year-old female, who said she was led to the back of an apartment complex and raped. Tremaine M. Porter, 26, of Franklin, was arrested last Wednesday and charged with the abduction and rape of the young girl.

    Police release sketches of two (Black) suspects in East Side robberies and sexual assaults
robbers and rapists Milwaukee police are looking for two men they believe could be connected to as many as four robberies on the Upper East Side. In two of those incidents, police say the victims were also sexually assaulted. Police say a 44-year-old woman was attacked Sunday night, July 28th by a man who sexually assaulted her near Prospect and Locust. Police say the suspect got into a van and tried to take the woman with him, but she got away. That woman has provided police with a description of the suspect, and police have released sketches of the two men they believe are responsible. – a black man, 25-35 years old, about 5’8″ tall, and weighing about 150 pounds.

    Police Release New Video, Images Of Suspect In Attempted Rape In Inwood
rape suspectNEW YORK – Police have released a new surveillance video and pictures of a man they say tried to rape a pregnant woman as she walked her dog in upper Manhattan earlier this week. The suspect grabbed the 30-year-old woman from behind and tried to take off her clothes around 7 a.m. Sunday near West 212th Street in Inwood, police said. The victim was able to fight off her attacker as a neighbor emerged from a nearby building. The suspect fled the scene, police said. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 25 to 30 years old, standing about 5-foot-11 and weighing 180 pounds.

 

    NBA player accused of attacking homeless man
Terrence Jones, who plays for the Houston Rockets, was arrested for allegedly attacking a homeless man in Portland, Oregon. Police say that Jones, 21, was witnessed leaving a nightclub around 2 a.m. Wednesday with a large group of men. While watching the group walk away from the Tube on 3rd Ave, a police officer says he saw Jones walk by a doorway where two homeless men were sleeping. The 6'8" tall 250 pound Jones allegedly yelled, "Wake up" and then stomped on the leg of one of the men. Police followed Jones and arrested him about a block away. The 46-year-old victim suffered a minor leg injury. - (Drudge link)

 

 


    Two Kiwi tourists were among four victims of a racially-charged attack in Perth by 'dark-skinned' pack
Two Swedes and two New Zealanders were attacked by a group of eight people in the Cultural Centre near James Street about 1.30am NZT, 9.30pm Perth time. The two New Zealanders, a 31-year-old woman and a 27-year old man, received minor injuries and were treated at the scene. A 35-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman, both from Sweden, were taken to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital for treatment for head and facial injuries. The Swedish couple arrived in Perth yesterday afternoon. The offenders are believed to be six men and two women, described as dark-skinned and ranging in age from about 18 to 45 years and police say used offensive and racially-motivated language towards the victims. One of the male offenders was not wearing a top during the incident. - (Hatecrimes)

    Woman Still Loves Man Who Chased Her Down And Shot Her In Red Bank; Judge Says She "Needs To Get Smarter"
Antwan Lamar JacksonMonica BranhamA woman testified Monday in Red Bank Court that she still loves the man who chased her down and shot her on July 4. Monica Branham asked that charges be dropped against 34-year-old Antwan Lamar Jackson. Instead, Judge Johnny Houston bound charges of two counts of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault to the Grand Jury against Jackson. Bond remains at $250,000 on each charge. He bound 29-year-old Tiajuana Jo Ann "Tia" Dieffenderfer Cook, of 4125 Kirkland Ave., to the Grand Jury on the same charges and bond. She was the driver of the car that chased down a vehicle driven by Ms. Branham. The shooting happened on U.S. 27. Ms. Branham said she and Jackson had been together for three years. Jackson was angry about her being with another man. Jackson got out and fired several shots into her car.
   

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    Man gets life for sexual assault, killing of girlfriend's baby
Henry MylesA man who sexually assaulted then beat his girlfriend's 1-year-old daughter to death was sentenced today to life in prison plus 30 years. Henry Myles, 32, was convicted of first-degree murder and predatory criminal sexual assault in the death of his girlfriend's daughter, Promise Hodges. On Christmas Eve of 2008, police were called to an apartment for an injured child, police said. When officers arrived they found an unresponsive child who was taken to Comer Children's Hospital where she was pronounced dead. While watching over the baby, Myles became enraged when the girl wet herself and vomited. He severely beat the child then sexually assaulted her. Promise suffered a lacerated liver, hemorrhaging to her organs, swelling to her brain and trauma to her vagina and anus as a result of the attack, prosecutors said.

    Mother, boyfriend charged with murder in infant's 2011 death
Whitney Phillips and James McElroyLOUISVILLE, KY - A woman and her boyfriend were charged with murder Tuesday in the 2011 death of the woman's six-month old daughter. Louisville Metro Police said they considered Whitney Phillips and James McElroy persons of interest in the case shortly after the pair brought Ariah Phillips to Kosair Children's Hospital in February 2011 with head injuries. At the time, Phillips and McElroy, who has also used the names James Jones, were charged only with drug-related crimes. The baby died a short time after arriving at the hospital.

    Mother convicted of manslaughter in son’s death
Heaven N LenoirA Dayton mother charged with abusing her 4-year-old son last year has been found guilty of causing his death. Heaven N. Lenoir, 26, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and endangering children on Monday. Alonza Lenoir died on June 29, 2012. His mother initially called police to say that the child had fallen down the stairs of the family’s Five Oaks Avenue home. Police and medics immediately said the child’s injuries did not match the statements made to 911 dispatchers. After further investigation Lenoir and her boyfriend 29-year-old Matthew Henderson were indicted on multiple felony counts.The child “was bruised head to toe,” which indicated “long-term physical abuse.”

    Couple 'killed daughter, 1, strapped her in car seat for 15 hours with blanket stuffed in her mouth to keep her from crying'
Antonio Gwynn, left, and Heather GwynnThe parents of a 17-month-old girl have been arrested after she was allegedly strapped in a car seat for 15 hours without food or water and suffocated to death after a blanket was stuffed into her mouth. Toni Maurie Gwynn was found unresponsive at her parents' home in Eden, North Carolina on July 11 after her father, Antonio Gwynn, 22, allegedly forced the blanket into the child's mouth to stop her from crying. Her father, Antonio Gwynn, 22, has been charged with felony child abuse and second-degree murder and her mother, Heather Gwynn, 22, has been charged with felony child abuse.

    Monroe man charged with murder in ETX baby's death
Jayson Jones, aka Lisso Jones IIIA Monroe man attending college in East Texas is facing capital murder charges in the death of his 7-month-old boy last summer. Marshall Police say they got a call on July 14, 2012 from Good Shepherd Medical Center Emergency Staff Personnel in reference to a 7-month-old baby being brought into the ER unresponsive. The baby was pronounced dead. Judge Meisenheimer ordered an autopsy to be conducted to determine the cause of death. In an investigation that took just under a year to complete, the child's death is being ruled as a homicide. The exact cause of death has not been released. A Harrison County Grand Jury delivered a sealed indictment for the charge of capital murder on the child's father, 30-year-old Jayson Jones, aka Lisso Jones III.

    Man pleads not guilty in horrific child abuse case
Ernest Ingram and Denise Snow-IngramPHOENIX - A 38-year-old man charged with his wife with child abuse in the death of their severely malnourished 15-month-old daughter has pleaded not guilty. Ernest Ingram entered the plea Monday in Maricopa County Superior Court. Phoenix police responded to the couple's home on July 10 after receiving a call from the mother, Denise Snow-Ingram, that the child wasn't breathing. The infant later died at a hospital. According to police, the parents said the child hadn't seen a doctor since birth due to their religious beliefs. Police said the girl weighed less than 9 pounds and suffered from "profound malnutrition," along with numerous bone fractures.

    Indianapolis police investigating death of 18-month-old
Wayne Bradshaw Indianapolis Metropolitan homicide detectives are investigating the death of a infant that happened Friday afternoon on the east side of the city. Police were called to 2310 Rural Street around noon on Friday for the report of a child not breathing. The 18-month-old girl was transported to Methodist Hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later. Twenty-five-year-old Wayne Bradshaw was in the home at the time and told police that his daughter had fallen and was not breathing. He is being held at the Marion County Jail on a charge of battery.

   

Burnsville: Death of 4-year-old boy called homicide
William Alphonso WarrThe June 11 death of a 4-year-old Burnsville boy was a homicide, the Hennepin County medical examiner's office reported Thursday. Keyontay Miller-Peterson died of "complications of blunt-force injuries of the abdomen," according to the medical examiner's office. William Alphonso Warr, the boyfriend of the boy's mother, is the suspect in the case, according to Dakota County officials. Burnsville police were called to the 30 block of Horizon Heights Road in Burnsville about 5 p.m. June 11 on a report of a 4-year-old with a medical problem, according to police. Paramedics arrived to find the boy dead and Warr, 24, of Hopkins trying to leave the scene, according to police.


    Richmond woman gets 5 years in baby starvation case
A Richmond judge sentenced Ashley C. Williams on Monday to five years in prison for the neglect and murder of her 2-year-old son, a punishment two years shy of what the jury had recommended. Judge Alfred D. Swersky of Richmond Circuit Court sentenced Williams to five years on a charge of felony murder and two years suspended on a charge of felony child neglect. She also received a six-month sentence for a probation violation. The jury had found Williams, 28, guilty of child neglect and felony murder in the death of her son, D’Sean Williams, who weighed only 14 pounds when he perished May 30, 2009, of starvation and dehydration.

 

    Camden Man Arrested For Criminal Sexual Conduct With Child
Timothy Odell HollomanLugoff, SC -- Kershaw County Deputies placed a man under arrest for criminal sexual conduct with a minor after he turned himself in. According to Deputies, 29 year old Timothy Odell Holloman of Camden turned himself in on Sunday, after discovering there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest, charging him with criminal sexual conduct with a minor under 14 years of age. On Thursday July 25th a Camden resident reported a 14 year old girl had been sexually molested by Holloman. Investigators met with the victim and Kershaw Health Hospital where forensic evidence was collected, and the victim and her mother provided a detailed statement regarding the incident. The investigator reports that Holloman had allegedly been having sexual relations with the girl for about a year.

    Three Charged with Forcing Child into Prostitution
(Memphis) Three people are in jail for allegedly pimping out a 14-year-old girl. Memphis Police and the FBI busted the group while investigating an internet escort site. Police had suspicions when they when they spotted her on Backpage.com, a website for escort services. Police and the FBI were on the site targeting minors being advertised for prostitution. According to the arrest affidavit police set up a meeting early this morning at a hotel in the 1100 block of Union Avenue and surprised Rodney Armstrong ,22, Trenton Mitchell,23 and Charlisa Wright, 18.

    Black man propositions male officer in park for homo sex; arrested for public indecency
Eric FordDAYTON — A police officer patrolling Triangle Park in an unmarked car Monday evening said a man propositioned him for sex and exposed himself while sitting in a vehicle. Eric Ford, 47, was arrested on three counts of public indecency and booked into the Montgomery County Jail. According to a police report, the officer noticed Ford following and staring at him. Ford then initiated a conversation while sitting in his vehicle and invited the officer back to his house. During the conversation Ford was allegedly exposing and touching himself. There were several children and other individuals in the park while this was happening, according to the police report.

    Bay Area Couple Accused Of Stealing Luggage Following Asiana Crash
Raychas Thomas and Sean Sharif Crudup San Mateo County prosecutors have charged a United Airlines employee and his wife with grand theft and burglary, accusing them of stealing the luggage of passengers who were supposed to fly into San Francisco International Airport, but were diverted following the Asiana Airlines crash. Numerous flights were diverted following the crash on July 6, but some of the bags from those diverted flights still made it to SFO. San Mateo County Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti said 44-year-old Sean Sharif Crudup of Richmond, a United customer service representative, stole the bags of at least one passenger. “The surveillance tape showed Mr. Crudup stealing the bags and then handing them off to his co-defendant, Ms. Raychas Thomas, who is his wife, and another woman,” she said. More property from the victims was found at the couple’s home. - (Drudge link)

 

 

   

 

 


    Gratitude and grief: Life after a brutal assault (by a black 'youth' with a baseball bat on an unarmed White man)
Tommy BranchThomas "TC" Maslin It was three days after their third wedding anniversary, and Thomas "TC" Maslin was walking home alone from an evening with friends. They had attended a Washington Nationals game and gathered afterward for drinks at Tune Inn, a Capitol Hill bar. As he crossed a park near the Eastern Market building just after midnight, three men approached him and demanded money. He handed over his iPhone and bank card, but as he did so, one of the men came up from behind with an aluminum bat. Tommy Branch, 23, of Fort Washington, Maryland, called the bat his "Barry Bonds," according to detectives. With a two-fisted grip, Branch wound up and swung so hard that TC's skull shattered, an optic nerve was severed and he was left with a dent across the left side of his head. He was found eight hours later on a front porch a few blocks from home, unconscious and bleeding internally where pieces of his skull had sliced into his brain. TC remained in a coma for several days. He underwent six surgeries. He was left blind in his left eye and lost some use of his right arm and leg; both are noticeably thinner than the left. He faces at least two more surgeries, including one to rebuild part of his collapsed skull. - (Black-on-white)
   

    Fairmont Terrace quadruple murder suspects Cedric Poore, James Poore hearing continued to September
Cedric and James PoorevictimsTULSA - Only two days into court proceedings, the case against a pair of Tulsa brothers accused of murdering four women inside a 61st and Peoria apartment has been pushed to September. Preliminary hearings wrapped up Tuesday and won't resume until Sept. 9. A motion hearing is also slated for August. Cedric and James Poore, who have pleaded not guilty to murder and robbery charges, are suspected of shooting Misty Nunley, Julie Jackson, Rebeika Powell and Kayetie Melchor inside a Fairmont Terrace apartment Jan. 7. All four were discovered bound with gunshot wounds to the head. - (Black-on-white)
   
  • 4 slain Tulsa women had gunshot wounds to head
    James Poore, told detectives he knew Rebeika Powell and sold and dealt drugs with her. He and his brother Cedric Poore are accused of going to the apartment to steal her meth and killing the four women inside the apartment.

    Teen Sentenced To Life In Double-Murder Over Fake Money
Semaj Moran (L) and Arnold Howard. A Pontiac teenager has been ordered to spend the rest of his life in prison for killing two women over a bogus $10 bill. Semaj Moran, 17, was sentenced Thursday in Oakland County Circuit Court along with his adult accomplice, 23-year-old Arnold Howard, who was given a 39-to-90-year sentence. The sentencing comes months after Moran was found guilty of first-degree murder and Howard was found guilty of second-degree murder. Loretta Fournier, 52, and Luann Robinson, 58, were shot to death in February 2012 in the two-apartment home they shared on Pingree, northwest of downtown Pontiac.
   

    Suspect arrested on Mooretown triple slaying
Tommy WilsonA local man is in custody this afternoon in connection with a triple murder in west Shreveport last week. Shreveport police say detectives with the Shreveport Police Department's Violent Crimes Unit arrested 57-year-old Tommy Wilson, of the 1000 block of Lafourche Circle, in connection with the July 18, 2013 stabbings that claimed the lives of 78-year-old Irene Ellison, her daughter, 41-year-old Carisa Ellison and 58-year-old Bryan Wilson. The bodies were discovered last Thursday after Shreveport Police received a frantic 911 call just before 10:00 p.m. from a family member who had come home and found all three victims deceased in the residence

    Texas pastor accused of shooting dead his nephew in church on Sunday morning
A pastor has been charged with murder after he allegedly shot to death his nephew in his Texas church. According to local news outlets, Reverend Luther Jones of the Belgrade Baptist Church in Bon Wier was in custody for questioning after the shooting, which took place at around 11 a.m. on Sunday and he was charged with 34-year-old Curtis Paul Jones' murder last night.

    Woman Robbed While Walking With Her Mother In Stockton
Lamar Smith, Rickshawn-Williams and Lamar Smith Jr. (left-right)Stockton police arrested three men who allegedly robbed a female pedestrian over the weekend. One of the men suddenly ran up to the women and demanded money from the younger woman. He hit her, took her purse and ran off. The women contacted police who searched the area and found three men who fit the description of the suspects. Lamar Smith, Rickshawn-Williams and Lamar Smith Jr. (left-right) were all arrested for robbery and conspiracy.

    Suspect In Sex Assault On 71-Year-Old In Court Monday
Jacob Lashun LewisThe man accused in a vicious assault on a 71-year-old woman will face a judge Monday. Police say Jacob Lashun Lewis, 33, turned himself in last week, five months after the crime took place. On February 7, a man broke into the victim's home while she was watching TV late at night. The victim told police that she noticed someone peeking into her bedroom, so she grabbed her handgun and left the room. Once in the hall, the victim said the attack happened too quickly for her to protect herself. The man allegedly burst into the house, threw her to the ground and knocked the gun out of her hand before she could fire it. After sexually assaulting her, police say the suspect threatened the woman with her own gun and forced her to hand over her wallet.

 

    Tulsa man arrested for cruelty to animals after neighbor witnesses him beat dog to death with a log
James Fredrick Woodson IIIJames Fredrick Woodson III, 47 was arrested on felony complaints of cruelty to animals. A neighbor informed police that Woodson had beat her small dog to death in the street while she was at work. Police said the deceased dog had “extreme head trauma and blood all around the head.” A witness saw Woodson throw a log at the dog that was in the street. The dog was stumbling to get up and walk when Woodson walked over to the dog and beat it with the log twice until it was dead, according to the witness.

    Man charged for stabbing, setting dog on fire
Jacob DavisA man has been charged for setting a dog on fire earlier this month. Officials said the dog was found on July 13 at the intersection of Ella Crossing and Burnell Oaks in north Harris County. Authorities said a necropsy performed at the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory found the dog had been stabbed multiple times before it was set on fire. Jacob Davis, 27, was arrested Tuesday and is charged with felony animal cruelty.

 

 

 

   

 

   

UK: Victim in rape film court hell
Mohammed AzimA RAPE victim giving evidence in court against her attacker was forced to watch CCTV film of her 25-minute ordeal. Mohammed Azim hit the woman over the head with a bottle, dragged her into a factory by her hair and raped her. The attack was captured on the firm’s security cameras in Oldbury, West Mids. But because Azim, 31, denied rape the footage was shown to the victim at Wolverhampton Crown Court so she could be cross-examined. Azim was found guilty and jailed for 16 years. - (UK)


 

 


    Adam Peavey : 5 shot; 3 dead after shooting rampage in SLC
Adam PeaveyShane StreeterKeith Lewis RobertsRoy PeaveyJustin RiveraST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. - A St. Lucie County man who shot and killed one person, and wounded two others before committing suicide, also shot and killed his own father. 22-year-old Adam Peavey had a rap sheet, but nothing that would indicate he was about to go on a deadly shooting spree Sunday. Sheriff Mascara says detectives believe that Adam Peavey shot his father Roy Peavey Sunday morning in their home on Avenue N. He then drove to Boston Avenue where he shot 59 year-old Keith Roberts, who was paralyzed from the neck down (died Friday). Half an hour later, two men walking to the corner store are shot. Investigators say Adam Peavey called over 27-year-old Shane Streeter and 22 year-old Justin Rivera to his truck, then opened fire. Rivera is in critical condition, Streeter was killed. - (Black-on-white)
   

 
  • Police: Assault, Robbery by Three Black Males Investigated as Hate Bias
    Metropolitan police are investigating Saturday morning assault and robbery as a hate bias incident. Police said a man, 28, from Bethesda, Md., was attacked in the 1700 block of Euclid Street, Northwest, in Adams Morgan. The victim said he was approached by three black males who kicked and punched him to the ground. According the victim, one of the attackers yelled, “This is for Trayvon,” during the assault. The victim suffered lacerations to the face from the attack. Police said the suspects took the man’s wallet and iPhone. The police report lists the incident as robbery force violence, hate bias incident. - (Hatecrimes) - (Black-on-white)

    COLD CASE UPDATE: Tisen Washington arrested for 2008 murder of taxi cab driver Jack LaGrand
Jack LaGrandTisen WashingtonClearwater, Florida -- It's been nearly five years, but police now say they have the man who killed a taxi cab driver behind bars. On September 17, 2008, 51-year-old Jack LaGrand was found shot to death behind the Cabaret Center strip mall on U.S. 19 near Enterprise Road in Clearwater. On Friday, Clearwater Police identified 24-year-old Tisen Washington as the suspected killer. Investigators say LaGrand picked up Washington from a Dunedin bar on the night he was killed. Washington, who is currently being held in Pasco County Jail on unrelated charges, is now charged with first degree murder. Video of the suspect at Fat Daddy's Bar in Dunedin was released last year. A witness came forward about two months ago, identifying the Washington. - (Black-on-white)

    Prosecutors: Teen Threw Bleach on Cabbie's Face to Avoid $175 Fare
Oliver DickensAn 18-year-old man allegedly threw bleach at at taxi cab driver to avoid paying a $175 ride to Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood this week, officials said. Oliver Dickens, of Carpentersville, was arrested Friday and charged with aggravated battery of a taxi driver, theft of labor and criminal damage to property, according to police. Prosecutors alleged Dickens hired the cab driver Thursday from an Elgin cab company to drive him to the South Shore neighborhood. Dickens became upset when he learned his fare was $175 and, instead of paying the tab, threw bleach in the cabbie’s face, stole his tablet and ran, prosecutors said.

    Plano woman dies after assault; immigrant husband in custody
Amon DzwarioA Plano wife and mother who was attacked in her home is dead, and police say they know who sent her to the hospital. Amon Dzwairo was arrested on Friday. He is in custody for aggravated assault. But that was before his wife died on Saturday morning. Charges could be upgraded, but police are going to wait to make that decision. Investigators spent all of Friday and some of Saturday searching through the victim's 2,700 square foot home in the 700 block of Player Drive, near The Courses at Watters Creek. On Friday, Plano police arrested her husband, Amon Dzwairo, and charged him with aggravated assault coupled with an immigration detainer.

    Longwood man charged with animal cruelty
James Miles ButlerRedA 27-year-old Longwood man was in the Brunswick County jail on Friday, charged with animal cruelty. James Miles Butler of Pine Needle Road contacted Brunswick County Animal Protective Services and said his dog's head was swollen, according to a news release from the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office. When an animal services officer arrived, he found a dog with a nylon leash embedded in his neck. "The lead appeared to have been around the dog's neck for a lengthy amount of time," the release said. When the officer cut the dog free, he discovered wounds. The dog, a lab and pit mix, is being cared for by a veterinarian, who nicknamed the dog "Red."

   

 
  • 4 in 5 in US face near-poverty, no work - (Drudge link)
    Hardship is particularly on the rise among whites, based on several measures. Pessimism among that racial group about their families' economic futures has climbed to the highest point since at least 1987. In the most recent AP-GfK poll, 63 percent of whites called the economy "poor." ...Economic insecurity among whites also is more pervasive than is shown in government data.... minorities have more optimism about the future after Obama's election, while struggling whites do not. "There is the real possibility that white alienation will increase...More than 19 million whites fall below the poverty line of $23,021 for a family of four, accounting for more than 41 percent of the nation's destitute, nearly double the number of poor blacks.


    John Paulsen, Kansas Native, Musician, Hotel Director, Killed: "Wrong Place, Wrong Time"
John PaulsenJohn Paulsen, a 48-year-old Kansas native who moved to St. Louis ten years ago and worked as a director at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel, was shot and killed over the weekend inside his convertible. And his grieving family and friends back home in Goodland, Kansas, believe Paulsen was the victim of a "random, senseless act of violence". "The whole world was at his feet, and why this happened to him, I don't know," James Paulsen, said his 72-year-old father "It's tough. It really is." Metro police officials say that Paulsen was parked on the 4200 block of Neosho Street in the Bevo neighborhood of south St. Louis at around 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning when he was fatally shot. Police say he might have been closing the convertible top of his car when an unknown gunman fired at him. The suspect is a "black male, 6' - 6'2" tall, slender build with shoulder-length dreadlocks," cops say. He remains at large, and the investigation is ongoing. - (Black-on-white)
   

    (Black) Man Attacks, Robs 81-year-old (White) Woman: Police
suspect81-year-old victimPolice are on the hunt for a man who they say robbed an elderly Philadelphia woman. The 81-year-old woman, who did not want to be identified, says she went into a store on the 1100 block of South Broad Street around 1 p.m. back on June 17 to buy a lottery ticket. As she started to leave the store, a man walked behind her and opened the door for her. Police say the unidentified man had been stalking her the entire time. When the woman reached the 1300 block of South Juniper Street he allegedly put her in a choke-hold, threw her up against a wall, snatched her wallet and then fled on foot west on Wharton Street, according to investigators. - (Black-on-white)

    69-Year-Old Woman Robbed, Beaten In Crown Heights Building by Black Male
muggerThe woman was in elevator when the suspect walked in and pushed the button for the second floor. When the doors opened, the suspect pushed the woman to the ground and began kicking and punching her, police said. The man then stole the woman’s rings, chains and pendants, before running off. Police described the assailant as a black male standing 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 185 pounds, wearing blue jeans and a gray sweat shirt.

    Tampa Police arrest (Black) man who stole 75-year-old's groceries
Gimond FosterTAMPA, Florida -- Tampa police say they've arrested a man who allegedly stole a 75-year-old woman's groceries and wallet outside of a gas station earlier this week. Barbara Felder had reportedly finished shopping at the Marathon Gas Station on N. 40th Street when 38-year-old Gimond Foster approached and offered to help carry her bags. When Felder refused, police say Foster tried to grab the bags, then threatened Felder with a knife. Foster allegedly stole a bag of groceries and Felder's wallet, which included cash and a credit card.

    Mob Of (Black) Teens Brutally Attack Man In Heart Of Little Italy
Pack of feral blacksBALTIMORE — A man is brutally attacked by a group of teens in Little Italy. Police say four of the attackers are in custody. Three of them are juveniles. The victim was walking home from work when he was attacked near Bank and Exeter Streets. Police say the brutality of the crime is why three juveniles arrested are being charged as adults. A brutal attack in the heart of Little Italy. Police say a man walking home from work at an area restaurant is attacked and severely beaten near Bank and Exeter Streets by a mob of at least ten teens.

    Gurnee man with African name charged in sexual assault of two girls under age of 13
Nyasha C. MbawaA Gurnee man has been charged with sexually assaulting two girls who were both under the age of 13, officials said. Nyasha C. Mbawa, 19, was initially charged with three counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, according to a media release issued by the Lake County Sheriff's Office. The mother of one of the girls reported that her daughter had been a victim on July 11 and told police her daughter mentioned that Mbawa had sexual contact with her. Mbawa admitted to detectives that he had sexual contact with that girl and another girl also under the age of 13, the release said.

 
  • Woman sexually assaulted in (historically black) Howard University classroom by black male
    WASHINGTON - D.C. police are searching for a suspect after a sexual assault at Howard University. Officials say a young woman was grabbed from behind as she walked near the School of Business. A man then dragged her inside the building and raped her in a classroom. It happened around 8 a.m. Monday. A spokesperson for Howard University would only say the victim was there for a non-university sponsored program. The attack comes as the Howard University community is still mourning the loss of a 22-year-old student shot and killed just steps from the university entrance earlier this month. Police say the sexual assault does not appear to be related to the July 4th murder of Omar Sykes. Police say the suspect is described as a black male, with a dark complexion, 6'0" in height, slim to medium build, 18-20 years old and last seen wearing a white T-shirt and black and white shorts (possibly swim shorts).
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    21-year-old Homer Washington charged in death of Shorewood man in homosexual lover's spat
Homer WashingtonClarence CharlesHomer Washington of Milwaukee has been charged in the murder of 57-year-old Clarence Charles. The discovery of Charles’ body inside a Shorewood apartment marked Shorewood’s first homicide in 20 years. Washington told officials Charles had accused him of “fooling around” with another man. According to the complaint, the two argued for several minutes, before Charles wanted to have sex with Washington, and the two went into the bedroom. The complaint says Washington had trouble performing in the bedroom — and the two put in a pornographic movie, at which time Washington continued to struggle. Washington told officials Charles was getting angry with him, according to the complaint. The complaint says at this point, Charles went into the kitchen and let Washington know his pizza was ready. Charles came back into the bedroom with a knife...
   

 

 
  • Catholic Priest Expelled After Being Accused of Molesting Boys
    A Catholic priest who was expelled following claims that he sexually abused boys in New Jersey is living in Wisconsin. The Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic notified parishioners that 49-year-old Glenn Davidowich received and accepted notice removing him “from the clerical state” effective April 2. The cleric in 2002 was identified as the founder of a company that produced and sold videos of teenage boys wrestling in bikini-style bottoms.

 

 


    DA seeking death penalty against Dexter Lewis in horrific Fero's Bar and Grill killings
Dexter B. Lewis Lynell Hill, 25, and Joseph HillYoung Suk FeroDaria PohlTereasa BeesleyRoss RichterKellene Fallon





Denver prosecutors announced Thursday they will seek the death penalty against 23-year-old Dexter B. Lewis (left) in the horrific murders of five people who were stabbed to death at Fero's Bar and Grill last fall. "I've been in the Denver DA's Office for 30 years and I've never seen a case where there were five people that were killed at the hand of one individual," said Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey. "We have a man and four women that were allegedly laid down on the floor of a bar and butchered. Based on that, I think it's appropriate for us to seek the death penalty." Prosecutors told a judge of their decision during a Thursday afternoon status hearing on the case in Denver District Court. Lewis is charged with five counts of first-degree murder after deliberation, five counts of first-degree murder, five counts of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and one count of arson. Two accomplices, brothers Lynell Hill, 25, and Joseph Hill, 27, pleaded guilty on Tuesday. As part of the plea deal, the brothers agreed to testify against Lewis at trial. - (Black-on-white)
   

    Tulsa man charged with rape and first-degree murder in deadly Calumet house fire
Amy Gibbins, 22, and her son, BryorDerek Don PoseyDerek Don Posey, 30, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in Canadian County in the deaths of Amy Gibbins, 22, and her son, Bryor, whom firefighters found dead June 16 in a burned home. Prosecutors allege Posey forcibly raped Gibbins and struck her on the head. They allege that after killing her, Posey set her house on fire. Bryor was in the house and died in the blaze, according to court documents. Posey also was charged with one count of felony debit card theft in the alleged theft of Gibbins' debit card. - (Black-on-white) - (Burned Alive!)

    Suspect 'basically executed' Metro PCS clerk Shelby Farah
Shelby FarahJames Xavier RhodesJACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police have arrested a suspect in the death of Shelby Farah. He has been identified as 21-year-old James Xavier Rhodes. Farah was gunned down Saturday at a Metro PCS store at 21st and Main Street where she worked. Police say Rhodes walked into the store and pointed a gun at a witness before approaching Farah. Farah gave him money. Before walking out, police say Rhodes shot Farah three times. "He basically executed her," said Lt. Rob Schoonover with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Police say Rhodes is the same man seen wearing a bandana in a surveillance image circulated by police earlier this week. Police say Rhodes' family members approached investigators about his potential involvement. Authorities picked him up at a bus stop on Atlantic Boulevard, just west of the Regency Square Mall. JSO said he denied any involvement initially, but then confessed early Wednesday morning. Rhodes is facing charges of murder, armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. - (Black-on-white)

    Convicted little-girl rapist from West Memphis arrested in Michigan
Stanley James Carter WEST MEMPHIS, AR - – According to the West Memphis Police Department, Stanley James Carter was taken into custody Thursday night in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Carter was on trial in West Memphis for three counts of rape. When he did not show up for court Wednesday, the trial continued. After a brief deliberation, the jury found Carter guilty on all three counts. Carter faces life in prison for raping his live-in girlfriend's three little girls last May.

    Drunk shoplifter attacks, gropes police officer
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - A 45-year-old man is behind bars accused of punching and inappropriately touching a North Charleston police officer after he allegedly stole items from a store. The North Charleston Police Department charged Christopher T. Sanders with assault on police, public intoxication and shoplifting. Authorities say when the officer put her hands on the suspect, Sanders punched the officer in the face after he dropped the stolen case of beer. At one point, police say the officer pushed Sanders against a wall in order to gain control of him. Investigators say during this time, Sanders inappropriately touched the officer and said,"Ooh girl you know you like that."

 
  • 'Flash mob' robbery at DC convenience store
    one of the suspects assaulted the store clerk with a piece of lumber. The individuals were captured on video. Additionally, the clerk offered this description of the man who assaulted him: Black man, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 180 pounds with a medium complexion.

 

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