Monday, November 30, 2015

INDIA KAGER WAS AN AMERICAN AND HAD CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS BY ATTORNEYMOM

Updated 2/21/2016:  I want to correct some information that has been subsequently clarified by India Kager's Mom, Gina Best.  India Kager and Angelo Perry were not in a relationship. Perry was married at the time of his death and was living in Georgia with his wife. 

Perry and Kager had a one night stand which produced a child.  Throughout Kager's pregnancy, Perry denied paternity. 

Approximately a week before his murder by Virginia Beach Police, Perry came to see his 4-month old son for the first time.

Perry wanted to family and friends to meet his infant son so Kager drove Perry to Virginia Beach.

Another clarification, India Kager was a United States Postal worker.  She did not work in law enforcement.



INDIA KAGER MURDERED BY VIRGINIA BEACH OFFICERS AND STILL NO JUSTICE

*** For more information and updates about India Kager's murder, please follow her Mom on Twitter @GinaBest or on Facebook at Gina Best.




***Article information taken from Fox5DC.com***

According to the Virginia Beach Police Department, on September 5, 2015, four officers were surveilling 35-year-old Angelo Perry, who was allegedly the suspect in a murder investigation. Police believed he was about to commit a crime when they approached his car.
      Sidebar:  So Angelo was about to commit a crime with his 27-year old India Kager (pictured above), the mother of his infant son, and their 4-month old son in the car?  Blank stare.  I digressed.
Police say Perry shot at officers first, and the four officers returned fire by shooting over 30 rounds into the car filled with occupants.  Although Kager was not the intended target, she was shot multiple times while in the [driver's] seat of [her] car. Perry and Kager were killed, but their infant son was unharmed.

The four Virginia Beach police officers involved in the shooting were placed on administrative leave while the investigation continues, which is routine. 

     Sidebar:  These murders took place in September.  Have the officers' names been released to the public?  

“There’s no excuse for police firing a volley of 30 rounds of indiscriminate gunfire, and my sister was hit multiple times,” said Brandon Bailey, the victim’s brother.

This case is similar to a police shooting that took place in Louisiana on November 3, 2015,  where two black Marshals Derrick Stafford, 32, and Norris Greenhouse Jr., 23, while investigating a domestic violence complaint, shot into a car killing a white 6-year old boy named Jeremy Mardis and wounding his father.

However, within a week of the shooting, Stafford and Greenhouse were arrested and charged with second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder.  They are currently being held on $1 million dollars bond each pending a full investigation by Louisiana State Police.

Michael Edmonson, superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, stated that body camera video helped the two marshals arrest. "I can tell you, as a father, it was one of the most disturbing things I've witnessed," Edmonson said of the footage.

Sidebar: I guess unjustified shootings of civilians, even if captured on cell phones, body cameras or dash cams, are only disturbing and worthy of prosecution if the cops are black and the victims are white.






Friday, November 27, 2015

JAMES WRIGHT CHANEL MEETS PATTI LABELLE


Sidebar:  All the young people on Twitter and Instagram want to know is if Ms. Patti LaBelle cut James Wright Channel a check?  

As you know by now, Singing James's YouTube video of his review of Patti LaBelle's Sweet Potato, which is only being distributed through Walmart, went viral which lead to the pies being sold out throughout North America in two weeks.

Well, Ms. Patti invited Singing James to her home for Thanksgiving dinner, and their meeting went a little something like this:





Wednesday, November 25, 2015

LAQUAN MCDONALD MURDERED BY CHICAGO COP JASON VAN DYKE


America has another teenager killed by a cop to add to it's growing and disturbing body count.

This time the teen is 16-year old Laquan McDonald of Chicago and the cop is 37-year old Jason Van Dyke.

And yes, the cold-blooded murder was caught on a “graphic,” “violent” and “chilling" dash-cam video, which was released last night (400 days after the teen's murder).

On abc7chicago.comCook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez described the execution-style murder of LaQuan by former police officer as shown by the video:

"October 20, 2014, Chicago police were responding to reports of car break-ins near 40th and Karlov when they came across McDonald. Officers said the teen, [later identified as Laquan McDonald,] who was a ward of the state, was acting erratically and had a knife he refused to drop.
At 9:57:36, McDonald has crossed over the white lane divider away from the officers, and Officer Van Dyke has taken at least one step towards McDonald with his weapon drawn.  The officer then opened fire on Laquan, whose arm jerks, his body spins around and he falls to the ground. While Laquan is falling to the ground the defendant takes at least one more step towards him, at which point the angle of the dash camera changes and we can no longer see the officer in the frame of the video. Two seconds later, Laquan McDonald is lying on the street on his right side, and the video captures what appears to be two puffs of smoke coming from the ground near his body. These puffs of smoke were later identified as clouds of debris caused by the fired bullets. At 9:57:51, McDonald is still lying on the street and the last visible shot is fired."
Alvarez said at this point, there is a pause as Van Dyke prepares to reload his gun. His partner tells him to hold fire and then walks over to McDonald and kicks away the teenager's knife.
Van Dyke acted "without legal justification and with the intent to kill or do great bodily harm, Jason D. Van Dyke personally discharged a firearm that proximately cause the death of LaQuan McDonald," according to court documents filed Tuesday. (SOURCE)
An autopsy revealed that McDonald was shot multiple times in the chest, the back of his arms and right leg. McDonald's family received a $5 million settlement from the City of Chicago in April 2015.

Van Dyke has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Laquan.
At bond hearing on yesterday, prosecutors said 
Van Dyke opened fire six seconds after exiting his squad car as McDonald was walking away from him at 41st Street and Pulaski Road.
Van Dyke then fired 16 rounds at McDonald in about 14 seconds and was reloading when another officer told him to hold his fire.
Judge Donald Panarese Jr. ordered Van Dyke held without bail until he can review the video.  “I believe it's pertinent for a bond hearing,” Judege Panarese said of the video. “I'm sorry, but I'm holding you no bail until Monday.”
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Sunday, November 8, 2015

REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA AIRS TONIGHT AT 8/7C PM


Season 8 of Bravo's most successful housewives franchise, the Real Housewives of Atlanta, airs tonight at 8/7c pm, with a few newbies, former housewives and friends of housewives.

From Bravotv.com:
There's one moment that all Housewives fans eagerly await at the beginning of a new season. It sets the tone for what's to come and gives us an insight into how our favorite ladies are doing. That moment is the tagline reveal, and we're bringing you the latest sassy sayings from the The Real Housewives of Atlanta right now before the big premiere this Sunday at 8/7c! Behold the newest additions to the #RHOA lexicon:
Cynthia Bailey: "Seasons may change, but Cynthia Bailey never goes out of style."
 
Kandi Burruss: "I'm a hitmaker, and this year I will reveal the best one."
 
Kenya Moore: "Don't come for me, unless I twirl for you."


Kim Fields: "Faith, family and career -- those are the facts of my life."

Phaedra Parks: "Only God can judge me, and he seems quite impressed."

Porsha Williams: "I'm about to give you life, so stay out of my way!"
  

It has also been confirmed that NeNe Leakes will be making several appearances this season to the disappointment of many.

Also, former housewife Sheree Whitfield will be returning to the show but without a peach.  Sidebar, I am glad Sheree is returning.  I actually missed her on the show.

And of course, the very intriguing and fashionable Marlo Hampton will be returning to her friend of a housewife status after her much public break up with her bestie Mrs. NeNe Leakes in Season 6, I think.

It will be interesting to see what former child actress icon Kim Fields will bring to the world of reality television.

As you know, I will be live tweeting each episode.  So let the ratchetness and shade begin!!!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

BEN FIELDS AND THE FAILURE OF SCHOOL POLICING TO PROTECT STUDENTS

For to whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more [or demanded]. ~ Luke 12:48



Character Corner Radio in partnership with Pink Cotton Entertainment presents: "BEN FIELDS AND THE FAILURE OF SCHOOL POLICING TO PROTECT STUDENTS"

Call-in Number: (646) 716-5827, then press 1#
Date: Sunday, November 1, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM (EST)
Place:  blogtalkradio.com/charactercorner

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This broadcast will discuss the brutal assault of a female Spring Valley High School student by former school resource sheriff officer Ben Fields. We will also discuss the numerous failures of the Richland County School system and the Spring Valley High School administration to protect students from unconstitutional and criminal school policing by school resource officers.