It’s eerie to think that another Brooklyn, New York rapper has been gunned down in Los Angeles, California. Does it matter that Pop Smoke resided in a posh Airbnb in the Hollywood Hills, a step up from being shot to death in a green GMC like the Notorious B.I.G.? Pop Smoke served as a pulse in the body of the Republic of Brooklyn. He represented the hip hop scene that boasts the greatest rapper of all time, Brooklynite Mr. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter. This pulse subsided and eventually faded away.
Why do people join gangs? Is it the allure of letting out aggression? Is the elements of fraternity and sorority that gangs offer? If that’s the case, joining the United States Marine Corps or colloquially, the Green Gun Club would be a much more honorable action. In a sweeping corral of defendants including Yonette “Star Brim” Respass Tyshawn “Breeze” Atkins, Marvin “Mukk” Pippins, and India “Gorgeous Gangsta” Lane, law enforcement officials have put these alleged murderers and fraudsters on ice.
The monsters who attacked Esvin Cruz in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York deserve to be sentenced to the fullest letter of the law. For their vicious actions, the police ought to arrest these miscreants and they should be processed in a court of law the supreme sentence, whatever that may be. Cruz is a smart working, honest man who was only fulfilling his duties as a pizza delivery man. Instead of going on a routine run, his life changed for the worst when horrible “people” assaulted him and absconded with his belongings.
Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey is dismissing tens of thousands of convictions related to marijuana possession. But it’s not enough. This is great news but it needs to go further. Not only does the substance need to be cleared from records, it needs to be decriminalized and legalized completely nation-wide.
When an attorney needs defense attorneys, that usually means that there’s real trouble. Former lawyer Michael Avenatti received a guilty verdict related to an extortion case involving the athletic apparel giant Nike amongst other charges. He faces at least two scores in prison at sentencing in June 2020. Known as the lawyer for adult film actress Stormy Daniels, Avenatti seemed poised to even one day ascend to the highest office in the land. Now, he is confined to a jail cell and allegedly being treated “like a caged animal.” Good. His smugness and subjectivism did him in this time. He just knew that his thousand dollar suits and slick talk would get him out of this jam. Such was not the case.