Domestic violence against women is something all decent human beings are against. But sadly, domestic violence against men is something that people still quite easily turn a blind eye to. When a man is accused of domestic violence against a woman, people show no mercy. Even without evidence, lives and careers can be ruined. And if the allegations are true, then lives should be ruined. But if they’re not, then an innocent person has lost everything. And no case seems to prove this point better than that of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp.
Tears and shouts and screams emanating from an Instagram Live stream that showed rapper and singer-songwriter Azealia Banks alleging that her “racist” fellow apartment tenant brandished a gun in front of her. Hysterical and almost bloody comical, Banks voiced her profound disapproval for the supposed crime. Though it is difficult to decipher all of her words, she pours out her entire soul into the camera. Her claims could mean serious consequences for the unnamed offender.
Described as Cyberspace's Most Wanted, Kevin Mitnick became a symbol of government oppression during the late nineties. Between 1995 to 2000, he spent five years in prison, out of which eight months were in solitary confinement. Charges? Wire fraud, interception of wire or electronic communications, unauthorized access to a federal computer, and causing its damage.
Two counts of predatory sexual assault, one count of first-degree criminal sexual act, one count of first-degree rape and one count of third-degree rape.
In addition to being a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Norman Mailer was an attempted murderer who used a a penknife to stab his wife, Adele Morales, in 1960. This resulted in him being involuntarily committed to Bellevue Hospital for 17 days, and also three-years' probation. In other words, he had a criminal history. This may be why he empathized with Jack Henry Abbott. Mailer helped publish Abbott's 1981 memoir, In the Belly of the Beast, collected from their correspondences as Abbott served time. Though Abbott had been found guilty of forgery, bank robbery and murdering another inmate, Mailer thought he had potential as a great writer. As it turned out, In the Belly of the Beast would make Abbott a one-hit wonder. Not only was his followup sort of a flop, but Abbott foolishly threw it all away not long after being freed in June of 81.
There's a tenet in the North American legal system with which we are all familiar: innocent until proven guilty. We are told we shouldn't openly vilify those who are awaiting trial, even when there is such an overwhelming amount of damning evidence that the person in question should immediately be placed in jail.
With a short description of a rainy, cloudy day with no sun, Star says that he had a beautiful day. Earlier, he journeyed to Lake Lenier for some R&R. He sums up by saying he enjoyed his life that Sunday. Soon, the tone becomes more serious. The story of the shooting of the unarmed woman by police in Fort Worth, Texas enlivens Mr. Torain. Star reverts to the old adage, that there’s something in the water down there in Texas. Of course, he doesn’t mean this literally, but it stirs the pot. In another story, a Dayton, Ohio man was shot down in his attempt to rob a store.
Author ID: Melissa Adotevi is an UK born Voiceover Artist now living and working in Paris with over 20 years experience with film, TV, radio, and stage.
Fifty-five years. Fifty-five years can mean a lifetime of things. Graduations, promotions, weddings, births can all occupy this stretch of time. For rapper Tay-K, his version of 55 years will consist of one hour of physical training every day and the rest confined to a cell. It serves him right. This convicted felon will be looking down these 55 years for his role in robberies and murder. Now, there is a campaign to fill his prison commissary with books, letters, and money to help him “cope” with his time behind bars. Tay-K went on the lam before his capture by United States Marshals. He even released a song called “The Race” right before his capture. In that time, he took to Twitter to voice his “outrage” over being confined to his house.
It’s pretty bad when you get socked by a guy with one eye. Rapper Fetty Wap, the half-blind rap star found the cold steel of justice wrapped around his wrists in Las Vegas, Nevada for punching a valet at the Mirage Hotel and Casino. A staff member actually made the decision to subdue the assailant who happened to be the platinum rapper. Subsequently, the hip hop star received the charges of misdemeanor assault and battery. So, what does all of this mean? Are semi-disabled rappers really out here trying to knock out able bodied young people?
Every Twelve O’Clock Boy should be rejoicing from B-More to Philly. Meek Mill is no longer a suspected convict. A 2008 charge related to a firearm has been dismissed by a panel of three judges. On the heels of signing a brand new deal with his label Dream Chasers under billionaire JAY-Z’s Roc Nation, Meek celebrated on Instagram stating how he is clean as far as the law is concerned. This is a clarion call to any man of color in America who is currently going through the legal system while still trying to enjoy the spoils and fruits of their labors.