Life Behind Bars
In Solitary Confinement Is Going To Be Tough For Former NFL Star
April 17. 2015
Aaron Hernandez after being
convicted of first degree murder
Former NFL star and multi-millionaire, Aaron Hernandez, was
convicted of first degree murder in the death of friend, Odin
Lloyd. In Boston, Massachusetts the first degree murder conviction constitutes an
automatic sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Hernandez is also facing trial in a double murder that also
occurred in Massachusetts.
CNN did a report on the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center
in Shirley, Massachusetts, where Hernandez will be housed for
the rest of his life and it's not pretty. As Hernandez is a
famous inmate, he will be segregated from the rest of the prison
population, placed in solitary confinement either temporarily or
indefinitely as the situation warrants it. Hernandez will spend
19-hours per day in a small cell with a small window.
Prison consultant Leslie Walker stated to CNN regarding
solitary confinement, "Solitary confinement is a kind of torture
that no one does well in. The lack of meaningful sensory
stimulus and contact drives people mad. Prison officials may
feel they have to put him there for his safety, but I hope not.
It's very hard time." It may seem harsh to some, but just
think about what the victims families are going through.
Once again, the Judiciary Report would like to implore the
readers to stay on the straight and narrow path. Appreciate what you
have and make the best of your life and freedom. Work hard and
stay out of trouble.
Updated 11:01 PM ET, Thu April 16, 2015 - Prison life won't
be pretty for Aaron Hernandez, the NFL football player and
convicted murderer sentenced to life without parole. After
correction officers evaluate him, he will be shipped to
Massachusetts' flagship maximum-security prison, one of the most
high-tech jails in the United States with no history of
breakouts: the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley,
about 40 miles outside downtown Boston.
It's called Souza, for short, and it's the state's newest
prison, opened in 1998, with a matrix of 366 cameras recording
live 24 hours a day and a microwave detection perimeter with
taut wire. "I don't know the date, but he'll be going there. That's the
maximum-security facility," Department of Corrections spokesman
Darren Duarte said. Legal advocates for inmates describe Souza as sterile and
violent at once. Its diverse demographic includes the young and
the old, many of whom are also doing life. One stubborn problem
is that opiates are smuggled to inmates, the legal advocates
The prison system has yet to determine where to initially
place Hernandez in Souza: solitary confinement; the less harsh
but restricted block; the general population; a privileged
section known as the "lifers block," for those serving a life
sentence; or the "kitchen block," for those who work in the
Even so, the cells are stark, small rooms of painted
cinder-block walls with metal fixtures: a bunk mounted to the
wall, a toilet and sink combination, a small writing shelf
attached to the wall, and a nearby small stool affixed to the
floor, Walker said. There's also a shelf for a small television, which must have
a clear back for easy inspection, Walker said. With the exception of the TV, which inmates can buy for under
$200, all furnishings are metal and bolted down to keep inmates
from throwing them, she said...
"There's very little to do," Walker said of inmate life. "It
was built as a punishment facility. The thing in corrections is
that you don't want people to like it there. Some people have
been there since it opened, and those people are excruciatingly
bored or scared or both."... "Solitary confinement is a kind of torture that no one does
well in. The lack of meaningful sensory stimulus and contact
drives people mad," Walker said. Initially, "prison officials may feel they have to put him
there for his safety, but I hope not," Walker said. "It's very
Publicly Claims His Daughter Royal Brown (Photos)
April 17. 2015
Chris Brown and his daughter
Royal. That's a pretty little girl.
R&B singer Chris Brown has publicly claimed his beautiful
10-month-old daughter Royal Brown. The singer uploaded two
photos of the little girl to his Instagram page and she is
absolutely adorable. In one photo the two are dressed alike.
Brown captioned the photo with the words, “God blessed me with
my twin. Royalty.”
Aww she's so precious
The resemblance between the two is certainly apparent. Royal
is the Spanish version of Brown. Therefore, you know that baby is gonna be
telling people off in English and Spanish, “Eres estupido, homie!“
(I’m kidding). Meanwhile, on social networking some of Brown's
fans are happy for him and others are heartbroken they weren't
the ones to give him a baby.
Having Second Thoughts About Nelly Since His Arrest And Is
Missing Floyd Mayweather's Money
April 17. 2015
Nelly and Shantel Jackson
I received a good and credible tip today that due to the
arrest of rapper and reality star, Nelly, on gun and drug
charges, due to friends he allowed on his tour bus, his
girlfriend, aspiring actress, Shantel Jackson, wants to go back
to her ex-fiancé, boxer Floyd Mayweather, but is worried how it
will all look. Jackson got a taste of the high life living with
Mayweather for several years. When he called off their
engagement, due to the fact she aborted his twin babies, he
financially cut her off.
Shantel Jackson and Floyd
Jackson then sued Mayweather for undisclosed damages, citing
nineteen counts, including replevin, for taking back the
$5,000,000 engagement ring he gave her. With Nelly's legal
affairs in turmoil and the uncertainty surrounding her
struggling career, I was informed that Jackson wants to go back
to Mayweather. However, one of her main complaints was he made
her engage in threesomes, something she does not like. However,
she did so due to the fact he was spending millions of dollars
Side Bar: I like Nelly and wish him the best. I'm not
convinced he did everything he was arrested for. Many rappers
smoke weed. However, selling drugs does not fit his profile at
this point in his life. This is a man who founded a school for
underprivileged youth in St. Louis, Missouri.
Former NFL Star
Aaron Hernandez Being Sentenced To Life In Prison Is A Sad
Reminder To Stay On The Straight And Narrow Path In Life (Video)
April 16. 2015
Former NFL football star, Aaron Hernandez, has been sentenced
to life in prison without the possibility of parole, for the
execution style murder of his friend and aspiring athlete, Odin
Lloyd. On the seventh day of deliberations, a Boston jury
correctly convicted the former New England Patriots millionaire
in the shooting death of 27-year-old Lloyd, finding him guilty
of first degree murder, which carries an automatic life
sentence. Lloyd's body was found in an industrial field a mile
from Hernandez's mansion, riddled with bullets.
According to reports, 25-year-old Hernandez disliked
something Lloyd said and was killed as a result. Hernandez, a
gang member, also faces murder charges in a second case,
regarding the deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado.
Hernandez stands accused of shooting into de Abreu and Furtado's
BMW motor car outside a Boston night club, killing the two men
and wounding a third passenger, over a spilled drink.
Hernandez also shot a friend in the face over a bar tab,
causing him to lose his eye. In another incident, Hernandez shot
a man in a limo after they visited a Miami strip club. Hernandez
also engaged in fights at bars and frequently patronized strip
clubs. At age 17, Hernandez punched and ruptured the eardrum of
a restaurant employee, who escorted him off the premises for
non-payment of a bar tab. It is clear Hernandez is a danger to
Hernandez's story is lamentable. He came from poverty and
signed a $44,000,000 deal with award winning NFL team the New
England Patriots. He had it all - good looks, athletic ability,
a pretty fiancée, a beautiful baby daughter, wealth, a mansion
and sports cars. Hernandez legitimately made it off his God
given athletic ability. However, a series of poor choices in
refusing to let the criminal lifestyle go and consorting with
criminals, wreaked havoc on his life and that of his murder
Police arrested Hernandez at
Now Hernandez is facing the rest of his life behind bars,
mounting civil lawsuits and frozen assets in the millions over
his criminal behavior that greatly harmed others. It is a very
difficult thing to face and one he will regret for the rest of
his life, but the jury came to the right conclusion. No one has
the right to deprive another of their life, outside the confines
of the law (i.e. death penalty levied in a court of law). Odin
Lloyd, Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado did not get to live
out their lives, struck down in their youth by Hernandez.
The Judiciary Report has published a number of articles
imploring famous and non-famous people to stay on the right side
of the law, as the wrong side of it is not pretty. Hernandez is
a prime example of this. Sometimes people fail to appreciate
what they have and jeopardize it with poor choices. Sometimes it
is due to peer pressure and bad advice. Other times it is due to
having the wrong values in life. Hernandez once spoke of being
young and reckless. At the end of the day being reckless is
never a good idea. It has its consequences.
Aaron Hernandez murdered Odin
The Judiciary Report has also issued a number of articles
beseeching people to beware of the company they keep. In the
entertainment industry, I have witnessed many people lose
everything over having the wrong friends and or business
associates in their lives. Some people will mean you well in
life. However, some people simply do not care, will take all
they can get and lead you astray.
You have to be strong and do the right thing. None of
us are perfect, but we should all strive to utilize good
judgment in our choices. Trying to be like a troublemaking
entertainer or some gangster figure will destroy your life. It
concerns me when I witness some stars glorifying criminals and
illegal activity via their social networking pages and in
interviews, as it is not mentally or emotionally healthy, sets a
bad example and can lead to trouble for their impressionable
Aaron Hernandez shot his friend
in the face causing him to lose his eye
Forsake that questionable lifestyle for good and try to do
better. If you are in a life of crime, get out of it now. Do not
put it off. You could engage in something now that will lead to
your arrest in no time. Respect yourself and others rights.
Strive to live a good and decent life.
Deputy Sheriff Charged With Manslaughter In
The Shooting Death Of Black Man Who Was Already Handcuffed On
April 16. 2015
A Tulsa, Oklahoma deputy sheriff, Robert C. Bates, was
charged with second degree manslaughter in the shooting death of
Eric Harris, who was already handcuffed and on the ground at the
time the incident occurred. After Bates shot Harris, he was
heard saying, "I shot him! I'm sorry." Bates stated he was
reaching for his taser, not gun. However, it does not explain
why he deployed the weapon, as they do not look alike.
What has really inflamed the public is the comments of Bates'
fellow officers, who refused to listen to Harris' pleas for help
as he lay dying on the ground. Harris stated, "He shot me! He shot me, man. Oh, my
g-d. I’m losing my breath.” Officers responded,
“F*** your breath. Shut the f**k up.” Based on the video of the
incident, no real effort was made to help Harris when at least
one party, Bates, knew he had been mortally wounded via gunshot.
Rihanna's Forthcoming CD
Significantly Pushed Back Again Over Flopped Singles, Song
Stealing And Cocaine Scandal
April 16. 2015
Copyright infringing singer Rihanna is again experiencing
career trouble. Her forthcoming eighth album that is one year
overdue, has been pushed back again after several delays and
failed release dates. The most recent release date was April 7,
2015, but that one failed as well. The website Digital Spy wrote
yesterday, "Rihanna is expected to release her eighth studio
album later this year."
Three poorly received singles "Four Five Seconds" "B***h
Better Have My Money" and "American Oxygen" have been rejected
by audiences, who have given the tracks overwhelmingly negative
reviews on social networking and in blog feedback sections.
Sales are also in the toilet. The fiasco that has become
Rihanna's current project is reminiscent of what transpired with
Mariah Carey's "Me. I Am Mariah. The Elusive Chanteuse." That
album was pushed back several times until two years had passed
and it flopped upon release, creating the lowest selling
recording of her career.
Still from the video clip of Rihanna
snorting cocaine at a private party
Rihanna's career has also been hit by scandal over stealing
the song "B***h Better Have My Money," slamming Indiana's
religious freedom legislation in a foul mouth tirade that led to
Americans telling her to go back to Barbados and being caught
snorting cocaine on camera. Rihanna continues to deny she was
snorting cocaine, lying that it was weed, but so do most stars
with said dangerous habit, until that near fatal or fatal
overdose exposes the truth.
Still from the video clip of Rihanna
snorting cocaine at a private party
Some of Rihanna's dwindling fanbase
have been crazily attacking people on social
networking and blog sites for stating she is using cocaine. That
type of irrational behavior in the face of proof, says they need
to get a grip on reality. However, labels like to foster fanaticism for record sales
and it is creating mental illness in some members of the public,
via the crazy stars they foist on the public, who engage
in detrimental behavior for all to see.
Mariah Carey Dropped By Husband,
Record Label And Famed Publicist
April 16. 2015
Mariah Carey (left)
When it rains it pours. After Mariah Carey's latest CD
"Elusive Chanteuse" flopped, in what was an unexpected
development for her label, management, publicist and
husband, many severed ties with her. Carey's cornball husband, Nick Cannon, left her stating she is mentally
ill and her publicist ditched her as well. The singer is
currently looking for new representation. Carey is expected to
lose her record deal with Def Jam, who poured money into "Elusive Chanteuse" only to see it bomb
a boycott). Had the
album been successful Def Jam would have renewed Carey's recording
Carey's publicist, Cindi Berger, unable to cope with the
singer's first real career failure or increasingly erratic
behavior, dropped her as a client, then got into a war of words
with her. Berger maintains she quit. However, Carey is making a
the Hollywood approach by stating she dropped Berger via a
missive that stated, "I think it's time for us to take a break
Cindi." Carey really was dropped by Berger. Carey's career has imploded. So has her personal
life. A top publicist does not want the job of explaining that
to the media on a weekly basis.
Killer Michael Slager Laughed After Murdering Him And Is Being Sued
For Tasing Another Black Man In The Back In 2014 (Video)
April 15. 2015
Michael Slager tasing a black
man in 2014
South Carolina motorist, Julius Wilson, is filing a lawsuit
against Michael Slager and the North Charleston Police
Department, over acts of police brutality and excessive force.
During a 2014 traffic stop, Slager, who recently tased and shot
to death motorist, Walter Scott, used excessive force on Wilson.
After Wilson was on the ground, Slager tased him in the back.
Michael Slager laughing after tasing and shooting a
black man to death this month
In a statement to the press, Wilson revealed, "In my
lifetime, I have witnessed violent acts by police officers.
Without proof of such acts, the word of police officers is
always taken over the word of the victims forced to endure their
violent acts." Other victims of Slager have also made it
clear they intend to sue over their injuries.
Snorting Cocaine Which Prompts The Singer To Slam People On
Social Networking Over Comments On Her Drug Addiction (Video)
April 15. 2015
For years the Judiciary report has repeatedly stated singer
Rihanna is a cocaine addict. Rihanna brags of smoking weed, but
conveniently leaves out her addiction to cocaine and ecstasy.
Rihanna is also an alcoholic. A recently released video that has
since been removed from some sites by Rihanna, shows the singer
engaging in conduct many have stated is snorting cocaine.
Rihanna is seen with a straw and white substance resembling
cocaine. After a few
brief seconds of leaning forward over the white substance on the
table, Rihanna is seen pinching her nose. These are all
behaviors displayed by cocaine addicts.
Stills from the clip of Rihanna
snorting cocaine at a private party
Rihanna for her part is denying she uses cocaine, but the
video certainly gives the impression she does snort the illegal
narcotic. This is not
the first time Rihanna has been caught doing cocaine.
Previously, Rihanna snorted cocaine off her bodyguard's head at
a music festival. Rihanna tried to publicly claim it was
marijuana. However, it was a
white powdery substance once again. The drugs, alcohol and hard
partying are rapidly aging Rihanna, who looks much older than her 28-years.
Is Rihanna Doing Coke In This
There's an important debate happening today on Rihanna
Twitter: Does a video recently posted to Instagram show the
Barbadian singer preparing to inhale a line of what is assuredly
the finest Colombian white? Judge for yourself. In the
video—which was posted by one of Rihanna's friends, then
deleted, but not before it was captured by one of Instagram's
several third-party re-posting apps—you can clearly see Rihanna
holding a rolled up white... something.
Is Rihanna Doing Coke In This Video? A makeshift straw for
coke? A massive joint? Who's to say. Later in the video, Rihanna
can be seen holding her nose for several seconds. Post-coke
ritual? Hiccups? Will the truth ever be known?
How Will Nelly's
Drug And Gun Arrest Impact His Reality Show 'Nellyville'
April 15. 2015
Nelly and girlfriend Shantel
Rapper and reality star Nelly was recently arrested on gun
and drug charges in Tennessee. Police know tour buses often
carry drug paraphernalia and drugs and as a result often stop
musicians traveling from town to town. Nelly, real name Cornell
Haynes, has denied the drugs and guns found during the surprise
search belong to him.
Nelly released a statement revealing he will be careful in
future regarding the people he associates with who brought the
illegal items onto his tour bus. Nelly stated, "I feel the
need to take responsibility for my choices in needing to be more
aware of all the people I associate with and allow onto my
property. While my instinct of course, is to be accessible to my
friends, fans and acquaintances, the last thing I would want to
do is compromise the respect and admiration of my friends,
family and fans."
Nelly's mug shot
In the meantime, no news has been released by television
network B.E.T. regarding what impact Nelly's arrest will have on his hit reality show "Nellyville."
However, the arrest would
certainly bring in increased ratings for season two, as the case
works its way through the court system.
Arianna Grande's Boyfriend Big
Sean Has Reason For Concern As She Did Mess Around With Fellow
Singer Justin Bieber
April 15. 2015
Arianna Grande and Justin Bieber
Recently, Justin Bieber caused tongues to wag regarding his
appearance on stage with fellow singer Arianna Grande and the
manner in which he hugged her, touched her thighs and kissed her
on the head and cheek. Two tweets began to circulate on social
networking website Twitter that were reportedly from Grande's
boyfriend, rapper Big Sean.
Big Sean, how can I put this
delicately, you know that song by Ray J called "I Hit It
The tweets threatened Bieber over his onstage conduct with
Grande, who kept blushing. Sean later denied the tweets (though
some didn't believe him and turned it into a big joke on
Twitter) but he does have reason to be concerned. Grande and
Bieber have messed around. Bieber has been hooking up with a
number of women and Grande was one of them. Over to you Big
On Social Networking For French Kissing Drake Causing Him To Gag
And Wipe His Mouth In Disgust
April 14. 2015
Media hungry faux singer Madonna made a surprise appearance
at the Coachella music festival in California, only to be
embarrassed and humiliated by the publicity stunt she pulled
that went terribly wrong. Crazy Madonna grabbed 28-year-old rapper
Drake by his head and French kissed him on stage, wrongly
thinking it would bring her the publicity she so desperately
Madonna has a very high opinion
of herself that others don't share
However, it all went wrong when Drake immediately gagged and
said "what the f**k was that" then wiped off his mouth in
absolute disgust. You could literally see the look of disgust on
his face. Social networking had a field day mocking Madonna over
it, labeling her vile and washed up. People all over social
networking lambasted Madonna.
Drake in disgust after Madonna
Some made comments about her age, as Madonna is almost 60,
while Drake is headed for 30. However, had it been Halle Berry
or Christie Brinkley, people would not have reacted so
negatively to the stunt. Security would probably have to pull
Drake off them (LOL). The problem is Madonna's promiscuity and
lack of looks. She thought people would find the publicity stunt
sexy, but no one did. Many made jokes that Drake probably
contracted STDs via that one kiss and that she is unattractive
and needs to stop behaving like an 18-year-old.
Eric Harris Is
The Latest Unarmed Black Man Shot And Killed By Police (Video)
April 13. 2015
A white Tulsa, Oklahoma police officer, Robert Bates, shot
and killed unarmed black man, Eric Harris and are now stating it
was a mistake. Bates is stating he mean to pull out his taser,
not his gun. However, that story does not wash, as they are two
completely different weapons and he should have been able to
discern the difference. His fellow officers also state the did
not realize he was shot, despite the gunshot sound and Bates
stating he shot him.
Harris’ last words were, “He shot me! He shot me, man. Oh, my
g-d. I’m losing my breath.” The police officers then responded,
“F*** your breath. Shut the f**k up.” Such callous words to a
dying man do not lend the impression the shooting was a mistake.
This brutality has to stop.
On Drug And Gun Charges Accused Of Selling Drugs
April 13. 2015
Rapper and reality star Nelly, real name Cornell Haynes, was
arrested in Nashville, Tennessee on drug and gun possession
charges. Police stopped Nelly’s tour bus for not having the
right stickers and did a surprise search of the vehicle. Police
discovered marijuana, meth (MDMA/Ecstasy) and three guns in the
sleeping quarters of bus.
Nelly's mug shot
Police also discovered 100 small Ziploc bags used to pack and
sell drugs. This resulted in Nelly being arrested on felony drug
charges. Nelly, via his attorney, Scott Rosenblum, is denying
the drugs belong to him. Nelly’s attorney stated to website TMZ,
"Nelly will not be associated with the contraband that was
Tran’s Famous Friends Tell Her Not To Get Back With Chris Brown
April 13. 2015
Christian Milian, Karrueche
Tran, Amber Rose and a friend
R&B singer Chris Brown was recently dumped by his
longsuffering, longtime girlfriend, Karrueche Tran after almost
5-years of dating. Brown cheated on Tran several times, but the
final straw came when he impregnated then married nude model,
Nia Amey, who gave birth to his 10-month-old baby, Royalty, last
year. When the news broke of Amey mistakenly identifying the
wrong man as the dad, when it was actually Chris Brown, Tran
promptly dumped him via Twitter.
Tran has been tempted to reunite with Brown and has not ruled
it out. However, she stated she will not do so right now. Tran’s
friends singer Christian Milian and nude model Amber Rose have
both advised her not to reunite with Brown. However, after some
time passes Tran will take Brown back.
Releases Song For MegaFight But Will Floyd Mayweather Do So As Well
April 13. 2015
Filipino boxing superstar, Manny Pacquiao, has released a
touching music video entitled "Lalaban Ako Para Sa Filipino" in
honor of the people of the Philippines, ahead of his fight
against undefeated American superstar, Floyd Mayweather.
Pacquiao has released successful albums in the Philippines and
has used his talents to record for the May 2, 2015
Mayweather fight in Las Vegas.
In the other corner is Floyd Mayweather. The question is will
Floyd release a song and video for the fight. Floyd, please dont'
release a video of your "ho*s" twerking. You could redo "Living In
America" by the late music legend James Brown, which was
featured in the film "Rocky 4."
And The North Charleston Police Department In South Carolina Have A History Of
Brutality Against Black Men Prior To The Illegal Killing Of Walter
April 10. 2015
Video of Michael Slager
murdering unarmed black man, Walter Scott, who was fleeing from
him in fear.
Newly released reports indicate there exists a problem with
the North Charleston Police Department in South Carolina
regarding excessive force. There are a number of complaints of
excessive force and police brutality against them, as featured
in a Salon website article (referenced below with a link and is
available on the Salon website with police records of
questionable arrests and acts of excessive force).
The North Charleston Police Department
has come under intense scrutiny, as officer Michael Slager, was
seen on video murdering fleeing black man, Walter Scott, tasing
then shooting him in the back 8 times. A witness stated Slager
tased Scott while he was on the ground. Slager also planted his taser
beside 50-year-old Scott's dead body in a terrible frame up,
claiming the victim tried to steal it.
Press outlets have revealed Slager also tased an innocent man last
year, Mario Givens, leaving him with lasting physical and
emotional damage. Slager was told he was
pursuing the wrong man for arrest, but disregarded the warning from
a private citizen who filed the complaint. Slager demanded
Givens put his hands up and when he complied, the officer tased him anyway,
sending him to the floor, resulting in injury.
similar incident, the Charleston police stormed a hotel room,
told a man to hold his hands up in surrender, but brutally
assaulted him anyway. Officers repeatedly stomped on the
man's face, causing him serious injury. There are other
complaints against the North Charleston Police Department for
head injuries and broken bones, when dealing with citizens who
were already surrendered in submission during questionable
It wasn’t just Walter Scott:
The North Charleston Police Department has a shocking record of
Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015 06:15 PM EST - Sheldon Williams was
sleeping at a Budget Inn in North Charleston, South Carolina,
when five police officers entered his motel room. After finding
Williams hiding under a mattress, the officers pinned the
unarmed man to the concrete floor, handcuffed him, and then
began stomping on his face. Williams, an African-American, was
unarmed and never accused of resisting arrest.
Williams would later be diagnosed with several broken facial
bones, but the five officers first brought him to the jail. Jail
officials had to turn Williams away because of the severity of
his injuries. More than two hours after he was beaten, Williams
finally arrived at the Roper St. Francis Hospital and was
diagnosed with a fracture to his cheekbone, a depressed fracture
to the left orbital floor of his face, and a third fracture of
the left sinus wall.
When Williams was released, the hospital staff gave law
enforcement explicit instructions that he would have to see a
special surgeon within one week. That information was somehow
ignored, and Williams’ broken facial bones were never treated.
Needless and agonizing pain followed: Williams now struggles to
sleep at night and faces long-term neurological damage.
Sometimes, because of the extent of the nerve damage, Williams
“experiences a sensation of insects crawling on the left side of
The above account comes from just one of the many federal
lawsuits filed against the North Charleston Police Department
over the last 10 years. That police force is now under the
national spotlight for the outrageous slaying of Walter L.
Scott, an unarmed black man who was gunned down as he was
running away from police, according to a report in the New York
Times. North Charleston Police Officer Michael T. Slager, who is
white, was charged with murder on Tuesday after a video emerged
showing the shooting and its aftermath in excruciating detail.
It’s hardly surprising that Slager remained un-prosecuted
prior to the release of the video: South Carolina police have
fired on 209 suspects over the past five years, but only a few
have been charged and none have ever been convicted, according
to The State, a South Carolina newspaper.
The situation in North Charleston appears particularly bleak.
Based on a review of public records, the North Charleston Police
Department has been sued 46 times since 2000 in federal court
alone. Many of the suits have been unsuccessful. Some were
written by hand from jail and immediately thrown out. Others ran
into trouble over evidentiary and procedural obstacles. Taken
together, however, the legal documents present a stunning
account of police brutality in North Charleston, where the
population is 47 percent black but the police force is about 80
percent white, according to the Times.
None of the officers accused of assaulting Williams in that
motel room on Nov. 19, 2011, were fired, according to Chris
Robertson, a member of Williams’ legal team: Officer J. Byrum,
Officer J. Fogel, Officer Habersham, Officer K. Beckman and Sgt.
Kruger were all still on the force as of about two months ago,
and there’s no reason to believe that’s changed, Robertson said.
What follows are just a handful of the accusations of police
brutality made against the North Charleston Police Department
over the last 15 years, according to court records reviewed by
Salon. (The department directed a request for comment to City
Hall. A message to the city’s Public Information Office was not
— September 2000 | North Charleston police break arm of woman
upset about jail time
After she was convicted of possessing marijuana, Melissa
Faith Gardner was sentenced by a judge in North Charleston to
either pay a $373 fine or spend 30 days in jail. She didn’t have
Gardner grew terribly upset and started “crying
hysterically,” according to a lawsuit. In response, North
Charleston Police Officer Timothy J. Blair reacted with
“excessive force” and broke Gardner’s arm, according to the
“Blair did not break the plaintiff’s arm maliciously or with
the intent to harm her, but broke her arm as a result of a
willful, wanton, reckless, careless, negligent, and grossly
negligent use of force,” the lawsuit said.
On Nov. 7, 2003, North Charleston police shot and killed
Asberry Wylder, a mentally ill shoplifting suspect.
A shocking federal complaint says police were warned that
Wylder was mentally unstable. It says that Wylder was
pepper-sprayed and beaten before being shot twice. Witnesses say
that Wylder was shot after he was in handcuffs, according to
newspaper reports at the time.
North Charleston Police Chief Jon Zumalt called witness
reports “an absolute fabrication of what happened,” according to
the Associated Press.
The case was decided in favor of the police department in
2007 and an appeal for a new trial was denied.
— December 2008 | Decorated soldier claims assault during
Brian Yates, a U.S. soldier whose military awards included
the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, sued the North
Charleston Police Department in 2012. According to the Post and
Courier, Yates was driving to pick up his wife and daughter in
2008 when he was pulled over by an officer. “Yates claimed the
officer ordered him out of his car, twisted his arm, then
deployed his stun gun onto Yates’ back,” the newspaper reported.
“The officer stunned him three times, police and court records
The case is still winding its way through the federal court
system and is expected to go to trial in May.
— August 2011 | North Charleston police call woman “wetback,”
then arrest her
At around midnight on Aug. 7, 2011, Evelyn DeVillegas was
standing in the parking lot of the Market Street Saloon in North
Charleston with her husband, brother and friends.
North Charleston police arrived, asked for DeVillegas’ ID and
then arrested her. They told the U.S. Citizen that you “are
probably a wetback, …I bet you’re not legal,” according to
federal court records. She was held in jail and forced to pay
$485 to be released.
DeVillegas sued the police department in federal court in
August 2013. Law enforcement disputed the claims and said the
officers had “acted reasonably and in good faith.” The claims
against the North Charleston Police Department, City of North
Charleston, and County of Charleston were dropped toward the end
— December 2011 | KFC trip leads to arrest, beating
After going through the drive-through at a Kentucky Fried
Chicken, Robert Wayne Bishop drove down Rivers Avenue in North
Charleston before being pulled over. The officer told Bishop
that “he was stopped randomly because he was driving through a
high drug trafficking area,” according to federal court
documents, and was ordered out of the vehicle.
Bishop was then pushed “face-first” onto the pavement, had
the officer’s knees pushed into his neck and was dragged by his
feet, according to records submitted by Bishop’s attorney.
“Another North Charleston Police Officer, Daniele, arrived on
the scene with his canine and allowed the dog to ‘nip’ at
Plaintiff, who sat in the road while handcuffed and bleeding
from his nose and face,” the lawsuit states. “As a result of the
force … Plaintiff suffered a broken nose, a broken tooth, and a
lacerated lip, all of which required surgery.”...
South Carolina Officer
Allegedly Used Stun Gun on Mistakenly Arrested Man in Earlier
The South Carolina police officer charged with murdering
Walter Scott was the subject of a previous excessive-force
complaint after a 2013 incident in which he allegedly used a
stun gun multiple times on a man who was then released without
charges because police had actually been looking for his
brother, the AP reports. The officer, Michael Slager, was
officially “exonerated” after an internal review, but wrongfully
arrested victim Mario Givens and a witness—the woman who’d
originally called 911 on Givens’ brother—say that they were
never contacted by investigators. From the story:
"He said he wanted to come in but didn't say why," said
Givens, now 33. "He never said who he was looking for." Then,
without warning, Slager pushed in the door, he said. "Come
outside or I'll tase you," he quoted the officer as saying,
adding: "I didn't want that to happen to me, so I raised my arms
over my head, and when I did, he tased me in my stomach
DashCam Footage Released Of Walter
Scott Fleeing In Fear From Murderous Police Officer Michael Slager
April 10. 2015
Authorities have released dashcam video footage from the
police squad car of Michael Slager, the officer who summarily
executed, fleeing unarmed black man, Walter Scott, during a
traffic stop violation for a broken taillight. The video shows
Slager pulling over Scott and speaking to him as though he stole
the Mercedes he was driving. When Slager went to his squad car
to run a check on Scott via polcie computer systems, the
motorist fled. He had an outstanding warrant for non-payment of
child support and feared arrest.
According to witness reports, Slager pursued Scott on foot
and fired his taser. When Scott kept running, Slager
unconscionably and indiscriminately fired 8 bullets at his back.
5 bullets entered Scott's body, with one fatally piercing his
heart. No one deserves to be killed over a broken taillight or
failure to pay child support. It is ridiculous and preposterous.
However, it happened and it is the court system's duty to bring
Slager to justice.
Rihanna Desperate Over Her Failing
CD Singles And Unreleased CD Drops Third Poorly Received Track Before The Stalled Album’s
April 10. 2015
Rihanna's imploding music career is in more trouble. "Four
Five Seconds" the lead single from her yet to be released
album flopped on the charts. Her second single "B***h Better
Have My Money" was hit with serious and embarrassing copyright
infringement claims from Houston, Texas singer/rapper Just Brittany and
low sales, sending her career into turmoil.
Rihanna (left) and Just
Brittany (right). Rihanna looks like Just Brittany in her latest
As much as Rihanna and company have pushed, Bibi Bourelly,
the song's alleged writer forward to take the brunt of the
blame, it still doesn't explain why Rihanna reinvented herself
as Just Brittany, dressing and behaving like the "trap music"
artist from America's south. Rihanna stole Just Brittany's song and
morphed into her as well, via an image change. That liar Rihanna
needs to go and sit down somewhere. She knows exactly who Just
Brittany is from her collaboration with rapper Rick Ross and her
appearances on the Billboard charts.
Warning: Both songs contain
explicit, graphic lyrics
Rihanna third single "American Oxygen" is about the American
dream, which ironically she has repeatedly stolen from others
via acts of greedy copyright infringement, criminal copyright
infringement and theft of financial royalties, is receiving a
lukewarm response from audiences (see links below regarding
Rihanna's various copyright thefts that comprise her fraudulent