Archive for July 4th, 2012

Shawanda Spratling Killed by Boyfriend Larry Crawford in Murder-Suicide in Detroit

Shawanda Spratling Killed by Boyfriend Larry Crawford in Murder-Suicide in Detroit

DETROIT MURDER-SUICIDE:  Convicted felon Larry Crawford killed girlfriend Shawanda Spratling and later took his life when he during a police chase in an apparent murder-suicide. Shawanda Spratling, 33, was found beaten in the face and shot in the back of the head. Larry Crawford, 35, had been released from prison […]

by · July 4, 2012 · Murder-Suicide

Marco Bostwick Kills Angelina Brunson and Mary Richardson in Double Murder-Suicide in Panama City

PANAMA CITY DOUBLE MURDER-SUICIDE:  Marco Bostwick kills Angelina Brunson and Mary Richardson in a double murder-suicide inside a home located at 907 E. Eighth Court in Panama City, Fla. Police believe Bostwick, 40, shot and killed Brunson, 43 and Richardson, 83, before turning the gun on himself, Tuesday night. The […]

by · July 4, 2012 · Murder-Suicide
Sony Pictures’ ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Earns Record-Breaking $35 Million Tuesday

Sony Pictures’ ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Earns Record-Breaking $35 Million Tuesday

BOX OFFICE HIT:  Sony Pictures has another hit on its hands — The Amazing Spider-Man, which stars Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans as the Lizard and Sally Field as Aunt May. The movie grossed $35 million on its opening day in theaters Tuesday. […]

by · July 4, 2012 · Latest Movie News

Higgs-Boson Discovery Still a Mystery to Many, Getting Higgy With It Jokes Abound

BIG SCIENCE NEWS DAY: Scientists at Europe’s CERN (European Council for Nuclear Research) have discovered a new subatomic particle, which is believed to be a basic building block of the universe. It appears to be the “boson” imagined and named half a century ago by theoretical physicist Peter Higgs. Well, I guess we should be […]

by · July 4, 2012 · Latest News

Holiday Gun Violence: 12 Year Old Boy Fatally Shot in Montgomery AL

Fourth of July Gun Violence: The Montgomery, Al, police department is investigating the fatal shooting of a 12 year old boy. Police spokeswoman Sgt. Regina Duckett told WSFA 12 that the shooting appears to be accident, but an investigation has been launched to determine exactly what led to the shooting. […]

by · July 4, 2012 · Gun Violence

Poor People in Debt Land in Jail As Private Probation Companies Add Hefty Fees for Minor Offenses

TweetBeat: Poor Land in Jail as Companies Add Huge Fees for Probation — “Private probation companies collect fines for minor infractions for many cash-strapped municipalities. They also tack on fees which put poor people in debt–and in jail–for minor offenses.” #muckreads RT @BruceJudson: Probation Fees Rise, Firms Profit and the Poor […]

by · July 4, 2012 · Crime News, Race in America
Comedian Chris Rock Tweets “Happy White Peoples Independence Day, the Slaves Weren’t Free”

Comedian Chris Rock Tweets “Happy White Peoples Independence Day, the Slaves Weren’t Free”

Comedian Chris Rock tweets “happy white peoples independence day” and conservative Michelle Malkin’s Twitchy site takes offense. Um, Chris Rock could care less what Republicans think. Still, come on Chris, do we always have to drag race in every dogfight? Didn’t Fredrick Douglass make a similar statement decades ago? Happy […]

Body of Missing 3 Year Old Maurice Brown Jr. Found in Dumpster, Father Maurice Brown Sr. Arrested

Body of Missing 3 Year Old Maurice Brown Jr. Found in Dumpster, Father Maurice Brown Sr. Arrested

TRAGIC:  Memphis police found the body of missing three year old Maurice Brown Jr. in a dumpster in South Memphis and his father, Maurice Brown Sr. was arrested and charged with aggravated child neglect or endangerment. Maurice went missing from his father’s home Sunday evening. Maurice Brown Sr. reportedly told […]

by · July 4, 2012 · Child Abuse