12-Year-Old Boy Shot by Cleveland Rookie Cop Over Toy Gun, Dies from Injuries

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12-Year-Old Boy Shot by Cleveland Rookie Cop Over Toy Gun, Dies from Injuries

The 12-year-old boy shot by a Cleveland rookie cop because he over a toy gun, dies from the injuries he sustained in the shooting. MetroHealth Medical Center confirmed his death, 19 Action News reports. Samaria Rice, the boy’s mother, has a lawyer who will now speak on her behalf.

Earlier story on Cleveland shooting:

A 12-year-old boy was shot by a Cleveland, Oh., rookie police officer outside the Cudell Recreation Center late Saturday afternoon, after he pulled a BB gun from his waistband, Cleveland.com reports.

Police were reportedly responding to a call of a male with a gun outside the recreation center. The man who called 911 told the operator, “I’m sitting in the park…there’s a guy in here with a pistol, and it’s probably a fake one, but he’s pointing it at everybody,” the Daily Mail reports.

Deputy Chief of Field Operations Ed Tomba said the rookie officer saw a “black gun sitting on the table” when he and his partner arrived on the scene. The rookie officer “saw the boy pick up the gun and put it in his waistband,” Clevelan.com reports.

Tomba said the officer got out of the car, told the boy to put his hands up, but he reached for his waistband and pulled out the BB gun. The rookie officer then fired two shots hitting the boy in the stomach area.

This is a real tragedy. The child did not physically or verbally threaten the officer before he opened fire. Additionally, the dispatcher was already told the gun may not have been real.

Cleveland Rookie Cop Shoots 12-Year-Old Boy Carrying BB Gun in Play Area

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Cleveland Rookie Cop Shoots 12-Year-Old Boy Carrying BB Gun in Play Area

Jesus Take the Wheel: A 12-year-old boy was shot by a Cleveland, Oh., rookie police officer outside the Cudell Recreation Center late Saturday afternoon, after he pulled a BB gun from his waistband, Cleveland.com reports. The boy has since died.

Police were reportedly responding to a call of a male with a gun outside the recreation center. The man who called 911 told the operator, “I’m sitting in the park…there’s a guy in here with a pistol, and it’s probably a fake one, but he’s pointing it at everybody,” the Daily Mail reports.

Deputy Chief of Field Operations Ed Tomba said the rookie officer saw a “black gun sitting on the table” when he and his partner arrived on the scene. The rookie officer “saw the boy pick up the gun and put it in his waistband,” Cleveland.com reports.

Tomba said the officer got out of the car, told the boy to put his hands up, but he reached for his waistband and pulled out the BB gun. The rookie officer then fired two shots hitting the boy in the stomach area.

This is a real tragedy. The child did not physically or verbally threaten the officer before he opened fire. Additionally, the dispatcher was already told the gun may not have been real.

This is the second case of a rookie police officer involved in a questionable shooting. Unarmed Brooklyn resident, Akai Gurley, was gunned down by NYPD rookie officer Peter Liang in the stairwell of the Pink Houses.

Faizon Love Goes on Epic Twitter Rant About Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Scandal

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Faizon Love Goes on Epic Twitter Rant About Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Scandal (Photo Credit: Twitter)


Faizon Love went on an epic Twitter rant denigrating the women who accused actor/comedian Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them. I can’t repeat some of the things Faizon Love tweeted. He had choice words for former MSNBC contributor Goldie Taylor and former CNN host Richelle Carey. Awful stuff. You be the judge:

Here’s the stuff from today:

IndyStar Deletes Racist Cartoon About Illegal Immigrants

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IndyStar Deletes Racist Cartoon About Illegal Immigrants Crashing Thanksgiving Dinner (Photo Credit: Twitter)

The  Indianapolis Star deleted a racist Gary Varvel cartoon depicting an illegal immigrant family climbing through the window while a white family had Thanksgiving dinner. Wow, really? The fact is, not all illegal immigrants are Hispanics.

The paper issued a non-apology, stating “Gary did not intend to be racially insensitive in his attempt to express his strong views about President Barack Obama’s decision to temporarily prevent the deportation of millions of immigrants living and working illegally in the United States.”

The cartoon depicted an immigrant family climbing through a window of a white family’s home as Thanksgiving dinner was served. I was uncomfortable with the depiction when I saw it after it was posted. We initially decided to leave the cartoon posted to allow readers to comment and because material can never truly be eliminated once it is circulating on the web. But we are removing the cartoon from the opinion section of our website, as well as an earlier version posted on Facebook that showed one character with a mustache.

This action is not a comment on the issue of illegal immigration or a statement about Gary’s right to express his opinions strongly. We encourage and support diverse opinion. But the depictions in this case were inappropriate; his point could have been expressed in other ways.

This is scare-mongering at its worst. The fact is President Obama isn’t encouraging more illegal immigrants to enter the U.S. Besides, Congress has yet to pass a bill….

“How to Get Away With Murder” Winter Finale’s Best Twist Wasn’t Sam’s Killer

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“”How to Get Away With Murder” Midseason Finale’s Best Twist Wasn’t Sam’s Killer (Photo Credit: ABC Video Screengrab)

ABC’s new hit show, “How to Get Away with Murder” stunned during its winter finale entitled “Kill Me, Kill Me, Kill Me.” I have to admit, I am starting to like this show a whole lot more than “Scandal.” In its ninth episode, we got to see who Sam’s (Tom Verica) killer was. The build-up to the revelation was hyped on social media with the hashtag #WhoKilledSam. That wasn’t the best twist of the episode.

Based on social media response and its solid ratings in the tough 10 p.m. ET slot, the Shonda Rhimes series is a hit. The series doesn’t drag story lines on and on. They hook you and then drop the truth.

Back to Sam’s demise. After the students find a drunken Sam at home, things got heated fast, particularly after Rebecaa (Katie Findlay) makes a beeline for the bedroom he shared with Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) to download the contents of his laptop onto a flash drive.  Two people who could be blamed for his death — Michaela (Aja Naomi King) who accidentally pushed him over the bannister and Wes (Alfred Enoch), who bashed him in the head with “the trophy” after he struggled with Rebecca.

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the night was when Wes came back to the scene to retrieve murder weapon AKA “the trophy.” He apologized over Sam’s body, but he wasn’t alone. Annalise was there and told him not to be sorry. Well, there are a lot more questions about what happened after Wes ran into Annalise, including did she allow them to remove the body from the home and who cleaned up the murder scene? What role did she play, if any in the cover-up? As you can see, 2015 will be very interesting for “How to Get Away with Murder.”

Here’s the reaction on Twitter:

The Queen Latifah Show Cancelled Due to Ratings, Costs

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the Queen Latifah Show Cancelled Due to Ratings, Costs

QUEEN LATIFAH SHOW CANCELLED:  Bad news for fans of Queen Latifah, whose real name is Dana Owens. Her show, “The Queen Latifah Show” has been cancelled due to low ratings and costs, TMZ reports.

The show is in its second season and will cease production at the end of the year> New new episodes will continue to air through March 2015, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Queen Latifah posted a heartfelt message on Facebook:

NYPD Rookie Cop Peter Liang Fatally Shoots Unarmed Black Man Akai Gurley

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NYPD Rookie Cop Fatally Shoots Unarmed Akai Gurley in Brooklyn

A NYPD officer, identified as Officer Peter Liang, fatally shot unarmed black man, Akai Gurley Thursday night in the stairwell of the Louis Pink Houses apartment project in Brooklyn.

The NY Daily News reports, Akai Gurley had spent Thursday night with his girlfriend, Melissa Butler, at her apartment in the housing project on Linden Boulevard in East New York. The shooting reportedly occurred she was walking him out.

Butler said, “He didn’t do nothing wrong. He was just standing there and they shot him,” the NY Daily News reports. She also said the officers did not identify themselves before they started shooting.

The NYPD issued a statement saying one of the officers fired a single shot, but offered no further information as to why he opened fire.

Reuters tweeted the NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton says Akai Gurley was a ‘total innocent as far as we can tell” and that the shooting was the result of an “accidental discharge.” Wow.

The New York Post sinks to another low by publishing the mugshot of Akai Gurley as somehow to diminish his worth. The fact is, Officer Peter Liang, gunned down an innocent man, who was unarmed and not suspected of committing any crimes.

Michael Brown Shooter, Officer Darren Wilson, Negotiating Resignation

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Michael Brown Shooter, Officer Darren Wilson, Negotiating Resignation

Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot unarmed black teen Michael Brown, is reportedly in talks with the Ferguson Police Department to resign. The police union believes he will not be charged for the teen’s shooting. Here’s a brief summary from CNN:

Wilson maintains he hasn’t done anything wrong, and the resignation talks have hinged on whether a grand jury returns an indictment against him in the death of Brown, people close to the talks said.

Wilson has told associates he would resign as a way to help ease pressure and protect his fellow officers. Wilson has expressed concern about resigning while the grand jury was hearing evidence for fear it would appear he was admitting fault.

Wilson could announce as soon as Friday his plans to resign, the same day a St. Louis County grand jury meets to deliberate and possibly decide on an indictment.

The talks could still collapse, these people said. Wilson doesn’t know what the grand jury will do and if they return charges he could change his mind.

CBS News reported that the police union does not expect Darren Wilson to be indicted, only to deny making the comments:

The suburban St. Louis police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown does not appear to expect criminal charges from a Missouri grand jury that has been investigating the case for several months, a police union official said Thursday.

Jeff Roorda, business manager for the St. Louis Police Officers’ Association, said he met Thursday with Ferguson officer Darren Wilson, who has remained secluded from the public eye since the Aug. 9 shooting that sparked tense and occasionally violent protests and drew national attention.

Wilson has been under a lot of pressure and stress but appeared confident in the outcome of the grand jury investigation, Roorda said.

“It’s fair to say that neither he nor his defense team expect an indictment,” Roorda said, offering his impression of the situation based on the meeting with Wilson

Local law enforcement has asked that they be given 48 hours notice before the grand jury decision is released. The decision is expected on Friday but may not be public until Sunday to accommodate for the 48-hour request. Either way, if Darren Wilson isn’t indicted there will be hell in Ferguson. I’m just saying….

Deion Sanders’ Ex Tweets Recording of Kids Allegedly Saying He Kicked, Choked Son

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Deion Sanders’ Ex Tweets Recording of Kids Allegedly Saying He Kicked, Choked Son (Credit: Video Screengrab)

NFL great Deion Sanders ex-wife, Pilar Sanders, tweeted a recording of his kids allegedly saying he “kicked” and “choked” his son. Sanders has “Deion’s Family Playbook” on OWN TV, which focuses on parenting skills.

Deion Sanders won custody of their two sons, Shilo, 14, and Shedeur, 12, and daughter, Shelomi, 10, in a bitter child custody case with Pilar. Shelomi Sanders is allegedly heard telling her mother that Deion Sanders kicked and choked his son.

Odes Dupree Arrested in Murder of Grandmother Found Bound in Douglas County

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Odes Dupree Arrested for Murder of Grandmother Found Hogtied in Douglas County

Odes Dupree, 53, was arrested for the murder of grandmother Florene Duke who was found hog-tied in her Douglas county apartment last week.

Police say Duke died from positional asphyxiation. Her body was found by relatives inside her Countryside Manor apartment on Nov. 10.

Stay tuned for developing news on Odes Dupree’s arrest.