17-Year-Old Arrested for Murder of 6-Year-Old Jenise Wright

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17-Year-Old Arrested for Murder of 6-Year-Old Jenise Wright

A 17-year-old male was arrested for the murder of 6-year-old Jenise Wright, whose body was found near her Bremerton home earlier this week.

Det. Lt. Earl Smith said the 17-year-old will be charged with second degree murder, first degree manslaughter and rape.

The suspect’s name has not been released.

Jenise Wright’s death was ruled a homicide. Her body was found in the woods near her mobile home park.

 

Jewish Rabbi Joseph Raksin Fatally Shot While Walking to Miami Beach Temple

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Jewish Rabbi Joseph Raksin Fatally Shot While Walking to Miami Beach Temple

Orthodox Jewish rabbi Joseph Raksin was shot and killed while he walked to his temple in North Miami Beach on Saturday morbning. The two suspects fled the scene, one on foot and the other on a bicycle.

Raksin was walking in the 800 block of NE 175th Street at about 9 a.m. when two young males approached him and he was shot during an altercation with the two males.

Joseph Raksin was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. I wonder if this is tied to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Or a hate crime?

Jerome Marlowe Jr. Fatally Stabs Dad, Critically Injures Sister During Argument

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Jerome Marlowe Jr. Fatally Stabs Dad, Critically Injures Sister During Argument

Another senseless burst of violence….

Jerome Marlowe Jr., 43, was arrested after he fatally stabbed his father, Jerome Marlowe Sr., and critically wounded his 31-year-old sister in their home in the 4100 block of Chatham Road in Baltimore Thursday night.

Jerome Marlowe Jr. admitted to stabbing his father and sister in self-defense during an argument inside the home. He told police he got into an argument when his sister about being too noisy and leaving lights on in the house, WBAL-TV reports.

Marlowe Jr. told investigators he went to the kitchen to get a knife after his sister threw a vase at him. On the way to her room, his father stepped in front of him and threatened to kill him if he didn’t stop fighting with his sister, so he stabbed his dad multiple times and then stabbed his sister. She managed to run to a neighbor’s house to get help.

Jerome Marlowe Jr. was charged with murder, attempted murder, assault and violations for dangerous weapons.

 

Prosecutors: Theodore Wafer Has No Credibilty in Renisha McBride’s Murder

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Prosecutors: Theodore Wafer Has No Credibilty in Renisha McBride Shooting

Closing arguments are underway in the trial of Theodore Wafer, who killed unarmed black teen Renisha McBride, after she went to his Dearborn Heights, Mich., home seeking help due to an accident. The defense lawyer says this “case is about Renisha McBride despite what the prosecution thinks.” Adding, “alcohol is what caused all of this.”

Wafer said he acted out of self-defense in the fatal porch shooting, even though he shot through the screen door of his home. He also said he wasn’t going to be a victim. That’s even though he told police immediately after the shooting that it was an accident and didn’t know his gun was loaded.

Theodore Wafer, 55, is charged with second-degree murder. The jury can consider manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter.

Prosecutors say he should have called 911 instead of firing his gun. His defense lawyer tried to put Renisha McBride on trial, by bringing up her past and implying that she meant to break into Wafer’s house.

During the closing arguments, the prosecutor also said Theodore Wafer has no credibility. The defense says Wafer is a rule follower and that night he didn’t do anything wrong.  He’s protected by the law of self defense.

Prosecutor Pat Muscat said Theodore Wafer has not established great defense for self defense and accused him of handling his gun like a toy, with the death of a 19-year-old as a result.

The prosecutor slammed the defense for using the name of Dr. Ossian Sweet’s 1925 murder trial. He shot in self-defense against a white mob in Detroit.

Jamarion Lawhorn,12, Charged as an Adult in Stabbing Death of Michael Verkerke, 9

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Jamarion Lawhorn,12, Charged as an Adult for Stabbing Death Michael Verkerke, 9 (Photo Credit: WZZM via Twitter)

Jamarion Lawhorn, 12, will be charged as an adult for the stabbing death of 9-year-old Michael Conner Verkerke. The stabbing occurred on the playground of the Pinebrook Village mobile park in the 400 block of Bellewood SE in Kentwood, Mich. Police don’t have a motive for the stabbing.

The child is being identified because he is being charged as an adult. Lawhorn reportedly called 911 to report what he had done. Michael Conner Verkerke was repeatedly stabbed in the back Monday evening.

WZZM 13 reports witnesses told investigators that four kids were playing at the playground when Jamarion Lawhorn pulled out a knife and stabbed Verkerke.

Lawhorn is being held at the Kent County Juvenile Detention Center. No word on his parents. He also lived in the mobile park.

 

DOJ Finds “Culture of Violence” Against Teen Inmates at Rikers Island

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DOJ Report Finds “Culture of Violence” Against Teens at Rikers Island

US Attorney in Manhattan, Preet Bharara, released the results of an inquiry that found a “culture of violence” against teen inmates at New York City’s Rikers Island. Bharara said, “Rikers Island is a broken institution.” The report found that teens are not adequately protected against violence from other inmates or staff, the Department of Justice reported on Monday.

Bharara said, “There is a pattern and practice of conduct at Rikers that violates the constitutional rights of adolescent inmates.” The findings were the result of a two-year investigation by his office into the treatment of inmates ages 16 to 18, “most of whom have not yet been convicted of a crime, and about half of whome have been diagnosed with a mental illness.”

He said teens are subjected to “a place where brute force is the first impulse rather than the last.”

Correction officers cover for each other and lied on reports, despite surveillance video and medical evidence directly contradicting their claims, the report states. The investigation also found that more than 30 percent of the time, surveillance footage that should have captured altercations, mysteriously disappear.

Key findings from DOJ’s Rikers Island investigation:

  • In FY 2012, there were 517 reported staff use of force incidents in an average daily adolescent population of 791 in the Robert N. Davoren Center and Eric M. Taylor Center, the two facilities that house the most adolescents. These incidents resulted in 1,059 injuries.
  • In FY 2013, there were 565 reported staff use of force incidents in an average daily population at these same two facilities of 682, resulting in 1,057 injuries.
  • In FY 2013, there were 845 reported inmate-on-inmate fights involving adolescents in the RNDC and EMTC. This marked an increase from the 795 reported fights in FY 2012.
  • During the period April 2012 through April 2013, adolescents sustained a total of 754 visible injuries, according to DOHMH data.
  • Adolescents in RNDC and EMTC sustained a total of 96 suspected fractures from September 2011 through August 2012, according to DOHMH data.
  • In FY 2013, adolescents were taken to get emergency medical services 459 times.
  • In FY 2013, there were 1,118 emergency alarms in the RNDC and EMTC adolescent housing areas, or on average more than three alarms each day.

The investigation found that force is used against teen inmates at a shocking rate and “violent inmate-on-inmate fights and assaults are commonplace.” Those fights have resulted in a large number of serious injured. The DOJ also found correction officers resort to “headshots, meaning blows to an inmate’s head or facial area, too frequently.”

Correction commissioner Joe Ponte said, “since joining the Department of Correction in April, I have made it clear that excessive use of force, unnecessary or unwarranted use of punitive segregation and corruption of any kind are absolutely unacceptable, and will not be tolerated under my watch.” He also said he was committed to correcting these problems. The DOJ’s report was sent to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. This is another black mark on the city’s law enforcement community.

Rikers Island Inquiry Finds a Culture of Violence Against Teens

NC Couple Sherrie Clay and Shakee Robinson Charged Latest Hot Car Death

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NC Couple Sherrie Clay and Shakee Robinson Charged Latest Hot Car Death

HOT CAR DEATH:  A North Carolina couple, Sherrie Tiesha Clay and Shakee Duquan Robinson, were charged with involuntary manslaughter and felony child abuse, after their 4-week-old son dies after being left in a hot car.

Statesville Police say the family returned home at about 2 p.m. on July 27, and did not remove the infant from the car. He was found two hours later by his aunt. The baby was taken to a local hospital and died the next day.

The baby died from hyperthermia. Sherrie Clay and Shakee Robinson were charged on Monday and are being held on $200,000 bond each. 

Ramsey Orta, Who Shot Cellphone Video of Eric Garner’s Arrest, Nabbed on Firearms Charge

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Ramsey Orta, Who Shot Cellphone Video of Eric Garner’s Arrest, Nabbed on Firearms Charge

Ramsey Orta, 22, who shot the cellphone video of police holding Staten Island resident Eric Garner in a chokehold, has been arrested on a weapons charge.

Orta was arrested Saturday night in front of 61 Central Avenue on Staten Island and charged with criminal possession of an unloaded firearm. Police say they recovered a 25 caliber Norton semi-automatic gun from Orta. The weapon was reported stolen in Michigan in 2007.

This is Ramsey Orta’s second arrest on a firearm charge. His latest arrest occurred during a NYPD narcotics stakeout of The Hotel Richmond, a known drug location.

Police say Ramsey Orta was with a 17-year-old girl and placed something in her waistband when he spotted officers approaching them. The cops say they found the weapon and a small amount of marijuana on the girl.

 

3-Year-Old Tynirah Borum Killed in Quadruple Shooting in Philadelphia

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3-Year-Old Tynirah Borum Killed in Quadruple Shooting in Philadelphia (Photo credit: Instagram)

Philly Gun Violence:  3-year-old Tynirah Borum was shot in the chest Friday in a quadruple shooting as she got her hair done at a home in the 1500 block of S. Etting Street in the Grays Ferry section of Philadelphia.

The shooting followed an altercation by the suspect with another man, who is listed in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head. A 21-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman, who police say were bystanders, were also injured.

Tynirah Borum was rushed to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in a squad car, but was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.

 

Jakari Pearson, 8, Fatally Shot As He Slept After Gunman Fired On Detroit House

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Jakari Pearson, 8, Fatally Shot As He Slept After Gunman Fired On Detroit House (Photo Credit: WWJ News Radio)

Detroit Gun Violence:  Jakari Pearson, 8, died after he was hit by a bullet fired at his Detroit home early Wednesday morning. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Pearson was shot in the chest as he slept in his upstairs bedroom when a gunman opened fire on the house several times.

Jakari Pearson’s mother was also shot and taken to a hospital, but there is no word on her condition, WWJ reports.

WWJ reports sources said the shooting occurred after a domestic incident between the boy’s mother and a man other than Jakari Pearson’s father.