Ex-Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon Sentenced to 44 Months on Corruption Charges

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Ex-Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon Sentenced to 44 Months on Corruption Charges (Photo credit: Video Screengrab)

#BREAKING:  Former Charlotte, NC, mayor Patrick Cannon (was sentenced to 44 months in prison for corruption charges. He was fined $10,000 and will have two years supervised release after he serves his prison sentence. The Judge Frank Whitney also asked, “Is it worth destroying your reputation and betraying your family and friends?”

Patrick Cannon apologized for his actions before he was sentenced. Another stunning fall from grace for a promising black politician.

Judge Whitney rejected the 37-month-sentence recommended by federal prosecutors because of Cannon’s cooperation and accepting the guilty plea quickly for taking more than $50,000 in bribes. The judge said Cannon’s wife, Trenna, his children and Charlotte bore the brunt of his misconduct.

 

Elliott William Orsborn Fatally Shoots Woman After She Jokingly Slaps Him

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Elliott William Orsborn Fatally Shoots Woman After She Jokingly Slaps Him

JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL:  Elliott William Orsborn, 26, is accused of fatally shooting Jamie Lee Martin, 26, after she “jokingly slapped him across the face,” the Florida Times Union reports.

Witnesses told authorities Martin, Orsborn and several other friends had been hanging out in the garage throughout the night while Martin’s two children slept in the house, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

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As the night went on and the group drank more, Martin and Orsborn were sitting at a table talking when Martin said something Orsborn didn’t like. Witnesses said Gavin Lamberth, Martin’s boyfriend of about 5 months who lives with her and her children, told Orsborn to “just chill.”

Then, Martin “jokingly slapped the defendant across the face.”

Witnesses told authorities Orsborn pulled his gun out of his shorts pocket, pointed it at Martin’s forehead and shot her, the Sheriff’s Office said. Source: Florida Times Union

Elliott William Orsborn is a convicted felon. He was charged with aggravated assault in 2011. Jamie Lee Martin leaves behind two children.

Brigitte Jackson Accused of Filing Fake Georgia State Tax Return for $94 Million

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Brigitte Jackson Arrested for Filing Fake Georgia State Tax Return for $94 Million (Photo Credit: WSB-TV Video Screengrab)

SMH:  Brigitte Jackson was arrested for allegedly filing a fake Georgia state tax return for $94 million.  Gee, I wonder what was the thought process behind cooking up this scheme?

Jackson was arrested on Friday when she went to a bank counter inside a Cobb County supermarket to pick up her check. She is facing five charges, including conspiracy to defraud the state and attempted theft by taking.

Investigators are looking for her cousin, Darrius White, who also filed a fake tax return, claiming he made an income of $99 million.  He is already on felony probation.

Um, there are no words to describe to level of stupidity. None.

UPS Shooting: 3 Dead, Including Gunman at UPS Birmingham Facility

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UPS Shooting: 3 Dead, Including Gunman at UPS Birmingham Facility

UPS SHOOTING:  Three people are dead, including the suspected gunman, in a shooting at a UPS facility in Birmingham, Ala., at about 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

According to AL.com, the shooter who was wearing a UPS uniform is a white male in his 40s.

The shooting occurred at UPS’ facility in Inglenook, which is an industrial area near Birmingham airport. Police Chief A. C. Roper said he was trying to confirm reports that the gunman was fired yesterday. He said, “We have a pretty good idea about what transpired.”

Police entered the building and found the three dead people, Roper said. The two other people killed were employees.

The gunman, who has not been identified, walked into the facility and opened fire, killing two employees.

Victor Marshall Nash Charged for Raping, Choking Teacher at South Dade Senior HS

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Victor Marshall Nash Charged for Raping, Choking Teacher at South Dade Senior HS

SHOCK:  Victor Marshall Nash, 18, was charged with attempted first degree murder, sexual battery, robbery and grand theft for an alleged brutal attack against his teacher at South Dade Senior High School last Friday.

Police say Nash allegedly raped and choked the female teacher until she passed out and left the used condom in her purse.

According to detectives, the 6-foot-1, 200 pound teen, approached the teacher two hours after the last class, put his arms around her. When she told him to stop, he body-slammed her to the floor, slamming her head. He then choked her until she was unconscious and raped her.

Victor Marshall Nash threw the teacher’s cell phone in the garbage and fled the school in her car. When she regained consciousness, the teen was gone.

Nash confessed to police after they apprehended him five hours later. The teen’s father, Victor Marshall Nash Sr., who is a convicted sex offender stemming from past child abuse charges, said he was shocked to learn of his son’s arrest, WSVN reports. The elder Nash said, “It’s just upsetting. I never wanted him to go through the things I went through.”

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“Heaven Sent” Singer Keyshia Cole Arrested on Suspicion of Battery

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“Heaven Sent” Singer Keyshia Cole Arrested on Suspicion of Battery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

KEYSHIA COLE ARRESTED:  Heaven Sent” singer Keyshia Cole was arrested on suspicion of battery after an altercation early Friday morning. Los Angeles police officer Nuria Vanegas sayd the Grammy-nominated singer was arrested at about 5 a.m. after someone attempted a private person’s arrest.

Keyshia Cole was arrested on a suspicion of battery charge and released Friday afternoon.

Here’s more from TMZ:

Keyshia showed up at a swanky condo complex in West L.A. at around 5 AM. We’re told she went there to see Birdman — the CEO of Cash Money — who she’s reportedly dating.

Our sources say … for some reason security let her go up to Birdman’s penthouse and when she got in she saw another woman and went nuts.

We’re told Keyshia attacked her … leaving scratches all over her face. Cops were called … and Keyshia was arrested for battery and an outstanding reckless driving warrant. She was just released on $46,000 bail.

 

 

 

Charles Smith Fatally Shot by Police Officer After Arrest in West Savannah

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Charles Smith Fatally Shot by Police Officer After Arrest in West Savannah (Photo credit: Twitter via @WTOCConnyCooper)

Charles Smith, 29, was killed in a police officer-involved shooting in west Savannah Thursday morning. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is handling the case after the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Chief Julie Tolbert made the request. Officer David Jannot placed on administrative leave.

There are reports that a rally is underway in Savannah to protest the shooting death of Charles Smith.

Here’s the press release from the GBI on Charles Smith’s shooting death:

The initial investigation shows that officers arrested Charles Smith, 29, on outstanding warrants.  When the officers placed Smith under arrest he was handcuffed behind his back.  The arrest encounter is captured on video.  After being placed in the patrol car, Smith was able to move his hands to the front of his body and kick out the window of the patrol car.  The officers said as Smith attempted to exit the patrol car they saw that he had a firearm.  This encounter resulted in Smith being shot and killed at the scene. During the crime scene examination, a firearm was found under Smith’s body.  This information is based on the GBI’s preliminary investigation. The GBI will continue to thoroughly investigate this incident to determine exactly what occurred. When the investigation is completed, the findings will be turned over to the Eastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office.

An autopsy on Smith’s body will be done at the GBI Crime Lab in Savannah tomorrow.

Mayor Edna Jackson issued the following statement on the Charles Smith shooting:

“I am distressed at today’s shooting in West Savannah that left one man dead, a family grieving, and a community with many questions. I share many of those questions. There will be answers, but for the moment I ask for patience.
Chief Tolbert immediately brought in the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to conduct a thorough and independent investigation into this shooting. That is proper. We must now give authorities time to do their job.

I met today with the victim’s family, and I grieved with them. I spoke with West Savannah residents, and I listened to them. I talked with Police leaders, and relayed our citizens’ concerns while offering support for our officers and the difficult public service they perform every day.

When the answers come, we will be open, transparent and forthcoming. We will remain in continuous communication with the family. For now, I hope the citizens of Savannah will join me in remaining calm and patient as authorities gather the facts.”

Baltimore City Cop Vincent Cosom on Leave Following Abuse Claim by Kollin Truss

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Baltimore City Cop Vincent Cosom on Leave Following Abuse Claim by Kollin Truss (Photo credit: Video Screengrab)

Baltimore City police officer Vincent Cosom has been placed on administrative leave one day after Kollin Truss accused him of police brutality that was captured on a police surveillance camera.

Kollin Truss was arrested following a June 15 assault of his then-girlfriend, Stephanie Coleman, which led to an altercation with Officer Vincent Cosom. Truss, 32, was charged with assaulting both Cosom and Coleman.

ABC News:  Cosom, a six-year veteran of the department, noted in his police report that Truss was loitering outside of a liquor store in the 500 block of E. North Ave. at about 1:40 a.m. Cosom wrote that he asked Truss to leave. Truss then walked into the store and shouted an obscenity and a threat at the police officer, according to Cosom’s account of the incident.

Truss and Coleman left the liquor store and started walking across the street to a bus stop. Cosom said he observed Truss push her three times, according to the report.

“When they got to the corner of Greenmount and North Ave they began to argue again drawing a large crowd around them,” Cosom wrote. “While I was crossing the street at 500 E North Ave. to stop [the] argument I observed the unknown black male pushed [sic] the female with open hands three times.

“At this time I went to place the male under arrest he got into a fighting stance and clenched his first. Me and the male got into a physical altercation due to me [sic] in fear for my safety and I received a punch to the body,” Cosom continued in the report, transcribed verbatim.

Truss was arrested, although his assault and resisting arrest charges were later dropped.

Kollin Truss is seeking $35 million in damages, $5 million for each of the seven charges his attorneys have filed against Cosom on his behalf, as well as punitive damages.

Shell Casings at Eric Frein’s Home Match Those Found at Police Barracks Shooting Scene

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Shell Casings at Eric Frein’s Home Match Those Found at Police Barracks Shooting Scene

#BREAKING: Police say shell casings found at Eric Frein’s home in Canadensis, Pa., match those found at scene of Pennsylvania State Police barracks shooting in Blooming Grove  last Friday.

Police have launched a massive manhunt for Eric Frein in the state police barracks shooting. Cpl. Bryon Dickson was fatally shot, while Trooper Alex Douglass was wounded.

Police say Pennsylvania State Police barracks shooting suspect Eric Frein “has been described as a survivalist. He has made statements about wanting to kill law enforcement officers and also about wanting to commit mass acts of murder.”