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Nashville officer Andrew Delke was charged with criminal homicide for fatally shooting Daniel Hambrick, 25, in the back as he ran from the officer. Delke’s attorney says he plans to plead not guilty in the case.
In late July, Delke was in the area looking for stolen vehicles and became suspicious of an Impala who he says “conceded the right of way by not pulling out in front of him.” After running the plates on the car and determining it wasn’t stolen, Delke continued to follow the car to develop a reason to stop it. When Delke parked his car in a nearby apartment complex, he says that’s when he saw Hambrick running away.
Video footage shows Delke chasing Hambrick and in a matter of seconds, the man falls to the ground after being shot. Delke claims that Hambrick was holding a gun, which he told him to drop, and when he didn’t, the officer shot four times, hitting Hambrick in the head, back, and left torso. Authorities recovered a gun from the scene.
Delke turned himself in on Thursday (September 27) and he was released on $25,000 bail.
According to a report, Kelis allegedly left her nanny stranded while overseas, and now has to pay almost $18,000 to the woman.
The nanny—Soraya Tascon was with Kelis while the singer was on tour in June 2016. Tascon was taking care of Kelis’ then six-month-old baby and seven-month-old son that she and Nas have together. Kelis reportedly was supposed to give the nanny $750 a week to take care of her children, but did not do so. When they reached London, Kelis fired the nanny and didn’t pay for a plane ticket for the woman to get back to Los Angeles.
Tascon had to find her way back to L.A. and filed a complaint to the Labor Commission of the State of California. It was noted that the Labor Commissioner immediately sided with Tascon in the matter, saying she was a victim.
Pro Bowl free-agent safety Eric Reid signed with the Carolina Panthers on Thursday (September 27) after he was not re-signed with the 49ers after filing a grievance with the NFL. Reid also made waves as the first player to join Colin Kaepernick in kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial inequality and police brutality.
Both Reid and Kaepernick filed grievances with the NFL, alleging that owners and the league prevented their employment because of the protests. Kaepernick, who is still unsigned, reacted to the news of Reid joining the Panthers, tweeting, “Congrats 2 my brother @e_reid35, all pro safety who should have been signed the 1st day of free agency, who has signed a football contract. He was the 1ST person 2 kneel alongside me. Eric is a social justice warrior, continues to support his family. and communities in need.”
Reid’s deal is a one-year contract worth up to $2 million with play-time and Pro Bowl incentives
31-year-old boxer and former Welterweight Champion Victor Ortiz has been arrested and charged with 3 felonies, including rape.
According to court documents, Ortiz allegedly sexually assaulted a woman in his Oxnard, CA home back in March. The woman filed a formal report with police alleging the assault in March as well. Ortiz surrendered to authorities on Tuesday and was charged with forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, and forcible digital penetration.
Ortiz’s bail was set for $100,000. He was set to fight this coming Sunday in Ontario, CA but that will likely be canceled or postponed due to his impending legal issues.
A rookie police officer in Detroit was recently fired for a post he made via Snapchat. The officer referred to potential suspects as “zoo animals.”
Former officer Sean Bostwick was let go according to Detroit police chief James Craig, who revealed the news during a press conference regarding the matter. Craig said “He was terminated. This is his last day on our payroll. Tomorrow, he will no longer be a Detroit, police officer. He is clear on that.”
Bostwick’s caption on his post said: “Another night to [wrangle] up these zoo animals.” A former Detroit police officer caught wind of the post and shared it to his Facebook with the caption “This is a newly appointed Detroit Police Officer. The caption speaks for itself.”
James Craig noted he met with Bostwick in person to let him know that he was being fired as a result of the post.
Michael Kors has bought Versace for $2.12 billion, which was confirmed on Tuesday (September 25) amid speculation.
Donatella Versace, who ran the luxury fashion brand with her brother Santo and her daughter Allegra, released a statement about the deal, which read, “It has been more than 20 years since I took over the company along with my brother Santo and daughter Allegra. I am proud that Versace remains very strong in both fashion and modern culture.”
In addition to the billions, Donatella and her family will receive around $177 million in shares of the new company. Michael Kors chairman and CEO John D. Idol also commented on the deal, stating, “We are excited to have Versace as part of our family of luxury brands, and we are committed to investing in its growth. With the full resources of our group, we believe that Versace will grow to over U.S. $2 billion in revenues.”
According to reports, the new company is focused on raising its exposure in Asia and reducing their reliance on business in the Americas. In addition to buying Versace, Michael Kors also owns Jimmy Choo, which they bought last summer for $1.2 billion.
Donald Trump garnered some unexpected laughs after telling the UN General Assembly on Tuesday (September 25) about the “extraordinary progress” of his administration in a speech.
He started off by saying, “One year ago I stood before you for the first time in this grand hall. I addressed the threats facing our world, and I presented a vision to achieve a brighter future for all of humanity. Today I stand before the United Nations General Assembly to share the extraordinary progress we’ve made.”
He added, “In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country. America’s… So true.”
After hearing laughter in the crowd, Trump responded by saying, “I didn’t expect that reaction but that’s okay.”
The judge in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case has sentenced the famed entertainer to 3-10 years in state prison.
The judge also called the 81-year-old a “sexually violent predator,” and it was determined that his name will be on a sex-offender registry sent to neighbors, schools, and victims.
Bill Cosby arrived at the courthouse in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania for his sentencing hearing for drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand.
Cosby was convicted on three aggravated indecent sexual assault charges in April, with each charge carrying a sentence of up to 10 years. Cosby has said he vows to appeal.
In 1993, producer Jermaine Dupri launched his So So Def record label to showcase southern hip-hop artists. In the quarter-century since then, the imprint has worked with a slew of big-name artists from the ’90s and 2000s, including Jagged Edge, Daz Dillinger, Da Brat, Bow Wow, Kriss Kross, and Anthony Hamilton.
In celebration of the record label’s achievements and cultural influence, the Grammy Museum has launched a four-month exhibit dedicated entirely to So So Def. Billboard reports this is the first time a hip-hop label has received its own show at the Los Angeles facility. The show will feature stage outfits, photos, and other memorabilia from the label’s stars.
“Considering this year marks the 45th anniversary of hip-hop, it is remarkable that So So Def is celebrating 25 years of extraordinary success in the industry,” Grammy Museum curator Nwaka Onwusa said in a statement. “It is impossible to showcase everything that Jermaine Dupri has done to elevate Atlanta hip-hop and the far-reaching influence of So So Def throughout the world. The Grammy Museum is very excited to present this look into the label’s enduring legacy.”
The exhibit kicked off Wednesday night with an appearance by Dupri and a number of his So So Def associates. The producer spoke about the label’s milestones, its role in the Atlanta culture, as well as his induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
“My first visit to the Grammy Museum was around the time it opened and they created the ‘Make a Record with Jermaine Dupri’ experience,” Dupri said. “It’s such an honor to return for this meaningful tribute to So So Def, Jermaine Dupri and the city of Atlanta.”
The exhibit, called Jermaine Dupri & So So Def: 25 Years of Elevating Culture, will run through January. You can learn more about the show, including how to cop tickets, at the Grammy website.
The So So Def family will also hit the road next month for the 25th anniversary Cultural Curren$y Tour. The trek will kick off Oct. 14 in Washington, D.C., and include performances by Xscape, Hamilton, Da Brat, and Jagged Edge.