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Jury Grants Family of Police Shooting Victim Korryn Gaines $37M

After three weeks of testimony and a few hours of subsequent deliberation, an all-female jury overseeing the wrongful death civil trial of slain police shooting victim Korryn Gaines – ruled in favor of awarding her family $37 million, on Friday, February 16.

Gains was gunned down when after a six-hour standoff, officers locked out of her Randallstown apartment with an arrest warrant finally busted in to find her armed with a shotgun. The 2016 incident drew a passionate response from the public over several unsettling tactics used by Baltimore County police. For one, authorities had Gains’ wi-fi cut off as she was live streaming the confrontation, and secondly, many took exception to the force used in disregard of the fact that her five-year-old son Kodi was present to witness the situation unravel.

Kodi will now receive $32 million of the total, as it was determined that County Cpl. Royce Ruby’s use of force, when he fired off the first shot, was not objectively reasonable. The ruling contradicts the findings of a county prosecution that previously established that the shooting was legally justified. In addition to the lions share of the settlement that Kodi will inherit, Gains’ daughter will get $4.5 million, and her father, mother, and general estate will get $300K respectively.

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C-Murder Joins Hunger Strike Due to ‘Deplorable’ Conditions at Angola Prison

C-Murder, aka Corey Miller, was a prominent rapper in the 90’s until a murder charge derailed his career. C-Murder was a part of his brother Master P’s No Limit label, which captured the hip-hop game and introduced the world to Louisiana rap music. Miller was convicted of second-degree murder charges in 2009 and has spent the last decade behind bars.

Angola Prison, which is located in Louisianna, is infamous for its harsh living conditions, and this month C-Murder decided to stand up against the tyranny of the prison staff. According to his Publicist Tammy Ty Page, “C-Murder has chosen to use his platform to voice dire conditions going on at Angola.”

The inmates cite several reasons for the hunger strike at Angola Prison. Visitor treatment, water quality, sanitation, and proper medical treatment are said to be the main factors driving the strike. Visitors have been subjected to strip-searches by guards who have open cases pending against them for various sexual assault crimes, while inmates have to deal with the sex offenders day in and day out.

The Assistant Warden, Barrett Boeker, was charged with raping a woman at his home in Angola Prison two years ago. He currently has several charges pending against him stemming from incidents with various inmates. Warden Darrel Vannoy and James LeBlanc, the Secretary of DOC, have also been implicated in the corruption.

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Larry Nassar sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for decades of sexual abuse

Former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced 40 to 175 years in prison. Over the past two decades, more than 150 women and girls reported that Nassar sexually abused them. CNN reports that he pleaded guilty to seven counts of criminal sexual conduct.

“There are no words that can describe the depth and breadth of how sorry I am for what has occurred. An acceptable apology to all of you is impossible to write and convey. I will carry your words with me for the rest of my days”, said Nassar.

Previously, he was sentenced to 60 years for a separate case — having child pornography on his computer.

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Trump’s Lawyer Paid $130K to Silence Adult Film Star About Sexual Encounter

The Wall Street Journal recently published a report that Michael Cohen, a Trump Organization lawyer at the time and now Trump’s personal lawyer, paid porn star Stormy Daniels $130,000 to keep quiet about a sexual encounter with the President.

According to the Journal, Trump paid Stormy Daniels, real name Stephanie Clifford, a month before the presidential election as part of a nondisclosure agreement. This was also around the same time that the now-infamous Access Hollywood “grab them by the p***y” tape was released.

Clifford reportedly told sources interviewed by the Journal that she and Trump had a consensual sexual encounter in 2006, a year after marrying Melania, while in Lake Tahoe.

Michael Cohen denied the encounter happened when speaking to the Wall Street Journal, but he did not comment on the $130,000 payment. He also added, “This is now the second time that you are raising outlandish allegations against my client. You have attempted to perpetuate this false narrative for over a year; a narrative that has been consistently denied by all parties since at least 2011.”

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Police Release Evidence in Nelly’s Rape Allegations

Photographs of Nelly standing handcuffed after being arrested on rape charges which have since been dropped have emerged.

The 43-year-old rapper was arrested in the early hours of October 7 after 22-year-old Monique Green, who has agreed to be identified, called police to claim he had raped her on his tour bus during an after-party onboard.

Green is a nightclub hostess in Seattle. She was working at the club where Nelly had performed the previous evening and said he attacked her on the bus after inviting her there for a party to follow on from the performance.

The bus was parked in a Walmart parking lot at the time of the alleged assault.

The woman called police after allegedly being thrown off the bus by Nelly following the alleged attack.

Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., has always denied the allegations.

They criminal case against him was dropped when Green decided not to go ahead with pursuing charges but she is suing him in civil court.

On Friday, crime scene photographs taken on the tour bus and of what both of the pair were wearing were released and published by TMZ.

They showed the rapper standing by the side of the road in Seattle dressed in sweatpants, a sweater and with his hands cuffed behind his back after Green called police.

In his bedroom on the bus, the blue sheets appeared to be stained and the beds – both the rapper’s and camp beds for crew – were unmade.

There was a packet of baby wipes in the bathroom and clothes strewn across the bus.

In the bedroom, a football and football helmet were used as decorations.

Green is also pictured. She appears in what looks like a hospital gown, wiping tears from her eyes.

In her lawsuit, she described how on the night of October 6, she was working at the nightclub where she is a hostess when Nelly was performing.

She said he asked her back to his tour bus for an afterparty and that once they were there, they went into his bedroom.

Green claimed he started masturbating then had oral and vaginal sex with her against her will.

She claimed he refused to wear a condom despite her pleading with him to.

After the alleged attack, she said was thrown off the bus by a member of Nelly’s entourage.

Standing outside in the parking lot on her own, she said Nelly then threw a $100 bill at her and harassed her as she tried to call an Uber. That is when she dialled 911. It was 3.40am.

Police arrived and arrested the rapper on a charge of second degree rape.

He was released from custody without charge not long afterwards, however.

Nelly denied the accusations immediately.

He has not denied that the pair had sex but says vehemently that no attack took place.

‘Our initial investigation clearly establishes this allegation is devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness.

‘I am confident, once this scurrilous accusation is thoroughly investigated, there will be no charges.

‘Nelly is prepared to address and pursue all legal avenues to redress any damage caused by this clearly false allegation,’ his lawyer said in a statement at the time.

He has since threatened to file his own lawsuit against Green for slander.

The rapper’s girlfriend Shantel Jackson is unperturbed by the allegations and is standing by him.

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Kevin Gates Released From Prison

According to the news outlet, the rapper became a free man again when he walked out from behind bars on Wednesday (Jan. 10) morning. “Gates served 9 months of a 30-month sentence, and was released from an Illinois state prison on parole. As we first reported, he’ll be on mandatory supervision and can’t possess any firearms,” TMZ reads.

If you can recall, Gates was also released from custody back in Florida in 2017 after kicking a woman in the chest, during one of his shows. However, the former XXL Freshman was re-arrested for a warrant that was outstanding because of a previous weapon charge.

Welcome back to civilization, Gates.

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Kevin Gates to be Released from Prison??

It looks like the legal weight which has been sitting on Kevin Gates is about to lift. According to TMZ, the New Orleans rapper will be getting out on parole next Wednesday, January 10.

Kevin Gates Offered Plea Deal

Gates, real name Kevin Jerome Gilyard, got in trouble back in 2015 after he allegedly kicked a fan who grabbed onto his shorts during a concert. The Lakeland, Florida police department filed a criminal complaint against Gates, charging him with simple battery.

The Islah spitter was sentenced to six months behind bars and ended up serving five for the assault charge. The day he was to become a free man, a separate weapons-related charge from Illinois popped up, sending Gates back in. He’s currently serving time at the East Moline Correctional Center, where he pleaded guilty to being in possession of a firearm as a felon during a 2013 arrest.

Kevin Gates to be Released from Prison??

According to TMZ, a source at the Illinois Department of Correction says Gates will be released next Wednesday, after serving out a nine-month sentence. The source, named Lindsey Hess, says Gates is being released on parole. Conditions include mandatory supervision and no possession of firearms.

Gates’ debut studio album, Islah, peaked at the number two spot on the Billboard 200.

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