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Chinx’s Accused Killer Reportedly Talks Plea Deal With Prosecutors

Jamar Hill, one of two men accused of gunning down Chinx in Brooklyn in 2015, appeared in court on Monday (July 16), where it was revealed that he’s working on a plea deal with prosecutors. Queens prosecutor Brian Hughes revealed in court that they are still working on a disposition.

Chinx's Accused Killer Reportedly Talks Plea Deal With Prosecutors

Hill and Quincy Homere are accused of killing Chinx after he left a performance at Red Wolf nightclub in Brooklyn on May 17, 2015. The two men followed Chinx and opened fire on his new Porsche Panamera 4, hitting the rapper 15 times and his passenger, Antar Alziadi, twice in the back. Alziadi survived the shooting.

Hill is due back in court on September 12, and he, along with Homere, is facing 25 years to life if convicted of the murder.

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Lil Yachty Holds Memorial Service for XXXTentacion in Atlanta

Many in and out of the music industry continue to mourn the death of XXXTentacion. The week surrounding his murder has been a whirlwind with suspects being brought into custody and the revelation that X was going to be a father. Memorial services and vigils have been held in his honor ranging from the more peaceful in Florida to the more raucous in Los Angeles. Lil Yachty decided to give the X fans in Atlanta a space to mourn the late rapper during the service he organized at Centennial Park in the A.

Yachty spoke to the crowd of fans that packed Centennial Park telling them, “Anybody who know me who know my music then they know I’ve been preaching positivity. And that’s what I’ma do, I’ma hold that legacy for X and gon’ keep promoting this positivity,” adding “All that hate, all that envy, all that bullsh*t. We gotta leave that shit in the past. Life is too short.”

Bill Cosby Found Guilty of Sexual Assault After Years of Accusations

Cosby’s main accuser, Andrea Constand, and two other women who testified that Cosby also drugged and sexually assaulted them were in the courtroom and burst into tears as the verdict was announced.
“I feel like my faith in humanity has been restored,” one of the women, Lili Bernard, said after hearing the verdict.

The conviction came about 11 months after a mistrial was declared in Cosby’s first trial when a jury failed to reach a verdict.

The jury of seven men and five women began deliberating Wednesday and spent a little over 12 hours going over evidence presented to them over two weeks before rendering their unanimous decision.

After the verdict was announced, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele asked Judge Steven O’Neill to revoke Coby’s bail and send him to jail right away.

“I understand this is very serious … however to ask to revoke the bail of individual … is your concern?” O’Neill asked Steele.

“Flight,” Steele said. “To any place. He has a plane.”

At that point, Cosby screamed out in a booming voice: “He doesn’t have a plane you a——!”

Cosby was convicted charges connected to the assault on Andrea Constand, a former director of operations for the women’s basketball team at Temple University, where Cosby was a trustee and major financial donor. Constand testified that Cosby knocked her out with a powerful drug and sexually assaulted her in 2004 at his home.

The prosecution was also allowed to call five other women to testify that Cosby assaulted them in the same manner.

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Parkland Students Are Not Happy About Their Clear Backpacks

The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are not impressed by their school’s new safety measure. Six weeks after a gunman killed 17 people at the Parkland, Florida, school, students were given clear backpacks they are required to wear in order to prevent anyone from bringing weapons onto campus.

Robert Runcie, the superintendent of Broward County Public Schools, announced the new policy last month, after the shooter’s brother was caught trespassing on campus, and two students were charged with carrying knives onto school grounds. Runcie also said students would be issued ID badges they must wear at all time while at school, and that the district is considering installing metal detectors.

Students were immediately critical of the decision, with one senior, Kyra Parrow, tweeting, “s/o to America for making my school seem like jail now because legislators don’t have common sense gun reform on their agendas.” Reactions weren’t any warmer when the backpacks were handed out on Monday after students returned from spring break.

Some students used the clear plastic backpacks to broadcast their opinions on the new requirement.

Since the shooting, Stoneman Douglas students have been at the forefront of a renewed push for stricter gun-control legislation. The new bags were issued just over a week after millions of people around the world joined Parkland students for the March for Our Lives protest for gun control.

“We’re going to make sure the best people get in our elections to run not as politicians, but as Americans. Because this,” Parkland survivor David Hogg said at the march in Washington D.C., pointing at the U.S. Capitol, “This is not cutting it.”

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Bobby V Under Investigation for Rape

R&B singer Bobby V, formerly known as Bobby Valentino, is in hot water again. Last year, the “Slow Down” singer was accused of refusing to pay a transgendered prostitute for her services. Now, Bobby is being accused of sexually assaulting a woman that lives near his residence.

According to TMZ, law enforcement sources state that a woman filed a police report in Cobb County, Georgia on Monday (March 19). The report states that the woman was raped the night before and that Bobby V was the culprit. Details regarding the rape, such as the location, circumstances, and time, have yet to be revealed by police, who are being cautious about information being leaked to the press.

Bobby V’s camp is lashing back at the charges. A rep from Bobby’s team stated that they will be fighting back “against what appears to be a weak yet calculated attempt to obtain financial gain through ulterior motives in the matter.” The rep also stated that “Bobby takes any allegation against women very seriously. However, false allegations damage true victims of sexual abuse.” Although the rep claims that the alleged victim never contacted Bobby for extortion money, he maintains his position that all allegations are false.

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North Carolina Officer Arrested over Body Cam Footage

A former police officer in North Carolina was arrested and is facing assault charges after body camera video appears to show him beating a man for jaywalking. Footage showing then-officer Chris Hickman allegedly hitting and tasing Johnnie Jermaine Rush was leaked to the Asheville Citizen-Times.

Hickman’s arrest comes two months after he resigned from the Asheville Police Department and more than six months since he allegedly assaulted Rush in August. People there want to know why his arrest took so long when the incident is on tape, reports CBS News’ Mark Strassmann.

Asheville police say they received a use of force complaint and removed Hickman from patrol the day after the incident then launched an internal affairs investigation and informed the district attorney.

The DA’s office says it chose not to file charges in September so the investigation could continue. In December, police returned with three new videos related to officer Hickman’s use of force. Hickman resigned in January.

Community members this week grilled Asheville officials at a packed town hall meeting.

“I don’t understand why the DA didn’t bring charges,” said resident Al Whiteside. “We’re no longer in the 60s, were in the 2000s, 2018.”

Asheville Police Chief Tammy Hooper did not try to defend Hickman’s behavior and admitted her department is under scrutiny, even saying she’s “happy to resign if that’s going to solve the problems here.” But the meeting left some with more concerns.

“I don’t know if we got a lot of questions answered though about the time frame – when people knew and didn’t know,” another resident said.

Hickman left jail Thursday night on a reported $10,000 bond. CBS News was unable to reach Hickman or Rush. State investigators say they are working with the FBI to investigate Hickman’s behavior.

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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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