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  • Denver Broncos' Darrent Williams (CB) gunned down

    01/01/2007 4:34:43 AM PST · by goarmy · 222 replies · 12,020+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | January 1, 2007 | Bill Williamson
    Broncos right cornerback Darrent Williams was shot and killed this morning. After leaving a nightclub in a limousine, Williams was shot and killed near 11th and Grant in Denver. The team confirmed the death of Williams. A female passenger also was shot, according to a source familiar with Williams. Williams was 24. "I learned from the Denver Police Deprtment that this incident has occured," Williams' agent, Jeff Griffin said early Monday morning. "No other details have been released. I sincerely offer my condolences and feelings to his family." Williams was the Broncos' starting right cornerback and played his final game...
  • NYC disc jockey shot 13 times dies

    12/24/2006 1:34:50 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 34 replies · 1,456+ views
    The New Orleans Times Picayune ^ | 12/24/2006 | The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — A popular hip-hop disc jockey died Saturday after being shot at least 13 times earlier this month, police said. Carl Blaze, born Carlos Rivera, was shot outside an apartment building near Manhattan's Inwood section on Dec. 7, and his $20,000 diamond chain was stolen, police said. He was taken to Harlem Hospital Center, where he died Saturday. Blaze, 30, was a DJ for hip-hop and R&B radio station Power 105.1 FM for about three years. He had gained a large fan base by spinning records at clubs and on the air on Friday and Saturday nights....
  • (Carmelo) Anthony may face stiffest penalty in wake of brawl (Knicks/Nuggets fight)

    12/17/2006 11:00:40 AM PST · by Roberts · 54 replies · 4,698+ views ^ | Dec. 17, 2006 | Chris Sheridan
    NEW YORK -- About a minute or two before the Knicks-Nuggets brawl erupted Saturday night in Madison Square Garden, New York coach Isiah Thomas mentioned to Denver star Carmelo Anthony that it wouldn't be a good idea to go anywhere near the paint, according to a member of the Denver Nuggets organization. The message was unmistakable: A hard foul was coming. And when it came, the NBA had its first full-scale fight of the 2006-07 season. As it tries to stay in the race in the Western Conference, Denver now has a huge question to ponder: How long will Anthony...
  • Flashback: Carmelo Anthony Featured In Drug Video (underground DVD includes threats)

    12/17/2006 7:50:45 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 2 replies · 1,803+ views
    The Denver Channel - ABC 7 ^ | December 2, 2004 | Staff
    DENVER -- Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony is featured in an underground DVD that is circulating in his home town of Baltimore, Md. The DVD is called "Stop Snitching" and shows alleged drug dealers talking about what happens to people who cooperate with the police, and Anthony is standing next to one of them. He is also seen on the DVD talking about his Olympic bronze medal and saying that he threw it in a lake. The man he stands next to later goes on to tell how he would take care of snitches by "putting a hole in their...
  • High school's dances grind to a halt

    09/21/2006 3:09:52 PM PDT · by NCjim · 108 replies · 3,137+ views
    Concord Monitor ^ | September 21. 2006 | MELANIE ASMAR
    A furor over what Concord High School administrators call an "overtly sexual" style of dancing at school dances has split the school community: There are those who defend the students'right to dance however they want and those who believe the moves are just plain inappropriate. Principal Gene Connolly is with the latter group. He said the school will cancel all remaining dances, including the upcoming homecoming dance, unless students step forward to help halt the "grinding." "This style of dancing is wrong," Connolly told parents at a Parent-Teacher-Student Organization meeting Tuesday night. "If you were to see it, you would...
  • Jersey's growing army of young gangsters Like many, teen charged in officer's death

    09/05/2006 11:22:57 AM PDT · by Coleus · 21 replies · 1,479+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 08.13.06 | JONATHAN SCHUPPE AND MARK MUELLER
    Family photos line the walls of Raynard Brown's tidy Orange home. A good home, his mother calls it, with two working parents who believed in the value of education and the power of after-school activities to keep kids from hunting down trouble. But Cynthia Brown found she couldn't compete with another, more seductive influence in her son's life, not when it grabbed him up so young, molding his behavior since the age of 11. That's when Raynard Brown first came home wearing the signature colors of the Bloods street gang. Over the next eight years, Brown rose to the rank...
  • Ex-Ohio State RB Maurice Clarett Arrested

    08/09/2006 4:32:38 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 24 replies · 432+ views
    Forbes ^ | 08.09.2006, 06:18 AM
    Former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett tussled with police during a traffic stop early Wednesday before officers discovered four loaded guns in his sport utility vehicle, a police spokesman said. Officers used Mace to subdue Clarett after a stun gun was ineffective because the suspect was wearing a bullet-resistant vest, Sgt. Michael Woods said.
  • Frisco teen just wanted to kill someone, police say

    08/01/2006 3:47:39 PM PDT · by Dysart · 35 replies · 1,170+ views
    Star-Telegram ^ | 8-1-06 | Bill Miller
    A 16-year-old Frisco teen in custody Tuesday told officers he simply wanted to kill someone, and the 14-year-old boy he shot Saturday night was a random target, police said. The student from Frisco High School, who was not identified because he is a juvenile, not only confessed to shooting the boy as he opened his front door, but also said that on Thursday, he shot at a man as he walked his dog, police said. He is not the same teen who was originally questioned in the shooting Saturday. That boy, 15, has been released and won't be charged, said...
  • Pinkett Smith horrified by U.S. Values

    07/22/2006 6:57:30 PM PDT · by World_Events · 141 replies · 5,886+ views
    Ireland On Line ^ | 7/22/06 | Ireland On Line
    Actress/singer Jada Pinkett Smith is horrified by increasing gun crime in the United States, declaring the country must look to third world countries to rediscover its values. The Wicked Wisdom frontwoman and her actor/rapper husband Will Smith have travelled to Africa on several occasions for charity work and have been humbled by citizens' appreciation of the basic things in life - like education. The Smiths will fund and appear at Charles 'Charlie Mack' Alston's annual Party 4 Peace in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this weekend, which aims to raise awareness of street crime. Pinkett Smith says: "It's pretty bad everywhere. I think...
  • Rap song blamed for gang shootout

    07/19/2006 3:39:12 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 46 replies · 997+ views
    A rap song sparked a nightclub shooting between rival gangs that had declared a truce to celebrate a birthday, leaving two men dead and four injured, police said. The song — Put Yo Hood Up by Lil' Jon & The East Side Boyz — urges listeners to flash hand signs for their neighborhood and confront rivals. It was played before Sunday's shooting, said Deputy Chief Alfredo Saldaña
  • Capitol Police seek McKinney's arrest

    04/04/2006 11:33:08 AM PDT · by neverdem · 108 replies · 4,831+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 4, 2006 | Charles Hurt
        The U.S. Capitol Police asked a federal prosecutor to approve an arrest warrant for Rep. Cynthia A. McKinney yesterday as two House Republicans prepared a resolution to commend the officers involved in last week's scuffle.     Mrs. McKinney, Georgia Democrat, and her office dismissed the prosecution request as politically charged and continued to portray the incident as racially motivated.     McKinney spokesman Coz Carson said any "prosecutor who's not a politician" would decline to prosecute.     "Any prosecutor with any sense can look at this thing and understand that it's not something that should be blown out of proportion any further," Mr. Carson...
  • FEATURE-Sex tourism thriving in U.S. Bible Belt (Atlanta)

    04/04/2006 11:51:00 AM PDT · by iPod Shuffle · 79 replies · 4,073+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4 Apr 2006 | Verna Gates and Mickey Goodman
    FEATURE-Sex tourism thriving in U.S. Bible Belt Tue 4 Apr 2006 8:01 AM ET By Verna Gates and Mickey Goodman ATLANTA, April 4 (Reuters) - In a sleazy hotel room, "Brittany," then aged 16 and drugged into oblivion, waited for the men to arrive. Her pimps sent as many as 17 clients an evening through the door. A "john" could even pre-book the pretty young blonde for $1,000 a night, sometimes flying in and then flying out from a nearby airport. None of this happened in Bangkok or Costa Rica, places that have become synonymous with sex tourism and underage...
  • Anti-snitch movement gains steam

    03/29/2006 11:06:23 AM PST · by JZelle · 55 replies · 1,333+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3-29-06 | UPI
    The stop-snitching movement has spread across the United States, worrying police and prosecutors who often use informants to win convictions, a report said. The movement got its start two years ago in Baltimore in an underground DVD featuring armed drug dealers. Since then, the movement and T-shirts that say "Stop Snitching" have gone nationwide -- being worn by a diverse group ranging from rap artists to college professors, USA Today reported. The code of silence, David Kennedy of New York's John Jay College of Criminal Justice told the newspaper, "is breaking out in a way we've never seen before."
  • Hip-hop trends spread to suburbia -- Lyrics, dance moves too explicit for some parents

    03/17/2006 7:52:43 AM PST · by SmithL · 18 replies · 1,190+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/17/6 | Simone Sebastian
    Don't let 7-year-old Nicholas Johnstone's blond hair, green eyes and middle-class upbringing fool you. This Berkeleyite may be from the 'burbs, but shorty can bust a rhyme and knows a hot track when he hears one. Raised near the base of the Berkeley hills, Nicholas' favorite artist is rapper 50 Cent. The first-grader makes up his own lyrics, raps along with hip-hop radio and even mimics the limp walk fashioned by early rappers. His parents introduced him to classical and jazz music as a toddler. But from his first day of kindergarten, Nicholas started using slang that his parents knew...
  • Stray Bullet Kills Girl At Her Birthday Party

    03/12/2006 8:54:11 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 143 replies · 2,542+ views
    CBS2CHICAGO ^ | 03-12-2006 | CBS2CHICAGO
    Second Girl Shot In 9 Days In Englewood (CBS) For the second time in little more than a week, another young girl is shot to death in the same Chicago neighborhood. It's a crime that has people in the Englewood neighborhood outraged. Ten-year-old Siretha White was celebrating at her own surprise birthday party Saturday night when bullets pierced the window of a home in the South Side neighborhood killing her. Just eight days earlier and just blocks away, 14-year old Starkesia Reed was also killed by a stray bullet in her home. As CBS 2's Rafael Romo reports, the...
  • Smithsonian to Collect Hip-Hop Relics

    02/28/2006 3:31:33 AM PST · by Huber · 34 replies · 855+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 2/27/06 | By MARCUS FRANKLIN Associated Press Writer
    NEW YORK For nearly three decades, hip-hop relics such as vinyl records, turntables, microphones and boom boxes have collected dust in boxes and attics. On Tuesday, owners of such items _ including pioneering hip-hop artists such as Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and Fab 5 Freddy _ will blow that dust off and carry them to a Manhattan hotel to turn them over to National Museum of American History officials. The museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., is announcing its plans to embark on a collecting initiative, "Hip-Hop Won't Stop: the Beat, the Rhymes, the...
  • Declare war on gangs (Toronto)

    12/28/2005 8:26:18 AM PST · by fanfan · 52 replies · 2,030+ views
    The Ottawa Sun ^ | Wed, December 28, 2005 | Ottawa Sun Editorial Board
    When scores of shoppers are forced to cower on the ground on Canada's busiest street because more than a dozen gun-toting punks are using it as a shooting range, it is time to stop kidding ourselves. It is time to demand action. Where is the leadership? Where is the law? An innocent 15-year-old girl is dead, gunned down in yet another gang fight. Six other innocents were also shot, all for daring to go Boxing Day shopping in downtown Toronto -- a city once so staid, Boxing Day shopping itself was illegal. Toronto's police chief calls it "infuriating." The city's...
  • Scandal Erupts at the L.A. Times

    12/02/2005 7:01:20 AM PST · by BJClinton · 67 replies · 4,982+ views
    FrontPage ^ | 12/02/2005 | Jan Golab
    Scandal Erupts at the L.A. Times By Jan Golab | December 2, 2005 Times are bad at the L.A. Times. Competition from new media and “a lingering feeling of bias” continue to plague the paper and drive down circulation. Editors John Carroll, Michael Kinsley and leftist icon Robert Scheer have all recently been sent packing. Now, the once venerable paper faces a scandal of Jayson Blair proportions, one that may topple key players—including a Pulitzer Prize winner—and permanently sully its reputation. The Times’ questionable coverage of the Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. (AKA Biggie Smalls) murders has long been...
  • Alarm In US As 'Gangsta Bible' Goes Mainstream

    10/30/2005 5:29:23 PM PST · by blam · 31 replies · 1,324+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-31-2005 | Catherine Elsworth
    Alarm in US as 'gangsta bible' goes mainstream By Catherine Elsworth in Los Angeles (Filed: 31/10/2005) An American magazine about gangster life that was originally aimed at prisoners is selling so well that it is to go on sale in major stores. To the alarm of those working in crime prevention, Don Diva, which calls itself "the original street bible", has become required reading in many inner cities. Don Diva's controversial 'children and firearms' issue It features interviews with convicts, and includes tips on where to hide drugs and buy the best diamond-studded gold teeth and money-counting machines. Critics say...
  • A clothes call for NBA whiners

    10/26/2005 12:23:47 PM PDT · by JZelle · 13 replies · 1,028+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-26-05 | Clarence Page
    You can't say that National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern does not enjoy a challenge. Players will have to observe a dress code beginning this season, he has announced. The idea is going over big with the players -- like flood insurance in the Sahara. The code, delivered in a short memo last week, boils down to this: No bling. "Bling," for those of you who are not fortunate enough to have a teenager in your home, is short for "bling bling," a hip-hop term for gaudy jewelry and other forms of showy, ostentatious style. In 2002, "bling bling" joined...