Monday, November 20, 2017

Earle Hyman, Who Played Russell Huxtable on Cosby Show, Dead at 91 - It is being reported that Earle Hyman the prominent American stage, television, and film actor has passed away at the age of 91 sometime on Thursday (Nov. 17th). Hyman born in North Carolina in 1926, moved to Brooklyn as a child with his family where he developed his acting skills in the theater scene of New York City.

He is most known in the hip-hop world for his portrayal of Russell Huxtable, the father of Heathcliffe Huxtable on Bill Cosby's The Cosby Show, where he depicted positive imagery of Black fatherhood, earning himself an Emmy nomination for the role in 1986. Hyman became central to the grandfather role despite being only 11 years older than Bill. He also was a recurring character on the show's spinoff A Different World, for the time that Lisa Bonet (Denise Huxtable) was on the show as the second eldest daughter of the Cosby who was attending Hillman College.

Hyman also voiced Panthro on the 1985 animated series Thundercats until 1990. Earle is a Tony Award winner, with more than 15 Broadway credits to his name with a broader list of other roles off the stage.

He is first cousins with another great talent Phyllis Hyman.The cause of death has not been revealed as of this time. VladTV offers condolences to the family of Earle Hyman and all his fans and supporters.

Cult Leader and Murderer Charles Manson Dead at 83 - Charles Milles Manson has died at the age of 83 from natural causes. Manson was the head of the Manson Family cult, who were responsible for 7 murders including pregnant actress Sharon Tate in the 1960's. Manson was originally sentenced to death for the murders, but had his sentence commuted to life in prison after California got rid of the death penalty in 1972. He was denied parole 12 times.

Charles Manson felt that there would be a massive race war, which he called "Helter Skelter." The murders that his cult committed were in preparation for this war.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Baltimore Defense Forces Five Turnovers, Notches Another Shutout Against Packers - The Baltimore Ravens have not scored a lot of points this season, and on Sunday in Green Bay, they didn't need to. 
Once again carrying the load, the Baltimore defense set the tone, making an inexperienced Green Bay offense look the part, forcing five turnovers in a 23-0 win. 
The Ravens (5-5), were out-gained by the Packers on offense (259, 220), but easily won the turnover battle and racked up six sacks on the way.

The shutout performance was the third of the year for the Ravens defense, who are now the only team since 2003 to force three shutouts in a single season. The only team post-merger to shut out four opponents in a single season was the 2000 Ravens.
"When you got [a shutout] going, it's like a want to keep it," linebacker Terrell Suggs said. "This is the Ravens, this team was built upon long as we're winning we can enjoy these."

Third Suspect Arrested In Locust Point Killing - A third suspect in the early Tuesday shooting death of Alex Wroblewski have been taken into custody, Baltimore police say.
Tonya Arnita Hayes, 37, and her boyfriend, Marquese Anthony Winston, 23, were arrested in Atlanta, Georgia, on Wednesday. Officials had been looking for the woman's 20-year-old son, Tivontre Gatling-Mouzon. He was taken into custody Friday in Richmond, Virginia, police said.

Booking photos of the other two suspects weren't available as of Saturday afternoon.
Hayes and her boyfriend were arrested after the vehicle tied to the incident was located in Atlanta. The suspects weren't in that vehicle, however, Smith said. Later on, Atlanta police found the pair. Baltimore police believe the boyfriend was the shooter in this case.
Wroblewski, a bartender at The Rowhowse Grille in Federal Hill, was shot early Tuesday during a robbery shortly after leaving the Royal Farms in Locust Point. He was 41.

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Reward In Detective Killing Increased - Baltimore police Commissioner Kevin Davis said police believe the gunman who killed Detective Sean Suiter is still in Baltimore.
"We don't think he jumped on a plane and went to France," Davis said on Friday.
Davis reiterated earlier statements on keeping an eye out for people nursing unexplained injuries, and offered no new identifying information on the suspect, only known as a black male.

"We're always one tip away, we're one moment away from breaking this case wide open," Davis said. "I know that our community is just as upset about this case as we are."
Overnight, officials announced the reward for  reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction has increased to $215,000, up from $190,000 on Friday. Tips may be phoned into police homicide detectives at 410-396-2100, the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP.
Davis said police will hold the wide Harlem Park crime scene probably through the weekend.
"Once we release the crime scene, we can't get it back," Davis said. "To a person, each and every one [the residents] understands why we're out there."

Davis confirmed that police are looking at the possibility that Suiter was shot with his own service weapon, though he also said police are examining all possibilities. Davis said police know Suiter's weapon was fired, and shell casings--Davis wouldn't say how many--were ballistically matched to his service weapon. Suiter's gun was the only weapon found at the scene.
"That doesn't mean there wasn't as second gun at that scene as well," Davis said. "We just know that second gun isn't at the scene right now."
He thanked the community for their passion about Suiter's killing, an anger shared with his officers.
"It's an attack on American policing, and American policing exists to support our very unique democracy in this world," Davis said.
Police also warned of unauthorized GoFundMe efforts purportedly supporting the family. Spokesman T.J. Smith said police are working with the family to coordinate a crowdfunding effort at a later date. At worst, these pages are fraudulent. At best, these well-intentioned efforts create unnecessary hassle for Suiter's loved ones.

Source WBAL

Friday, November 17, 2017

Meek Mill Bail Hearing? Scheduled by Mistake, Court Officials Say - Meek Mill may yet get another day in court — but it won’t be on Nov. 27. In an incident that will likely infuriate the Philly-born rapper’s already enraged supporters, a Philadelphia court employee on Friday mistakenly scheduled a bail hearing for the imprisoned Mill – only to have officials say hours later there were no plans for such a hearing.

Gabriel Roberts, a spokesman for the Philadelphia Courts, said Friday that Mill’s legal team electronically filed a motion requesting bail pending appeal under his birth name, Robert Williams. Not recognizing the defendant as the high-profile hip-hop artist sent back to prison last week, a court clerk scheduled the matter for a routine hearing before Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley on Nov. 27.

But Brinkley dictates her own hearing schedule — and certainly had not scheduled Mill to be back in her courtroom on Nov. 27.

Within hours of the news hitting social media, the hearing-that-never-was had been scrapped. An entry on the case docket late Friday read: “Corrective Docket Entry — Bail Hearing listed for 11/27/2017 was scheduled in error.”

The error caught Mill’s legal team unaware and they had no immediate comment.

The scheduling error was more shocking than the initial surprising news that Brinkley would hear Mill’s bail petition — 11 days after igniting a publicity firestorm by sending the hip-hop star back to prison for two to four years for violating the terms of his 2008 probation in a drug and gun case.

Police Ramp Up Search For Detective Suiter's Killer - Authorities have ramped up efforts Friday to find out who shot and killed Baltimore police homicide Detective Sean Suiter.

Police cadets were going door-to-door looking for information and searching vacant homes in west Baltimore.

Suiter, a husband and father of five, was pronounced dead Thursday. He was 43 years old.

Suiter was shot in the head just before 5 p.m. Wednesday while working a case, along a particularly violent block on Bennett Place. He was rushed to Shock Trauma, where he died around noon Thursday surrounded by his wife and children.

Police on Friday confirmed that a multi-car collision on Wednesday that involved a BPD patrol car was carrying gravely wounded Suiter to the University of Maryland Medical Center, police said. Suiter was then transferred to an ambulance that took him to Shock Trauma.

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Earle Hyman, Who Played Russell Huxtable on Cosby Show, Dead at 91 - It is being reported that Earle Hyman the prominent American stage, television, and film actor has passed away at the...