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Officer Who Shot Terence Crutcher Claims She Went Deaf During Incident

RadioOnFire.com - The attorney representing Betty Shelby, the female officer who shot and killed Oklahoma man Terence Crutcher claims his client lost her hearing temporarily during the incident. The lawyer claims Shelby suffered from an “auditory exclusion” during the shooting and wasn’t able to hear that her colleague Tyler Turnbough was ready to subdue Crutcher with his taser, according to The Grio. “She doesn’t have any recollection of that at all,” he said. The lawyer explained an auditory exclusion as a “phenomenon that sometimes occurs in stressful situations because the person experiencing it is so focuses on the critical incident.” Using the impairment, Wood attempted to justify Shelby’s actions because she never had a reason to believe that Crutcher didn’t have a gun. “If you think someone has a gun, you don’t get your Taser out,” he said. The probable cause affidavit for the case tells a different story, one her defense is trying to undo. “Shelby reacted unreasonably by esca…

John Legend Helps DJ Envy Change His Position On Stop and Frisk

RadioOnFire.com - After days of rigorous debate over law enforcement's institution of Stop and Frisk in poor communities of color, DJ Envy declared on Thursday [September 29], that he's had a change of heart on his position supporting a modified version of the policy. The Power 105.1 radio host announced the shift via Instagram, following an in-depth discussion the show's hosts had during the morning's episode of The Breakfast Club. It was in processing the argument posed by their politically active guest, singer John Legend, who said, "We have rights to walk through the streets without unreasonable search and seizure. That's the fourth amendment," that Envy says he was challenged to reconsider his thoughts on the former NYPD tactic. "I had an opportunity to have a wonderful conversation with him today where he provided me and our listeners with a great deal of useful information regarding stop and frisk. This information played a large part in me re…

Richard Sherman Says NFL Owners Don't Care Bout Their Players

RadioOnFire.com - Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman came out and said the NFL doesn’t care about its players while speaking with The Players Tribune this week. “You’re gonna get arthritis in your knees. You’re gonna have stress in your back. There’s just things that come with the territory. Decisions and sacrifices that you knowingly make coming into this game. But the NFL really could care less,” he said. Sherman says ratings are the most important thing to the league. Players like Cam Newton have had to stay in the game after being hit in the face repeatedly because pulling them out would affect ratings. “If you can increase their bottom line, they’ll love you. They’ll do everything they can to put you out more. To market you. To make sure the fans buy your jersey. If you’re not making them money then they’re going to find somebody else,” he said. Sherman went on to explain that the NFL really isn’t interested in how players feel about the league. “We really don’t have a r…

Video of Fatal Police Shooting of 6 Year Old Autistic Boy Is Released to the Public

RadioOnFire.com - The body camera recording of a police shooting that claimed the life of a 6-year old autistic boy in Marksville, Louisiana last November, was brought to light on Wednesday [September 28], after the judge overseeing the case ordered its release. Upon making his decision to publicize the video, District Court Judge William Bennett declared that it counters the defense's argument that the driver, Christopher Few, 26, had used his vehicle in a manner that caused a threat to officers. The footage is set to be used as evidence in the up-coming trials of the two officers charged with 2nd degree murder in the shooting. According to officers Derrick Stafford, 32, and Norris Greenhouse Jr., 23, Few had led them on a pursuit that they alleged turned deadly when Few rammed his SUV into their cruiser. He had proceeded to back into them once again at the moment they selected to open fire, they claimed. It will be difficult for the defense to stand behind their argument of self…

Hillary Clinton Uses Pusha T to Register People to Vote & Win a Meet and Greet

RadioOnFire.com - If you vote for Hillary Clinton this upcoming November, you just might get the chance to meet Pusha T. That’s right; Hillary Clinton tweeted out a registration form yesterday for voters that will automatically put them in the running to meet the rapper. The meet and greet includes a night in a hotel and airfare. “Enter to win: meet Pusha T. Register to vote, and you’re automatically entered to win,” she wrote. The G.O.O.D. Music president recently divulged details on a conversation he had with Mrs. Clinton to Business Insider. “I’m sure she was hip and briefed,” he said. “But [the conversation] was simply about engaging, and being engaged, and making sure that I engage people to vote, and get my demographic to vote, Get people out to the polls, that was her main thing.” Pusha T is no fan of her opponent Donald Trump and he even started selling a t-shirt with words once tweeted by Clinton to Trump urging him to “Delete Your Account.” She was referencing his Twitter wh…

Derrick Rose Uses Tupac Rape Case to Defend Himself Against Accuser

RadioOnFire.com - NBA Star Derrick Rose is now citing 2Pac’s infamous sexual assault case in his defense against an anonymous woman accusing him of rape. Rose is urging the judge to have the woman reveal her identity. The rapper’s 1993 case saw his accuser be forced to reveal her identity by the judge. Rose said in court documents that his situation is almost identical to 2Pac’s with both of their accusers using their anonymity to bash them in the media. He believes it gives her an unfair advantage and is urging the judge to put a stop to it. A ruling on the matter is expected later today. “Mr. Rose would be placed at a serious disadvantage if he were required to defend himself publicly while Ms. Doe could make her accusations from behind a cloak of anonymity,” an excerpt from the document read. In Pac’s case, the woman attempted to use a pseudonym to hide her identity, but the rapper objected, and the judge ended up siding with him. He also used the argument that her trashing him in …

3 People Dead & Over 100 Injured in Hoboken New Jersey Transit Train Crash

RadioOnFire.com - Thursday [September 29], a New Jersey Transit train crashed in Hoboken, NJ after slamming into a platform leaving three people dead and over 100 injured. According to CNN, who spoke to passenger Leon Offengenden, he claims the front car is essentially off the rails [and] into the building of the station, with the roof sort of collapsed around it." Scary images and videos posted on social media show the scary wreck as passengers detrain from the wreck. We'll keep you posted as more information comes in.
Source: CNNYoutube

Teen Kills Father Before Shooting Up South Carolina Elementary School

RadioOnFire.com - A 14-year old teen was apprehended after shooting a teacher and two students in the playground of a South Carolina elementary school on Wednesday, September 28. In addition to the Townville Elementary School shooting, officials from the Anderson County Sheriff's Office are also investigating the probability that a murder earlier reported across town on Osborne Road, was carried out by the suspect, as the victim has been identified as 47-year-old Jeffrey Dewitt Osborne, the father of the suspect. According to reports, the incident occurred shortly after 1 p.m., when the suspect is said to have driven up and crashed into the fence surrounding the school's playground. Witnesses say that that is when the suspect got out with a handgun and opened fire, starting on a shooting spree that came to an end when veteran firefighter Jamie Brock took the suspect down upon arriving at the scene. One male student was shot in the foot and another male student at the school wa…

California Police Fatally Shoot Black Man Witnesses Say Was Unarmed

RadioOnFire.com - An unnamed man was fatally shot by police in El Cajon, California on Tuesday (September 27), and witnesses say that he was unarmed. No gun was found on the scene, and the woman's sister claimed that the man was mentally ill. Officers responded to a call from the sister on Tuesday, and she told them that he wasn't acting like himself. Police Chief Jeff Davis said that the man was walking in traffic, endangering himself and motorists. Once police arrived on the scene, they said the man paced back and forth with his hands in his pockets and said that he "rapidly drew and object" that he held like a gun. After the man withdrew the object, one officer fired a shot and another discharged his taser. When asked if the object was a weapon, Davis confirmed that it was not.
Source: CNN

Bucks President Calls Milwaukee "The Most Segregated, Racist Place"

RadioOnFire.com - During a recent presentation given before the Rotary Club of Madison, in Wisconsin, Milwaukee Bucks President Peter Feigin shared his observation of the current nature of race relations in the city his team calls home. Feigin was speaking on plans to help rebuild the city through the contribution of his franchise, when in addressing the impact of creating employment for African-Americans, he described the racial disparities that exist there as akin to nothing he's seen in the U.S. "We know we can't cure the world. But we are very determined to get ourselves involved in programs that we can measure a difference in and put our claws into for a long period of time and show a difference," Feignin responded. After a reporter cited an incident involving Bucks forward John Henson being racially profiled by a jewelry store that locked it's doors and called police on him during business hours. "Very bluntly, Milwaukee is the most segregated, racist …

Homeless Man Beat By Unprovoked Houston Police

RadioOnFire.com - On Monday [September 26], the METRO police chief released surveillance video from an incident in August that showed an officer beat a black homeless man on a light rail station platform in Houston while another officer watched. In the video, the Metro officers, Daniel Reynoso and Jairus Warren approach the homeless man, Darrell Giles, who is slumped over on a bench on the platform at the Burnett Station.  After a brief exchange, Giles stands up only to fall back down on the seat after Warren draws his baton and begins to repeatedly strike him.  Giles falls from the bench eventually onto the ground, writhing in pain with each strike from the baton.  The beating lasted 19 seconds. Later in the video, Reynoso seems to intervene, but then helps pin Giles down with his knee on his back while he appears to search him.  The officers then arrested Giles and charged him with criminal trespass and resisting arrest.  The charges were later dismissed and Giles was released from …

Woman Unloads Gunfire at Three Armed Robbers, Killing One

RadioOnFire.com - Surveillance video from the inside of a Gwinnett County, GA residence shows an invasion that took a bold turn, when a woman staying in the home suddenly bursts out blasting, killing one and chasing off a pair of surviving intruders. The unidentified occupant of the Spring Drive residence, seen in the video, is said to be a housemate of its owner, who works at a local restaurant. But moments after the assailants are seen kicking the front door in, she rushes out to confront them in defense of the property. "She exercised her right to defend her livelihood," Cpl. Deon Washington of the Gwinnett County Police Department told a local news station about the incident. In the video, the men scatter at the sound of gunfire, with one man running back out through the front entrance, while another jumps through a glass door leading to the back. The intruder who fell casualty was discovered to have succumbed to his injuries in the driveway. Police suspect that the moti…

Miami Marlins José Fernández is Killed in Boating Accident

RadioOnFire.com - José Fernández, an extremely talented baseball player for the Miami Marlins, has died in a boating accident. Fernández career includes, making an All-Star game in both 2013 and 2016, and winning the 2013 Rookie of the Year award. In a statement from the Marlins organization, they have canceled today's game against the Atlanta Braves. R.I.P José Fernández. Source: Complex.com

Man Dead After Police Involved Shooting in Ruxton

RadioOnFire.com - After traffic was stopped in on Falls Road following a nearby bank robbery, an encounter with one vehicle led a police patrol sergeant to shoot and kill a suspect Friday afternoon. Both men were wanted in several bank robberies, including one that had just taken place. Police responded at 1:08 p.m. to the Wells Fargo Bank in the 1500 block of Reisterstown Road. In short order, the sergeant shut down traffic at Falls and Old Court roads, what was thought to be a likely escape route. Early investigation, police say, has found officers were on foot on Old Court Road along the line of stopped traffic when a Ford Taurus traveling east pulled out of that line, crossed the center line and drove toward one officer. At about 1:20 p.m., as the vehicle was headef for the officer, he fired into the front windshield, striking the driver. The car went through the intersection and continued onto Ruxton Road, where it hit a civilian vehicle. That vehicle then hit another. Nobody in …

Keith Scott's Wife Told Officers He Was Unarmed

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Video of a deadly encounter between Charlotte police and a black man shows his wife repeatedly telling officers he is not armed and pleading with them not to shoot as they shout commands to drop a gun. The New York Times posted the video, recorded by the wife of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott, on Friday. The 2 ½-minute video does not show the shooting, though gunshots can be heard. His wife tells officers at the scene that he has a traumatic brain injury. At one point, she tells her husband to get out of the car so that police don't break the windows. As the encounter escalates, she tells them repeatedly: "You better not shoot him." After the gunshots are heard, Scott can be seen lying on the ground while his wife says "he better live." She continues recording and asks if an ambulance is called as officers stand over Scott. It is not clear if they are checking Scott, who appears to be laying on his chest, for weapons or attempting to rend…

White Driver Pulls Out a Gun During Charlotte Protests

RadioOnFire.com - On the second night of protests in Charlotte, a white man in a car drove up to the crowd and pulled out a gun. He seemed to be yelling at the crowd as he kept the gun pointed to the ground and next to his door, and he became agitated when the protesters didn't move out of his way. At one point the driver got out of the car while protesters told him, "Don't do it man." Officers on bikes rolled up to the man's car and spoke with him before the driver backed his car up and left the situation.

Check out the full footage up top.

Michael Jordan Makes Plea for Calm Amid Charlotte Unrest

RadioOnFire.com - Michael Jordan has called for cooler heads to prevail, following consecutive nights of protests that gave way to violence and destruction in downtown Charlotte. Through a statement put out on Thursday afternoon [September 22], Jordan expressed condolences to the family of Keith Lamont Scott, and sent regards to those who who've been injured amid the lawlessness. He then pleaded for demonstrators to commit to a unifying means of dissent, with respects to the recent tragedies involving the shooting of Black men by police in North Carolina and Oklahoma. "In light of the tragic events of the past three days, it is more important than ever that we restore calm and come together, as a community in peaceful demonstration and conversation, and in constructive and non-violent ways," stated Jordan, before speaking on behalf of the city's basketball franchise. "As part of the fabric of Charlotte, the Hornets organization is committed to working with civic…

Tulsa Officer Who Shot Terrence Crutcher is Charged with Manslaughter

RadioOnFire.com - The white Tulsa, Okla., police officer captured on video fatally shooting an unarmed black man on a city street will face first-degree manslaughter charges, Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler announced at a news conference.

The prosecutor filed the charges against officer Betty Shelby on Thursday, a full six days after multiple cameras showed her shooting 40-year-old Terence Crutcher as he stood beside his stalled sport-utility vehicle. Moments earlier, cameras had captured Crutcher walking away from Shelby with his hands in the air.

“The tragic circumstances surrounding the death of Mr. Crutcher are on the hearts and minds of many people in this community,” he said, according to NBC affiliate KJRH
“It’s important to note that despite the heightened tensions felt by all, which seemingly beg for an emotional response and reaction, our community has consistently demonstrated the willingness to respect the judicial process.”

“I do not know why things happen …

CNN Reporter Gets Knocked Down By Protester in Charlotte

RadioOnFire.com - A CNN reporter was checked to the ground during the protests in Charlotte, North Carolina this week. The reporter was doing his job when a man ran into him and knocked him to the ground. The fall was broadcast and was aired in the clip above. He gets right back up after and tells Anderson Cooper that he’s "ok.” His colleagues ended up helping him back to his feet, and he refused to leave that area after Cooper suggested that maybe he cover the protests from a different site.
The protests were sparked by the death of Black man, Keith Lamont, who was killed at the hands of police. They’ve gotten more dangerous throughout the week and prompted the state’s governor to declare a state of emergency over the city. Police even had to resort to tear gas to calm the frustrated crowds. The police shot Scott after he approached them and refused to drop his weapon. Some eyewitnesses claim it was nothing but a book, but the city’s police commissioner said those reports were i…

One Person Killed in Charlotte Protests

RadioOnFire.com - One person was fatally shot during the violent protests in Charlotte on Wednesday (September 21) night. According to reports, police responded to the shooting around 8:30 pm ET  and discovered a person with an apparent gunshot wound. The name of the victim has not been released. The ongoing protests in Charlotte erupted after police killed Keith Lamont Scott, 43. Officers claim that Scott was armed and ignored commands to drop his weapon. The man's family say that Scott had a book in his hand, not a weapon.
Story developing. Source: CNN

Black Lives Matter Protesters Get Ran Over by SUV at Rally

RadioOnFire.com - Black Lives Matter protesters were mowed down by a Jeep during a rally in Ypsilanti, MI over the weekend. Footage shows a group of people yelling before a Jeep plows through the crowd and seemingly runs over a parked motorcycle.
WATCH HERE According to officials, no one was hurt in the incident, which took place near Eastern Michigan University. You can check out the full video up top. Source: MLive.com 

Don King Accidentally Uses N-Word While Introducing Donald Trump

RadioOnFire.com - A three-city swing through Ohio took a shocking turn for the GOP presidential campaign Wednesday morning [September 21], when during a stop in Cleveland Heights, legendary boxing promoter and Trump supporter, Don King, slurred the N-word during a speech endorsing the billionaire candidate. "We need Donald Trump, especially black people. Because you've got to understand my Black brothers and sisters, they told me you've got to try to emulate and imitate the white man, and then you can be successful. So we tried that," King said, as Trump looked on from a seat positioned behind the podium at the New Spirit Revival Center Church. "I told Michael Jackson, If you’re poor, you are a poor negro. I would use the n-word. But if you’re rich, you are a rich Negro. If you are intelligent, intellectual, you’re an intellectual Negro. If you’re a dancing and sliding and gliding n****r -- I mean negro -- you are a dancing and sliding and gliding negro,” he the…

Inmate Dies Begging for Water in Prison ran by Trump Supporter Sheriff Clarke

RadioOnFire.com - A municipal medical examiner declared the death of a prisoner at The Milwaukee County Jail a homicide by "profound dehydration" last week, leading to questions as to how inmates might be getting treated at the facility. News of the disclosure is garnering significant attention due to recognition of anti-Black Lives Matter Sheriff David Clarke as the party who provides oversight for the jail. Nine days after his arrest in connection with a shooting, 38-year-old Terrill Thomas was found dead in his cell, on April 24. According to his fellow inmates, Thomas had been heard begging for something to drink for at least six days; over the duration of which, the water in his cell had been shut off, investigators confirm. Attorney Erik J. Heipt, who has been representing Thomas' family, said that there had been others from Milwaukee County Jail who've contacted him to complain that their water too has been cut off. Albeit death by dehydration is something tha…

State's Attorney Mosby Tells Students Justice Still Prevailed In Freddie Gray Cases

Speaking at a Constitution Day event at Baltimore City Community College, Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby told students that the cases related to the death of Freddie Gray, while not generating any convictions, still brought important reforms to Baltimore City.  The Baltimore Sun reports that Mosby spoke to students on Monday and told them that "justice has still prevailed" in the cases because the attention brought about changes like the start of the Police Department's body camera program and the use of cameras inside all police vans. "What is now guaranteed is that what happened to him will never take place in the city of Baltimore again as a result of those charges," she said. Read more from the Baltimore Sun here.

Family Angered at Texas Funeral Director for Selfies w/ Caskets and Hearses

RadioOnFire.com - Texas funeral director David L. Jones is being accused of taking selfies with caskets, and one family is outraged after catching him in the act. Rose Molina told Houston TV station KTRK that her family was burying her 32-year old cousin when Jones committed the "disrespectful" action.  Molina alleged she saw Jones take a selfie with the hearse in the background after her cousin's body was placed in there. "You could see that he had it kind of angled, you know, you have it positioned in a certain way to catch the background," said Molina.  When she confronted Jones about the alleged selfie, he told her he was just fixing his tie. Appalled and not convinced with his explanation, Molina went to Jones' Facebook page where she found numerous images of Jones with hearses and caskets behind him. Leal Funeral Home owner, Joaquin Leal, says Jones is an independent contractor and was working at his establishment in Jacinto City when the incident all…