Lisa Evers breaks news of one of Hip Hop music’s biggest unsolved murders. More details will develop during the day.
Where the hell is his mask?
The NYPD is searching for three men in connection with a $6 million New Year’s Eve jewelry heist in midtown Manhattan. Investigators say the trio used a pry-bar and hammer to break into two safes.
So DJ Envy wants to get guns off the street but has said nothing about getting guns outta Hip Hop.😐
via Byron Crawford
Yesterday, in one of the sadder non-Peter Rosenberg-related moments in the history of black radio, DJ Envy of Power 105’s the Breakfast Club tried to make a case for stop and frisk—this while more or less unarmed black men are still being shot and killed by the police on the reg.
You can tell these remarks weren’t off the cuff, because Envy, Charlamagne tha God, et al. were citing statistics that they couldn’t have just pulled out of their asses. Like the fact that in the last year of stop and frisk NYPD confiscated 890 illegal guns. Since they’ve gotten rid of stop and frisk, they’ve only found like 200. But as Angela Yee pointed out, it’s not like there’s been a huge increase in shootings.
Yee and Charlamagne took the opposite position, that stop and frisk served no purpose other than to funnel more and more black men into the prison-industrial complex, but it was obvious they were all just reading from a script and that any of them could have argued either side of the issue, as the TIs saw fit.
Speaking of which, whoever came up with this bit may have felt it was best that Envy argue in favor of stop and frisk because he’s a known cornball brother and lightskinted to the point where 5-0 might not bother harassing him, thinking he’s a cracka-ass cracka.
Charlamagne tha God, on the other hand, is still a shade darker than a brown paper bag, thus precluding him from entrance to some HBCUs, despite having undergone skin-bleaching treatments.
This went right under the radar.
An NYPD lieutenant is the latest active-duty cop to say that the department still uses arrest and summons quotas, despite a 2010 state ban on the practice and a denial from the city’s top cop.
The lieutenant, who asked not to be identified for fear of retaliation, told the I-Team that the 10 active-duty cops in a federal class-action lawsuit against the NYPD who came forward this week “were telling the truth” about the illegal practice.
“There is still a quota system within the NYPD,” the lieutenant said.
Troy Ave speaks.
The blood of Akai Gurley will forever rest on the hands of Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson.
Akai Gurley’s aunt reacts as ex-NYPD cop Peter Liang avoids jail time in the shooting death of her nephew: “How on earth can you guys say it’s okay to murder and not be held accountable?
Of course the NYPD are a trigger happy bunch and will shoot without provocation at the drop of a hair, but I don’t think she will win in a court of law. Her not properly restraining her dog (a pit bull) before she opened the door will probably sink her case dead in the water.
A grieving dog owner in the Bronx is now planning to sue the NYPD after an officer shot and killed her beloved dog. The deadly encounter was caught on camera in the Belmont section. The dog’s owner opened the door after hearing police in the hall. When the pit bull walked towards an officer, wagging its tail, the officer shot it in the head at point blank range. The owner, Yvonne Rosado, is suing the department and the city. The NYPD says it’s investigating the incident.