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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Cops Destroy Home Serving Warrant

A New York family has been left homeless after law enforcement agencies effectively destroyed their entire house in the process of serving a warrant for a DUI.The Ithaca Journal reported this week that 36-year-old David M. Cady Jr. had died after being barricaded in his home for three days.After Cady missed court dates for a DUI over the summer, a warrant had been issued, and the Tompkins County Sheriff Ken Lansing said that the suspect was convinced that he would go to jail. 

Authorities said that they had reason to believe that Cady had been traveling to Pennsylvania to purchase ammunition so he would be ready when deputies arrived. Deputies attempted to serve the warrant at around 7 p.m. on Dec. 30, which led to a three day standoff with Cady. Autopsy results later indicated that Cady died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The suspect’s wife, Melissa, and two sons were not harmed.

Video that began circulating on Tuesday showed the damage caused to the Cady home when the 18 law enforcement agencies decided to go in after the suspect.The home, which easily could be mistaken for one that had been destroyed by a tornado, appears to have no external walls intact in the video. Some walls are only partially missing, while others are completely gone. 

The yard is scattered with shards of wood, windows, insulation and family belonging. Inside the home, food can still be seen sitting on the stove, but the kitchen and most of the other rooms are open to the outside elements.

Up to 150 law enforcement and emergency personnel reportedly participated in the operation.In a statement on Tuesday, the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Department said little about the damage to the house.“Eventually, law enforcement knew and anticipated needing to enter the residence, in order to take the subject into custody,” the statement insisted. “Based upon the information being developed through interviews and practices used by other agencies in the past, it became necessary to breech part of the outside area of the house to ensure the safety of all involved.”Danby Federated Church pastor Ed Enstine told The Ithaca Voice that the Cady family was now homeless.

“She really has lost all the stability in her life in one fell swoop, so she will have to go through quite a period of readjustment,” Enstine said of Melissa Cady. “It’s pretty traumatic — this is awful stuff we’re dealing with.”According to the pastor, Cady’s wife worked in the service industry and had little extra money to recover from the tragedy.

“She’s basically lived her own life and worked and doesn’t take handouts very easily, but in this case she’s basically back to square 1 … square 0, at this point,” he explained.The church was planning a chicken and biscuit dinner on Friday to take donations for the family.“We’re all just trying to figure out how to do something,” Enstine noted, adding that the church had already given her a small amount of money to get by.“She’s going to need a lot more than that,” he said.Watch the video below, uploaded to YouTube on Jan. 6, 2015.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Former Law Enforcement Officers Sentenced to Nearly 20 Years


Michael Corey Jenkins and Eddie Terrell Parker witnessed the sentencing of two white former Mississippi law enforcement officers who tortured them in a racially motivated attack. Hunter Elward received a prison sentence of about 20 years, while Jeffrey Middleton, the leader of the group responsible for the abuse, was sentenced to 17.5 years.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

World’s Most Wanted Cartel Boss

According to CNN, Reuters, and The New York Times, an unnamed senior American law enforcement official. “A Mexican security source confirmed the capture, saying it took place in Mazatlan, a seaside resort in Guzman's northwestern home state of Sinaloa.

Sinaloa drug cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been captured by U.S. and Mexican law enforcement officials. He had been on the run since 2001 when he escaped from a Mexican prison. Guzman is considered to be the most powerful drug lord in Mexico and was even named on Forbes magazine’s 2009 list featuring the world’s most powerful people.

The U.S. official also told CNN that Guzman was accompanied by a female when he was arrested and that the bust was part of “a joint operation with Mexican marines and Drug Enforcement Administration authorities overnight.” He said that the operation had been in the works for four or five weeks.

This arrest is a huge coup for law enforcement on both sides of the U.S. – Mexican border. Guzman was on many Most Wanted lists and marks the 25th drug lord to be killed or captured of the 37 most-wanted organized crime leaders announced in 2010.

The city of Chicago branded him the first “Public Enemy No. 1″ since Al Capone, due to Guzman’s influence on the city’s drug market and subsequent street violence. U.S. authorities offered a $5 million reward for information that led to his capture.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Two Major Drug Trafficking Rings Busted


New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced the indictment of 78 individuals charged with 355 crimes for their roles in two major drug distribution networks that were based in Central New York and transported cocaine throughout New York state. As alleged in four indictments — unsealed in Onondaga County Court today — this two-year investigation resulted in the seizure of 32 kilograms of cocaine, 117 grams of heroin mixed with fentanyl, more than $490,000, and 15 firearms, including nine ghost guns. In total, the seizures have an estimated street value of up to $2 million. 

Monday, March 12, 2018

Juelz Santana Set To Turn Himself In

Rapper Juelz Santana, who police say fled after a loaded gun was found in his bag at a Newark Liberty Airport checkpoint, is considering turning himself in, a source familiar with the investigation said Sunday.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Did August Alsina Flash A Gun At Fans

Singer August Alsina can't buy groceries without getting hounded by fans and that's why he allegedly flashed a gun to get them to finally back off. Sources say when August left the store, the group followed him. We're told August grabbed a gun from his car, slid it down his waistband and showed the butt of the gun as the group approached.

Law enforcement sources August was shopping at Food 4 Less around 9 PM Wednesday in the San Fernando Valley when 3 chicks and a guy hounded him to take pics with them. August was long gone by the time cops showed up, but law enforcement sources say cops determined the singer did NOT point the gun at the group or make any verbal threats.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Two Dead In High School Shooting

Two federal law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation told CNN that four people have been wounded. Three were critical and one was in serious condition. The gunman who opened fire at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, just north of Seattle, shot five people, killing one, before turning the gun on himself.

A student at Washington state’s Marysville-Pilchuck High School walked into the school’s cafeteria, went up to a table with students, “came up from behind … and fired about six bullets into the backs of them,” witness Jordan Luton told CNN. “They were his friends, so it wasn’t just random,” Luton said.

Three people were in surgery at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, and one person was being transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Another federal law enforcement official, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, said the shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Authorities Seize $1.19B Worth of Marijuana


In what is considered the largest drug bust of its kind in California, authorities seized $1.19 billion worth of marijuana last month. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Inmate Sentences May Be Getting Reduced

This is good news for those of you who have family members locked up in prison. The Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a sweeping overhaul of the criminal justice system, after a remarkable political shift from Republicans who voted in large numbers to save money by reducing prison sentences, handing a rare bipartisan victory to President Trump.

The First Step Act passed on a vote of 87 to 12, with dozens of Republicans, including longtime holdout Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), joining all 49 members of the Democratic caucus to approve legislation that even some GOP supporters fear could leave them vulnerable to charges of being soft on crime.


“This will keep our communities safer, and provide hope and a second chance, to those who earn it,” he wrote on Twitter. “In addition to everything else, billions of dollars will be saved. I look forward to signing this into law!”

The product of years of negotiations, the legislation represents a major pivot for the GOP, which decades ago embraced a law-and-order rallying cry and war on drugs campaign as crucial to winning votes. But as crime rates have dropped and states have pursued cost-effective ways to cut the prison population, Congress has favored changes to the system, with GOP lawmakers arguing for rehabilitating some offenders rather than longtime incarceration.

The bill would revise several sentencing laws, such as reducing the “three strikes” penalty for drug felonies from life behind bars to 25 years and retroactively limiting the disparity in sentencing guidelines between crack and powder cocaine offenses. The latter would affect about 2,000 current federal inmates.

It also overhauls the federal prison system to help inmates earn reduced sentences and lower recidivism rates. A different version passed the House this year, so the House would have to pass the latest draft before it can be sent to Trump for his signature. The House is expected to endorse that bill when it comes up for a likely vote later this week, and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) has expressed support for the legislation.

The bill, which does not cover state jails and prisons, would through reductions in sentencing do the equivalent of shaving a collective 53,000 years off the sentences of federal inmates over the next 10 years , according to the Congressional Budget Office — though some advocacy groups dispute this figure. There were about 181,000 federal inmates as of Dec. 13, according to the Bureau of Prisons.

The bill received a major boost last month when Trump endorsed it as “reasonable sentencing reforms while keeping dangerous and violent criminals off our streets.” His thinking was heavily influenced by his son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner, who has long advocated sentencing restructuring and marshaled endorsements of the bill from a diverse coalition including law enforcement, and the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

DA Charged With Bribery

On Tuesday a federal grand jury indicted a Philadelphia district attorney on charges related to a five-year stretch of corruption that saw Seth Williams, 50, accept thousands of dollars in bribe money, a trip to the Dominican Republic, and a 1997 Jaguar.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Donald Trump To Fight Marijuana Laws

The president issued a 'signing statement' Friday, signaling that he may ignore a congressional ban on interfering with state medical marijuana laws. It does not apply to recreational marijuana, which was legalized in eight states in direct violation of federal law. Sean Spicer suggested Thursday that the Trump administration will enforce federal marijuana laws in states where recreational pot is legal.

Trump Administration's position on weed has forced Democrats to stick up for state's rights, and Republicans to call for greater federal interference. Jesse Ventura says it is completely wrong, unethical and unconstitutional for Trump to reverse state law on marijuana. The White House said Thursday it expects law enforcement agents to enforce federal marijuana laws when they come into conflict with states

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Will Marijuana Become Legal Nationwide?

Titled the Marijuana Justice Act, the bill is being co-sponsored by other candidates seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, including Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand.

Sen. Cory Booker introduced a bill Thursday that would legalize marijuana nationwide.

“The War on Drugs has not been a war on drugs, it’s been a war on people, and disproportionately people of color and low-income individuals,” Booker said in a press release. “The Marijuana Justice Act seeks to reverse decades of this unfair, unjust, and failed policy by removing marijuana from the list of controlled substances and making it legal at the federal level.”


In recent years, 10 states and Washington, D.C., have passed laws legalizing marijuana use for adults over the age of 21. A total of 33 states have passed laws legalizing the drug for medical use. But marijuana is still considered a Schedule 1 drug by the Drug Enforcement Agency, setting up an enforcement conflict between federal and state law enforcement agencies.

President Trump offered his support in February to a separate bill introduced by Warren and Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., which seeks to block the federal government from enforcing federal drug charges in states that have legalized the drug.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Nas Featured In GQ Magazine

GQ: Last year was the twentieth anniversary of Illmatic. Do you recognize that person who made that record now?
Nas: Sure—he was a vivacious young man full of a lot of great ideas, excited and ready.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez Pardoned By Trump

As one of his final acts as president of the United States, Donald Trump issued more than 140 pardons and commutations on Tuesday night (Jan. 19). Among those granted clemency were Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez, early Death Row Records backer Michael "Harry-O" Harris and rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black, according to the White House.

Perez was granted a full pardon for being involved in a conspiracy to distribute narcotics, the White House said, a conviction that is more than 25 years old. "Since her conviction, Ms. Perez has taken full accountability for her actions and has turned her life around," the White House said in a statement. "She has been gainfully employed and has been an advocate for criminal justice reform in her community."

"I'm grateful to have received a pardon and to have formally closed that chapter of my life in the eyes of the law," Perez said in a statement provided to Billboard. "I have taken full accountability for my mistakes from 25 years ago, but I also take tremendous pride in my personal growth, perseverance and accomplishments since then. This pardon reinforces my lifelong commitment to advocate for criminal justice reform and social justice initiatives."

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Rihanna, Ariana Grande And More Sign Police Reform Letter

Rihanna, Billie Eilish, Justin Bieber, Post Malone, Ariana Grande, Meek Mill, the Jonas Brothers and many more signed an open letter on Monday, asking New York legislators to repeal section 50-A of New York State's Civil Rights Law.

The statute currently keeps police personnel files confidential and basically out of the public's reach.

"We mourn the killing of George Floyd and the unnecessary loss of so many black lives before his. We must hold accountable those who violate the oath to protect and serve, and find justice for those who are victim to their violence."

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Fontane - You The Type @fontanearo @arorecords #MixshowReady

Fontane also known as Swaggie, is exploding with ambition and overflowing with talent, ready to make his mark bringing a fresh, new, unique and edgy sound to the music industry. Born in the Midwest, in the state of Iowa to be exact, Dre “Fontane” Jackson has a musical style and lyrical abilities that has been influenced by family, harsh upbringing, street life, getting money, and mainly underground hip hop artists.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Cocaine And Money

Cocaine comes from a natural plant grown deep in the jungles of South America. To bear fruit, farmers plant the plant that make cocaine; then the plant is picked and processed for distribution. The shimmering white colored powder cross over transnational borders and eventually find its way around the world where hordes of users sniffed it up into someone's sniffing nose or shot into a user's veins. Cocaine can either make you poor and weak, make you do the unimaginable, make you wealthy--or it can even take your mind on weird trips. As Rock Star singer Rick James once said, "Cocaine is one helluva drug."

But it is no secret that selling cocaine on a grand scale can bring filthy riches to a player in the dope game. Cocaine prices vary but profits are enormous for a heavy hitter depending where the dope is sold. Narcotic analysts explains that illegal drugs like and cocaine and heroin cost much less where it is produced. Worldwide, prices can range from $2 a gram in Panama to over $300 per gram in New Zealand.

According to U.S. law enforcement, Colombian national police, and Foreign narcotic experts, a wholesaler can buy a kilo of cocaine straight from the jungle in Colombia for approximately $2200.00. At Colombian ports, wholesale prices for a kilo of cocaine average between $5,500.oo, and $7,000.00. DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) officials has reported over the years that cocaine prices increased exponentially once it leaves production and transferred to markets in the United States and foreign markets. Actually, as the report points out, the farther away, and the more isolated the drugs are from different countries the higher the cost for dealers and users.
 For example, Central America cocaine cost $10,000.00 per kilogram, and in Southern Mexico that same kilo sells for $12,000,00, unless a broker make an agreement to reduce the price based on multiple kilos of cocaine. Notice the much higher price between Central America and Mexico. After cocaine is transported into Mexico City area, a kilo is worth approximately $16,000.00 near the border town of Northern Mexico. Depending on the location in the U.S., wholesale on the streets average between $24,000.00, and $27,000.00.

Coca (a substance made from leaves that actually make cocaine) is one of the oldest, potent, most dangerous stimulants of natural origins. Australian world renowned psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud who once used cocaine himself became the first to publicly promote cocaine as a tonic to cure depression and sexual impotence.

Around 1886, the popularity of the drug got a higher boost when maverick John Pemberton mixed coca leaves as an ingredient in his new soft drink now known today as "Coca Cola". Effects from consumers sipping coke only skyrocketed Coca-Cola popularity during the 1900s.

Back during the 1600s, people chewed coca like tobacco. In the 1800s, cocaine earned the distinction as a popular mind altering substance to get high on among the upper-class people in Europe. If history correct, Pope Leo XIII gave papal endorsement to a coca-treated Bordeaux wine. During 1850s' an Italian neurologist named Paolo Manteganza, became so addicted to gnawing on coca leaves until he wrote excitedly about the effects.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Chief Keef Home Robbed

Chief Keef
Law enforcement sources say the suspects jumped over a wall at the home and threw bricks to break a window. At least one of the suspects is believed to have made it inside Chief Keef's house and made off with money.

Luckily, plainclothes police officers were near the area when the break-in occurred and were able to stop the burglary, although one suspect did fire a shot, which didn't hit anyone. Police later caught two of the suspects, while one fled in a car. The two suspects have since been booked on burglary and weapons charges.

According to Giudice's attorney, James Leonard Jr., Chief Keef's use of the image is an invasion of the reality star's privacy. The lawyer argued that Guidice should be compensated financially for the project's artwork.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

EBay Bans Selling Dahmer Costumes


It has been less than 30 days since Netflix released DAHMER-Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. As of Wednesday, September 21st, the critically acclaimed crime series has been viewed over 701.37 hours, making it the second most-watched show in the history of Netflix.

Strictly from an artistic standpoint, the show's creator, Ryan Murphy, and lead actor, Evan Peters, are in line for what could become an onslaught of accolades at next year's Emmy Awards ceremony; and deservingly so. But socially, the racial components that bind the show and the real-life murder case of 1991 together have caused outrage amongst the Black and LGBTQ+ communities as well as angst with the law enforcement officials who were heavily entrenched in Jeffrey Dahmer's legal proceedings.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Teen Gets 23 Years For Killing Police Dog

A 17-year-old Florida boy was sentenced to 23 years in prison on Friday for the fatal shooting of a retired police dog, the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reported. Ivins Rosier was found guilty in May on charges of cruelty to animals with a firearm, burglary of a dwelling with a firearm and shooting into a building in connection with the Nov. 18, 2012 shooting of the dog while breaking into Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Robert Boody’s home. Rosier’s co-defendant, 20-year-old Gilson Gilles, is still awaiting trial on the same charges.

Prosecutors noted to the jury that Rosier confessed to breaking into the residence while wearing a GPS bracelet because of a previous burglary arrest. The Associated Press reported that Rosier had refused to take a plea agreement requiring him to serve a 20-year sentence. At the time of the shooting, the dog, Drake, was retired from service. It was euthanized five days after the incident after sustaining heavy blood loss, head and jaw wounds, and damage to its esophagus.

Rosier’s attorney, Jack Fleischman, told the Sun-Sentinel that he would seek a new trial for his client, saying his indictment violated his right to be tried as a juvenile and that prosecutors did not present any DNA, fingerprints or weapon connecting his client to the dog’s death.

Fleischman also accused Detective Philip DiMola of trying to “hustle” Rosier during an interrogation three days after the shooting when he said, “If you shoot that dog and he dies, that’s murder of a law enforcement officer.” The jury watched the video as part of its deliberations.