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5 Times Black Fridays Turned Violent

Just hours after giving thanks for what we do have, some of us will fight with our neighbors to save dollars on products we don’t need. Black Friday, the day following Thanksgiving, has long been devoted to holiday promotions. Over the years, several lives have been lost over such deals. Here are some of the most notable incidents.

Homicide For The Holidays returns for a new season Saturday, November 25 at 6/5c only on Oxygen.

1. Trampling at Walmart

In 2013, a temporary Walmart worker from Valley Stream, New York was crushed to death by a mob of Black Friday shoppers. Jdimytai Damour, 34, was working as a security guard when he was trampled to death, according to the New York Daily News. The shoppers were excited about a promotion on flat-screen televisions. During that stampede, four others were injured, including an eight-month pregnant

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5 Times Black Fridays Turned Violent | Crime Time – Oxygen

Just hours after giving thanks for what we do have, some of us will fight with our neighbors to save dollars on products we don’t need. Black Friday, the day following Thanksgiving, has long been devoted to holiday promotions. Over the years, several lives have been lost over such deals. Here are some of the most notable incidents.

Homicide For The Holidays returns for a new season Saturday, November 25 at 6/5c only on Oxygen.

1. Trampling at Walmart

In 2013, a temporary Walmart worker from Valley Stream, New York was crushed to death by a mob of Black Friday shoppers. Jdimytai Damour, 34, was working as a security guard when he was trampled to death, according to the New York Daily News. The shoppers were excited about a promotion on flat-screen televisions. During that stampede, four others were injured, including an eight-month pregnant

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/homicide-for-the-holidays/blogs/5-times-black-fridays-turned-violent

Lawyers Of Army Vet Who Traveled To NYC To Kill Black Men May Consider Psychiatric Defense

Earlier this year, James Harris Jackson was arrested after stabbing 66-year-old Timothy Caughman in New York City. Jackson’s confession revealed that he had traveled from Maryland to New York with the intention of murdering black men.

“I really butchered him,” Jackson had allegedly bragged in his confession.

Now, lawyers of the murderous Army veteran are considering a psychiatric defense. According to the New York Daily News, lawyer Patrick Brackley is currently weighing options after reviewing documentation about his client’s mental health, but maintains it’s too soon to determine a trial strategy.

“We just yesterday or the day before received the defendant’s medical records from the Army,” he said.

“We are doing what we can to get ready,” Frederick Sosinsky, Jackson’s other lawyer, added. “We will serve notice when we receive the proper information.”

Jackson has been charged with first-degree murder in furtherance of an act of terrorism.

“The reason why he picked New York is ’cause it’s

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‘Black Widow’ Serial Killer Sentenced To Hang For Murdering Husbands, Lovers

Japan’s “Black Widow” serial killer—convicted in the deaths of her husband, two lovers, and the attempted murder of a fourth man—was sentenced to death by hanging on Tuesday, The Washington Post reported.

Chisako Kakehi, 70, had her lovers drink cyanide after telling them it was a health drink, prosecutors claimed. Kakehi then inherited money from the men, having previously worked with her victims to make legal documents naming her their heiress. 

Kakehi was arrested in 2014 after her fourth husband, 75, was found dead in their home a month after the couple married. Her previous three husbands also died, the Post reported, but she was not charged in connection to their deaths.

All of her wealthy victims were older than 70, and she met some of them through dating sites for wealthy singles.

During her trial, Kakehi maintained her innocence until July, when she made a surprise confession to killing her husband

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A Black Man Is At The Center Of Anti-Black Graffiti Scandal On Eastern Michigan University Campus

Eddie Curlin, a former student at Eastern Michigan University, has been charged with malicious destruction of property, identity theft and using computers to commit a crime after being arrested for a series of vandalism incidents on the school’s campus. The case is particularly curious considering Curlin, a black man, had scrawled a series of white supremecist messages on his spree.

According to The Washington Post, anti-black messages began appearing around the school in September of last year. More messages telling black students to leave the school appeared around Halloween. And even more began appearing a few months after that. The incident sparked protests and outrage throughout the country.

“It really has rocked our community,” said Judith Kullberg, an EMU political scientist and president of the faculty senate. “In this whole context of a very tense presidential election it has raised anxiety here considerably.”

Many were confused when it was announced that Curlin was

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White Restaurant Manager Accused Of Enslaving Black Disabled Employee

A white resturant manager in South Carolina is accused of enslaving a black employee. According to the Post-Courier, 52-year-old Bobby Paul Edwards of Lakeside Drive is facing a charge of forced labor for his treatment of Christopher Smith at JJ Cafeteria.

Smith had worked for 23 years at the restaurant. The allegations came to light after state social workers received a tip from someone concerned for his safety. According to prosecutors, Edwards “used force, threats of force, physical restraint and coercion” to get Smith to work. Smith, who has an intellectual disability, was said to work 18-hour shifts six days a week. He often worked without breaks and had been hit with a frying pan, burned with grease-covered tongs and beaten with butcher knives, belt buckles and fists “while being called the N-word repeatedly,” per his lawyers.

His salary was less than $3,000 a year.

Edwards’ lawyer asserts his innocence. If found

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Rising Rapper Kodak Black Faces 30 Years For Sex Assault

Rising rapper Kodak Black is facing up to 30 years in prison on sexual assault charges. As ABC15 reports, the rapper (named Dieuson Octave) has been indicted by a Florence County grand jury on charges of first degree criminal sexual conduct last November in Florence, South Carolina.

According to the Florence County Sheriff’s Office, the incident in question says the assault occurred in February while Kodak was performing at the Treasure City nightclub. The 20-year-old Pompano Beach artist is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl, who reported the attack to her school nurse in Richland County, at the Comfort Inn and Suites. “According to investigators, on or about February 7, 2016, Octave is alleged to have engaged in the sexual battery of the victim at a hotel located at 2120 West Lucas Street, Florence, SC,” Major Michael M. Nunn, a spokesman for the Florence County Sheriff’s Office, wrote in

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Man Arrested For Threatening To Kill College Students: ‘It’s Not Murder If They’re Black’

A Virginia man was arrested on Wednesday after he made online threats to kill students attending Howard University, a historically black college, WJLA reported.

John Edgar Rust, 26, made the racist threats on 4chan and Reddit, two online message boards, on Nov. 11, 2015, the FBI said in an affidavit.

Rust’s screenname on Reddit was “watchouthoward.” 

His anonymous 4chan post featured a photo of former University of Missouri president Timothy Wolfe, who resigned after a series of racist incidents on the school’s campus.

“Seriously America why are we still putting up with this s**t?” the post allegedly read. “I mean we might as well just bend over and let the n***ers f**k us right in the ass.”

“So I’ve decided,” the post continues later. “Any n***ers left at Howard University after 10 tomorrow will be the first to go. And any of those cheapskate n***ers who try to get out using the metro

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‘Black Death’ Group Who Kidnapped Model To Sell As Sex Slave Penned Letter With Rules For Her Release

New details are surfacing about Black Death, the group accused of kidnapping a British model with the purposes of trafficking her online.

Twenty-year-old Chloe Ayling was allegedly abducted and held hostage in Italy after showing up for a fake photo shoot. She was released after six days and spoke out in a statement. According to the New York Daily News, a letter was found on the victim’s computer from the kidnappers that dictated rules for her release, including talking to the media.

The letter claimed Ayling “agreed to sneak a pre-determined set of information into the media” and the kidnappers state, “we will expect to see evidence that has been done in near future,” per British publication The Independent

The letter reportedly claims the kidnapping, which included Ayling being stuffed into a suitcase and threatened to being sold to men overseas on the Dark Web, was intended to drum up publicity for the group.

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Watch A Florida Cop Learn That The Black Woman He Pulled Over Is The State Attorney

In a cringeworthy video released by the Orlando Police Department yesterday, an officer pulls over a black woman for a license plate check—only to quickly try to end the conversation when he learns that the driver is the state attorney.

“What agency are you with?” the officer asks her in the June 19 traffic stop.

“I’m the state attorney” responds Aramis Ayala, Florida’s first black state attorney, who serves as head of the 9th Judicial District.

“All right, thank you,” the officer says quickly, adding that he pulled her over because a check of her license plate came up empty. She then asks why they ran her tag to begin with; he responds that they run tags routinely.

“That’s how we figure out if cars are stolen and that sort of thing,” he says.

“Also, the windows are really dark, I don’t have a tint measure but that’s another reason for the stop,” he adds.

She

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