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Black Police Officer Fired For Posting T-Shirt On Instagram, Files Lawsuit

A New Jersey state trooper lost his job after posting a T-shirt to Instagram to support his cousin’s clothing company. The shirt was printed with the words “Black Excellence,” and featured nine portraits of African-American women who played a pivotal role in history, such as Harriet Tubman and Maya Angelou. Another woman featured, pictured on the lower right, was Joanne Chesimard also known as Assata Shakur, who was convicted of killing a state trooper in 1973. The women were not identified by name on the T-shirt.

Officer Nyron Harris said he didn’t recognize or realize that Shakur was featured on the shirt. However, his peers on the force were enraged and in the end, he lost his job because of that Instagram post, according to a lawsuit that Harris is filing.

Harris calls the Instagram post an “honest mistake.” According to New Jersey.com, his lawsuit claims that his firing violates

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24-Year-Old Man Says ‘Strong Black Magic’ Forced Him To Molest, Give Herpes To Child

A man from Evansville, Indiana who is accused of giving a child genital herpes has blamed “strong black magic” for his alleged sex crimes. Huber Morales, 24, was charged on Friday with five felonies and five counts of child molestation, amongst other charges, according to the Evansville Courier Press. It is unclear if he has an attorney who can speak on his behalf at this time.

Morales allegedly did speak to an Evansville Police detective and blamed another man for his own alleged acts of child molestation. He claimed that another man used “strong black magic” against him, which forced him to molest the victim, who was only identified as under 10 years old. An affidavit states that Morales admitted to raping the child twice and inappropriately touching their genitals “a lot of times.”

Before using “strong black magic” as an excuse, Morales first claimed that the sexual abuse was

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24-Year-Old Man Says ‘Strong Black Magic’ Forced Him To Molest …

A man from Evansville, Indiana who is accused of giving a child genital herpes has blamed “strong black magic” for his alleged sex crimes. Huber Morales, 24, was charged on Friday with five felonies and five counts of child molestation, amongst other charges, according to the Evansville Courier Press. It is unclear if he has an attorney who can speak on his behalf at this time.

Morales allegedly did speak to an Evansville Police detective and blamed another man for his own alleged acts of child molestation. He claimed that another man used “strong black magic” against him, which forced him to molest the victim, who was only identified as under 10 years old. An affidavit states that Morales admitted to raping the child twice and inappropriately touching their genitals “a lot of times.”

Before using “strong black magic” as an excuse, Morales first claimed that the sexual abuse was

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Woman Who Fabricated Gang Rape By 4 Black Men Imprisoned After Attempting To Escape Jail

Leiha Ann-Sue Artman of Montague, Michigan has been 4 to 13 months to four years on charges of resisting and obstructing police. Artman had previously fabricated a story about being abducted by a group of men and raped.

According to MLive.com, Artman, a mother of three, has blamed her addictions on a series of crimes she’s committed, including various probation violations.

In March of 2016, Artman claimed that she was taken from her home by four black men who physically and sexually assaulted her over the course of two days. Artman’s boyfriend at the time received picture messages that showed her gagged and bleeding from the head as she demanded money as ransom. He showed the evidence to police. Artman says that the boyfriend was able to collect her from where the gang had supposedly dropped her off, despite not receiving the ransom, at a location near her home. She later confessed

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Hollywood’s Biggest Cold Case: The Black Dahlia, Whose Corpse Was Drained Of Blood And Cut In Half

The unsolved murder of the Black Dahlia remains one of Hollywood’s most infamous cold cases. On January 15, 1947, the body of  22-year-old Elizabeth Short was discovered in a vacant lot near Los Angeles’ Leimert Park. The aspiring actress’ corpse was drained of blood and scrubbed clean. Her remains were so pale they looked like a mannequin. She was mutilated and even cut in half. According to Hélèna Katz’ 2010 book Cold Cases: Famous Unsolved Mysteries, Crimes, and Disappearances in America, her body was posed. There was no blood around her body, indicating that she was moved there from elsewhere. Short herself had moved to Hollywood to chase her dreams only to have her life ended so gruesomely.

A Los Angeles Police Department detective who worked on the Dahlia case said, “I just can’t imagine someone doing that to another human being.” He said Short’s death made front-page news in

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White Student Who Contaminated Black Roommate’s Belongings With Bodily Fluids Avoids Hate Crime Charges

Brianna Brochu, a white former student of Connecticut University, has pleaded not guilty to charges of criminal mischief and breach of peace after contaminating her black roommate’s belongings with bodily fluids. The decision to not prosecute Brochu on hate crime charges has many outraged, sparking protests.

According to The Washington Post, Brochu had taken to social media to brag about rubbing used tampons on the backpack of Chennel “Jazzy” Rowe’s and putting her toothbrush “where the sun doesn’t shine.” She also tainted her roommate’s lotions with moldy clam dip and had spit into her coconut oil. Her roommate had experienced throat pain following the contamination. Brochus had described Rowe as “Jamaican Barbie” in the social media posts.

Rowe had told police that Brochu had “generally ignored her and treated her as a ghost,” when they were roommates. Before this, Brochu had posted videos of Rowe snoring online to make fun of

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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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