Phil Spector was a world-renowned music producer who became a self-made millionaire by age 21. Among his many successes, he produced music for The Ronettes, Ike and Tina Turner, and George Harrison and John Lennon’s solo albums. Spector was the man behind hits like “Da Doo Ron Ron.” He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.
He was equally known for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson on February 3, 2003. She was fatally shot inside Spector’s 35-room mansion, known as the “Pyrenees Castle,” in Alhambra, California. Clarkson, age 40 at her death, had small roles in iconic ’80s films like “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” and “Scarface.” She also made appearances on television shows like “Three’s Company,” “The Jeffersons,” “Who’s the Boss?” and “Knight Rider.” She was working as a hostess at the House of Blues in Los Angeles when she was killed. She was
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Bodycam footage from the Salt Lake City Police Department shows cops shooting and killing a man who appeared to be running away. As CNN reports, the victim was Patrick Harmon who was fleeing after being arrested on August 13.
The police department was under investigation for seven weeks following the incident. The Salt Lake County district attorney concluded the officers’ use of deadly force was justified as the officers said they feared Harmon was going to harm them. Harmon was a 50-year-old black man who was initially stopped for reportedly riding his bicycle across six lanes and a median. He was required to have a “red rear tail light on his bicycle,” per the officer who stopped him. After Harmon provided “a couple different names” when he was asked for identification, the officer called for backup. They discovered he had a felony warrant out for his arrest on charges of aggravated assault.
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In a New York Times profile published on Tuesday, actress Charlize Theron spoke about when her mother killed her father in self-defense.
When Theron was 15 and living in her native South Africa, her abusive, alcoholic father threatened Theron and her mother with a gun. He began shooting, and her mom, Gerda Jacoba Aletta Maritz, grabbed her own handgun and shot back. Theron’s father died and his brother was wounded. Officials decided the killing was justified.
“I survived that, and I’m proud of that. I’ve worked hard for that, too,” Theron told The New York Times. “And I am not scared of that. I am not fearful of the darkness. If anything, I am intrigued by it, because I think it explains human nature and people better.”
She said the aftermath was even worse than the shooting itself. “That was my entire childhood. My trauma was all of that.”
Theron has played several
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Los Angeles authorities accidentally killed a 17-year-old boy early Thursday after a freak accident involving a charging pit bull. According to the LA Times, authorities shot an aggressive pit bull in Palmdale but the bullets bounced off the ground and killed Armando Garcia-Muro.
“He may have been struck by one of the skip rounds in what we’re calling an extremely, extremely unfortunate incident,” shared Capt. Christopher Bergner in a press conference afterwards. “Our initial impression was [the deputies] didn’t even see the individual coming around from the side of the building.”
The incident took place after 3:40am. Five deputies showed up on the scene due to a call about a loud party. The pit bull reportedly bit one of the deputies in the knee and the teen was restraining the dog. The dog got loose and that’s when shots were fired. According to Bergner, the dog was a full-grown pit bull weighing between 60
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Charleena Lyles called police to report an attempted burglary but was shot and killed in front of her children by the officers who came to help her, according to The Seattle Times. Now, family members and investigators are scrambling to figure out what happened as national tensions over police misconduct continue to reach a boiling point following the news of a lack of conviction in the Philando Castille case.
Police say that at some point during the check-in, Lyles had displayed a knife. Lyles family reports that she had been dealing with mental health issues throughout the pregnancy and had been worried that officers were coming to take away her other children, one of whom has Down syndrome.
A Washington Post report adds that the children were not injured during the skirmirsh and that both officers involved have since been placed on administrative leave. Police have since said the
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Police opened fire on a rap group who were using fake guns as props during a video shoot in Detroit on Saturday.
According to MLive, two men sitting in a black Jeep with no doors pointed their prop guns at officers during a music video shoot. Police believed the men were robbing the occupants of an Aston Martin, a British sports car. The people in the Aston Martin turned out to be actors.
Detroit Police Sgt. Adam Madera told MLive that the bullets didn’t hit anyone. The two rappers were arrested for illegal possession of “facsimile firearm” and their names have not been identified. Madera said he didn’t know why the guns were pointed at police. He said that anyone using imitation firearms must seek permits from the city and notify police at the precinct in which they plan to film.
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