Rihanna was hit by tragedy over the holidays. According to Time, the singer announced the day after Christmas that her cousin was shot and killed in her native Barbados. She took to Instagram to share her sadness over the death of 21-year-old Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne.
“RIP cousin… can’t believe it was just last night that I held you in my arms!” she shared on Instagram. “Never thought that would be the last time I felt the warmth in your body!!! Love you always man!”
In her post, Rihanna also called for an end to gun violence with the hashtag “#endgunviolence.”
Alleyne was allegedly shot when he was walking near his home in St Michael. At around 7:00 PM, he was apparently approached by a man who shot him multiple times, according to Billboard. The shooter fled the scene. Alleyne was taken to the hospital where he died, reported CBS News.
RIP cousin… can’t believe
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Three Florida teens have been charged with murdering a professional mixed martial arts fighter.
On Saturday, a judge in Palm Beach County denied bond to Summer Church, 16 and 18-year-olds Roberto Ortiz and Jace Swinton. According to CBS News, all have been as charged as adults for the first-degree murder of 25-year-old Aaron Rajman, who was killed in his Boca Raton home.
“This was no random act of violence,” State Attorney Dave Aronberg told CBS affiliate WPEC. “Mr. Rajman was targeted by these defendants, and we intend to seek justice for the victim and his family.”
Judi Church, Summer’s mother, told local media that cops are accusing Summer of being the mastermind. However, the mother told the Florida Sun-Sentinel that a group of men, including Ortiz and Swinton, forced her daughter at gunpoint to get in a car and call Rajman to see if he was home before his fatal
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump on Monday answered two days of bipartisan furor over his initial response to deadly protests in Charlottesville, Va., with a statement for the first time explicitly blaming white supremacists for the “racist violence” over the weekend.
“Racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans,” the president said in a brief statement, reading from a teleprompter at the White House.
“To anyone who acted criminally in this weekend’s racist violence, you will be held fully accountable. Justice will be delivered,” Trump said.
The president’s statement was a hastily arranged do-over that implicitly acknowledged the need to stanch the self-inflicted damage his first reaction had caused him and his administration. Criticism and outrage had continued to build, including among Republicans, to Trump’s
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