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The family of Nia Wilson, the 18-year-old who was stabbed to death on a BART platform in Oakland earlier this month, packed a courtroom to attend the arraignment of John Cowell.

Sunday, 29 April 2018 14:13

Alecia Johnson Hires Legal Team

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Former Fort Valley State University employee, Alecia Johnson, has been the subject of salacious rumors
and uncorroborated and unproven allegations. Based on these accusations, she has retained veteran
litigator Adrian L. Patrick to represent her interests in this matter. Mr. Patrick is also looking to add
veteran litigator Cedric B. Davis to Ms. Johnson’s legal team.

Since its early days, the FBI has had a history of targeting Black communities and other communities of color. Someone from within the ranks of the bureau, a Black FBI agent, faces prison time for acting as a whistleblower and breaking the law to expose racism by the feds.

Criminal justice remains a hot topic in Maryland, where lawmakers agree that comprehensive reforms are needed, but they are divided on what shape those reforms should take. In the recently concluded Maryland legislative session, the Democratic-controlled General Assembly batted a series of crime bills back and forth from the House of Delegates to the Senate before passing compromise measures for Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s signature. This result will mean longer sentences for some offenders and some relief for ex-offenders.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Twenty South Carolina prisoners have been killed at the hands of fellow inmates in the past 16 months. The staggering amount of violence, which includes the gang-fueled bloodshed that left seven prisoners dead and 22 injured this week at Lee Correctional Institution, has some legislators calling for more oversight and transparency at the state Department of Corrections.

Nelly Rape Accuser Monique Greene Subpoenas Ms. Jackson

Nelly’s girlfriend is going to have to put her evidence where her mouth is in court, thanks to Monique Greene. Monique Greene has subpoenaed Shantel Jackson as part of her lawsuit against Nelly.

Colin Kaepernick hasn’t abandoned his interest in returning to the NFL as a quarterback, but at least one team showed this week that it certainly has. The Seattle Seahawks abruptly canceled a workout session with the socially conscious athlete after learning he had no intention to stop kneeling during the playing of the national anthem before games, according to a new report from ESPN’s NFL reporter Adam Schefter.

Thursday, 12 April 2018 08:56

Meek Mill Philly Mayor Makes Prison Visit

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Meek Mill's prison visitors' list keeps growing, and another high-profile name's been added to it this week -- Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney.

Trey Songz’s felony domestic violence case has been rejected by the Los Angeles District Attorney.

A spokesperson for the District Attorney’s Office confirmed to PEOPLE that the case has been referred to the L.A. City Attorney’s Office.