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Common Misses Fatal Shooting by Hours
Chicago rapper Common just missed a fatal shooting in Brooklyn, New York on Monday (October 27), that left one man dead and four others injured. According to a report from AllHipHop.com, the rapper had received a hair cut just hours before the murder, a place he is a regularly frequents when in need of a cut. During Monday afternoon, two gunmen reportedly opened fire on a 19-year-old male near the intersection of 704 Fulton Street and South Oxford Street in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn. The man fled into a nearby hair salon, was cornered and killed by the suspects. In a barrage of nearly 30 shots, four innocent bystanders in the shop were hit including an off duty police officer. (Continue Reading…)

Hudson Suspect Could Have Had Parole Revoked
Busted for what police said was a rock of cocaine on the driver’s seat of his car, William Balfour could have been spending the past few months behind bars for a parole violation. The 27-year-old felon was instead allowed to remain free and is now considered a suspect in the deaths of Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew. On the day the victims were fatally shot and the young boy went missing, Balfour told his parole agent he had missed a meeting because he was baby-sitting, records show. By midnight, investigators involved in a frantic search for 7-year-old Julian King had contacted parole officials and requested emergency addresses, visitor lists, telephone numbers and “anything further” connected to Balfour, according to documents obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press. (Continue Reading…)

Detroit’s Ex-Mayor Kilpatrick Jailed for 4 Months
A judge sentenced former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to four months in jail Tuesday for a sex-and-text scandal, calling him “arrogant and defiant” and questioning the sincerity of a guilty plea that ended his career at City Hall. Kilpatrick declined to speak in court, but his lawyers urged the judge to look at his entire career, not just the crimes that threw local government into disarray for months. The punishment was part of a plea agreement worked out last month. Wayne County Circuit Judge David Groner followed that deal but said Kilpatrick would not get time off for good behavior, potentially up to 20 days in this case. “When someone gets 120 days in jail, they should get 120 days in jail,” Groner said. (Continue Reading…)

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  • rkj

    How the heck is Common missing a fatal shooting by hours significant?
    He was in NY — not really known for a low crime rate. I’m sure several people “missed the shooting by hours”.
    Lame press release.