3-Year-Old Son of Knicks’ Eddy Curry Sees Mom, Sister Slain
The mother of Knicks center Eddie Curry’s 3-year-old son and her infant daughter were found murdered at her South Side Chicago apartment on Saturday, according to various reports. Police found Nova Henry, 24, and daughter, Ava, fatally shot around 6 p.m., the Chicago Tribune reported. They are searching for a “known acquaintance” of Henry’s in connection with the murder. Henry’s 3-year-old—Curry’s—was discovered unharmed, sources told the Tribune and the New York Daily News. Immediate family members did not comment but a man indentifying himself as Henry’s uncle say they believe they know the who the gunman is. “She had a stalker boyfriend,” he told WMAQ in Chicago. “And she had a restraining order against him and she was trying to avoid all this.” A Knicks source close to Curry described him as “distraught” on hearing the news of his former girlfriend’s death and what his son witnessed, according to The News. (Continue Reading…)
Will Obama have to be better because he’s black?
Just days before he was sworn in, President Obama was giving his daughters a tour of the Lincoln Memorial when one of them pointed to a copy of Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address carved into the wall. Obama’s 7-year-old daughter, Sasha, told her father that Lincoln’s speech was really long. Would he have to give a speech as long? Obama’s answer was completed by his older daughter, 10-year-old Malia. “I said, ‘Actually, that one is pretty short. Mine may even be a little longer,’ ” Obama told CNN recently. “At which point, Malia turns to me and says, ‘First African-American president, better be good.’ ” The story is light-hearted, but it touches on a delicate question: Will people hold Obama to a different standard because he is the first African-American president? (Continue Reading…)
Suspect in Massachusetts Shooting Said to Target Non-Whites
A 22-year-old white man is being held without bail on charges he shot three Cape Verdean people, killing two. Police said Keith Luke told them he was “fighting for a dying race” and planned to kill as many black people as possible and he had been planning to kill all “non-white” people. According to papers filed in court, Luke said he had been planning to kill African-Americans, Hispanic and Jewish people and he had planned to go to a Jewish synagogue near his home that night and “kill as many Jews as possible on bingo night.” Luke of 1177 Pleasant St., Brockton, pleaded innocent to two counts of murder, kidnapping, aggravated rape and other charges in Brockton District Court Thursday morning. He was ordered held without bail.He told police in an interview after his Wednesday arrest that he purchased a 9mm handgun with 200 rounds of ammunition about six months ago outside Gilmore Academy on Clinton Street. He said he planned to kill himself after his killing spree. (Continue Reading…)
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