T.I. Begins Sentence
T.I. turned himself in Tuesday (May 26) at an Arkansas federal prison, where the rapper will begin serving a 366-day sentence stemming from his 2007 arrest for attempting to illegally attempting to purchase firearms in Atlanta. According to several reports, Tip is now in custody at the low-security wing of the Forrest City Federal Correctional Complex, where the rapper will circulate with the rest of the inmates without preferential treatment. There is some confusion over when T.I. actually arrived at the facility. TMZ first reported that the rapper had turned himself in before his scheduled noon deadline, citing confirmation from T.I.’s attorneys. However, a report from an NBC affiliate in Georgia, 41 NBC, indicated T.I. was not in custody, citing a rep from the prison who claimed the rapper was not listed in custody shortly after his scheduled deadline, and an Associated Press report said T.I. arrived later than his scheduled deadline. The report said the rapper showed up approximately 29 minutes late, stating that a black van with Georgia license plates and tinted windows pulled up to the prison. Police had to rope off well wishers, reporters and others gathered down the road from the prison, according to the report. (Continue Reading…)
Tyson’s Daughter Dies After Treadmill Accident
The 4-year-old daughter of former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson died Tuesday, a day after she was injured in a treadmill accident at her home, police in Phoenix, Arizona, said. Exodus Tyson was pronounced dead at 11:45 a.m. local time Tuesday, said Sgt. Andy Hill, a Phoenix police spokesman. “The Tyson family would like to extend our deepest and most heartfelt thanks for all your prayers and support, and we ask that we be allowed our privacy at this difficult time,” the family said in a statement. The girl’s 7-year-old brother found her on a treadmill in the Phoenix home Monday. She had been strangled by a cord connected to the machine, said Sgt. Andy Hill of the Phoenix Police Department. (Continue Reading…)
Black Harvard Student: Racism Part of Campus Ban
A black Harvard University senior who lives in the dorm where a campus visitor was fatally shot says school officials ordered her out of the building and told her she could not graduate, singling her out because of her race.
Chanequa Campbell, of New York, is a friend of the shooting suspect’s girlfriend, another Harvard student, but has no connection to the suspect or the victim, her attorney, Jeffrey Karp, told The Associated Press. She was ordered off campus Friday with little notice and without being told why, Karp said. She was allowed to gather only a few personal belongings from her room after receiving a no-trespassing order, he said. “There is no citation to the student code, no citation to any law, no citation to any facts,” he said. Harvard spokesman Robert Mitchell said in a statement that the school does not comment on an individual student’s status. (Continue Reading…)
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