Archive for the ‘Crime’ Category

Popular Memphis Strip Club VLive Raided, Shut Down, Declared Public Nuisance

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Law enforcement shut down Vlive Night Club as a public nuisance Thursday.
Shelby County sheriff’s deputies, Memphis police officers, and Tennessee State Alcoholic Beverage Commission raided the business Thursday morning.

Officers closed the club down with an order from Shelby County Court as a public nuisance.

The troubled club has made headlines for multiple shooting across the past year.

A Memphis rapper, RichLord, was shot outside the club on June 10. He died on June 25.

Last month on May 20, a woman was injured during a shooting at the strip club. Video from the shooting was posted onto social media.

She was taken to the hospital but was expected to be okay. Police said the shooting stemmed from a fight in the parking lot.

Police were called to V Live, which is where rap star Yo Gotti was having the after party from his annual Birthday Bash. When officers arrived at the club, they could not find the victim.

They spotted a car in the middle of Mendenhall. Inside that vehicle, a man was found with a gunshot wound to the head.

Police said they did not know if the shooting was connected to the after party.

According to posts on social media, Yo Gotti is set to perform at the FedEx forum tonight, and this year’s after party was also set to be at V Live.

Jim Jones Arrested on Drug and Gun Charges Following Police Chase

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Jim Jones is facing a handful of charges after he and friends led Georgia cops on a chase that ended with him getting busted for possession of drugs and a handgun … TMZ has learned.

The NYC rapper was a backseat passenger in a car cops pulled over Thursday night in Cowetta County. According to the Sheriff’s Dept., instead of stopping, the car accelerated and cops gave chase. During the chase, the car struck a deputy’s vehicle … and finally stopped.

We’re told Jones and three others were in the car. After a search, deputies found marijuana, oxycodone, Percocet, vape cartridges, THC oil, 2 loaded pistols and cash … which Jones called “just petty cash.”

One of the pistols was stolen, according to cops. Neither Jones nor his friends admitted possession of any of the items … but Jones said he had a prescription for the Oxy and Percocet pills. Jones also told cops he told the driver to pull over, but she was acting “incoherent.”

XXXTentacion Dead At 20

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Florida rap star XXXTentacion is dead. Earlier today, an unidentified assailant shot him while he was shopping for motorcycles in Deerfield Beach, FL. He was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead by the Broward Co. Sheriff’s Department, according to TMZ. XXXTentacion was 20.

2:40 PM PT — Broward Co. Sheriff’s Dept. says XXXTentacion has been pronounced dead.

2:14 PM PT — Witnesses told cops a Louis Vuitton bag was taken from XXX’s vehicle.

XXXTentacion Shot in Miami and Witnesses Say No Pulse

Monday, June 18th, 2018

TMZ is reporting XXXTentacion was shot Monday and an eyewitness tells us he appeared lifeless with no pulse.

The 20-year-old rapper was shopping for motorcycles in Miami and, as he was leaving the motorcycle dealer, a gunman ran up to his vehicle and shot him.

XXX was in his share of feuds … but as far as we know there were no ominous fights between him and anyone else.

We’ve reached out to representatives for XXXTentacion and will update this post if and when we hear back.

58% of Hotel Workers Say They’ve Been Sexually Harassed by Guest

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Cecilia was working as a minibar attendant at a Chicago hotel when she knocked on the guest’s door and announced herself. The man’s response was quick and unequivocal: “You can come in.”

When she opened the door, “He was at the computer, masturbating,” Cecilia recalled. She was overcome with shock and embarrassment. Judging from the satisfied look on the man’s face, that was the whole idea.

“I felt nasty,” recalled Cecilia, who asked that her last name and the hotel not be identified. “You’d expect that to happen to people in a jail but not in regular work. I felt like crying.”

It wasn’t the only time Cecilia had dealt with extreme forms of sexual harassment in her three decades working in downtown hotels. A male guest once answered her knock by opening the door naked. Just a month and a half ago, a younger colleague confided to Cecilia that a male guest had tried to embrace her while she was in his room. Cecilia escorted the shaken housekeeper to the hotel’s security team to report the incident.

15 Black Men from Chicago Exonerated After Being Framed by Crooked Cop

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

A Cook County judge Thursday vacated felony convictions for 15 defendants who claimed they were framed by disgraced Chicago Police Sgt. Ronald Watts, following a landmark decision by the State’s Attorney’s Office to toss aside a string of cases over allegations of police misconduct.

With 10 of the defendants standing in the courtroom, Chief Criminal Courts Judge Judge LeRoy K. Martin approved a motion by prosecutors to throw out a total of 18 cases against 15 men who were arrested by Watts and members of a tactical team that operated in the Ida B. Wells housing projects.

3 Ohio Pastors Accused Of Luring Teen Girls, Paying For Sex

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Federal prosecutors say three pastors in Ohio conspired to recruit teen girls to have sex with them and shared photos and videos of the girls.

Investigators say the three men who ran churches in Toledo often paid the girls for sex.

All three pleaded not guilty this past week in federal court to charges that include child sex trafficking and sexual exploitation of children.

Each could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted.

Court documents describe how one of the pastors had sex with a girl in his church office, at home and at a motel.

Prosecutors say one of the pastors warned one girl not to say anything because it would ruin his family and his church.

Florida Dad Arrested for Leaving Kids in Car to Hit Strip Club

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Police said a man chose lap dances over kids.

Willie Jordan Jr. abandoned two young children in the backseat of a car, while he was inside a Fort Myers strip club.

Jordan Jr. told police he was only inside Scarlett’s for a minute or two.

But we talked with the general manager, who said Jordan Jr. was inside “enjoying himself” for much longer.

“He was in there for about 30 to 40 minutes,” said Scarlett’s general manager Christopher Mays.

“[There was] a 3-month-old boy who’s not strapped in the car seat upside down head is where it’s butt should be, feet up in the air,” Mays said.

The infant was crying and got the attention of a customer who called for help.

“God only knows how much longer an upside down infant has in a car seat,” Mays said.

Mays said his staff and the customer helped the 3-year-old unlock the car from the inside, getting both kids out safely.

Jordan Jr. now faces child neglect charges.

Mays, who’s also a father, said this is a first at Scarlett’s.

According to the police report, the Department of Children and Families is conducting a follow-up investigation.

Student Who Was Repeatedly Raped By Her Geometry Teacher On His School Desk For A Semester When She Was 16 Wins $49.3 Million

Friday, November 17th, 2017

A Florida jury awarded $49.3 million to a former high-school student who was raped by her former geometry teacher in his classroom.

Man Accused Of Pouring Boiling Water On Girlfriend’s Dog ‘At Least 5 Times’

Friday, November 10th, 2017

A 22-year-old man was arrested in Chino Hills Tuesday on suspicion of repeatedly pouring boiling hot water on his girlfriend’s dog.

Source: SoCal man accused of pouring boiling water on girlfriend’s dog ‘at least 5 times’