Posts Tagged ‘Easter Sunday’

Man’s Claim That Rapper DMX Robbed Him Outside New Jersey Gas Station

Monday, April 6th, 2015

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A man claimed one of the biggest rappers of the late-1990s grabbed thousands of dollars right out of his hand at a New Jersey gas station Easter Sunday.
A 21-year-old man told Newark Police that the incident began as a conversation between himself, DMX and the rapper’s entourage outside an Exxon gas station along the 600 block of McCarter Highway (Route 21) around 12:30 a.m.

DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, and the man began to talk about rap music, said police. During that conversation a member of DMX’s entourage pulled out a gun and demanded the victim turn over his money, according to police.

The victim took about $3,200 out of his pocket. The victim told police that DMX — who hails from Yonkers, New York — then grabbed the money out of his hand and got into one of four black Escalades driven by members of DMX’s crew.

Woman Wins $100,000 In County Cursing Lawsuit

Friday, December 12th, 2014

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Cobb County will have to pay a women $100,000 after police arrested her for swearing.

Amy Barnes sued after she faced charges in 2012 for cursing and flipping off two officers.

Barnes said she was riding her bike on Austell Road to get butter for her family Easter Sunday when she saw the two officers. She said she cursed at them and flipped them off, and they came after her.

“They came after me like it was some action movie,” Barnes said.

Barnes is hearing impaired and said that’s the reason police gave her for putting her in solitary confinement for 23 hours on a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge. She called it torture.
“Having no clock, no person to speak to, empty walls. We need human contact,” she said.

Barnes’ lawyer said police officers violated her first amendment rights.

The attorney told Channel 2 Action News Barnes is happy with the outcome.

“To me it was a clear violation of her rights, it shouldn’t have even had to be a trial but a great vindication of the law for everybody,” said attorney Cynthia Counts.
A judge dismissed all the charges against Barnes in April 2013.