Someone snuck a video of Jesse Williams on Broadway and it’s the viral video that we didn’t know we needed. The (NSFW) clips of the naked actor in action, plus what he has to say about it all inside…
Whew, LAWD – Father in HEAVEN.
The Internet is collectively thirsting after actor Jesse Williams. And it’s not because he was nominated for a TONY Award yesterday. Although, we now know WHY he nabbed the nom – or at least partially.
Usually, Broadway is a NO phone zone. However, someone was sneaky enough to whip out their cellphone (or possibly another device) to record Jesse Williams butt ball naked onstage during a shower and kissing scene of the Broadway show “Take Me Out,” which is about a gay professional baseball player dealing with coming out to his teammates and in the press.
Full. Frontal. Nudity.
We can’t post the videos here (for obvious reason), but you can click HERE, HERE and HERE to see what Jesse is working with. And let’s just say, the man is blessed, OKAY?! WARNING – Do not click those links at work or around children.
It just so happened the nude clips surfaced on social media on the same day Jesse was nominated for a Tony Award in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for his role in “Take Me Out.” How fitting.
Folks are CUTTING UP on Twitter after viewing the clip:
i hope jessie williams has had a meal today. a nice drink. a massage, perhaps. really anything he wants. any and every thing.
Months after the impossibly tragic death of Miss USA 2019Cheslie Kryst, her mother, April Simpkins, speaks out for the first time. She reveals the painful text message Cheslie sent her before she took her own life and shed light on Cheslie’s battle with depression growing up. The heartbreaking story inside…
WARNING! This post could be triggering to some.
The nation was utterly shocked to learn the woman who jumped to her death from the 29th floor of a luxury midtown Manhattan high rise building was Miss USA 2019 and "Extra" correspondent Cheslie Kryst.
From the outside looking in, it appeared Cheslie had it all and was living her best life. The 30-year-old was exceptional in every way, even seen as perfect in many of our eyes. She was a D1 track star in college, graduated with every honor before attending law school & Grad school simultaneously to earn her J.D. and MBA, achieved several honors in her post-Graduate studies, wowed the world during her Miss USA pageant Q&A that went viral due to her bold answer about the #MeToo movement, represented people who needed help in their fight for social justice, often pro bono, and was absolutely stunning both inside and out.
What people didn’t know is that she struggled with depression daily. That battle ended on January 30th, leaving her parents and siblings devastated. Cheslie was the 2nd oldest out of six children.
For the first time since the untimely passing of her daughter, Cheslie’s mother, April Simpkins, is speaking out. For her first sit-down interview, April chopped it up with “Red Table Talk” co-hosts Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris about her daughter and what she had been going through.
Being candid, April shared Cheslie struggled with depression since her early 20s. At that time she was pursuing two degrees, so he mother thought school was the culprit as she was working on her law degree and an MBA at the same time.
While she knew her daughter struggled with mental health, she didn’t realize the severity of her struggle because she hid it. Not until she attempted suicide for the first time. After that, she said she and Cheslie grew very close and she wanted her daughter to know she could call her when she was in a crisis. Her mother made sure she got her help, signing her up to see a counselor.
On the day Cheslie took her life, April said she received a gut wrenching text message from Cheslie following a an exercise class. She said Cheslie knew she regularly went to workout on Sunday mornings, so she sent it when she knew her mother wouldn’t have her phone. An hour had passed before April saw the text.
“First, I’m sorry, by the time you get this, I won’t be alive anymore. And it makes me even more sad to write this because I know it will hurt you the most,” Cheslie wrote to her mother.
“I love you mom, and you are my best friend, and the person I’ve lived for for years. I wish I could stay with you, but I cannot bear the crushing weight of persistent sadness, hopelessness, and loneliness any longer,” the text continued.
Overcome with grief, April said she couldn’t read it all.
“I’ve never told you these feelings, because I never wanted you to worry, and because I hoped they would eventually change, but I know they never will. They follow me through every accomplishment, success, family gathering, friendly dinner.
In the message, Cheslie explained how no matter what she accomplished, she wasn’t happy and was always overcome with feelings of sadness and loneliness.
“I’ve never told you these feelings, because I never wanted you to worry, and because I hoped they would eventually change, but I know they never will. They follow me through every accomplishment, success, family gathering, friendly dinner.
"I cry almost every day now, like I’m in mourning. I wished for death for years. And I know you would want to know and want to help, but I haven’t wanted to share this weight with anyone.
“Regardless of that, thank you sincerely for being there for me in some of my loneliness moments without me even telling you I needed you.
“You have kept me alive and ready to face another day, because you answer every phone call and you are there for me at the drop of a hat. You listen to me and care when I tell you what goes on in my life and you’ve always made me feel like you loved me.
“I love you more than any person I’ve ever known. You’ve done nothing wrong, you’ve done everything right.”
This absolutely broke our heart. We can’t even imagine.
In the message, Cheslie also shared her final wishes and other personal information that April decided to keep to herself. And understandably so.
Incredibly tragic. We do find comfort that her mother is dedicated to carrying our Cheslie’s final wishes. Her mother shared she’ll never be the same again and said she’s working on how to handle grief in her life daily.
Prayers to Cheslie’s entire family, friends and fans!
If you or a loved one is in need of help in any way and considering drastic action, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255) is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Over the weekend, a video of the rapper fighting his artist Wisdom at an event went viral. Right after that, video footage from the 2018 deadly Walmart shooting where the rapper took the life of teen resurfaced. Now, he’s responding. Get it all inside…
Days after allegedly shooting an intruder who trespassed on his property, the “Rockstar” rapper was involved in a physical altercation with his artist Wisdom, who is signed to DaBaby’s Billion Dollar Baby Entertainment label. Apparently, DaBaby & Wisdom got into a heated argument backstage at Spring Jam 2022 inside the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina on Friday night (April 22nd) that boiled over.
In the clip posted to social, you can see what appears to be the “SUGE” rapper swinging on Wisdom before his artist swings back. Security guards and police quickly jumped in to end the fight as the two men yell obscenities at one another.
Before folks could start twitter threads about the fight, ANOTHER video of DaBaby is released, which also goes viral.
Rolling Stone posted a video that has caused folks to speculate DaBaby’s “self-defense” claim made in 2018 when he shot and killed a teenager inside of a Walmart in Huntersville, N.C. The controversial rapper was reportedly involved in a deadly shooting that resulted in the death of 19-year-old Jaylin Craig.
The 30-year-old rapper (who was 27 at the time of the shooting) was initially charged with murder before the charges were eventually lowered to a misdemeanor of carrying a concealed weapon after a judge ruled he had acted in self-defense. The charges ended up being dismissed in March 2019 after a key witness failed to show up in court.
Never-before-seen security camera footage of the incident, which took place on November 5, 2018, shows the “BOP” rapper (real name JonathanKirk) fighting with teenagers, Henry Douglas and JaylinCraig. At one point, it appears Jaylin pulls out a gun and it is unclear what he does with it next. The clip then cuts to DaBaby taking out his gun and firing several shots.
You can watch the clip below. WARNING – the video could be triggering for some people.
DaBaby shot and killed 19-year-old Jaylin Craig in 2018, a shooting the rapper claims was in self-defense.
The clip seemingly goes against the story DaBaby shared in a social media video after the shooting. He said two people with guns approached him who could have harmed him, his daughter and his son.
”Daughter could have got hit, son could have got hit [and] me," he said in the 2018 IG video. “F*ckin’ lawyers telling me not to say something and shit, f*ck all that. Two n****s walk down on you and your whole motherf*cking family, threaten y’all, whip out on y’all, n****s, let me see what y’all gon’ do."
Now, it’s unclear what happened before the camera captured that portion of the fight, so what he shared on social media could have possibly happened. While he looks lik ethe aggressor in the video, it’s unclear what happened before that.
Legal analyst EmilyBaker told Rolling Stone that the shooting might not be so clear-cut because witnesses claimed to have seen Jaylin with a gun, despite DaBaby appearing to be the one who started the fight in the video.
”It is not a ‘These people rolled up on me and tried to roll me, and I had to defend myself,’" she said. "That’s not what this video shows. This video shows a fight that got way out of hand very fast, and that resulted in somebody dying."
The site also shared a statement from a representative for the district attorney’s office, which noted it had "reviewed the police investigative file" and agreed with the police not to charge Mr. Kirk further. This was due to the fact that prosecutors could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant did not act in self-defense."
The family of the Jailyn is saying this proves their story that this was not an act of self defense like Da Baby claims.
After the clip started going viral, the “NASTY” rapper hopped on Instagram to react. He shared the viral clip of singer Tyrese crying about paying child support with the caption, “No disrespect to my boy Tyrese man but what y’all niggas got goin on bruh?? #WhatMoreDoYouWANTfromMEEEEE ? Somebody behind the scenes on my ass ain’t it ?”
DaBaby’s weekend drama comes on the heels of another shooting he was involved in.
Earlier this month, DaBaby reportedly shot an intruder who trespassed at his home in Troutman, North Carolina. The victim suffered non-threatening injuries.
In February 2022, he was involved in an insane brawl inside of a California bowling alley with his daughter’s uncle, which also went viral. BrandonBills, the brother of his baby mama DaniLeigh, is suing the rapper for the bowling alley fight while DaBaby claims "self-defense."
Chris Brown wants his name cleared after a woman accused him of drugging and raping her. He just shared text and voice receipts on social media allegedly from his rape accuser and he said he’s gearing up to seek legal action against her for lying. After releasing the bombshell evidence, NickCannon and LilDuval offered up support.
WARNING! This post contains sexual assault details which could be triggering for some.
Chris Brown is tired of women accusing him of wrongdoing, so he’s clapping back with receipts in the latest case.
A woman – identified as Jane Doe – accused the Grammy winner of allegedly drugging and raping her on a yacht docked outside of Diddy’s Miami residence in December 2020. Back in January, she sued him for $20 million.
The R&B crooner called it cap then. And he’s calling it cap now, except this time, he has receipts.
Taking to social media, Breezy posted a voice recording allegedly from the woman who claimed he drugged and raped her. In the clip, she complained to the singer he was sending her “mixed signals.”
In the series of messages allegedly provided by the Miami Police, the woman sent several nude flicks and even told Chris he was the “best d*ck” she ever had. The messages also revealed Chris told the woman to get a Plan B pill (emergency contraception) even though he “definitely didn’t bust inside” her. He said he was just “hella faded so I wanted to be sure.”
You can click through the messages (obtained by RadarOnline) below:
According to the lawsuit, the woman – described as a a model, choreographer, and musical artist – said she arrived at the yacht parked outside of Diddy’s Star Island residence on December 30th (2020) after speaking to him via FaceTime while she was on the phone with a friend. She claims he took the phone from a girl at the party – her friend she was on facetime with – and he told her to come to Diddy’s home ASAP on Miami’s Star Island immediately, so she did.
Once on the yacht, the woman claims Breezy offered her a drink when she entered the kitchen. He handed her a red cup and they started talking, according to her account. Apparently, he filled her cup a second time and soon after, she said she started to feel “a sudden, unexplained change in consciousness."
Jane Doe described she felt "disoriented, physically unstable, and started to fall in and out of sleep.” She said the 32-year-old singer allegedly took her to a bedroom while she was “drugged” and “half-asleep” and that he wouldn’t leave. According to the woman, the “City Girls” singer alleged removed her bikini bottom and began kissing her, ignoring her pleas to stop. He then allegedly proceeded to rape her. She said the R&B crooner ejaculated inside of her, stood up and told her he was “done.”
The next day, Breezy allegedly contacted the woman and demanded she take a Plan B pill, which is an emergency contraception pill. She took the pill and never reported the incident to authorities.
On Breezy’s IG Stories, he shared a clip of the voice message where the woman allegedly claims she wants to “f*ck” with him again. Peep the clip below:
“Well, you’re giving me mixed signals. You’re like reading my messages and stuff and you haven’t blocked me yet so I’m guessing you don’t hate me,” the women allegedly said in a voice note. “I just wanna see you again, I mean, you just answered the phone and then you just hung up. Like, just let me know. Like, if you want me to leave you alone I definitely will, but I really just want to f**k with you again.”
Following the audio clip, the Grammy winning artist said he wants the media to “keep that same energy” when reporting on new facts in the case.
”No more dragging through the mud. CLEARLY YOU CAN ALL SEE THE [cap eomji]. Now let’s see if the media will keep that same energy they had trying to destroy me, to Run the real story. Me and my team are taking legal action on this situation. You don’t play with people lives like that. THX TEAM BREEZY…,” he wrote.
”I’ll wait….,” he said in another IG Story.
George Vrabeck of Vrabeck Adams & Co. Inc., – the singer’s attorney – said in a written statement that they intend “to hold ALL parties accountable so that we might begin to eradicate this behavior from our society. Our client deserves justice. The same justice that all victims of sexual abuse deserve.”
TMZ spoke with Jane Doe’s attorney – Ariel Mitchell – and she confirmed the woman sent Chris Brown the texts and audio message. Attorney Mitchell said she’s withdrawing from the case because the woman had not informed her about the messages.
TV host NickCannon and comedian LilDuval has offered Breezy support on social media:
”Praying for my brother @chrisbrown,” Nick tweeted, followed by a bible verse.
”So if Chris Brown didn’t have those text y’all would’ve automatically took the woman side. Sad part is somebody can come out tomorrow saying the same thing and y’all will still take her side. They need to lock up anybody false accusing somebody of rape,” Lil Duval wrote before continuing to argue his point.
After Nelly’s x-rated fellatio clip made its way to his social media, it went viral, sparking a conversation about package size. How big is big enough and what’s considered “small?” Let’s discuss inside…
Earlier this week, Nelly had the Internet in a frenzy after he allegedly posted a video by accident of himself receiving oral sex on IG Stories. The clip wasn’t up long, but it was up long enough for people to screen record and share it elsewhere in these online streets. We can’t post the x-rated clip here, but you can take a peek at it HERE (for research purposes, of course).
WARNING! It’s not safe to view at work or around children.
After the clip when viral, the “Hot In Herre” rapper issued an apology, stating the explicit video was “never meant to go public.”
"I sincerely apologize to the young lady and her family. This is unwanted publicity for her/them," the 47-year-old said in a statement. "This was an old video that was private and never meant to go public."
Nelly’s team shared they are concerned he may have been hacked and are investigating a breach that they fear could result in his financial information, personal documents and passwords ending up online somewhere.
It’s interesting though. The timing of this "leak" coincided with this week’s premiere of the new season of "Real Husbands of Hollywood", which he stars in.
While his team works on that, the Internet has been busy sounding off about Nelly’s penis size dilemma, sparking a debate about package size and what’s actually considered “small.” Hey, we don’t body shame either gender around these parts. We just report what’s being said.
When the clip hit social media, there were tons of reactions that shamed Nelly for having a…less than expected – we guess – package. And folks had questions after all that moaning and carrying on he was doing.
On the flip side, there are critics who feel Nelly’s package is NOT small, and say it’s average. Folks (men and women) were questioning why the women who called Nelly "small" feel that way since his penis size appears average size to them.
”To my eyesight, it was average size. It would do the job for me. That d*** would do the job for a lot of people,” said “RuPaul’s Drag Race” star Jasmine Masters. “Y’all talking about ‘Oh, it’s so small.’ Well b****, what type of d***s are y’all taking? And do you have any walls?”
y’all really are some size queens! lmao nelly’s d*ck is not small, it’s average! it even has girth to it. see y’all be wanting them 10-14 inch monsters that may cause problems with your bowels in 20 years
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has suspended "no-knock" warrants in the city as protestors hit the streets to demand justice after the fatal police shooting of 22-year-old Amir Locke. His family says he was “executed” after he was startled from a deep sleep and reached for his legal, registered firearm to protect himself. The latest inside…
Laws are changing in Minneapolis in an effort to save people from being killed by the police.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Freyordered an immediate stop to “no-knock” warrants in the city following the police killing of Amir Locke in his home during an early morning raid this week.
The 22-year-old, who had just filed paperwork to start a music business, was shot by Minneapolis police at 6:48AM Wednesday (Feb. 2nd) as law enforcement carried out a warrant related to a homicide investigation.
This is Amir Locke. He was a son, a brother, a new business owner and wanted to make music like his father who is known to many in the Twin Cities music community as “Lil Buddy McClain”. Instead Amir was fatally shot by a Minneapolis officer seconds after he woke up Wednesday pic.twitter.com/YKOiU5Bf9o
However, Amir’s name wasn’t even named in the warrants, Minneapolis Interim Police Chief Amelia Huffman revealed during a news conference. According to Chief Huffman, it’s unclear how or whether Amir was connected to the St. Paul Police Department’s homicide investigation.
Police body camera footage shows SWAT officers on the 7th floor of the apartment building. In silence, they approach the door and then one officer inserts a key so they can enter the apartment. Once inside, Amir Locke is visible under a blanket on a sofa while sleeping.
Startled after officers kicked the couch he was sleeping on and with a gun pointed at him, Amir picked up his gun, however, he doesn’t fire it. It’s likely he didn’t know what was going on or that these were police and not just random intruders. Officer Mark Hanneman shoots Amir three times before the clip ends, which was all of 10 seconds. Amir was shot twice in the chest and once in his right wrist. He died at a nearby hospital.
You can watch the police footage that shows Amir being gunned down below. WARNING! The video footage could be triggering to some:
Whether or not officers announced themselves is also up for debate.
The officer who fired the shots is on paid administrative leave, which is department policy.
“The still shot shows the image of the firearm in the subject’s hands, at the best possible moment when the lighting was fully on him. That’s the moment when the officer had to make a split-second decision to assess the circumstances and to determine whether he felt like there was an articulable threat, that the threat was of imminent harm, great bodily harm or death, and that he needed to take action right then to protect himself and his partners,” said Chief Huffman.
According to reports, the St. Paul Police did not request a “no-knock” warrant, however, the Minneapolis Police Department (who was helping St. Paul with the raid) did. Law enforcement sources claim Minneapolis police insisted on the “no-knock”warrant.
The search warrant that resulted in the police shooting of Amir Locke was not originally supposed to be a “no-knock” warrant, law enforcement sources tell KARE 11 Investigative Reporter A.J. Lagoe. St. Paul police originally did not request a no-knock warrant from a judge, but when Minneapolis police were asked to execute the warrant, MPD insisted the warrant be changed to authorize it be executed without first knocking, KARE 11 has learned. The warrant to support the raid has not yet been made public.
Amir’s family said he has no criminal record and comes from a family with law enforcement ties. They also revealed Amir had a permit/license to carry a gun, which he felt he needed for protection from robberies while working for DoorDash.
“I believe that he was executed by the MPD,” saidKaren Wells, Amir’s mother. “And I want the police officer that murdered my son to be prosecuted and fired.” She said that “never in a million years” would she have thought her son would be killed by the police.
Demonstrators have taken to the streets of Minneapolis to demand justice for Amir:
At least a thousand protesters currently at Minneapolis Police 1st precinct. Organizers demanding charges against officers involved in killing of Amir Locke and resignation of Mayor Jacob Frey. pic.twitter.com/dwtUNfStgX
Amir Locke was NOT a criminal! Yet, Minneapolis PD continued to stereotype him as one, including falsely naming him a suspect in a press release! His family should NOT have to endure these damaging lies!
: IG/bygeorgiafort pic.twitter.com/uucg4ZTFJu
Activist Nekima Levy Armstrong, who serves as the co-chair of the city’s new Commission on Community Safety, interrupted the police’s press conference, calling them out for allegedly “covering up” what really happened in the fatal shooting of Amir.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the shooting.
A “no-knock” warrant also ended the life of Breonna Taylor, a young, black emergency room technician, in 2020 after police raided her home while she and her boyfriend were sleeping. Her murder sparked nationwide outrage and protests.
Mayor Frey said that the city and police would work with two experts who helped shape "Breonna’s Law" banning no-knock warrants that was passed in Louisville following Breonna’s death. Kentucky later passed a partial ban.
Shocking details about the Christmas parade tragedy in Waukesha, Wisconsin are trickling in, painting a picture of what happened before (and after) a man plowed his vehicle through a crowd of people, killing six. More inside….
An eight-year-old boy has become the sixth person to die following the horrific Christmas parade tragedy in Waukesha, Wisconsin where a man plowed his red SUV through a crowd of people. The horrifying incident was captured on camera.
WARNING! The videos below are graphic and could be triggering.
WARNING: Graphic footage
Top-down video footage shows a driver deliberately plowing through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin. pic.twitter.com/fo5xXPF12q
Police have identified and arrested the suspected driver, 39-year-old Darrell Brooks Jr., an aspiring rapper who goes by the stage name, MathBoi Fly.
Darrell Edward Brooks, the man who was taken into custody by police over the #Waukesha Christmas parade mass casualty incident, is a rapper who stars in a music video where he raps in front of a red vehicle that looks like the same one that ran over dozens of people yesterday. pic.twitter.com/p7oCimkqEm
Darrell Brooks Jr – who has an extensive criminal past – has been charged with five counts of first-degree intentional homicide in connection with the deadly crash.
After the Milwaukee man plowed his vehicle through the Christmas parade, he walked up to a home and began knocking on the front door of resident Daniel Rider. And it was caught on doorbell camera video.
A timestamp on the video shows that it was recorded just after 5PM local time, which was about 20 minutes after Brooks allegedly tore through parade route barricades, killing six people and injuring dozens more.
The 24-year-old resident, who said he has lived in the area since March 2020, told NBC News he had just returned from a hunting trip and was home watching football when Brooks knocked on his door. Daniel didn’t have a clue about the tragedy that happened minutes before Brooks showed up on his doorstep. He brought him in from the cold and made him a sandwhich, and then police showed up.
"This gentleman comes up and starts pounding on my door and my Ring doorbell goes off and I go and look and he’s saying that he’s homeless and he needs to use my phone," Rider told NBC. "I opened the door and I look and he’s like, ‘Hey man, I need to use your phone. I need to use your phone. I’m freezing out here.’ He didn’t have any shoes on. He was wearing a t-shirt and it’s freezing cold out and so I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh.’ He’s like, ‘I’m homeless, man. I need to use your phone to get an Uber back to Milwaukee.’"
Rider said he eventually allowed Brooks into the house, gave him a jacket and made him a sandwich before giving Brooks his phone to make a phone call. Rider said he noticed police cars driving by during that time but was still unaware of what had happened.
”So I still am oblivious to anything happening in Waukesha and all of a sudden I look outside my street and I see a few cop cars drive by and I’m getting extra nervous. I was already nervous to begin with with him being in the house. So I saw cop cars drive by and I tell him, ‘You gotta get out of my house now. And so he was actually pretty compliant. He said ‘Are you sure? Why what’s going on? What’s going on.’ I said, ‘You gotta leave. You gotta leave.’"
Brooks walked outside and ultimately gave Rider his phone and jacket back.
”I go back inside. I locked the door. I’m freaking out a little bit. I know my neighbor is calling 9-1-1," Rider said. "And he comes back to my door and starts pounding on the door and saying ‘My ID, I left my ID.’"
That moment is captured on the doorbell video just as police begin approaching the home.
Check it out below:
Brooks made his first court appearance Tuesday, where the state’s attorney noted the sixth victim, a child, had died from his injuries.
According to CNN, prosecutors “will consider a sixth homicide charge, due to the child’s death.” His bail was set at $5 million. Each count, if Brooks is convicted, carries a mandatory life sentence.
Arizona Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt, who was born in Waukesha, has reportedly offered to cover the funeral costs for all of the victims killed.
Earlier Sunday (before the Christmas parade), Brooks was involved in a domestic disturbance and left the scene just prior to driving his SUV through the parade, according to the police chief.
At the time of the Christmas parade, Brooks was already out on bond from an unrelated offense.
On November 16th, he was released on an extremely low $1,000 bond after he allegedly tried to run over a woman who is believed to be the mother of his child.
On November 2nd, Brooks allegedly tied to run the woman over with his car while she was walking through a gas station parking lot.
"Officers observed tire tracks on her left pants leg," the criminal complaint read.
According to the police report, the woman told officers, “over the past month they have been fighting multiple times where he has injured her but stated she had no intentions of calling the police.” The victim said Brooks had threatened to kill her before, tried to choke her and has been often jealous and controlling of her.
The mugshot above is from his November 3rd arrest where he was charged with obstructing an officer; second-degree recklessly endangering safety with domestic abuse assessments; disorderly conduct with domestic abuse assessments; and misdemeanor battery with domestic abuse assessments.
Brooks was also charged with bail jumping because he was already out on bail following an incident from July 24, 2020, where he was charged with firing a gun during an argument with a relative.
Brooks reportedly told police he is supposed to be taking medication for his mental health issues. Brooks was asked if he had been diagnosed with a mental disorder, but his answer was blacked out on the police report.
"The State’s bail recommendation in this case was inappropriately low in light of the nature of the recent charges and the pending charges against Mr. Brooks," the office said in a statement. "The bail recommendation in this case is not consistent with the approach of the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office toward matters involving violent crime, nor was it consistent with the risk assessment of the defendant prior to setting of bail."
The D.A.’s office has launched an internal review into the decision.
Brooks is also a registered sex offender in Nevada. In November 2006, he pleaded guilty to statutory sexual seduction.
The family attorney of the unarmed man shot and wounded by a Virginia sheriff’s deputy says the shooting occurred because of a “failure of communication” between the 911 dispatcher and deputies on the scene. Details inside…
The family attorney of an unarmed man shot and wounded by a Virginia sheriff deputy is speaking out with details about how the shooting occurred.
32-year-old Isaiah Brown was shot by a Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s deputy while he was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher. The deputy that shot Isaiah ironically gave him a ride about an hour earlier after his car broke down. An hour later, the deputy responded to a “domestic incident,” supposedly at or near that same home, which led to Isaiah being shot and critically injured.
On Friday, the bodycam footage and 911 audio from the shooting was released, which appeared to show the deputy yelling at Isaiah to “drop the gun” multiple times when he first pulled up on the scene. The cop told the dispatcher he had a “gun to his head” and then started yelling at the victim, “stop walking towards me” and “stop, stop" before shooting Isaiah.
It’s reported Isaiah was shot 10 times and is currently in critical condition. However, watching the bodycam footage only 7 shots were let off from the deputy’s service weapon, which you can see below.
WARNING – the video may be graphic to some:
And here’s the audio of the 911 call Isaiah made before he was shot:
In the audio call, Isaiah and his brother reference a firearm. Isaiah shared with the dispatcher how his brother will not let him in his mother’s room and that he couldn’t get into his car. The dispatcher tells Isaiah that his car is broken down and has been towed.
Isaiah then said “alright, give me the gun” to his brother. “No,” his brother responds in the background. The dispatcher asks what’s going on, and Isaiah replied: “I’m about to kill my brother.”
The 911 dispatcher responded, “don’t kill your brother” and proceeded to ask Isaiah if he was armed. He said no.
In a news conference at Spotsylvania Courthouse, David Haynes, the Brown Family attorney, said the deputy mistook the cordless phone Isaiah was on with the 911 dispatcher as a gun.
"This was clearly a failure of communication between the dispatch and the officers that arrived on scene," Haynes said. "As a result of those failures, Isaiah Brown is in intensive care."
After the 3:19 a.m. shooting, the deputy administered "life-saving first aid," to Isaiah. He’s currently fighting for his life.
Here’s the complete statement of David Haynes of The Cochran Firm – D.C., Brown’s family’s attorney:
"After viewing the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s deputy’s bodycam video and listening to the 911 call, it is evident that the tragic shooting of Isaiah Brown was completely avoidable. In the 911 call, Isaiah clearly told dispatch that he did not have a weapon more than 90 seconds before the deputy arrived. He told dispatch that he was walking away from the house and away from anyone else and was on the roadway by himself.
Isaiah was on the phone with 911 at the time of the shooting and the officer mistook a cordless house phone for a gun. There is no indication that Isaiah did anything other than comply with dispatch’s orders and raised his hands with the phone in his hand as instructed.
The deputy in question made multiple, basic policing errors and violated established protocols. The deputy was situated nearly 50 feet from Isaiah, was never threatened and should not have discharged his weapon.
The family is also requesting the release of the dispatch audio with the deputy leading up to the shooting. There was obviously a failure of communication between dispatch and the officer which led to this tragic event.
Isaiah is now fighting for his life as a result of these completely avoidable errors by the deputy and dispatch."
According to the transcript of the 911 call, when the dispatcher FIRST asked Isaiah if he had a gun he said YES. When she asked him again, he said NO. Every time she asked him if he had a gun after that, he said no. According to the transcript of the call, Isaiah answered YES and NO when asked by the dispatcher if he had a gun.
How did the officer end up back at Isaiah’s home?
Apparently, Isaiah and his brother got into an argument because his brother allegedly wouldn’t let Isaiah inside their mother’s room to retrieve his car keys and other items, according to audio of the dispatch call. The sheriff’s department categorized it as a domestic disturbance call.
"Isaiah was on the phone with 911 at the time of the shooting and the officer mistook a cordless house phone for a gun," Ryan Julison, spokesman for the Cochran Firm in Los Angeles, said in a statement. "There is no indication that Isaiah did anything other than comply with dispatch’s orders and raised his hands with the phone in his hand as instructed."
The Spotsylvania deputy is on administrative leave. His name was not released. The sister of Isaiah Brown, Yolanda Brown, spoke out emotionally about her brother and explained that the shooting is "a lot to process."
Peep the clip below:
Isaiah’s shooting comes on the heels of former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin being found guilty of murdering George Floyd last year. Earlier this week, 42-year-old Andrew Brown Jr., a father of 7, was gunned down by North Carolina Sheriff’s deputies.
Literally minutes before Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts in the murder of George Floyd, a white police officer shot and killed 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant Tuesday after arriving on the scene to respond to reports of an attempted stabbing in Columbus, Ohio.
The aftermath of the Derek Chavuin trial isn’t looking good.
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The police officers who handcuffed and pepper sprayed a 9-year-old girl have been suspended amid outrage at the police misconduct in the viral body cam videos circulating online. Meanwhile, the girl’s mother made it known she plans to sue the city and the police department. The details, plus the police cam video of the child’s arrest inside…
Several Rochester police officers have been suspended for misconduct after police cam videos of the officers handcuffing and pepper spraying a 9-year-old girl went viral, which sparked outrage online.
According to Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, the suspensions will last until the conclusion of an internal investigation.
“I can tell you that this video, as a mother, is not anything that you want to see,” said Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren. “This is not something that any of us should want to justify, can justify … And it is something we have to change.”
According to the Democrat & Chronicle, the department suspended one officer with pay and put two others on administrative leave. The officers’ names have not be released.
On January 29th, a woman called 9-1-1 due to a "vehicle dispute" at her Avenue B home in Rochester, according to the notice of claim. Once police arrived, the woman’s daughter reportedly ran outside, so the mother asked the officers for help. Apparently the child was "upset about her mother and step-father arguing."
Body cam footage released by the department (on Sunday) of what happened when police arrived has sparked outrage. The police cam footage showed the officers trying to deescalate the situation between the child and her mother, but things quickly escalated. The 9-year-old girl refused to get in the back of the police cruiser and that’s when misconduct from the police started. Officers were seen pushing the young girl in the snow in order to handcuff her as she screamed for her father.
During the struggle, an officer is heard telling the girl, “You’re acting like a child,” and she responded, “I am a child.” Which, she is and should have been treated as such.
The child continued to refuse to get into the cruiser, so one officer pulled out pepper spray. After she defied commands to get her feet inside of the police cruiser, she was pepper sprayed in her face!
According to the police, the 9-year-old was threatening to harm herself and her mother.
Below are the clips of the police cam footage.
WARNING – The videos below could be TRIGGERING:
Mike Mazzeo – president of the Rochester Police Locust Club, the union representing uniformed police officers – held a press conference where he defended the officers. Hear his response below:
I asked for more information about the officer who sprayed the pepper spray in the face of the 9-year-old child. Here’s Mazzeo’s response: He made a decision that he thought was the best action to take. #roc@DandCpic.twitter.com/yrTt6EaD9H
Also, Rochester Deputy Chief Andre Anderson defended the officers’ actions as well.
“They were trying to get her in the car,” he said at a news conference Sunday. “[The officer] made a decision that he thought was the best to take. It resulted in no injury to her … Had they had to go and push further, and use more force, there’s a good chance she could have been hurt worse.”
New York State Attorney General Letitia James tweeted her office will be looking into the incident that transpired. She called the incident “deeply disturbing and wholly unacceptable”.
What happened in Rochester on Friday is deeply disturbing and wholly unacceptable. Such use of force and pepper spray should never be deployed against a child, period.
The 9-year-old child was detained under the state’s mental hygiene law. After her arrested, she was taken to Rochester General Hospital where she treated and released to the custody of her mother.
Now, the mother of the 9-year-old child is prepping a lawsuit based on the alleged violation of her daughter’s constitutional rights. She has filed a notice of claim, which is the first step.
“I definitely want to see a change in the system,” Elba Pobe told NBC News correspondent Ron Allen on Tuesday. “I trusted the Rochester Police Department to do what they needed to do to help my daughter, not to abuse her or hurt her at all.”
“It’s not her fault,” Pobe said. “I don’t ever want her to feel like being pepper-sprayed was the option or the right way to handle her. Regardless of what the situation may have been, that’s still my first born, my baby, my child. You don’t treat anyone like that,” she said.
According to the claim the mother filed, police never told her that her daughter was “pepper-sprayed or that they struggled with the child, handcuffed her, and arrested her.” It’s reported the child was “injured” and is now dealing with “substantial pain.”
Members of the community are outraged and have taken to the streets to protest:
Yasmine Jackson – granddaughter to Joe Jackson – says she’s traumatized she was chased down and stabbed 7 times by a woman she didn’t know. She says the woman told her she attacked her because she was a “n*gger.” Get the shocking details about the horrific incident inside…
Yasmine Jackson – the granddaughter of late Jackson Family patriarch Joe Jackson – claims to be the victim of a racist attack that resulted in her being STABBED 7 times by a complete stranger.
A little backstory on Yasmine…
Joe Jackson fathered a daughter named Joh’Vonnie Jackson with a woman named Cheryl Terrell back in the 70s during a 25-year affair (while he was still married to his wife Catherine Jackson). Yasmine is Joh’Vonnie’s daughter.
Joh’Vonnie – who was born the day after Michael Jackson‘s 16th birthday – was never accepted by the Jackson Family, although Joe did try to integrate her into Jackson family life. Both Joh’Vonnie and Yasmine shared a special bond with Joe until he passed away in 2018.
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25-year-old Yasmine posted to Instagram recently to share how she is the victim of a racist attack that left her fighting for her life. The Las Vegas native – who works as a nurse – said she was standing outside of her apartment complex having a conversation with her friend when a woman she had never seen before started chasing them.
”This woman chased me down and started stabbing me. She said it’s because I was a n*gger and that’s all I could hear while I was being stabbed. I can’t move my neck at all,” she wrote in a caption on Instagram where she shows her injuries.
WARNING: Graphic photos below.
After getting split up from her friend, she began to have an asthma attack as she was running away from her attacker. She said she ran up to two guys, who didn’t offer to help. There were also people recording the incident and they didn’t help either, she shared. When the attacker caught up to Yasmine, she pulled out a knife and began stabbing her. She said she began to lose energy fighting the woman off of her.
Finally, a few people stepped in and began yelling at the woman before a man pulled her off of Yasmine. The woman allegedly called the man a n*gger as well.
When the cops showed up, the woman was arrested, and Yasmine was given a blood transfusion.
Yasmine said the police are charging the woman with felony battery with a deadly weapon, but she wants the woman to be charged with attempted murder. Yasmine also wants the attack to be considered as a hate crime since the woman allegedly shouted racial slurs at her while stabbing her.
”I feel like she deserves attempted murder and also this is a HATE CRIME. SHE CALLED ME A NIGGER & THERE ARE WITNESSES,” Yasmine wrote. She mentioned activist Shaun King in her caption in an effort to have her story shared with the world as she seeks justice.
Understandably, Yasmine is traumatized following the tragic incident and she’s moving immediately.
"This incident has left me extremely traumatized and I plan on breaking my lease and moving out of those apartments until I’m mentally prepared enough to move on my own again. Now I want to focus on bringing this lady to justice. I need all of the support that I can get to make this happen because this will be a long court battle. This is also something that will affect me for the rest of my life," she wrote.
Yasmine has started a GoFundMe to help with her medical costs. You can donate here.
This is horrific on so many levels. Not only has she been fighting to save COVID-19 patients’ lives, she literally was in a real-life fight for her own life from a racist lunatic. We hope she receives the justice and healing she deserves!