White Man Yells “You’re” Treating Me Like a Black Person!” During Arrest

A Florida man was captured on cell phone video last week showing his whole entire A-S-S before being taken into police custody inside a busy airport.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that 59-year-old Jeffrey Epstein—who is a licensed medical doctor in Lakeland, FL—was confronted by police at Orlando International Airport early Thursday (Aug. 16), and when he refused to cooperate, he was thrown to the ground and pepper sprayed.

While police attempted to restrain Epstein, who is white, he could be heard shouting: “You’re treating me like a f***ing black person!”

A bystander recorded the entire incident from the moment police arrived, which you can watch below:

Police responded to a call from OIA airline employees just before 6 a.m. about a disorderly traveler, who was allegedly yelling obscenities while standing in a ticket line.

When Epstein noticed the officers approaching him, he “threw his hands in the air” and yelled that “police had come to arrest him,” his arrest affidavit stated. Police said Epstein refused their orders to leave the airport, and he “continued to yell and say to arrest him.”

Epstein can be heard shouting “do not hurt me, you understand? Do not hurt me” several times in the video as police tried to restrain him. He was eventually taken to the ground and pepper sprayed after refusing to be handcuffed, police said in the affidavit.

After Epstein was taken into custody, he ended up in the hospital after complaining about chest pain. While en route to the hospital, Epstein said he “created a very big disturbance and I did it on purpose,” according to the affidavit. While searching him, police said they found a “baggie” of marijuana on his person.

Once Epstein arrived at the hospital, he refused to speak to a doctor, so he was then taken to the Orange County Jail, police said. He was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence, trespassing after warning and possession of cannabis of less than 20 grams. He was briefly booked and released on $1,800 bail.

The video made its rounds on social media and was shared on Facebook and retweeted on Twitter thousands of times, with many users expressing outrage that he would shout about being “treated like a black person.” Many users pointed out that if he was really being treated “like a black person,” he would be dead right now.

“If he were really being treated like a black person his name would be followed by a hashtag today!” one Twitter user wrote. “I said the same thing… he wasn’t shot dead and left in the streets,” echoed another.

Another Twitter user wrote: “I won’t go as far as stating the obvious, but if this is [deemed] ‘treating me like a black person’ then please treat us like this. I think I speak for the majority of us when I say we’d prefer this method of treatment over death.”

“If he were black or brown he would’ve been sprayed [without] warning and I’m not talking about pepper spray either,” said another Twitterer, alluding to the man being “sprayed” with bullets.

Epstein spoke with local news station WESH 2 outside the Orange County Jail after he was released and said he created the disturbance on purpose to “prove a point” about police brutality.

“If you’re going to do this to a white doctor, who’s 59-years-old, for doing nothing, then why would black people trust you?” he said. “I’m a conservative Republican, I’m a Trump guy. But until the police fix this problem, I don’t blame black people for being upset when they get arrested.”

Epstein said he was also trying to teach airlines a lesson about customer service.

“I was no danger. I was being loud because I wanted everyone to see,” he said. “I wanted everything to be out in the open. Big companies have to take care of their customers, and when they call the cops in, they got to deescalate, not escalate.”

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Fox News Apologizes for Using Patti Labelle Photo to Honor Aretha Franklin

Fox News was forced to issue an apology after the network mistakenly showed an image of Patti LaBelle during a segment that was supposed to honor the life of Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday (Aug. 16) at the age of 76.

The segment featured a composite image showing Franklin in the foreground and LaBelle in a faded, smaller image in the background.

This is a huge deal not only because it’s pretty racist for white people to confuse one famous black woman with another famous black woman, but also… Aretha wasn’t really that fond of Patti, so say the least.

Social media was quick to point out Fox News’ gaffe, which not only was posted on the internet but also aired on television:

While social media immediately noticed the error, it took Fox News several hours to own up to their mistake.

“We sincerely apologize to Aretha Franklin’s family and friends,” Jessica Santostefano, Fox News’ vice president, media desk, said in a statement. “Our intention was to honor the icon using a secondary image of her performing with Patti LaBelle in the full screen graphic, but the image of Ms. Franklin was obscured in that process, which we deeply regret.”

But wayment. Aretha Franklin was NEVER in that photo, to begin with. So what’s the real issue here?!

DO BETTER, FAUX NEWS.

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Baltimore Cop Suspended After Video Shows Him Punching & Tackling Unarmed Man

A Baltimore police officer has been suspended from his position after a viral video showed him as the aggressor in a violent altercation with an unarmed man.

According to the Baltimore Sun, the incident occurred Saturday (Aug. 11) outside Q’s Bar and Liquors in the 2600 block of E. Monument St. in East Baltimore.

While the video, captured by a nearby eyewitness, doesn’t show what caused the incident to escalate to violence, it does show the entire physical altercation.

The cop, whose was identified as Officer Arthur Williams, can be seen pushing the man—26-year-old Dashawn McGrier—against a wall and placing his hand on his chest, which prompted the man’s attempt to remove it. That’s when Officer Williams started throwing punches.

The video shows Williams punching McGrier several times before shoving him into a wall and beating on him until he falls to the ground. Although McGrier appears to try to deflect some of the officer’s punches, he does not punch back.

A second officer on the scene, who has not been identified, briefly placed his hands on McGrier’s arm as he tried to avoid the repeated blows, but does not appear to try to stop the first officer from throwing punches.

Witnesses in the area say that Officer Williams knew McGrier from prior interactions, and said that McGrier may have been targeted in the incident, which is why he was initially talking back. “He knows his rights, and he felt as though his rights were being violated, and he took offense to that,” one man said.

A woman who grew up with McGrier and considers him like a brother called the incident shocking.

“I was speechless. I was enraged. I was hurt. I was shocked more than anything. That is really something you don’t expect,” Shantel Allen said. “I truly feel as though this officer needs to be dealt with in a very serious manner, so none of his fellow officers or anyone else in the criminal justice system feels like they can use this kind of force. This is a crime. You can’t just go around putting your hands on people.”

The Baltimore Police Dept. said Saturday’s incident began after two officers stopped McGrier, let him go, then approached him again to give him a citizen contact sheet. “When he was asked for his identification, the situation escalated when he refused,” the department said. “The police officer then struck the man several times.”

Attorney Warren Brown, who is representing McGrier, said his client had a previous run-in with Officer Williams back in June that resulted in McGrier being charged with assaulting the officer, disorderly conduct, obstruction and hindering, and resisting arrest. Brown said that in that incident and in the one Saturday, the officer targeted McGrier without justification.

Brown said in Saturday’s incident, McGrier was sitting on the steps when Williams passed by in his vehicle. Then moments later as he was walking down the street, the officer, now on foot, told him to stop without giving him a reason.

“My client was saying, ‘What is this all about? You don’t even have probable cause,’” Brown said. That’s when Williams began shoving McGrier, Brown said.

Brown said McGrier was not being charged with a crime, but was taken to a hospital and was having X-rays taken of jaw, nose and ribs to see if he suffered any fractures from the altercation.

“It seems like this officer had just decided that Dashawn was going to be his punching bag,” Brown said. “And this was a brutal attack that was degrading and demeaning to my client, to that community, and to the police department.”

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Texas Dad Slit Kids’ Throats As 8-Year-Old Son Cried “Daddy I’m Sorry”

A Houston, Texas man was arrested on murder charges after he killed his two young children to spite his wife.

According to news reports, Jean Pierre Ndossoka fatally stabbed his 8-year-old son and 1-year-old daughter at his home on Saturday (Aug. 4). The reports state that Ndossoka slit his children’s necks.

The children’s mother and Jean Pierre’s wife, Sabine Ntongo, found the kids dead after receiving a phone call from her husband saying that he killed their children and “left her a present.” Ndossoka had already fled the scene by the time Ntongo arrived at the apartment.

On Sunday (Aug. 5), Ndossoka was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Pasadena, southeast of Houston. He admitted to police that he violently murdered his own children and told them that his 8-year-old son, Marcell Ndossoka, begged for his life, telling him “Daddy, I’m sorry” while his 1-year-old daughter, Anna-Belle Faith Ndossoka “just kept crying.”

Ndossoka was charged with two counts of capital murder and could face the death penalty if convicted.

Here’s what you need to know about Jean Pierre Ndossoka and his disturbing act of violence towards his young children:

1Jean Pierre Ndossoka’s 8-year-old son Marcel told him “daddy, I’m sorry” before his throat was cut.


Sabine Ntongo and Jean Pierre Ndossoka’s two children, Anna-Belle and Marcel, in a recent photo.

Last Saturday (Aug. 4), Jean Pierre Ndossoka’s two young children were dropped off his apartment for their visitation. Ndossoka called his wife, Sabine Ntongo, multiple times that day while she was at work. At some point during the afternoon, he allegedly called her and told her had killed the children and “left her a present.”

The Houston Chronicle reports that Ndossoka instructed Ntongo to use the key under the doormat to let herself in. She rushed to the apartment. When she arrived, she saw the bodies of her two kids on the bed with their throats slit and called 911. Ndossoka was nowhere to be found.

Not too long after putting out a vehicle description, police were able to pick Ndossoka up in Pasadena just a few hours later around 1 a.m. He was suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. At first, he told police he didn’t remember what happened, but when he was questioned at the hospital, he admitted to doing “something bad” and claimed to have high blood pressure.

Police said Ndossoka said he had choked the children to death before later admitting to using a knife and leaving a note. He eventually explained what really happened. He said he had slit his children’s throats as they begged for their lives.

The man said his 8-year-old son, Marcel Ndossoka, said to him, “Daddy, I’m sorry” in the moments before his throat was slit. The boy’s 1-year-old sister, Ndossoka’s daughter, Anna-Belle Faith Ndossoka, “just kept crying,” the man allegedly told police.

2Ndossoka called his wife, Sabine Ntongo, to tell her that he had killed their children and “left her a present.”


Sabine Ntongo is comforted by a family member after finding her children stabbed to death in their father’s apartment in Houston.

Sabine Ntongo, who owns a hair braiding business in Houston, said her husband called her several times on Saturday while she was working. She had dropped her children off with her husband, Jean Pierre Ndossoka just a few hours earlier.

When she finally answered one of Ndossoka’s called last Saturday around 3:30 p.m., he told her what he had done. Ndossoka said he had killed their children and had “left a present for her” at his apartment, court documents said, and he had left a key under the doormat so that she could let herself in.

Ntongo found her children’s lifeless bodies in the apartment’s back bedroom. Their throats had been cut and a bloody knife was laying on the floor. She called 911 and police later found her husband in Pasadena with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police said they believe he tried to kill himself, but was unsuccessful.

During questioning, Ndossoka admitted to the horrific crime before revealing his son Marcel’s haunting last words: “Daddy, I’m sorry.” He said his daughter Anna-Belle Faith “just kept crying” as he cut her throat.

3Ndossoka told Ntongo in a handwritten note that she would “carry the burden” of her children’s souls and he planned to die with them.


When Sabine Ntongo found her children’s dead bodies at her husband’s apartment, she saw a note written in French by her estranged husband.

Ndossoka wrote in the letter that Ntongo would have to “carry the burden of our souls, me and my two children.” Ndossoka also allegedly wrote, “I am dying with my two children.”

He apparently intended for the incident to be a murder-suicide because police found him miles away from Houston in Pasadena in his truck with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

When investigators first interviewed Ndossoka from his hospital bed, he at first claimed to not remember what had happened in his apartment. After being pressed by investigations, he finally admitted he had done “something bad,” court records said.

When police asked him what happened, Ndossoka motioned towards his neck. He then recounted his children’s final words. “Daddy, I’m sorry,” he said his son Marcel pleaded with him as his daughter Anna-Belle “just kept crying,” he said.

4Ndossoka and Ntongo have been married for 6 years and emigrated to the U.S. together from Congo.


Jean Pierre Ndossoka and his wife Sabine Ntongo were estranged at the time of the murders.

The couple married six years ago, and had recently emigrated together from Congo to the U.S., where they both became naturalized citizens. But family members told local CBS affiliate WLKY that Ndossoka was verbally abusive.

It isn’t clear if Ndossoka and Ntongo were in the process of divorcing, but they were separated with Ntongo being left with the children. Custody then became a new issue for the couple because Ndossoka wanted to see his children, 1-year-old Anna-Belle and 8-year-old Marcel, every day.

So to spite her, he did something that he knew would hurt her to her core. He brutally killed their children by slitting their throats while they were in his custody. “I am dying with my two children,” Ndossoka allegedly wrote in a letter Ntongo found at the apartment after she discovered the bodies of her children.

The hand-scribbled note, written in French, also told Ntongo she would have to “carry the burden of our souls, me and my children.” But Ndossoka was unsuccessful in his suicide attempt, because he was later found in his truck with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Ntongo’s cousin, Patrice Nsuary, told WLKY he had recently counseled the couple about their deteriorating relationship. “I came down here to talk to both of them about the marriage. In Africa, we talk to both the man and wife,” Nsuary said. “I spoke to him yesterday.”

Nsuary also said he had seen Ndossoka and his son at the grocery store the day before the murders and “he seemed fine.” Another distraught family member told the news station they had no idea why Ntongo would kill his kids, especially in such a brutal manner “We don’t understand,” they said. “It’s just unbelievable. We don’t know why.”

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Mom Charged With Murder After Throwing 4-Year-Old Daughter in River

A 26-year-old mother was charged with murder after killing her 4-year-old daughter by throwing her in a river and letting her drown, police said.

According to witnesses, Shakayla Denson waded into the Hillsborough River with her daughter, Je’Hyrah Daniels on Thursday, August 2nd. Roughly halfway across the river, she tossed the child and waded out. Initial reports had said that Denson allegedly threw the 4-year-old girl off a bridge, but authorities later confirmed that Denson waded in the river before tossing the child into it.

Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan confirmed the details in a news conference Friday morning, describing the girl’s death as “quite frankly, tragic, chaotic and just downright unbelievable, all at the same time.”

“There are much more questions than there are answers,” Chief Dugan said. “It’s a completely tragic event. It’s a crazy world we live in.”

Here’s what you need to know about Shakayla Denson and Je’Hyrah Daniels:

Jakayla Denson is accused of tossing her struggling and screaming child, Je’Hyrah Daniels, into a river.

People who witnessed this tragic incident firsthand say that they saw the little girl struggling and heard her screaming before her mother tossed her in the river.

According to a report from the Tampa Bay Times:

Along the banks, passersby turned and stared, telling police later Thursday that they watched the woman drag her daughter from a car, across the pavement and grass, up to the edge — and then into — the Hillsborough River.

The woman held the 4-year-old to her chest, witnesses said, and began to scream, too. She waded deeper. When the dark water reached her shoulders, the mother let go. As the little girl floated away, witnesses said they saw her head and hands rise into view. Then she disappeared.

Tampa police Chief Brian Dugan received the call about 4 p.m. and he couldn’t believe what he was hearing. “I kept thinking, well maybe it’s a bag of garbage,” Dugan said. “Maybe somebody didn’t see what they thought they saw.”

Rescue divers went into the river at 4:16 p.m. and within minutes, they pulled 4-year-old Je’Hyrah Daniels out of the water. She was pronounced dead at 4:49 by doctors at St. Joseph’s hospital.

The doctors told police Je’Hyrah likely drowned, but no one would know for sure until an autopsy was completed by the medical examiner.

“It’s the craziest world that we live in at times,” Chief Dugan said. “The child…is unfortunately now dead. The mom is in custody. Right now we are sorting through and trying to get some answers…we’re still trying to piece this whole thing together.”

Witnesses said Shakayla Denson was acting strangely before the incident, counting out loud and running down the street “wearing only a bra and black pants and no shoes.”

Witnesses said Denson was acting bizarrely before and after throwing her daughter into the river.

Eddie Camacho, who owns a business near the river, told the Tampa Bay Times that he saw Denson running up and down the street wearing only a bra and black pants and no shoes in the rain. He said he watched her run across the street and into a parking lot where she was checking car door handles. When he went out to ask her what she was doing, she ran into the store and into the back storage area.

Osama Jamil, an employee of the store, was helping customers at the counter but went to the back to investigate. “It was weird,” Jamil said. “She was back there, washing her face. She was counting out loud, 19, 20, 21. I went back there to see if she was all right. She didn’t look right.”

Jamil asked Denson if she was OK, and she stopped washing her face and ran past him and then outside behind the building.

At a nearby apartment complex, Shawanda Smith said she saw a skinny black woman with messy hair, wearing a bra and leggings, throw her stuff into the back of a stranger’s Buick and lock herself in. The owner banged on the window until she ran away.

Two hours before Je’Hyrah died, a neighbor saw her playing barefoot outside her apartment building. She was later spotted outside an auto repair shop about a half mile away from her home and her mother was seen yanking her in between parked cars.

The shop’s owner, Abdelrazzaq Abdelrazz, saw Denson looking into windows before she shoved the girl into the back seat of a gray Nissan Altima and then hopped in herself, finding keys inside. She locked the doors.

“What are you doing, ma’am?” Abdelrazz recalled asking her. “Open the door!” He then tried to put himself in front of the car to stop her from leaving, but she pulled the car away and rolled over his foot as she drove off.

She then drove to the river where she committed the disturbing act.

Two witnesses told police they saw Denson as she “forcefully removed Je’Hyrah from the back seat of the Altima by the arm.”

They said Je’Hyrah was “screaming loudly and not cooperating” as Denson pulled her out of the car. Denson then went into the Hillsborough River while holding both of Je’Hyrah’s arms until the water reached her shoulders.

Vicki Walker gave the above photo of the mother in the river to ABC Action News. She told the TV station that she saw the woman in the water, but didn’t see the child, “which was very odd,” she said. “I’ve lived here for years, I’ve never seen anybody in the river.”

Walker said that the woman was by herself and that she watched her walk out of the river onto the bank, where she said the woman sat for a while. “There’s a part of me that’s like ‘oh my gosh, why didn’t I run over there? Why didn’t I talk to this person? Why didn’t I find out what was going on?’ I had no idea,” Walker added.

Police said they “quickly located the woman suspected of tossing the child in the water. She was walking nearby and was taken into custody.”

Denson had created a GoFundMe for her daughter who had been diagnosed with autism.

About 9 months ago, Shakayla Denson created a GoFundMe page titled “Life with je’hyrah.” It featured a photo of her and Je’Hyrah with the following caption:

“My daughter was recently diagnose with autism spectrum, my goal is to start saving for therapy equipment, and also for je’hyrah’s future. I’ve also gathered interest in reaching out to others living with autism, and would enjoy providing strategies and resources I’ve learn to help them get threw the day. Thanks and i appreciate it.”

Denson had set a goal of $1,500, but received no donations. The page has since been deleted and was replaced by one started by the girl’s father Jedaric Daniels to help cover funeral costs.

He wrote:

“Je’hyrah was a happy 4 year who’s life was taken away from her so suddenly! I am reaching out to ask for help with burying my only babygirl. In my entire 37 years of living, I have never endured so much hurt in pain. Je’hyrah was diagnosed with Autisum so she required a little more love and attention. I loved her with every bone in my body. Please help me lay Je’hyrah to rest!! She deserves a proper burial. NO AMOUNT IS TO SMALL!!!”

According to her Facebook page, Denson worked for a healthcare company and studied to be a registered nurse. She also has a criminal record, according to court docs.

On Facebook, Kayla Denson referred to herself as “just a child of god, a growing [woman] finding her way.”

On another page, with the same profile picture as the first, she wrote that she worked at WellCare Health Plans and studied to become a Registered Nurse at Hillsborough Community College.

According to Florida court records, Denson also has a criminal record, which includes arrests for theft and criminal traffic cases, such as driving with a suspended license. The theft case dated back to 2016 and was a second-degree misdemeanor.

A candlelight vigil was held Saturday night (Aug. 4) to remember 4-year-old Je’Hyrah Daniels. Nearly 100 people gathered near the grassy bank of the Hillsborough River to remember Je’Hyrah.

“She loved French fries. She loved to eat French fries,” said Adeesha Hailey, a friend of the family who has known them for over 40 years. Hailey said she was still trying to understand why the little girl is gone.

“She wasn’t a monster,” Hailey said. “She didn’t beat her baby. Nothing like that. We just need to know what was going on. Something had to be going on to leave her baby out in the water and float away. We don’t know what made her take her out there and leave her and just walk away. We don’t know.”

Tragedy Daniels, a cousin of Shakayla Denson, said: “Right now, we are feeling upset and trying to do our best to get through it and find support for each other and the family. Things are just said all over but deep down, we know what we felt, what she felt, and that is not her and we got to stand by her and support her the best way we can and that is what we are here to do. And we are going to start by today, by showing support, for my little cousin and trying to keep the love going.”

A child welfare report stated that Je’Hyrah Daniels was non-verbal and Denson seemed “overwhelmed and tired” from caring for her. The report also said that Je’Hyrah was fixated on water.

About six weeks prior to Je’Hyrah’s drowning death, child protection workers fielded a report from someone who claimed Shakayla Denson wasn’t properly caring for her daughter, the Tampa Bay Times reported. According to the caller, Je’Hyrah was non-verbal and Denson seemed “overwhelmed and tired” from taking care of her.

A Hillsborough County Sheriff’s child-protective investigator wrote in a record of the initial report: “It seems like the mother is upset that she has these disabilities and (she) is not the baby she dreamed of having.”

On June 19th, someone called child services to report that Je’Hyrah had wandered off while visiting her great-grandmother’s home and walked to a nearby park. The tipster said they were concerned that Denson “is always tired and sleeping,” according to the report.

“The mother is easily distracted and doesn’t show much attention toward Je’Hyrah,” the tipster stated. “She just lets her run around and do what she wants. She doesn’t seem to have the maturity to address the special needs that Je’Hyrah has.”

During a June 20th visit to the home, an investigator found that Je’Hyrah seemed happy and healthy. The report stated that Je’Hyrah and her mother lived in a two bedroom, one bathroom apartment that was equipped with a security system and had no hazards. The mother and daughter also had a small dog, which the investigator said appeared to be friendly.

Denson told the investigator that she was shocked that someone had reported her and described herself as a great mother, but admitted that it was difficult taking care of a special-needs child as a single parent. She said she and Je’Hyrah’s father were not together, but he pays child support when he can, the report stated.

Denson denied that Je’Hyrah had ever wandered outside of their home, “but she is very preoccupied with water and always wants to jump in no matter where they are,” the report stated.

The investigator wrote in the report that Je’Hyrah seemed happy and energetic. She didn’t have any marks or injuries and responded to basic commands. The report noted that as the investigator and Denson walked through the residence, the girl would follow them.

The investigator said Denson told them her daughter’s autism diagnosis had changed her life. She said the girl couldn’t speak and would often throw tantrums. She said she kept the alarm in her apartment on to let her know if Je’Hyrah ever tried to wander outside. She said relatives helped care for her daughter, but she feared leaving her with others because they might not know how to deal with her behavior.

Denson said she worked 3 to 4 days a week at McDonald’s but was looking for a work from home job so that she could spend more time with Je’Hyrah. She said her daughter had received some behavioral therapy and she was working on getting her enrolled in the Florida Autism Center of Excellence (FACE).

“She denied that there is anything wrong with her that would prevent her from being able to take care of the child,” the report stated. “She denied that she is too immature to care for the child.”

The investigator also met with Denson’s sister, who sometimes helped watch Je’Hyrah. The aunt said her niece did try to wander sometimes, but Denson was good about supervising her, and she had no concerns for her well-being.

Two of Denson’s neighbors also said they had no concerns for the girl’s safety. The investigator noted in their report that Denson, who had two prior arrests for failure to appear in court, showed “no pattern of violent, impulsive, or concerning behavior.”

Investigators checked in again with Je’Hyrah’s grandmother in late July, and she reported that things were going well. By then, Je’Hyrah was linked with the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, where she had been learning to communicate by pointing to pictures in a book. She had also been enrolled in the FACE school.

The investigation was closed on July 31st, concluding that there was no evidence of maltreatment, abuse or neglect. Two days later, Denson carried her screaming daughter to the Hillsborough River and left her to drown.

Denson was officially charged with murder in the first degree, aggravated child abuse and grand theft auto at her first court appearance on Friday, August 3rd. She was denied bond.

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My 600-lb Life Star James “L.B.” Bonner Found Dead in Ditch With Gunshot Wound

A man who appeared on the hit TLC show My 600-lb Life has died. According to multiple confirmed news reports, James “L.B.” Bonner was found dead in a ditch with a gunshot wound in a park near his South Carolina home on Thursday (Aug. 2).

A police officer from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department was making a welfare check when he found Bonner unresponsive. The 39-year-old was confirmed dead at the scene.

The circumstances surrounding his death are currently under investigation, but it is believed he took his own life. Officials are awaiting a coroner’s report listing his cause of death, and police aren’t investigating any suspects.

Bonner lost his leg in a car accident in 2013 and, in order to cope with the loss, turned to food and alcohol. He appeared in last season’s My 600-lb Life that documented his incredible weight-loss journey. When he started filming, he was nearly 650 pounds and ended up lost more than 300 pounds after undergoing a lap band surgery and getting sober. He even kept shedding the weight off-camera.

Before his death, Bonner wrote a post on Facebook in which he thanked everyone for their support and said he needed to “face demons.”

“I just want to say thank you to everyone who has shown me love and support throughout my journey,” he wrote. “I’ve realized a few things over the last few days and its time that I face my demons head on.”

He continued, “No matter what you change or the efforts you put forth in life, sometimes you just have to take it on the chin and deal with things your own way. Again, thank y’all so much. Please don’t ever let people you care about not know how you feel.”

Back in June, he shared a photo of late actor Robin Williams (who committed suicide in August 2014) with the saying, “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. ALWAYS.” He wrote in the caption of the photo: “This is so true, step out your comfort zone to be kind.”

TLC shared a statement on Bonner’s death, writing:

James “LB” Bonner, who appeared on this past season of My 600-lb Life, has sadly passed away. On the show, viewers saw LB struggle with obesity following a tragic accident that claimed his right leg. Even though he once weighed 650 pounds, LB’s hard work and dedication helped get him in the 200-pound range. His spirit and determination as displayed through his story, quickly made LB a fan-favorite, and family & friends have taken to LB’s Facebook page to commemorate his life.

TLC was deeply saddened to hear of LB’s passing and is honored to have shared his honest and courageous story on My 600-lb Life.

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Third XXXTentacion Murder Suspect Arrested in Georgia, Extradited to Florida

Three down, one to go! The third XXXTentacion murder suspect is in custody, and it’s all thanks to U.S. Marshals.

The U.S. Marshals’ Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force located 22-year-old Robert Allen at his sister’s home in Eastman, Georgia Wednesday (Jul. 25), hundreds of miles from Broward County, Florida, where he lives and where XXXTentacion was shot and killed last month. Authorities said Allen’s sister cooperated with officers when they showed up to arrest him.

Robert Allen’s mugshot from Dodge County, Georgia

Allen, who was indicted on first-degree murder and armed robbery charges last week along with his three accomplices—Dedrick Williams, Michael Boatwright and Trayvon Newsome—was booked into the Dodge County Jail and was extradited to Broward County early Friday (Jul. 27).

Dedrick Williams and Michael Boatwright are currently in custody in Broward County while Trayvon Newsome, who cops have named as one of the “trigger men” in XXX’s murder, is still at large.

Robert Allen was initially identified by police as a person of interest after he was captured on surveillance video outside RIVA Motorsports, the motorcycle dealership where XXXTentacion was moments before his murder.

Allen was also named in a felony warrant charging him with flakka possession, carrying a concealed firearm and probation violation, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.

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Trayvon Newsome, Michael Boatwright, Robert Allen & Dedrick Williams Indicted

The four men involved in the shooting death of XXXTentacion have been indicted by a Florida grand jury, and police are asking for help finding two of them who are still at large.

According to Broward County sheriff’s deputies, the 20-year-old rapper (real name: Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy) was shot and killed on June 18th in an apparent robbery attempt as he was living RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

Two men, Dedrick Williams and Michael Boatright, both aged 22, have been arrested on charges of murder and armed robbery in connection with the attack, while two other men, identified as 20-year-old Trayvon Newsome and 22-year-old Robert Allen, remain at large and are wanted by police. All four of the men were indicted on Wednesday, July 18th.

Broward County sheriff’s deputies said Boatwright and Newsome were armed when they confronted Onfroy in broad daylight and they were the ones who actually pulled the trigger and fatally shot him, ending his life. Boatwright was charged with first-degree murder on July 10th. He had been in jail since July 5th on charges unrelated to the shooting, deputies said.

Dedrick Williams was also arrested in connection with the killing days after it occurred and is being held on bond. He is believed to have had an “active part” in Onfroy’s death, deputies said in his arrest warrant.

The Miami Herald detailed the June 18th incident that led to XXXTentacion’s shooting death:

Before Pompano Beach rapper XXXTentacion swung by Deerfield Beach’s Riva Motorsports to look at motorcycles on June 18, he stopped at a Bank of America branch to take out $50,000 in stacks of $100 bills.

That $50,000 was in the Louis Vuitton bag that gunmen stole when they fatally shot XXXTentacion as he and a friend tried to drive out of Riva’s parking lot, according to an arrest warrant.

The warrant says Allen was seen on surveillance video at Riva with Williams minutes before the robbery. Also, the warrant says Allen was with Boatwright and Tony Robinson, Williams’ close friend, when Robinson rented the 2017 Dodge Journey detectives say blocked XXXTentacion’s BMW as he left Riva’s parking lot. Arrest warrants say witnesses and surveillance cameras saw two gunmen jump out and take the Louis Vuitton bag, then take XXXTentacion’s life.

As described in Boatwright’s arrest warrant, investigators followed a Dedrick Williams trail to the indicted quartet. Williams’ arrest warrant said Riva staff recognized him by his heavily tattooed face as a regular customer, and Riva’s surveillance cameras spotted him in the store buying a black mask beforehand while wearing idiosyncratic orange sandals seen on his Facebook and Instagram accounts.

(Boatwright’s warrant said Williams originally denied being at Riva on June 18, but changed his story when detectives told him of the store’s near-omniscient surveillance camera system).

The warrant also says Tony Robinson, so tight with Williams that she often says she’s Williams’ sister, rented the Dodge Journey from Miramar resident Tanisha Clark on June 17 for $60 via the Turo app. Robinson told detectives she let Allen have the car and never saw it again.

She told cops that the next day, June 18, she got a call that Newsome had wrecked the Dodge Journey. That crash, a hit and run at 3100 NW 19th St. in Fort Lauderdale, happened three hours after the robbery. Fort Lauderdale police identified Newsome as the driver.

When BSO detectives hit Williams’ car and home with search warrants, Boatwright’s arrest warrant claims, they found the orange sandals, a live .22 caliber round of the same brand as the casings found around the BMW and a loaded .38 caliber gun. They also found $800 of clothing bought at Just for Sports in Fort Lauderdale on June 19.

Williams’ babysitter told police when Williams came home on June 18, Williams paid him with a single $100 bill.

On Williams’ cellphone, the Boatwright warrant says, police found a June 18 video of Williams “dancing with a large amount of $100 bills which he throws out on the floor in front of him” and a June 19 video of “a person sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle holding a large amount of 100 dollar bills in both hands. This clear video shows that the person depicted in the video is Dedrick Williams, not Robert Allen as first believed.”

On Boatwright’s cellphone, the warrant says, cops found photos of Boatwright taken June 18 with “a large amount of $100 bills fanned out in front of him” and one in which he and Newsome were “holding a large amount of $100 bills.”

Also on Boatwright’s phone: On June 29, he searched for information on “accessory to murder.”

Anyone with any information about Trayvon Newsome and Robert Allen’s whereabouts has been asked to contact the BSO homicide detectives John Curcio or Walt Foster at (954) 321-4210.

Those who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at www.browardcrimestoppers.org. Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.

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Second XXXTentacion Murder Suspect Arrested

Police have arrested a second suspect in XXXTentacion’s murder case.

22-year-old Michael Boatwright was arrested on an unrelated drug charge on Thursday, July 5th, and while he was in jail, he was served with a warrant on Tuesday, July 10th for first-degree murder.

According to court docs, when Boatwright was pulled over on July 5th for tinted windows, officers smelled marijuana and then discovered 6 grams of crack cocaine in his pocket.

Boatwright’s arrest record shows that, in addition to the murder charge, Boatwright is being held on charges of cannabis possession, possession of cocaine with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver, possession of the drug flakka, battery on a specified employee, resisting/obstruction without violence, and probation violation, among other charges. He’s being held without bond and it wasn’t immediately clear whether he had obtained legal representation.

XXXTentacion was shot and killed outside of a motorcycle dealership in Broward County, Florida on June 18th. According to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, Michael Boatwright is one of the two armed suspects who confronted the rapper outside Riva Motorsports before he was gunned down. Police believe four people in total were involved.

22-year-old Robert Allen was also identified by investigators as a person of interest in connection with the killing of the 20-year-old rapper after he was spotted on surveillance video at the motorcycle in Pompano Beach were XXX was shopping before he was murdered. Allen is still wanted, along with another unnamed suspect.

Boatwright’s arrest came a few weeks after 22-year-old Dedrick Williams was arrested and booked for first-degree murder, however, police have said that he is not one of the men who actually shot XXXTentacion.

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New Orleans Family Has Son’s Body in Front of TV Playing Video Game During Memorial Service

A New Orleans family chose a very unique way to remember their loved one at his wake.

18-year-old Renard Matthews was killed late last month (Tues, Jun. 26) during a shooting in his neighborhood. He had been walking his new dog when he was fatally shot in the head and his cellphone was taken, his aunt said.

For his wake at the Charbonnet Labat Glapion funeral home in New Orleans’ Tremé neighborhood last Sunday (Jul. 8), Matthews’ family decided to mourn him in the same way he lived his life.

The teen’s body was placed upright in a chair, with his hands holding a PlayStation 4 controller, surrounded by some of his favorite snacks, with his beloved Boston Celtics playing on NBA2K on a TV screen in front of him. He was wearing Celtics star Kyrie Irving’s #11 jersey, black pants, green socks with Irving’s face on them and black Nike slides. Matthews’ mother Tameka said her son was a homebody and a big fan of Kyrie Irving.

While this is certainly a rather “different” way to commemorate a loved one, you have to give Matthews’ family some originality points. While strange, it also probably helped lighten the burden of losing him, as seeing him in a casket would have likely been hard on the family, especially considering how young he was.

Renard Matthews’ funeral and burial were held two days after his wake, on Tuesday, July 10th.

via: WGNO

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