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Judge: Prosecutors Can’t Call Laquan McDonald ‘Victim’ in Murder Trial

By TEDDY GRANT

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Prosecutors are not allowed to call Laquan McDonald, a 17-year-old Black teen, who was killed by a Chicago police officer, a “victim,” until closing arguments, the judge presiding over the case said on Wednesday, CNN reports. Continue reading

Crunk Pioneers Set to Revive & Reclaim their Hip Hop Throne in Atlanta for ONE Musicfest

By: Alex Ro

Contributing Writer

(L-R Cheese, DJ Nabbs, Kilo Ali, Eastside Boyz & Trillville)

Staying true to their roots and original sound of the South’s culture, The Eastside Boyz, Kilo Ali, and Trillville all came together for the reigniting of the “Krunk Era” at the Gathering Spot in Atlanta Ga. Continue reading

Death of Stephon Clark Provokes Changes in Foot Chase Policy for Sacramento Police Department

BTN STAFF

The Sacramento Police Department has introduced a new police regarding police foot pursuits of suspects. The announcement comes in the aftermath of Stephon Clark who was gunned down in March of this year by police officers chasing after him. The new policy requires officers to start their body camera before the pursuit, broadcast why they are starting the pursuit and give a description of the suspect. In addition to that officers can stop the pursuit “”if the risk of pursuing outweighs the need for apprehension.” To read more about this story click here.

Do You Think Gunman in ‘Stand Your Ground’ Shooting Will Convicted of Crime?

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Michael Drejka, the shooter who fatally shot 28 year old Markeis McGlockton in Florida, was charged with manslaughter Monday (08.13.18). Last month Drejka confronted McGlockton for parking in handicap parking spot. He then shoved McGlockton down and pulled his gun out and killing him. Initially Drejka was not charged in the shooting based on Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. That law allows their citizens to use deadly force if they believe they are in grave danger. However, State Attorney Bernie McCabe  has decided that there is enough evidence to charge Drejka. He is currently being held on a $100,000 dollar bail. The main question is, will he be convicted? The same law was used to acquit George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin. Do you think he will be convicted in the shooting? Leave your comments below.