A New Jersey cop faces second-degree murder and manslaughter for allegedly shooting another man in a fit of road rage. The shooting happened on a Maryland highway Saturday (June 8) evening, as the suspect drove with his children and wife in the car.
Joseph Walker is being held on $1,000,000 bond. He is an officer with New Jersey’s Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.
Victim Joseph Harvey Jr. was driving in a green Honda when he cut Walker (and his Kia minivan) off. Walker brandished his weapon while each tried to swerve into the other’s car. They decided to take the intra-lane spat to the side of the road, where Walker told an “aggressive” Harvey and an unidentified male passenger, that he was a police officer. At some point during the exchange, he pulled out a .45 caliber block and shot at the men, hitting Harvey. He was taken to Baltimore’s Washington Medical Center where he died. Walker also went to the hospital, over chest pains.
Walker’s lawyer attests that her client shot Harvey to protect his family. “The family was victimized,” Patrick McAndrew said during a hearing Monday (June 10). “Mr. Harvey threatened to kill his family.”
The family is working with the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Asociation to come up with the bond amount.
SOURCE: Hip Hop Wired
Lauryn Hill is throwing in the towel in a bitter dispute with her landlords. As she prepares to head for prison, Hill has agreed to vacate the NJ mansion after they sued her for eviction last month.
Lauryn reached a settlement with the landlords, agreeing to pay $7,000 in rent and vacate by May 31st. It’s unclear if she’s gotten out just yet
Lauryn is to report to prison by June 8th for tax evasion.
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Proceedings are underway in the trial of “Love & Hip Hop” “Love & Hip-Hop” star Mendeecees Harris. Harris is said to have forced a teenage girl into sex for money when she was 15 years old.
The now-19-year-old alleged victim claims that Harris forced her into having sex, while he was dating her mother. The girl also claims she had no knowledge of Mendeecee’s relationship or life with Yandy until watching the show. “Mendeecees made me feel comfortable. He would give me advice. He’d say ‘It’ll be okay between you and your mom,’” the woman reportedly said and claims Harris forced her into having oral sex with him. Mendeecees’ attorney says that his client never asked the girl for sexual favors and never offered her money. The attorney added that the accuser was troubled and “had her own problems.
If convicted, the reality show star could get up to 20 years in prison.
Additionally, it looks like Mendeecees may be facing drug charges for selling heroin per reports. Authorities claim that he and two others trafficked $2.5 million worth of drugs from 2005 to 2012.
More details emerged in the trial against Mendecees Harris. Harris gained fame as being part of the Love &Hip Hop NYC cast. He’s currently in a relationship with Yandy Smith whose also on the show. Harris was arrested recently in Rochester NY and held on drug charges alleging that he conspired to move more than 2.5 million dollars worth of cocaine and heroin.
That was the smallest part of his story. In New Jersey, he was being sought by authorities over his alleged relationship with a 15-year-old girl. Cliffviewpoint.com shed some new light on his case. According to the site, Harris engaged in sexual conversation with the girl who was the daughter of a woman that he was dating. He’s also alleged to have blackmailed her using her own brothers.
Read the full story here Cliffviewpoint.com
Ransom starts off the year with a new mixtape. “The Last Don” hosted by Big Mike, features guest vocals from Paul Cain, Fat Trel, Smoke DZA and production from Pav Bundy and more. Get the 24 track disc right here
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Max B’s prison conviction was upheld last month, meaning the incarcerated rapper would remain in prison until 2042. Despite the news, Max told Shade 45′s Statik Selektah that he still plans to keep fighting. Max, born Charles Wingate, was convicted in 2009 of murder, conspiracy and robbery charges.
“We want them to look at this case closer. We want a new trial,” Max B explained. “I didnât have a fair trial. My constitution was violated. I mean you know, I’m still fighting though. I’m about to go on post-conviction. Everything is alright.”
Max B and his family created the “Pardon the Wave” petition to bring attention to the rapper’s situation and hopefully warrant a new trial.
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