NBA legend defends Rittenhouse, accuses critics of racism and profiteering

Opinion 11/24/21, 17:13

A former sporting celebrity believes an acquitted Kenosha shooter did nothing wrong. Kwame Brown believes accused gunman Kyle Rittenhouse only opened fire in self-defense. The former Philadelphia 76ers star accused black elites and white progressives of exploiting the young man's actions for political and financial gain. "[Progressives think,] 'We want to make ...

Rittenhouse acquittal triggers unrest in New York, Portland and Chicago

New York 11/21/21, 15:42

A court's decision to acquit an accused shooter sparked widespread protests in New York and Portland, plus looting in Chicago on Nov. 19. Masses of activists shoplifted and demonstrated after Kenosha County Circuit Court freed Kyle Rittenhouse. Demonstrators showed strong dissatisfaction with Judge Bruce Schroeder, and a randomly selected jury. They made ...

Astroworld: $2 billion lawsuit against Travis Scott, Drake, Apple Music

U.S. 11/20/21, 09:25

Speaking on behalf of more than 280 victims in Texas, lawyer Thomas J Henry filed a lawsuit on Thursday, Nov. 18, looking for $2 billions in compensation for physical and psychological damages. The Texas-based lawyer also wants to send a message, "what happened at Astroworld cannot happen again", as reported ...

Long Island man leaves after missing mortgage repayments for 23 years

New York 11/14/21, 16:45

A persistent squatter who delayed repaying his mortgage for decades finally vacated the premises on Nov. 12. Nassau County Sheriff's Office forced its way into the repossessed Long Island home and changed the locks. Deputies hired removalists who spent 3.5 hours clearing out previous owner Guramrit Hanspal's belongings. Hanspal bought the three-bedroom, ...

Rapper Travis Scott faces 7 more lawsuits after deadly Astroworld concert

U.S. 11/12/21, 01:01

In the aftermath of the chaos that transpired at the Astroworld Music Festival in Houston, Texas, rapper Travis Scott and Live Nation's entertainment firm now face an additional seven lawsuits. The documents obtained by TMZ are nearly identical and were filed by the Houston law firm Roberts Markland LLP, but the ...

Houston police dropped unconscious woman on her head at Astroworld tragedy

U.S. 11/09/21, 17:23

First responders were caught dropping an injured music festivalgoer on Nov. 5. A security guard, police officers, and one male civilian let an unconscious woman fall off a stretcher and land on her head at the Houston Astroworld Festival. A video that has since gone viral on the internet shows they struggled ...

Rapper Travis Scott sued for inciting crowd at deadly Astroworld Festival

U.S. 11/08/21, 17:17

A celebrity might have to answer for his controversial decision to invite a Houston crowd onto stage, on Nov. 5. Travis Scott has been sued for $1 million. Houston Astroworld Festivalgoer Kristian Paredes claims the rapper "incited the crowd" and both Live Nation Entertainment Inc. and Harris County Sports and Convention ...

Supreme Court mulls overturning New York gun carry limits

New York 11/03/21, 17:01

America's highest court began deciding whether to strike down New York's gun permit law on Nov. 3. The U.S. Supreme Court heard different arguments about whether the Empire State's prohibition on carrying concealed firearms in public violates the Second Amendment. The regulation, which took effect in 1913, requires gun owners to apply ...

Woman sues state to prevent daughter from having second abortion

U.S. 11/01/21, 16:28

A Louisiana mother launched a lawsuit against the Bayou State to prevent her underage daughter from having a second abortion on Oct 12. The Lafayette resident wants to hold the state judicial system responsible for killing her first unborn grandchild. Louisiana law requires parental consent for abortion. However, judges can resort to ...

Judge refuses to dismiss Jussie Smollett lawsuit and schedules trial

U.S. 10/17/21, 15:18

Actor Jussie Smollett will go on trial in late November, after an Illinois court denied his bid to dismiss an alleged hate crime case. Lawyer Hail Mary failed to convince the Circuit Court of Cook County to dismiss allegations that Smollett lied to police. He also faces six counts of disorderly ...

Republicans sue two Vermont cities for accepting foreign votes

U.S. 09/28/21, 18:18

A political committee that leads the national Republican Party took legal action against two Vermont cities for letting noncitizens vote on Sept. 28. The Republican National Committee (RNC) is suing Montpellier and Winooski for allegedly breaching electoral integrity. Both town charters are accused of violating a fundamental rule that only Americans ...

Marine jailed after resigning over Afghan evacuation debacle says report

Middle East 09/28/21, 00:57

A former field grade ranking officer is behind bars after openly expressing disappointment with his U.S. Marine Corps superiors. Task & Purpose confirmed Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, Jr. is detained in a military prison for criticizing the Biden administration's tactless withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Scheller's family members are very concerned ...

Twitter to pay more than $800 million for misleading investors with false data

U.S. 09/21/21, 18:47

Following a large class-action lawsuit, Twitter has agreed to an $809.5 million payout to settle a dispute stemming from claims that the social networking powerhouse "provided misleading information" to its investors. As reported by The Hill, the complaint alleges that Twitter provided "unrealistic growth projections" during an event in November 2014 to ...

Texas sues Biden administration for pro-transgender rules on state land

U.S. 09/21/21, 16:22

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's office launched legal action to overturn the Biden administration's June guidance that protects lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees. BL understands the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's guidance includes one rule, requiring employers to let workers to use restrooms that match the gender they identify most ...

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