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Kentucky AG’s Defense of of Cops Who Killed Taylor is Bull Connor Rhetoric: BLM Founder

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*It went down yesterday, but in case you missed it, for the record, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron says his office determined that two of the three officers who fired their weapons were justified when they fatally shot Breonna Taylor.

Officer Myles Cosgrove and Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly were returning fire and within their rights to defend themselves, according to Cameron, who spoke in Frankfort Wednesday afternoon at the Kentucky History Center shortly after a grand jury announced it was charging only one of the officers involved in Taylor’s death.

The grand jury indicted former Louisville Metro Police officer Brett Hankison on three counts of wanton endangerment, all connected to Hankison firing his gun and endangering Taylor’s neighbors. None of the counts are for firing into Taylor’s apartment, or directly linked to her death.

Check out Cameron’s comments below.

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In response to Cameron’s announcement, Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza suggested on Wednesday that the Kentucky Attorney General is coming off like a notorious segregationist and racist from the civil rights era.

Garza’s comments came on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” after Cameron spoke about the grand jury’s decision to indict one of the police officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s death on three counts of wanton endangerment.

“I think what I saw this morning was a Bull Connor speech in 2020,” she said, referring to the former Alabama politician. “And you’re right,” she told MSNBC host Joy Reid, “unfortunately, it was being given by a Black prosecutor.”

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Shonda Rhimes Says Clash Over Disneyland Ticket Lead to ABC Exit: ‘I Felt Like I Was Dying’

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*Shonda Rhimes has detailed her decision to leave ABC and the straw that broke the camel’s back was a request for a Disneyland pass.

For 15 years, Rhymes created TV magic (and made history) at the network, with shows like “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal,” and “How to Get Away with Murder.” She reportedly make more than $2 billion for Disney, but had a constant battle with ABC, which is owned by the studio. The writer producer tells The Hollywood Reporter that her creativity was limited at the network

“I felt like I was dying,” she said of her work producing nearly 70 hours of annual television. “Like I’d been pushing the same ball up the same hill in the exact same way for a really long time.”

The final nail in the coffin was hammered in 2017, over a pass to Disneyland. 

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Here’s more from Us Weekly:

As part of her contract, the showrunner had an all-inclusive pass and had negotiated a second one for her nanny. However, her pass was not interchangeable so when her sister needed one to take Rhimes’ daughter to the park, she had to go back and forth with the network and was told, “We never do this” multiple times.

The park eventually issued her an extra pass — which would have cost $154 — but it didn’t work when her family arrived at the park. Rhimes then called a “high-ranking executive,” who allegedly asked her, “Don’t you have enough?”

With that, she called her lawyer and asked to exit ABC to go to Netflix. Rhimes later inked a deal with the streaming giant worth $150 million.

In August, she announced her new deal, saying, “Shondaland’s move to Netflix is the result of a shared plan [Netflix CEO] Ted Sarandos and I built based on my vision for myself as a storyteller and for the evolution of my company.”

Her statement continued, “Ted provides a clear, fearless space for creators at Netflix. He understood what I was looking for—the opportunity to build a vibrant new storytelling home for writers with the unique creative freedom and instantaneous global reach provided by Netflix’s singular sense of innovation.”

Shonda’s first two projects with Netflix include a documentary about Hollywood icon Debbie Allen (releasing Nov. 27) and the period drama “Bridgerton” (releasing Dec. 25).

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Oh, No! Taraji P. Henson and Fiance’ Kelvin Hayden Split. :( She Confirms / WATCH

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*As we previously reported, “Empire” star Taraji P. Henson got engaged to former NFL player Kelvin Hayden back in 2018, three years after the duo started dating. While things seemed to be going pretty well, fans began wondering if they were still an item after she was recently seen celebrating her birthday without him.

While Taraji didn’t speak on her relationship status at that time despite all the speculation, she’s now opening up about their status, confirming that they are no longer together.

The 50-year-old appeared on the ”Breakfast Club” where Taraji, host Charlamagne Tha God, Tracie Jade, and Jay Barnett discussed how trauma impacts intimate relationships. While sharing her experience, Taraji revealed that it “just didn’t work out” between her and Hayden.

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HU Staff: Kecia Gayle Kecia.Kae As we previously reported, “Empire” star Taraji P. Henson got engaged to former NFL player Kelvin Hayden back in 2018, three years after the duo started dating. While things seemed to be going pretty well, fans began wondering if they were still an item after she was recently seen celebrating her birthday without him. _________________________________________________ While Taraji didn’t speak on her relationship status at that time despite all the speculation, she’s now opening up about their status, confirming that they are no longer together. __________________________________________________ The 50-year-old appeared on the ”Breakfast Club” where Taraji, host Charlamagne Tha God, Tracie Jade, and Jay Barnett discussed how trauma impacts intimate relationships. While sharing her experience, Taraji revealed that it “just didn’t work out” between her and Hayden. ___________________________________________________ Read more at hollywoodunlocked.com 📸: @breakfastclubam __________________________________________________ If you have a tip or suggestion, or want to talk to us about this story, Text the word “TIP” to 1-310-388-6463

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R. Kelly Jail Beating Went Down While No Guard ‘Raised A Finger’ Says Legal Team

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*We’re hearing more about that attack that R. Kelly experienced back in August.

A recently released video shows the the jailed singer being punched by another inmate and that not one guard intervened or evenraised a finger” to help him until the attack was well underway.

In a new court filing. Kelly’s legal team asserts that the singer, who is being held at the Chicago Metropolitan Correctional Center on federal sex abuse charges, was assaulted in August by Jeremiah Farmer, who had punched Kelly repeatedly to get media attention for himself, according to a CNN report.

The August assault left Kelly with “significant physical and psychological injuries,” the filing said. As of this posting, his lawyers have not released the video, however.

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Eventually, a guard, identified by center officials as “D. Szyhowski,” ordered Farmer to stop beating Kelly and sprayed Farmer with pepper spray, CNN reported, citing a Bureau of Prison report.

In their filing on Friday (10-16-20), Kelly’s attorneys wrote that Farmer “roamed a great distance within the MCC before carrying out that act, without any opposition.

“An unresolved issue remains as to whether MCC personnel encouraged, and then allowed, a beating of Mr. Kelly to take place. That alone merits an evidentiary hearing.”

Kelly is facing federal and state charges in Illinois, including child pornography and aggravated criminal sexual abuse, and federal charges in New York, including racketeering and sex trafficking. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

 

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