The Failure of the LA Judicial System To Stop Suge Knight Before Terry Carter’s Murder

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When Suge Knight was at his bail hearing with his partner in crime comic Katt Williams for a 2014 robbery, he already had a long history of prior charges and probation. Judge Keith L. Schwartz of Office 56 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court presided. Schwartz who had overseen a Lindsay Lohan case, took sympathy for Knight and set him walking out the court with another bail. Judge Schwartz also gave a repeat offender and another trouble maker with the law Katt Williams the benefit of the doubt not the female photographer with no criminal history. Suge Knight had 2 strikes and this would have been his third. Judge Keith L. Schwartz believed Knight and Williams at the bail hearing where they stated the “the photographer” was taking pictures of a child. The judge who has run unopposed for his seat on the Superior Court, believed them without any corroborating evidence or hearing from the photographer. Both Williams and Knight skipped out of the bail hearing using their celebrity to celebwash the public. With Shawn Holley, who also had a favorable relationship with Harvey Levin, the go to attorney for in trouble celebs including Lindsay Lohan, on Williams side, Katt was ready to go full court press on TMZ.

TMZ was the place to go when a celebrity wanted to push their propaganda. And TMZ was more than happy to give Williams and Knight all the tape they needed to lie, harass and slander.

Both made videos pleading their case to the public - “they did nothing wrong, the female was doing inappropriate things with a child, there was no altercation” etc. Suge and Katt used TMZ as their own personal channel and bully pulpit. TMZ helped both by not reporting the robbery even though they were aware of the incident moments after it transpired. TMZ decided to wait until the pair were arrested a month later and posted an edited clip of the photographer being questioned by the investigating police officer who arrived on the scene moments after the crime.

TMZ held hands with Williams and Knight in their quest for getting away with crimes, building their fan base and making more money by promoting their “thug life” agenda. Diana Dasrath of TMZ called to get a sound bite from Knight's and Williams' robbery victim. During the telephone conversation, Dasrath told the victim that "No Lawyer Would Help Her". The victim refused to get an interview or a soundbite and ended the call.

The videos promoting the Williams-Knight robbery lies continued and escalated. Williams went on to do other interviews, concert tours, acting gigs and other crimes while free on bail. Keeping his gangster street cred relevant, Knight kept to the script of being an intimidating presence on the LA scene.

Standing by his monster red tricked out pick up truck, Knight went on to do a holiday video where he wore a red Christmas sweater. In the exclusive set up TMZ video, Knight said that in the coming year he was going to handle all his enemies. A few weeks later in 2015 Terry Carter would be run over to death by the same red monster truck that Suge Knight so proudly stood threatening his foes.

Judge Keith L. Schwartz is one of the many weak links in a chain of broken justice and public safety. His ego and his celebrity kissing attitude instead of actually reading over the facts, watching corroborating surveillance video or even questioning the victim, released Marion Suge Knight to do more harm. If Suge Knight was denied bail due to the facts that he was a repeat offender on his 2nd strike as well as violating his probation, would Terry Carter be alive? How many more crimes did Marion Suge Knight commit after the robbery? How many more did he do while in jail awaiting trial for murder? How many people did he threaten, harass and attempt to bribe? Even his girlfriend Toi-Lynn Kelly is in jail due to her helping him sell sealed court evidence to TMZ. Not only is his baby’s mamma locked up but his business partner and friend Lawyer Mark Blankenship has been indicted with the same sealed evidence case. Many of those who chose to hitch their wagons on the Knight train, have to stand trial for their attachment. Attorneys’ Thaddeus Culpepper and Matthew Fletcher were indicted for conspiracy, attempted bribery and perjury while attempting to get Suge Knight off on his murder trial.

Will TMZ be held accountable for purchasing sealed court evidence and aiding abetting Knight? Probably not? Will Judge L. Schwartz lose his Office 56 Seat on the Los Angeles Superior Court next time he runs for re-election? Will celebrities cases be tried differently in the future? Will victims be heard and taken seriously?

I have very little faith in the Los Angeles Justice System. Celebrity Criminals get the benefit of the doubt not the Survivors especially if a lone female comes forward.

My robbery case was dismissed against Suge Knight without prior knowledge or consent.

So where My Rights for a fair trail? Video Evidence was never released to the Public to clear me of the accusations that Katt Williams and Marion Suge Knight lied, landered me with and showed the robbery and the assault perpetrated by them.

To many 28 years for Marion Suge Knight is justice. That maybe true yet if Knight was denied bail while he had broken his rules for probation, Terry Carter would be alive. Celebrities need to be held accountable for their actions and not given extra chances when they have a proven track record of breaking the law with violence. So Goodbye Suge Knight and good luck to Katt Williams who was given multiple get out of free jail cards in both Georgia and California. Hopefully he is done with injuring and robbing people. after an 8 year run. Maybe he has learned from his former manager and friend Suge Knight not to kill anyone and realize he is lucky he escaped making the same fate.
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Women’s March Breaks History Records

Donald Trump’s team seems to ignore the existence of facts. They say his inauguration was YUGE bigger than any one before. This is not true. What is true that millions of people marched all over the world estimates are between 3 million to 4.5 million. Trump lives in his alternative reality. All I know is I was in Los Angeles and it was one of the largest events I ever had the pleasure to be apart. Here are just a few pictures that I took.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone & Mickey Rourke Expendably Exposed

Some Saturday shenanigans with Schwarzenegger, Stallone and Rourke…

Stallone: On The Rumor George St. Pierre Is Ready To Rambo UFC & Dana White

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So I watched a recent UFC on FOX George St. Pierre interview where GSP said he was ready to come back but Dana White was being cheap by not wanting to update his fighting contract. The rumor is that White wants GSP to come back at the same pay rate as he fought when he left the UFC a few years ago. I sincerely hope that is not the case but learning about Dana White’s propensity of putting corporate sponsors first as well as the UFC brand being more powerful than anyone star, it is no wonder negotiations are at a stand still.  George St. Pierre is too smart to lose his endorsement deals that give him more money than fighting for the UFC under the old contracts and the recent UFC deal with Reebok. So could the biggest fight in UFC history be lost because of ego and greed? Probably.

But I heard a delicious rumor that GSP was going to return and a big fight match up could happen with Conor McGregor. So I asked Sylvester Stallone his thoughts on a possible match up. 

#DearTRUMP

Dear Trump:

Hello I’m someone you don’t know I’m a Black person self-employed with somewhat of an education. I got my first job at 14 and I have Never been on welfare. Never been arrested. All of my immediate family members are employed and/or have their own businesses. My father, who is deceased, served in the military to a country who did not always treat people with our shade of skin as equal citizens under law. Although my father and I had our differences, I respect him for serving America’s interests even though America didn’t necessarily care about his, mine and our ancestors.

My grandmother always instilled in me the importance of work. Although she dealt with more racism and difficulty than I want to discuss, she made her own empire through hard work and by not making excuses. My grandmother also made sure that her grandchildren had the opportunity to go to some of the finest colleges and universities in the United States. Through her hard work and diligence she left a legacy that generations can be proud of and that we have to live up to.

I just wanted to let you know your ignorance, your arrogance and your deplorable lack of decorum is an insult to all people who believe in the good of humanity and want to do their best to be the best that they can be. You are the epitome of what a Spoiled Privileged Brat becomes when he/she doesn’t have anyone to say “No!” to their insufferable behavior.

Here is a short hand list of your infamy:

• You never served – your privilege got you off

• You have been sued for housing discrimination against Blacks in the 70’s
• You have hired undocumented Polish workers who were paid 4-5 dollars an hour to build Trump tower – they even lived on site
• Your model wife Melania Trump worked in the U.S. before having proper documentation
• You have a long history of lawsuits and fraudulent business dealings as in Trump University
• You are known for not paying your contractors
• Your former teacher and attorney Roy Cohn (right hand twink for Joseph McCarthy during the Red Scare) was instrumental grooming your attack stance
• Your ties to the mob got you concrete and favors in New York
• For such a successful businessman why the numerous bankruptcies?
• Companies owned by you are in $650 million dollars in debt
• Trump you called on Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s computers
• Your history of misogyny appears to have no bounds you seem obsessed with your daughter Ivanka’s body
• You’ve been accused of raping your first wife – your lawyer doesn’t believe a spouse can be raped
• Sexual harassment seems to be a concept that is too difficult for you to comprehend
• Roger Ailes who was fired from Fox for his sexual harassment and predatory intimidation of female staff is now an advisor to your campaign

Donald, You are a race baiter and you make damaging simpleton statements and generalizations such as Mexico is bringing in rapists. All Muslims should be banned, all Blacks have bad schools and all Black teens don’t have jobs. You try to imply that a vote for you will make everything better. I strongly disagree. If people who share your ignorant and slave master beliefs would get one thing through their vacuous mind – it is people like me are not looking for a hand out. We want to be PAID equitably for our work and respected. We want access to the best schools, best professions and best places to live. In your mind you don’t see us as equal you and those like you see us as less than still all these generations after coming off the plantations that made your families and so many politicians rich. When we do have the money to get a home or an apartment it is more likely that people that share the same mindset as you discriminate against us “moving on up”. Trump people like you are a big part of the problem and you just don’t have enough humanity and decency to feel shame for it.

You have insulted so many people from all walks of life. I find it incredulous that the Republican Party has so little balls to put an end to this tacky reality show for your ego. You would rather destroy everything for your pompous chauvinistic Narcissism than to admit you are a campaign fraud. You are truly a sick man. Your callus insults to hard working people of the United States as well as those who served, is an embarrassment to all conscious souls on earth.

Understanding Why More Victims Of Violence & Abuse Won’t Come Forward

The following essay I wrote in response to the question of why some victims of violent crimes – especially rape don’t come forward. I hope this helps in the better understanding of victims’ mind sets and challenges.

Getting help becomes a full time job in itself.  It takes a considerable amount of time to do research. Finding the right help is paramount. Weeding through doctors, lawyers, clinics, hospitals, websites, referrals, references, emails, phone calls and the police is time consuming and at times frustrating.

Police – over worked, desensitized, might not complete paperwork or conduct proper or thorough investigations. Majority of police are men, and if the victim is a woman there might be power games being played such as the victim being made to feel they are overly emotional and that they should trust the police officer to do their job with no questions asked.

Victim may feel isolated and that they have no one to talk to. They also may feel pressure from family members, loved ones , friends  or co-workers not to come forward, to let the abuse go, or to not go to the authorities. They also may be threaten, intimidated and bullied not to come forward by the assailant(s), attorneys and others in their immediate circle and beyond in social media. Victims also have to contend with people saying it was their fault or that they are lying or it is all in their head – “That they are crazy!”

Shame is a big problem.  Talking about the crime can produce ridicule, self doubt and feelings of low self esteem. Repeating details of the crime or incident to doctors, police officers, lawyers, family and employer may cause further feelings of depression and shame.

Feeling violated again when the details of the crime become public record.

Women tend to be conditioned to not want to cause waves, to give others multiple chances, to take care of others more than they take care of their own needs.

Losing time from work pursuing justice or getting help might not be a viable option for some. Others may not have access to adequate health care or day care.

Getting help is expensive. Paying for transportation to go to appointments, to meet with police, to pay for additional expenses as a result of the crime can be daunting. If a survivor of violence is living pay check to pay check or doesn’t have a source of their own income, leaving or getting professional help may not be an immediate, cost effective or a realistic option.

The mental pain as well as the physical pain may take months, years or a lifetime to manage.

And what I found out in my own case that gave me a greater understanding of why so many women in the Bill Cosby case didn’t or waited years to tell their stories is:  just because one is a victim in a violent crime, there is no guarantee that you will be believed or helped by attorneys who want to make money. All victims of violent crimes are not a slam dunk in the money department and many lawyers don’t want to rock the boat by going up against a “Celebrity” with corporate connections and a fat wallet.

It is the victim’s ultimate choice to come forward and roll the dice or not. There are no guarantees that justice will win but by telling the truth, providing evidence and healing, one may turn from a victim to a survivor to a Thriver thus educating others while repairing one’s self.

Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist’s History Podcast – A Good Listen

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Best selling author Malcolm Gladwell, seen here with mega producer Brian Grazer, has a 10 week podcast called Revisionist History.  Malcolm Gladwell is known for taking a deeper look at famous subjects and finding new tantalizing insights.

Here is a link http://www.revisionisthistory.com

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Sir Rod Stewart “Tonight I’m Yours” Is Still SEXY

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Recently, the Queen of England knighted him and now he is officially Sir Rod Stewart. The title is much deserved since Stewart has been rocking and entertaining fans since the 1960’s.

I’m a fan of his disco music as well as his heavy rock and roll and his ballads.

Sylvester Stallone Makes Fans Day!

We had lots of fun with Mr. Stallone the other day and so did some fans that got a big surprise…

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SYTYCD’s Cat Deeley Glows After Birth Of Baby

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“So You Think You Can Dance” host Cat Deeley was seen recently enjoying lunch in Beverly Hills a few months after giving birth to her first child with husband Patrick Kielty.
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The busy new mom glowed as she was seen chatting with lunch companion.
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