California Dad Attacks 11-Year-Old for Bullying His Son
A California man was arrested by police after attacking an 11-year-old boy who was reportedly bullying his 9-year-old son. Burnis Hurd, according to police, grabbed the child and bashed his head against the bus window and shouted threats against not just that child, but others on the bus who were watching. Reports say the driver did not intercede, the complaint was brought by the 11-year-old child who was assaulted by the father. A relative of the child wants the man prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Hurd has been charged with child abuse and corporal injury to a child. Read more.
Don Cheadle’s $325,000 Indiegogo Campaign To Help Fund His Miles Davis Project Is Now Live!
“We are eager to get the word out about our film and to build a community of people who are just as excited as we are about a Miles Davis movie,” said Don Cheadle in a statement. “While Miles used his horn to communicate and create “social music” we are using social media and today’s online platforms to reach out to the music community, the film community and all people who are excited to see an explosive, cool music-filled movie.
Miles Ahead is seeking to raise $325,000 on Indiegogo by July 6 to support the principal photography for the feature length film when it goes into production later this summer. Among the pledge prizes are rare Miles Davis posters, limited edition Miles Davis artwork, a coffee table book of Miles’ artwork signed by Don Cheadle, as well as set visits and access to screenings. Read more.
Stylist Cuts Little Girl’s Braids Out After Mom Doesn’t Pay For Service
While working in the service industry, small business owners sometimes run the risk of being bamboozled by clients who try to wiggle out of paying. One Louisiana hair stylist by the name of Crystal Collins recently became a hot topic of social media discussions for cutting out a little girl’s braids after it began to seem like the girl’s mother wasn’t going to pay her. She then posted photos of the child on Instagram—a decision that attracted mixed opinions. Read more.
Michigan Senate Approves Detroit Bankruptcy Bills With $195 Million In State Aid For The City
Michigan’s Senate approved on Tuesday spending $195 million to help prevent steeper cuts in Detroit retiree pensions as part of a deal designed to shield valuable city-owned art from being sold and resolve the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history.The Republican-led chamber voted 21-17 to contribute the state funds to join $466 million in commitments from 12 foundations and the Detroit Institute of Arts. The pool of money would shore up Detroit’s two retirement systems while the city’s art museum and its assets would be transferred to a private nonprofit. A delighted Republican Gov. Rick Snyder said he will sign the legislation in a day or two after proofing the bills, which passed the GOP-controlled House about two weeks ago. Read more.
Jesse Jackson Jr. Could Leave Prison Sooner Than Expected
Convicted ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. may taste freedom even sooner than expected. The disgraced former Democratic Representative from Illinois will be eligible to leave federal prison and serve out the final year of his sentence in a halfway house beginning Sept. 20, a Bureau of Prisons spokesman told the Chicago Tribune Tuesday. Just a day earlier, officials announced Jackson could have more than three months shaved off his sentence. Read more.
Rikers Island Inmate’s ‘Hot Cell’ Death Ruled Homicide
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new task force Monday to overhaul how New York City’s corrections system treats the mentally ill — both in jail and out — following the grisly deaths of two inmates with psychological problems. Corrections experts applauded the task force as an important first step in addressing the problem underscored in Associated Press reports on the deaths of two mentally ill inmates — one who an official said “basically baked to death” in an overheated cell and another who sexually mutilated himself while locked up alone for seven days. Read more.