10-Year-Old Black Boy Charged With Assault After Hitting White Kid While Playing Dodgeball

Adding to the growing lists of things that one apparently cannot do while Black in America, a 10-year-old Black boy has been charged with assault after he was accused of hitting another student (yes, a white student) during an innocent game of dodgeball.

Cameishi Lindley told Detroit’s WXYZ she was shocked to receive a phone call from Wayne County Juvenile Court last Wednesday (Jul. 24) about her 10-year-old son Bryce.

Lindley said she was told her son had been charged with aggravated assault as a result of an April 29th incident at his school in which another boy had been hit in the face with a ball.

Lindley described the game her son and the other children were playing at Ruth Eriksson Elementary School in Canton, Michigan as a modified version of dodgeball where players throw balls in the air.

“These kids are basically playing a game we all have played,” she said.

According to WXYZ, the mother of the child who was hit filed a police report and said Lindley’s son threw the ball at her son’s face on purpose.

She told the news station son has a medical condition that makes head injuries particularly dangerous.

“He sustained facial tissue damage to his face. He had a black eye and a bruised nose,” the mother of the struck boy said. Medical records also showed the boy suffered a concussion.

She said her son has been targeted before, and she reported it to the school in mid-April, prior to the April 29th incident.

“My son was hit twice in the face with a ball previously due to this,” the White kid’s mom told WXYZ. “The child apologized to my son and my son said ‘mom it’s okay we’re still going to be friends’.”

She said the April 29th incident was the last straw, and at that point, she feared for her child’s safety. “I tried not to let it get to this point,” she said.

Lindley told 7 Action News that neither she nor her son were aware of the other child’s medical condition, and she’s sorry he was hurt, but she feels as though he shouldn’t have been allowed to play a game like that in the first place if he has a serious medical condition.

“I am unaware of any of those situations,” Lindley said. “I’m sorry that her child got hurt. I’d be sorry for any child that got hurt.”

Lindley said her son was suspended from school for a day and she feels as though his punishment should have ended there.

“I couldn’t believe it,” she said of Bryce’s assault charge. “This is a kid that was playing on the playground with his friends.”

The case will go before a judge in Juvenile Court on Thursday (Aug. 1) for a pre-trial conference, WXYZ reports.

Meanwhile, Lindley has created a fundraiser to assist with Bryce’s legal fees. So far, it has raised more than $15,000.

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Keke Palmer to Join ABC’s “Strahan & Sara” As Permanent Third Co-Host

It’s almost official: Keke Palmer is set to join ABC talk show Strahan and Sara as a permanent third co-host.

Page Six is exclusively reporting that Palmer is “days away from inking a deal,” which may be finalized by the end of this week.

“ABC execs are close to finalizing a deal,” a source told the site. “She’s fun, spontaneous and has great energy.”

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Palmer has been guest co-hosting the show with Michael Strahan and Sara Haines all summer long, including while Haines was on maternity leave. Haines returned just last week.

“Keke has been so much fun filling in, so they decided to make her an offer,” said the insider. “The audience knows her and she’s got great chemistry with both [hosts].

We previously reported that ABC execs were so impressed with her performance and chemistry with the hosts, that they were trying to find a permanent role for her within the Good Morning America franchise. However, it was only rumored at that time.

The source added the hope is that Palmer—who turns 26 next month—will attract younger viewers and help with the show’s struggling ratings.

Strahan and Sara premiered last year as GMA Day, an afternoon spinoff to Good Morning America. It was revamped to its current format and name in January.

Unfortunately, it has still failed to even match the ratings of canceled popular cooking show The Chew, which it replaced.

It’s unknown if the show will underdo yet another name change to include Palmer’s name once she officially comes onboard.

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Mugshot Madness: Kenya Moore’s Ex Matt Jordan Arrested After Allegedly Punching Girlfriend in the Face

Kenya Moore’s ex-boyfriend Matt Jordan is still abusive. Jordan has been arrested for allegedly punching his girlfriend in the face.

According to TMZ, Jordan was arrested Saturday (Jul. 27) in Arizona after punching girlfriend Valerie Bell in the face in a Denny’s parking lot. A second woman witnessed the physical altercation.

Jordan was also taken into custody for several other separate charges, including aggravated assault, theft, and threatening/intimidating with damage to property.

Jordan was arrested without incident and is being held in Pinal County with bail set at $3,250. However, he still in custody because no one had posted the bail.

Arrest documents detail the physical altercation with Bell. And the second woman/witness says that Jordan also snatched her cigarettes—one from her mouth and the pack from her hands—and attempted to throw them on the roof.

He left the scene before cops could arrived, but went to Bell’s home a few hours later where he was ultimately arrested.

Police discovered the former Real Housewives of Atlanta star also had an outstanding warrant against him from April. That’s when he was slapped with the additional charges of theft, assault, damage to property.

It’s unclear what incident the April charges are connected to, but he failed to appear in court to deal with it them, which is why the warrant was issued.

Jordan has had several run-ins with the law over the past few years and RHOA fans know that he has repeatedly exhibited violent behavior.

In 2017, Kenya Moore was granted a restraining order against Jordan for harassing her by calling her 30 times a day and allegedly threatening her.

He was also got into a violent fight with fellow former RHOA star Peter Thomas at a radio station that same year. Jordan claimed Thomas had a box cutter or knife during the brawl. The fight was caught on video.

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Ex-Amazon Employee Who Hacked Into Capital One Was Caught by the FBI After She Bragged Online

A very not so smart woman named Paige Adele Thompson has been identified as the suspect behind the massive Capital One data breach that compromised the personal data of more than 100 million people.

Thompson, a former Amazon employee, was arrested by the FBI in Seattle on Monday (Jul. 29) and was charged with a single count of computer fraud and abuse after she hacked into Capital One’s systems and gained access to private information.

An FBI agent said the feds were easily able to track her down after she bragged about her criminal activity online via Twitter, Slack, GitHub and Meetup.

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The breach occurred on March 22 and 23, the complaint said. Capital One, the fifth-largest credit-card issuer in the US, said the largest category of compromised information involved consumers and small businesses that applied for credit cards between 2005 and early 2019.

In the complaint, an FBI agent, Joel Martini, laid out evidence he found on GitHub, Slack, Meetup, and Twitter.

The complaint, filed with the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington, said Thompson posted on GitHub on April 21 about the leaked information.

The post, dubbed the “April 21 File,” contained “a list of more than 700 folders or buckets of data,” as well as code for three commands to obtain Capital One’s credentials and extract data, the complaint said.

Another user spotted the post and flagged it to Capital One on July 17, the complaint said. Two days later, the credit card company contacted the FBI, and investigators began looking into the account that posted the information.

The complaint said the GitHub address where the “April 21 File” was posted included Thompson’s full name and a link to a GitLab page that had a resume indicating she was a systems engineer.

Martini said he found a group organized by Thompson on a platform called Meetup that had an invitation code for a channel on Slack, a team-chat service.

The complaint said that on June 26, one of the users, “erratic,” believed to be Thompson, posted “a list of files” that they “claimed to possess.”

A screenshot of a Slack conversation included in the complaint showed a user telling “erratic” not to go to jail and “erratic” responding with “I wanna get it off my server thats why Im archiving all of it lol.”

The complaint said that on June 18, a Twitter user believed to be Thompson exchanged direct messages about the data breach with another person on the site.

A screenshot included in the complaint showed the user saying they wanted to “distribute those buckets” of information they obtained.

Martini said the message indicated that Thompson “intended to disseminate data stolen from victim entities, starting with Capital One.”

The complaint characterized another message in the screenshot as an acknowledgment that the information “buckets” included Social Security numbers with full names and dates of birth tied to the Capital One accounts.

So you were smart enough to hack into Capital One, but not smart enough to not brag about it all over the internet?

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If an award for dumbest criminal of the year existed, Paige A. Thompson would definitely be nominated.

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Jury Finds Katy Perry Stole Part of “Dark Horse” Beat from Christian Rap Song “Joyful Noise”

Katy Perry is guilty of copyright infringement after a jury unanimously decided her hit song “Dark Horse” was, in part, copied from a Christian rap song.

After a weeklong trial, a nine-person jury concluded on Monday (Jul. 29) that Perry’s 2013 hit song “Dark Horse,” in part, copied 2008 Christian rap song “Joyful Noise” by Flame. Perry was not present in the courtroom.

The phase to determine damages awarded to Flame is set to begin today.

Flame—whose real name is Marcus Gray—filed a lawsuit in 2014 against Perry, Capitol Records and other “Dark Horse” writers and producers claiming the song stole an underlying beat from his song, slowed the tempo and used a higher pitch.

Perry and “Dark Horse” producer Dr. Luke’s lawyers argued that any similarities could not be deemed copyright infringement because the beat in question is too common and brief to be protected. Experts were even called to substantiate the argument.

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Perry and Dr. Luke also both testified that they had never heard Flame’s song before. However, Flame’s “Joyful Noise” featuring Lecrae was popular in the Christian music community and he argued the defendants may have heard the song on YouTube, Myspace, or during the Grammy Awards.

The Hollywood Reporter notes that there were some “colorful moments” during the trial. Amid technical difficulties while attempting to play “Dark Horse,” Perry offered to sing the song from the stand, which caused laughter from the jury.

And on the day of Dr. Luke’s testimony, there was a shooting outside of the courthouse.

In addition to Perry and Dr. Luke, producer Max Martin, producer Cirkut, songwriter Sarah Hudson, and rapper Juicy J (who was featured on the track) were also named in the suit.

A motion from Perry’s lawyer asking the judge to rule that a reasonable jury couldn’t determine copyright infringement based on the evidence presented is still pending despite the jury’s Monday verdict.

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Andy Cohen “Begging” Wendy Williams to Join ‘Real Housewives of New York’ Now That She’s Living the Carefree Single Life (Report)

Is Wendy Williams dipping her toe in reality TV once again and joining Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise?

According to Radar Online, sources tell podcast host Rob Shutter—who is a frequent guest on Williams’ show—that Andy Cohen is “begging” her to join The Real Housewives of New York.

“Andy wants Wendy and is doing whatever it takes to get her to sign up, even if only for one season,” Shuter alleged on his “Straight Shuter” podcast.

Cohen and execs are apparently looking for celebrities to add to the cast to make the decade-old series “fresh and exciting.”

They are eyeing the talk show host because “Wendy is the hottest lady in NYC” since splitting from her longtime husband to living the single life on both coasts.

Adding known celebrities helped revitalize The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and execs hope to bring that same magic RHONY. And plus, “How much longer can a show set in New York have no black women as one of its lead characters?” the source posed.

The 55-year-old is a Housewives fan and is partial to Luann de Lesseps and Ramona Singer of RHONY. And she also has some well-known beef with Bethenny Frankel. So, there may be potential for interesting TV.

The source also added that Williams “would be guaranteed to be the highest-paid housewife ever!” And we all know how much Miss Williams likes her coins.

Earlier this month, Cohen visited Williams’ purple couch and admitted that her ex, Kevin Hunter, was not his biggest fan, but stated that he was glad to see Williams happy and living carefree in NYC—which may have sparked this rumored Real Housewives idea.

However, there’s one major problem. Williams has often described herself as “just a girl from Jersey.” Williams was born and raised in New Jersey. IF she was to join a Housewives show, wouldn’t it be The Real Housewives of New Jersey?

It should be noted that Williams just started renting a luxury apartment in New York, shortly after filing for divorce in April.

It is honestly VERY unlikely that Wendy Williams will join the Housewives franchise. But she did briefly have her own reality show in 2006, The Wendy Williams Experience. It aired on VH1.

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50 Cent Says He Can’t Sleep at Night, and It’s All Because of Juelz Santana’s Teeth

50 Cent still wants to know what happened to Juelz Santana’s teeth, and his curiosity is so bad that it keeps him up at night.

The social media debt collector and captain of all things petty took a break from calling people out about owing him money and took a jab at Dipset rapper Juelz Santana over his teeth again.

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Back in November, 50 posted a picture of Juelz missing his top front row of teeth and looking very crackhead-like. 50 captioned the pic telling Juelz to say no to drugs and instantly sparked rumors that the rapper was strung out on lean.

“Damn it Mmaaannn just say no to drugs,” he wrote. “This is going to [sic] far now, no teeth Jesus Christ Positive vibes.”

Fans quickly responded to the photo of Juelz and didn’t hold back one bit from going in on him about his lack of teeth.

Juelz reacted to the rumors and 50 by posting a picture of himself showing off his pearly white smile.

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Unfortunately, the Internet didn’t fall for the photo and accused Juelz of having dentures or veneers.

And just when things had finally died down and nobody was thinking about Juelz or his missing teeth, especially considering the fact he’s currently serving a 27-month stint behind bars, 50 Cent, out of nowhere, brings it right back to our attention.

See what he posted below:

Damn you 50 … Now I’m gonna be up all night tryna figure this out! LMAO

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6-Year-Old Boy Who “Always Wanted to Have Fun” Among 3 Shot & Killed at Gilroy Garlic Festival in California

A 6-year-old boy has been revealed as one of the victims of Sunday’s (Jul. 28) mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California.

The shooting left three people dead in total and at least 15 people injured.

6-year-old Stephen Romero was shot in the back and died from his injuries at
St. Louise Hospital.

Romero’s mother Barbara Aquirre was reportedly shot in the stomach and hand, and his grandmother Barbara Velasquez Aquirre was shot in the leg during the mayhem. Both are being treated at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose.

19-year-old Santino William Legan has been identified as the shooter and is said to have opened fire on the crowds at the festival around 5:40 pm on Sunday.

Officers at the park shot and killed Legan shortly after he began attacking the crowd with gunfire.

Stephen Romero’s father, Alberto Romero, was at home with his 9-year-old daughter when he received the news that his young son has been shot at the event.

He told The Mercury News that his wife, Barbara Aquirre, called and told him that she and their son had been seriously wounded and that their son was getting medical care. Alberto said he felt like the phone call was a dream at first.

“I couldn’t believe what was happening—that what she was saying was a lie, that maybe I was dreaming,” he said.

Alberto said it was only matter of minutes when he found out his son did not survive his injuries.

“They told me he was in critical condition, that they were working on him. Five minutes later they told me he was dead,” Romero said.

Alberto also revealed that Stephen had just celebrated his sixth birthday last month at Legoland and was going to start first grade later this year.

He described Stephen as “always happy and always wanting to have fun.” He said his son had his whole life to live.

“There’s nothing I really can do besides try to be with him until I can put him in his resting spot, wherever that is. My son had his whole life to live and he was only 6,” he told an NBC affiliate.

Alberto was allowed to see his son at the hospital and have a final moment with him while doctors put his wife Barbara in a medically induced coma.

Alberto’s mother (also Stephen’s grandmother) Maribel Romero told ABC 7 how disgusted she was with her grandson’s murder and wanted justice to be served.

“It has to be someone really sick. Because shooting a kid … it’s a family event,” Maribel said. “I just hope there is justice and they catch the last person or the other person and that there’s justice.”

A 13-year-old girl and a man in his twenties were also victims in the tragic shooting that occurred on Sunday.

Police have said Santino William Legan’s motive is unknown. He carried out the shooting with an AK-47-type assault rifle he legally purchased in Nevada on July 9.

Witnesses say there was a second person involved, but police have not released any information about additional shooters.

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Tituss Burgess Unleashes on “Messy Queen” Andy Cohen for Eddie Murphy Question During Awkward ‘WHHL’ Interview

Tituss Burgess is definitely NOT here for Andy Cohen’s messy ways. The actor gathered Cohen on his own show and on Instagram, with both epic reads going viral.

Burgess appeared on Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live! on Sunday (Jul. 28) and was asked by a fan about his experience working with Eddie Murphy in the upcoming film, Dolemite Is My Name.

Cohen then asked a follow-up question about whether Burgess had any conversations with or got close to Murphy, given that he was “very problematic for the gays at one point,” referring to Murphy’s anti-gay jokes back in the 90s.

Burgess, an openly gay man, defended Murphy. “He wasn’t problematic for Tituss,” he said, while adding that Murphy must no longer have any issues with gay people.

But Cohen’s line of messy questioning clearly rubbed Burgess the wrong way. He made a meme-worthy face and mouthed a few words to the camera, which prompted Cohen to ask what he was saying.

“Keep going, girl. Do your show,” Burgess waved off the host.

The clip started going viral this morning, even causing the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt actor to become a trending topic.

It didn’t take long for Burgess to further unleash on Cohen in a long Instagram post, calling him a talentless “messy queen” who should remember his talk show is “not an episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

“Sunday was a display of ratchet behavior by a well-connected man having blatant disregard for one of his guests,” Burgess wrote. “He was lucky I had my wits and Christian values THAT day. Always keep it classy.”

Andy Cohen has not said much about Burgess’ WWHL appearance or Instagram post. However, he did agree with a fan that the moment was “awkward.”

He has also liked a tweet defending the right to question Murphy’s homophobic past. However, we should also note that Murphy has previously apologized for his anti-gay jokes.

The feud between Burgess and Cohen may come and go, but I think it’s safe to say that Burgess won’t be dropping by the WWHL clubhouse anytime soon.

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Chicago Woman Arrested After Stealing Taraji P. Henson’s Identity to Make $12K in Fraudulent Purchases

A Chicago woman is in deep trouble after stealing the identities of several people including actress Taraji P. Henson.

29-year-old Alicia Newby was arrested this past weekend at her home in Chicago’s Galewood neighborhood. She was charged with a felony offense of continuing a financial crime enterprise.

According to prosecutors, Newby used other people’s identities to buy thousands of dollars worth of merchandise.

She allegedly accessed Taraji’s email last year and racked up $12,000 in fraudulent charges to the Empire star’s bank account.

It wasn’t until Taraji’s manager noticed the expenses on his client’s card attached to an unrecognizable name and an address different from Taraji’s that police were notified about Hamby’s criminal activities.

Taraji’s manager immediately canceled the purchases, with some worth more than $4,000.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that a month after Henson reported the identity theft, Hamby allegedly assaulted a postal worker after they refused to deliver packages to one of her addresses.

Officers were called to the scene and captured her demands on camera, but allowed Hamby to have the packages after she caused a big scene.

She is said to have wept throughout her court appearance on Sunday (Jul. 28) and was granted a $10,000 personal recognizance bond from the judge.

Hamby was also ordered by the judge to remain on electronic monitoring and barred from using the internet and having any contact with the victims.

Hamby is currently pregnant with her seventh child and suffers from bipolar disorder.

Police said they found some of the merchandise she purchased at her home during her arrest.

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