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Gospel Singer Arrested On Abuse Charges
BlackLegalIssues.com Mar-13-2009 735 0


A star of gospel music is accused of assaulting his ex-wife on Valentine's Day weekend.

Debra Winans said her former husband BeBe Winans pushed her to the ground in front of their children. The two were married for 16 years before divorcing in 2003.

The alleged assault happened when BeBe Winans showed up at his ex-wife's Nashville home and the two began arguing about custody issues. Debra and BeBe Winans have a 13-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son.

According to an affidavit, what started out as a "verbal altercation" turned into assault when Debra Winans was "pushed to the ground."

Later, the Grammy-winning Gospel recording artist and judge of the Black Entertainment Television reality show Sunday Best was arrested.

"When you're married to someone known all over the world, it has serious challenges," said Debra Winans.

Debra Winans said people of faith are held to an even higher standard, and many Christians suffer through abuse rather than reaching out for help.

"Until you realize something's not changing, you pray all day long. The power of God is real, but one thing he's not going to do is go against someone's will. We make choices," said Debra Winans.

She said she is not afraid of her former husband and hopes by speaking out she will help others.

A spokesman for BeBe Winans said the singer is in Atlanta working as a judge on a BET program. As of Thursday evening, there was no statement from BeBe Winans regarding his ex-wife's allegations.

Debra Winans said she is working with other abuse victims in hopes of helping them find healthy solutions to their problem.

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Foster, a 29-year-veteran of the Fresno Police Department, oversaw patrol operations for the department's four police districts. He has been a deputy chief since January 2007.

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An officer put Floyd Dent, 57, in a chokehold with one arm and began throwing right-handed haymakers to the man’s head. Video shows the full, vicious assault: 16 blows to the head and a kick to the arm, and another officer shocking Dent with a stun gun three times, Click On Detroit reported.

“I’m lucky to be living,” Dent told reporters Wednesday about what was a simple traffic stop. “I think they were trying to kill me, especially when they choked me. I was on my last breath. I told them, ‘Officer please, I can’t breathe.’”

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“Next thing I know, he took out his gun. He’s talking about blowing off my head,” Dent said. “Then he grabbed me out the car and started beating on me. I just couldn’t believe it.”

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“I’m lucky to be living,” Floyd Dent told reporters Wednesday about what was a simple traffic stop. “I think they were trying to kill me, especially when they choked me."

Dent has no criminal past and a blood test at the hospital revealed no drugs or alcohol in his system.

State police told Dent’s attorney this week they were investigating the incident.

William Melendez, the Inkster, Mich., officer who placed Dent in the chokehold, was accused of misconduct as a Detroit police officer in 2004 as part of a group of cops acquitted in a federal trial for civil rights abuses, the Detroit Free Press reported.

A judge dismissed all but the drug charge against Dent, who faces an April 1 court date. He refused a plea deal for probation, his attorney said.


A judge dismissed all but the drug charge against Floyd Dent, who faces an April 1 court date. He refused a plea deal for probation, his attorney said.
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A judge dismissed all but the drug charge against Floyd Dent, who faces an April 1 court date. He refused a plea deal for probation, his attorney said.

“I get tears thinking about it,” Dent told reporters. “I don’t want to watch the tape of them beating me because I get upset.”

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“He was my friend,” a little girl, and neighbor, told Baylor-Giummo.

Anthony Hill made a lot of friends in his 27 years, his mother said. His funeral, held last week in Moncks Corner, S.C., had to be moved to the a high school auditorium to accommodate all the The Air Force veteran was buried in his uniform, his coffin draped in the American flag. Hill survived Afghanistan, where he loaded bombs onto carriers, but but came home with bipolar disorder, his mother said. His struggle to find the proper medication would play a significant role in his death.

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Zimmerman, 31, staring directly at the camera, talked for 13 minutes in a faux interview conducted by his Tampa divorce lawyer, Howard Iken.

Asked by Iken who he blamed for inflaming racial tensions around his case, Zimmerman didn’t hesitate to name names.

“By far, the President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama,” Zimmerman said in the March 8 video.

The President’s bias was evident during a Rose Garden press conference when he said, “If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon,” according to Zimmerman.

“To me that was clearly a dereliction of duty, pitting Americans against each other solely based on race,” Zimmerman said.


“For (Obama) to make incendiary comments as he did and direct the Department of Justice to pursue a baseless prosecution, he by far overstretched, overreached, even broke the law in certain aspects,” the vigilante argued.

The President committed the ultimate sin of trying to prosecute “an innocent American,” Zimmerman insisted.

The President should have said “Let’s not rush to judgment,” he added.

Zimmerman was a Neighborhood Watch volunteer in February 2012 when he shot and killed unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla.

Trayvon’s death sparked national outrage and prompted waves of civil rights protests, plus a debate about Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” laws.

Zimmerman was acquitted of manslaughter in 2013 — and he says that ruling helped him keep his faith that justice can prevail.

“I believe that the American judicial system failed in the sense that I should not even (have) gone to trial, but I do believe that the jury process succeeded,” he said in the video.

Asked if he had a clear conscience, Zimmerman nodded.

“If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon,” the President had said during a press conference around the time of the February 2012 shooting.

“Yes, sir,” he said.

“In all fairness, you cannot as a human feel guilty for living, for surviving,” he said, when asked if he wished the encounter with Trayvon turned out differently.

The former wannabe cop was cleared of violating Trayvon’s civil rights by the U.S. Department of Justice last month.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said his office found “insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges.”

The 31-year-old’s life has unraveled since his deadly run-in with 17-year-old Trayvon.

Zimmerman’s wife, Shellie, filed for divorce two months after his acquittal for the 2012 killing.

He’s been largely unemployed since and gotten into numerous scrapes with the law, most of which have resulted in arrests but no charges.

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Former NFL star Darren Sharper was sentenced to nine years in prison Monday in Arizona after pleading guilty to sexual assault and attempted sexual assault in November 2013, the Maricopa County Attorney's office confirmed to USA TODAY Sports.

Sharper, 39, entered his pleas Monday in Arizona from Los Angeles, where he was expected to appear in court later in the day and enter a guilty plea in connection with two other rape allegations from 2013 and 2014.

The pleas are part of an attempted "global" plea agreement that could resolve all nine rape charges against him in four states. In addition to the charges in California and Arizona, he faces two rape charges in Las Vegas and three in New Orleans, where is expected to enter guilty pleas within the next month.

The sentences will run concurrently in federal prison, said Jerry Cobb of the Maricopa County Attorney's office. Sharper is not eligible for early release in Arizona, but will be credited for time served in Los Angeles, where he has been in jail without bail since Feb. 27, 2014.

By agreeing to the plea deal, Sharper, 39, avoids the risk of receiving an even worse punishment in the future and expensive litigation that could drag on indefinitely in four states. If convicted, he faced life in prison in Louisiana and more than 30 years in Los Angeles.

For prosecutors, the plea deal avoids the risk of going to trial, where juries might be influenced by Sharper's fame and celebrity defense attorneys.

His suspected string of serial rapes ended in January 2014, when he was arrested on a suspicion of rape in Los Angeles. At the time of his first arrest, he had 20 zolpidem pills in his possession – a sleep drug known by its brand name Ambien. Sharper obtained a prescription for the drug after suffering sleep problems he attributed to his 14-year career in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings, according to a workers compensation claim form he filed in 2012.

The drug can be slipped into drinks to knock out women and rape them, and that's what authorities say Sharper did time after time, according to court records.

Sharper ultimately was charged with nine rapes in four states, including three in consecutive nights in two different states in January 2014.

None of the cases went to trial or even received an evidentiary hearing except in Arizona, where a judge ruled last April there was "proof evident" Sharper raped a women there in November 2013. DNA found inside the women's body partially matched Sharper's, and a witness reported waking up and seeing Sharper naked and making thrusting movements over the woman, according to a detective's testimony at the hearing.

The detective said the woman hadn't known Sharper before that night and didn't remember what happened to her after consuming a drink Sharper made her. Zolpidem was found in the cup in subsequent tests.

Though Sharper's attorney noted that none of Sharper's sperm was found on the alleged victims in Arizona, the detective said he was told that Sharper had a vasectomy, which could explain the lack of sperm.

The revelation caused a stir that day in Arizona, where Sharper was charged with drugging three women and raping two of them.

In Los Angeles, he was charged with drugging and raping two women – one in October 2013 and one in January 2014. In the first one, Sharper met two women at a club in West Hollywood and later invited them to his hotel room, where he offered them a drink, according to a police report of the incident filed in court.

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A former Alaska TV reporter who quit her job while on live air to advocate for medical marijuana is getting the fight she wanted.

Authorities searched the Alaska Cannabis Club on Friday after receiving multiple reports of illegal sales of pot and other derivatives at the medical marijuana dispensary, the Anchorage Police Department said in a statement. Police did not reveal any other information about the investigation.

The facility is operated by Charlo Greene, a former reporter for KTVA-TV who famously quit her job while on the air in September. She told the audience that she was the secret owner of the facility and wanted to run it full time and to become an activist for the legalization of marijuana.

"Now everything you've heard is why I, the actual owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, will be dedicating all of my energy toward fighting for freedom and fairness, which begins with legalizing marijuana here in Alaska," Greene said. "And as for this job, well, not that I have a choice but, f--- it, I quit."

In November, Alaskan residents passed a referendum allowing for the legalization of marijuana, which went into effect last month.

Residents older than 21 can grow and use the drug, but it still illegal to sell it until the state Legislature sets guidelines for business practices, according to KTUU-TV.

But Greene, who is also known as Charlene Egbe, told her former station her store does not sell any marijuana. Authorities seized drugs and paraphernalia, computer records, bank statements, and two vehicles.

"This is basically a medical marijuana dispensary," Greene said. "We don't sell any recreational marijuana, we don't sell any medical marijuana. This is a place for card holders to come and share their own cannabis."

She posted a defiant message on her Instagram page Saturday night and assured the public the club continued to remain open.

"Today, a day after we were robbed by the Anchorage Police Department at gunpoint, we met with an endless flow of club members that stopped by to simply say, 'You're still here, and so are we,'" she wrote. "I can't tell you all how much this meant to me and my family but know that just trying to express my gratitude right now through text has me in happy tears."

The club will continue to remain resilient, she said.

"THE PEOPLE WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT BEING VICTIMS IN THIS WAR ON DRUGS," she wrote. "WE ARE FREEDOM FIGHTERS AND WE'RE JUST GETTING STARTED, bitch."

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The lead prosecutor who locked wrongfully accused Glenn Ford in a “hell hole” at Angola’s death row in Louisiana in 1984 has apologized for a “miscarriage of justice.”

Then-33-year-old A.M. (Marty) Stroud III celebrated his successful conviction of Ford with a round a booze with his friends, a memory he now calls “sick” in a public apology published this week.

Stroud only blames himself, according to his Shreveport Times guest column.

“I was arrogant, judgemental, narcissistic and very full of myself,” Stroud wrote. “I apologize to Glenn Ford for all the misery I have caused him and his family.”

A judge freed Ford from the Lousiana State Penitentiary a year ago when evidence, believed to have been suppressed during the trial, surfaced exonerating him from the all-white jury’s decision in the murder of a nearly blind Shreveport watchmaker, Isadore Rozeman.

Glenn Ford was released from death row at age 64 and has since been diagnosed with lung cancer that gives him only months to live.

He was the longest-serving inmate on the state’s death row to be let go.

But Ford’s first injustice gave way to another.

The state is denying his request for compensation typically bestowed upon those wrongfully convicted because he did not prove he is factually innocent, according to a lawsuit.

Even if he wins his compensation, he may not reap the benefits, but his decendants, an adult son and grandchild, might. He is battling stage-four lung cancer and doctors believe he has only months to live.

Another lawsuit claims “indicators of cancer” were found in 2011 while he was incarcerated, but he was denied proper medical care, according to USA Today.

“Glenn Ford deserves every penny owned to him,” Stroud added, using his apology to advocate on Ford’s behalf and calling for the abolishment of capital punishment, an “anathema to any society that purports to call itself civilized.”

Stroud admittably mocked Ford during sentencing, he revealed, and said Ford wanted to stay alive to prove his innocence, which he considered “an affront” to the jurors.

“He showed no remorse, only contempt for your verdict,” Stroud recalled saying in court.

The jury relied on few articles of evidence for a conviction after detectives accused Ford, Rozeman’s landscaper, of shooting and then robbing the 68-year-old business owner.

No murder weapon was ever recovered.

The new evidence discovered in 2013 showed Ford was not at the scene of the crime, nor did he participate in it.

“Had I been more inquisitive, perhaps the evidence would have come to light years ago,” Stroud said.

A motion filed last year said the evidence would have saved Ford from an arrest and indictment in Rozeman’s death.

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