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Officer Roy Oliver fired for murder of Jordan Edwards but will he be charged?

Police Chief of the Balch Springs Police Department, Jonathan Haber, announced on Tuesday, 2 May, that after conducting an internal affairs inquiry, officer Roy Oliver will be fired after killing 15 year old Jordan Edwards. The incident began when police were called to a party in Balch Springs, Texas on reports of underage drinking. While Jordan Edwards, his two brothers and two friends were leaving the party, shots were fired outside of the house. Teens started to flee the scene in response to the shots and the group started to leave in their car. As they drove away from the party, officer Oliver used his rifle to shoot into the vehicle, striking Edwards in the head and killing him.The group was not involved in the violence and were not intoxicated. Oliver lied about the situation, stating that the vehicle reversed aggressively towards him. The next day, after reviewing the body cameras, the police department recanted this statement stating that the vehicle was actually moving away. To make matters even worse Edwards brothers and friends say they were intimated and aggressively arrested by police after witnessing Edwards death. They were later released.

The Edwards family said in a statement that they were grateful for Chief Haber’s decision, but added that there was “a long road ahead” and called for Mr. Oliver to be arrested on a murder charge. The statement, released by S. Lee Merritt, a lawyer for the family, criticized the department’s treatment of Jordan’s brothers and friends after the shooting. A criminal investigation is currently being conducted by two Dallas County agencies, the sheriff’s department and the district attorney’s office.

Will this murderer be charged? On Tuesday, it was also announced that Michael Slager, the North Charleston cop who shot and killed Walter Scott as he fled, plead guilty to violating Scott’s civil rights. He could face a life sentence but as part of the plea, murder charges were dropped against him. On the other hand, charges will not be filed against the cop who shot and killed Alton Sterling.

I will continue to provide updates on the story in hopes that Jordan Edwards and the cop who murdered him do not get swept underneath the rug. Rest in peace to Jordan Edwards and I hope him, his family and friends get the justice they deserve!

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Joey Bada$$ Releases All-Amerikkan Badass

It’s here! All-Amerikkkan Badass from one of hip hops young lyric driven and passionate artist, Joey Badass. Joey teased us with his radio friendly single, Devastated back in May 2016 then he dropped, Land of the Free the beginning of this year. The visuals and lyrics for Land of the Free, the three k’s in Amerikkka, and the red, white, and blue bandana patterned cover art symbolizes Joey’s unapologetic stance on race and politics in America. He’s unafraid to speak on the ill-wills of this country and use his platform to speak the truth. The album should hit these dark but truthful issues with features from ScHoolboy Q, J. Cole, Chronixx, and more.

Check out the visuals for Land of the Free below and buy the album to support Joey!

Today marks 37 years since legendary activist Assata Shakur escaped prison

Today marks 37 years since members of the Black Liberation Army helped activist Assata Shakur escape the Clinton Correctional Facility for Women in New Jersey.

In 1973, Shakur was involved in a shootout with two New Jersey troopers. One of the troopers along with a Black Liberation Army member, Zayd Malik Shakur, were killed. Shakur was shot twice in the arm. She was convicted of first degree murder even though evidence proved she was innocent. Shakur was a prominent member of the Black Panther Party and various social movements so the she was under FBI watch.She spent 6 1/2 years in prison until her comrades helped her escape on Nov 2nd, 1979. In 1984, she fled to Cuba where she was granted political asylum.

Since May 2, 2005, the FBI has classified her as a domestic terrorist and offered a $1 million reward for assistance in her capture because they ain’t shit! Kudos to Cuba for keeping her safe.

Watch Vic Mensa’s, “16 Shots”

*Graphic Footage is in the music video*

Vic Mensa released the music video for 16 Shots from the album, There’s A lot Going On. The video was inspired by the unfortunate 2014 police killing of 17 year old, Laquan McDonald. McDonald was shot 16 times while walking away from police officers. The cops lied about the incident saying McDonald attacked them with a knife but the dash cam video revealed other wise. In the video, Mensa encounters police brutality from tasers to multiple bullets as the real video of the incident cuts in and out. Watch below: