So Sad: Charlize Theron Opens Up About The Night Her Mother Shot And Killed Her Father

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Charlize Theron Says She’s Not Ashamed To Talk About Her Mother Killing Her Father

Charlize Theron knows childhood trauma all too well.

When the star was only 15-years-old, her father drunkenly shot at both her and her mother–which led to Theron’s mom killing her husband in self-defense. Now, the Bombshell actress is opening up about that fateful night.

“My father was so drunk that he shouldn’t have been able to walk when he came into the house with a gun,” Charlize explained in an interview with NPR. “My mom and I were in my bedroom leaning against the door because he was trying to push through the door. So both of us were leaning against the door from the inside to have him not be able to push through. He took a step back and just shot through the door three times.”

“None of the bullets ever hit us, which is just a miracle,” Theron continued. “But in self-defense, she ended the threat,” the actress said, explaining why no charges were ever brought against her mother, Gerda.

Obviously, such an insane moment left a huge impact on the actress, who emphasized just how many other people share similar stories of family violence. That’s why she decided to open up about the encounter.

“I’m not ashamed to talk about it, because I do think that the more we talk about these things, the more we realize we are not alone in any of it,” she explained. “I think, for me, it’s just always been that this story is about growing up with addicts and what that does to a person.”

She also spoke on how she saw her father before his death, calling him a “very sick man.”

“I only knew him one way, and that was as an alcoholic. It was a pretty hopeless situation. Our family was just kind of stuck in it. And the day-to-day unpredictability of living with an addict is the thing that you sit with and have kind of embedded in your body for the rest of your life, more than just this one event of what happened one night.”

Jesus Take The Wheel: Florida Mother Shot By 3-Year-Old Son Who Found Gun Under Father’s Seat

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3-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots Mother

There are plenty of responsible gun owners in America but there are clearly some of y’all who have NO business having a strap.

A Fort Lauderdale mother was shot by her 3-year-old son with his father’s gun. According to the Miami Herald, the boy and his 1-year-old sister were sitting in the car with their mother while the father went into a store. Before exiting the car, the father put his legally-owned weapon under the seat. The boy is said to have gotten out of his car seat, found the gun, and somehow discharged a round that struck his mother.

The woman was rushed to the hospital and is now in stable condition.

No charges will be filed against the father as Miami gun laws do allow for carrying inside vehicles.

To our earlier point, how irresponsible is it to leave the gun under the seat with children in the car? He could have just as easily put it in the glove box.

F**k 12: City Of Portland Argues Cops Killed Unarmed Quanice Hayes Because His Momma Didn’t Raise Him Properly

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Portland Lawyers Argue Quanice Hayes And Mother Responsible For Death

Quanice Hayes was 17-years-old when he was shot dead by Portland police. Officer Andrew Hearst shot Quanice in the head, ribs, and torso with an AR-15 assault rifle while the boy was on his knees 15-feet away on Feb. 9, 2017.

The Hayes family subsequently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city and according to NBC Right Now report, the city’s lawyers have a downright despicable defense for why Quanice Hayes deserved to die.

Hayes was a suspect in an attempted armed robbery and carjacking from earlier that morning. When he was approached by police that evening, he complied with their orders to drop to his knees, put his arms up, and crawl toward the officers with their guns trained on him. Police argue that at some point he moved his hand toward his waist and that’s when the fatal shots were fired.

Attorneys for the city say that Quanice is to blame for his death because…

They identified 12 actions Quanice Hayes took that they claim led to his own demise, including carrying a replica-looking handgun, robbing another man, ingesting cocaine the night before his encounter with police and failing to follow officers’ commands by running away from police.

“A reasonable person would have known that the criminal, reckless and negligent conduct described above …would increase the foreseeable risk of harm to himself or herself, and Mr. Hayes indeed suffered the type of harm that was reasonably foreseeable,’’ senior city attorney William Manlove wrote.

Additionally, they argue that if Quanice’s mother was any good at parenting then this never would have happened…

Further, the city blames Quanice Hayes’ mother, Venus Hayes, contending she failed to supervise her son or ensure other family members were properly monitoring him.

We can’t even begin to imagine how livid Venus Hayes must have been hearing that in court. We’d go right to jail.

Nothing will bring Quanice back, but we hope the Hayes family gets every red cent they can out of the city of Portland.

Murder Money: L.A. City Council Settles Lawsuit With Ezell Ford’s Family For $1.5 Million After Unarmed Black Man Killed

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Ezell Ford’s Family Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit With LAPD For $1.5 Million

Ezell Ford was gunned down by LAPD back in 2014 while walking down the street unarmed.

Today, according to the Spring Hill Insider, the Los Angeles City Council has approved measures to settle their lawsuit with Ezell’s family for $1.5 million.

Ezell Ford‘s family filed a wrongful death and civil rights lawsuit in March 2015, claiming that Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Officers Sharlton Wampler and Antonio Villegas “intentionally and/or negligently fatally shot unarmed decedent Ezell Ford multiple times with their firearm” after he had followed their directions to lie on the ground during an in South Los Angeles on August 11, 2014.

Ford suffered from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression, but was said to have been fully compliant and laying on the ground when he was shot multiple times but officers Wampler and Villegas.

This $1.5 million settlement is paltry and insufficient in comparison to the life that the Ford family lost that day. We hope they have found true solace and some level of peace despite this monetary award.

Jesus Take The Wheel: Detroit Rapper Obie Trice Arrested For Felony Assault After Allegedly Shooting His Girlfriends Son

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Obie Trice Facing Felony Assault Charges After Girlfriends Son Gets Shot

According to TMZ, ex-Shady Records rapper Obie Trice is facing some serious charges after cops busted him for felony assault with a gun and violating a restraining order.

Florida Crazies: 2 Confirmed Dead, Multiple People Injured In Naval Air Station Pensacola Mass Shooting

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2 Dead, Muliple Injured In Pensacola Naval Base Shooting

Pensacola, Florida is the site of America’s newest mass shooting incident.

According to NBCNews two people are confirmed dead and several others are injured after a gunman opened fire at Naval Air Station Pensacola this morning. That shooter is now dead.

It is unclear exactly how many people have been injured but a spokesperson from Baptist Health Care reports that they have received 5 patients so far.

This marks the second deadly shooting at a military base this week after a sailor shot two civilians before killing himself at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii on Wednesday.

This story is developing and we will have more details as they become available.

#BlackInkCrewCHI: Tearful Ryan Henry Faces His Family After Painful Murder Of His Sister And Niece [Video]

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Ryan Henry Talks To Sister And Mother About Thier Relationship

Ryan Henry is hurting but he isn’t so keen about letting people know his pain, especially not his family.

On the new episode of Black Ink Crew, Ryan sat down with his sister and mother to talk about why they are so distant and how their relationship has changed since the murder of his older sister and niece.

Check out the life-changing conversation in the video below.

Prayers up for this family.

Florida Man Sentenced 20 Years For Killing Unarmed Black Man Markeis McGlockton, “Stand Your Ground” Rejected

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Michael Drejka Sentenced 20 Years For Killing Markeis McGlockton

Go to jail. Do not pass “go”. Do not collect $200.

Michael Drejka, the Florida crazy who shot Markeis McGlockton dead in a convenience store parking lot was sentenced to 20 years in prison according to Denton Daily.

BOSSIP reported on this story back in August when Drejka was first convicted. Drejka confronted Markeis’ girlfriend Britany Jacobs and began to berate her over a handicapped parking space while her boyfriend was in the store. When Markeis ran out to defend Britany, Drejka shot him on the spot. Drejka’s hack lawyer tried to argue that his client was simply “standing his ground” after Markeis pushed him. The judge said that defense was a crock of s#!t.

Circuit Judge Joseph Bulone called 49-year-old Michael Drejka a “wanna-be” law enforcement officer and a self-appointed “handicapped parking space monitor.”

He went on to say:

The judge said he found it most ironic that Drejka drove up, illegally parked next to Jacobs’ car and then confronted her about parking illegally in a handicapped space.

Ain’t THAT bout a b!t¢h???

“There are no words to fully describe what his loss has done to our family,” said Jacobs, who had four children with McGlockton. “Our youngest two children will never have memories of their daddy.”

Rest in peace to Markeis McGlockton. Rest in hell to Michael Drejka.

Go To Jail: Ex-Alabama Cop Aaron Cody Smith Found Guilty Of Manslaughter Of Unarmed Gregory Gunn

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Ex-Cop Cody Smith Found Guilty Of Manslaughter Of Unarmed Gregory Gunn

Hank Willis Thomas’ “Raise Up” statue stands inside The National Memorial For Peace And Justice in Montgomery, Alabama to remind people of the ongoing issues that Black people have with police after being subjected to hundreds of years of state violence at the hands of police.

In 2019 that problem persists despite our best efforts to hold all officers accountable for their use of deadly force against Black people who have posed them no threat. Last week, according to WSFA, those efforts bore SOME fruit as former Montgomery Police Department officer Aaron Cody Smith was found guilty of the manslaughter of 59-year-old Gregory Gunn. Gunn is said to have fled Smith on foot after he was subjected to a stop-and-frisk while walking home on Feb. 25, 2016.

Smith shot a weaponless Gunn multiple times as he ran away, the first bullet struck him in the back. The jury was given the option of finding Smith guilty of murder but only took two hours to come back with a unanimous manslaughter verdict.

Said District Attorney Daryl Bailey:

“This defendant gave statement after statement after statement after statement with large pieces of the facts he would change. The other thing that came out is that he shot this guy in the back first. That was the first shot that he made on this,” Bailey said. “The other fact that came out is that this victim had a hat in his hand at the time of his death, and he was clinching to that hat, impossible to do the things that this defendant said he did while clinching that hat.”

It should come as no surprise whatsoever that Montgomery Police Chief Ernest Finley and his band of murderous men are incredulous about the jury’s verdict as he told reporters that there is a sense of shock in the department.

“We have to handle this and move on, and so it’s going to be a healing process not only for the great men and women of MPD but also the community as well,” Finley said.

Tuh. F*** Aaron Cody Smith and f*** the department’s shock and sadness.

SMH: 3 Wounded In Shooting Outside Shoreline Mafia’s Concert In Salt Lake City

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Shooting Outside Shoreline Mafia’s Salt Lake City Show

Authorities in Utah are currently investigating a shooting that ended up leaving three people wounded during a Shoreline Mafia concert on Friday night.

The incident went down shortly after 10 p.m. outside of The Complex in Salt Lake City, which is where a passing vehicle reportedly opened fire on individuals who were leaving the venue. According to the Associated Press, Police Lt. Carlos Valencia said that one adult victim was shot in the chest, another adult was shot in the arm, and a juvenile was wounded in the foot from a ricochet bullet. All three of the victims were each treated at the hospital and are expected to survive.

According to authorities, two adults in their early 20s got into a verbal altercation during the concert, but investigators have not yet determined whether this argument was connected to the shooting. It’s also not known if the two adults knew the minor, because none of the victims are cooperating with police.

“There was a ton of people who saw a lot of things,” Valencia told the Salt Lake City Tribune. “We’re trying to find the best witnesses.”

Initially, the Police Lt. said that one of the three victims had shot back at the vehicle from which the original shots were fired–but he has since told the AP no guns were found on any of the victims.

Authorities believe this incident was gang-related.

SMH: 3 Wounded In Shooting Outside Shoreline Mafia’s Concert In Salt Lake City

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Shooting Outside Shoreline Mafia’s Salt Lake City Show

Authorities in Utah are currently investigating a shooting that ended up leaving three people wounded during a Shoreline Mafia concert on Friday night.

The incident went down shortly after 10 p.m. outside of The Complex in Salt Lake City, which is where a passing vehicle reportedly opened fire on individuals who were leaving the venue. According to the Associated Press, Police Lt. Carlos Valencia said that one adult victim was shot in the chest, another adult was shot in the arm, and a juvenile was wounded in the foot from a ricochet bullet. All three of the victims were each treated at the hospital and are expected to survive.

According to authorities, two adults in their early 20s got into a verbal altercation during the concert, but investigators have not yet determined whether this argument was connected to the shooting. It’s also not known if the two adults knew the minor, because none of the victims are cooperating with police.

“There was a ton of people who saw a lot of things,” Valencia told the Salt Lake City Tribune. “We’re trying to find the best witnesses.”

Initially, the Police Lt. said that one of the three victims had shot back at the vehicle from which the original shots were fired–but he has since told the AP no guns were found on any of the victims.

Authorities believe this incident was gang-related.

Arrests: NYPD Cuffed Alleged Suspect Involved In The Murder Of Lil Kim’s Cousin Courtney “Aggy” Tingle

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NYPD Arrests Suspect In Murder Of Lil Kim’s Cousin

Lil Kim and her family can rest a little easier as it appears that the NYPD has arrested the man who killed her cousin Courtney “Aggy” Tingle according to PageSix.

A man who police say is a Blood gang member, 28-year-old Daquan Carter, was arrested yesterday and charged with Tingle’s murder in addition to possession of a weapon.

Tingle was also allegedly involved in a street gang called Team Bang Out, he was shot dead as he walked out of a baby shower in Prospect Heights. He died from gunshot wounds after being transported to NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.

Hopefully, the police have arrested the right man and Kim’s family can get the justice they deserve.