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The Things People do for Money

The NY Daily News reported this crazy story about a woman who hired a hitman to kill her husband. Let me get yall up to speed. Alishia Noel-Murray was married to Omar Murray but in a relationship with Dameon Lovell. She and boyfriend hired Kirk Portious to kill her husband. Her plan was to kill her husband (which she did) and collect over $900,000 in insurance money (which she didn’t).

This is a prime example of the horrible things that people do for money. You kill your husband? At the time she had him murdered, they had a 10-month old baby together. So it was less than a year prior to the murder, that she loved him enough to make a child with him but a year later, she wants him dead? My oh my. So good ole’ divorce was just too much work?

Beyond that, the first hitman they hired, shot at her husband but missed. Take that as a sign. Stop the madness! But no, she was persistent. She hired another hitman who actually murdered her husband for $3,500. Another example of the crazy things people do for money. Now Kirk Portious has to spend the rest of his life in jail for $3,500. Boy…get a job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

R.I.P to Omar Murray. Cold world out here.

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R.I.P Jordan Edwards

A 15 year old Texas teenager was fatally shot and killed Saturday night. Officer Roy Oliver has since been fired.

To briefly discuss the facts, Edwards and his friends were leaving a party. Police officers were responding to a call about teenage drinking. Edwards and four others got into the car to leave when Oliver fired into the vehicle with a rifle. Oliver originally stated that the car was “reversing aggressively”. However, Batch Springs Police Chief Jonathon Haber has announced that after reviewing the body camera footage, that Oliver did not provide a true  account of the shooting.

In other words he lied. But what’s new? Cops lie all the time. Their go to line is “I feared for my life” and because it’s so easy for society to believe the narrative that black boys and men that aggressive and dangers, everyone believes that the officer with the weapon was so scared for his life.

What I do appreciate is that the police chief was honest. He was honest about his officer lying and he acted swiftly. That is not always the case. But what I don’t appreciate is the fact that the chief wouldn’t comment on the officer’s past.

All too often, we see the victim’s past get put on trial but the officer who wrongfully murdered an innocent does not have his past combed through with a fine tooth.

I could go on and on about this but I won’t. Instead I’ll send my condolences to the family of Jordan Edwards and add another name to this ongoing list.

 

 

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Fyre Festival

Last year videos of models dancing and swimming in the crystal blue waters of the Bahamas started popping up on Instagram. As yall know, Instagram has a way of making things (and people) look 1,000 times better than it actually is.

So with that  being said, the advertisements for the new Fyre Festival did look lit. The festival was supposed to take place in Exuma, Bahamas, home of the swimming pigs and some of the worlds most beautiful beaches. Advertised as a two weekend, luxurious music festival, many bloggers have referred to it as “Coachella for the Rich.”

LMFAO. Joke number ONE. I thought Coachella was already for the RICH ! But nonetheless, the event was supposed to happen this past weekend. Hundreds of people spent thousands of dollars and  flew to the Bahamas to find out that they’ve been swindled. Instead of the luxurious villas and meals catered by celebrity chefs, the attendees were provided cheap tents and bread and cheese.

Joke number TWO. Murder Inc’s very own Ja Rule was one of the organizers. Okay enough is enough. If you were fooled by the illusion of the promotions and false advertisements, hearing that Ja Rule was the organizer behind the event should have been a wake up call. The last I heard of Ja Rule, him and Ashanti were on stage, breathing hard and struggling to perform their hits from 2003.

I almost feel bad for the treatment attendees received but then again, God helps those who help themselves. Meaning, if you’re stupid enough to spend upwards of $4,000-10,000 for a brand new festival that doesn’t even have a talent line up, then you kind of asked to get scammed.

If you want to read more about the disaster of the festival, check out it out here.

 

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United…WTF

United Airlines messed up BIG TIME.

This week United Airlines dragged a passenger off of an overbooked flight.

Here’s a brief rundown of the facts:

An United Airlines flight from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky was oversold by four seats. This error caused the airline to offer passengers $400, then $800 to voluntarily give up their seats and catch a later flight. Although a high incentive was offered, the airline didn’t find the four passengers to disembark the plane. Therefore, they resorted to selecting passengers and forcing them to give up their seats. One of the chosen passengers was a 69 year old doctor, Dr. David Dao. When Dao refused to give up his seat, law enforcement was called by the airline staff.  Officers forcibly dragged Dao off of the aircraft. Video of the incident shows Dao being slammed against an armrest, causing him to bleed from his mouth.  View the video here.

There are so many things wrong about this situation. I’ll list them.

  1. United f*cked up from the beginning. They oversold the flight. That isn’t the passengers fault. Not even a little bit. I understand that things happen, but you can’t kick someone off the plane because you messed up. Figure it out and be apologetic; not pushy and demanding.
  2. As a passenger, when I buy flight tickets, I select the flight that fits my schedule. If Dao wanted to be on a later flight, he would have selected that from the jump. He HAD STUFF TO DO!  I don’t blame him for wanting to keep his seat. I would be insulted and would totally feel targeted if I’m sitting in my seat and staff member pulled up like “Hey, get off the plane.”
  3. Dragging someone off a plane when they didn’t do anything wrong? Yall know what that sounds like to me? A LAWSUIT! Rightfully, Dao has retained a high power attorney who will fight to get his the coins he deserves!
  4. United’s CEO can save that weak apology. Initially he defended the staff, then after getting dragged on social media, decided that he owes the passenger an apology. Too little, too late.
  5.  I don’t have anything else, so SCREW UNITED.