UK NEWS: WOMAN KILLED BY PRISON VAN IN BRIXTON NAMED, FORMER PARTNER SPEAKS OF HIS GRIEF

Naomi dancing at last year’s Brixton Splash The former partner of Naomi Benjamin, who died when she fell under a prison van, has spoken of his grief. Dicky Lawrence is the father of Naomi’s 10-year-old daughter and said he has not been able to stop crying since the tragic collision in the centre of Brixton on Tuesday. Friends have told how the 34-year-old mum struggled to cope with the pressures of life and had turned to alcohol to ease her pain. Dicky []

QUOTE OF THE DAY: NICOLE PAULTRE BELL (SEAN BELL’S FIANCEE)

“They killed Sean all over again. That’s what it felt like to us. Yesterday, they — the justice system — let me down. I gave them the benefit of the doubt. I’m still praying for justice because it’s not over. It’s far from over.” (Sean Bell’s fiancee Nicole Paultre Bell speaks to supporters at a rally organised by Rev. Al Sharpton, which took place today – April 26th). I cannot believe that this trial went ahead without a jury. The BLATANT injustice here beggers disbelief.   []

PICS OF THE DAY: THE MTV AUSTRALIA AWARDS 2008

The MTV Australia Awards took place today (April 26th) at the Australian Technology Park, Redfern in Sydney Australia.  Rapper/actress Eve, UK rapper Dizzee Rascal, Wyclef Jean, 50 Cent and Leona Lewis all attended the ceremony. Photographs: WireImage

POLICE ACQUITTED OVER SEAN BELL SHOOTING.

A judge in New York has acquitted three police officers who shot dead an unarmed man hours before his wedding. Sean Bell, 23, was shot as he was leaving a party at a strip club in the suburb of Queens in November 2006. Two detectives, Michael Oliver and Gescard Isnora, faced charges of manslaughter. A third, Marc Cooper, had been accused of reckless endangerment.  Continue Reading…. I knew it.. I just knew those murderers would get off scott free. Sean Bell’s family []

BREAKING NEWS: WESLEY SNIPES RECEIVES 3 YEAR PRISON SENTENCE

Hollywood actor Wesley Snipes has received a three year prison sentence for tax offences. A federal judge handed down the maximum term requested by prosecutors – one year for each of Snipes’ convictions of wilfully failing to file a tax return. Snipes’ lawyers had called for leniency, arguing that the offences were misdemeanours and that the star was of good character. But prosecutors said an example should be set because of Snipes’ fame. In February, Snipes was found guilty of deliberately failing []