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EarHustle411 Funny Bone: Muppet Rowlf Slams Biz Markie’s Hit ” Just A Friend” [Video]

EarHustle411 and the writing staff is always down for a good laugh and we are avid music fans. We’ve said it before and it really is quite true, if an artist and their music is covered by The Muppets…YOU HAVE ARRIVED!!

Rowlf the Dog with his floppy ears and curly brown fur, killed the competition with his rendition of the famed Hip Hop Artist Biz Markie’s “Just A Friend”:

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EarHustle411 gives Rowlf the Dog five Thumbs Up Awards…Kudos Rowlf!!

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Rowlf, do your thang!!! Biz Markie would be so proud…who knows may the powers that be at Jim Henson’s Workshop will think about releasing a “greatest hits!!!”

Source: YouTube

Metoya Monroe Says Her Greek Organization “The Deltas” Were The Ones Who Sent Her The Information On The Casting For Sorority Sisters

Metoya Monroe Says Her Greek Organization "The Deltas" Were The Ones Who Sent Her The Information On The Casting For Sorority Sisters

 

Per Sister 2 Sister Magazine, Metoya Monroe from Vh1’s “Sorority Sisters” has a lot to say about her experience on the show after Delta Sigma Theta expelled her from the organization.

In the interview she says that her chapter sent her the information to try out for the show. She also talks about her initiation into an undergraduate chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, being isolated by her line sisters, and what’s next for the reality star.

She goes on to say that though they will never admit it, some of her line sisters even considered doing the show.

theJasmineBRAND.com: What were you doing in terms of your career before reality tv?

Metoya: Actually, the same thing I’m doing now. I am a critical project manager. I work for a contract agency. I manage clinical trials. I’ve been working in that business now going on 8 years.

theJasmineBRAND.com: How were you actually casted for the show?

Metoya: Interestingly enough I got an email from my chapter. The Deltas actually informed me of the casting of the show. I still have the email from the organization. They sent it out to everyone in the chapter about a new show coming out.

theJasmineBRAND.com: Your undergrad chapter sent a mass email out to everyone in your chapter about the casting?

Metoya: Yes ma’am. 2 years ago I think June 13th.

theJasmineBRAND.com: Do you think that you were edited fairly?

Metoya: I do, I’m real real. I don’t like the blame and editing. I don’t personally so I feel like I was edited the way that Metoya is and I don’t even have anything bad to say about it.

theJasmineBRAND.com: Did the network tell you why they decided to abruptly end the show?

Metoya: Yeah, they did. It was mainly because people were judging the book on the first chapter instead of reading the whole book. So they thought that it would be best if they put the entire product out while they could. Which I appreciated that instead of actually just cancelling it. You know, just dump the rest of the story. I appreciated them for allowing our whole story to be seen by the world.

theJasmineBRAND.com: Did you all receive death threats?

Metoya: That is very true. Some of them were other greeks. Mostly they were greeks, people who were non-greeks didn’t really get why people were so upset.

theJasmineBRAND.com: Do you have any plans to try and fight their decision?

Metoya: To be honest with you, no. That’s because I tend to look at things a lot differently. God knew this would happen before it did and I know that everything happens for a reason. He had this happen for a reason. What that is I don’t know, but I always trust in him. I know I’ve been blessed because of that. I still look at this as an opportunity. It was a blessing to open up eyes and doors to many other things.

 

 

Source: Sister2Sister

Texas Police Fatally Shoot Armed 17 Year Old Kristiana Coignard Outside Police Station

Texas Police Fatally Shoot Armed 17 Year Old Kristiana Coignard Outside Police Station

Three Texas police officers have been placed on administrative leave following the shooting of a 17-year-old girl allegedly “brandishing a weapon” last Thursday.

Kristiana Coignard was fatally shot in the lobby of the Longview Police Department after she arrived at the station asking to speak to an officer.

She was shot four times. Little is known about Coignard’s motives, if any, or the details surrounding her death. Family members told Think Progress that the teenager has been dealing with mental illness since the death of her mother at age 4.

The incident, at this point, is shrouded in mystery. Officials could not “confirm the type of weapon Coignard brandished at the officers.” Beyond the alleged, unspecified weapon, virtually no details about the events that immediately preceded Coignard’s death have been released.

Coignard was living in Longview with her Aunt, Heather Robertson. In an interview with ThinkProgress, Robertson raised questions about the circumstances of Coignard’s death. “I think it was a cry for help. I think they could have done something. They are grown men. I think there is something they are not telling us.”

Robertson said that her niece had been struggling with mental illness, including depression and bipolar disorder, since her mother died when she was four. She had been hospitalized twice in recent years after suicide attempts. One time, she tried to hang herself. Another time, she drank toilet bowl cleaner. Since arriving in Longview in December, Coignard had been taking medication and regularly seeing a therapist. She had no criminal record and “was only violent with herself, ” Robertson said.

A video of the shooting exists, Longview police told Coignard’s grandmother Holly McGuire. It has not been made available.

Coignard’s shooting raises questions about how police deal with mentally ill persons — last year, police were involved in a handful of shootings or excessive force cases that left mentally ill individuals dead, including 37-year-old Tanisha Anderson, the schizophrenic Cleveland woman who died after she was slammed to the ground by an officer.

 

 

Source: Global Grind

21-Year Old Julian Cole Still In Vegestative State After Having Neck Broken During 2013 Arrest

21 Year Old Still In Vegestative State After Having Neck Broken During 2013 Arrest

The family of a 21-year-old athlete left with a broken neck after he was detained by police 20 months ago have spoken publicly for the first time, complaining they are no clearer about what happened.

Julian Cole is in a vegetative state following his arrest outside a nightclub in Bedford in May 2013. His brother Claudius has condemned the lack of progress by the Independent Police Complaints Commission in its investigation into the incident, and said he has been inspired by US campaigners to speak out.

Six Bedfordshire police officers are under criminal investigation and have been questioned over potential offences of grievous bodily harm and misconduct in public office. They are believed to deny wrongdoing and have not been suspended from duty. Two door staff from the club have also been questioned over potential GBH.

Cole’s family say the IPCC has told them it believes at this stage that the police were responsible.

Claudius Cole said: “When the IPCC took over the investigation we hoped that we would learn the truth. Twenty months on, we feel that the IPCC investigation has ground to a halt, the police officers are not being held to account ​and we are left without answers while we care for Julian – whose life has been destroyed.”

Cole, a sports science student at Bedfordshire University, had a so-called hangman’s fracture, with experts saying considerable force was used on his neck while his head was pulled back. Investigators are considering if officers were responsible for breaking his neck and, if so, whether it amounts to an act of misconduct or criminality.

The family claim police initially tried to mislead them in the immediate aftermath. They say one officer told them Cole was talking after his arrest, but that this would be impossible with a severed spinal cord. Another allegedly said Cole was drunk. He had consumed alcohol but tests show he was not drunk and was under the drink-drive limit.

“Bedfordshire police tried to cover up what their officers did to Julian by alleging that Julian was conscious and ‘chatty’ in the back of the police van,” Claudius Cole added.

21-Year Old Julian Cole Still In Vegestative State After Having Neck Broken During 2013 Arrest

The Coles, who are black, say they have been inspired to campaign by black families in the US who complain of excessive police force. Claudius Cole said: “I think the police may have behaved the same here as in the US – it is the same type of behaviour, it hasn’t been as well publicised. Julian did not need six officers to pin him down – he is only 5ft 5in and was unarmed – excessive force used is just the same. There are questions to ask about whether there may be a​ racial element to how they treated Julian.​”

On Monday evening, the Cole family take part in a “solidarity event” at the House of Commons with families from Ferguson, Missouri, where violent protests took place after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown last August.

Julian Cole was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence. The case was dropped because of his condition.

The incident happened when Cole returned to Elements nightclub to ask for a refund after he and friends were asked to leave. Door staff seized him before police took hold of him. CCTV captures some of the incident but not the part where Cole apparently lost consciousness. He reappears on CCTV handcuffed and being carried by officers into a police van.

Cole is now in a care home and his family are devastated. Claudius Cole said he had wanted Julian to be his best man last summer. Instead, pictures of his younger brother were projected at the wedding and family and friends went to visit him at the home.

The IPCC said: “Our investigators updated the Cole family just before Christmas, apologised for the length of time taken and gave reassurances over the latest timescales. Additional IPCC staff have now been allocated to this investigation to ensure it is completed as soon as possible.

“Six officers have been interviewed under criminal caution for misconduct in public office and grievous bodily harm. The IPCC also took over the criminal investigation into two door staff who were also interviewed under criminal caution for grievous bodily harm. A decision on whether to refer the case to the CPS will be taken upon completion of the report.”

In a statement, Bedfordshire police said: “We continue to follow a national syllabus and standards of training, all which are approved by the College of Policing; this includes the safe restraint and control of detainees.” It said it was awaiting the IPCC’s findings. “This was a complex set of circumstances involving a number of people. It would be inappropriate to apportion blame to any individual while there is an ongoing investigation.”

 

 

Source: The Gurardian

Former Mayor Calls 911 To Report A Robbery, Police Show Up, Beat and Arrest Her Instead

Former Mayor Calls 911 To Report A Robbery, Police Show Up, Beat and Arrest Her Instead

Kinloch, Missouri – Theda Wilson, the former mayor of a Missouri town says that she was assaulted by police after she called 911 to report a burglary in her apartment complex.

“In the back of my apartment I called 9-1-1 thinking they were going to help,” Wilson said.

Unfortunately, “help” is rarely what actually arrives when the police are called, as Wilson soon found out.

As the police arrived, Wilson approached them and let them know that a suspicious person was seen going in and out of a nearby building. That is when police told her that she was under arrest, and instead of explaining anything they moved to physically apprehend her.

Naturally, not knowing why she was being arrested she resisted their physical contact and was assaulted as a result. After the scuffle Wilson took photos of bruises on her face and arms.

An eyewitness said, “The three officers wrestled her to the ground. That did not need to happen.”

Former Mayor Calls 911 To Report A Robbery, Police Show Up, Beat and Arrest Her Instead

Wilson was taken to a nearby hospital in an ambulance and treated her for the injuries inflicted during the scuffle. Although Wilson was not taken to prison, she was formally arrested and released on her own recognizance from the hospital.

Captain Dan Clyne of the Bel-Ridge Police Department told reporters that the police officers did what they had to do to get handcuffs on her, and that he was told that she was resisting arrest. However, they should need an actual reason to arrest someone before they charge them with resisting arrest.

Well, they are not supposed to beat anybody. I’m told that they attempted to place you in handcuffs and you resisted. They got you in handcuffs, you were placed in a car, and a far as they were concerned, they thought it was done,” Captain Dan Clyne said.

During the encounter, Wilson demanded that the officers read her rights, but the officers refused and informed her that they were actually not required to do that.

 

 

Source: Thefreethoughtproject.com

Source: John Vibes

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