Tampa, Florida rapper, 23-year-old Billy Bennett Adams III, better known as Ace NH, has been charged after killing 2 people in a recording studio.
What We Know:
- According to Complex, “Ace NH was arrested by officers from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office for two counts of premeditated first-degree murder with a firearm and one count of armed burglary of a structure.”
- Before the incident, the rapper arrived at a makeshift recording studio in a shed behind a home in the Lutz community where he was set to record a music video. At the end of the session, the rapper allegedly shot two men in what is being called a gang-related incident and fled the scene in his car. Officers are not releasing the names of the victims, but did confirm that one victim was a member of the Crips.
- In a statement for the Tampa Times, Sheriff Chad Chronister said, “Although the attack was clearly targeted, we will not allow gang-related disputes to disrupt the comfort and safety of innocent residents in any of our communities. It is clear that this suspect had no regard for human life, and now he will face the consequences for his actions.”
- Ace NH recently released two projects in October of 2020, titled Life Goes On and Paint Tha City. While pursuing his music career, he also held a part-time job working at the mall.
Two days after the shooting, Ace NH was apprehended. He is currently being held at the Orient Road Jail without bail.
Xzibit’s Weed Company Napalm Banned from L.A Dispensary Amid Anti-Asian Attacks
The rapper is currently facing criticism for allegedly naming his brand of cannabis after a chemical weapon.
What We Know:
- Napalm Cannabis has reminded critics of the chemical weapon used in firebombs in the Vietnam war. The firebombs killed an estimated one million innocent citizens in collateral damage. Napalm was also used against Japan in World War ll. The weapon was banned for use against civilians internationally by the U.N in 1980.
- Amid the rise of Asian hate crimes, the Napalm brand has struck a nerve with several customers of Higher Path dispensary in California. The brand was first announced in 2020 and was actually named after Xzibit’s 2012 album of the same name, Napalm. Xzibit’s other album titles include Weapons of Mass Destruction and Man vs. Machine. Xzibit has stated that he and the Napalm Cannabis brand team have plans to do many things for the community moving forward.
- Higher Path dispensary explained in a statement that they believed that the promotion of the Napalm product was “violent and ignorant.” Xzibit made a statement of his own, “We by no means acknowledge, justify, or feel as though we are promoting violence toward the Asian community. We stand with the Asian community.”
- Xzibit explained in detail via an Instagram post and additional statements that it was never his intention to offend anyone. Reports of Anti-Asian hate crimes rose nearly 150% in major U.S cities last year. New York saw the highest rise, followed by Boston and Los Angeles. Higher Path dispensary is located in Los Angeles.
It was strongly suggested and then proven that Xzibit had no intentions to hurt anybody. Still, in light of recent attacks on Asian-American people, it isn’t surprising how critical people have become over his brand. It remains unclear if the company is planning a name change, but it appears the entire incident is a misunderstanding.
New Autopsy Report Reveals 2004 Death of Alonzo Brooks Was a Homicide
The death of a Kansas man, whose body was found in 2004, was ruled a homicide according to a new report by a forensic examiner.
What We Know:
- A new federal investigation was opened in 2019 into the death of 23-year old Alonzo Brooks. As part of the investigation, authorities exhumed Brooks’ body and brought it to Dover Air Force base to perform an autopsy. The examiner determined it was a homicide by focusing on parts of the body not consistent with normal decomposition.
- Acting U.S. Attorney Duston Slinkard noted that Brooks had died under mysterious circumstances. He continued, stating “This new examination by a team of the world’s best forensic pathologists and experts establishes it was no accident. Alonzo Brooks was killed.” The new investigation is focused on determining whether Brooks was the victim of a hate crime.
- Brooks was last seen alive at a house party in rural La Cygne, Kansas on April 3rd, 2004. He was one of three Black men at the party, which over 100 people attended. Brooks came to the party with friends, but when they left before him, Brooks was left without a ride home. His family then contacted police after Brooks failed to come home the next day, according to NBC.
- Brooks had been missing for a month when his family organized a search party. His body was found in a creek on May 1st, partially atop a pile of bushes. Because significant time had passed between his death and initial autopsy, officials at the time were unable to determine a cause of death.
The mystery surrounding Brooks’ death gained renewed attention after it was featured in the Netflix reboot of Unsolved Mysteries. The title of the episode was “No Ride Home.”
US Capitol Suspect Identified as Noah Green, 25-year-old Indiana Man
The person responsible for driving a car into a security barricade at the U.S. Capitol has been identified.
What We Know:
- The incident occurred last Friday at around 1 p.m., leaving one Capitol Police officer dead and another injured after 25-year-old Noah Green rammed a car into the two officers at a checkpoint outside the U.S. Capitol. Video shows Green exiting the vehicle wielding a knife.
- Authorities stated that Green failed to respond to verbal commands and lunged at officers with the knife. Despite Congress members’ absence due to spring recess, the suspect was shot by police and taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
- Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman identified the fallen police officer as William “Billy” Evans, an 18-year-veteran of the force and a member of the Capitol Division’s First Responder’s Unit.
“I just ask that the public continue to keep U.S. Capitol police and their families in your prayers. This has been an extremely difficult time for U.S. Capitol police after the events of Jan. 6, and now the events that have occurred here today,” Pittman said.
- D.C. Metropolitan Police reported that the crime did not “appear to be terrorism-related.” Facebook posts from Green’s now-deleted account revealed he was struggling in the last few years and described himself as a follower of the Nation of Islam and relied on his faith to keep him going.
- “To be honest, these past few years have been tough, and these past few months have been tougher,” he wrote. “I have been tried with some of the biggest, unimaginable tests in my life. I am currently now unemployed after I left my job partly due to afflictions, but ultimately, in search of a spiritual journey.”
President Joe Biden sent his condolences to the officer’s family, stating, “We know what a difficult time this has been for the Capitol, everyone who works there, and those who protect it,” the president said.
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