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R. Kelly Jail Beating Went Down While No Guard ‘Raised A Finger’ Says Legal Team

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*We’re hearing more about that attack that R. Kelly experienced back in August.

A recently released video shows the the jailed singer being punched by another inmate and that not one guard intervened or evenraised a finger” to help him until the attack was well underway.

In a new court filing. Kelly’s legal team asserts that the singer, who is being held at the Chicago Metropolitan Correctional Center on federal sex abuse charges, was assaulted in August by Jeremiah Farmer, who had punched Kelly repeatedly to get media attention for himself, according to a CNN report.

The August assault left Kelly with “significant physical and psychological injuries,” the filing said. As of this posting, his lawyers have not released the video, however.

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Eventually, a guard, identified by center officials as “D. Szyhowski,” ordered Farmer to stop beating Kelly and sprayed Farmer with pepper spray, CNN reported, citing a Bureau of Prison report.

In their filing on Friday (10-16-20), Kelly’s attorneys wrote that Farmer “roamed a great distance within the MCC before carrying out that act, without any opposition.

“An unresolved issue remains as to whether MCC personnel encouraged, and then allowed, a beating of Mr. Kelly to take place. That alone merits an evidentiary hearing.”

Kelly is facing federal and state charges in Illinois, including child pornography and aggravated criminal sexual abuse, and federal charges in New York, including racketeering and sex trafficking. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

 

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Iowa Mother (Eloise Chairs) Shot Dead in Front of Her Five Children Inside Chuck E. Cheese

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*(Via Daily Mail) – A mother-of-five was shot dead inside a busy Chuck E. Cheese after she got into an argument with another mother over her son’s snatched card game.

Eloise Chairs, 29, from Illinois, died Sunday following an argument with another mother, whose friend allegedly pulled out a gun and shot her.

“Eloise always put her children first,’ a sister, Christena Chairs, told WQAD. ‘Eloise was shot in front of her children, blood covering them all.”

In a family restaurant designed to host children’s birthday parties and other festive occasions, Chairs argued with another mother after her son’s card game was taken, family said.

Treshonda M. Pollion, 24, a friend of the other mother, then allegedly pulled out a gun and shot Chairs. Pollion fled the fast-food restaurant after the shooting, police said.

A bullet struck Chairs in the shoulder, hitting a main artery and causing her to bleed out, family told WQAD.

Police who arrived at the scene found her unresponsive.

The mother of five was rushed to Genesis Medical Center East, where she died.

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Immediately after the shooting, families were allowed to leave the Chuck E. Cheese in groups, some pushing strollers festooned with balloons, reported the Quad-City Times. The restaurant remains closed.

The next day police captured Pollion in Rock Island County in Illinois, across the Mississippi River from Davenport. She waived extradition to Iowa, according to the Times.

Get the rest of this story at DailyMail.

 

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Breonna Taylor Grand Juror Calls Proceedings A ‘Betrayal’ in Exclusive Interview / WATCH

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*In a “CBS This Morning” exclusive, two grand jurors in the Breonna Taylor case told co-host Gayle King that prosecutors from the Kentucky attorney general’s office never presented  grand jurors with the option to consider indicting officers on more serious charges for Taylor’s death.

In addition they described what they say happened during the grand jury proceedings and how they felt blindsided by public comments from the Kentucky attorney general.

Last month the Kentucky attorney general told a local Fox affiliate, “If the jurors wanted to make an assessment about different charges they could have done that.”

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– Juror #2: “They didn’t give us the charges up front…when they gave us all of that testimony, over 20-somethin’ hours, and then to say that these are the only charges that they’re coming up with, it’s like, ‘Well, what did we just sit through?’ And then to be told that, we’re not chargin’ them– with anything else…To me, it was a betrayal.”

– Juror #2: “They never gave us the opportunity to deliberate on anything but the charges for Hankison. That was it. As a matter of fact, when they announced that there were the only charges, it was a uproar in that room….There were several more charges that could have gone forward on all of those officers or at least the 3 shooters.”

– Attorney Kevin Glogower: “From a legal perspective, it looked like they weren’t following the grand jurors and they only wanted the grand jurors to follow them, which is contrary to the actual rule.”

– Juror #1 on Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s press conference: “When he stated that there were six possible murder charges and that the grand jury had agreed that those didn’t apply. The first time I heard the word, “six possible murder charges,” was in that news conference.”

– Juror #2:  “I really felt that this was all Cameron. This was up to him. We didn’t get a choice in that at all. So I was livid….by the time I heard what he was sayin’, everything that came out of his mouth, I was sayin’, “Liar.” ‘Cause we didn’t agree to anything. We never met Cameron.”

– Juror #1 on Breonna Taylor’s mother: “I have no idea how she feels, I can only imagine. But I needed her to know that– again, to what Number Two was saying, that is that we tried. We were only allowed to decide on what they gave to us.”

– Juror #1 on staying anonymous: “Mainly for my family’s safety. There’s people out there that don’t agree with what we’re doing. Most people do, but there’s a few out there that probably don’t. And I just as soon keep it that way.”

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Keith Raniere: Leader of NXIVM Cult Gets 120 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking [VIDEO]

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*The leader of the NXIVM sex cult has been sentenced to 120 years in prison.

Keith Raniere used NXIVM as a self-help workshop to force at least over a dozen women and teen girls to have sex with him. His alleged crimes ar documented in the HBO series “The Vow,” which was recently picked up for a second season.

Raniere was found guilty of federal sex trafficking and racketeering charges back in June 2019, PEOPLE reports.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of New York announced the sentence on Twitter.

“For both my mom and I, this case has been more than personal,” said alleged victim India Oxenberg, whose mother is “Dynasty” actress Catherine Oxenberg. “It’s also reassured my faith in the justice system which protects human rights and holds not only the perpetrators accountable for their crimes — but also those who financially support and enable them. I hope that this case, and others, such as Jeffrey Epstein, Harvey Weinstein, R. Kelly’s, help to change the laws in the US to protect people against coercion and the abuses of power.”

READ MORE: Seagram Heiress Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Her ‘Predator’ Role in NXIVM Sex Cult

Raniere’s sentencing comes weels after an heir to the Seagram’s liquor fortune was sentenced to a little over six years in prison for her role in the NXIVM sex-cult.

Clare Bronfman, 41, is accused of using her fortune to silence victims of Raniere. 

NXIVM is a self-described personal and professional development program, which Bronfman first joined in 2003 to help her find purpose in her overly privileged life. She ultimately moved up to the group’s executive board, while female members were allegedly coerced into sexual slavery.

Several women testified how they obeyed their “masters,” and were pressured to have sex with Raniere. They were even branded with his initials as well as those of Raniere’s puppet, “Smallville” actress Allison Mack.

Bronfman, who reportedly spent at least $116 million on the organization, pled guilty to two charges in connection to identity theft and immigration fraud. 

Mack, a co-defendant in the case, pleaded guilty to racketeering charges before the start of the trial. 

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