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Convicted gang member claims to have beaten up jailed singer R Kelly

Convicted gang member claims to have beaten up jailed singer R Kelly

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R Kelly's lawyers want to question a convicted gang member who claims to have beaten up the jailed R&B singer in a Chicago prison cell.Jeremiah Farmer said in a court filing earlier this week that he attacked Kelly on 26 August in the Metropolitan Correctional Centre because he wanted to shed light on wrongdoing by the government in his own criminal case. On Friday, Kelly's laywers filed a motion in federal court to question Farmer under oath, according to the Chicago Tribune.Farmer, a member of the Latin Kings gang in Chicago, managed to slip away from an employee at the centre, enter a cell and repeatedly hit Kelly in the head, according to a US Bureau of Prisons report attached to Farmer's filing.A security officer used pepper spray to stop the attack. ...
El Salvador president denies negotiating with gang

El Salvador president denies negotiating with gang

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El Salvador President Nayib Bukele is denying a report that his government has been negotiating with one of the country’s most powerful gangs to lower the murder rate and win their support in mid-term elections in exchange for prison privilegesBy MARCOS ALEMAN Associated PressSeptember 4, 2020, 10:07 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleSAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- El Salvador President Nayib Bukele denied a report Friday that his government has been negotiating with one of the country’s most powerful gangs to lower the murder rate and win their support in mid-term elections in exchange for prison privileges.The allegation is highly sensitive in the Central American nation, where the gangs have terrorized people with extortion and killings for years. Multiple fo...
Gang Of Four guitarist Andy Gill dies, aged 64

Gang Of Four guitarist Andy Gill dies, aged 64

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Andy Gill, the founding member and guitarist of British post-punk band Gang Of Four, has died aged 64.The musician's scratchy, staccato riffs provided the band with their signature sound, and influenced the likes of Nirvana, Fugazi and Franz Ferdinand.His bandmates announced his death in a statement, saying: "Our great friend and supreme leader has died today".Gill had developed a "respiratory illness," after finishing an Asian tour with Gang Of Four last year, they said."This pain is the price of extraordinary joy, almost three decades with the best man in the world," wrote his wife, Catherine Mayer, on Twitter. "Andy's final tour in November was the only way ...
7 years after Delhi gang rape, brutal India attacks continue

7 years after Delhi gang rape, brutal India attacks continue

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In India, gruesome reports of rape and retaliatory killing are hauntingly familiar, and whether a report of rape rises above the din is largely determined by class and caste dynamicsBy EMILY SCHMALL Associated PressDecember 16, 2019, 10:10 AM5 min readNEW DELHI -- Days after an alleged gang-rape victim was set on fire, a note was left at the family home of an 18-year-old set to testify in her own case against a man she had accused of rape. “Consequences may be worse than what happened in Unnao,” the note read, alluding to the city in northern India where a woman was allegedly doused with gasoline and set ablaze by five men, including two she had accused of gang rape who were out on bail. The teen and her family took the note to police. The accused man was arrested in July 2018 on the rape...
Gang Starr: The bizarre story behind their final album

Gang Starr: The bizarre story behind their final album

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"Who'd have thought you'd be rhyming with ghosts?" J Cole asks himself, as he trades bars with the late rap legend Guru on Gang Starr's new single Family and Loyalty.The answer is complicated. Really complicated.Gang Starr were the Brooklyn rap group who set the bar for street-wise, sample-chopping, socially-conscious rap in the 1990s, with singles like Just To Get A Rep, Mass Appeal and Step In The Arena.But when their charismatic frontman Guru died in 2010 from a rare form of cancer, the chances of hearing the band's unreleased music appeared to have died along with him, with the star writing a letter from his deathbed that effectively cut his musical partner DJ Premier out of his legacy. "I do not wish my ex-DJ to have anythin...