**FERGUSON, MO(AP) — The white police officer who killed Michael Brown has resigned from the Ferguson Police Department, his attorney said Saturday, nearly four months after the fatal confrontation with the black 18-year-old that fueled protests in the St. Louis suburb and across the nation.
Darren Wilson, age 28, has been on administrative leave since the shooting on Aug. 9. His resignation was announced Saturday by one of his attorneys, Neil Bruntrager. The resignation is effective immediately, Bruntrager said.
**NEW YORK(AP) — An arbitrator Friday threw out Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension by the NFL for punching his then-fiancee and now wife in a hotel elevator, freeing him to play again. The NFL said Rice, a free agent, is “eligible to play upon signing a new contract.” Whether any team will consider signing him is another matter.
Former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones said Commissioner Roger Goodell’s decision in September to change Rice’s original suspension from two games to indefinite was “arbitrary” and an “abuse of discretion.”
**PHILADELPHIA --- Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed the death warrant for former Philadelphia rapper Cool C, who was involved in a bank robbery and shooting of a police officer in 1996.
The “Glamorous Life” rapper was convicted of first-degree murder after shooting nine-year police veteran Lauretha Vaird in the abdomen as he and two other men tried to rob a bank in the early morning as it opened.
Cool C, born Christopher Roney, has “maintained his innocence to date,” according to Philly.com’s Aubrey Whelan:
**TMZ has come under fire for their offensive headline on the recent death of former Washington, D.C., mayor Marion Barry. The gossip site wrote, “Marion Barry Crack Mayor Dead at 78,” to report the news of the influential leader's demise on Sunday.
Now, readers have started a petition via Change.org urging the site to apologize for and change the headline. “We want his legacy to be honored the right way,” the petition reads. “Show respect to his family, friends and supporters.” The petition has gathered over 12,500 signatures and counting.......
**ST. LOUIS, MO --- Expect some protesters across the country in some major cities come out on ..Black Friday... NOT TO SHOP!!!! -- But to block some of the entrance of costumers from entering these retail stores and malls to send a message that "Black Lives Do Matter", regarding the decision down in Ferguson.
The hours following the somber verdict ofDarren Wilson not being indicted for killing Michael Brown, an online poster quickly circulated through social media urging everyone, and specifically Black Americans, to boycott this upcoming Black Friday.
**In his first interview since fatally shooting Michael Brown on August 9, Darren Wilson told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that he had a “clean conscience” over the incident. Asked if he could have done anything different that day, Wilson simply said “no.”
Wilsontold the Good Morning America anchor that Brown was the aggressor from the very beginning and that he never surrendered with his hands up at any point as some witnesses have claimed.
The altercation started because Brown wouldn’t let him get out of his patrol car, Wilson said.
**(Yahoo.com) HE DID IT!!! Not that anyone was surprised that Alfonso aka Carlton Banks was gonna win the whole thing (as many people predicted that he has this wrapped up since day one), but he did. The wait is over!
Another Dancing With The Stars season is in the can, after a star-studded finale that featured one of the tightest races in the show’s history. And after a 10-year wait for a shot at the mirrorball trophy, actor Alfonso Ribeiro and his pro partner Witney Carson became the 19th winners of the celebrity ballroom competition.
**SAY WHAT? Fantasia Barrino Catching Hell from Fans for Working with Alleged Pedophile R.Kelly!! --- Yes, that's right, Fantasia is not concerned about R.Kelly's sexual past, she's only concerned about making hits --- In fact, Fantasia allegedly referred R.Kelly as her big brother for life and considers him as a godfather to her children --- And after Fantasia's fans found out she was in R.Kelly's private studio working on her new album (said to be largely produced by Kelly)
THEY WENT OFF --- Talking about what kind of mother is she, to feel comfortable enough to bring............
-- Well, if you recall, about 3 weeks ago, the public put 35 year old rapper THE GAME on blast for reportedly dating an 18 year old model who allegedly claims he took her virginity --- Yes, that's right, and apparently he listened, because this week he was spotted at a charity event all hugged up with that old THOT pocket Nicole Murphy (Eddie Murphy's gold digging ex-wife ).
Insiders say, THE GAME has known Nicole Murphy for many years and is trying to jump start a romance --- And other sources say, Nicole ain't really checking for THE GAME because.........
**FERGUSON, MO(AP) — Chaos returned to the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown — a decision that enraged protesters who set fire to buildings and cars and looted businesses in the area where the unarmed, black 18-year-old was fatally shot.
Monday night’s destruction appeared to be much worse than protests after August’s shootings, with more than a dozen businesses badly damaged or destroyed. Authorities reported hearing hundreds of gunshots, which for a time prevented fire crews from fighting the ......