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And Another One: Phoenix Police Officer Kills Unarmed Black Man

When will the madness end?  Just a day before an NYC grand jury decided against charging Daniel Pantaleo in the murder of Eric Garner, a Phoenix police officer has shot and killed Rumain Brisbon.

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Reports Vibe:

According to Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Trent Crump, two officers were investigating a burglary complaint Tuesday evening (Dec. 2) when a resident of a nearby apartment complex reported a drug deal inside of a parked Cadillac SUV.

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Former Heavyweight Boxer Ken Norton Sr. Dies at 70

Muhammad Ali (right) backs out of the way of a punch from Ken Norton during a heavyweight fight on Sept. 28, 1976 at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

Muhammad Ali (right) backs out of the way of a punch from Ken Norton during a heavyweight fight on Sept. 28, 1976 at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

Ken Norton Sr., a former heavyweight boxing champion who defeated Muhammad Ali in 1973, then lost in the rematch later that year, died Wednesday at a hospital in Arizona where he had been undergoing rehabilitation since suffering a stroke last year, according to his friend and manager Patrick Tenore. Norton was 70 and had congestive heart failure.

Norton broke Ali’s jaw in their initial fight, then lost at the Inglewood Forum in the rematch. Ali defeated Norton again in a decision at Yankee Stadium in New York in 1976.

In 1978, Norton won the World Boxing Council heavyweight championship when Leon Spinks chose not to fight him. He lost the title to Larry Holmes that June.

Norton finished with a record of 42-7-1 and 33 knockouts. He later went on to an acting career.

One of his sons, Ken Norton Jr., was a star linebacker at UCLA who played for the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL and now coaches for the Seattle Seahawks.

A complete obituary will follow here.

[via FoxSportsWest]

Suspect In Custody For Shooting At Nipsey Hussle Concert

A shooting took place at The Clubhouse in Arizona this past Friday where Nipsey Hussle was booked to perform.

According to Tempe, AZ police three gunman opened fire in the parking lot of The Clubhouse injuring 14 people, two of those victims were critically wounded.

The police believe the shooting was “gang related” and have a suspect in custody but are not releasing the identity of the individual for fear that it might hinder the investigation.

Two other suspects still remain at large. The unidentified suspect in custody is facing 13 counts of aggravated assault and one count of assisting a criminal street gang. Continue reading