Former NBA All-Star Shawn Kemp Arrested for Drive-By Shooting
Former NBA player Shawn Kemp has been arrested on felony charges for his involvement in a drive-by shooting. The shooting took place near Seattle, Washington and Kemp was booked into a Pierce County jail Wednesday night. Today, he is set to be released by 9 pm with no immediate charges. According to NBC News, a person is seen arguing with a driver on the road before one person lifted their arm to ring out gunshots.
Kemp played for the the Seattle SuperSonics which is now the Oklahoma City Thunder. He was the 17th overall pick in the 1989 NBA Draft and played a total of 14 seasons in the league.
Mexican Cartel Apologizes for the Kidnapping of Four Black Americans
As reported by AP News, a Mexican drug cartel sent a letter that apologized for the kidnapping of four Black Americans. Received by the Tamaulipas state law enforcement, a fraction of the Gulf cartel apologized to the residents of Matamoros where the altercation took place. They additionally turned over five individuals who were responsible for the incident.
“We have decided to turn over those who were directly involved and responsible in the events, who at all times acted under their own decision-making and lack of discipline,” said the letter. Two of the four who had been kidnapped were found dead.
DOJ Shares Findings on Louisville Metro Police Department
In light of Breonna Taylor's unjust death at the hands of Louisville police in 2020, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has release a lengthy report on the state of the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD). The report exposed animalistic practices executed by the LMPD and their patterns of targeting Black people in particular.
"LMPD cites people for minor offenses, like wide turns and broken taillights, while serious crimes like sexual assault and homicide go unsolved. Some officers demonstrate disrespect for the people they are sworn to protect. Some officers have videotaped themselves throwing drinks at pedestrians from their cars; insulted people with disabilities; and called Black people ‘monkeys,’ ‘animal,’ and ‘boy,'" stated the report. President Biden shared that this report was long overdue.