Former Minnesota Officer Who Fatally Shot Daunte Wright To Be Released
After serving 16 months in prison for killing Daunte Wright, former Minnesota police officer Kim Potter will be released from prison on Monday, April 24, 2023. She’ll serve an additional 8 months on supervised release.
For her protection, Potter will be monitored when she is officially released, the Minnesota Department of Corrections said in a statement.
"We will quickly adjust and alter our release procedures if we obtain information that indicates there is a credible threat to Kim Potter’s safety or the safety of others," the department’s statement read.
Colin Kaepernick To Pay for Autopsy in Georgia Jail Death
Attorney Ben Crump announced that Colin Kaepernick will pay for an independent autopsy of Lashawn Thompson, a Georgia jail inmate who died last year while covered in insects. A staunch advocate for social justice, the former NFL quarterback personally reached out to Thompson’s family to offer his services.
“We want to thank Colin Kaepernick for helping this family get to the truth and soon," Crump said at a news conference.
In September 2022, Thompson died after being held at the psychiatric wing of the jail for around three months. Following his passing, the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office ruled that the cause of his death was "undetermined.” Thompson’s family believes that the deplorable conditions of the jail contributed to his passing.
Martin Lawrence Receives Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
A host of celebrities and well-wishers came out to salute comedy legend and EBONY July 2022 cover star Martin Lawrence who received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today.
During his acceptance speech, Lawrence spoke about how the prestigious honor moved him.
"I've been crying all week so I figured if I had my glasses on today, maybe y'all won't see the tears," Lawrence said in his speech. "But they're most definitely tears of joy. I'm thankful for the love that I give out and I'm just feeling that I'm getting it back. If I can pass one thing on to those coming after me, it would be to board your dream bus with confidence, grace, and humility and ride it until the wheels fall off!"
Tracy Morgan, Tichina Arnold, Lynn Whitfield and Steve Harvey were all in attendance to pay homage to the legendary actor.