Mass Shooting in Atlanta
On May 3, 2023, a mass shooting in midtown Atlanta took the life of one individual and wounded four. The tragic incident took place at the Northside Hospital Midtown medical office building. Deion Patterson, a veteran, has since been arrested for his role as the gunman.
“What his intent was, I can’t say. Was he lying in wait? Would he have done something out of desperation to get away? Who knows,” said Cobb County Police Chief Stuart VanHoozer at a press conference.
Charges Dropped Against Trey Songz as He Takes A Plea Deal
After accumulating a hefty rap sheet of assault charges over the last several years, singer Trey Songz (née Tremaine Neverson) has taken a plea deal in the case of his disorderly conduct at a bowling alley in New York. In November 2022, Songz was accused of physically assaulting a woman at a bowling alley. She claimed that she was dragged by the hair and had to visit a hospital to tend to her injuries. As a result of taking the deal, ten of the original charges against him have been dropped. The artist must take twelve anger management courses to compensate for his actions.
His attorney Mitchell Schuster said, "We appreciate the New York law enforcement and the District Attorney’s office for their comprehensive investigation and careful consideration of all evidence, which ultimately confirmed what we had known all along and resulted in the District Attorney’s office choosing not to pursue any of the original charges against our client."
Ed Sheeran Wins Lawsuit Over Usage of Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On"
In a highly anticipated outcome, pop singer Ed Sheeran was found not guilty of infringement in his song "Thinking Out Loud." According to CNN, the family of Ed Townsend, who co-wrote Marvin Gaye's popular hit “Let’s Get It On” accused Sheeran of plagiarism and was represented by civil rights attorney Ben Crump. Sheeran was reported saying, "it looks like I’m not having to retire from my day job after all."