Archive for July, 2013

Action Bronson and Big Body Bes “Water Sports”

Posted in 1 on July 27, 2013 by bobbybounce

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Action Bronson and producer Harry Fraud bring their chemistry together once again on their brand new recording. Dive in.

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New Music: Big Noyd, Ali Vegas & Nature “Southside”

Posted in 1 on July 23, 2013 by bobbybounce

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In support of Deep Concept Media’s mixtape, Opportunity Knox Vol. 2, a few vets from the game rep their Jamaica, Queens ground to the fullest.

#HipHopMusic #Salute

LIONESS Official Video – Yasmine Amari

Posted in 1 on July 23, 2013 by bobbybounce

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#ShoutOut #Australia #London #SupportGoodMusic

From the new album R.E.A.L. #YasmineAmari #OutNow #Support

New Music: Troy Ave “Hot Out”

Posted in 1 on July 22, 2013 by bobbybounce

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It’s been hot out all week. And to beat the heat, Troy Ave hooks up with Scram Jones on this new track. Troy’s New York City coming soon.

‘The Bomber’: Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev makes cover of Rolling Stone

Posted in 1 on July 18, 2013 by bobbybounce

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has made the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

Boldly labeled “The Bomber,” the teenaged Boston Marathon bombing suspect’s portrait is splashed across the upcoming August issue’s cover — usually reserved for rock stars and celebrities.

“How a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam and became a monster,” the cover’s caption reads while showing him shaggy haired and unshaven in sepia-toned shading.

Tens of thousands of people and at least four retail chains have since vowed to boycott the magazine since it unveiled the controversial cover with many calling its decision “shameful,” “sickening” and “glorifying” of an accused killer and terrorist.

Feeling the backlash, Rolling Stone editors released a statement Wednesday recognizing the victims of the Boston bombing while attempting to explain why they put the 19-year-old on its cover.

“The cover story we are publishing this week falls within the traditions of journalism and Rolling Stone’s long-standing commitment to serious and thoughtful coverage of the most important political and cultural issues of our day,” the magazine said. “The fact that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is young, and in the same age group as many of our readers, makes it all the more important for us to examine the complexities of this issue and gain a more complete understanding of how a tragedy like this happens.”

The editors didn’t directly address why they selected the picture of Tsarnaev.

More than 11,000 people have additionally stormed the magazine’s direct Facebook page with angry comments and hundreds of others have slammed a related article on the magazine’s website — some vowing to cancel their subscriptions.

RELATED: TSARNAEV PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Gov. Deval Patrick are among the latest to vilify the cover with Menino calling it “disgraceful” and promising to contact the publisher directly.

“Why would we want to heroize this guy? He’s a terrorist. We don’t want him in our neighborhoods. We don’t want him on magazines. We don’t want him anywhere,” Menino told WHDH.

Patrick mutually deplored it.

“The cover is out of taste,” he told the station.
#RollingStoneMagazine #Boycott #Terrorist

Pete Rock & Camp Lo ft. Uncle Murda – Clean Getaway

Posted in 1 on July 17, 2013 by bobbybounce

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In support of their collaborative project, 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s 2, Pete Rock and Camp Lo make their getaway with Uncle Murda on their latest release. Tape drops July 30. #HipHop

George Zimmerman found not guilty

Posted in 1 on July 14, 2013 by bobbybounce

trayvon-martin-2012-03-20-300x300 SANFORD, Fla.–George Zimmerman, the man accused of murdering Trayvon Martin, was found not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter on Saturday.

The verdict is the culmination of a case that captured the nation’s attention and will undoubtedly be imprinted in America’s history. The not guilty verdict means the jury of six women found that Zimmerman justifiably used deadly force and reasonably believed that such force was “necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm” to himself — Florida’s definition of self-defense.

Zimmerman showed no emotion as the verdict was read. After the verdict was read, he smiled slightly and shook hands with one of his lawyers.

The women decided Zimmerman didn’t “intentionally commit an act or acts that caused death” or demonstrate a “depraved mind without regard for human life” –Florida’s definitions of manslaughter and second degree murder, respectively.

In a press conference after the verdict was read, lead prosecutor Bernie De la Rionda said, “I am disappointed in the verdict but I respect it. We accept the jury’s verdict.”

“It means there was reasonable doubt,” said Susan Constantine, a jury consultant and body language expert who attended Zimmerman’s trial regularly. “They just could not put the pieces together.”

The case has gripped the nation since the shooting happened on Feb. 26, 2012. Police initially did not charge Zimmerman with a crime, citing Florida’s “stand-your-ground” law, which allows someone who believes they are in imminent danger to take whatever steps are necessary to protect themselves.

Protests ensued in several cities, including New York, by supporters of Trayvon’s family. Many protesters voiced the opinion that Trayvon was targeted and killed for racial reasons. Trayvon was black and Zimmerman is Hispanic.

“You have a little black boy who was killed,” said Benjamin Crump, an attorney for the parents of Trayvon. “It’s going to be reported in history books and 50 years from now, our children will talk about Trayvon Martin’s case like we talk about Emmett Till.”

Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black young man, was tortured, grossly disfigured and murdered in 1995 in Mississippi after being accused of flirting with a white woman.

In Zimmerman’s case, State Attorney Angela Corey stepped in and charged Zimmerman with murder on April 11, 2012. Prosecutors however never argued that Zimmerman racially profiled the teen and instead said the teen was profiled as a criminal.

The five-week trial of Zimmerman, held in the same Florida city where Trayvon was killed, brought the facts of the case under a nationally televised spotlight, with every moment captured on camera. More than 50 witnesses testified and on the first day of deliberation requested a list of the plethora of evidence that lawyers presented.

Some of the items include several statements Zimmerman gave to police, Trayvon’s autopsy report and photos of both Zimmerman’s injuries and Trayvon’s body. Witnesses included forensic experts who testified about the angle in which Trayvon was shot, the position Zimmerman’s gun may have been in, and where DNA and blood was found.

Other witnesses offered conflicting statements about how the fight happened, who had the upper hand when Zimmerman shot and who was screaming for help in a 911 call recording.

Eyewitness Jonathan Good said he saw Trayvon on top of and striking Zimmerman moments before the teen was shot. While Selma Mora, who lived a couple of houses down from Good, said Zimmerman was on top and told her to call the police.

A 911 call recorded screams and the fatal gunshot moments before the shooting. Who was screaming was a critical question before the jury.

The defense called nine people — including both of Zimmerman’s parents — to testify that the screams belonged to Zimmerman. Both of Trayvon’s parents and his brother all said Trayvon was screaming moments before he was shot.

In at times riveting detail, prosecutors tried their best to convince jurors that Zimmerman was a killer who “tracked” Trayvon, an innocent teenager, and murdered him before police arrived.

“That child had every right to be afraid of a strange man following him,” prosecutor John Guy told jurors before they began deliberations. “This case isn’t about standing your ground. It’s about staying in your car.”

Fellow prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda focused heavily on the state’s theory that Zimmerman, frustrated by recent burglaries in his neighborhood, profiled Trayvon as a criminal and choose to take the law in his own hand.

“A teenager is dead, and he’s dead through no fault of his own,” de la Rionda said to jurors. “He’s dead because another man made an assumption.”

The majority of legal experts USA TODAY interviewed however said the prosecution had a weak case based largely on circumstantial evidence. Some said the state could possibly succeed if they appealed to the emotions of jurors. However, sympathy was not supposed to play a part in the verdict and defense attorneys reminded jurors of that fact repeatedly.

Mark O’Mara, an attorney for George Zimmerman cast Trayvon as the aggressor saying the teen may have been charged with aggravated battery had he survived the shooting. Trayvon, instead of going home, likely hid, waited for Zimmerman and confronted him, the lawyer said.

“Trayvon Martin came towards George Zimmerman,” O’Mara said. ‘”That is not an unarmed teenager.’

O’Mara explained saying Trayvon used his fists and a concrete sidewalk to threaten great bodily harm.

He also focused on what he said was the state’s failure to prove Zimmerman did anything legally wrong. “Where is one shred of evidence to support the absurdity that they are trying to have you buy?” O’Mara asked pointedly in his closing statement to the jury.

Elizabeth Parker, a former prosecutor who is now a criminal defense attorney in Palm Beach, Fla., said the defense did a good job of humanizing Zimmerman .

“The defense did a phenomenal job of presenting their case through the state’s witnesses,” Parker said. “They were able to get George Zimmerman’s testimony in through several witnesses –sparing him from having to undergo vigorous cross-examination by these bulldog prosecutors.”

One such is example was the testimony of Sanford police officer Christopher Serino, called by the state and later the defense, Parker said. Serino agreed with prosecutors that Zimmerman may have been profiling Trayvon but said no physical evidence or witness statements contradicted Zimmerman’s claim of self-defense and that the medical examiner’s report supported Zimmerman’s version of events.

Still, Valerie Houston, pastor of Allen Chapel AME Church in Sanford, said she hoped Zimmerman was convicted because he followed Trayvon and initiated the events leading up to the shooting. Many meetings in support of Trayvon and his family were held in her church and Houston joined those who early on asked for Zimmerman to be arrested.

“I feel that he’s guilty,” Houston said. “If he’s not found guilty people will be disappointed–the African American community for sure.”

Now that the verdict is in, people who share Houston’s views will have to accept that the justice system believes Zimmerman is innocent.

However, despite now being a free man, Jose Baez, a Florida criminal defense attorney, said Zimmerman will likely go into hiding and be unable to live a normal life for some time.

“The end is not near for George Zimmerman,” he said.
#NoJustice #SMH #VerySad