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The Controversial Rise of ‘Mumble Rappers’

What do Lil Yachty, 21 Savage and Desiigner all have in common? Apart from being 3 of the most well known names in the current hip hop world, they all fall under the category of ‘Mumble Rapper’. But what is ‘Mumble Rap’? This definition from urbandictionary.com just about hits the nail on the head: “A […]

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The Lox Announces “Filthy America… It’s Beautiful Tour”

(TIML NEWS) Following the release of their Filthy America… It’s Beautiful album last month, The Lox is hitting the road for a headlining tour. The “Filthy America… It’s Beautiful Tour” kicks off on Feb. 25 in Redding, PA, before traveling to cities like Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles. The final date is April […]

via The Lox Announces “Filthy America… It’s Beautiful Tour” — This Is Moscato Life

Jury acquits man in Sacred Heart University rape case

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A jury has acquitted a convicted felon in the rape of a Sacred Heart University student. Jurors announced their not guilty verdict Wednesday in the trial of 39-year-old Alfonso “Fonzie” Reid. He was acquitted of first-degree sexual assault and first-degree unlawful restraint. Reid was accused of raping the 19-year-old student on…

via Jury acquits man in Sacred Heart University rape case — WTNH Connecticut News

Ron Paul Ha (Paper Chaser)

Check out one of the hottest videos of the year from Connecticut’s Ron Paul Ha (Paper Chaser): http://youtu.be/yGqLKe1axYs

4 Waterbury (CT) Police Officers Placed on Leave

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HPD Make Arrest In Year’s First Homicide

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CBS Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) _ Hartford police have made an arrest in connection with the city’s first homicide of 2014.

Thursday, they arrested Deranna Fletcher and charged him with the murder of Mark McNickle in a Sumner Street parking lot on Jan. 15.

Fletcher was captured in Manchester Thursday morning. He’s due in Hartford Superior Court on Friday.

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Greenwich Police Investigating Violent Home Invasion

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CBS New York

GREENWICH, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Police were investigating Wednesday, after a daylight home invasion sent jitters through a neighborhood just blocks from downtown Greenwich, Conn.

As CBS 2’s Lou Young reported, police saturated the area around East Elm Street in Greenwich, one day after the shocking home invasion.

The home invasion happened about 4 p.m. Tuesday, just after the renovation contractors next door knocked off for the day. The men entered the yard, and screened from view by the high wooden fence, they simply forced their way inside, beat and tied the woman up and demanded to know where the money was.

The home had been unlocked at the time of the incident, police said.

Police believe the home was intentionally targeted by thieves who knew the family kept a large amount of cash on hand.

The victim’s daughter told police she came home around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and found her…

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Connecticut’s Ron Paul 5am In Hartford

One Arrested After Traffic Stop In Which Shots Were Fired

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CBS Connecticut

HARTFORD (CBS Connecticut) — Hartford Police have arrested a driver after an early-morning incident in which a Hartford policeman fired three shots at the man’s vehicle.  No one was hurt.

Police say one officer stopped a driver on Mahl Avenue at about 2:30 a.m.,  after seeing the vehicle speeding and driving erratically in the snow.  The driver stopped only momentarily, then began backing up toward the officer before continuing forward.

Then, police say a second officer,  identified as Sean Perez, encountered the vehicle and, fearing for his own safety, fired three shots which hit the front end of the car.  The driver stopped.   He’s identified as 32-year-old Sadiki Blake of Hartford,  charged with reckless driving, disobeying the sgnal of an officer and criminal attempt to commit assault.  Bond was set at half a million dollars.  Police say he has 21 previous Hartford arrests.

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30 Months For East Haven Policeman

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CBS Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ One of two former East Haven officers convicted of violating Latinos’ civil rights was sentenced Tuesday to 2 1/2 years in prison.

David Cari was sentenced in federal court in Hartford, the U.S. attorney’s office said. The sentencing of the other officer, Dennis Spaulding, was continued until Thursday.

A jury convicted them in October of conspiring to violate the constitutional rights of Hispanics, making false arrests and filing false reports. Spaulding also was convicted of using unreasonable force.

They were among four East Haven officers charged in 2012 with harassing and abusing Hispanics. The other two officers pleaded guilty and await sentencing.

Cari asked for a three-month prison sentence, while Spaulding is seeking home confinement and community service. Both were allowed to retire from the force.

Prosecutors sought multi-year prison sentences to send a message that no one, not even police, are above the law.

Lawyers…

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