Cyntoia Brown Granted Clemency
Justice finally arrived for Cyntoia Brown.
Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee announced his decision to grant executive clemency to Brown on Monday around noon. Brown will be released on parole supervision on August 7, 2019, after 15 years in prison.
Brown was convicted of first-degree murder and aggravated robbery in 2006 when she killed 43-year-old Johnny Allen who bought her as a child trafficking victim. In a statement she thanks Gov. Haslam, her professors at Lipscomb University (Brown is one course away from finishing her Bachelor’s degree, which she’ll finish in May 2019), her lawyers, and more.
“I am thankful for all the support, prayers, and encouragement I have received,” she said. “I love all of you and will be forever grateful.”
Former Turkish NBA Player Slams Enes Kanter
Former Turkish basketball player Hedo Turkoglu isn’t here for New York Knicks forward Enes Kanter.
Kanter made the decision to not attend a game in London due to alleged fears he could be killed over his opposition to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Turkoglu, the current president of the Turkish Basketball Federation and chief adviser to Erdogan, accused Kanter of “trying to get in the limelight with irrational justifications and political remarks.” Kanter announced his decision to the press last Friday.
“I talked to the front office and sadly I’m not going because of that freaking lunatic, the Turkish president,” Kanter said. “There’s a chance I can get killed out there. That’s why I talked to the front office, and I’m not going so I’m just going to stay here and just practice here.”
JR Smith Tweets A Perfectly Valid Question Regarding Meek Mill’s Case and R. Kelly’s
JR Smith antics usually have us shaking our heads...but this time his words are actually kind of valid?
In light of the docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, Smith noted how unfair it is that Meek Mill went to jail for illegally riding a dirt bike but R. Kelly, whose actions were wayyyy worse, is free.