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Brailsford was charged in the on-duty shooting death of Daniel Shaver at the La Quinta Inn. Officers went to the hotel on a call that someone was pointing a rifle out a window.
[SPECIAL SECTION: Murder trial of ex-Mesa officer Philip 'Mitch' Brailsford]
Brailsford claimed he thought Shaver was reaching for a gun when police were trying to take him into custody and was refusing police commands. Officers later learned Shaver did not have a gun and only found two pellet rifles related to his pest-control job in his room.
The former cop said he was doing what he was trained to do when he saw a threat.
"I was doing what I needed to do to protect my fellow men and the woman we had just taken into custody," Brailsford said while on the stand.
[RELATED: Testimony over in murder trial of ex-Mesa police officer]
[READ MORE: Wife of man shot, killed by police at Mesa hotel files $35M notice of claim]
Brailsford testified that he believed Shaver, who was from Texas, was reaching for a gun in the waistband of his shorts. During Brailsford's testimony, prosecutor Susie Charbel challenged Brailsford's memory of the events of the shooting because he did not remember some of the details of what happened that night.
"I'm not perfect, and I had my Axon body camera running at the time," said Brailsford. "So, that was going to be the best type of recording that we could have."
Leading up to the shooting, Brailsford and his supervisor told Shaver and a woman to come out of Room 502 but got no response. After the phone rang inside the room, Brailsford said a man and a woman came out of the room.
[READ MORE: Former Mesa police officer on trial for murder testifies]
He testified that the woman followed commands and was taken into custody unhurt. Shaver was ordered to lie face-down in a hotel hallway. Brailsford said Shaver disobeyed orders to not put his hands behind him on a couple of occasions.
"For some reason, he placed his hands behind his back," said Brailsford. "For one, I don't know why he did that."
Brailsford fired at Shaver after he said Shaver reached behind him again, this time in what he described was a classic "draw stroke," as if reaching for a gun.
[ORIGINAL STORY: Officer-involved shooting at a Mesa La Quinta Inn leaves man dead]
Shaver can be heard on Brailsford's body camera video saying, "Please do not shoot me."
Before the testimony ended, Brailsford reiterated that he 100 percent believed Shaver was reaching for a gun and that if in the same situation again, he would make the same decision.
The detectives investigating the shooting agreed that Shaver's movement was similar to reaching for a pistol but also said it looked like Shaver was pulling up his loose-fitting basketball shorts, which had fallen. The investigator had noted he didn't see anything that would have prevented officers from simply handcuffing Shaver as he was on the floor.
The woman who was taken into custody, Monique Portillo, testified as the only civilian eyewitness to the shooting of Shaver.
[RELATED: Former officer charged with murder will testify]
[MORE: Reports shed light on fatal Mesa police shooting]
Portillo said she and a male co-worker met Shaver about an hour before he was shot in the hallway of the hotel. The three of them were all there on business and were staying in separate rooms, but Shaver invited them up to his room for a drink. Once inside, the two men started admiring one of the pellet rifles Shaver had with him.
Portillo said she warned the guys as they passed the rifle back and forth and pointed it out the window of the fifth-floor hotel room, checking out the scopes.
"I was like, 'Hey, you guys, don't be so close to the window. People may get the wrong idea,'" said Portillo.
Shortly after, the Mesa police officers were called to the hotel.
[MORE: Jurors in Arizona see video of officer killing unarmed man]
Portillo said she did exactly as asked by the officers while at gunpoint. Portillo was still in the hall when Shaver was ordered to do the same thing.
“As he was crawling out, I guess his shorts were falling down because of the material of his basketball shorts. And trying to crawl with your hands up this way, I mean out of reaction, you’re going to try to pull up your shorts. And he … he … they shot him,” said Portillo.
[RELATED: Parents of unarmed man killed by police sue Mesa, police officers]
She also told officers she believed Shaver was shot because he didn't follow protocol.
Brailsford served as a Mesa officer for about two years before he was fired for violations of departmental policy, including unsatisfactory performance.
No, i am not just bringing this shit to light about the african men being sold as slaves....what about the women?
being sold to the pedos and shit in italy by the black axe....Nigerian gang.
this is not about the women who want to do it...this is about those who are forced to do it.
Euclid police reviewing officer’s remark made on dash cam video
EUCLID, Ohio- Euclid police officials say they are reviewing dash camera video from a December 2016 incident.
The video was released to the Fox 8 I-Team after a public record’s request was made. The video shows several different officers responding to provide backup after then Officer Michael Amiott and Officer Shane Rivera arrested Erimius Spencer while they were working off-duty security at an apartment complex.
The focus is not what is seen during the video but what one officer is heard saying.
“What did he have? I know it’s an off-duty thing but he said he was trying to take his Taser; yeah, that would be a damn shame, I guess, if had to shoot the ---,” the one officer can be heard saying.
The officer is heard speaking to another Euclid officer in the parking lot. The two officers were not involved in Spencer’s arrest but showed up to assist.
Euclid police say they were not aware of the officer’s comments and no discipline has been issued. They said they are now reviewing the matter.
Spencer has filed a civil lawsuit against Amiott and Rivera, saying the officers violated his constitutional rights. Spencer’s attorney, Paul Cristallo, says the officers used excessive force, stating his client was Tased and kicked in the face. He said his orbital bone was broken.
“I find what this officer said absolutely shocking, and disgusting,” Cristallo said. “To me, it sounds like they are expressing regret that they didn’t shoot him and I think this shows a department-wide problem.”
The President of FOP Lodge 18, which represents Euclid police officers, released a statement late Monday night saying Spencer “precipitated the force used by the officers.”
“It is extremely frustrating to see the city have to spend resources to defend officers who are lawfully performing their duty and fight to protect the tax dollars contributed by the hard working men and women who live and work here,” the FOP statement reads.
The FOP statement, however, said the officers were working off-duty in the apartment complex because the area had some very serious and violent crimes, including robberies and drug trafficking. They said when they encountered Spencer they smelled raw marijuana.
The statement further noted that after confiscating the marijuana, Spencer tried to grab the drugs from the officers and refused to comply with police commands. The FOP states Spencer fought with officers and officers punched him several times in the face.
The FOP also maintains that both officers, Amiott and Rivera, were also Tased in the incident and Amiott injured his finger.
“In Mr. Spencer’s case, a reasonable amount of force was applied to a suspect who was actively fighting with and had injured a police officer,” the FOP letter states.
Spencer faced charges of drug abuse, resisting arrest, criminal damaging, and theft.
“The theft charge stemmed from Officer Amiott saying that Erimius tried to steal his Taser,” Cristallo said. “He also charged him with criminal damaging because when they were tasering him numerous times part of a piece of plastic broke on the taser -- that was one thing, and apparently Officer Amiott said his sunglasses got broken during what was essentially a beat-down on Erimuis.”
Spencer pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor drug abuse charge. All the other charges filed against Spencer were dismissed.
“Spencer’s possession of what was allegedly less than 1 gram of marijuana was the justification for charging him with drug abuse,” the lawsuit states. “It is noteworthy that Ohio law considers the possession of less than a hundred grams of marijuana to be a minor misdemeanor, not punishable by jail or even arrest, with a maximum fine of $150.00.”
Officer Amiott was fired in October after an arrest he made in August was caught on tape. During that arrest, Officer Amiott can be seen punching Richard Hubbard, who was stopped for a traffic violation. All charges against Hubbard were dismissed last month.
Family of man killed in SFPD officer-involved shooting can't believe he's gone
Police showed the body-worn camera footage of a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred last week in San Francisco's Bayview neighborhood to an emotional crowd during a town hall meeting Thursday evening.
The meeting, which took place at 6 p.m. at the True Hope Church at 950 Gilman Ave., was to inform community members about the Dec. 1 shooting by police that claimed the life of 42-year-old Keita O'Neil. O'Neil was suspected of carjacking a California State Lottery van on the morning of the shooting.
During the meeting police revealed that an officer sitting in the passenger's seat of a patrol car shot at an unarmed O'Neil through the car's window, striking O'Neil once. Although police released footage from that officer's body-worn camera, police did not reveal the officer's name or say how long they have been with the department.
A crowd of at least 50 people at the meeting responded to the body-worn footage with gasps, cries and angry shouts.
Activist Phelicia Jones, a member of the group Wealth and Disparities in the Black Community - Justice 4 Mario Woods, said that in light of several officer-involved shootings in recent years, racist texting scandals and the hiring of police Chief William Scott earlier this year, she felt the department continues to struggle with racism.
"OK so we have a black police chief, that's good but what changed? For us, nothing has changed." Jones said.
Last week's incident began around 10:30 a.m., when officers responded to a report of a robbery and carjacking on the 1800 block of 23rd Street.
There, O'Neil allegedly assaulted a Lottery employee and stole their white Lottery van, police said.
Another vehicle, described as a gold or tan SUV, was at the crime scene and police believe it was also involved in the robbery. The two vehicles then drove down the street together before splitting up.
One group of the officers stopped the SUV in the vicinity of Gilman Avenue and Ingalls Street. The officers then detained four people in the SUV, according to police.
Other officers pursued the Lottery van, which was being driven by O'Neil, to the vicinity of Fitzgerald Avenue and Griffith Street.
There, O'Neil allegedly got out of the van while it was still running. As the van rolled down a hill, O'Neil ran towards the patrol car.
That's when the officer sitting in the passenger's seat shot at him. Another officer who was outside of the patrol car did not fire their weapon and although they had a body-worn camera, it was not activated, police said.
O'Neil was transported by ambulance to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center where he was ultimately pronounced dead.
Horrifying footage has surfaced of a father lashing a teenage girl with a belt then shaving off her hair as punishment for downloading Snapchat.
Alex Harrison, 33, proudly shared the video on Facebook and Snapchat earlier this week. He was arrested on child cruelty charges shortly afterwards.
At the beginning of the footage, he said: 'She wanna be grown, she getting her a** whooped n her hair bald. School is for work not f****** Snapchat. She ain't got no business with no damn snap anyway. Stay tuned.'
He identified the girl as a 9th grader. Children in that grade are 14 or 15. Throughout the footage, she is wearing a Despicable Me t-shirt.
Ferriday Police Department refused to say on Friday whether or not the girl was still in the home or if she had been taken into the care of authorities.
Asked repeatedly for information, a department spokesman refused to answer and said the footage was still under investigation
The video, which was shot by someone else, then cut to Harrison shouting at the girl as she wept into her hands, her hair already shaved off.
In another frame, he is seen standing over her in a red t-shirt as she lay on the edge of a couch at his command.
He whipped her with a belt several times, ignoring her agonizing screams and telling her to move her hands and feet which she used to try to block the blows.
The beating lasted a minute-and-a-half and included 50 strikes.
Throughout it, Harrison can be heard shouting: 'You want to be grown?'
He also insulted the girl's personal hygiene and said she did not know 'how to change her tampon'.
After whipping her repeatedly, he led her in to another room in the house where he sat her down at a breakfast bar and shaved off her head.
'This is what it means to be grown,' he said.
As her hair fell to the floor around her, the girl whimpered and cried into her hands.
Harrison was arrested on Monday after the video was spread online.
In a recording seen by DailyMail.com, the footage is shown on a cell phone as it plays on another cell phone.
The commentator in that video, who is watching it as they film it, makes similar comments to those made by Harrison in the video.
Ferriday Police Department said the video was proof of child abuse.
'After reviewing the video, from my experience in the business, we determined the child was abused,' Detective Richard Madison told The Natchez Democrat.
Police would not confirm if the girl in the video is the man's daughter or how they are known to each other.
On social media, he has proudly shared photographs of a girl around the same age.
Jasmine Jordan, the daughter of Michael Jordan, may not be a basketball player, but she’s part of the Jordan empire in her own way. Jasmine currently works as the Charlotte, North Carolina brand representative for her father’s Jordan Brand, and while she’s undeniably a Jordan, she’s working to carve out her own unique place in a world that will always associate her with her famous father.
Jasmine is starting somewhere familiar: with footwear. She’s created a new shoe for the Nike Air Jordan brand, and they are pretty much everything you could want in a sneaker. They’re called the Air Jordan XI “Heiress,” a more feminine interpretation of the Air Jordan XI.
Jasmine talked about the shoe with Lauren Porter at ESSENCE, and one thing is clear: even though Jasmine is just 24, she knows exactly what she’s doing when it comes to sneakers.
“The Ones and the Elevens have always been my favorite Jordan sneaker,” youngest child of the world famous hooper and his ex-wife, Juanita Jordan told ESSENCE. “Our design team loved the fact that the Elevens are already an iconic shoe based off of my dad’s history with it. They wanted to create a more feminine design and give consumers an extended girl’s size. With this design, people get a shoe that’s elevated luxury and a holiday season shoe that is very elegant, clean and classy.”
“The almost black velvet material with that kind of diamond shine elevated the look to make the shoe more sleek and the all black is hit,” she added.
The kicks were apparently inspired by the famous “Little Black Dress” wardrobe staple, and it shows. They’re feminine without being ultra girly, and they’ve got some sparkle without being over-the-top blingy. They’re sleek and stylish, and would work for the holidays or a night out.
Jasmine also talked about the “Heiress” brand name, and how she hopes it translates into more than just a name, but also a feeling that someone gets when they wear them.
“I just want to people to understand that as corny as it may be, anybody and everybody can be an Heiress. Heiress isn’t just true to it’s actual definition. In all actuality everybody can be an heiress because it is just another form of being a boss. You can just be yourself, take control and have independence. If I’m able to let people know one thing, it’s be whoever you are because you can claim it and own it. It is not hard but you gotta work for it,” Jordan explained to ESSENCE.
The shoes are $220, and would be available for purchase on Nike’s website if they weren’t completely sold out.
Though sneakers are her current project, Jasmine has ambitions far beyond footwear. She’s got big ideas and plans for the Charlotte Hornets, which is owned by Jasmine’s dad. She hasn’t revealed what those plans are just yet, but it’s a good bet that they’ll be seriously stylish.
This topic has been touched on a little bit in the politics thread but it's a topic that affects us all and our pockets when it comes to paying for internet access.
A few days ago the FCC made the decision to repeal net neutrality laws that were put in place by the Obama administration and on December 14th there will be a vote on the official repeal of these laws.
What this means is that ISPs(Comcast, AT&T U-Verse, etc.) will have the ability to regulate what you can or can't see on the internet. They could block certain websites, slow down certain services like Netflix or Hulu, and charge premiums if you want to reach certain online content. An example is that Comcast owns part of Hulu, without net neutrality Comcast can make Netflix go slow as fuck, prompting Comcast customers to subscribe to Hulu instead, which just puts more paper into Comcast's pockets.
Packages like this could soon become a reality
Everybody needs to be aware of this shit and be prepared when this goes into affect. Most people believe this will pass on December 14th.
Well the last thread was deleted along with the rest of my content but the show must go on.
I'm proud of what the last thread became and how many posters got involved, you guys helped not only keep me motivated but keep other posters motivated as well so pat yourselves on the back for that.
Let's keep it up in 2015, what are some of your goals?
tha weather is warming up tha drinks are cold and tha women are dressing less....lets get drunk.
Fox News’ Eboni Williams Tears Into David Clarke For Calling John Lewis ‘John Who?’
Prior to President Donald Trump’s visit to the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum today, Fox & Friends brought on Trump supporter and former sheriff David Clarke to discuss the president’s appearance. And things got very tense very fast.
Right off the bat, co-host Pete Hegseth asked Clarke what he thought about Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), a civil rights icon, deciding not to attend the opening because Trump would be in attendance. Clarke reacted by immediately dismissing Lewis.
“John who?” Clarke mocking stated.
“John Lewis — he was bloodied on the Selma bridge, Sheriff, when trying to protest voting rights and a variety of other things,” guest host Eboni Williams said in response.
Clarke shot back that he knew who Lewis was and that he had become one of the “most irrelevant members of Congress,” adding that Lewis has been “reduced to being a caricature” before praising Trump for realizing that “actions speak louder than words.”
“Sheriff let me say this to you,” Williams said. “For you to say that nobody cares about John Lewis is inaccurate because I assure you that there are many people across this country that absolutely do care about him.”
She added, “As for your commentary on his political record as a congressman, I’m actually not even addressing that part because this museum opening is about the civil rights of American citizens, so when it comes to his record on that, Sheriff Clarke, I think that it’s pretty undisputed.”
The ex-sheriff replied by saying that most people under the age of 35 don’t know who John Lewis is before bringing up that if it weren’t for Republicans, there’d be no Civil Rights Act because President Lyndon Johnson had to get GOP votes to pass it.
“I appreciate that history lesson but as somebody that holds a degree on the subject I really don’t need you to update me on who was required for Lyndon B. Johnson to pass the Civil Rights Act,” Williams stated.
“Apparently, you’ve forgotten some of your history,” Clarke retorted, leading Williams to smile back and tell him that she doesn’t actually have anything against Republicans. Meanwhile, Hegseth jumped back in to help Clarke out by stating he wouldn’t have even known about the museum if it wasn’t for Trump’s visit today. Of course, Clarke was completely in agreement with that comment.
Faux News viewers are not going happy that their favorite Trump shucker and jiver.. Got checked like that.. Props to Eboni for exposing his foolish coonery…
A black music executive who was boarding first class called out a white woman for trying to cut him in line because she didn't believe he was a priority passenger.
Emmit Walker was traveling to the Dominican Republic from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in DC on Tuesday for his 37th birthday and was waiting in the priority boarding queue when the unidentified woman behind him tried cutting into his place in line.
Walker posted the interaction he had with the woman along with her photo, but later regretted it, saying he felt bad he put her on blast.
According to Walker's Facebook post, the exchange with the woman went like this:
'Her: excuse me I believe you may be in the wrong place you need to let us thru. This line is for priority boarding.
Me: priority meaning first class correct?
Her: Yes...now excuse me they will call y’all after we board.
Me: *shove first class priority boarding pass in her face* you can relax ma’am I’m in the right spot, been here longer, so you can board after me.
Her: *still won’t let It go* he must be military or something, but we paid for our seats so he still should have to wait.
Me: nope to big to ever be in anybodies military. I’m just a n**** with money.
Everybody waiting in line: starts to clap.'
Now, in the moment, it is easy to get tempted in today's viral age to post something that you feel needs calling out, however, Walker apologized only a day later for putting the still unidentified woman's face out there.
He wrote: 'When I posted that post on Facebook i didn’t expect all that to come from it. I can honestly name the four or five people i thought would comment with something funny, and that will be it. This racist stuff is definitely a issue but this is not the solution to that issue.'
He earnestly adds, 'It brings me no joy waking up in paradise to for my 37 bday and knowing that woman might be going threw hell. The story was definitely real, just like this issue is definitely real, but I now know that I myself should of handled it another way, or left it how it was, and not shared it publicly.'
'When dealing with people i always try to stay on the side of Right, so to make sure I never do anybody wrong, I try to always put myself in that persons shoes, and ask how would I feel if that person did this to me, and if I was her this morning I would be a total wreak today, and that doesn’t help this situation, or her...it only makes them more angry, and bring more drama...
SO I WOULD LIKE TO APOLOGIZE AGAIN TO THE WOMAN I HAD THIS ENCOUNTER WITH YESTERDAY. NO MATTER HOW WRONG YOUR ACTIONS YOU DON’T DESERVE THIS,' he continues.
He tagged several people in the post and concluded with: 'I BELIEVE IF YOU CAN’T HELP NOBODY AT THE VERY LEAST YOU SHOULD NEVER DO ANYTHING TO HURT THEM.'
A lot of people who posted under his apology to the woman, said he had nothing to apologize for, however it was clearly weighing on his conscience.
He said all the people he tagged on Instagram were his biggest followers and he was hoping that he could make his apology go viral as well
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Lowell Hawthorne, who built a Caribbean food empire popularizing the Jamaican beef patty from coast to coast, was found dead inside his Bronx factory Saturday night from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.
The body of Hawthorne, 57, of Greenburgh, the president of the Golden Krust Bakery and Grill, was discovered inside the Park Avenue factory in the Claremont section of the Bronx around 5:30 p.m. ET Saturday.
Preliminary indications suggest Hawthorne took his own life but police continue investigating the circumstances leading up to the Golden Krust CEO’s death.
Caribbean food empire built one patty at a time
Appreciation: Golden Krust founder's story inspired
With his family's help, Hawthorne opened the first Golden Krust store in the Bronx in 1989 upon arriving from Jamaica at the age of 21 with a secret recipe for beef patties, spicy beef encased in flaky dough, a popular staple of the island nation.
Over the next 28 years, Golden Krust expanded to some 120 franchises across the U.S., selling beef patties and jerk chicken under the motto, “We take the taste of the Caribbean to the world.”
The epicenter of the sprawling franchise — from East Coast storefronts to ShopRites and Costcos further west — was Golden Krust’s Park Avenue factory, built in 1996.
In 2016, the company announced plans to center its nationwide operations on a 17-acre plot on Route 303 in Orangetown, a mile south of the New York State Thruway.
The $37 million Golden Krust headquarters remains in the planning phase. But the company had already won the support of the Rockland Industrial Development Agency, which negotiated more than $1.2 million in tax incentives to lure Golden Krust north.
The plan was to consolidate the company's legal and corporate offices in a new 100,000-square-foot building that would house a factory to turn out Golden Krust patties, breads and pastries.
A sign on Route 303 in Orangetown advertises the future
In 2013, Hawthorne penned a memoir, The Baker’s Son.
In it, he recalled a childhood in Jamaica, where at the age of 10, he was raising rabbits, chicken and guinea pigs.
While standing in the customs line at John F. Kennedy International Airport the day after his 21st birthday he imagined the opportunities that lay ahead.
“This is the kind of place that embraces immigrants,” he thought.
Lets say she looks amazing at the club where you meet her. Fuck it, let's say you meet her in church.
You go out on a date and bring her home and you realize her titties and ass are fake. You kiss her and realize her lips are fake.
If she's educated, comes from a good family, has similar taste in music and is a freak in the bedroom,
What do you do?
Unilever, the maker of Dove soap and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, is acquiring Sundial Brands to expand its offering of hair- and skin-care products aimed at black women.
New York-based Sundial, founded in 1991 by Liberian immigrants, makes brands such as SheaMoisture, Nubian Heritage, Madam C.J. Walker and Nyakio. While terms of the transaction were not disclosed, Sundial Brands expects revenue this year of about $240 million, Unilever said in a statement Monday.
The takeover follows Unilever’s investment earlier this year in Beauty Bakerie, a cosmetics maker based in San Diego that’s backed by Lazard Managing Director William Lewis and American Express Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Chenault.
Businesses such as Sundial Brands and Beauty Bakerie have garnered a following among young Africans, African-American and other black women, whose spending power is being increasingly targeted by consumer giants. L’Oreal, for example, has built a hair-care research center in Johannesburg to increase sales on the African continent. Last month, French luxury-goods maker LVMH beat estimates for third-quarter sales in part on the strength of Fenty Beauty by Rihanna, a new makeup line developed with the Barbadian pop singer.
As part of the agreement announced Monday, Unilever and Sundial are creating the New Voices Fund with an initial investment of $50 million to “empower women of color entrepreneurs.”
Sundial will operate as a standalone business and continue to be led by Chief Executive Officer Richelieu Dennis, Unilever said.
Adult film actress Jennifer Marchant, 23, pleaded not guilty to second degree murder in the death of her 24-year-old boyfriend, Ralph Stone, the Tonawanda News reported on Feb. 7. When police and paramedics arrived, Stone was found bleeding in Marchant’s apartment with a single stab wound to his neck area. Ralph Stone was attended to by police and paramedics, but died a short time later.
Friends say Marchant worked as an adult film entertainer, making films as recently as a year ago. Using the stage name Scarlett Rouge, her Twitter account says Jennifer retired from adult films last year.
According to police Marchant stabbed Stone to death with a kitchen knife in her apartment on Oliver Street in North Tonawanda on Wednesday night. Friends say Jennifer Marchant often wrote about boyfriend Ralph Stone on Facebook. Stone was the father of a two-year-old daughter.
Adult porn star Jennifer Marchant, aka Scarlett Rouge, charged in murder of boyfriend Ralph Stone
Photo credit: Photo courtesy of the Tonawanda News
Wednesday night, North Tonawanda police responded to a domestic violence disturbance at Jennifer Marchant’s apartment at 580 Oliver Street in North Tonawanda. Police are not providing a motive at this time, but North Tonawanda police have spoken with Marchant. It is not clear if Marchant confessed to the stabbing of Ralph Stone or not.
During Jennifer Marchant’s arraignment in North Tonawanda City Court Thursday morning, she was remanded without bail, with a court date set for Feb. 11. Both Jennifer Marchant and Ralph Stone had a history of arrests.
Michelle Stone, Ralph’s mother, cannot believe that her son is dead. Michelle said that “to know him [Ralph] is to love him. He was just a fun-loving kid with a really big heart. He worshipped his daughter. She was premature and he was there all the time.”
Michelle Stone said that after a recent rough patch, Ralph was about to start a job at National Fuel and go to the University at Buffalo Law School. Ralph Stone’s mother admits the couple “had a few spats, but every relationship every relationship does. But as far as I know, they got along well. She came for Christmas. She seemed like a real nice girl.”
“Everything was turning around positive for him. We were very proud of him,” Ralph’s mother said.
poor guy will now be known as the guy that wifed up a porn hippo that stabbed him, probably for not keeping her in enough waffles and gravy. thats pretty WOAT.
Sippin on some apple pie flavored, straight from the whiteboys in the moutains shit, none of that store bought mess, shit is smooth as hell but strong im feelin it after two shots, anybody else drink it?? I got a whiteboy i work wit that has cousins that make it and sell for $20 a jar