SHE SLAPPED HIM AND HE PUSHED HER INTO THE WALL THEN HE BROKE OUT THE WINDOWS IN A LOANED CAR!
Pop singer Chris Brown was sentenced Tuesday to serve five years probation and to spend more than 1,400 hours in “labor-oriented service” for assaulting his pop star girlfriend, Rihanna. Also Tuesday, a probation report for Brown that says the pair were involved in at least two other domestic violence incidents before the February attack for which Brown was sentenced.
The probation report was used to reach his plea agreement.
Brown, 20, was arrested after an early morning argument inside a rented Lamborghini on a Hollywood street on February 8.
Police investigating the February 8 attack “learned of two earlier incidents related to domestic violence that went unreported,” the probation report said.
“The first incident occurred in Europe about three months before the present offense,” the report said. “The victim [Rihanna] and the defendant [Brown] were involved in a verbal dispute and the victim [Rihanna] slapped the defendant [Brown]. He responded by shoving her into a wall.”
Another incident happened in January, three weeks before the Hollywood incident, when Brown and Rihanna were visiting her home country of Barbados, the report said.
“The defendant [Brown] and the victim [Rihanna] were visiting Barbados and were driving a Range Rover loaned to them by a local dealership,” the investigator wrote. “They had an argument inside the car. The defendant [Brown] exited and broke the front driver and passenger side windows of the car.”
OH WHERE IN THE WORLD WILL BARC GO?
It was last week when we dispelled the rumor that BARC was being put under the city’s Building Services department. The city agency has been the center of controversy for several weeks now because of alleged mismanagement. Now, I hear city leaders could be pushing to put BARC under the Mayor’s office in Houston. I made a call to the city’s communications director Frank Michel but he didn’t answer his cell. Just to be fair I didn’t leave a message. Frank always answers his calls. It must’ve been an off day for him. I will likely give him a call on Wednesday to confirm or deny this latest rumor. All of this is happening as the Insite hears the Mayor is not satisfied with the progress made by the agency and the current department in charge of BARC. As many of you know the facility is near and dear to the hearts of animal lovers all over Houston. I will try to keep you updated when I catch up with Mr. Michel or Patrick Trahan on Wednesday!
Response from Frank Michel :
The fact is BARC will remain under the auspices of
the Health Department. There are no plans to move it.
I am happy to speak to you if you have further questions.
HAVE YOU HAD THIS CHEAP COMBO AND WHAT’S IN IT?
On Tuesday I found myself physically walking down Milam near Rusk when I noticed a sign that stood out to me. It was a sale most would likely take advantage of in these tough economic times. A sale that’s become very rare in this age of $20 lunches. It was a sign advertising a $2.77 lunch meal combo. That’s right under $3 for a lunch in Houston, Texas. I’m not sure if it’s bologna on bread with a capri sun and mint but I think it’s worth exploring. I wanted to go in and investigate for those downtown workers but the clerk appeared to be busy. The place: Supreme Sandwiches in the 800 block Milam. Go get the special and tell me exactly what you get!
PHIL HAD LOTS OF QUESTIONS AND SO DID THE INSITE!
United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas Tim Johnson held a press conference to announce arrests in a major investigation on Tuesday. He seemed to be flowing very well through his introduction. He talked about what happened and who was arrested. But things started to go down hill when he fielded questions from a room full of reporters. Johnson, who’s spent most of his legal career in Texas, seemed to be almost irritated by some of the questions. Simple questions that he should’ve been able to answer since he is the US Attorney for the Southern District of Texas. At one point he became so irritated with KPRC reporter Phil Archer that he asked if anyone had any other questions. But we all know veteran reporter Archer – he could care less if he irritates someone with a question he thinks is important. When Johnson couldn’t answer or refused to answer Phil hit him with a series of rapid fire questions. Johnson once again wanted to know if someone else had a query in the audience. Some of his answers to the Insite felt short and almost dismissive in my opinion. I don’t know if Johnson had a bad day or if we as members of the media simply went too far. But it was quite an experience. Or all of this could’ve been in my mind!
HAVE YOU SEEN THESE PICTURES ANYWHERE?
It’s been 9 months since that historical election in these united states. It was back in November when Americans went to the polls and elected the first Black President in history. I don’t have to remind you it was Barack Obama. But sometimes I tend to forget what a milestone that was. But when I walked into the US Attorney’s office in Houston I got that sobering reminder again. When I looked on the wall I saw President Barack Obama’s portrait right next to the first Black US Attorney General in American history. That was Eric Holder. Those pictures send strong reminders to all races that you can be just about anything you want to if you work hard in America. Just one of those Insite moments I like to share from time to time!
WHO WILL BE THE NEXT TO GET ON TELEVISION!
Peter Brown launched the start of his paid media campaign today with the release of his first television advertisement, “Next Step.” Building on the strong grassroots campaign Peter Brown has built over the last several months, the ad introduces Peter’s unique story, the deep-rooted pride Peter shares with Houstonians, and his plans as mayor. Having developed detailed solutions to crime, flooding and other challenges the city faces, the advertisement directs Houstonians to view his Blueprint for an Even Better Houston in more detail at: www.peterbrownformayor.com/blueprint.
Peter Brown is the first mayoral candidate to begin running citywide advertising. The spot will be airing on broadcast and cable television.
“Houstonians are looking for a mayor with the passion, practical experience, and ideas to tackle the city’s toughest problems. Unlike those who offer only sound bites and more politics as usual, Peter Brown has a detailed plan – a blueprint for an even better Houston. Peter Brown continues to build momentum as the first to offer a substantive vision for Houston’s future and take it directly to Houstonians – neighbor by neighbor, block by block, and now on the airwaves,” said Brown’s campaign manager, Lucinda Guinn.
THEY’LL BE THERE FOR CONGRESS’ POST-LABOR DAY RETURN!
Supporters of President Barack Obama’s health care agenda are ramping up their efforts with rallies and bus tours starting this week, aiming to counter increasing public skepticism leading up to Congress’ post-Labor Day return to Washington.
“We want to send members of Congress back to D.C. with the real message, which is that the majority of the public want comprehensive health care reform and we want it now,” said Jacki
Schechner, spokeswoman for Health Care for America Now, an umbrella organization of groups pushing for a comprehensive health care overhaul.
“We want to make sure members of Congress understand the last couple of weeks is not where the majority of the public is,” said Schechner, referring to rowdy town hall meetings dominated by critics of the Democrats’ plans.
As conservative groups have organized against Democrats’ health care legislation and cast it as a government takeover of health care, polls have shown fading public support for sweeping changes, and skepticism over Obama’s handling of the issue.
Health Care for America Now is coordinating its efforts with Organizing for America, the Obama campaign organization now melded into the national Democratic Party, which reputedly has an e-mail list of up to 13 million names.
Organizing for America plans a bus tour with kickoffs beginning Wednesday in cities including Phoenix, Albuquerque and Denver. Some 500 events are planned around the country through Labor Day, Schechner said.
AT LEAST SIBILA ISN’T WEARING A SNUGGIE!
In the FOX studios it’s usually a cool 60+ degrees. That’s the temperature needed to keep all of the hi-tech television equipment cool. As I was walking through the newsroom Tuesday I spotted something unusual. It was morning anchor Sibila Vargas. She was wrapped up in a blanket. I didn’t have to ask why. It was that bone chilling cold in the building. Usually, I’ll find people wearing thick jackets or heavy sweaters…but never a blanket. At least she wasn’t wearing a Snuggie. I don’t know if I could stand seeing a Snuggie floating around FOX!