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The attorney representing the son of legendary NBA player Moses Malone has filed a $1 million lawsuit against a local bikini bar in Houston.

That civil suit was filed Wednesday by attorney George Farah on behalf of his client Moses Malone Jr.

Malone says it was back in June when he was attacked and robbed of $50,000 in jewelry outside of VLive Houston on Richmond Avenue.

Moses Malone Jr says he was robbed and attacked outside of VLive

Moses Malone Jr says he was robbed and attacked outside of VLive

Malone says that incident came after he wrote a post criticizing Houston Rockets player James Harden for charging youth to attend a basketball camp.

The lawsuit is seeking $1 million in damages from VLive saying the security force outside the club did not intervene as Malone Jr. was being attacked.

So far there is a warrant out for the arrest of two of the four people involved.

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Two of the men have already been charged and arrested.

Sources tell the Factor at least three more individuals have been identified in the June 25th attack bringing the number to seven people who allegedly attacked the son of the NBA legend.

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FOX 4 NEWS DALLAS: Four Dallas police officers are confirmed dead as well as one DART officer in a shooting at the end of a protest Thursday night in downtown Dallas.
 
A spokesperson said the slain DART officer was Brent Thompson, 43, and joined the agency’s police force in 2009.
 
Officers were negotiating with a gunman that barricaded himself on the second floor of the El Centro College garage and was exchanging gunfire with police late Thursday into early Friday. A source tells FOX 4 the shooting suspect later shot himself.

Brown says the gunman told police, “The end is coming,” and is threatening to kill more officers. He also told police the garage is rigged with bombs and other bombs were also possibly downtown.

The search for the gunman stretched throughout downtown, an area of hotels, restaurants, businesses and some residential apartments. The scene was chaotic, with helicopters hovering overhead and officers with automatic rifles on the street corners.

SWAT officers were on scene hours later and a large perimeter was erected throughout the western side of downtown Dallas.

Family members identified the civilian injured as Shetamia Taylor. Her sister says she was shot in the back of her calf as she shielded one of her sons from the shots. She was rushed to the hospital and into surgery but is expected to be okay.

“When we got [to the hospital], he was covered in his mom’s blood, scared,” said Taylor’s sister, Theresa Williams. “All he could do was run up to my sister and myself and hug our necks.”

Williams said Taylor was alert when she was taken into surgery and said she was most concerned about the lives of officers being lost.

A female suspect was taken into custody by Dallas police. Brown says two other suspects were arrested and being questioned after they were seen with camouflage bags and fled downtown in a vehicle. They were stopped just south of downtown. Sky4 footage showed many police cars surrounding a vehicle stopped on Interstate 35.

A person of interest turned himself in after police circulated pictures of him online. Dallas police released him shortly after 1 a.m. after questioning him. Footage shows that he was in the crowd of protestors and not shooting when shots rang out at the end of the march.

Brown says he is not confident that all suspects have been accounted for, and Dallas police will continue to work throughout the night to search for them.

The shooting happened just before 9 p.m. as the protestors were ending the march near Lamar and Main St.

The rally and protest began at 6 p.m. and remained peaceful until the shooting. Several officers were even posing for pictures with protestors as the crowd began marching.

Video footage from the scene in downtown Dallas showed that protesters were marching along a street in downtown, about half a mile from City Hall, when the shots erupted shortly before 9 p.m. and the crowd scattered, seeking cover.

The protesters had gathered after a Minnesota officer on Wednesday fatally shot Philando Castile while he was in a car with a woman and a child in a St. Paul suburb. The aftermath of the shooting was live streamed in a widely shared Facebook video. A day earlier, Alton Sterling was shot in Louisiana after being pinned to the pavement by two white officers. That, too, was captured on a cellphone video.

“There has been a vicious, calculated and despicable attack on law enforcement,” said President Barack Obama. “We are horrified over these events and we stand united with the people and police department in Dallas.”

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott released a statement saying he has directed the Texas Department of Public Safety director to offer “whatever assistance the City of Dallas needs at this time.”

“In times like this we must remember — and emphasize — the importance of uniting as Americans,” Abbott said.

THE NEW SHERO AND FACE OF GOOD DETECTIVE WORK AT HPD!

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Congratulations to Houston Investigator Monica Fortson… The ‘shero’ cop is getting amazing praise and accolades on social media after capturing a man described as a suspected serial rapist.

Fortson lead the investigation that resulted in the arrest on 33 year old Marquis Tate.

Tate is charged with seven counts of felony sexual assault involving women mainly in the Fifth Ward area dating back to 2012.

Forston arrested Tate on June 1st after using DNA evidence, a photo lineup, and a car he purchased from a Fort Worth man.

So far on my social media pages alone Investigator Fortson has received over 4300 likes, 300 comments, and 850 shares. Way to go Monica!

LOOKING FOR THE MAN WHO ROBBED THE EXTENDED STAY IN SPRING!

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On Saturday, May 7, 2016, at approximately 10:00 AM, Deputies with the Montgomery County
Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division were dispatched to a robbery that had occurred at a business,
Extended Stay America, in the 150 block of Valleywood Road, in Spring, Texas.

Upon deputies arrival, it was reported that a male entered the location, brandished a knife and
demanded money from the sales clerk. The clerk complied with the actor’s demands, giving him
an undetermined amount of money from the cash drawer of the register. Reportedly, the actor
then fled the location in an unknown direction. Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office units
responded to the location but were unable to locate the actor.
Descriptions of the suspect was a black male, wearing black sweatshirt, black jeans, gloves, and
a bandana covering his face.

It was discovered that a male was arrested committing a robbery in Webster, Texas,
approximately one and a half hours later, at an Extended Stay America. The suspect arrested in
that reported robbery fit the motive of operation and description of the suspect in the robbery
reported here in Montgomery County.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Major Crime Detectives investigating the robbery here in
Montgomery County has since identified the suspect mentioned above that was arrested in
Webster, Texas, as the subject who committed the robbery here in Montgomery County. A
warrant for the robbery will be issued for the suspect, Christopher Brown, (date of birth
04/03/1995), who is currently in custody at the Harris County Jail.

Information Source:
Lieutenant Brady Fitzgerald
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
Administrative Services

THE VIEWING PARTY FOR WILLIE D’S COON!

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Dozens of people came out for an exclusive screening of Willie D’s new video to the song Coon.

The legendary member of the Geto Boys invited only close friends and family to the screening held in Houston’s Recording Studio in Katy Thursday night.

The video is the follow up to the controversial song that calls out so called coons in the African American community.

Willie D describes a coon as someone who publicly belittles their own race in order to be accepted by another.

The celebrities targeted in the song are Stacey Dash, Charles Barkley, Don Lemon, and many more.

After the screening of the video the unapologetic rapper held a question and answer session.

It revealed Willie D will release more coon related songs calling out even more individuals he says have betrayed their own people to get ahead.

If you’re interested in purchasing Coon click this link: Buy the song Coon by Willie D!

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The Fort Bend County District Attorney’s office says gospel singer James Fortune has entered a guilty plea for felony domestic violence.

Prosecutors say he was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday but it was suspended for five years while he is under the supervision of the court.

Fortune will also have to perform 170 hours of community service according to District Attorney John Healey.

Assistant District Attorney Alex Folet says this is related to Fortune’s assault on his wife back in 2014.

Part of the agreement is to stay away from his wife and he cannot go within within 200 feet of her place of employment, her home or her person.

If Fortune violates these rules the judge in the case has the right to revoke his probation.

Alex Foley is the assistant district attorney who handled the case.

Bio: James Fortune (born November 29, 1978) is a two-time Grammy Award-nominated gospel music recording artist, songwriter and producer. He is also a radio personality on 1190 AM WLIB.

IS THIS MAN A SERIAL RAPIST?

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Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested and believed responsible for multiple sexual assault incidents in the Houston and Jersey Village areas since June 2014.  

The suspect, Reginald Dwayne Bond (b/m, 37), is charged with five counts of burglary with intent to commit sexual assault in the 262nd State District Court.  A photo of Bond is attached to this news release.  

The suspect is believed responsible for incidents on the following dates and locations:  

June 22, 2014 at 11011 Pleasant Colony (Jersey Village)April 26, 2015 at 9851 MeadowglenMay 17, 2015 at 11111 Pleasant Colony (Jersey Village)December 25, 2015 at 9801 MeadowglenJanuary 17, 2016 at 9801 Meadowglen

In each incident, Bond watched his female victims and then entered their residences during the early morning hours (3 a.m. to 5 a.m.).  He would look around the residences and either stand by the victims’ beds to wake them with a flashlight or get into the beds before waking them.  In some instances, Bond concealed his face while in others, he covered the victim’s face.  

A preliminary investigation was initiated in June 2015.  HPD investigators were contacted by Jersey Village Police regarding two sexual assault incidents believed committed by the same suspect.  Evidence obtained from a June 2014 incident was entered into the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) and that profile matched that of a suspect wanted in as many as four incidents in the Ferguson County area of  St. Louis, Missouri, since 2008.  At that time, no further leads were found in the investigation.  

In October 2015, evidence from the April 2015 incident was entered into the CODIS system and a profile was developed that matched the incidents in Jersey Village and St. Louis.  Further investigation and evidence obtained from the December 2015 incident developed information that identified Bond as the suspect.  

Further investigation and evidence obtained from the January 2016 incident identified Bond as the suspect in these cases.  Bond was taken into custody on January 22 and has admitted his role in the incidents in Houston and Jersey Village.    

Investigators believe there may be more victims and encourage anyone who has information on other possible incidents to contact the HPD Robbery Division at 713-308-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.   

HAS THE HOUSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT PLACEDENT YOUR FAVORITE BAR AND NIGHTCLUB ON ITS BAN LIST?


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The controversy surrounding Gaslamp in Midtown prompted the Harris County Sheriff’s office to ban its deputies from working security at the bar.

In a May 2015 amateur video a White female says her Black friends were charged to get in the bar while she wasn’t.

It’s a charge of discrimination Gaslamp has been fighting and aggressively denying through its attorney since September.

But standing by watching it all was a Harris County deputy.

The video shows he would only enforce the bar’s policy by telling the women who complained of discrimination to leave.

We decided to check with the Houston Police Department about the nightclubs, bars and other businesses they have banned their officers from working extra security.

Public records show HPD was aware of Gaslamp’s alleged discrimination since October 2014.

That’s when the department banned its officers from working security at the bar because of house rules.

Ray Hunt with the police union has no problem with HPD’s long list of bars and clubs they have banned their officers from working at as security.

More than 70 businesses have made the list. HPD cites various reasons from discrimination to shady owners with criminal convictions, prostitution, gambling, rave parties, and even cock fighting.

But the most surprising business on that list is the House of Blues.

Now keep in mind HPD did not ban the business because of anything bad.

Hunt says, “House of Blues and their corporate do not permit officers to come in there off duty carrying their weapons.”

In the meantime, Hunt says if a Houston police officer sees something illegal at an extra job he or she must report it.

What if that officer turns a blind eye to questionable activity while just collecting a check?

“They could be terminated. It’s called sound judgment,” says Hunt.

Note: Gaslamp has denied any allegations of discrimination at the bar through the company’s attorney.