On PowerTalk with Lorraine Jacques-White Sister’s In Law stopped by the studio to talk about breaking news that occurred in Waycross, Ga. Morehouse Basketball players accused of Rape and Terri Macmillian stops by the studio to talk about her new book.
A Georgia man is dead and his family says he was shot by a police officer late Friday afternoon in Waycross, Ga The situation on Reed and Blackwell Street was tense Friday night as over 100 people gathered in the neighborhood. Many were angry, saying police didn’t need to shoot and kill Jack Lamar Roberson
“We called 911 for my son cause he wasn’t feeling good so instead of 911 coming, the police came and they rushed in and my son came out of the kitchen, him and my daughter-in-law,” said mother Diane Roberson. “Police rushed in and my son went to the living room door. The police came in, pulled his gun out, my son put his hands up and they shot him, they shot him down.”
“They shot my baby, he had his hands up. They didn’t Taser him, they didn’t warn him,” said Alicia Herron, the man’s girlfriend. “He came out with his hands up. They shot him in his chest more than once.”
Bernara Benson, who lives down the street, said Roberson was a nice man who never caused any trouble. “He just put his hands up and then police began to shoot him. I feel for his daughter and his fiancé. They were just standing there, looking at the crime that was being committed. I just hope and pray that justice is served,” Benson said.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is handling the case, since it involves Waycross police officers. Waycross police also didn’t comment.
In addition, Morehouse Basketball Players Facing Sexual Assault Charges After Being Accused Of Rape By Spelman Student
An out of control spring break celebration has resulted in the lives of four Atlanta students being dramatically changed forever. Three Morehouse College athletes are facing a host of charges including sexual assault after an 18-year-old Spelman student accused them of raping her, Chukwudi Ndudikwa and Malcolm Frank are facing rape and aggravated sodomy charges, while teammate Tevin Mgbo could be facing sodomy, kidnapping and reckless conduct charges.
One witness said they saw the victim consume alcohol and Molly on the night of the alleged assault. Others say that she was very “flirtatious and sexually aggressive” at the party. One of the victim’s friends described the 18-year-old as “not recognizing her friends” on the night of the party and went on to say “she picked up a knife and tried to stab me.” Several other witnesses say that the victim had sex with multiple men in different rooms that night.
While the victim, witnesses and even the accused agree that sexual intercourse did occur that night, whether or not the sex was consensual is what’s being questioned. The capability of the victim to consent to sex considering her alcohol-induced state is also being investigated.
Court documents reveal that the victim admits to drinking alcohol, but says that she did not take any drugs.
“If you voluntarily drink to the point that you’re still conscious, that’s one thing. But if you drank so much to the point that you pass out and then someone takes advantage of you, that’s a different thing. In this particular case, it appears that she was conscious and not unconscious. That would be tough for the prosecution. What this boils down to is whether the defendants in this particular case thought that she had given a valid consent,” said Fulton County prosecutor Al Dixon.
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