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Megan Thee Stallion penned a heartfelt op-ed imploring Americans to protect Black women ahead of rapper Tory Lanez’s scheduled court hearing Tuesday regarding felony charges over allegations he shot the “Savage” artist.

In an op-ed piece for The New York Times published Tuesday, rapper Megan Thee Stallion detailed her experiences with the incident and lamented feeling like she and other Black women are “not protected as human beings.”

“I was recently the victim of an act of violence by a man,” she wrote. 

Without naming names, Megan Thee Stallion, whose real name is Megan Pete, said she was shot after a party twice while walking away from a man with whom she was not

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‘I will never be OK:’ Mother of Euclid fashion model killed in shooting grieves second child lost to gun violence

EUCLID, Ohio — Shalaymiah Moore died Oct. 1 when a gunman shot and killed her. The headlines that followed her death focused on her burgeoning career as a fashion model.

In a recent conversation with Moore’s mother, she said she would like her daughter’s memory to consist of more than just “model” or “actress.” She was a mother, a daughter, a nurse’s assistant, a friend to many and someone who battled depression.

“She had gone through a long history of depression thinking she was not adequate enough to be a mother,” Moore’s mother Rochelle Moore said. “She had finally found her niche in life.”

Shalaymiah Moore died from several gunshot wounds to the back and shoulder in an incident that happened about 3:15 a.m. Friday on Lakeshore Boulevard just west of East 210th Street, according to Euclid police. Paramedics took her to University Hospitals, where she later died.

For Rochelle

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1 arrested, another wanted after shooting death on Senate Street

Investigators say 20-year-old Zachery Jamell Williams turned himself over to authorities.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Columbia police have taken into custody a second suspect in connection to the shooting death of a Greenville man who had come to Columbia for a wedding.  

Investigators say 20-year-old Zachery Jamell Williams turned himself in Thursday morning with the help of his attorney. In a crime alert online, the University of South Carolina said Williams is a current USC student. 

Police had already arrested 20-year-old Xavier York Glover, who is charged with murder and armed robbery. 

Police say 26-year-old Wesley Colin Brown was walking alone along the 1700 block of Senate Street on Sunday morning, when he was shot. Investigators believe Williams approached Brown, stole a personal belonging and shot him before the two suspects drove away from the scene.

RELATED: Man who came to Columbia for wedding shot, killed, police say

After the crime,

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AR-15-style rifle mass shooting unlicensed gun dealer

For years, Marcus Braziel took his customers at their word when they showed up with wads of cash to buy one of the customized AR-15-style rifles he advertised for sale on the internet.

a close up of a weapon: The AR-15-style rifle sold by an unlicensed gun dealer and used in a mass shooting last year.

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The AR-15-style rifle sold by an unlicensed gun dealer and used in a mass shooting last year.

If they said there was no legal reason to prevent them from owning a gun, Braziel said, that was good enough for him. He saw no need for obtaining a license and conducting formal criminal background checks.

But that was before federal agents showed up at his door in Lubbock, Texas, and told him they’d traced one of his weapons to a mass shooter.

“I wanted to vomit,” Braziel recalled in an exclusive interview with CNN. “My life has not been the same since. I will be forever sorry.”

Braziel, 45, pleaded guilty Wednesday in

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Convicted felon charged in ambush-style shooting of 2 LA deputies

A man has been charged in connection with the ambush-style shooting of two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies earlier this month in Southern California, CBS Los Angeles reports. Sheriff Alex Villanueva and LA County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced the arrest of Deonte Lee Murray at a news conference Wednesday morning.

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During a court appearance Wednesday afternoon, the 36-year-old Murray pleaded not guilty to two counts each of premeditated attempted murder of a peace officer and possession of a firearm by a felon. His photo is not being released to protect the ongoing investigation.

The two sheriff’s deputies were shot in an unprovoked ambush on September 12 while sitting in their patrol car in Compton. The deputies, a 31-year-old mother and a 24-year-old man, were rushed to St. Francis Medical Center in critical condition. Both survived and have since been released from the hospital.


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