Ice Cube To Star In Film Based Around Cops With Alleged Ties To Biggie & Tupac Murders

Posted: Thursday – April 29, 2010

Ice Cube is teaming up with Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster in the new film Rampart.

The film, which is centered around the scandals that took place in the Los Angeles Police Department in the 1990s, showcases police misconducts in the Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (CRASH) anti-gang program including unprovoked shootings, beatings, planting of evidence, framing of suspects, stealing and dealing narcotics, bank robbery, perjury and covering up evidence.

Ice Cube is set to play a LAPD officer alongside Foster, who are colleagues with Harrelson’s character, an LAPD officer on a redemptive journey who finds himself embroiled in scandal.

The LAPD, which has widely been criticized for the mishandling of the murder cases of the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac, have denied allegations that they have ever hired criminals to work as officers in the division.

But according to retired robbery-homicide detective Russell Poole in the critically acclaimed book “Labyrinth”, the police knowingly hired gang members David Mack and Rafael Pérez who were well known throughout the Blood community.

According to the book “Labyrinth”, Mack and Pérez were also employed by former Death Row CEO Suge Knight, along with other police officers from the Rampart division, to serve as security at various Death Row events. Poole also states that the officers witnessed and participated in illegal activities while working events.

Mack, who was suspected to have played a role in the murder of Notorious B.I.G., was later arrested for bank robbery, while still employed as an LAPD officer.

Adding to the scandal was the shooting death of corrupt LAPD officer Kevin Gaines by fellow officer and undercover detective Frank Lyga in 1997. The shooting, which was ruled self-defense, uncovered evidence of Officer Gaines’s corrupt behavior.

According to reports, Gaines filed a bogus claim against the city of Los Angeles for “mistreatment” against him during an arrest while he was off duty. After the ruling in Gaines favor, it was later discovered that the suit was filed to secure his officer pension. Police also state adding to growing suspicion was the fact that Gaines was dating and living with Suge Knights ex-wife and the then manager of Snoop Dogg, Sharitha Knight.

According to published police files, Poole, who was assigned to investigate the Lyga-Gaines shooting, recovered evidence that Gaines’s lifestyle did not match the $55,000 a year salary he was paid as an LAPD officer.

The published reports show that at the time, Gaines drove a Mercedes and wore designer suits. Detectives also found nine credit cards as well as a receipt for a $952 restaurant tab at Monty’s Steakhouse, a Westwood hangout for members of Death Row Records.

At the time, Death Row Records was under investigation by the FBI since 1993 for its strong ties to Compton’s Mob Piru Bloods gang.
Rampart, a film based on James Ellroy’s screenplay, has been developed at Light stream Pictures is slated to be released sometime in 2011.

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Suge Knight Involved In A Car Accident and Loses Teeth?/ Still Suing Kanye West

Posted: Wednesday – March 31, 2010

Suge Knight has missed another court date, but this time he has a reason.

According to published reports, Knight missed his scheduled court appearance for a lawsuit he filed against Kanye West in Miami, due to a car accident.

Suge’s lawyer Marc Brumer told the Miami New Times that Suge Knight’s accident was so severe that he actually lost his front teeth.

“He was in a pretty serious car accident,” Brumer said. “He lost a couple of teeth, he’s in pain, and he can’t speak.”

The former Death Row Records’ head honcho is suing Kanye West and The Shore Club over a 2005 shooting during an event West hosted at the South Beach hotspot.

“He’s a very adept businessman,” Brumer continued as he spoke about Suge. “He’s a mess, but he’s sharp. Nobody likes Kanye West anymore. Even though he’s still selling millions of records, everybody’s sick of him.”

The above stated lawsuit stems from an incident in which Suge was shot in the femur and had to undergo surgery. Knight is claiming that West is responsible for his medical bills and a $135,000 diamond earring that was allegedly stolen from him during the brawl.

Yeah right…Don’t be mad son, UPS is hiring.



Suge Knight Beat Down — Again!!!

Posted: Monday – February 22, 2010

For the second time in 9 months, Suge Knight got his face punched in — and the alleged ass-beater claims to be Akon’s business manager.

It all went down in a private party at the W Hotel in Scottsdale, AZ where Suge was attending a private party for NBA All-Star weekend. Cops say they were called to the scene by hotel security who warned about a brewing fight between two groups in the VIP area.

According to the Scottsdale PD website, when cops arrived, they saw a man punch the victim — aka Suge — two times in the head.” Officers had to break out the tasers to “quell the fight.”

The suspect, Robert Carnes, Jr., was charged with one count of felony aggravated assault — they ruled it a felony “due to the severity of the victim’s injuries.” Another man was also arrested and charged with one count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

According to the Scottsdale PD, “Carnes reported to officers that he is employed as the business manager for singer ‘Akon.’”

Suge was transported to a local hospital and treated for facial injuries.

UPDATE: Akon’s people tell us, “Akon had already left the party and was in his hotel room at The W when the incident occurred.”

UPDATE: Akon’s publicist released the following statement about Robert Carnes Jr., the guy accused of beating Suge’s ass: “He is not Akon’s business manager, David Bolno is. He is with Akon’s camp.”

BELOW is the Scottsdale PD arrest report:

“At about 3:30 AM, police were called to a private party on the second floor (pool area) of the W Hotel. Hotel security personnel called police when they became concerned that there would be a fight between two groups of guests having heated words in the VIP area. Officers arrived and watched a group of about 6-8 guests exiting the VIP area. They saw one person, later identified as Robert Carnes Jr., punch the victim in the head two times. Officers deployed Tasers to quell the fight that erupted. Officers arrested CARNES Jr. and ANDERSON for assault and disorderly conduct. The victim was transported to SHC-Osborn hospital where he was treated for facial injuries. CARNES Jr. reported to officers that he is employed as the business manager for singer “Akon”.

Both suspects were booked into Scottsdale City jail and are being held in custody.

ANDERSON is charged with 1 count of misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct. CARNES Jr. is charged with 1 count of Felony Aggravated Assault. (Felony charge is due to the severity of the victim’s injuries.)”

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Suge Knight’s Valuables Sold At Auction

Posted: Monday – February 22, 2010

Suge Knight‘ problems with money and bills are continuing to add up.

As previously reported, Suge was set to be taken to court by one of the mothers of his children who allege that he owed her for back child support payments.

Now however several of Suge’s personal items have been sold at auction to pay for an outstanding storage bill.

The owner of Conejo Valley Moving & Storage Joe Furmidge held the auction Saturday in an effort to recoup the missing money.

Furmidge’s auction was widely successful making $4,500 dollars in 30 minutes off Suge’s property including furniture, clothing, appliances and gym equipment.

A large picture of Suge and Tupac was sold for $100.

This is not the first time Suge has seen many of his items sold at an auction.

In 2009 items from Death Row’s catalog including unreleased recordings and various award show trophies were sold to the highest bidder.

Some of Knight’s personal items including his underwear were sold as well.

In August he put his Los Angeles mansion up for sale after filing for bankruptcy.

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Crooked-I Refutes Any Relationship To Death Row

Posted: Wednesday – September 2, 2009

Crooked I had refuted the notion that he is in any way signed to Death Row Records, an assertion made by the new CEO of the iconic label founded by Dr. Dre and Suge Knight.

A comment by Lara Lavi, CEO/President – Wideawake Deathrow LLC, seemed to suggest that Crooked I was still on the label.

“…Everybody on the roster, those deals expired in the nineties. The only two really are Crooked I and Danny Boy right now; they’re always really technically on the roster,” Lavi said in an interview published on Monday. “We’re negotiating with them right now to do a new contract signing because they both have current projects. Danny has an R&B album and a Gospel album and Crooked I has an amazing project with King Tech, supported by Sway.”

However, Crooked I denied any new relationship and stated that Lavi only mentioned Wideawake, not Death Row, in his dealings with her.

He did acknowledge the relationship between the two entities.

“I cut ties from Death Row Records in 2004 legally. All my contractual ties were cut. She’s [Laura Lavi] a nice lady,” Crooked I told AllHipHop.com. “As far as Death Row is concerned, that’s going backward in my career. No disrespect to her. She has the old music.”

Crooked I maintained that the endured an extensive and expensive legal process to get off of Death Row Records.

“I have no contract with Death Row. I went through 11 months of court [to get freed contractually],” he concluded.

Crooked I recently released an album with his group Slaughterhouse that has been met by critical acclaim from Hip-Hop fans.

Source: Allhiphop.com



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