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O.J. Simpson Taking The Cosmopolitan To Court

(Las Vegas, NV (AP) – O.J. Simpson is suing a Las Vegas hotel-casino, alleging unnamed employees defamed him by telling celebrity news site TMZ he was ordered off the property in 2017 for being drunk, disruptive and unruly.
The former football star denies in the lawsuit filed Thursday against the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas that he was belligerent, broke glass or damaged property.

The Cosmopolitan declined to comment. TMZ is not a defendant in the case.
The complaint acknowledges Simpson got a notice banning him from the property after he spent several hours at a steakhouse and a lounge.
The 72-year-old Simpson is on parole from prison and living in Las Vegas.
He served nine years for armed robbery and assault after a bid to retrieve personal memorabilia at a Las Vegas hotel in 2007.

Pure Evil: Woman Pushes Elderly Man Off Of Bus, Kills Him

(Las Vegas, NV) – Video has been released of 25-year old Cadesha Michelle Bishop committing the murder of 74-year old Serge Fournier.

The brash woman reportedly was being quite rude and cursing at other passengers on a public transit bus in Las Vegas, Nevada when the elderly man told her to be nicer to people.

As he grabs his walker and attempts to exit the bus, Bishop violently pushes him with enough force that sends him flying over the steps, crashing head first into the concrete.

The CCTV security video is disturbing and shows Bishop turning around to go on about her day as Fournier lays motionless on the concrete. Witnesses say she grabbed her son and walked away.

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The incident happened on March 21st. Fournier initially survived but after a month in the hospital, he succumbed to his injuries.

Bishop was arrested and charged with murder. She’s being held on a $100,000 bond and has a preliminary hearing on May 21st.

Bishop is no stranger to violence.  She was arrested twice in 2014 and 2015 for misdemeanor domestic violence charges.

Fournier leaves behind his disabled wife.

Surveillance Video Shows Las Vegas Gunman Days Prior To Massacre

(Las Vegas, NV) – Surveillance video shows Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock’s movements in the days leading up to the deadly mass shooting. The security video starts six days before the shooting when Paddock was checking into his suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort.

The video is a collection of surveillance images capturing Paddock interacting with hotel staff, getting on and off elevators, eating in the hotel’s restaurant and playing video poker. In part of the video, Paddock is seen with hotel staff transporting nearly 12 suitcases and containers filled with 23 guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition. Paddock is last seen gambling all night in a high-limit slot area before returning to his room around 7 am on the day of the shooting.

Paddock killed 58 people when he opened fire on a crowd of concert-goers near the Las Vegas strip last October.

Lawyer: “OJ Simpson Is Golfing A Lot, Staying In Las Vegas

(Las Vegas, NV) – O.J. Simpson is not planning to move from Nevada to Florida like he told state parole officials before he was released in October from Nevada state prison, his Las Vegas lawyer said Thursday.PAY-PROD-OJ-Simpson-is-seen-enjoying-his-life-as-a-free-man

The 70-year-old former football hero, acquitted murder defendant and armed robbery inmate has not filed paperwork with parole officials to move to a different state, attorney Malcolm LaVergne said.”Mr. Simpson has no immediate plans to return to Florida,”LaVergne told The Associated Press. ”He’s very much enjoying his time here in Vegas. It’s January, he gets to play golf every day.”A Nevada state parole and probation officer handling Simpson’s case did not immediately respond to messages, and Florida prisons spokeswoman Ashley Cook said her agency has not received documents from Simpson seeking interstate custody.
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Simpson has been spotted in public in and around Las Vegas several times during the more than three months he has been living in a friend’s five-bedroom home in a gated and guard-patrolled community several miles (kilometers) from the Las Vegas Strip.He drew a crowd of selfie-seekers Jan. 7 at a Las Vegas bar and pizza shop during an NFL playoff game featuring one of his former teams, the Buffalo Bills.An outing in November to a steakhouse and a lounge at the Cosmopolitan resort is in dispute, after officials ordered Simpson off the Las Vegas Strip property and prohibited him from returning.
LaVergne denies claims that Simpson was intoxicated or disruptive,and alleges in a Dec. 29 letter to hotel officials that the incident was a malicious and racially prejudiced effort to embarrass Simpson and jeopardize his parole status.The Cosmopolitan has not responded, company spokeswoman Samantha Grimes said Thursday.Simpson has earned almost eight months of good time credit since his release from prison, bumping up his expected release from parole to Jan. 18, 2022, from the original Sept. 29, 2022.

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Seattle Seahawks Player Michael Bennett Held At Gunpoint By Las Vegas Police

(SL) – The NY Times reports,  Seattle Seahawks star Michael Bennett said he was held at gunpoint and handcuffed by the police in Las Vegas after the Mayweather-McGregor fight.

Bennett wrote on Twitter on Wednesday that after the fight Aug. 26, he heard what he thought were gunshots and began running, along with other people. Bennett said the police singled him out, ordered him to the ground and held a gun to his head.

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Bennett said an officer “forcefully jammed his knee” into his back. He said he was handcuffed so tightly that his fingers went numb. Bennett said he was “terrified” and wondered if he would see his children again.

According to Bennett, he was released after officers realized he was “not a thug, common criminal or ordinary black man, but Michael Bennett, a famous professional football player.”

Bennett attributed his detention to being black. “Las Vegas police officers singled me out and pointed their guns at me for doing nothing more than simply being a black man in the wrong place at the wrong time,” he wrote.

At a news conference later Wednesday, Undersheriff Kevin C. McMahill of the Las Vegas Police Department said that the department had learned of Bennett’s allegations only that day and that an investigation had been started.

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OJ Simpson PAROLED, Tears Up When Victim Of Robbery Says He’d Be There Tomorrow To Pick Him Up

(SL) – Say what you want about OJ Simpson, but he’s served his time. If all else failed, he was set to be released on September 29th, 2022 for good behavior. But a unanimous vote was cast and the Juice was released.

Some people will accuse him of being combative and self absorbed, but the man is 70 years old, ready to get out and get back to his kids. Besides that, if you wanted to see humility and remorse, he showed it.

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The Board had 11 factors that they considered and there was only one concern and that was whether or not he would be aggressive in the community, if he was released. In terms of risk factors, he registered low at 3.

OJ is serving a 33 year sentence for an armed robbery that occurred in Las Vegas September 15th, 2007. Simpson and his friends were videotaped entering and leaving a hotel and there was an audio recording of the event that resulted in Bruce Fromong being threatened with a gun and punched.

42867BDD00000578-4715036-image-m-106_1500573008076Bruce Fromong testified for OJ and acknowledged that Simpson had been misled about the number of items and exact content he would be retrieving. He declared forgiveness for OJ and told him, “If you called me tomorrow and said you needed a ride. Will you pick me up? Juice, I’ll be here tomorrow.”

Oddly enough the state of California ruled that the property did belong to OJ and he is in possession of it as we speak. Yes, the same property that he is serving time for in Lovelock Correctional Facility.

One factor that didn’t make sense was the charge from the Parole Board that OJ had a substance abuse problem. OJ had been drinking before the robbery (he was at a friend’s wedding) and it was somehow concluded that alcohol abuse was somehow a trigger. The Parole Board wanted OJ to take an AA course, but he didn’t. To his credit, OJ said he’s never had a substance abuse problem.  That if his kids had an issue that would’ve been helpful. His oldest daughter Arnell testified on his behalf.

4286924E00000578-4715036-image-a-119_1500574099809While most would say just take the course, OJ didn’t sugarcoat his absence from the AA program noting that he’s never had a substance abuse problem and he hasn’t had a drink in 9 years.

Most people wanted the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman to be considered, but legally that case has nothing to do with this parole hearing and the Parole Board wasn’t swayed by the pressure.

OJ says he wants to move back to Florida where his two youngest kids live and get back to his life. His NFL pension is $25,000 a month..more than enough to survive. His money will be protected from the Browns and the Goldmans. OJ could be released as early as October.

 

 

 

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Sin City Lives Up To Its Name After Two Shootings In 24 Hours

(SL) – The block has been extremely hot in Vegas since around midnight. The first shooting took place at the exclusive Bellagio Hotel. Early Saturday, a gunman in a pig mask opened fire during an armed robbery at a high-end store believed to be a Rolex Store inside iconic resort. Terrified tourists sought shelter amid the chaos.

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Three people entered the store and one fired shots. No one was injure but parts of the casino property remain closed as authorities investigate.

Officers received a call about the incident at the Bellagio at 12:50 am, and apprehended one suspect by 2:15 am, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

One woman who was at the hotel when the robbery unfolded described the atmosphere as one of ‘mass panic’.

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Different story with the second shooting that happened around noon. After word that the standoff had ended, more details emerged.

Larry Hadfield, a spokesman with Las Vegas Metro police, said of the bus situation to USA Today: ‘The shooting incident happened on the bus. We had one single shooting incident with two victims. Both were transported to the trauma center and one is deceased.’

Hadfield added that SWAT and hostage negotiation personnel were on site but wouldn’t confirm if there were passengers still on the regional transit bus at the time.

A police spokesperson was quoted as saying that the alleged gunman surrendered without incident after fours hours.

Around 1.45 pm, local time, a loud bang occurred near the bus, as some reports indicate the SWAT team detonated the side of the vehicle. There was a flash of light and smoke appeared to come from the bus.

No information has been made available as of early Saturday evening regarding the identities of the suspect or the victims.