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Parents Sues Ammo Company For $203,000 For Massively Shooting Their Daughter

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When Aurora, Colorado, assailant James Holmes open fire on a movie theater in 2012, he brutally murdered 12 people. One of the victims was 24-year-old Jessica Ghawi, an aspiring sports reporter.
Her parents moved forward with a lawsuit against Lucky Gunner, the online ammunition store that supplied Holmes with the ammo he used in the deadly shooting.

The judge dismissed the case on the grounds that online sellers have special immunity under the Federal Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, in addition to a similar Colorado statute.
Now her parents, Lonnie and Sandy Phillips, have taken to Huffington Post in order to explain why they attempted the unsuccessful suit.

The grieving parents wrote an opinion piece on the matter, which HuffPo headlined “We Lost Our Daughter to a Mass Shooter and Now Owe $203,000 to His Ammo Dealer.”

Here are a few excerpts below:

“We brought our lawsuit because we thought it was outrageous that companies could sell a dangerous man an arsenal without getting any information about him, and without making any effort to see if he was a dangerous killer,” they wrote.
“Which he was.”
“These companies set up their business so people just like this killer can arm themselves at the click of a mouse. We wanted to change that.”They noted that they didn’t seek financial compensation from the lawsuit:

“We did not seek any money in our case. We just wanted injunctive relief, to have these companies act reasonably when they sold dangerous materiel, like 100-round ammunition magazines, ammunition, body armor, and tear gas.”The judge thought the case was so frivolous that he made the family pay the ammunition store a hefty fee, to the tune of over $200,000:

“This is an outrageous amount, especially given that this case was decided after one single motion!”An additional aspect of the story is that the Brady campaign may have put the parents up to the case, only to leave them with the court costs when the “strike suit” didn’t go as planned.
According to the NRA:

The court was even more direct in an opinion released last week awarding the defendants defense costs and attorneys’ fees. “It is apparent that this case was filed to pursue the political purposes of the Brady Center,” Judge Matsch stated, “and, given the failure to present any cognizable legal claim, bringing these defendants into the Colorado court where the prosecution of James Holmes was proceeding appears to be more of an opportunity to propagandize the public and stigmatize the defendants than to obtain a court order which counsel should have known would be outside the authority of this court.”
When all was said and done, the plaintiffs were ordered to pay the various defendants a total of $203,001.86. Just who will ultimately foot the bill is unknown, but Judge Matsch also noted the close relationship of the named plaintiffs to the Brady Campaign itself. Brady, having exploited the plaintiffs’ tragic circumstances for the group’s own political agenda, hopefully won’t leave the plaintiffs on the financial hook as well. Predictably, the fee award is being appealed.Lucky Gunner, the ammo shop, has noted that they will donate this money to guns rights groups. The family claims they don’t have the money to pay the legal fees.
But even with the threat of financial destitution, the parents of Jessica Ghawi are still set on changing the gun laws in this country.

“We are calling on the citizens of this country and the gun violence prevention community to stand ready to help us get in the face of state and national legislators.
Join us in helping to get the word out to the American citizens who are not aware of how these laws take away the rights of victims of gun violence.”The parents have also started a non-profit organization called Jessi’s

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Man ordered to sweep court for 3 weeks for stealing woman’s purse while buying bread

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A Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Thursday ordered a 30-year-old man, Garba Aliyu, to sweep the court premises for three weeks for stealing women’s purse.

Aliyu was convicted and sentenced after he pleaded guilty to theft. The Magistrate, Ibrahim Emmanuel, said the convict’s plea had saved the court the pains of a prolonged prosecution, adding that the punishment would have been more severe if he had not pleaded guilty.

Emmanuel said that in arriving at the sentence, the court took into consideration the fact that the convict was a first time offender who was remorseful. He also advised him to be of good behavior, stressing that the court frowned at acts of violence.

“Desist from such acts in future and become a better citizen and human being,’’ he advised.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Chidi Leo, told the court that on May 7, the convict criminally trespassed into the shop of one Adanna Ebuka located at Kano Road along Ahmadu Bello Way Kaduna.

Leo said that the convict went into the shop and stole a purse belonging to the complainant while pretending to buy a loaf of bread. He added that during police investigation, the said purse was recovered from the convict.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened the Penal Code of Kaduna State, 2017.

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Mayorkun debunks knowing Nicki DaBarbie, announces intent to sue despite her arrest

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Nigerian singer Mayorkun has publicly responded to the arrest of controversial influencer Nicki DaBarbie, strongly denying her allegations of misconduct.

In a recent tweet, the artist expressed his disbelief at the accusations and announced his intention to pursue legal action against DaBarbie, despite her current detention.

Mayorkun clarified that he has never encountered Nicki DaBarbie in person and was entirely unaware of her existence until the allegations surfaced.

Addressing the serious accusation that he and fellow artist Skiibii attempted to spike her drink for ritualistic purposes, Mayorkun emphasized his innocence and condemned the ease with which such claims spread online.

Reacting to the allegation, Mayorkun said; “You know, I was going to let this remain as a court case but when I checked the comments under some of the blogs where these ridiculous allegations were posted, I was quickly reminded of how gullible most people are on the internet and how they are ready to run along, spreading any negative news without any form of clarity.

“Just for the record, I never met that person on the said day, still never seen that person till this day, never knew about that person’s existence not until those allegations came up.. yet she claimed I put ‘something’ in her drink.
A lot of people believed that story and you think I’ll let this libellous claim fly? Hell fucking NO!

“I took this time off because I didn’t want to act out based off of emotions, because if I did; I’ll definitely act out of character and that is not who I am.

“For weeks; I’ve been getting calls from brands I work with, colleagues, friends & family about this rubbish and you know what makes it worse? You social media commentators, internet police, even people I used to think I’m cool with.. scrambling for the tiniest bit of clout and relevance, cluelessly jumping on anything not bothered if it’s someone’s life or career on the line; it might be yours tomorrow.

“I wanna re-instate, I have never seen this person before even as I am typing this! I still haven’t set my eyes on this person.. Like what else can I say? How else can I prove this?

“There’s no need for me to ask for an apology where I won’t get any. I just needed to say this publicly and get it off my chest.. cos if it was a case of ‘cancellation’ as many people are quick to do, I for don go back to dey find work for bank.

“But as they didn’t wait to hear my side of the story before they slandered my name, I would keep the same energy and not listen to anyone’s opinion while I press full charges.. even though I’m aware she’s remanded in prison at the moment but not on my own charge.. YET!”

See the screenshot of the post by Mayorkun below (swipe to view more);

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‘Superstar no get money for car’ – Speed Darlington mocks Portable following his arrest (Video)

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Controversial Nigerian singer Speed Darlington has taken to social media to drag the living daylight out of his colleague Portable following his arrest.

Portable, the “Zazoo Zeh” hitmaker has been one of the trending conversations online as the Lagos State Police Command arrested him following his refusal to pay the debt he incurred when he purchased G-Wagon from a car dealer in the state.

It was reported that Portable, during the purchase of the vehicle worth N27 million, paid only N13 million and has since refused to pay the remaining N14 million balance.

However, Portable gets social media abuzz following the way he jumps the gate to escape after police come to arrest him over alleged unpaid debt for his G-Wagon.

The policemen further use their expertise to trail Portable, catch him, and bundle him inside the car when he was trying to show some aggressiveness. He further blast the singer for living a fake life.

As the video went viral online, singer Speed Darlington joined the league of Nigerians mocking Portable after being arrested over unpaid debt for his G-Wagon.

In the clip, Speed Darlington while mocking Portable shared a video of him slapping the backside of a lady stressing that he is not like Portable that jumped the fence over unpaid debt.

He added that what he does his cash and carry unlike Portable whom he described as a Yoruba superstar who doesn’t have money to complete his car payment.

Watch the video below;

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Bodex F. Hungbo, SPMIIM is a multiple award-winning Nigerian Digital Media Practitioner, Digital Strategist, PR consultant, Brand and Event Expert, Tv Presenter, Tier-A Blogger/Influencer, and a top cobbler in Nigeria.

She has widespread experiences across different professions and skills, which includes experiences in; Marketing, Media, Broadcasting, Brand and Event Management, Administration and Management with prior stints at MTN, NAPIMS-NNPC, GLOBAL FLEET OIL AND GAS, LTV, Silverbird and a host of others

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