Hip-Hop Emcee/Newscaster, Jasiri X, returns with his weekly Hip-Hop newscasts. For this week, current events include the failing economy, George Bush’s confessions, the ongoing Plaxico Burress fiasco, the Detroit 3 Auto-Bailout, Chicago workers sit-in, Clarence “Tom Us” questioning President-Elect Obama’s citizenship, and more:
CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) — Police are questioning a suspect in the killings of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson’s mother and brother, according to published reports, and are searching for a boy missing from the scene.
Hudson’s mother, Darnell Donerson, and brother Jason Hudson were found slain Friday in their home on Chicago’s South Side, according to police. An Amber Alert has been issued for Hudson’s 7-year-old nephew Julian King.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, William Balfour, 27, has been taken into custody.
On his MySpace page, Balfour says he is married to Jennifer Hudson’s sister Julia Hudson and has a stepson.
The Associated Press reports that Balfour is on parole and spent nearly seven years in prison for attempted murder, vehicular hijacking and possessing a stolen vehicle.
Julian, the missing boy, is 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. He was wearing a brown polo shirt with stripes and khaki pants when last seen, authorities said in the Amber Alert [...]
Authorities made the gut-wrenching decision Tuesday to release their sole suspect in the slaying of Chicago Police Officer Robert Soto.
Prosecutors are expected to seek the dismissal of murder and robbery charges against Jason Austin, 26, in court today. “We’re faced with witnesses recanting because they fear retaliation. The integrity of the investigation is solid. We’re going to continue to follow the evidence,” one police official said.
Detectives were trying to prove a pattern of intimidation after witnesses started changing their stories, a source said. Police and prosecutors held a tense, high-level meeting at police headquarters Tuesday before deciding to release Austin, the Sun-Times first reported on its Web site.
“I am elated because the kid didn’t do it,” said Austin’s attorney, David Wiener. “There is just no question in my mind. He said, ‘I didn’t do it.’ “
Wiener praised State’s Attorney Dick Devine and his office, saying, “They told me two weeks ago if I proved my client did not commit that crime, they would throw the case out.”
Spokesmen for the police and the state’s attorney’s office declined comment.
Officers who investigated the killing were “sick to their stomach” about the decision, a source said. “Rotten,” was how another high-ranking police official put it…