In this week’s Justice is Served, we discuss the latest legal headlines including the charges announced in the shooting death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride. McBride was shot in the face after knocking on the door of a 54-year-old homeowner in Dearborn Heights Michigan in the early morning hours on November 2nd. McBride had just been involved in a car accident and it’s believed she was seeking help. Wayne County prosecutors announced Friday they are charging the homeowner with second degree murder; he claims the gun went off by accident.
Meanwhile, in On The Docket, we discuss a series of cases at the intersection of Hollywood and the law. Chris Brown is counter-suing a woman claiming Brown assaulted her at a club this summer. He is suing for defamation claiming she knowingly lied about the incident. Next up, a source claims Katherine Jackson offered to write a letter to help Conrad Murray get a shorter sentence and resume seeing patients last year in exchange for his help in the AEG case but when he declined, she began singing a different tune and now says Murray should not be allowed to continue to practice medicine. We also discuss a lawsuit filed by a Florida couple claiming Spike Lee’s false tweet to followers listing their address as the home of George Zimmerman caused them to have to relocate. Lastly, Alec Baldwin’s stalker has been sentenced to seven months in jail for harassing him and for her disruptions during the week-long trial in New York.
Finally, in this week’s Tipping the Scales we discuss Jonathan Martin’s alleged bullying by Miami Dolphins teammate Richie Incognito and why Martin was targeted. Tune in, leave your comments below, and be sure to watch Justice is Served on Black Hollywood Live every Friday.