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Lauryn Hill Pens Open Letter, Says She Has To "Align Her Energy With The Time"

"My true audience knows emphatically that I care. It isn't possible to affect people in any deep and meaningful way without putting sacrificial time in."

Lauryn Hill received the ire of the Internet Saturday when the music icon reportedly arrived to an Atlanta show nearly two hours late and performed a 30 minute set before her mic was cut off.

Fans were mighty upset with the former Fugee, and proceeded to drag her over the coals on Twitter.

Hill, unwilling to let the negative comments continue,took to Facebook Sunday (May 8) to post an open letter explaining her side of the story, and says she has nothing but love and respect for her fans, the challenge is "aligning my energy with the time."

Hill's Facebook post received a little less than 1,100 shares however, despite the eloquent verbiage, many simply weren't buying it.

"Funny how people are just eating this up and providing excuses for her. Did you buy a ticket to the show? I LOVE me some Fugees and the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill but I'm not buying the fancy words and trying to finesse her way out of this," A Facebook user who goes by the name Tigress Smith said. "She may have done shows over limit but she's notorious for being late to shows and hit and miss with her performances. If her "energy" is not consistent then guess what...how about you take time to get yourself right until it's consistent to where people PAY and show up to see you and expect you to perform! I pray that you get better and not just as a performer/celeb but with your life sweetie!"

Another Facebook user, Andrea Key, piggy-backed off of Smith's comments adding a bit of "real world" perspective to the conversation.

"Sorry, I'm not buying it. She's consistently late or a no-show. My time is just as valuable as hers. I wish I could consistently show up to work late and still have my job support me."

Well then.

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Justice Department Will Not Charge Officer Who Killed Eric Garner

The day before the five year anniversary of Eric Garner’s death, it was reported by multiple outlets that a federal prosecutor would not charge the police officer responsible for his death.

Per USA Today, The Justice Department will not bring federal charges against Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer who held Garner in a chokehold outside of a store in Staten Island in an attempt to arrest him for allegedly selling cigarettes. Garner’s last words “I can’t breathe” became a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement.

“In 2017, the city's Civilian Complaints Review Board determined that Pantaleo used excessive force,” USA Today reports. “Federal authorities have been conducting a separate, years-long civil rights inquiry into Garner's death. Pantaleo also is awaiting a verdict in a NYPD disciplinary proceeding.”

During Pantaleo’s trial this past May, Stuart London– the police union lawyer who represented the officer– argued that Mr. Garner died from being “morbidly obese.”

“Those who have been able to not come to a rushed judgment, but have looked at the video in explicit detail, see Pantaleo’s intent and objective was to take him down pursuant to how he was taught by NYPD, control him when they got on the ground, and then have him cuffed,”  London said in an interview with the New York Times. “There was never any intent for him to exert pressure on his neck and choke him out the way the case has been portrayed.”

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Charlottesville Killer Receives Life Sentence Plus 419 Years

James Alex Fields Jr will spend the rest of his life behind bars for driving his car into a crowd of counter-protestors in Charlottesville, Va., which injured many and killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer.

According to reports, Judge Richard Moore sentenced the 22-year-old white supremacist to life in prison plus 419 years. Fields, who reportedly had a picture of Adolf Hitler framed by his bed, drove from Ohio to attend the 2017 Unite The Right Rally with fellow racists and neo-Nazi's to protest the removal of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue.

The event also drew Heyer and other counter-protestors who marched against white nationalism. The violence forced local authorities to declare an unlawful assembly and begin the process of demobilizing everyone. Later on the same day, Fields drove his car into a crowd killing Heyer and hurting others.

The event caused already bubbling racial tensions in America to spill over when during a press conference Donald Trump blamed "both sides" for the turmoil.

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A Texas Woman Lived With Her Mother's Dead Body For Three Years

A Texas woman is facing two to 20 years in prison for living with her dead mother's body for three years.

According to CNN, Delissa Navonne Crayton's 71-year-old mother's corpse was found inside a room, while Crayton and her daughter dwelled in another room inside the home.

Investigators said Crayton's mother fell, hit her head and died a few days later. It appears as if the fall was accidental, however, Crayton's refusal to have her be seen by a doctor, assisted in her mother's death. A coroner's report

"From 2016 until July 7, 2019, approximately 3 years, Delissa Crayton resided in the residence with her daughter who was at the time under the age of 15," the Seguin Police Department said.

Crayton was arrested and charged with "Injury to a Child under the age of 15 through recklessly, by omission, causing to a child, serious mental deficiency, impairment or injury."

The second-degree felony also carries a $10,000 fine.

"This is an ongoing and active investigation being conducted by Seguin Police Department, the Texas Rangers, and the Guadalupe County Attorney's Office," the department said.

Police are expecting to level more charges against Crayton within the week.

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