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Brock Turner Will Be Released From Prison This Friday

Turner is being released early for good behavior. 

Brock Turner, the former Stanford University student who was convicted of three counts of sexual assault and was given a laughable six-month prison sentence for his crimes will be released from prison Friday (September 2) for good behavior, according to reports.

The maximum sentence for Turner's crimes was 14 years, although prosecutors wanted him to serve six for raping an unconscious college woman behind a dumpster in August 2015. When Judge Aaron Persky handed down Turner's six month sentence, there was a nationwide outcry at what many believed was a gross abuse of power. In Persky's explanation, the judge said that while the victim's life had been "poisoned" by Turner's actions, a long prison sentence wouldn't be the "antidote."

Since Turner's conviction, the nation has seen two other high profile rape cases receive the same lenient outcome. University of Colorado student Austin James Wilkerson was sentenced to two years in jail under work release, which means he can leave to go to school or work and return at night. Most recently, 18-year-old David Becker's case made headlines when a judge handed down a two-year probation as his sentence for sexually assaulting two classmates back in April. According to reports, as long as Becker follows the rules of his probation, the case will be dismissed and won't appear on his records and he won't have to register as a sex offender.

UPDATE:

After serving three months in county jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman in January 2015, Brock Turner was released, Buzzfeed reports, after news of his mild sentence made waves earlier this year. He was originally sentenced to six months in jail.

Three counts were handed down to Turner, which included assault with the intent to rape an intoxicated woman, sexually penetrating an unconscious person with a foreign object, and sexually penetrating an intoxicated person with a foreign object.

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Da Baby, Megan Thee Stallion And Roddy Ricch To Headline 2020 Broccoli City Festival

Broccoli City Fest is returning with a packed lineup. Da Baby, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Rich and more, are billed to hit the stage as headliners of the annual DMV music festival.

Additional performers include, hometown artist, Ari Lennox, as well as Burna Boy, Doja Cat, Selection, IDK, Lucky Daye, and surprise performances, according to the lineup announced on Wednesday (Jan. 22).

BC Fest 2020 promises to be the “best one yet,” per a statement on the festival website. Besides music, the festival will feature a carnival, an interactive art space where patrons can take selfies, pop-up venders, VIP lounges, a curated cannabis experience (for the 21+ an older), a DJ tent and “more food and beverage options.”

Although pre-sale tickets sold out within hours of the lineup announcement. early bird passes were still available at press time.

Broccoli City Fest 2020 takes place in Washington D.C. on May 9. Check out the full lineup below.

 

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Cook County Medical Examiner Reveals Juice WRLD’s Cause Of Death

Juice WRLD’s death was caused by an accidental overdose of prescription drugs. The “Lucid Dreams” rapper, whose birth name was Jarad A. Higgins, died from oxycodone and codeine toxicity, the Cook County’s Medical Examiner’s Office revealed on Wednesday (Jan. 22).

The 21-year-old recording artist suffered a seizure at a private hanger at Chicago Midway airport after his plane landed on Dec. 8, 2019. He was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill.

Federal authorities reportedly confiscated 70 pounds of marijuana found in luggage on the private plane that flew Juice WRLD and his entourage from Los Angeles to California. Authorities are unlikely to file criminal charges because no one claimed ownership of the weed.

Juice WRLD was candid about his battle with addiction and vowed to kick his codeine addiction last summer. “Addiction kills but you can overcome,” he tweeted in July 2019.

In an emotional statement released a few days after his death, Juice WRLD’s mother addressed her son's struggle with substance abuse. “Addiction knows no boundaries and it’s impact goes way beyond the person fighting it,” she said. “Jarod was a son, brother, grandson, friend and so much more to so many people who wanted more than anything to see him defeat addiction.”

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Officer Suspended For Filming Delonte West While He Was Arrested

A day after reports of a video of a detained Delonte West began to gain commentary, an officer who filmed him recounting the situation has been suspended. According to NBC News, local Maryland police authorities believed a bystander recorded the viral video of Delonte in handcuffs but soon discovered it was one of their own. The authorities are unsure as to how the video appeared on the Internet.

Another view of the incident, which occurred on Monday (Jan. 20) near the MGM National Harbor casino, shows West laid out on the road as an unidentified person proceeds to hit him. The officers stated that morning, West and the other person, who are familiar with each other, engaged in an argument.

A former college basketball teammate of West's, Jameer Nelson, posted a message to Twitter following news of the former pro-athlete's situation. “To answer everybody that’s reaching out to me about his situation… all we can do is pray for him and his family and hope that he seeks the proper help," Nelson said. "Mental illness is something that a lot of people deal with and don’t even know it, until sometimes it’s too late. I’m not sure what exactly is going on with Dwest but he knows I’m in his corner and will help him get through this."

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— Jameer Nelson (@jameernelson) January 21, 2020

In 2015, West was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Previous reports state the former NBA player has family and friends that are providing him with support. According to TMZ, the NBA is also offering West assistance.

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