Following her horrific death, an attorney representing the family of Alesia Thomas wants the LAPD to release its video of the woman's confrontation with cops last summer.
Thomas died in custody following a kick to her genitals and a leg sweep at the hands of officers, the department admits. At leas ... More >>
L.A. journalist Chuck Philips was kicked out of court yesterday as he covered the New York trial of alleged drug dealer and longtime rap industry manager James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond.
Rosemond, was indicted on federal drug charges in what authorities alleged was a New York-to-L.A. cocaine ring w ... More >>
Update: "The 'Keffe D' Tapes: 10 Highlights of Confession From Gangster Who Says Sean Combs Hired Him to Kill Tupac."
Of the many theories that have emerged over the last 15 years as to who was behind the drive-by killings of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, the closest thing we've seen to an invest ... More >>
Tupac.The Los Angeles Times has responded to former reporter Chuck Philips' demand that the paper take back its retraction of his controversial story about who shot Tupac Shakur in a 1994 New York studio attack widely believed to have been the opening volley in the East Coast-West Coast rap w ... More >>
Chuck Philips, award-winning LA Times journalist, is out of a job.Chuck Philips, once a top reporter for the Los Angeles Times, spent over a decade investigating the murders of West Coast rapper Tupac Shakur and his East Coast rival, the Notorious B.I.G.
But in 2008, when it was revealed tha ... More >>
Tupac ShakurUpdate: The NYPD plans to interview Isaac. Meanwhile, Rosemond's lawyer says the confession is a "flat out lie," told in hopes that the prisoner might be able to "work off his sentence."
Originally posted June 15 at 1 p.m.
A Brooklyn prisoner named Dexter Isaac, currently servin ... More >>
Tupac leaving the hospital after the 1994 shootingOn November 30th, 1994, Tupac Shakur was shot in Manhattan's Quad Studios. The night sparked the East-West coast feud that left legends Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. both dead less than three years later.
Now, on the eve of Tupac's 40th bir ... More >>
Among the hundreds of responses to this week's debunked LA Times story on the murder of Tupac Shakur, and Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' alleged involvement in it, have been a few fascinating and incendiary allegations. What follows are a few of the most intriguing.
From an anonymous post to the Velvet ... More >>
On the afternoon of Friday, March 14, the LA Times' Stephan Pechdimaldji, senior manager of media relations, tossed out an email to his media list announcing the impending publication of Chuck Philips' now-debunked Who Shot Tupac story. There were a couple of red flags right off the bat. First, I'd ... More >>
The amazing Page One Los Angeles Times article today, correcting a probably libelous Times Calendar story published on St. Patrick's Day and written by investigative reporter Chuck Philips, is known in the journalism biz as a “skinback.” I don't know exactly where the term “skinback” origina ... More >>