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Judge Throws Florida Cops In Jail After Framing Black Teen With Burglaries

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Justice is rare when it comes to Black people and the law, but a judge in Florida put one in the win column for the brothers after tossing a pair of cops in the slammer. The officers framed a Black teenaged boy in the town of Biscayne by pinning a string of burglaries on him.

The Miami Herald reports:

By helping the feds make a case against a corrupt ex-Biscayne Park police chief, two convicted former officers were hoping to avoid prison time for their roles in framing a black teenager with a string of burglaries.

Instead, Charlie Dayoub and Raul Fernandez were handcuffed and led by U.S. Marshals into custody on Tuesday after U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore sentenced them to the maximum: one year in prison for the false arrests.

As family members cried in disbelief, Moore chastised federal prosecutors for agreeing to recommend eight months of home confinement for Dayoub and one year of probation for Fernandez based on their grand jury testimony and other assistance in helping target former Chief Raimundo Atesiano, who had pressured officers in the mostly white suburban town to pin property crimes on people of color. He pleaded guilty last month.

Judge Moore said that giving the officers a lighter sentence would be akin to a “slap on the wrist” and pushed back at the prosecution’s suggestion of granting leniency after the 16-year-old boy was pegged for the break-ins in 2013 under the direction of police leadership.

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Robbery Crew That Allegedly Sacked Homes Yasiel Puig, Rihanna & More Arrested

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A series of robberies of the homes of several celebrities in the Los Angeles area has culminated in the arrest of four people linked with the string of break-ins. Among the stars whose homes were hit, Rihanna, Yaisel Puig, Viola Davis and more have been targeted in the spree.

KTLA reports:

Tyress Williams, 19, Tamaji Hall, 18, and Jahabi Daniels, 19, were booked on charges related to a break-in at the Woodland Hills home of NFL player Robert Woods the night of Sept. 27, LAPD Capt. Lillian Carranza said at a news conference.

The 18-year-old’s mother, 34-year-old Ashley Hall, was also arrested during a search warrant at her residence, Carranza said. Officers booked her on suspicion of grand theft in association with stolen property, including a vehicle and firearms, the captain added.

Authorities only provided the spelling for Williams’ name. According to the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office, Williams faced four felony counts of first-degree residential burglary.

In addition to Woods’ residence, Williams allegedly burglarized a home owned by a singer named Tota Matthieu on Aug. 24, Dodger player Yasiel Puig on Sept. 18 and Rihanna on Sept. 25.

Matt Damon, LeBron James, and more were on the crew’s hit list. The outlet reports that the gang of thieves would check social media to see when stars were out of town then planned their moves.

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