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Sarah Palin Oldest Son Arrested ... On Domestic Violence Charges

12/17/2017 6:48 PM PST
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Sarah Palin's oldest son has been arrested again on charges of domestic violence ... the second time he's been busted in 2 years.

Track Palin was reportedly arrested Saturday in Wasilla, Alaska and arraigned on 3 separate charges -- felony burglary, misdemeanor reckless assault, and misdemeanor criminal mischief for causing up to $500 in property damage. 

Details of the incident weren't immediately released. We've reached out Wasilla PD for further comment ... so far, no word back. 

As we reported ... Track was also arrested on domestic violence charges in January 2016 after cops say he drunkenly assaulted a woman while in possession of a firearm.

Track, who's 28 years old, appeared on Gov. Palin's reality show "Sarah Palin's Alaska" for at least 5 episodes between 2010 and 2011. He has 2 kids -- one with his ex-wife, Britta Hanson, and another from ex-GF Jordan Loewe

Rapper Chinx Drugz Murder Suspects Charged 2 Years After Drive-By

12/14/2017 8:25 AM PST
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8:43 AM PT -- We're told a second suspect was also charged in connection to Chinx's murder -- 26-year-old Jamar Hill, who's facing the same charges as Homere. Both he and Homere were serving time in jail on unrelated charges when they were arrested in connection to the murder.

One of the French Montana's Coke Boys, Chinx Drugz, might finally see some justice after being shot and killed 2 years ago ... 'cause cops just made an arrest.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... 32-year-old Quincy Homere was arrested Thursday in NYC and has been charged with murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon in connection to the 2015 drive-by shooting that left Chinx dead. 

FOX5 reporter Lisa Evers got exclusive video of Homere covering his face as cops perp walked him into the station. No word yet on motive or how police linked him to the case.

As we reported ... Chinx was gunned down in the Spring of 2015 in Queens, NY, having taken multiple bullets to the torso. Another victim in the car had been left badly injured.

Chinx was 31.

Seahawks' Malik McDowell Arrest Video Cusses Out Cops Like a Maniac

12/13/2017 10:37 AM PST
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Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Malik McDowell repeatedly called a female cop a "bitch" and a male cop a "n**ga" during his arrest in ATL on Sunday ... and TMZ Sports has the video. 

We broke the story ... the 21-year-old rookie got into a verbal altercation outside of the SL Lounge early Sunday morning and cops were called to the scene. 

When they arrived, McDowell went ballistic on the officers -- cussing them out and yelling at them ... even accusing them of planting evidence on him. 

At one point he screams about how rich he is -- and that's why he feels justified calling the woman officer a "bitch."

The officer tells Malik to stop talking, to which he replies, "I can call you a bitch if I want to."

Malik tells the cops they'll never make as much money as he's made in the last 3 months and tells the woman, "You'll be a broke bitch for the rest of your life."

FYI, McDowell reportedly signed a 4-year contract worth $6.95 million after he selected in the 2nd round of the 2017 NFL Draft. 

Artie Lange Misses Court Date, Lands in Jail ... (Rinse and Repeat)

12/13/2017 6:32 AM PST
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Artie Lange is sitting in a NJ jail again, but it's not for drugs this time -- it's for missing a court date ... about a drug arrest.

Cops busted the comedian Tuesday evening at his home in Hoboken, NJ for failing to appear in Essex County court. He was supposed to face charges of heroin possession and drug paraphernalia from his arrest in May.

Artie took quite the mug shot this time around -- still rocking what looks like a busted, or infected, nose. He'd posted a pic over the weekend where it looked like he'd been punched in the face, with a cryptic message about fearing nothing.

He's still sitting in jail, waiting to see the judge.

Ex-Arizona Cop Who Killed Daniel Shaver Involved in Brutal Arrest

12/12/2017 10:36 AM PST

The former Arizona cop who was acquitted for the murder of Daniel Shaver had previously been investigated for body slamming a teenager during an arrest captured on video.

The footage shows Mesa police officer Philip Brailsford and other cops arresting 2 men at a gas station in 2015. While attempting to apprehend a group of teens for criminal damage to a store ... Brailsford put one of them in a headlock, spun him around and slammed him to the ground.

While the suspect was pinned down, Brailsford put him in cuffs. Two other officers used a similar tactic to take down another suspect who appeared to be resisting. The suspects were booked for criminal damage, aggravated assault, and resisting arrest.

According to police docs, obtained by TMZ, Brailsford and 3 other cops on the scene were investigated by Internal Affairs for using an "inappropriate amount of force." They were eventually cleared.

Brailsford was found not guilty of 2nd degree murder in the death of Shaver. Attorneys for Shaver's family called it an "execution" upon seeing the dramatic body cam footage of the shooting.

As we reported, Brailsford was a failed actor before he joined the police force.

R. Kelly Burglary Suspect Turns Himself In

12/12/2017 11:05 AM PST

The guy who cops think is responsible for ransacking R. Kelly's Atlanta homes has given himself up ... and he's only about a week late.

According to Johns Creek Police Department, Alfonso Walker turned himself in Monday on charges stemming from Kelly's burglaries over Thanksgiving weekend. 

He was booked on 2 counts of burglary, 2 counts of theft by taking and 2 counts of theft by deception. 

As we reported ... an arrest warrant was issued for Walker after he told them he'd turn himself in last Tuesday and didn't. Cops say they were told he'd hired people to clean out the cribs and sell all of the singer's stuff. Kelly said Walker was just a part-time employee.

Meanwhile ... Kels released a statement thanking Johns Creek PD and fans for their support. Unfortunately, he's still probably dealing with some emptiness at home.

NYC Pipe Bomber to Trump 'You Failed to Protect' America

12/12/2017 8:43 AM PST
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The New York City bomber allegedly went on Facebook just before setting off a homemade device and told President Trump he'd failed to protect the U.S.A.

According to the federal criminal complaint filed Tuesday against Akayed Ullah, the bomber took to the social media site with his message to the Prez while on the way to the Port Authority subway before the explosion. 

Per the docs, obtained by TMZ, Ullah allegedly wrote ... "Trump you failed to protect your nation" ... which prosecutors say he posted Monday morning before the incident. They go on to say the message was written with ISIS in mind. 

During a presser about the attack, US Attorney Joon Kim also revealed a search of Ullah's apartment uncovered a handwritten note that read, "Oh America Die In Your Rage."

As we reported ... Ullah was captured alive after detonating what many called a pipe bomb strapped to his person. Three other people were injured, leaving one temporarily deaf.

As for Trump ... he released a statement Monday essentially saying his travel ban was necessary to prevent attacks like this. Sounds like he'll have more ammo for that point now.

Britney Spears Trial Date Set for Stage Crasher ... Facing 2 Charges

12/12/2017 12:40 AM PST
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The guy who bum-rushed Britney Spears on her Las Vegas stage now has 2 charges hanging over his head, and he's one step closer to a trial ... TMZ has learned.

According to court docs, Jesse Webb's trial is scheduled to begin January 18. He's been charged with one count of battery and one count of disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors.

As we reported, Webb was arrested in August after he jumped on stage, and briefly walked around before Brit's security guards and dancers took him down. Cops say Webb kicked one of the guards during the incident ... which would be the battery charge.

Webb's set to go to trial, but the reality is he's charged with misdemeanors, and the whole thing's on video -- so, all signs point to a plea deal.

We've reached out to his attorney ... so far, no word back.

Red Sox Pitcher Steven Wright Arrested for Domestic Assault

12/10/2017 6:51 PM PST
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Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright was arrested this weekend after he got into an altercation with his spouse, according to local media outlets.

NBC Sports Boston reports that the starting righty got busted Friday at his home in Tennessee for an incident involving his wife, which resulted in him being arrested and booked for domestic assault.

His lawyer released a statement from the Wright family saying ... "On Friday night, Steven was arrested at our home following a verbal argument, and the police charged him with domestic assault."

The statement goes on ... "Although he said things he deeply regrets, he did not raise his hand at anyone during the incident, and the situation was purely emotional. We are working together as a family ... and we ask that you respect our privacy as we do so."

The Red Sox also released a statement saying they were aware of the situation, and that MLB and police were investigating ... declining to comment further.

Wright and his agent declined to comment to NBC. He was reportedly released from jail.

Seahawks' Malik McDowell Busted for Disorderly Conduct

12/10/2017 1:10 PM PST
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Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Malik McDowell was arrested this weekend after he allegedly flipped out at a club in a dispute over money.

McDowell was arrested early Sunday morning in Atlanta, GA after a cop says she saw him getting into a verbal altercation outside the front doors of a club called SL Lounge.

According to the incident report, obtained by TMZ Sports, McDowell was shouting at the head of security about $600 he believed he'd already paid ... even though he was repeatedly told by staff and his own friend he hadn't given them the cash he wanted back.

He was eventually allowed back in ... but the arresting officer says he was kicked out again ... still shouting about the money, and refusing to leave without it. The cop says she was told McDowell poured out a couple bottles of liquor inside and got booted. 

During a profanity-laced tirade, the officer says she detained McDowell with the help of her partner. They tried getting him in the back of their patrol car when he allegedly said ... "F*** both of ya'll hoe ass n*****, p**** ass cops, I bet I get out, I got more money than ya'll, ya'll ain't got enough money for me, p**** ass crackers, broke ass n*****." 

The arresting officer says she had to almost tase and pepper spray McDowell when he refused to comply with her orders, but adds she ultimately didn't use either.

He was booked for disorderly conduct, and was released on a $325 bond. McDowell suffered a concussion this summer and is not on the active Seahawks roster.

We've attempted to reach out to McDowell's camp and the Seahawks ... so far, no word back.

Hannibal Buress Arrested After Cop Confrontation

12/10/2017 6:55 AM PST
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Hannibal Buress had to be physically pushed into a police car when he was arrested after a heated confrontation with cops.

This video show the famous comedian after he was cuffed at around 2 AM Sunday, challenging Miami cops to justify the detention, repeatedly asking them to explain what probable cause they had. 

Buress refused to get in the police car and after a standoff that lasted several minutes he was pushed inside the patrol unit. 

Cops told him he was arrested for trespassing but a jail official told TMZ the arrest was for "disorderly intoxication."  

Buress was released at around 6 AM after posting a $500 bond.

DJ Mustard Detained By Cops TSA Finds Gun at LAX

12/8/2017 7:50 PM PST
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DJ Mustard was detained by cops after a TSA employee found a gun in a bag that went through the x-ray machine at LAX ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

We're told the famed music producer and a friend were about to board a plane when the TSA employee detected the gun in a carry-on bag. Law enforcement tells us DJ Mustard and his friend started walking away without the bag when they were nabbed by LAX police.

The weapon in the bag was a loaded, .22 semi-automatic handgun.

The 2 were separated and individually questioned.

Just as we were ready to post this story, cops released DJ Mustard and arrested his friend.

We told cops figured out the friend was carrying the gun by looking at airport surveillance video.

LaVar Ball China Would Love to Have Gelo Back ... for His Pro Career

12/7/2017 12:30 AM PST
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LaVar Ball tells TMZ Sports China would be PUMPED on his son, LiAngelo, coming back to their country to play pro ball ... now that he's done at UCLA.

We got LaVar and LiAngelo at LAX ... and the Big Baller dad told us the door's wide open for his middle child to hoop in the same place he was ARRESTED for shoplifting last month.

"Of course! Why not?!" LaVar said, when we asked if China would welcome Gelo back. "They would be happy to have him."

LiAngelo wouldn't comment on a possible China reunion ... but quietly told us he's ready to take his talents overseas.

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