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Black Lives Matter Cop Sues DeRay McKesson Your People Bashed My Skull

11/7/2016 1:36 PM PST
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Black Lives Matter leader DeRay McKesson incited a crowd of his supporters to go looting and to hurl chunks of concrete at a Baton Rouge cop ... according to the officer who's now suing.

The officer filed a federal lawsuit, as a John Doe, against McKesson for a BLM rally that went down July 9. According to the docs, a rally organized by McKesson was blocking streets, prompting the call for police to control the crowd.

The anonymous cop says he and his fellow officers were first pelted by full bottles, looted from a Circle K -- and when the water ran out, someone picked up a piece of concrete ... or a rock ... and chucked it. He says he was struck in the face and went down hard.

He says he lost teeth, and injured his jaw and brain. In the suit, he blames McKesson for inciting the violence. He points out tensions were already high because the Dallas PD ambush happened just 2 days earlier -- and Alton Sterling had been shot by Baton Rouge cops on July 5.

He's suing for his medical bills and damages.

Young Buck I Have the Right to Shoot Crooked Cops Before They Shoot Me

7/13/2016 1:53 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Young Buck doesn't care if you think he's promoting violence against police officers with his new track, "The Get Back" ... he insists it's his RIGHT to take them out.

The G-Unit rapper didn't mince words on "TMZ Live", saying he will absolutely protect himself from "crooked police officers" and he's encouraging everyone else to do the same.

His song includes lyrics like, "Make these n****s load up and go kill a cop right now" ... and although Young Buck expressed condolences for the families of the Dallas officers -- he never backed off his violent message.

Sure sounds like he's echoing the 60's civil rights battle cry, "By any means necessary." Watch and decide for yourself ... he's also got a message for The Game and Snoop Dogg.

Isaiah Crowell Cop Org Accepts 2nd Apology 'It Was Sincere This Time'

7/13/2016 8:22 AM PDT
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A prominent Cleveland police organization says it has ACCEPTED Isaiah Crowell's 2nd apology over an anti-police Instagram post ... claiming they believe apology #2 was actually sincere. 

The Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association had initially told Crowell to "kiss my ass" after the Browns running back issued a written statement apologizing for the post. 

Crowell responded by making an apology video -- in which he admitted he was part of the problem, vowed to be a part of the solution ... and said he would be donating his 1st game check of the 2016 season to the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation. 

Now, CPPA President Stephen Loomis says ... apology accepted. 

"I appreciate the apology and we accept it. People are allowed to make mistakes in life. Our problem was that first apology. It wasn’t sincere. But Isaiah stepped up to the plate to make a personal apology, and we definitely appreciate his donation to the Fallen Officers Foundation."

Loomis continued ... "I'd love to work with Isaiah in the future. How cool would it be if Isaiah and I attended community events together to really make a difference in the city? We are missing opportunities that we should be seizing as law enforcement and athletes in the city."

"I’m glad we didn’t have to go the route of boycotting Browns games. We would not have enjoyed that. We wanted to give Isaiah the opportunity to make things right, and he did."

Browns RB Isaiah Crowell Pledges Money to Police Org. After Cop Killing Post

7/13/2016 12:45 AM PDT
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Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell is donating this season's first NFL game check to a Dallas police organization after facing intense backlash over an Instagram post ... TMZ Sports has learned.

The post was an illustration of a police officer having his throat slashed by a masked man. Crowell immediately deleted it, but not before it spread across social media.

Crowell apologized, but as we first told you ... police organizations felt the apology was empty, and one threatened to organize a police boycott of Browns home games this season.

Now, Crowell's putting his money where his mouth is, vowing to donate an entire game check to the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation, which supports families of officers killed in the line of duty.

FYI -- Isaiah will reportedly make $600k this season, and a game check is typically 1/16th of a player's salary ... so the donation should be about $37,500.

Check out the video ... it's clear Isaiah realizes he made a big mistake.

Tyrese #BlackLivesMatter Made Me Declare Peace with My Ex

7/13/2016 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tyrese has buried the hatchet in his custody war with ex-wife Norma, and he says the catalyst for peace was the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Tyrese tells us last week's horrendous events had a huge impact on both of them, and they had a long, heartfelt talk for the first time in memory ... about all the hatred in this country. They realized by waging war with each other, they were part of the problem.

Tyrese feels strongly ... black families need to band together, and the place to start is home.

As we've reported, it got so bad beteween the 2 Tyrese was accusing Norma of planning to disappear with their 9-year-old daughter, Shayla.

Things have changed in a big way in the last few days. Tyrese posted a picture Monday with Norma and Shayla where they were all smiles.

As for the future, Tyrese insists this doesn't mean he's getting back with Norma ... it's about putting their differences aside to co-parent Shayla, and it's working.  

Cleveland Browns Police Threaten to Pull Protection Over Player's Dead Cop Post

7/12/2016 2:07 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Cleveland Browns player Isaiah Crowell's apology for a tasteless social media attack on cops is falling on deaf ears -- and in fact, police tell TMZ Sports ... they'll pull out of the Browns' stadium in protest.

Crowell got blasted for posting an illustration last week of a cop getting his throat slashed by a masked person. He posted it on Wednesday -- after Alton Sterling and Philando Castile's deaths, but the day before 5 Dallas officers were shot and killed.

The running back deleted the post and the Browns demanded he publicly apologize, which he did.

But Stephen Loomis, President of Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association, thinks the "store-bought apology" isn't enough. "He needs to go to Dallas, help the families who lost their loved ones last week, write them a check, look them in the eyes and give a heartfelt apology."

Loomis says Crowell's post was as "offensive as putting a picture of historical African-American men being hung from a tree in the 60s." He adds that if Crowell doesn't go to Dallas and make a donation, "I will pull Cleveland officers, sheriffs, state troopers out of First Energy Stadium this season if he doesn't make it right."

As for Crowell admitting he was wrong and acted out of rage -- Loomis says, "You're a grown ass man, and you claim you were too emotional to know it was wrong? Think we'll accept your apology? Kiss my ass." 

Crowell did meet with Cleveland's police chief, but Loomis isn't satisfied. He's demanding the Browns and/or the NFL drop the hammer.

Ex-Miss Alabama Tearful Confession ... Dallas Cop Killer Was a Martyr

7/12/2016 6:50 AM PDT
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The first black woman to be crowned Miss Alabama feels no remorse for the families of the 5 Dallas cops who were assassinated ... and she thinks their killer is a "martyr."

Kalyn Chapman James, Miss Alabama from 1993, posted a rambling and tearful video in which she's clearly torn about Micah X. Johnson. She repeatedly says she does NOT condone violence, but also says "something has to be done" about the deaths of black men at the hands of police officers.

In full tears, she claims she's not the only one who feels this way.

James was a top 10 finalist for Miss America in 1994.

Matt Barnes Don't Break the Law, Kids ... Cops Kill and Get Away With It

7/12/2016 12:45 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Matt Barnes wants the youth of America to know it's more important than ever to avoid getting in any kind of legal trouble, because it could cost you your life ... if you're a black kid.

We got Barnes weighing in on the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and the assassination of cops in Dallas. The NBA star's concern was obvious -- he has 2 young boys, and flat out says he thinks cops are literally getting away with murder.

Barnes didn't indict everyone in law enforcement, but added ... "a couple bad cops can ruin it for everybody."

Check out his perspective -- powerful stuff.

Dallas Shootings LAPD Doubles Down on Security

7/9/2016 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

There is predictable fallout from the Dallas massacre in police departments all over the country. We've spoken with a number of cops and brass at LAPD and surrounding agencies ... and here are some top of mind concerns:

-- Cops are concerned about fake 911 calls ... that a copycat might use the emergency number to set up an ambush.

-- We're told cops are talking about carrying extra weapons to ensure they're prepared for the worst. It's a bigger issue now than ever before.

-- The brass is telling officers to always carry ballistic helmets, vests and other protective gear and have it instantly available.

-- There won't be 1-person patrol units for the foreseeable future.

-- Cops are being told not to advertise that they work in law enforcement while off duty.

That said, the brass is trying to reassure officers that not every call is an ambush and not to develop paranoia.

Cuba Gooding Jr. Tearfully Remembers Murdered Dallas Cop

7/9/2016 6:43 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Cuba Gooding Jr. got emotional when our photog asked about the chance photo he took a few months ago with one of the slain Dallas cops.

Cuba mugged with Patrick Zamarripa back in February when the officer was on patrol in Dallas.

When we asked Cuba about it as he was leaving Firefly in Studio City, he welled up with tears.

Cuba has always been kind to cops ... joking around a few months ago with a pack of NYC officers.

Rev. Al Sharpton We Need Police

7/9/2016 7:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Rev. Al Sharpton wants to make it clear ... he is NOT anti-cop.

We got Rev Al leaving NBC in NYC Friday, when he groused the Dallas killer set the anit-police brutality movement back significantly.

He also invoked the name of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., saying the movement has been hurt by Thursday night's massacre.  

James Van Der Beek Cops Need More 'People' Training

7/9/2016 7:09 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

James Van Der Beek, who trained with police for a movie role, says cops spend a disproportionate amount of time training with guns than understanding how to deal with the community.

James was leaving M Cafe in L.A. Friday when our photog asked about the Dallas shootings. Van Der Beek, who trained with police for roles in "CSI" and "Labor Day," thinks the emphasis on weapon's training makes some cops prone to violence.

True enough ... cop shops are emphasizing community policing more than ever.

John Legend Black Lives Matter Must Continue But Dallas Shooter Hurt Us

7/8/2016 3:56 PM PDT

John Legend denounced the Dallas shooter -- not only for what he did to 12 police officers and 2 civilians -- but for inflicting a major setback to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Legend had a message for the families of the Dallas officers who were killed or injured. He also told us he's concerned the shooter stupidly thought he was helping the fight against police brutality by attacking police. 

The singer, who is active in BLM, says protesters should NOT be deterred by what happened in Dallas -- and he offers a solution to all the violence.

Safe to say, John won't be invited to play any NRA conferences ... and we're sure he's fine with that.

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