Last night saw Indo-Canadian WWE star Jinder Mahal retain his WWE Championship crown by beating Randy Orton on his home turf. During the SmackDown exclusive Money In The Bank PPV, Mahal pinned Orton to retain the championship, albeit with a little help from his friends, the Singh Brothers. Mahal’s latest victory continues his push on the WWE network. Mahal is triumphing over all-comers at the moment, as the WWE network continues to raise his profile, particularly on the Indian sub-continent.
As previously reported in the Inquisitr, The Maharajah struggled to make any impact during his previous stint with the WWE. Mahal returned to the independent wrestling circuit after being cut from the WWE roster in 2014 but returned to the WWE in 2016. When Mahal returned, defeats to Neville and Sami Zayn hardly suggested that he was on his way to champion status, but all that changed once WrestleMania 33 was over.
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London’s Metropolitan Police have shown that it isn’t just in the U.S. that suspects, especially black suspects, are subject of police brutality. Sarah Reed, a 30-year-old woman was brutally assaulted by London Metropolitan Police officer James Kiddie. Reed was suspected of stealing items from a London store and constable Kiddie was sent to investigate. Footage of the shocking act of police brutality was captured on the store’s security camera and as a result Mr Kiddie’s act of brutality ended with him being dismissed from the police and convicted of assaulting Reed.
The security camera footage of Kiddie’s act of police brutality has been obtained by the BBC and they report that police officer grabbed Ms Reed by the hair and then punched her as she lay on the floor of the Uniqlo store in Regent Street, London in 2012. Kiddie’s brutality also extended to him placing his knee on Ms Reed’s throat as he attempted to handcuff her and pulling her hair.
via Police Brutality: Sarah Reed Woman Beaten By London Cop Dies In Jail [Video].
Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips was found unconscious and unresponsive in his cell at at Kern Valley State Prison on January 13. Phillips was rushed to hospital from the prison but was pronounced dead on arrival. Phillips death was initially regarded as suicide but it seems that doubt is now being cast on that claim. Lawyers for Phillips estate are calling for an investigation after claims were made that Phillips suicide note was not in his handwriting.
via Was NFL Star Lawrence Phillips Victim Of A Racist Murder In Jail?.
Veteran crooner Sir Tom Jones has stepped into controversy for the third time in just a few days. The 75-year-old Welsh singer was slammed just a few days ago when he seemed to imply that gay people were “not normal.” Now it seems that the “Delilah” singer wants to take a DNA test to find out whether or not he is black. Jones also recently launched a foul mouthed tirade against rival singer Engelbert Humperdinck
Source: Has Sir Tom Jones Lost His Chill Over Race And Sexuality?