Maurice "Mo" Barnes

Maurice “Mo” Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues Musician. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora, I write the news.

Nursing home worker arrested in sex tape extortion of elderly widower

Shatarra Rodgers, 25, accused of ID theft and sex tape extortion (Image Source: Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department A woman who worked at a nursing home in New Berlin, Wisconsin, is in jail after some allegedly shameful actions. Shatarra Rodgers, 25, is accused of stealing cash and the attempted sex tape extortion of an elderly man. […]

Woman jailed after rape of 4-year-old posted to social media

Tamara Marion, 24, charged with rape of a 4-year-old boy and posting a video to social media (Image source: Memphis Police Department) A Memphis, Tennessee, woman is in jail facing charges of rape of a child. Tamara Marion, 24, was identified as a suspect in the rape of a 4-year-old boy. The assault was recorded […]

Social media entrepreneur convicted in domain name shooting

Rossi Lorathio Adams II (Image source: Linn County Jail) When Rossi Lorathio Adams II, 26, came up with his website StateSnaps, he quickly became a cultural influencer because of its salacious content. The site featured videos of young Black folk engaged in outrageous behavior by culling content from Snapchat, Facebook and other social media platforms. Now […]

Couple arrested after forcing day laborer into sex fantasy at gunpoint

Brenda Acuna-Aguero and her husband, Jorge Murrieta-Valenzuela (image Source: Phoenix Police Department) A Phoenix, Arizona couple is in jail after confessing to a bizarre crime that included the sexual assault of a day laborer. Brenda Acuna-Aguero, 39, and her husband, Jorge Murrieta-Valenzuela, 45, were arrested after a man came to police claiming that the couple […]

Gas station slot machine theft yields surprising amount (video)

Image Source: Shutterstock/Interior of a casino with slot machines Edvard Nalbantjan) In the city of Atlanta, video gambling machines are a frequent sight in poor communities. Customers will spend hours and sometimes large amounts of cash trying to win at these highly regulated machines. Gas station owners make a tidy sum on machines that are sometimes rigged. […]

Florida grandma vs. 300-pound car thief, and the winner is…

Antonio Mosely, beaten half-naked trying to steal a grandmother’s car (image Source: Alachua County Jail) A would-be car thief got the beating of his life from a 65-year-old grandmother in Gainesville, Florida. It all started when Clarese Gainey heard a noise outside her apartment and grabbed a baseball bat to investigate. When she slowly opened […]

Fight erupts after women are caught stealing hot dogs (video)

Hotdog thieves attack (Image source: YouTube screenshot) A group of women at an Akron, Ohio, Speedway gas station literally tore up the joint. It all occurred after customers noticed the women stealing hotdogs. One of the customers called the women out for the theft and a heated verbal altercation soon became physical. A male customer, […]