View Full Version : Rep. Charles Rangel Causes Stir In Courtroom While Supporting Bail For Afrika Owes

03-04-2011, 07:42 PM
Rangel caused a stir in the courtroom, repeatedly standing up and interrupting the judge....A court officer told Rangel three different times to sit down.... When he stood up again, Judge Edward McLaughlin had apparently had enough.....“I see someone standing who should not be standing, unless you have a bad back like I do,” McLaughlin said.... Rangel sat down.

Owes, 17, had been a student at the prestigious Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts. Prosecutors say she was also a member of a drug gang that terrorized 137th Street in Harlem.

Owes was one of fourteen suspected “137th Street Crew” gang members arrested last month. Prosecutors said the gang used shootings, beatings and robberies to protect their turf and gain street status on a stretch of West 137th Street. The gang allegedly openly dealt crack in apartment lobbies, near Harlem Hospital and near the Abyssinian Baptist Church.

The judge refused to release Owes on her own recognizance, saying tapes from Rikers Island have her involved in running guns and getting orders to “shoot for the head.”....The Abyssinian Baptist Church, which is located on 137th street, offered to post bond but the judge said it wasn’t clear if that was legally allowed


03-04-2011, 07:51 PM
This grease-ball was just try to take up for a sista.