Posts tagged "Drugs"

Judge Denies Buju’s Request For A New Trial

Judge Denies Buju's Request For A New Trial

The Gargamel’s Troubles Continue As His Legal Team’s Request For A Retrial Is Shut Down

A federal judge has denied reggae Buju Banton’s request for a new trial stating there’s no need due to a previous appeals court ruling. Read more »

Tivoli Gardens Massacre Was Caught On Tape

Official Documents Reveal U.S. Spy Plane Was “Filming Continuously”

An article in The New Yorker magazine titled “A Massacre In Jamaica,” states that an American spy plane monitored the incursion into Tivoli Gardens on May 24, 2010—a failed attempt to capture Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, the Tivoli don facing drug and weapons charges in the U.S. At least 74 people were killed during the joint police/military operation. Read more »

Jury Finds The Banton Guilty

Buju Banton Thanks Tearful Fans As His Attorneys Plan Appeal

Just a week after celebrating his Grammy win for Best Reggae Album, Buju Banton was convicted today by a 12-person jury in a Federal Court in Tampa, Florida. After deliberating last Friday and again today for a total of eleven hours, the jurors found Buju—born Mark Myrie—guilty of conspiracy to possess five or more kilos of cocaine, of using a telephone to facilitate drug-trafficking, and of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug dealing offense. Buju was found not guilty of possession with intent to distribute cocaine—and in fact, he never did possess the drugs in question. But then again, he didn’t possess a gun either. Read more »

Shower Posse: The Big Picture

Producer Curtis Scoon Speaks On Bringing Shower Posse To The Screen

In Buju Banton’s classic “Untold Stories,” the DJ sings “I could go on and on the full has never been told.” The tale of Jamaica’s notorious Shower Posse is one such story. A recent BET American Gangster episode did scratch the surface, but the segment’s producer, Curtis Scoon, believes there is much more to be told. He’s not alone in that belief, but what sets him apart may be that he’s not scared to go in where others fear to tread. Read more »