October 9, 2010 |
Before he was sentenced yesterday to prison for attempting to murder a now 13-year-old boy in February 2009, Shaheem Willis said his attorney had told him to keep quiet, but he nevertheless wanted to make a statement. Willis, 19, then told Common Pleas Judge Genece E. Brinkley that he planned to appeal his attempted-murder conviction. He spoke of how once he's out of prison, he wanted to return to his family to be a good son to his mother and to have children with his wife. "I really don't know what else to say, your Honor.
July 20, 2006 |
The Christie Brinkley-Peter Cook meltdown just keeps getting more creepily prurient. Now another woman, 29-year-old singer Samantha Cole, has come forward to claim that Cook, 47, seduced her when she was 19. Speaking to the New York Post, Cole said Cook proposed marriage to her in '96 - just one month before he and Brinkley got engaged. Like Diana Bianchi, the 19-year-old would-be singer who this week said she had a recent affair with Cook, Cole is a Southampton, N.Y., native and aspiring singer.
December 14, 2012 |
In the world of rap, he's known as Meek Mill, a 25-year-old North Philly street rapper with a growing reputation as the "next big thing. " Big enough that, according to Meek Mill's tentative calendar, he's supposed to be in Los Angeles on Wednesday to appear on the Conan O'Brien show, his last U.S. stop before ending 2012 in Africa with shows in Lagos, Nigeria, and Libreville, Gabon. But to Philadelphia's criminal justice system, he's just Robert Williams, on probation for a 2008 gun-and-drug conviction for which he needs to periodically appear in Philadelphia courts.
March 17, 2013 |
The up-and-coming rapper Meek Mill says he would like nothing more than to be on the road touring all the time. "My best thing is to stay traveling," the 25-year-old North Philadelphia street rapper said Friday. "Every time I come back to Philadelphia, someone tries to shoot me or get me back in trouble. " But ties to the past are hard to cut - especially the one with your probation officer. So the troubled relationship between Meek Mill, né Robert Williams, and Philadelphia probation officer Treas Underwood was the subject of another long, contentious hearing before Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley.
December 18, 2012 |
THE UP-AND-COMING North Philadelphia rapper known as Meek Mill and his entourage got a rap session Monday from a judge who refused to allow him to travel outside the city over the next 30 days for paying gigs. The ruling by Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley means that Mill - who was born Robert Williams - will miss a concert in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. He previously had to cancel a tour of Africa, costing him $215,000, defense attorney Gary Silver said during a nearly two-hour motion hearing at the city's Criminal Justice Center.
August 3, 1992 |
For Je Rome T. Brinkley, it was all in a day's work, and when he was done he handed the family his business card and told them to give him a call if there was anything he could do. Beyond saving their lives. He had just done that. Brinkley, a Bell of Pennsylvania worker from Yeadon, was heading for his next job when he made an unscheduled stop at a West Philadelphia house fire around midday yesterday. "I looked up and noticed that there was smoke coming out of the house," said Brinkley.
July 31, 1997 |
Neal Jackson wound up in jail in 1995 after going bonkers over a judge. Jackson, 41, fell in love with Common Pleas Judge Genece E. Brinkley from afar and would not let her alone, according to court records. After being harassed with love letters and telephone calls, Brinkley, who did not know Jackson, finally had him arrested. On Aug. 23, 1995, Jackson, of Ingersoll Street near 25th, was sentenced to six months to a year in prison for harassment and stalking. But prison did not stop Jackson.
December 23, 2011 |
Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley this week ordered Traci Ann Turoski, a court reporter, to sit in a basement holding cell at the Criminal Justice Center and type transcripts she owed Brinkley and another judge. What did Turoski, 41, of Ridley Park, do to deserve that? For months, court records show, she repeatedly failed to deliver transcripts the judge requested. The first request was made in April. In July, Brinkley ordered Turoski to produce the transcripts.
December 3, 1988 |
FBI agents and police conducted a house-to-house search yesterday in Brinkley, Ark., for two men wanted in the Thanksgiving Eve kidnapping of a Philadelphia woman and the rape of a New Castle, Pa., woman. Police Chief Fred Campbell of Brinkley, which is 70 miles east of Little Rock, said John Henretta, 45, and Michael Goodhart, 23, were considered armed and dangerous. Campbell said the men and a Brinkley woman were involved in an accident about midnight Thursday. The FBI in Philadelphia issued an arrest warrant for Henretta and Goodhart after Linda Donato, 35, was abducted at knife point by two men in Ardmore on Nov. 23, about 5:30 p.m. An FBI spokesman said Donato was slashed on the hand and wrestled to the ground before being taken hostage by Henretta and Goodhart, who commandeered her car and drove to Richmond, Va., where they released her. Donato subsequently indentified the suspects through police photographs, the FBI said.
December 13, 2012 |
In the world of rap, he's known as Meek Mill, the 25-year-old North Philly street rapper with a growing reputation as the "next big thing. " Big enough that, according to Meek Mill's tentative calendar, on Wednesday he's supposed to be in Los Angeles - "Hold for Conan?" - his last U.S. stop before ending 2012 in Africa with shows in Lagos, Nigeria and Libreville in Gabon. But to Philadelphia's criminal justice system, he's just Robert Williams, on probation for a 2008 gun-and-drug conviction for which he needs to periodically appear in Philadelphia courts.