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  • NTSB: Pilot in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash may have been disoriented in fog.

    06/23/2020 12:00:43 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 46 replies
    KTLA NEWS ^ | June 17, 2020 | AP
    The pilot of the helicopter that crashed in thick fog, killing Kobe Bryant and seven other passengers, reported he was climbing when he actually was descending, federal investigators said in documents released Wednesday. Ara Zobayan radioed to air traffic controllers that he was climbing to 4,000 feet (1,220 meters) to get above clouds on Jan. 26 when, in fact, the helicopter was plunging toward a hillside where it crashed northwest of Los Angeles. The report by the National Transportation Safety Board said Zobayan may have “misperceived” the angles at which he was descending and banking, which can happen when a...
  • Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent mock Oprah Winfrey after fall

    03/03/2020 12:19:27 AM PST · by conservative98 · 17 replies
    NY Post Page Six ^ | March 2, 2020 | 8:40pm | Carlos Greer
    So much for turning over a new leaf. Just after apologizing to Gayle King for calling her a “dog-haired b#tch,” Snoop Dogg is now mocking King’s bestie Oprah Winfrey for taking a fall in front of thousands at her 2020 Vision tour stop in LA Saturday. She was not injured and blamed her shoes. But Snoop commented on social media, “Michael and Kobe blew a gust of wind. Balance,” after 50 Cent jokingly suggested Michael Jackson’s ghost tripped her. Snoop followed that with, “God don’t like ugly.”
  • Deputies Shared Graphic Images From Scene Of Helicopter Crash That Killed Kobe Bryant, Source Confirms

    02/29/2020 7:03:09 AM PST · by L.A.Justice · 21 replies
    KCBS Los Angeles ^ | February 28, 2020 | Staff
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department shared graphic photos of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others, a law enforcement source familiar with the situation confirmed to CBS Los Angeles Thursday. That source said they had not seen the images, but said they were trying to track down the origin of the photographs. According to the Los Angeles Times, the photos were of the crash scene and the victims’ remains, though it was not immediately clear if the deputies took the photos or if they received them from somebody else. One...
  • Kobe Bryant lawsuit: Vanessa Bryant submits wrongful death claim over helicopter crash that killed Kobe, Gianna

    02/27/2020 4:27:06 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 92 replies
    KABC 7 News ^ | February 24, 2020 | Staff
    LOS ANGELES -- Vanessa Bryant is suing the company involved in the helicopter crash that killed Kobe and Gianna Bryant last month. Kobe and Gianna were among 9 people killed in the crash. The wrongful death claim was submitted Monday morning, the day of the public memorial service for Kobe and Gianna. In the 72-page claim, Bryant's attorney alleges Ara Zobayan "failed to properly monitor and assess the weather prior to takeoff."'' The lawsuit also alleges "he failed to obtain proper weather data" prior to the flight. The claim also names Zobayan's estate as a defendant. In a statement, Island...
  • Why Kobe Bryant took his Catholic faith so seriously

    02/09/2020 12:14:01 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 92 replies
    Angelus News ^ | Feb 2020 | Tom Hoffarth and Steve Lowery |
    --The fact that Bryant took his faith so seriously seemed to take many, including those in the media, by surprise. The day after his last NBA game, one in which he scored 60 points, he told an ESPN reporter that he celebrated by rising early, drinking a cup of coffee, and going to church. “It was me, alone,” he said. “After 20 years, I think it’s important to give thanks.” When, by his own admission, he had allowed his life to spin completely out of control, being accused of rape in a Colorado hotel room, one of the first people...
  • Liza Sejkora: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know (Karma caught up with a rapist)

    02/08/2020 8:23:06 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Heavy ^ | February 8, 2020 | Erin Laviola
    Liza Sejkora is the now-former principal from Camas, Washington, who made national headlines after suggesting on Facebook that she felt Kobe Bryant had deserved to die. She resigned from her position at Camas High School after receiving multiple threats. Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash on January 26, 2020. Hours after the news broke, Sejkora wrote on her Facebook page, “Not gonna lie. Seems to me that karma caught up with a rapist today.” Sejkora was referring to the 2003 case in which Bryant was accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman...
  • CBS News Chief Calls Threats Against Gayle King “Reprehensible” As Snoop Dogg Walks Back Comments

    02/08/2020 7:05:41 PM PST · by conservative98 · 45 replies
    Deadline ^ | February 8, 2020 5:09pm | Anita Bennett
    CBS News President Susan Zirinsky has addressed the fallout from Gayle King’s interview about Kobe Bryant, calling threats against the CBS This Morning co-anchor “reprehensible.” “We fully support Gayle King and her integrity as a journalist,” Zirinsky told the Associated Press Saturday. “We find the threats against her or any journalist doing their job reprehensible.” Zirinsky’s comments came one day after Oprah Winfrey, revealed in an interview that King is “not doing well.” “She now has death threats and has to now travel with security,” Winfrey told Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager on the Today show. [cut] Among the...

    02/08/2020 2:40:13 PM PST · by conservative98 · 29 replies
    Denver PR ^ | February 8, 2020, 11:22 am | JEREMY STORY
    It’s not quite the same as finding out that the most recognizable face of your company has been arrested for pedophilia, but Dunkin’ Donuts has to be rethinking its marketing strategy after spokesman Snoop Dogg spent the last 48 hours threatening CBS news anchor Gayle King and calling for the release of convicted sex offender Bill Cosby. In January – one month after Dunkin’ Donuts’ CMO resigned to pursue “the next opportunity” – the coffee chain launched a national ad campaign featuring Snoop Dogg. Now, less than a month later, it has to make a decision about whether to suspend...
  • Drudge: Susan Rice warns Snoop Dogg to 'back the **** off'...

    02/08/2020 2:20:38 PM PST · by conservative98 · 101 replies
    Susan Rice on Twitter via Drudge ^ | 2/9/2020 | Susan Rice
    Drudge: Susan Rice warns Snoop Dogg to 'back the **** off'... This is despicable. Gayle King is one of the most principled, fair and tough journalists alive. Snoop, back the **** off. You come for @GayleKing, you come against an army. You will lose, and it won’t be pretty.— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) February 8, 2020
  • Is it safe to speak the truth about Kobe Bryant?

    02/08/2020 1:41:28 PM PST · by conservative98 · 75 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 8, 2020 | 3:17pm | Phil Mushnick
    Can we come out now? Is it safe, yet, to speak or write the truth? Or is it still too soon? Since the sudden, tragic death of Kobe Bryant two weeks ago, I’ve thought of the many men who, in just the past three years, have had their careers and reputations destroyed or seriously stained by allegations of sexual harassment or assault. Among them: Actors Scott Baio, Gerard Depardieu, Morgan Freeman. In TV, Tavis Smiley, Les Moonves, Matt Lauer. Noted astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, famous chef Mario Batali, opera star Placido Domingo. Minnesota Senator/comedian Al Franken was forced to resign...
  • Camas High School principal resigns after backlash from Kobe Bryant post on Facebook

    02/08/2020 7:36:59 AM PST · by L.A.Justice · 36 replies
    Fox 12 Oregon ^ | February 7, 2020 | Fox 12 Staff
    The Camas High School principal has resigned after backlash over a post she made on Facebook about the death of Kobe Bryant. The Camas School District announced Friday that administrators had accepted the resignation of Dr. Liza Sejkora. District staff will communicate with families regarding a transition plan in the coming days. Sejkora was put on administrative leave earlier in the week, after threats were made against Sejkora. The situation began when Sejkora made a social media post to her private Facebook page in the aftermath of Bryant’s death. Sejkora wrote, “Not gonna lie. Seems to me that karma caught...
  • Helicopter Nearly Cleared Blinding Clouds Before Crash That Killed Kobe Bryant, 8 Others: NTSB

    02/08/2020 6:57:41 AM PST · by L.A.Justice · 77 replies
    KTLA NEWS ^ | February 7, 2020 | Jennifer McGraw
    The pilot of the helicopter that crashed and killed Kobe Bryant and eight others was almost out of blinding clouds when he suddenly plunged and crashed into a Southern California hillside, investigators and aviation experts indicated. Ara Zobayan had told air traffic control he was climbing to 4,000 feet and he rose to 2,300 feet, according to an investigative update released Friday from the National Transportation Safety Board. The helicopter was just 100 feet from the cloud tops and conceivably would have broken through into clear air in a matter of seconds. Air traffic controllers had advised Zobayan that the...
  • Bill Cosby tweets from prison to thank Snoop Dogg for his support as they slam Gayle King for trying 'to tarnish the legacy of successful black men'

    02/07/2020 1:08:53 PM PST · by conservative98 · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | UPDATED: 01:44 EST, 7 February 2020 | FRANCES MULRANEY FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Imprisoned comedian Bill Cosby thanked Snoop Dogg after the rapper posted 'Free Bill Cosby' in an expletive-ridden social media rant ------------------------------------- Imprisoned comedian Bill Cosby rushed to thank rapper Snoop Dogg for calling for his freedom as they slammed Gayle King for trying 'to tarnish the legacy of successful black men' after the CBS presenter brought up Kobe Bryant's rape allegations. Cosby, 81, joined Snoop Dogg in slamming CBS, King and Oprah for trying 'to tarnish the image and legacy of successful Black Men even in death' after CBS host King faced intense backlash over an interview in which she...
  • Memorial services for Altobelli family to be held Feb. 10 at Angel Stadium

    02/06/2020 11:42:43 PM PST · by L.A.Justice
    Orange County Register ^ | February 3, 2020 | Steve Fryer
    The memorial services for John Altobelli, his wife Keri and their daughter Alyssa will be held at Angel Stadium on Monday, Feb. 10 at 4 p.m. The public is invited. John Altobelli was Orange Coast College’s baseball coach for 27 years. The Altobellis died Jan. 26 in the helicopter crash that killed six others, including Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and Bryant’s daughter Gianna.
  • Memorial Outside Staples Center To Be Removed and Given to Kobe Bryant’s Family

    02/03/2020 12:14:55 AM PST · by L.A.Justice · 5 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | February 2, 2020 | Gene Kang
    All the items left outside the Staples Center in a tribute to Lakers great Kobe Bryant will be collected and given to his family. In a statement Lee Zeidman from the Lakers said, "The Lakers asked L.A. LIVE and STAPLES Center to collect, catalog and store all of the donated items until further directions are provided by the Bryant Family." Bryant and eight others, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, were killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas last weekend. Since his death, fans have gathered outside Staples Center to pay tribute to the late basketball legend. Fans left flowers, pictures,...
  • Kobe Bryant Was The NBA’s Last Apolitical Superstar

    02/01/2020 4:40:26 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 72 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 1, 2020 | Hot Air
    Over the course of Kobe’s 20-year-long career, he remained consistently silent on political issues, in a way that by the time of his retirement seemed wildly anachronistic. Bryant’s apolitical attitude reflected the individual-focused, Jordan-era status quo in which he entered the league, but it eventually made him out of step with his younger counterparts, who have largely taken up the activist mantle of older icons like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson. Today’s NBA stars are eager not only to use their platform to amplify political and social causes, but to establish activism as a responsibility in its own right, as...
  • LA County coroner's office officially IDs remaining helicopter crash victims.

    01/31/2020 12:31:13 AM PST · by L.A.Justice · 9 replies
    Fox 11 Los Angeles ^ | January 29, 2020 | Shelly Insheiwat
    LOS ANGELES - According to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner, through the use of DNA and fingerprints, has identified all nine of the victims who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday involving Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, announced on Wednesday evening. The department released the IDs of four crash victims. They included: John Altobelli, DOB: 5/8/63 Kobe Bryant, DOB: 8/23/78 Sarah Chester, DOB: 6/29/74 Ara Zobayan, DOB: 1/2/70 The IDs of the three men and one woman were determined through fingerprints. Following round-the-clock testing and analysis of DNA, the department officially identified the five other...
  • Pilot In Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash Wasn’t Allowed To Fly By Instruments

    01/30/2020 7:15:21 AM PST · by Moonman62 · 114 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/29/20 | Jeremy Bogaisky
    The helicopter that crashed Sunday killing basketball star Kobe Bryant and eight others was owned by a charter company that only operated under visual flight rules, and its pilots were not permitted to fly solely based on their cockpit gauges if they encountered weather that limited visibility, a former pilot for the company told Forbes. The pilot of the doomed flight, Ara Zobayan, was licensed to fly by cockpit instruments, but he likely had little real-world experience in doing so given the operating limitations of Island Express Helicopters, says Kurt Deetz, a former pilot for the company who flew Bryant...
  • He was a rapist. Deal with it': Disney heiress Abigail Disney weighs in on Kobe Bryant's rape case past

    01/29/2020 8:26:06 PM PST · by ZagFan · 205 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1-29-2020 | Leah Simpson
    Abigail Disney has weighed in on Kobe Bryant's controversial past, after actress Evan Rachel Wood and a Washington Post journalist were berated for tweeting about a rape allegation against him from 2003, just hours after his death in a helicopter crash Sunday. Disney - whose grandfather Roy O. Disney co-founded The Walt Disney Company - tweeted: 'I haven't said anything about Kobe so far because I felt some time needed to pass before weighing in. But yes, it's time for the sledgehammer to come out. The man was a rapist. Deal with it.'
  • Kobe and Gianna Bryant went to church before fatal crash

    01/28/2020 8:32:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 28, 2020 | BY CAITLIN O'KANE
    One of the last things Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna did before they died in a fatal helicopter crash on Sunday was attend church. Father Steve Sallot with Our Lady Queen of Angels church in Newport Beach, Orange County, spoke to a local media outlet about the father and daughter attending mass. "He was here before the 7 a.m. mass and that's our first mass of the day," Father Sallot told KABC in an on-camera interview. "So he would obviously have been in the prayer chapel before that and he was leaving about 10 to 7." CBS News...