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Video Shows NYPD’s Failed Rescue of Grandma Who Died in Smoke-Filled Hallway

Newly released video captures the moment three Queens police officers carried a 91-year-old woman down a smoke-filled hallway — before they dumped her body and left her behind.

The footage is part of a legal notice of claim set to be filed by the family of great-great-grandma Ethel Davis, who died of smoke inhalation a day after the fire back in January.

via NYP:

The footage shows the feeble, bewildered woman, in a nightgown and socks, being hauled off by NYPD Sgt. Timothy Brovakos, who is aided by two other cops, at around 11:30 a.m.

But Brovakos is quickly overcome by smoke, and Davis gets abandoned on the floor outside a hallway exit door as his two comrades help him to a lower floor.

Firefighters are seen arriving on the floor about a minute later, although it doesn’t appear that they notice Davis because of the smoke.

It may have taken as long as five minutes for Davis to be taken to a lower floor to safety, the video shows.

“When you look at the video in a bubble, it looks like they’re being heroes,” Peter S. Thomas, the family’s lawyer, said of the cops.

“But you need to look at the big picture: They’re already violating protocol by attempting this evacuation.

“At each and every step, the officers on the scene did precisely the wrong thing.”

Cops responding to the blaze left open the stairwell door on the 12th floor where Davis lived, Thomas said.

That, he said, allowed smoke from the fire — ignited by a tipped-over halogen lamp in an apartment on the 11th floor — to fill the upper floor’s hall.

Cops also were forcing residents of the fireproofed building to flee. That is against NYPD and FDNY protocol, given the construction of the building.

Davis’ daughter Marcia has said she and her mom begged the officers to let them stay inside the apartment.

“I told them she’d been safer in the house with the door closed and that she wouldn’t survive in the hallway,” Marcia Davis told The Post on Monday.

“When I got to near the stairwell, I saw her on the floor. I said, ‘Mama, what you doing here? Why they leave you here?’ I stayed with her as long as I could. It got so black, I was choking.”
Marcia said she watched the video for the first time this past weekend.

“It was very sad. It was horrible,” she said.

Brovakos’ lawyer has said that when the sergeant recovered, he risked his life again to go back to get Davis.

The Davis family’s notice of claim is a precursor to a lawsuit and targets the NYPD, city and Brovakos and the other two cops, among others.

The NYPD has said it was conducting a “major investigation” into the incident.

Just sad.

Check out the video below.

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Sammie & Tank Delivered A Hot Performance In Mobile, AL for the #SavageTour!

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Event Photography By: Terrence Smith 

R&B Atlantic Records recording artist and multi-Grammy nominated R&B star Tank has been making his way around on a 14 city “SAVAGE Tour,” in support of his new album. The tour kicked off on September 5 at the City Winery in Nashville and will wrap up on September 27 in Pittsburgh at the Rex TheaterTickets for the tour can be purchased via Tank’s website (Click Here).

R&B singer Sammie who has been on the music scene since 1999, known for his chart topping billboard hit singles such as, “I Like It”, “Crazy Things I Do”, “Come With Me”, and more, opened up on the tour during their performance recently in Mobile, Alabama on September 17th at the Soul Kitchen. The show was hot, but what can you expect when you bring two powerful R&B vocalists on to a stage in one building!

The show kicked off at 8:00 pm and shortly after, Sammie hit the stage performing some of his hit singles, as well as songs from his latest album. His new album, “Coming of Age,” dropped on September 15th, and was perfect timing for the tour. I had a moment to speak to Sammie backstage and he mentioned that he had been knowing Tank for a while and that’s how he ended up being part of his tour. Sammie also told me that his new album had been in the works for a while now and of course just listening to it, you can tell he took time to master it. If you all have not got your copy of it yet then you definitely should.

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Coming of Age is Available on Google Play, Spotify & ITunes!

Meanwhile, ladies of course went wild during Sammie’s performance! When he took off his shirt and started performing one of his prior mix-tape singles, “Wetter”, the atmosphere in the room got really steamy!

Sammie recently shared a clip from his performance on Instagram.

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Sammie/Photo Credit: Terrence Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sammie/Photo Credit: Terrence Smith

 

 

Tank will be releasing his eighth studio album SAVAGE this fall. The 11-track LP features appearances by Candice BoydJ. ValentineLudacris, and labelmate Trey Songz as well as production from Da InternzHarmony Samuels, and Cardiak. The lead single “When We” is a sensual “how to” that will lead listeners to a night of high powered unadulterated passion. Currently available for purchase (Click Here), “When We” is also the #1 Most Added song on the UAC charts playing in various cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, Grand Rapids, Little Rock as well as SiriusXM.

The album will be sold via all digital retailers as well as in stores.

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Tank/Photo Credit: Terrence Smith

Tank put on an amazing performance as well! He lit up the stage with some of his hit singles like, “Please Don’t Go”, “Maybe I Deserve” along with more songs from his soon to release album. Tank also showed major love to those celebrating their birthday’s by blowing out cash into the crowd! Let’s also add that when his shirt came off to reveal those ab’s, I’m sure many probably forgot what he was singing. Check out the clip below of his performance shared recently on his Instagram.

 

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Tank/Photo Credit: Terrence Smith

Tank and Sammie along with other opening acts put on an amazing performance in Mobile, Al and I can’t wait to see these two back on stage again! 

 

 

Be sure to #Follow me on Instagram at (TanishaDDavis) and obtain your copy of my new book, #YouAreWorthTheWait  now available for order on Amazon by clicking (Here)!

 

 

Exclusive: Love & Hip Hop Hollywood’s Star ‘Fizz’ will be starring in a New Movie Soon!

Fizz is Set To Take On A Lead Role In A New Film!

Fizz is most popular for being a member of one of the hottest R&B boy bands of the late 90s to early 2000s, known as B2K He is also currently part of the hit reality TV series, Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood. The artist has been busy these days and besides working on music and raising his adorable son, Kamron, with ex-girlfriend Moniece Slaughter, he has written a new book, No Excuses: Being The Father My Son Deserves, and Starrdom100 got word that he will be starring in a new film!

Earlier this year, Fizz sat down in his home in California for an exclusive interview with writer and producer Tanisha D. Davis of Starrdom100 to discuss his book and give details about his reason for writing the book.

 

The film is titled, ‘Out Of Bounds’ and is produced by Comedian/Actor Brandon Scanavich. The film will also be under the direction of well known Actor Marc John Jefferies, who has appeared in a host of movies to include, Losing Isaiah, Get Rich Or Die Tryin, and recently Nerve.

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Brandon Scanavich & Marc John Jefferies

The movie is about a high school senior basketball player by the name of Travis Elliot (Lil Fizz) who has hopes of one day playing college basketball and making it to the pro’s. However, circumstances reroute his plans, and he is no longer chasing a dream but running from a harsh reality! The film’s cast includes, Brandon Scanavich, Lil Fizz, Shalonda “SJ” Johnson and Bobby Humphrey Jr.  

The film is set to release in the Summer of 2018 with filming beginning on January 22, 2018 in Memphis, TN. They are currently accepting submissions for roles and extras in the film. For interest, simply submit your head-shot to outofboundsthemovie@gmail.com.

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This is going to be incredible to see Fizz in a leading role and he makes the perfect person for this role because he plays basketball in his spare time and is a huge supporter of his son who also plays basketball. Fizz last starred in the movie, ‘You Got Served’ back in 2004. On top of making his move on to the set for the film, word is that some B2K fans may be excited to discover that the group could be making a come back for another album! Last month, Fizz shared on his Instagram a hint to the other members, and a source told us that the group is currently waiting on just one more member to get on board for a possible reunion.

Whatever they decide to do, we are definitely here for a walk down memory lane.

Congratulations to Fizz on the new film, and Starrdom100’s own writer and producer Tanisha D. Davis will be tagging along to bring you exclusives live from the set when filming starts!

 

Be sure to Follow Tanisha D. Davis (‘TanishaDDavis’) on Instagram and Starrdom100 (‘Starrdom100Blog’)

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRAEDONYA! Releases Lyric Video for a Serena Williams Inspired Song

Prohibition Entertainment of NYC announces the lyric video for the song Concrete Rose, written and performed by Soul/R&B vocalist TRAEDONYA! aka The Bride Of New Funk Hipopera. The song is part of her debut ep, 4 Portraits featuring songs about sports legends Derek Jeter, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Jim Brown, Pele and Serena Williams.

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Concrete Rose was inspired by tennis icon Serena Williams. The song is a ballad featuring the piano and TRAEDONYA’S! haunting vocals showcasing her vocal skill set. The song is the bonus on the five song EP that is in stores now!

Check out the video below!

 

 

To learn more about TRAEDONYA! see the links below and follow her.

Spotify 4 Portraits: https://t.co/18JAzwdmPo

Apple music /Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/4-portraits-ep/id1187358068

Twitter: http://twitter.com/traedonya

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