Queens Man Gets 10 Years In Prison For Role In Cocaine Distribution Scheme

NEWRAK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Queens man has been sentenced to prison time for his role in a scheme to transport more than 20 kilograms of cocaine from California to New Jersey.

According to federal prosecutors in New Jersey, Robert Crawford, of Long Island City, was sentenced to 10 years in prison earlier this week.

He will also have to serve five years of supervised release once he’s freed.

The 40-year-old, along with two New Jersey, men pleaded guilty in February to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine.

The trio admitted conspiring from January 2011 through March 2014 to buy cocaine for distribution in New Jersey. In October 2012, police said they gave a courier $549,950 to buy roughly 20 kilograms of cocaine in California.

The currency was ultimately seized by authorities in California.

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PREMIERE: The Cause & Knowledge Present “Eureka” (Visual)

The Cause & Knowledge is an East Coast collaborative Hip Hop group, comprised of two visionary artists who give listeners a unique experience that is uncommonly found in the music world to date. They not only convey sounds that capture the ear but provide visuals that stimulate the mind. Their approach to Hip Hop is different in the way that their lyrics are timeless, revered, and relatable to any person, no matter the situation. They use their words to open peoples perceptions on life, bringing them to this higher level of consciousness and what they often refer to as “New Jupiter”.

These guys have been on the grind for a minute, and have indeed gained great exposure.  Still residing in New Jersey, The Cause & Knowledge are determined to continuously drop quality music along with dope visuals for their current album, Discovery.  Be sure to check for them on the following social media outlets:

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Street Dreams, Explore Canada and Highsnobiety Took Over Toronto for Photo Walk

On May 30, Eric Veloso and Steve “Sweatpants” Irby of Street Dreams Magazine led a cult creative photo walk through Toronto, Canada in conjunction with Explore Canada and Highsnobiety. Over two hundred photographers of all levels captured the lines and colors of the Canadian metropolis, from Nathan Phillips Square to Brookfield Place and beyond. The pouring rain didn’t stop this collective of imagery aficionados from doing their thing, as attendees from “the 6″ and around the globe (including featured photographers Rishad Daroowala, trashhand and Pete Williams) were on hand to celebrate the #SDWALKS event. See what went down in the video above.

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Orlando Summer League 2015: Saturday Scores, Stats, Highlights and Reaction

The NBA‘s annual summer tradition of showcasing rookies and under-the-radar players in games for teams to look at is finally here. Independence Day marks the start of this year’s Orlando Summer League, with five games on the schedule. 

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Notable rookies making their pro debut include the Miami Heat’s Justise Winslow, the Orlando Magic’s Mario Hezonja and the Indiana Pacers’ Myles Turner. It’s a great platform for those players, and many others, to show off where their game is at right now and what the future may look like. 

Here’s a recap of all the action, as well as some of the top highlights from the games. 

 

Results

 

Magic def. Pistons, 87-76

The Magic used a huge second half, outscoring the Pistons 47-34, en route to an 11-point victory in the summer-league opener for both teams. 

The Magic opted to use a roster of free agents and potential D-League talents in the victory. Keith Benson, who played three games with the Golden State Warriors in 2012, led all scorers with 19 points off the bench. Keith Appling added another 17 points and four assists in the win. 

In a losing effort, Detroit got to see what top pick Stanley Johnson had to offer. The former Arizona Wildcats star had 13 points, four rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes. 

Johnson’s first bucket was a three-pointer, which is an encouraging sign for the Pistons. One area in which scouting reports knocked him was shot selection and being able to create. 

It’s just one shot in a summer-league game, but Johnson is an immensely talented player who just has to make a few tweaks to his skill set to become a superstar in the league. Small steps are everything this time of year. 

Detroit’s second-round pick, Darrun Hilliard, also made his debut. It wasn’t as impressive as Johnson’s. The former Villanova star started the game, scoring five points on 2-of-10 shooting. 

Overall, this result is about what should have been expected considering Orlando went with a more veteran-laden lineup and the Pistons wanted to see what their young guys had to offer. 

 

Heat def. Pacers, 92-76

The Heat got a nice glimpse of their immediate and long-term future in a 92-76 win over Indiana in the day’s first game. 

Winslow, who was taken 10th overall in June’s draft, picked up right where he left off during Duke’s NCAA championship run. He started the game, played almost 27 minutes, scored 15 points on 4-of-8 shooting and dished out three assists.

Here’s what Winslow said after his impressive debut, per the Miami Heat on Twitter:

That confidence was evident from Winslow as a freshman at Duke and seems to have carried over to the NBA. 

As good as Winslow was, though, undrafted second-year player Tyler Johnson provided the highlight of the game with this drive and dunk around three Indiana defenders, via NBA TV:

In a losing effort, the Pacers were able to see what their top pick, Turner, could turn into. He dropped a game-high 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds. 

Tim Bontemps of the New York Post was particularly encouraged by Turner’s shooting touch:

The Pacers have needed to get more explosive and athletic for a couple of years. Turner was inconsistent in his freshman season at Texas, but there’s a lot of potential for the 19-year-old that head coach Frank Vogel can work with. 

Both the Heat and the Pacers had to love what they saw from their first-round picks in this game, even though Miami ultimately got the last laugh with a 16-point win.   

Scott Disick Is ‘In A Classic Shame Spiral’ And ‘He Knows He’s Screwing Up,’ According To Reports

Poor, poor Kourt.

Kourtney Kardashian‘s long time baby daddy Scott Disick has had a pretty awful week, to put it mildly.

With cheating and alcohol abuse allegations flying around, Disick has been seen with ex-girlfriend Chloe Bartoli, and away from Kourt and the kids.

[ Related: Four Signs Scott And Kourt Were Already Done! ]

Now, reports are coming out that Disick knows what he’s doing, and how to make it better. What remains though, is whether he can actually do that.

The source says of Disick:

“He’s in a classic shame spiral right now. He knows he’s screwing up, and he knows what he needs to do. He has people telling him to go home and work things out, to stop this behavior, to repent and to move forward. But he’s not doing it. He’s operating out of fear and shame right now. He’s not seeing things clearly.”

Obviously, Disick is a grown man who knows what he’s doing, and he understands it’s wrong:

“He’s just making things worse and worse, and what’s worse is that he knows that he’s making it worse and worse. His head knows that he needs to leave, and that every minute that he’s there, he’s doing more damage to himself and his family, but until he really takes that to heart, he’s not going to make a change.”

Clearly, Scott is in need of some help with a lot of things — alcohol, his relationship with Kourt, and mending fences with his family, to name but a few.

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Greek Importers Begin to Feel the Squeeze

Capital controls in Greece don’t appear yet to have significantly curbed the country’s imports, especially of essential items. But for nonessential goods, Greek importers are starting to feel the squeeze. All images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed. http://www.wsj.com/xml/rss/3_7014.xml

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