It’s James Jordan’s name and son Michael Jordan’s fame that will bring audiences to IMDb TV’s “Moment of Truth,” but the docuseries has little to do with them. The five-part documentary, set to begin streaming Friday on the Amazon-owned website, is really about justice, incompetence, inconsistencies and allegations of corruption.
The focus of “Moment” is the judicial muck of North Carolina’s Robeson County, where the crime’s investigation and prosecution have a lot for which to answer, and the fate of Daniel Green, one of two men convicted in connection with the murder committed while they were teenagers. “The crime and the murder of James Jordan is really the gateway to a larger story that we’re telling in this series,” Matthew Perniciaro — a director, writer and producer of the documentary — said by phone Wednesday. “That larger story is focused on corruption in law enforcement and systemic racism in the criminal justice system.”
An Asian American man reported to Phoenix police that a beer bottle was thrown at him while he attended a Suns basketball game with his two children at Phoenix Suns Arena in downtown Phoenix, police officials confirmed on Wednesday. The victim contacted police about 9:40 p.m. on Tuesday to report the attack. Phoenix police spokesperson Sgt. Mercedes Fortune said officers are attempting to obtain video of the incident and an investigation is ongoing, as incidents of anti-Asian violence are occurring nationwide. Fortune said the incident may be “bias related.”
The incident was reported on Twitter the same night by Vicente Reid, the CEO of Arizona Asian Chamber of Commerce, an organization that serves the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in Arizona. Reid, a friend of the victim, told The Arizona Republic he believes a hate crime was committed. “It was completely unprovoked,” Reid said. “He was with his two young kids, and hears some guy shout “[expletive] Asians” and he gets hit with a beer bottle.” Reid said the victim was especially furious because the incident happened in front of his children, and he told Reid they were “traumatized.”
The oldest son of Memphis Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins was arrested and charged with one felony count of filing a false offense report, according to legal documents obtained by The Commercial Appeal. Alberto Jenkins, 24, lied to police when he said he was kidnapped and his car was stolen in an armed robbery after being approached by four men while leaving his shift at Tug’s Casual Grill on March 21, according to the affidavit.
According to court documents, when Jenkins didn’t want to prosecute and was “confronted by inconsistencies in his story,” he admitted that he lied and was looking to purchase cocaine from a group of men. They took him around to look for the drugs, but he “became scared and abandoned his vehicle and property leaving in the possession of these unidentified males.”
Yao, 22, filed for divorce from the NBA player, 24, in December, days after Beasley made headlines for his PDA-filled outing with Larsa Pippen while they were still married. On Monday, March 29, a Minnesota court ruled on “temporary” requests made by Yao while Beasley motioned to prove the paternity of the pair’s 2-year-old son, Makai. According to the filing, Beasley “now contests paternity” and has already taken the test to learn whether he is the biological father of Makai. “[The] results of those tests are unknown as of the date of this Order,” the documents, obtained by Us, state.