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Houston judge dismisses charge against singer Wayna
A judge this morning dismissed the charge against rhythm-and-blues singer Wayna, who was arrested Wednesday at a Houston airport for carrying a collapsible police baton.
Prosecutors asked state District Judge Jeannine Barr to dismiss the third-degree felony during a brief hearing at the downtown Harris County Criminal Justice Center.
No details were available on why the dismissal was requested and at which airport the arrest took place.
The Grammy-nominated singer, whose legal name is Wayna Wondwossen, was charged with carrying a weapon in an airport after she tried to board a plane while carrying the baton, authorities said.
She uses the baton as a prop while singing Billie Club, a song about police brutality.
Ethiopian born Grammy-nominated singer Waya has been arrested at a Houston airport, AP reported. The following is the report from AP.
Ethiopia - R&B singer Wayna arrested at Houston airport
HOUSTON (AP) — Grammy-nominated singer Wayna has been arrested at a Houston airport after trying to get on a plane with a collapsible police baton that she uses while performing.
Wayna, whose real name is Woyneab Miraf Wondwossen, was charged with possession of a prohibited weapon Wednesday.
Houston police spokeswoman Jodi Silva said Thursday that security guards at the checkpoint at Bush International Airport discovered the 24-inch baton in her carry-on bag.
Wondwossen, 35, was transported to the Houston jail and posted $5,000 bond.
Wayna released her second album, "Higher Ground," in 2008. One of the songs on the album is "Billy Club," a ballad about police abuse, and Wondwossen twirls and points the baton when she performs the song live.
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I don’t get it. I need some explanation. I heard several times travelers being caut with other more deadly weapons. But never heard them being arrested.
Is it a vengeance by the police?
Let our sister go!, she haven’t done anything wrong.
On a second thought.. she should’ve known better!!
Mr. Moderator -
The article explains for it self. It is not news worthy certainly not head line. It is an innocent mistake but nothing more. She is a shining star who deserved to be applauded for her amazing success. I am not saying your intention is to ruin her reputation but when you post news as head line adding the word “arrested", it creates a short buzz. I hope you get my drift. Please take this thing off!!
unless you are a blue eyed white american,you’re always seen through a different lens.It’s not right that she had that in her purse,but her being charged is an extreme case of pregudjement against a non white.on a second tought,what does one expect from redneck country texas!!them cowboys are so out of touch they actually think texas is a country
weyne weyne ehete,
Babylon sysytem is a vampaire!
BOB NESTA MARLEY
ECLAD.. that’s who!!lol
TSA needs some arrests from time to time to explain its existence. Obviously an unintended slip of the mind on the part of Wayna, no big deal sista…
BIG DRAMA OUT OF SMALL THING….It could be a publicity stunt…Whatever works you girl and stay safe…I LIKE YOUR TALENT.
Who cares, it is just another line.!!
I think Some body set her up, remember she was singing police this and that you never know. just my two cents.
This is very good ! i am glad she got arrested. it will help her for good publicity no one got hurt it is all good. she can use some good publicity. the district lawyer will Tass the charges out . did you guys know obama was kept at the airport over 5 hours because of his name going back to Chicago after speaking at the Democrat convention 2004.so is senator Kennedy for not caring id this is nice publicity please pas it to Major news organizations .i like to see my beautiful sister on extra! ext era! like i did not know.
Mr. Moderator -
I thank you for your explanation. I am aware of you obtained this article from AP or other news sources. However with out breaching your boundary of selecting what news to post, I was only suggesting that it shouldn’t be the leading news on your site considering how unduly the police let her go through this ordeal for minor incident like this one. Holding her for 12 hours in jail and having her post a 5000.00 … outrageous.
Dirom Ye-Azmari neger! Min Akebetatina naw?
I Agree with Yoni.
“This could be a publicity stunt” it oviously works for me.
I have never heard of this artist till now… such kind of news always bring publicity for artis/Celeberty.
Unfortunately it happened.Yeha
Loooks like a publicity stunt if you ask me
whoops! do not forget what is going on in the world. You better careful every step you go. I am so sorry that happen to her.
Guys, are you suspecting what I’m suspecting?
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