Tip TI Harris

The homeless man who is accused of starting a fire that brought down a highway viaduct is being represented by a legal dream team.

Five high-powered attorneys have signed on to represent Basil Eleby pro bono (free of charge.

According to the AJC.com, the 5 attorneys are Lawrence Zimmerman, Gerald Griggs, Mawuli Davis, Gary Spencer and Tiffany Roberts.

The attorneys’ reputations precede them. All are experienced in high profile cases involving black defendants vs the City of Atlanta.

Griggs is the vice president of the Atlanta NAACP; Davis is president of the Decatur NAACP chapter; and Roberts has brought cases against the City of Atlanta alleging police misconduct.

Eleby, 39, was indicted Friday on two felony counts of arson and criminal damage to property in the first degree.

He is accused of placing a plastic chair on top of a shopping cart and setting it on fire. The plastic melted and somehow, according to the city, the flames leapt over to a pile of long forgotten high density fiber optic cable spools.

The resulting flames — if you believe the city’s story — was intense enough to bring down a 350-foot section of I-85 overpass constructed of concrete and steel.

Eleby’s next hearing is scheduled for net Tuesday. He is being held in the Fulton County Jail on a $200,000 bond.





  • CrunchyBlack1

    prolly the same people who think jet fuel burned hot enough to melt twin tower steel.

  • imright

    ??

  • JENNYJONES1

    WOW I HAD JUST SAID THIS WOULD HAPPEN B/C NOOOO ONE IS BELIEVING THE GDOT/CITY’S STORY AND IT’S OBVIOUS HIS ARREST IS TO DISTRACT FROM AND TAKE AWAY THE RESPONSIBLITY OF THE FACT THAT HIGHLY COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL WAS JUST LEFT LAYING IN THE OPEN FOR ANYTHING TO SET IT ABLAZE. WOW THIS WILL BE INTERESTING……..JENNY JONES!!!!

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Good…cause something doesn’t seem right with this.

  • jazzysmith12

    loooooooooooool

  • SpiceGirl

    ohhhh weeee

  • Libra80sBaby

    Why Tip up there? Did he arrange for this man’s legal counsel?? If not, What is the point?

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Let them sleep. ”Terrorists” bombed the towers and the homeless dude started the fire.

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    Get em….they’re not ready for a mind like yours. I TOTALLY understand you tho.

  • Taylordanes

    he mentioned that he did not believe this man was responsible and called folks out

  • Libra80sBaby

    Why I JUST found out D. Wade’s “Break Baby Mama” Has 2 daughters by Damon Waynes Jr too!

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    GIRL! YOU ARE SO LATE! lol

  • imright

    well damn??

  • Libra80sBaby

    I know, but other ppl called this out too. Hell, even I did. Not just TIP

  • Libra80sBaby

    REAL fukin late!

  • Taylordanes

    THIS

  • CrunchyBlack1

    i feel you. Yup it musta been that butane crack lighter, shole wuz

  • Libra80sBaby

    That heffah been managing the HELL out of her uterus so she dont have to work ever!

  • Taylordanes

    yep she a career baby making gold digger

  • CrunchyBlack1

    fire prolly wasnt even hot enough to melt the dam cart, but a whole steel/concrete bridge?!?!? lol sure

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Damon jr spoke about it too. When I first saw he was the father to her other kids. I knew what she was about. I’m sorry I’m not using my womb as a go fund me.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Listen do you know what kind of highly combustible chemical reaction, you need to burn a damn bridge down! I refuse to believe a lighter and some crack did that.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    offtopic

    what is going on out here. every social media is damn near dead today, and most of the blogs too….thee hayle?!?!?

  • Quitedeliteful

    WHUUUT???? I didn’t know that either so I guess I am truly the last one to know!!! D. Wade is messy!!!

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    It’s nice outside. So I’m assuming people are out enjoying the weather.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    when that ever stop these vein folk from taking pics in the sun, on the beach, drinking cold drinks, walking the strip, at dinner, in the car, etc etc…lol

  • Sexy CJ

    Five high-powered attorneys have signed on to represent Basil Eleby….. Pro Bono…….. Free Of Charge………..

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ba2df4b411faf283c3e8aad2592c8ff65739663ef927482770fca7765f95b884.gif

  • Ms.Caramel

    Most of these blog owners are the paparazzi… They outside taking pictures. Why you think most of Sandra pics are outside walking, airport pics, etc…

  • RicanLBC

    Hmmm?? he probably didn’t do that at all. The dream team see a huge payoff. Why they leave in in the slammer tho??!!!

  • CrunchyBlack1

    aint seen the usual stunt posts on my feed. snap chat dead as hayle today, like wtf lol

  • Dr. P

    I know right. Nothing on Fame, Industry, guess I browse the shelves of Mediafakeout…#bored

  • CrunchyBlack1

    i got 2 whole hours left, these folk better get on they job. i need entertainment cot damnit lol

  • She ShowOut

    I’m not using my womb as a go fund me.
    ^^^^^^^^^^
    DEAD asf…may I borrow this?

  • Thismessismessy

    Married Chinese United Air doc, who got his ass dragged issa felon. Where his mugshots? Like they do us? People.com got story. Oh. He like boi puscee too.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    i done seen cars catch on fire on bridges, under bridges. not once have i see the bridge set a blaze as a result. sh!t cray folk

  • JV

    I’m not sure I believe that unless somebody other than TMZ reports it. Not that they haven’t broken stories before, it’s just that they’re gossip-y by nature and I’d rather see it confirmed by other outlets. Nobody has officially released his identity and the passenger himself hasn’t come forward.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Good! It’s so much b.s. to this story, he needs good representation. Now a skating park? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/df47e2650ed3835633315332c3c3875c33ed3822a7ed78105f8b60d04bc84969.jpg k

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Sure. lol

  • Thismessismessy
  • Yoni7

    WW3 is upon us. The calm before the storm.

  • sunni_daze

    Haha they came together like Voltron. Great becasue we know the police are lying. Alright TI was talking and poopin gums, can he bail ol’boy out and get him a nice suit for trial.

  • Yoni7

    Nice whurr? It’s raining and gloomy here.

  • Yoni7

    I done seen a WHOLE TANKER TRUCK FULL OF GAS fall OFF a bridge and the bridge still stood it’s ground.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    so that explains the empty shelves of bread and milk today

  • Yoni7

    Whale, that and Spring Break and latchkey kids.

  • southern

    So they don’t believe this stupid ass story either huh?

  • CrunchyBlack1

    oh damn you right, folks ass gotta deal with them kids all week lmaoooo

  • LibraGirlonly

    I told y’all from the get go the city and was lying on this man. Filthy basturds.

  • JV

    They should help him start a counter suit.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    umm hmm AT lanna got some splainin’ tah dew

  • tellthetruth

    Hey, did anyone hear about the lawyer Trinh Huynh who was killed 30 minutes after she was obtaining documents from court related to terrorist activities in GA and the bridge collapse.

  • Yoni7

    the 5 attorneys are Lawrence Zimmerman
    ____________________
    Stopped reading right there. Goes to check who his people is…..

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Good lol.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I didn’t hear that but Ima look it up. I did hear that the blown up bridge was the result of terrorist activity and the government is covering it up…

  • Keesh5000

    So I wonder if he gonna stop smoking crack after this…cause he finna be famous for a few months

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    In NY it’s beautiful out.

  • Yoni7

    *gives you the finger* LOL

  • Keesh5000

    They are….ain’t nothing free

  • Tammie Reed

    reminds me of the guy who had that great radio voice and NEVER stopped smoking crack and now back to doing nothing after the fifteen minutes of fame! Smh!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!! You doing better than me — I got three whole hours left and I’m so bored I’m seeing double!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    In NYC we’re in the high 70s!!! Shorts and tank tops for the whyte folks…

  • Look@m3

    How much longer before Kaseem leave. Mad I voted for him….buyers remorse

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    It’s funny that this guy actually looks a lot like Mayor Kasim Reed.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!

  • Keesh5000

    He sure does…they brothers or something

  • tellthetruth

    Yes, there is a good ABC news story that talks about her and what happened. She was working to prepare a massive case against the city and state for not notifying the public about the serious terrorist threat in the state.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    that aint good folk…its celebs, ig thots, ig comedians, rappers, sangers, and ig blogs jobs to entertain us ALL day every day. No exceptions

  • tellthetruth
  • Ms Maggie
  • CrunchyBlack1

    double?? chit i was two sec from crawling behind the broke copier again to take a nap.

  • SuperScooper1

    Good; Now maybe we can get to the bottom of what really happened. I believe this was either a terrorist attack, a diversion from the “Red Mercury” Nuclear incident across town, negligence on behalf of the city storing containers irresponsibly, or the theory that Trump owes a favor in Atlanta and the business will be steered to a contractor with ties to him AND it’s a means to screw over Congressman John Lewis. Who knows?

  • Ms Thang

    My thoughts exactly

  • Mr. LeBrick James
  • Ms.Caramel

    What?????
    Damn…

  • CrunchyBlack1

    i always say this when i see that name. its an espn analyst with that last name and. i side eye him every time i see it on the crawler

  • tintin

    these lawyers looking to sue the entire ATL

  • B Zandaz

    Trust not the government….

  • tellthetruth
  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Don’t forget the dirty flips show casing their crusty, dry cracked heels.

  • Ms.Caramel

    What time is it there?

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    no terrorisst attack … Dot parked their trucks and other shyt under that bridge for many years …. I saw it with my own eyes … this man is the scapegoat…. Dot left the shyt there as a dumping ground basically … Don’t trust shyt the media is putting out…. This fawk lies soley on DOT … Only

  • tellthetruth

    Of course he is being scapegoated but the DOT has made it extremely easy for anyone including would be terrorist to act out. We cannot stay in the FOG about the potential terrorist threat from groups like ISIS that were created by U.S. special forces to help overthrow countries with resources the deep state wants.

  • Quitedeliteful

    WHAT IS REALLY NEWS IS NEVER ON THE NEWS:
    —————————————————————————-

    A new Foreign Intelligence Service report on the bombing of a bridge in Atlanta, Georgia, states that American government has launched a massive cover-up of this terror attack that the US now says was caused by a first-time-in-history steel reinforced concrete bridge suddenly catching on fire, while at the same time they’re ignoring eyewitnesses to this catastrophe—including Georgian resident Bobby Barnhart, who said he was 60 yards away from this bridge when he heard several explosions and a slow rumbling before its collapse and added “It was a big sound. You could feel the vibrations.”
    Multiple citizen reports state that several massive explosions had occurred with PVC piping debris being scattered over a large area. Over 700 feet of this bridge has to be removed and totally rebuilt—but that within 8 hours of this attack occurring, they had removed every single bit of evidence debris from, including scrubbing all evidence of fire damage away from the scene….

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Plain and simple in this case … Straight negligence …. Stranded hero trucks were always parked here with a host of other shyt … This goes soley on the state can’t blame a terrorist for this… Again … Only in this case ….

  • missmiami305

    Good for him! He about to come up. Clearly the scapegoat im this.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    check your email love you

  • missmiami305

    Lmao

  • Quitedeliteful

    Right now it is 4:41…. Somebody take me outta my misery!!!!

  • tellthetruth

    Exactly, this is why we have to dig deeper when we hear these stories being put out by MSM aka “FAKE NEWS”.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!! Shoot!!! These whyte folks would haul my ass outta here faster than I could blink!!!

  • DETROITTOATL

    They are about to kick the City’s Behind on this one.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Yup!!! Sandy-Mae gets no breaks either!!! She must entertain us!! I thought that’s what she lived for…..

  • Quitedeliteful

    Sounds to me like the crack man about to get PAID!!!

  • CrunchyBlack1

    if not her, django better churn out thems posts folk lol

  • Faux Gibbler

    Something was never right with this story to begin with.

  • Quitedeliteful

    And you know this!!!

  • tellthetruth

    People believe a crack pipe fire caused the bridge to collapse like they believe a plane caused the Twin Towers to collapse, FUNNY!!

  • CrunchyBlack1

    let them fire m,e im just gonna go get unemployment. if they try to hate, imma say i was nursing a work stress related collapse on the floor. then ill be at home in my drawls eating fruity peebles, waiting for the monies to deposit every thursday lol

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!! DJANGO… Where you at, bruh????

  • Quitedeliteful

    And you might as well start a discrimination lawsuit while you at it — working you so hard you collapsed and damn near deaded!! Get yo unemployment, make them pay you some extra paper and still keep you job!!!

  • Ms. Cree

    No justice, NO PEACE

  • dontgetblocked

    Yet a woman being beat by her husband can’t get a free lawyer. But we as blacks …oh we support a good criminal like Mike Brown or this crackhead. No wonder no one respects the black race.

  • Bella Boss

    he already famous

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    And of course they blamed it on A BLACK MAN whom they knew had NO WAY to defend himself. I am so glad that these attorneys came to his defense at no cost. I think that it was the right thing to do. Black people need to start fighting back…no matter what the cost. They do whatever they want to black people because THEY CAN and it being ALLOWED.

  • Ms.Caramel

    SMH… He looks like a skin head.

  • Ms.Caramel

    That’s not true.

  • Ms.Caramel

    Ok… We’re on the same time… You’ll be off soon…

  • Ms.Caramel

    Your font is suspect sometimes… You YT?

  • Queen B

    Very white lol

  • Ms.Caramel

    Uh oh… ok, got it…

  • Ms.Caramel

    Girl damn you crack me up!!!???

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Lmao?

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Praise God! This may have been the best thing to happen to him. Hopefully he turns his life around and make a big comeback.

  • The Last Word

    Sweet Christmas.

    The concrete bridge didn’t “catch on fire.” Instead, the intense heat from the materials burning below the bridge caused physical degradation to the bridge’s support structure.

  • The Last Word

    This is silly on so many levels.

    When has a terrorist group ever failed to take credit for an event? Yet in this case – nothing.

  • Rhondalousey

    Do you live in Seattle?

  • shun king

    The fire caught onto the fiber optic wires from the chair he set on fire. whats so hard to belive them lawyers going to get ate alive by the Feds or drop out when the Feds take the case

  • shun king

    You folks belive anything on the net

  • shun king

    I totally agree

  • Julia Lyons

    His ass was trying to steal what he thought was copper. He tried to burn the rubber off the fiber optics spools thinking there was copper inside. The flames quickly grew and the rest is a spectacular mess.

  • Allihave2say

    After they win the criminal case they will file massive lawsuits against news outlets, the contractor who left the materials and the city. They will each take 15% of the settlement and give him 15%.

  • Allihave2say

    Damn!

  • Allihave2say

    When he gets his 15% from the lawsuit he’ll be lighting up!

  • nich

    Spectacular mess!!! Im on the floor!!! Lol.. lol..

  • dontgetblocked

    Right. This is who these lawyers and leaders of the NAACP stand behind. It’s embarrassing.

  • dontgetblocked

    Your question shows just how stupid you really are.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!

  • LibraGirlonly

    Mike Brown didn’t have a criminal record.

  • ThaRealist StudioGangster

    Wow!!!!! These lawyers are looking for easy plablisity.

  • Jussjess25

    So whats in it for them? O lemme guess, a law suet of some sort at the end of the tunnel.

  • Jussjess25

    Please those lawyers were sent by the devil! ready to use and abuse him.

  • Maxima

    CAN’T STAND ME NO CRACKHEAD, But i don’t believe he burned down a highway. somethin’ in the milk ain’t clean!

  • World’s Moistest Jheri Curl

    your math isn’t that good
    if they each take 15% that leaves him with 25%
    if he gets 15% that leaves them with 17% each

  • reddfoxxy16

    U know what? He SURE DOES…When I first saw his mugshot, I was thinking…..”This guy looks like somebody, I’ve seen B4, but who??? #BINGO…

  • reddfoxxy16

    Could’ve been…Truth is some time stranger than fiction….

  • Pamela

    Block him. I did months ago already.

  • reddfoxxy16

    Interesting….

  • reddfoxxy16

    Wow…who woulda thought??

  • Ladyvil

    It puzzles me thst the steel from one concrete section to another burned HOT enuff to crash…..just like the twin towers crashed!!

    #StayWoke!!

  • Ladyvil

    It’s ALL media psyop

  • SuperScooper1

    Perhaps they meant after taxes? Either way I hope the man won’t be railroaded now.

  • SuperScooper1

    I wouldn’t be so sure; If they file some well written FOIA requests and do some digging, I wouldn’t be surprised it the Gov’t moves to settle the case, etc. Who knows what really happened?

  • SuperScooper1

    Uh, this has everything to do with money, not race. The attorneys took the case because there’s the prospect of a settlement and many attorneys offer pro bono work to DV Victims as part of the staying in good standing with the State Bar. You should do your Googles before you make sweeping statements.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Five high-powered attorneys have signed on to represent Basil Eleby pro bono (free of charge.

    PRAISE GOD!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    butane crack lighter

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    HEAR. HEAR.

  • Mel

    The way that highway crashed down man I’m glad nobody was hurt.

  • Yoni7

    No.

  • Yoni7

    Blame society. lbvs

  • Yoni7

    Shorts and tank tops for the YT folks when it’s -07. LOL

  • Quitedeliteful

    Babies too!!! Temps could damn near cause frostbite and they got their kids with no hat, scarves or gloves….

  • Yoni7

    No socks, undershirt, or underpants. Some thin ass “leggings” with their skin all exposed. I HATE THAT!

  • Quitedeliteful

    They believe because they are “Sheeple” — they don’t think.. they don’t investigate… the gov’t tells them that a crack head can cause a steel reinforced concrete bridge to suddenly catching on fire and cause 700 feet of damage and they just go with it. SMH…

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!

  • around the way

    damn you so stuck on white people..what’s your beef?

  • fRAktal Reality

    This sounds VERY similar to reports by several residents who VEHEMENTLY assert that they heard explosions BEFORE the levees broke and flooded a vast section of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Many to this day STILL hold onto the suspicion that the flooding was not an act of nature.

  • fRAktal Reality

    Lies and deceptions are printed in books, too. What’s your point?

  • fRAktal Reality

    @Mr. LeBrick James – I had to Google the Atlanta mayor’s image and you are correct. They do look alike. Good call.

  • Quitedeliteful

    OH WOW!!! I am definitely going to read up on this… Eyewitness accounts of an explosion before the levees break and the talking heads ignore this. SMH…

  • Allihave2say

    The last 15% was a typo. Good for you. Here’s your sticker.

  • Ms.Caramel

    Why do you care? You must be white cuz you all in other people’s business just like YT.
    Mind your damn business and there won’t be any beef…

  • Lisa daniels

    Say it again

  • Felicia Kelley

    Or mAybe, that actually want JUSTICE!!
    #hardconcepthuh?

  • Jussjess25

    Doubt that! And if your sayin three white men want to fight for a poor black man, for no other reason then justice? Then yes it is a hard concept for me to understand ! ?. Please take your seat.

  • Judi Lauren

    This could so happen though

  • SouljaSociety

    You are dumb if you think a fire can destroy a steel/concrete fortified structure.

  • Julia Lyons

    Well it dud. You saw the flames

  • SouljaSociety

    You saw the twin towers collapse too huh?
    Arguing with a dummy makes me look like a dummy, you’re not worth it.

  • Decked Out

    You betta PREACH that one. So sick and tire of the thinking we are STUPID!!!!

  • Julia Lyons

    I wasn’t arguing but ok…

  • Terpintine’s Letter

    Fiber optics is not steel

  • Gotitbutsmh

    Good for him. The charges aren’t the most asinine thing I heard today but close to it.