Skip to comments.Rapper T.I. sentenced to year on weapons charges
Posted on 03/27/2009 12:13:19 PM PDT by smokingfrog
A judge has sentenced Rapper T.I. to one year and a day behind bars on federal weapons charges.
The 28-year-old rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris, was sentenced Friday.
He will have between 30 and 60 days to report to prison. He already has completed about 1,000 hours of community service and has warned youths about the pitfalls of guns, drugs, violence. He will need to complete 470 more hours.
Harris pleaded guilty last March after he was arrested in 2007, attempting to buy unregistered machine guns and silencers. The arrest happened blocks away from where he was to headline the BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta hours later.
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he’ll be respecting his soap on a rope.
The libs want to pass MORE gun laws, but this guy only gets 366 days for buying fully automatic machine guns WITH silencers.
I believe that this gentleman did have some criminal record before this event. Why he's not going away for 5 to 10, I have no idea.
Whut up G?
happy with your homeboys with your beltless pants down to show your skivvies, there boooooyyyyyyeeee.
more than 366 days would have been ...racist.
Speaking of racist....Mr. T.I. (or perhaps it's Mr. I., whatever) was a outspoken supporter of one Barack Hussein Obama. I wonder how long it will be before Barry issues the statement...
"This is not the T.I. that I thought I knew"
Don’t be hatin’! T.I. be da shiznit! Tru dat....double tru!
“...unregistered machine guns and silencers.” So if only he’d bought REGISTERED machine guns with silencers, he’d have been OK?
There’s a rapper named “TI”?
Yes, you're right he was an ex-con. And if he had purchased these guns, either he or one of his associates could've used these guns to kill people on the streets of Atlanta.
Why he's not going away for 5 to 10, I have no idea.
TI is a top rapper in the 'game' right now. I don't have a problem with the sentence.
A year in prison PLUS 1500 hours traveling throughout the country talking against guns/drugs. I think the Govt gets more out of that than the extra 4 years in prison.
I heard his statement at sentencing on the radio on the drive home. For a guy who derives his income from some sort of spoken word, he is semi-literate.
TI has a hard rep as it is. And is already and excon. He’ll live like a King inside the joint for a year. Nobody’s gonna dis’ him.
Did he make the Hip-Hop Week in Review?
I missed the review for a meeting.
One year? Give me a break.
This will result in a boost to his ‘street cred’ and a chance to get buffed, working out in the yard. A few prison tats won’t hurt either.
Try this (yes I like it — if for nothing elese, for nice pictures of the high desert in winter) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXW5-JaSP98&feature=channel_page
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