Chief Keef’s Video Appearance in Gun Range Cited to Be Put Back in Slammer
By Lora Neng
WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER
October 19, 2012
Some people calculatingly test the boundaries of the law while the thought, or lack of, behind other acts are questionable. Chief Keef’s recent promotional video, where he was seen gunning at targets in a shooting range, came under heavy criticism by Cook County prosecutors on Wednesday for violating his probation.
The Chicago rapper is barred from having any guns or illegal drugs or associating with gang members, yet he was seen sounding off a rifle in a gun range online and associating with known members of the Black Disciples gang when police responded to a disturbance call. Keef’s attorney argued that while the promotional stint was “stupid,” his client was merely following the advice of other adults.
Prosecutors have urged the court to have Keef put into juvenile detention for his own safety, but Judge Carl Anthony Walker said he would not consider lock up until a hearing is held on November 20, adding, “I really believe this minor should be placed on electronic home monitoring.”
The video that caused the whole ruckus was broadcast as Pitchfork.tv’s “Selector” series interviewing rappers and watching them freestyle. The media out has since pulled the video out of serious reflection on the high violent crime rates in Chicago and in light of Keef’s inappropriate mocking of the shooting death of rap rival Lil Jojo.
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