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  •  "no name rappers?" Ja Rule was HUGE. (4+ / 0-)

    Darryl Strawberry, RONALD ISLEY, he a no-name too?

    lets hear those metal musicians.

    This comment is dedicated to my mellow Adept2U and his Uncle Marcus

    by mallyroyal on Thu Jul 11, 2013 at 07:22:56 AM PDT

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    •  You really want to play this fucking game? (1+ / 0-)
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      I see your Darryl Strawberry, who was also in jail for an assortment of things including drugs and soliciting prostitutes and raise you

      PETE ROSE!!!

      And Ja Rule was originally arrested for criminal possession of a weapon.  Namely a loaded semi automatic gun in his car.

      And Ronald Isley?  Seriously?  The dude has been irrelevant since the 80's and he owed back taxes for 10 years.

      If that's the best you have to 'prove' that the IRS unfairly targets BLACK 'celebs' for jail then you really don't have anything.  

      It seems at best like a cherry picked list of black celebs to make a point.  I suggest you do some research into the specifics of each case and find out WHY these people were given jail time before making unsubstantiated race based accusations.    

      This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

      by DisNoir36 on Thu Jul 11, 2013 at 07:45:44 AM PDT

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    •  Wesley Snipes. (2+ / 0-)
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      2thanks, mallyroyal

      Maya Angelou: "Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."

      by JoanMar on Thu Jul 11, 2013 at 08:42:25 AM PDT

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      •  Snipes went to trial and blamed someone else. (0+ / 0-)

        It's the sort of thing that leads judges to believe you aren't sorry.  Still, three years was too long, for sure.  Ninety would have been closer to proper for him.

        "We're now in one of those periods when the reality of intense pressure on the middle class diverges from long-held assumptions of how the American bargain should work" --James Fallows

        by Inland on Thu Jul 11, 2013 at 09:31:22 AM PDT

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