|Top 100 basketball recruit Tony Farmer sentenced to 3 years in prison!|
Unfortunately, Tony Farmer, a top 100 basketball recruit for the class of 2013, has picked up felony convictions for kidnapping, felonious assault and robbery of his ex-girlfriend and was recently sentenced to 3 years in state prison.
Is this kid a hardened criminal? No! Was he wrong for going over to his ex-girlfriend’s crib and hitting and kicking her, taking her computer, cell phone, car keys and bank card?(Translation: he took her book bag.) ABSOLUTELY! However, Big Momma would have sent her brothers, cousins, Pookie and Ray Ray & nem over there to get it all back and tap him up for good measure. Now should he have shown up in court looking like an unrecognizable bobble head? A resounding YESSIRRR and been given a lighter sentence for the beat down he’s already suffered in the streets!
Where I grew up that joint wouldn’t have made it to court because boyz would’ve handled it real quick. He just would have been known as the former basketball player with the limp. He would have learned a valuable lesson and been a productive citizen going forward. The state would have saved the $38K it’s going to take to house him and feed him for 3 years and he would have been felony free.
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! I’ve seen boyz get less time for selling more dope than Nino Brown and shooting up the club. The criminal justice system in this country is still skewed by socioeconomics and race bruh!
According to the Bureau of Prison Statistics of the 2.1 million adult men and women imprisoned in the United States 70% are persons of color. Do you realize that black males have a 32% chance of serving time in prison at some point in their lives; Hispanic males have a 17% chance while Whites only have a 6% chance. Now if the current rates of incarceration continue, about 1 in 3 Black Males, 1 in 6 Hispanic males and 1 in 17 White males are expected to go to prison at some point in their lives.
Do you really believe that 70% of the crimes committed in this country are committed by people of color? According to the 1998 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse(NHSDA), 72% of users were white and only 15% were black. Yet blacks were arrested and convicted at a much higher rate.
How does that happen? Well I’m glad you asked homeboy. Let’s say two kids on the same football team commit a dumb teenage crime like joy riding in a stolen vehicle. They are the two best players on the team and their names are LaMarcus and Timmy. They get arrested for the same crime but LaMarcus can’t afford a private defense attorney so he’s appointed one from the public defenders office. Timmy’s dad on the other hand is loaded and he gets a great lawyer because he’s paying top dollar for it. LaMarcus gets convicted of a felony and goes to jail for 4 years while Timmy gets off with probation and goes off to college.
Timmy graduates from college and eventually becomes a successful businessman owning his own company. LaMarcus gets released from prison and applies for a job at Timmy’s company years later but is rejected because he’s a convicted felon. Unfortunately, that’s the world we live in but that’s real talk.
So let this be a lesson to all of my young brothers out there. The world ain’t fair and you need to know that when you walk out of the door this morning. Just because you want to do something stupid like go beat up your ex-girlfriend and try to scare her doesn’t mean that it’s a good idea. Always keep in mind that the criminal justice system has the “Wish” factor. This kid’s future is shot because he couldn’t control his emotions and move on. Was it worth even getting in the ride to go over to ole girl’s crib? Looking back on it, I don’t think so. I’m just glad that it wasn’t my baby girl that he beat up because I’m claustrophobic.
Holla At Ya Boy!
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