Thu 26 Apr 2007
STATEMENT OF CAMERON GILES, DIPLOMAT RECORDS
“In 2005, I was a victim of a violent crime. I was shot multiple times without provocation by two armed men who attempted to carjack my vehicle. Although I was a crime victim, I didn’t feel like I could cooperate with the police investigation. Where I come from, once word gets out that you’ve cooperated with the police that only makes you a bigger target of criminal violence. That is a dark reality in so many neighborhoods like mine across America. I’m not saying its right, but its reality. And it’s not unfounded. There’s a harsh reality around violence and criminal justice in our inner cities.
“But my experience in no way justifies what I said. Looking back now, I can see how those comments could be viewed as offensive, especially to those who have suffered their own personal tragedies or to those who put their lives on the line to protect our citizens from crime. Please understand that I was expressing my own personal frustration at my own personal circumstances. I in no way was intending to be malicious or harmful. I apologize deeply for this error in judgment.”
hmmm, this doesn’t sound like the Cam that I know….on so many different levels, lol…I’m actually surprised he’s making this statement….he’s obviously responding to all the backlash after his 60 minutes appearance on their “stop snitching” segment. I think some folks were even trying to Imus him and get him kicked off his label…..
I dont really see why he’s getting so much flack….(or slack, as he said on 60 minutes, lol)….Cam didnt cooperate with the cops when he got shot in the arms….but at least he was the only victim of that crime. Unlike Busta, who refuses to cooperate in a murder investigation for his friend/bodyguard who was allegedly shot…right in front of him!!!!