Thu 17 Jan 2013
Most of us saw this coming, but earlier today, Chief Keef was sent to jail for violating his court ordered probation stemming back from an arrest dating back two years. Back in December of 2011, the then 16-year-old was apprehended by police after they say he pointed a handgun at them. Miraculously, he managed to avoid getting sent to jail until today. According to DNAinfo.com, Cook County Juvenile Court Judge Carl Anthony Walker said Chief Keef exhibited a “clear disregard for the court’s authority” in appearing with a gun during an interview with Pitchfork.com. The video featured Chief Keef shooting guns at a New York shooting range. As reported, the site was ordered to hand over the video footage.
Dominador Lacson, a firearms instructor at Westside, testified the gun was chained to the range’s firing booth.
Chief Keef’s attorney, Dennis Berkson, argued his client was merely making a publicity film and that representatives from Interscope Records, Chief Keef’s label, were present. “This is no different than if he was in a movie,” said Berkson. “It is a movie.”
But prosecutors argued the judge’s “word is law” and a “higher authority … above Interscope records.” Berkson also argued Chief Keef never had a gun outside the range, but the judge said the range was no different than holding a gun in a private home.
UPDATE: Chief Keef was sentenced to 2 months in a juvenile detention center. (via Complex x Suntimes)
The rapper pleaded with Judge Carl Anthony Walker not to sentence him to juvenile detention, breaking down into tears several times, but the judge said he could not tolerate the teen’s “ blatant violations of the court’s order.
UPDATE2: Sources tell FSD, it was Keef’s mom crying in court. Not the rapper.
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