Why is #FreeChiefKeef trending? Keep him locked up so he can stop making music.—
Ray Lopez (@RayIopez) January 15, 2013
“Chief Keef,” for those of you lucky enough not to have ever heard his “music,” is a 17-year-old rapper from Chicago. In 2011, he pointed a gun at police officers and has been on probation ever since. He was taken into custody today for violating probation over a video showing him brandishing a weapon at a gun range. Some of his fans took to social media to plead his case:
Although #FreeChiefKeef is trending on Twitter, there’s also quite a bit of tweeting from non-sympathizers.
We absolutely agree that just because you’re famous, it doesn’t mean you should get away with breaking the law.
Unfortunately, there are different standards for famous liberal journalists in Washington.