As Twitchy reported Tuesday, teen rapper Chief Keef was taken into custody on a parole violation after officials saw a video of him brandishing a firearm at a gun range. The rapper was on probation for pointing a gun at police officers in 2011, but it looks like the David Gregory rule doesn’t apply to Chief Keef, who was sentenced to 60 days in juvenile detention — much to the amusement of these folks.

So much for the power of the #FreeChiefKeef hashtag, whether it trends or not. OK, so there’s a little sympathy out there for the teen dad.

  • FFlintstone

    What was the explanation for not prosecuting David Gregory? I never heard what the police said.

    • Karl Morey

      “Prosecutorial prerogative,” basically. The prosecutor reached a decision that’s basically “Nah, I don’t wanna.”

    • RblDiver

      Something along the lines of “He wasn’t threatening anyone” or somesuch. Laws for thee but not for me-ish.

    • Gallatin

      Something about; “Four legs good, two legs bad.”

    • Joe W.

      The attorney had “play dates” with Gregory’s wife.

  • Peyton

    Does serving in a “Juvenile” Detention center come with any real street cred?

    • TugboatPhil

      No. It would boost his Cul de Sac cred, but you need hard time for the Street.

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        Dead End Cred.

  • Sarge_87

    Gives credence to the two sets of laws theory. There’s one set of laws for the politically connected and another set for the plebes.

  • Joe W.

    Another badass gangsta rapper reduced to tears in front of ‘da judge?? Priceless…..

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    (OT, but related in a general way…)

    I’m being real, here!

    Does that mean he spends some of his time “being imaginary”? The same goes for “keeping it real” — as if it was that person’s job to prevent the universe from becoming a figment of the collective imagination!

    I really dislike “ghetto speak”! Along with it’s twin attack on the richness of expression, the “Keep It Simple & Stupid” format taught in schools, the average college-aged American’s vocabulary has contracted from 150,000 words in 1957 to (on the order of) less than 10,000 words in 1990 to approximately 8000 as of 2010. Schools are no longer teaching rhetoric or composition as was standard in my day. (Aside: don’t judge the teaching of my time by my comments posted here. I’ve re-taught myself to read, write, and speak after a series of strokes stole most of my ability to communicate. And my regime was flawed: I fall into a lisp when I’m tired, and my grasp of written English’s punctuation rules are quite imperfect. In my defense I will say that the speed of their change has made them a moving target…)

    Now concept must be written to the level of a slow 5 year old to be understood– or to be graded as understandable. Usually by teachers who seemingly are tail-end dropouts from an ESL class. Heaven forbit you challenge your reader by requiring a modicum of thought!

    English was unique in that it could describe anything from a minute difference in emotional shading and tiniest difference in perceptions to the most microscopic technical detail. Literally almost anything man could think had a word in English to voice it and for the few occurrences of literally “the never-before dreamt-of” a new, unique term could be coined including all the barely perceivable shades of meaning the originator desired to impart.

    That’s the reason for the humorist’s observation (originated by an Korean comic) that you could be walking behind a pair of Japanese engineers absent-mindedly listening to their conversation in Japanese and be startled to laughter on suddenly hearing an English technical term such as “transistor” or “feedback loop”.

    We’ve become so mentally lazy we’re falling into “double good speak” and are failing to perceive the danger!

    We’ve replaced the inherent richness of the language with words stripped of their original meaning, with simpler words shoehorned into place inappropriately, and with onomonopias whose grunts are reminiscent of close cognitives.

    These habits we’ve allowed the lazy to inflict on us is a disruption of a basic necessity of Civilization: the unwritten but mutual agreement on a standard set of communication symbols. That, by the way, was one reason Western Civilization flowered after the printing press. One of the effects was a slowing down of linguistic drift, allowing people to develop ideas that spanned generations.

    I had more, but this has exhausted me too much to continue. I’m sorry. /rant off

    • TugboatPhil

      You’re preaching to the choir, Grumpa. It doesn’t help that Madison Ave has used product branding to “teach” a couple of generations that words are spelled “lite”, “thru”, “e-z” and such. We also have gonna, havta, and other impromtu contractions. Add to that the abbreviations that are standardized now from texting and tweeting and even the number of actual words used is much less.

      The grandchildren of some our youngest posters on this forum will live to see humans revert back to crawling on all fours.

    • Rick Hess

      Grumpa, you have done a masterful job of re-teaching yourself rich and easily understood communications, at least those who are old enough to have received a decent education. What is ultimately disheartening is that (this is my supposition unsupported by proof) most younger English/communications teachers, even those with advanced degrees, would not readily understand what you have written.
      Well done and congratulations on your recovery progress.

  • michael s

    David is exempt because he’s white. That’s all,not because he’s a lib,dem,lefty.

    • TundraThunder

      You mistakenly typed that backwards. David is exempt because he’s a lib,dem,lefty. That’s all, not because he’s white.

  • Jessica Gann

    Thanks for posting !