“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:

https://twitter.com/ThatOleMcCoy/status/291296253957001216

https://twitter.com/IAMKRIS24/status/291300928349417473

Although #FreeChiefKeef is trending on Twitter, there’s also quite a bit of tweeting from non-sympathizers.

https://twitter.com/MillBurray/status/291313091663253504

https://twitter.com/strpljenspasen/status/291317777552252928

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.

Ask David Gregory.