“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:
Chief Keef's in jail??!? ?? #FREECHIEFKEEF
— Sophie (@sophlee__) January 15, 2013
Although #FreeChiefKeef is trending on Twitter, there’s also quite a bit of tweeting from non-sympathizers.
#FreeChiefKeef but why though? He violated his parole, he broke the law. He deserves it.
— CJ Fink (@OGCeeg_KTA) January 15, 2013
No Chief Keef should not be freed, just because he is a celebrity doesn't give him the right to break the law.
— Charley Bartelmay (@Bartelmay116) January 15, 2013
Um, please keep Cheif Keef in jail. I don't care if you're famous, you break the law you go to jail. #reality
— fatima alfaro (@Tima2Powerful) January 15, 2013
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.