I guess all the free Lil Boosie campaigning paid off because as of Wednesday March 12th 2014 Torrence Hatch was released from Angola prison, cleared of a first-degree murder charge in May 2012 but served a mandatory 2 year sentence for drug possession.
I love Lil Boosie as much as the next hip hop fan, but a press conference really. To release the statement: Honey I’m Home, naw, no thank you. That’s injustice. It’s not as though he was a prisoner of warfare, or wrongfully convicted of a horrific crime. He caught a possession case while locked up on a first-degree murder charge. I am truly grateful that he beat the first charge, but he could have been home if he didn’t ketch the second case. Why should I applaud him for that? He did his time just like any other black man lock up on drug charges. Do their time and come home to hit the streets.
My little cousin did a 3 1/2 year stint and we threw a small celebration to show that we love and missed him. We didn’t call the local media to arrange a press conference for him to give a shot-out to all the fam that held him down while he was away. We didn’t call Quanell X to escort him from the prison door to his mama’s car waiting for him in the parking lot. We did none of the such, just a regular Black people fish fry with the “Welcome Home” banner attached to the garage.
Maybe its because my little cousin never accomplished his ghetto dreams of becoming a hood superstar. Please do not forget how we hold our neighborhood trapstars, and hood celebrities in high regard.
Why does the Black community supports and even glorify a person for going to jail? In the hood, going to jail and doing real time solidify’s a persons character. A badge of honor, earned stripes. In a true sense it justifies the reason you went to jail. No matter the crime.
Think about the whole TI situation and his multiple cases. The hood was in a frenzy when it was known that TI would serve a lengthy sentence for gun possession. Almost immediately Free the King t-shirts were being printed and sold on your nearest hood corner.
T.I. was arrested with a arsenal of weapons enough to supply a small African village. There is nothing celebratory about that fact.
So now that Lil Boosie is home after being arrested for a murder charge, we are supposed to salute that man for coming home.
The murder victim will never come home.
And what I said it.