Roommates, the verdict is rendered and judge Engelmayer was not trying to hear about the release of Tekashi 69 today! Despite reports that he was released following a timely conviction, he will remain behind bars.
Judge Engelmayer acknowledges that Tekashi did a great thing in cooperating with the federal authorities, but said that he did not think that 13 months behind bars was a fairly severe sentence for the crimes in which he participated.
“However, I cannot agree with your lawyer that the time spent is appropriate,” he says. “In my opinion, your conduct is too violent and selfish to make 13 months reasonable. You will not be free today. “
As previously reported, Tekashi has served 13 months in federal prison for various crimes in which he was involved in the Nine Trey Bloods. He expected to be released on time, but things did not go as planned.
Judge Engelmayer listed various crimes in which he was involved and determined that he caused harm to the community and had benefited from his involvement in the gang.
As a result, he was sentenced to 24 months in prison with five years of supervised release.
During his time before the judge, Tekashi argued for his own release, citing his influence on his community as a rapper. As you may remember, Tekashi visited a young boy who was suffering from cancer. He also helped buy school supplies and groceries for a family in need.
He says these things prove that he is not a danger to the community, but has the potential to positively influence and give back. In court, he read a letter to the judge saying:
“I failed these children, the millions of children, my own children, I did not speak all the time in prison. It will be one of my priorities to visit low-income families, ”he says. “I failed these people. They believed in Daniel Hernandez. I was too busy creating the negative image in my 69 character. I know God had a bigger plan for me. I want to inspire young people that it is never too late to change. “
What do you think of the decision, the roommates? Was the judge too harsh? Let us know in the comments!
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