Before I go in to depth I want to ask this question, Why do we glorify people when they are arrested for doing wrong? This question isn’t only for the African American population but, for everyone. When I go on social networks I always see ” Free my nigga” even though we know this person has done something terribly wrong and deserves to be in jail. I’m not saying that every person who has been arrested has done something wrong because, we have the guilty by associations and the completely innocents. If ” bo bo” has killed this person and sold crack to his own grandmother can you honestly say you want this person on the streets? Yesterday Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie was released from prison after a five year sentence. Many were anticipating his release as there had been rumors year after year that he would be released. I’m not saying that I disagree with his release but, what I’m saying is he did something and consequences followed so a celebration shouldn’t have been in order. Once he was released social networks reigned with Boosie photos and memes and, for someone like me I just found it quite annoying and peculiar. Former Black Panther leader Eddie Conway was released from prison after 44 years. He was sentenced for killing a Baltimore police officer while fighting for justice but, wasn’t proven to be guilty and where’s his welcome home , social network exposure, and celebration?
Not justifying that killing anyone is right but, there is a chance this man could be innocent. There’s so much calamity in society now that a lot of things that are happening are unjust. I’m pretty sure Lil Boosie’s family is glad to have him home but, what has Lil Boosie done for black culture in a positive way? Not saying I hate the guy but, I don’t glorify him either.