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Saturday, April 11, 2009

black male entertainers caught up in the criminal justice system

Why do so many black male entertainers get caught up in the criminal justice system?

Lets start with one of the oldest ones, you remember how a three-judge appellate court upheld the 37-month federal prison sentence of legendary Isley Brothers lead singer Ron Isley. The sentence was related to his 2005 conviction for tax evasion. The court referred to Isley's continued failure to file tax returns or pay the full taxes due as "pathological" and ignored the singer's request for a lighter sentence due to his age (66) and health.

Isley is now imprisoned at the Terre Haute Federal Corrections Institution in Indiana and is not expected to be released until 2010.

Did Ron Isley get a raw deal? Do white at his age go to jail, or do that set up plans to repay the money?

Here are links to other black entertainers caught up in the justice system:

The Game
(Real name: Jayceon Taylor) was snapped in March 2008 after the rapper entered a Los Angeles County lockup to serve a 60-day jail term for possession of a firearm in a school zone.

More mugshots of black entertainers caught up in the criminal justice system. H/T for the link Black Refer.com

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