sentence of seven years in prison in return for his guilty plea.
I cannot for my life understand why young men who have been so blessed and lucky to find a way out of the madness of gangs and crimes will decide to throw it all away trying to be Al Capone! Its a madness that i can never understand.Shmurda had the world in his hands.He was making money,signed a fantastic deal with a major label.Girls adored him and men wanted to shake his hands,money was no object.Yet Bobby Shmurda thought life would be better as a ganster.Despite seeing what has happened to hundreds before him who chose to go that same route.
Two co-defendants, Chad Marshall, 25, and Nicolas McCoy, 21, accepted the same offer.As he entered his plea, Mr. Pollard, 22, leaned far back in his chair, his head rolling and his eyes nervously skipping around the audience in State Supreme Court in Manhattan.
What did Bobby Shmurda do exactly to get himself in this mess?Justice Clott asked him whether it was true that he had possessed a loaded 9-millimeter handgun on June 3, 2014, in an apartment in Brooklyn and meant to “use it unlawfully.”“Yes, your honor,” Mr. Pollard said.Mr. Pollard was arrested outside Quad Recording Studios in December 2014 in Manhattan and accused of being a leader in GS9 — or G Stone Crips — a violent street gang in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, that the police said was responsible for one murder and several shootings. Fourteen other reputed members of the gang were arrested in sweeps that day or later in the month.
|Shmurda seen in court wearing $450 patent sneaker leathers,well he can forget about all that for the next 7 years.|
A 101-count indictment said that members of GS9 had murdered a rival gang member at a Brooklyn deli and nearly killed an innocent woman while shooting at rivals. GS9 was also accused of selling drugs and engaging in gun battles outside a Miami nightclub and the Brooklyn Criminal Courts Building.Before his arrest, Mr. Pollard had been a rising star in hip-hop, with a debut album on the horizon after the chart success of a self-produced single — “Hot Boy” in its edited form — that was bolstered by a dance craze on the video app Vine. He had a hard, muscular style and seemed to rap with authority about drug trafficking, gangs and guns.
He was soon signed to a multi-album, seven-figure deal by Epic Records, whose promotional muscle helped “Hot Boy” go platinum and reach No. 6 on the Billboard chart. The signing also came with Mr. Pollard’s own imprint at the label, GS9 Records. He even made an electric appearance on “The Tonight Show,” pushing the downloads of his single to over 800,000.Soon after his arrest, however, Mr. Pollard’s relationship with Epic cooled. He failed to make bail and began speaking out about what he perceived as a lack of support from a corporation that had profited from his gangster image. “When I got locked up, I thought they were going to come for me, but they never came,” Mr. Pollard said in an interview from behind bars.
Well i guess that is a lesson too late learnt for the gangster fool.The Bobby Shmurda plea deal is not the last time a young man will have it all and throw it all away trying to be a glorified gangster.Shame.
Source of story-The New York Times.