Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Waka Flocka Flame (I can’t believe I’m actually typing this name) came to Charlotte NC in February to upgrade his tour bus stereo system. While he was enjoying our fair city his brother was an “almost victim” of an attempted robbery. Flocka Flame (real name Juaquin Malphurs) was hanging out with his fans in front of a car stereo store (how cliché is that) when the shooting began. The gunmen (Six Men!!!) were attempting to rob Flocka Flame’s brother of his jewelry. Flocka Flame’s brother was wearing more than $100,000 worth of jewelry.
Side Note: $100,000 worth of jewelry? Just let that sink in for a moment.
Who has that much Gold on? Or was it Platinum? I can’t keep up with the latest trends and fashions of the pseudo-rich. Eventually the robbers were caught and the shooting was in broad daylight so this should have been a closed case. NOPE!! The District Attorney was not able to close the deal on locking these would be robbers up. Although one person suffered a gunshot wound the witnesses could not identify the shooter. They also did not have evidence that the robbery took place. SAY WHAT?!?! Didn’t all of this happen in the daytime?? The court paperwork to dismiss the case said the following:
"There has been no identification by any alleged victim or witness of any of the six defendants as being present and/or firing a weapon during the incident. Although many details of the incident differ, these defendants were in agreement that no one who went to this stereo store had any intent to rob anyone, They said their intent was to 'chill,' 'hang out,' or 'holler at' the rap artist.”
Side Note: It’s obvious that the no snitching campaign has been a smashing success.
A lawyer for one of the alleged gunmen said his client “was an innocent bystander who only went there to talk to Mr. Waka about getting a record deal” If he had of seen the movie “Hustle and Flow” he would have known that never works. We have such a hard time locking people up around here. And when they are wearing their ankle bracelet, they just cut the thing off. What will it take before we can bring these criminals to justice? We need to do something fast because they are already starting out young.