Big Meech asks for pardon- Demetrius Flenory aka “Big Meech,” the head of the mulit-million dollar drug cartel, Black Mafia Family, penned a jailhouse letter to Russell Simmons, in which he pleads with the music mogul to ask President Obama to issue a pardon.
Big Meech writes:
“Most murderers, rapists, and child molesters get much less time than non-violent drug offenders. The punishments don’t fit the crimes when it comes to these drug laws and sentences”
In wake of the 2009 New York State drug law revisions that enabled more than 1,000 inmates the opportunity to apply for court resentencings and possible releases Meech contacted Russell Simmons in the hope that he would help him find a break.
“Entertainers have used certain drug dealers or street people for street credibility.”
He also uses Rapper T.I. as an example of what he could accomplish for good as a free man:
[T.I.] made the government ($9-10 million) before he did his first year in prison with his ‘Countdown to Lockdown’ television show,’ if I was home to take care of all of the legitimate opportunities that my fiance and I have, I could do just as much, if not more.”
No word if Meech’s request has been taken into consideration, only time will tell. But with the drug laws changing and President Obama committing the sentences of numerous federal offenders why not let a man of Big Meech’s stature out. He could obviously have a big impact in his community and others. It appears he has learned his lesson and realized the errors of his previous lifestyle. Why not let him make amends.
America is supposed to be the land of second chances.