Tampa rapper Money-Clipz has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for possession of over 28 grams of crack cocaine with an intent to distribute.
Jeez Louise! First, they tell you that sharing is caring and then they throw you in jail for caring too much. Mixed messages, you guys.
If 30 years for 28 grams seems a bit harsh, keep in mind that Money-Clipz, the nom-de-trap of 34-year-old Demetrius Gregory Floyd, was actually busted for possession of over 300 grams of crack. The law, however, stops counting at 28 grams because holy crap, that's a lot of crack.
Key to the conviction was DNA evidence linking Money-Clipz to packaging that contained 33 grams of the crack. Which is wack, BTW.
But that doesn't necessarily mean anything. According to the Innocence Project, there have been 297 post-conviction DNA exonerations to date. And get this: police also found "sandwich bags, a digital scale, and a razor blade" in Money-Clipz's home. Evidence of guilt? Or innocence?
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Isn't it possible that Money-Clipz's only crimes were wanting to distribute free sandwiches to poor children, hoping to lose ten pounds by his birthday, trying to be freshly shaven when he visits grandma, and possessing over 300 grams of crack cocaine?
Not everyone can be a saint all the time. Wouldn't life be boring if we all were, too? Thanks, Money-Clipz. We'll buy you a Fudgie the Whale ice cream cake in 30 years.
OMG! Those cakes are more addictive than, like, 300 grams of crack!