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say what!? snipes gets 3 years!?  

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Never saw this one coming! I thought for sure that Wesley Snipes would get no more than probation after being found guilty of tax evasion. But according to the New York Times, Florida federal judge William Terrell Hodges sentenced the actor to three years in prison for willfully failing to file tax returns.

Hodges gave Snipes one year for each count plus one year of probation for the misdemeanors for which he was found guilty. Convicted in February, Snipes apologized for his actions before he was sentenced - but that didn't sway the judge. When sentencing Snipes, Hodges stated "These are serious crimes, albeit misdemeanors, because he has a history of contempt over time..." The judge, did however, Hodges allow Wes to remain free on bond until the US Marshals Service or Fed Bureau of Prisons summoned him.

The co-defendants, Eddie Ray Kahn and Mr. Rosile, were convicted on felony charges. Kahn was sentenced to 10 years and Rosile for four and a half. Of course, Snipes's legal team intends to appeal.

Could it be that Wesley was sentenced to 3 years in federal prison for misdemeanor charges because he's viewed as an "uppity negroes" needing to be put back in his place and taught a lesson? Just seems like there's a lot of "uppity negro"-syndrome going around lately. No, I'm wrong...the judge said that Snipes "has a history of contempt over time..." It's his contempt that got him 3 years... YEAH! RIGHT!

Obliged to you for hearing me, and now old Sojourner('s Place) ain't got nothing more to say. ~~SjP



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5 sojourners hollin' back

It's amazing to me that over all of the years that Wesley Snipes has lived in the good old US of A that he was under some kind of notion that the justice system is kinder and gentler towards brothas and sistas that look like we.

May his ig'nant behind pray long and be strong, because he is now in for some martial arts training of which he could have never conceived.

April 25, 2008 at 8:28 PM

Kinda reminds of the "juice" doesn't it... And he sure will have to use all that martial arts training he's had, cause I have a feeling that the "in"mates might identify him with "Noxema" more than "undisputed". SjP

April 26, 2008 at 2:58 AM

so what is the real story - 3 yrs or not? i have heard and been told he was given 3 yrs. but will only do a one yr probation?

if he indeed has to go to prison hopefully while he's incarcerated for those 3 yrs becuz that's Federal Time -

i hope the judge chokes on his own feces and shit - it runs out of his nose and he dies

i can't see how anybody could uphold this sentencing? and some of the anti Snipes comments that black folks are making - they still on the plantation - so sad.

April 26, 2008 at 11:45 PM

CSNs, he's been sentenced to 3 years plus a year of probation - but probably will do less than 12 months in a federal prison camp. So his time won't be really hard...but he'll still be locked up. But, of course he might win the appeal and not do a day. Just watched Fox and Judge Mathis was on it talking about how insane it was for Snipes to be locked up for being given bad advise that others have been acquitted for. Basically, he was "told" that paying taxes was unconstitutional because the constitution say that taxes are voluntary. So basically, what you have here is that the judge is an asshole who wanted to teach an uppity negro a lesson! SjP

April 27, 2008 at 1:22 AM

SjP

I came to your blog to comment because it is just way to testie on AAO! :-(

I believe that Snipes is being used as an example to make other black people back off the idea of not paying into a corrupt and poorly administrated system.

But those of us who are truly rebellious, that is not going to stop us!

May 22, 2008 at 4:37 PM
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