Mos Def Defends Death Row Inmate In Court

mos-def2.jpgRapper/actor Mos Def appeared in a Chicago courtroom yesterday (July 23) to testify on the behalf of Aaron Patterson, a former death row inmate who is currently fighting weapon and drug charges. In 2004, Paterson allegedly brokered a heroin deal to a government witness and attempted to buy a machine gun. Mos Def, who met Paterson five years ago at a symposium, called him “a good man” in court and claimed, “he’s definitely an asset to the community. He cares a great deal for his people.” This is not the first brush with the law for Patterson. The 43-year-old was previously convicted of two murders and spent 17 years in prison. In 2003, though, he was pardoned and released from prison by Illinois governor, George Ryan, after it was revealed that police brutally tortured Paterson.

  • Joey

    Mos Def true nigga, holding it down for his homies

  • Do Fa Self

    Fuck this GOTDAMN idiot! You say he’s true for defendin a drug dealin, machine gun buying, murderin sumbitch!? You just as retarded as he is.

  • derfla the hus’la

    if you cant do the time dont do the crime.

  • me nigga

    yea god lookin mos def but wen eva a nigga get off for murder he go rite back(lionel tate) yo its a second chance be thankful you asswholes

  • http://www.myspace.com/alejandroz2892 lil RaZcal

    MOS DEF a true nigga

    my homie

    add my muzik page

  • suckaniggadickmakeaniggarich

    i hope he shots mos def with the illegally purchased gun while high on herion….dumbass….
    WHEN KEEPIN IT REAL GOES WRONG!!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com Blakjustice

    I’m sure most of you people using the “N”word on this site ( or any other site) are not black, but you hide behind the keyboard and let it fly, What gives?

  • BlackDante

    Mos Def is that nigga.

  • M-Kay

    Y da hell wud Mos wanna defend that dumb-ass who wuz given a 2nd chance & stil acted a fool? Let da mu’fucka do da time, he’s a gotdamn menace

  • the Brown

    How much of an “asset” can this fool really be? Mos is a nut. He be snappin’ though. BOOGIEMAN!!!

  • Purple Hulk

    I AGREE WITH THE BROWN, IF HE IS AN ASSET TO THE COMMUNITY THEN HE SURE IS IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIMES ALLLLLLOOOOOTTTT, JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF MOS DEF TRYING TO STAY RELEVANT.

  • Ghost Deini

    Purple Hulk Says:

    July 24th, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    I AGREE WITH THE BROWN, IF HE IS AN ASSET TO THE COMMUNITY THEN HE SURE IS IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIMES ALLLLLLOOOOOTTTT, JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF MOS DEF TRYING TO STAY RELEVANT.

    Yeah, I’m sure he did that to stay relevant in Hip-Hop, fuckin idiot. Defend random people in court. Good way to keep his career going. Mos don’t have to do shit like that to stay relevant. He’s a great MC. He don’t do publicity stunts. He’s tryin to help a friend out.

  • Around and Around

    why iz itz peeps writez liks dis on message boards?????? Now that’s gangster, talking in ebonics on a internet post. fucking fools

    me nigga Says:

    July 24th, 2007 at 12:33 pm
    yea god lookin mos def but wen eva a nigga get off for murder he go rite back(lionel tate) yo its a second chance be thankful you asswholes

    -Hey Mom’s calling you the Hamburger Helpers ready.
    “Ahhh shitz ma’s I wuz jus keepzin it realz on the internets bitch”

  • Chairman Fred

    In the words of Chairman Mao “No investigation,no right to speak!”.It is amazing how many star spangled slaves still believe someone is guilty simply because the state said it. FACT:The same Joe Gorman Jr. that headed the “investigation” to rearrest Min.Aaron Patterson is the son of Joe “machine gun”Gorman who framed and tortured A.Patterson in May 87′.And participated in the 69′ assassinations of Chairman Fred and Def.Capt.Mark Clark. FACT:The same day that the ground breaking decision came down for Lt.Jon “the torturer”Burge to be brought back to Chicago for the deposition in response to electroshocking the testicles of Patterson and many others.A move that Aaron Patterson was largely responsible for making happen. Aaron Patterson was “coincidentally” rearrested.In fact check out myspace.com/freeAaronPatterson for more details of the case.Clinched fist to Mos def for excercising the P.O.C.C. Code Of Culture.Some of these same negroes who automatically unite with the system.Would have been saying Rev.Nat Turner was crazy and Harriet Tubman is breaking the law.Free AP!Free Em All!

  • Purple Hulk

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    Ghost Deini Says:

    July 25th, 2007 at 5:56 am
    Yeah, I’m sure he did that to stay relevant in Hip-Hop, fuckin idiot. Defend random people in court. Good way to keep his career going. Mos don’t have to do shit like that to stay relevant. He’s a great MC. He don’t do publicity stunts. He’s tryin to help a friend out.

    DO YOU FOLLOW HIS CAREER? HE STAYS TRYING TO GET ATTENTION, I FIGURED EVERYONE KNEW THAT BY NOW, THIS ISNT THE FIRST TIME IVE MENTIONED HIS ATTENTION WHORENESS.

  • Purple Hulk

    IF THE GUY IS INNOCENT THEN HE DOES DESERVE TO BE FREED, BUT ARRESTED 2 DIFFERENT TIMES? DAMN, YOU FIGURE HE’D BE MORE CAREFUL AFTER THE FIRST WRONGFUL ARREST, HE MUST BE INVOLVED IN SOMETING