Drug Dealing College Students In Wales Avoid Jail Time After Judge Is Impressed By Grammar In Their Text Messages
In other news, white privilege is still very real.
January 04, 2019 at 7:39 pm
White people receiving little-to-no consequence for the same actions Black folks are punished for isn't just an American thing.
Luke Rance, 19, and Brandon Kerrison, 21, were arrested in December 2017 near a historic library in Gower, South Wales, after authorities detected drugs on the two men. According to The Independent, Rance purchased large amounts of marijuana and subsequently sold it to Kerrison.
Upon searching Rance's bedroom, officials discovered he had nearly $1,500 (£1,200) worth of drugs in his possession. This also included a small amount of cocaine.
Kerrison appeared in court on charges of propriety of marijuana with intent to deal, and Rance was charged with propriety of marijuana with intent to deal as well as possession of cocaine.
When the two appeared before Judge David Hale on Wednesday, rather than sentencing them to jail, Judge Hale instead lauded the college students for their impeccable grammar. Per The Telegraph, the message "Mad flavours from 10 tonight - let me know for more details" impressed the judge.
Addressing the defendants, Judge Hale stated that while engaging in drug use can be "pleasurable," he warned Rance and Kerrison of the ramifications that can lead to dealing and using illegal substances. In his defense, the justice also mentioned that he has witnessed the lives of innocent individuals go wayward after they engaged in drug use. He sympathized with Rance and Kerrison, adding that the trial brought a period of agony for their families.
He "sentenced" the two with laid-back punishments, ordering them to participate in a 12-month community order that includes 100 hours of unpaid work. Kerrison will also have to complete a rehabilitation course, The Telegraph writes.
Over on Twitter, users noticed something "qwhite interesting" about Kerrison and Rance's punishment.
Wow; yet it is precisely these white middle-class type drug dealers that supply large volumes (and make serious money) to students and the social elite. https://t.co/QUygoaEraa— The Controversialist (@missingfkhan123) January 4, 2019
😂😂😂 here we go again. Honestly this hearing sounds like something out of judge Judy— Dami Oresegun (@dami_oresegun) January 4, 2019
Student drug dealers spared jail as judge says he was impressed by the grammar in their text messages' | via @telegraph https://t.co/qlIy1aRmk8
Lol. So the Daily Mail carried this story about how some student drug dealers were SPARED jail after impressing judge with 'spelling & grammar' in text messages that arranged cannabis deals.— chukka nwanazia (@beejonson) January 4, 2019
Now imagine if El Chapo actually had a dictionary & was armed with a good vocabulary!
White privilege at its judicial finest.
Blavitize your inbox! Join our daily newsletter for fresh stories and breaking news.
Now, check these out:
Do you prefer ‘The Temptations’ or ‘The Five Heartbeats’? Is Jamie Foxx in ‘Ray’ one of your favorite performances of all time? Do you watch BET all day when 'The Jacksons: An American Dream' comes on? If you can answer any of these questions, vote in our Black Music Bracket here! You won't be disappointed.