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Internets, It's quite possible that, by the time you're reading this, Tekashi 6ix9ine will have been

Life in a Shanty Town

April 3 · Issue #186 · View online
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It’s quite possible that, by the time you’re reading this, Tekashi 6ix9ine will have been released from prison. That’s how quickly, and tragically, things have been changing.
A few weeks ago, only a small handful of people had died from dat ‘Rona. The president compared it to the flu and said it would probably go away when it got warm out. The other day, it was announced that 16,000 people will die from it in New York alone.
It certainly escalated quickly.
Tekashi 6ix9ine complained to the judge in his case that he could catch Corona in prison. He requested to serve out the remainder of his sentence on house arrest. He would have been out in like September anyway, because he ratted out an entire street gang.
The judge tentatively agreed to let Tekashi come home. Now it’s just up to the prosecutor to sign off on it. He could be back on the street like Chico DeBarge by this weekend, just in time to take advantage of free Qdoba delivery from Postmates. (There’s no way he doesn’t like burritos.)
I’m hoping the prosecutor has the sense to deny Tekashi’s request, and not just because I live my life by the code of the streets.
There’s also the fact that Tekashi is at minimal risk of catching Corona. They’ve probably got him locked up in a special part of the prison for snitches, old people, crooked cops, white-collar criminals and people who are at increased risk of falling victim to non-consensual lovemaking due to traumatic brain injuries sustained during their Golden Gloves boxing careers.
It’s true that Harvey Weinstein, who was being held in a similar unit, caught Corona, but he probably got it in the hospital. They kept having to take him to the hospital during his trial, in the early days of Corona, because his diabetes or whatever would start acting up once he realized he really was about to spend the rest of his life in prison, this despite the gargantuan sum I’m sure he paid Black Cube. Did they even try to kidnap Annabella Sciorra? Sometimes it be your own people.
Then there’s the fact that 6ix9ine’s from New York, i.e. the epicenter of Corona here in the U.S. Why release someone from prison because he’s scared he might catch Corona and then send him to the place where he’s most likely to catch it? Literally hundreds of people per day are dying in New York hospitals, to the point where they’re having to load them into barely disguised, refrigerated Walmart trucks using a forklift, in plain view of some random Caribbean guy with a circa 2013 smartphone.
You’d think New York would be fine, when you see pictures of how empty the streets are. There’s no one in Times Square except Anti-Semitic Elmo and a few homeless people, presumably begging for change from each other. Then you take a look at the parks, and it’s nothing but workout-clothes-clad CACs as far as the one working eye can see. There’s so many of them, they couldn’t practice social distancing if they wanted to.
It raises the question: Why not just jog out in the street? What a buncha dumbasses.
I’m pretty sure you can go outside during the day on house arrest. I remember Rick Ross once went to the White House. So Tekashi 6ix9ine could also jog in the park and maybe catch Corona. He won’t have to sweat someone popping a cap in his ass, as if he were Pop Smoke, with the streets all empty. He might even be able to hit the studio and have an album ready to release in time to tour behind it this fall, if he can get the city to grant him an exemption. They’re still letting people record podcasts.
I was cool with Tekashi getting out this fall because I figured he’d be more likely to get shot. An early Tekashi release, with New York on lockdown, is pretty much the worst case scenario. God damn you, Corona!
Take it easy on yourself,

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