You want to see what's the matter with Cook County courts? Start at Juvenile Court:
- Embattled Chicago rapper Chief Keef belongs back in jail for violating his probation, prosecutors argued in juvenile court Wednesday.
With the 17-year-old rapper listening, Cook County prosecutors outlined why they think the Interscope Records artist should be returned to juvenile detention.
The rapper, whose real name is Keith Cozart, is serving 18 months of probation for pointing a gun at a Chicago cop. He was also found delinquent on two other felonies.
Simple case, right? Not once the judge gets involved:
- Cook County Juvenile Court Judge Carl Anthony Walker on Wednesday decided to hold a hearing next month on two alleged probation violations by the 17-year-old.
The rapper, at one point Wednesday, was scolded by his probation officer for signing court papers “Chief Keef” instead of his real name.
He also posed for a photo with a fan in a court hallway, did a little rapping — and predicted an eventual victory.
“It’s a piece of cake,” he told a reporter.
Sure it is - especially when you get a pass how many times before this?
- Assistant State’s Attorney Jullian Brevard noted that on Sept. 30, Chicago police responded to a call of a gang disturbance in the 6300 block of South King Drive and found the rapper there associating with Black Disciple gang members.
“I don’t know how he knows who is in a gang...and who is in the Boy Scouts,” [keef's lawyer] Berkson responded.
The rapper has failed to provide his probation officer with a current phone number, authorities said. Prosecutors also suggested he should be taken off the streets for his own safety.
He's also failed to get his G.E.D. (also know as "the Starks") as ordered by the court. So that's what? Three, four blown chances here. But he's an aspiring rap star, so it's all good.