A judge has cleared the way for the release of rapper Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters, ruling the government erred in imprisoning him in an immigration case, and his attorneys hope he will be released Tuesday.
Federal Judge Kimba Wood said the Board of Immigration Appeals should never have reversed its earlier decision that the British-born rapper is a legal U.S. resident. Walters has been jailed 17 months in Bradenton, Fla.
It was unclear just when the Hip-Hop Hall of Famer would be freed. A spokesman for U.S. Attorney James B. Comey said the civil arm of the prosecutor's office could not immediately comment on the case. The rapper's attorney, Alex Solomiany, said that Walters, 38, was "very happy and looking forward to getting released."
And I'm sure we'll be reimbursing him for lost income and all that while he was. . . no, can't even finish that. And no need for the negativity; at least the brother is finally getting released.
Now if we can just get the ODB out of prison.
He is still in prison, right? It's hard to keep track. . .
Update: Oh, right. Remind me to mention this to Boogieman next time I actually post a comment at someone else's blog.