[From Global Grind]
The recent breaking news that Grammy award-winning artist T.I., Clifford Harris, was rearrested and imprisoned again solely because U.S. prison authorities were upset that T.I. was transported inside a “shining luxury” tour bus from a federal prison in Arkansas after being released from the prison to travel to Atlanta to report as scheduled to a halfway house is beyond bizarre.
It is another sick example of not only “strange and unusual punishment” of a cultural icon who has served time in jail, but also this unjust reaction by some officials of the Federal Bureau of Prisons toward T.I. exposes a deep-seated cultural prejudice and social discrimination against the economic success and high achievement of those who dare to spit empowering poetry in the face of poverty and injustice.
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