FutureStarr

A Larry "

A Larry "

Larry Hoover:

via GIPHY

He was a notorious criminal and leader of one of the most infamous crime families in American history, while simultaneously being a keen businessman and leader in the civil rights movement during the 1960s and 1970s. But despite his recent death, his intriguing history is alive in Chicago. It is a history that makes me wonder: how did he do it all?

Larry

According to Page Six, Drake’s promoter, J. Prince, apparently orchestrated the long-awaited reunion and encouraged the two to make amends. However now, it appears as though the rap titans are joining forces for an even bigger cause. Prince announced via Twitter that the artists would be performing alongside one another at a forthcoming concert in support of the infamous Larry Hoover’s release on Dec. 9. at the LA Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. Tickets for the The Free Larry Hoover Benefit Concert go on sale November 22nd.

In his order, U.S. District Judge Larry Leinenweber wrote that Hoover qualifies for a reduced sentence under the law but the judge would use his discretion to deny the request. Leinenweber also left the door open for Hoover to try again. If Hoover wins freedom from ADX, he would be transferred to the custody of the Illinois Department of Corrections because of his state murder conviction. The family then would appeal to the Illinois governor for his release. (Source: www.denverpost.com)

Benefit

According to Page Six, Drake’s promoter, J. Prince, apparently orchestrated the long-awaited reunion and encouraged the two to make amends. However now, it appears as though the rap titans are joining forces for an even bigger cause. Prince announced via Twitter that the artists would be performing alongside one another at a forthcoming concert in support of the infamous Larry Hoover’s release on Dec. 9. at the LA Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. Tickets for the The Free Larry Hoover Benefit Concert go on sale November 22nd.

But one thing is clear: The event will be lucrative. Tickets were sold for between $200 and $1,000, according to the Source. The artists chose nonprofits focused on helping people return from prison, including Ex-Cons for Community and Social Change and Hustle 2.0. While it’s unfortunate that so much social responsibility for helping people who were incarcerated is outsourced by the state to nonprofits, the organizations can likely use the money. And regardless of whether Hoover’s case is improved or harmed by the ostentatious benefit concert, maybe there is hope that the millions of people currently incarcerated who have a lower profile than Hoover will get the resources they need to get free. (Source: slate.com)

People

While the event will likely raise lots of money, some of which will go to great organizations like the Uptown People’s Law Center, it is unlikely to get Hoover out of prison. Hoover has both state and federal convictions, the former for a 1973 murder and the latter 1997 conviction for running a criminal enterprise in Chicago. While his federal conviction can technically be revisited under new federal criminal justice reforms, his state conviction has no such flexibility. Even if his federal conviction was commuted, he would be shifted to state prison to serve the remainder of his 200-year murder sentence.

But one thing is clear: The event will be lucrative. Tickets were sold for between $200 and $1,000, according to the Source. The artists chose nonprofits focused on helping people return from prison, including Ex-Cons for Community and Social Change and Hustle 2.0. While it’s unfortunate that so much social responsibility for helping people who were incarcerated is outsourced by the state to nonprofits, the organizations can likely use the money. And regardless of whether Hoover’s case is improved or harmed by the ostentatious benefit concert, maybe there is hope that the millions of people currently incarcerated who have a lower profile than Hoover will get the resources they need to get free. (Source: slate.com)

Free

But one thing is clear: The event will be lucrative. Tickets were sold for between $200 and $1,000, according to the Source. The artists chose nonprofits focused on helping people return from prison, including Ex-Cons for Community and Social Change and Hustle 2.0. While it’s unfortunate that so much social responsibility for helping people who were incarcerated is outsourced by the state to nonprofits, the organizations can likely use the money. And regardless of whether Hoover’s case is improved or harmed by the ostentatious benefit concert, maybe there is hope that the millions of people currently incarcerated who have a lower profile than Hoover will get the resources they need to get free.

But Kanye West, who recently changed his name to Ye, and Drake are holding the “Free Larry Hoover Benefit Concert” to raise awareness about Hoover’s incarceration and his family’s ongoing efforts to free him under the 2018 “First Step Act,” a law signed by President Donald Trump that gives federal prisoners convicted of drug crimes an opportunity to have reduced sentences. (Source: www.denverpost.com)

 

 

Related Articles