Friday, October 21, 2016

Ackquille Pollard aka Bobby Shmurda sentenced to seven years

Ackquille Pollard was officially sentenced to seven years in prison in Manhattan Supreme Court on Wednesday after pleading guilty to one count of 4th-degree conspiracy to criminally possess a weapon and one count of 2nd-degree criminal weapons possession.

Since Shmurda accepted a deal, he waived his right to appeal the sentencing. He pleaded with the judge as a last-ditch effort to remove his plea, saying, "I was forced to take this sentence. I don't want to take this sentence". Judge Clott stated that Pollard had pled guilty voluntarily and that the plea was proper. He said he did not see any reason why the sentencing should not go forward.
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In December 2014, 14 members of GS9 were charged in a 69-count indictment, which included murder, attempted murder, drug dealing, weapons possession, and other crimes. Bobby Shmurda was declared the “driving force” behind the gang.

After assailing his record company for not providing his $ 2 million bail money. He explained why he accepted a 7 year plea deal.

"My lawyer told me we don’t want to go to court in Manhattan with these white people because they’re going to be looking at me, a little black kid. Who are they going to believe, the word of this black kid talking about shooting shit up or the word of white officers? A jury is going to believe cops all day. We’re black kids, these are white people with badges."
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Bobby Shmurda, who faced 25 years on conspiracy charges for running a gang, will be heading to prison after agreeing to a plea deal. Ackquille Pollard also pleaded guilty to an illegal weapons charge in accepting the plea deal, which mandates that he spend at least seven years behind bars.

Shmurda, whose trial had been set to begin next week in Manhattan, has been in prison for 20 months stemming from his 2014 arrest. Shmurda had been a leading force behind a Brooklyn gang called GS9. Pollard is best known for the hit song "Hot Nigga".

He also popularized a dance craze called the “Shmoney dance”.
Ackquille Jean Pollard (born August 4, 1994), known by his stage name Bobby Shmurda, is an American rapper from Brooklyn, New York, signed to Epic Records. He is best known for his song "Hot Nigga", (released in July 2014) On December 17, 2014, New York City Police arrested Pollard and charged him with conspiracy to commit murder, weapons possession, and reckless endangerment. After pleading not guilty, he failed to post $2 million bond and is currently incarcerated while awaiting trial. He faces a maximum sentence of 8–25 years.

Police said Shmurda was "the driving force" in a gang also known as GS9, the name of his label, as they dealt crack and waged deadly battle with rival gangs for territory.
Rashid Derissant shot and killed a 19-year-old rival in a Brooklyn bodega in February 2013. He then tried to kill three others in the same incident.Shmurda's songs and videos were "almost like a real-life document of what they were doing on the street." In his song "Hot Nigga", Shmurda rapped that "I been selling crack since like the fifth grade" because "Jaja taught me"; Shmurda also rapped about his crew's past and future murders. In May a gangster with ties to Bobby Shmurda was jailed for 98 years for conspiracy, murder and assault. Rashid Derissant, 24, a member of GS9, was given the lengthy prison term after being found guilty of gang-related charges.

During one of his court appearances, Shurmda wore a pair of $500 red shoes.