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Just an excerpt on ESPN. I'm not sure what I think of this. One thing I will say is that it's very easy to make an abstract judgment, having not seen the person tell their side. That doesn't mean the abstract judgment is wrong--see mine, here--indeed, the test of the judgment seems to be whether it holds up.

I think prison is tough. I think it's hard for me to reconcile that fact with the amazing stupidity of carry a gun in your waist-band, into a packed club. In short, I'm conflicted--not that people are waiting on my legal brief.

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Born in 1975, the product of two beautiful parents. Raised in West Baltimore -- not quite The Wire, but sometimes ill all the same. Studied at the Mecca for some years in the mid-'90s. Emerged with a purpose, if not a degree. Slowly migrated up the East Coast with a baby and my beloved, until I reached the shores of Harlem. Wrote some stuff along the way.

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