June 27, 2019

Snoop Dogg & Faith Evans Sign Petition Supporting Loon’s Release From Prison

Snoop Dogg & Faith Evans Sign Petition Supporting Loon’s Release From Prison
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Snoop Dogg and Faith Evans are trying to get Donald Trump’s help to get Loon out of prison.

In 2003, Loon was one of the hottest artists out with his features on “I Need A Girl” parts one and two, and singles such as “How You Want That,” and “How You Want That.”

A petition was created by Weldon Angelos, who was sentenced to 55-years, but ended up serving 12 years for a nonviolent drug offense. He feels that the former Bad Boy artist should be released because of he had went to pursue a better life as a motivational speaker, and he only had a small role in the incident.

Loon was sentenced to 14 years in prison in 2013 after being charged with conspiring with intent to distribute one or more kilos of heroin.

Here’s what Angelos says on his Change.org petition:

“In 2008, Loon left the music industry to pursue a better, positive life after reverting to Islam and was traveling the world as a motivational speaker. He now goes by Amir Junaid Muhadith. However, while he was still in the music industry he made an introduction for someone who was involved with drugs and he got snared in a federal drug conspiracy case. He pleaded guilty for this minor role and agreed to a 14-year sentence to avoid the ‘trial tax’ he would receive if he rejected the government’s plea offer, which included very lengthy mandatory minimum enhancement penalties that would flow from a conviction after trial.

“Prisons should be reserved for those who really need to be there. At the White House Prison Reform Summit, which I had the privilege of attending, you expressed concern for long sentences and stressed the importance of second chances for low-risk offenders. In commuting the prison sentence of Alice Johnson, you stated that ‘those who have paid their debt to society and worked hard to better themselves while in prison deserve a second chance.’ Amir has done both.

“And while thousands of offenders will be released or see their sentences shortened as a result of the First Step Act, the new law does not benefit Amir. He has already served 7 years of his sentence. This should be enough.”

Both Snoop Dogg and Faith Evans are among the over 8,000 people to sign the petition on Change.org.