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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 07:23 AM

A$AP Rocky found guilty of assault over Stockholm brawl

Source: Reuters

A$AP Rocky found guilty of assault over Stockholm brawl

Reuters in Stockholm
Wed 14 Aug 2019 13.11 BST

A Swedish court has found US rapper A$AP Rocky guilty of assault for his role in a street brawl in Stockholm. He was given a suspended sentence.

The artist, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, had pleaded self-defence and said he had tried to avoid a confrontation with two men who he said were persistently following his entourage. One of them picked a fight with one of Mayers’ bodyguards, the rapper told the Stockholm district court.

The 30-year-old rapper and his two bodyguards were released on 2 August pending the verdict. All three have returned to the United States and are not legally obliged to be present in Stockholm.

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https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/aug/14/aap-rocky-rakim-mayers-found-guilty-of-assault-over-stockholm-brawl

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Eugene Aug 2019 OP
no_hypocrisy Aug 2019 #1
marble falls Aug 2019 #2
no_hypocrisy Aug 2019 #3
marble falls Aug 2019 #4
no_hypocrisy Aug 2019 #5
marble falls Aug 2019 #6

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 07:29 AM

1. Ha! While I'm certain the US and Sweden have a reciprocal extradition treaty,

I don't see A$AP Rocky voluntarily returning to Sweden to accept his punishment and/or Trump turning him over to the Swedish government.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 07:52 AM

2. Why does he need to go back and serve a suspended sentence?

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Response to marble falls (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 07:56 AM

3. My bad. I never heard of a suspended sentence for conviction of assault.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 07:58 AM

4. I have a feeling this was a verdict designed by diplomacy and politicians.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:02 AM

5. You may be correct. I'm a criminal attorney and my client was facing 15 years in prison

for aggravated assault and leaving an injured victim with the prospect of death. A suspended sentence is quite unusual.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:10 AM

6. Trump injected himself into this one.

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