ASAP Rocky sentenced to suspended sentence and fined ~1250 EUR

fanboi

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Oct 25, 2017
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Sweden
Verdict just came. Will update.

Source (Swedish):

Artist ASAP Rocky and his two co-accused are convicted of the abuse in Stockholm.
All three are sentenced to conditional judgment because there was no emergency defense situation in the brawl, the verdict states.
The three will also pay damages to the 19-year-old owner of SEK 12,500.
 

MechaBreaker

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Jun 26, 2018
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Some colleagues was discussing that sweden basically had to give him some kind of sentence, to avoid having to pay for all the canceled concerts during his incarceration, but I don't know how much validity there is to that.
 

Addi

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Oct 25, 2017
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Some colleagues was discussing that sweden basically had to give him some kind of sentence, to avoid having to pay for all the canceled concerts during his incarceration, but I don't know how much validity there is to that.
This would imply A$AP is innocent and Sweden has a corrupt justice system. It's the opposite.
 

CrazyAndy

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Oct 27, 2017
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Jail time was always out of the question. He was kept in the detention center for a month, he's a first offender in Sweden and for this kind of assault a fine seems appropriate. I'm just glad that fucker was found guilty.
 

Andrin

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Nov 11, 2017
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Yeah, that was a pretty reasonable sentence. There was enough evidence to prove assault and that they didn't act out of self-defense, but not that a bottle had been actively used to wound the victim.
And since they had already spent a month in jail that was considered enough as punishment.
 

KeinPlanB

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Aug 6, 2019
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Fully justified and has nothing to do with Trump. A fair and independent trial (as far as possible) with an expected outcome.

This isn‘t an aquittal as Trump will probably make it look.
 

Dierce

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Oct 27, 2017
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And now trump has another rapper in his "I also have black friends" column. Fuck you kenye for making this clown-show possible.
 

nando

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Oct 25, 2017
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So you guys hate Rocky because trump tried getting him out of swedish jail? Not really sure what caused all the hatred of the guy in this thread
 

El-Suave

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Oct 27, 2017
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Add a couple of grand for the US hostage negotiator entourage, but the US taxpayer will gladly cover that I‘m sure. LOL
 

Keasar

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Oct 25, 2017
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Skövde, Sweden
So you guys hate Rocky because trump tried getting him out of swedish jail? Not really sure what caused all the hatred of the guy in this thread
No, mostly cause he assaulted a citizen here and then people through celebrity worship tried to make him get free instantly. Quite the antitheses to proper justice which is however how the American system works I guess, sing a little better than others or just have more money, somehow get more leniency in the eyes of the law.

It certainly doesn't help though that Rocky's fans and American politicians tried to shitsmear my country for two months, that annoyance had a way of spilling over onto Rocky. Who was now found guilty of assault I might add.
 

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Oct 27, 2017
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So you guys hate Rocky because trump tried getting him out of swedish jail? Not really sure what caused all the hatred of the guy in this thread
People love to feel righteous when they're not in someone else's shoes. It's a simple thing to understand. "The dumbshit" "the fucker" lol. It's incredible how jealous people on the internet are that they don't have what others have. It's also incredible how perfect everyone's lives are that they can pass judgement on everyone about every thing they do because no one can pass judgement on them behind their keyboards.
 

PoppaBK

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Oct 27, 2017
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So you guys hate Rocky because trump tried getting him out of swedish jail? Not really sure what caused all the hatred of the guy in this thread
Hatred? He committed a crime, he went to trial, he got sentenced appropriately. That's pretty much all people wanted. I think people found the jingoism coupled with celebrity worship distasteful though.
 

Kaim Argonar

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Dec 8, 2017
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Pretty standard sentence. What did you guys want, to have him behind bars for a first offence like that?

I think that's fair and the Swedish justice system is just fine.
 

MechaBreaker

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Jun 26, 2018
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Well, it's not you who came up with that theory, right?
But yeah, I think just assuming that he was innocently convicted to save money, rather than him being guilty, is very odd.
I can't say I thought they were completely wrong at the time, which was why I posted it here, I didn't think it would be insulting anyone, which is why I'm sorry.