Slick Rick ain’t going nowhere. New York Governor David Paterson recently pardoned Rick because he is apparently a wise, wise man.
“Mr. Walters has fully served the sentence imposed upon him for his convictions, had an exemplary disciplinary record while in prison and on parole, and has been living without incident in the community for more than 10 years,” said Paterson.
Despite the system’s best attempts to kick Rick out of the country and make his life a living hell, they did not come out victorious. All I have to say is thank you Ashley Dupre.
Yes, Ashley Dupre. You know, the prostitute who slept (cuz she got paid) with former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer.
Thanks to Eliot Spitzer love of whores and his inability to keep it on the DL he resigned from office and was replaced as Governor by Paterson. What a beautiful chain of events! Slick Rick had a snowball’s chance in hell of getting a pardon from the closet (not so much anymore) freak Spitzer. Rick might want to get a drop or two from Dupre and Spitzer on his next album. At least give a shout out on the liner notes.
What is truly wonderful about this situation is that a man who is doing positive things in our country is allowed to stay here. He served his time, his life since his incarceration is the definition of rehabilitation and he has not demonstrated that he is a danger to society. Kudos to Paterson for doing the right thing.