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Crime activist faces drug charges


Chim-Chim the matriculatin’ crack monkey graduates from Negro college with a 1st degree in murder and a medical lawsuit grant for “cruel and unusual sniffles.”

Our Magna cum laudanum professor then proceeds to give a text book demonstration in TNB 101 by “gittin hisself bust-taid.”

Don’t expect to see this Negro yarn spun into a ‘Blind Side’ box-office tear-jerker. Not unless it’s heavily edited and altered by Semitic cinematographers into one of their bullshit works of racial fiction.

“Sheeet. Gettin so a brutha caint’s makes a livin ’round deez parts wit out some honkey po-po messin’ thangs up!”

Once acquitted on murder charges, Joseph Washington has held himself out since as an anti-crime activist who can teach troubled kids about the dangers of drug addiction.

The millions he received in a lawsuit against the county and state because of prison medical conditions allowed him to contribute to anti-violence initiatives and local churches, and some local ministers have maintained that he helps steer youth from crime. Washington, who has struggled with addiction, even donated to the city’s gun buyback program, according to court records.

The problem is that Washington keeps getting arrested — just as he did Wednesday.

On Wednesday, Rochester Police Officer Stephen Slowik stopped a sport utility vehicle that was moving erratically through downtown, according to Officer Stephen Scott, the Rochester police spokesman. Washington, a 48-year-old Greece resident, was driving and alone in the car.

Court records allege that Slowik found illegal prescription drugs, including oxycodone and hyrdrocodone, as well as marijuana and crack cocaine in the car and on Washington. Seven plastic bags held cocaine, and there were 50 unused clear plastic bags, a likely indication Washington intended to sell drugs, police allege.

Police charged Washington with multiple drug-related counts. He was also charged with several traffic infractions.

Records show that Washington already faced a charge for allegedly driving with a suspended license in July.

In 1989, Washington was one of three men charged with the murder of a local high school basketball star, Chris Tuck. Washington was acquitted, while the others were convicted.

While he was jailed, Washington contracted a spinal tumor associated with tuberculosis, and his health weakened. He sued the county and state.

County records show he received $900,000. The exact amount he received from the state Court of Claims was unavailable Friday, but state officials say the award appears to have been in the multiple millions.

In 1999, Washington was arrested again on a federal gun charge. At that time, anti-crime activists and local ministers rallied around him, urging U.S. District Judge Charles Siragusa to cut him a break.

Rest of the story here.

  1. December 22, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Classic case of “you can take the monkey out of the jungle, but you can’t take the jungle out of the monkey.”

  2. Keelan
    December 24, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    “No wayz offishur r dem drugz minez. I wuz framed!”

    • December 29, 2010 at 3:43 pm

      Hi Keelan,
      Thanks for stopping by.

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