According to the New York Times seven people were arrested this morning all charged with ‘failure to disperse’.The arrests were a result of a recently implanted midnight-to-5 A.M. curfew. This is all in relation to the protests against the police shooting of 18-year old Micheal Brown in Ferguson,MO.
T.I and Nelly both voiced their statement about the recent events with TMZ in respondence to the news of looting among the protests.
“I understand the frustration, but we have to strategize before we overreact,” Nelly, a St. Louis native himself, said. “We don’t get no do-over on shit like this, so we have to do it right the first time.”
Nelly added, “Ain’t nothing happen no different that hasn’t been happening. At the end of the day, we should have waited to strategize first and take all the right steps to organize.”
T.I. also commented on the arrangement of the protests, reaching for strategic movements.
“We needed to play chess instead of checkers,” he said. “We should have waited to see if justice was going to be served first. We shouldn’t have played our strongest hand first.”
TMZ also reports that Nelly plans to start up a scholarship fund in the name of the murdered youth. Other than T.I., Kevin Hart, and Al Jefferson will reportedly be the first to pledge “$15,000 a year in college tuition to teens chosen by the Brown family.”
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