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The Gucci Mane case - Justin Boron

Police just don't understand that they can't stop Gucci Mane.

They can put him in jail. They can charge him with murder. But he is still going to be the same hard-core rapper that he's always been. He is still going to be like 'Johnny Boy' Civello of "Mean Streets" swinging a broken pool cue at his adversaries.

Most recently, Atlanta police executed a search warrant at a record studio where the rapper is accused of assaulting a promoter in June.

Mane, whose real name is Radric Davis, is being held in the Fulton County Jail for allegedly assaulting a man with a pool cue at Big Cat Records in June.

Davis, 25, was also accused in the May 10 shooting death of Henry Clark, whose body was found in the woods near an Atlanta middle school. Davis claimed he acted in self-defense, and the case has been put on hold until October, pending a new investigation, the Associated Press reported.

All of these criminal proceedings against him are a monstrous persecution.

Shouldn't Davis be allowed to pursue all the gold chains that he raps about in his songs like "So Icy?"

I think so.

But unfortunately, the law has taken an un-American turn against people like Davis.

For the past 20 years the free market has been like a balloon with air leaking out of it. Now, the outlaws have been expelled from competing in that balloon.

No longer can you live a life burning people left and right, doing whatever it takes to survive.

Just look at people like Michael Jackson, Rafael Palmeiro, Jose Canseco, or Alan Iverson.

The authorities obviously have made a decision that they're not going to sit idly by as rappers, rogue athletes, and other members of the fringe make money off an outlaw status.

It's unfortunate that the authorities are jealous of these people who according to Mane's song "pockets are so heavy the can't even walk steady."

No more can a person make a living off his or her malfeasance and self-destruction.

If they try to, they'll be thrown in jail and brought to some sick form of justice.

I really do hope that Davis is exonerated of all of these charges. For me, he could be the savior of rebels and outlaws everywhere.

His exoneration means salvation for sport stars like Rafael Palmeiro and Barry Bonds. It would restore license to recklessness and perhaps even jump-start Michael Jackson's career again.

There is no doubt that Whitney Houston would benefit from the momentum in Davis' case.

Maybe even Andy Dick will rise to stardom again.

Justin Boron is the government and politics reporter for the News Daily. His column appears Monday. He can be reached at 770-478-5753 or jboron@news-daily.com .