Slick Rick Pardoned


New York governor David Paterson has given Ricky “Slick Rick” Walters a full, unconditional pardon for the attempted murders of two men in 1991 in an effort to halt Slick Rick’s deportation: “”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 Governor Paterson. “In that time, he has volunteered at youth outreach programs to counsel youth against violence, and has become a symbol of rehabilitation for many young people.” So much for the only music-related angle to come out of the whole Eliot Spitzer resignation/replacement involving Ashley Alexandra Dupre! [AP / HHNLive]