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Foxy Brown Sentenced To 1 Year In Jail

September 8, 2007

Judge Throws The Book At Foxy, Who Is Out Of Gas!

September 7. 2007

Rapper Foxy Brown, who is 3 months pregnant, has been sentenced to 1 year in prison for violating her probation. If she is required to serve the full 1 year, she will give birth in prison, which is lamentable.

Judge Melissa Jackson has hated Foxy straight out the gate. She got her revenge for the worldwide bad publicity Foxy brought her, when she inappropriately  screamed at a bailiff to, “hit her.”

While Foxy did break the law and jail time is appropriate, certainly the court could have done better than this for a pregnant woman. The fetal distress alone is bad enough. Are they really going to let this child be born in prison. They could have suspended the sentence. Do they have maternity wards at Rikers.

Foxy Brown Sentenced to a Year in Jail

By SAMUEL MAULL
The Associated Press
Friday, September 7, 2007; 9:42 PM

NEW YORK — Foxy Brown was sentenced Friday to one year in jail for violating probation that stemmed from a fight with two manicurists in a New York City nail salon three years ago. “I’m not going to give you any more chances,” Criminal Court Judge Melissa Jackson told the 28-year-old rapper. “I hope you turn your life around and never again have to stand in a court of law.”

Probation Department officials asked for the hearing after Brown, whose real name is Inga Marchand, was arrested Aug. 14 in Brooklyn on charges of assaulting Arlene Raymond, 25.

Rapper Foxy Brown, whose birth name is Inga Marchand, enters Manhattan criminal court, in this Oct. 24, 2006, file photo, in New York. Brown was sentenced to one year in jail, Friday, Sept. 7, 2007, for violating probation stemming from a fight with two manicurists in a New York City salon. Criminal Court Judge Melissa Jackson sentenced the rapper at a probation hearing for Brown, 28.

Rapper Foxy Brown, whose birth name is Inga Marchand, enters Manhattan criminal court, in this Oct. 24, 2006, file photo, in New York. Brown was sentenced to one year in jail, Friday, Sept. 7, 2007, for violating probation stemming from a fight with two manicurists in a New York City salon. Criminal Court Judge Melissa Jackson sentenced the rapper at a probation hearing for Brown, 28. “I’m not going to give you any more chances,” the judge told Brown. “I hope you turn your life around and never again have to stand in a court of law.”

Brown was accused of hitting the woman with a cell phone on July 30 when the pair fought over the music volume from Brown’s car stereo.

Just before the hearing began, Brown, her hands shackled to a scuffed brown belt that settled on the hips of her elegant gray pantsuit, asked the judge for yet another chance at freedom and promised to straighten out her life. Jackson had jailed her Aug. 22 to await the hearing.

“I’m willing to do whatever I need to do to change,” Brown told the judge. She said she had made a lot of mistakes. “I realize that’s not where I want to be. It’s humbled me in ways I never imagined.”

The judge replied, “Ms. Marchand, it’s too little, too late. I’m glad you’re learning something; that’s a positive.”

The judge found Brown had left the state without permission; had moved her residence from Brooklyn to Mahwah, N.J., without permission; had failed to notify the department of an arrest in Mahwah; had failed to report to probation officers, and had dropped court-ordered anger management sessions with a psychologist.

Probation officials said Brown, in Florida without permission on Feb. 15, was arrested for allegedly throwing hair glue at a beauty shop employee when he asked her to leave because the shop was closing.

Brown later struggled with an officer who was called to the shop, and she was charged with battery and resisting an officer with violence, police said. Brown was released after posting a $1,500 bond. That case is pending.

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