WBEZ | probation http://www.wbez.org/tags/probation Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Chicago rapper Chief Keef sentenced to 60 days in juvenile detention http://www.wbez.org/news/chicago-rapper-chief-keef-sentenced-60-days-juvenile-detention-105009 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/RS6828_chief keef -scr.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Chicago rapper Chief Keef will be spending time in juvenile detention because of a probation violation.</p><p>On Thursday, Cook County Circuit Judge Carl Anthony Walker sentenced the 17-year-old rapper to 60 days in a juvenile facility. Judge Walker said lesser sanctions would be &quot;inadequate.&quot;</p><p>Last summer, Chief Keef, also known as Keith Cozart, was taped holding a rifle at a gun range as part of a promotional video. As a condition of his probation, Keef can&rsquo;t have any contact with guns.</p><p>The rapper, dressed in a sweatsuit and Velcro sneakers, cried as he told the judge he was sorry for what he had done and promised not to violate his probation again. Keef described himself as a &quot;good-hearted person&quot; and asked for a second chance.</p><p>Assistant Cook County State&rsquo;s Attorney Jullian Brevard called the violation a mockery of the court.</p><p>During the proceedings, Brevard read lyrics from the rapper&#39;s album &quot;Finally Rich,&quot; which he says make multiple references to guns and gangs. The prosecutor said the lyrics show Keef&#39;s failure to take the court&#39;s orders seriously.<br /><br />Keef&rsquo;s lawyer, Dennis Berkson, said Judge Walker&#39;s sentence showed compassion.</p><p>&ldquo;I think the judge is well aware of his recording contract, whatever contractual obligations he has, and his opportunity to really make something of himself,&rdquo; Berkson said.</p><p>Berkson called the video evidence against Keef &quot;stupid&quot; and said the artist&#39;s lyrics shouldn&#39;t be taken at face value.</p><p>Before being lead away in handcuffs, Keef hugged his mother, grandmother, and other family members who had gathered in the courtroom.</p><p>The court will reconvene on March 14th to review reports on the rapper&#39;s progress and to decide whether the case is closed.<br />&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 08:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/chicago-rapper-chief-keef-sentenced-60-days-juvenile-detention-105009