Brittney Griner’s freedom spurs ‘Tiger King’ to attract up a passionate but ridiculous case in his protection
On Dec. 8, President Joe Biden introduced that Brittney Griner was returning to the United States, ten months after Russian customs officers apprehended her for having vape cartridges that had cannabis oil in her possession whereas touring by way of a Moscow airport.
Griner was within the nation as a result of she and her Phoenix Mercury teammates had been set to play the Russian Premier League in the course of the WNBA’s offseason. Griner was later discovered responsible of drug costs in August and sentenced to 9 years in jail. That all modified when Russia made an settlement with the U.S. to swap Griner with Viktor Bout, a Russian arms seller. Bout, additionally recognized by his alias “Merchant of Death” was serving a 25-year sentence for equipping terrorists with weapons and plotting the assassination of assorted American folks, together with residents and officers.
Days after the news was launched to most of the people, Tiger King star Joseph “Joe Exotic” Passage requested President Biden to grant him the identical destiny as Griner. Passage, a former zoo proprietor, was sentenced to 21 years in jail after being convicted of executing a murder-for-hire plan and promoting and slaughtering tigers. Passage was accused of making an attempt to rent hitmen to homicide Big Cat Rescue CEO Carol Baskin.
On Dec. 10, TMZ shared an audio recording of Passage making his plea. The 59-year-old mentioned,
“The whole Brittney Griner and Trevor Reed prisoner swap is a slap in every American’s face that is wrongfully detained in the American Federal Prison System, including myself.”
Passage claimed he’s sharing his story as a result of there’s proof that he’s harmless. He said whereas mentioning his boyfriend, Seth:
“A dangerous man was released for Brittney Griner to be freed. Its time Joe Exotic gets to go home for Christmas to be with Seth and his sons for the first time in five Christmases as the evidence that I’m innocent is there…The tiger law has passed I’m never owning animals again that is all this was about.”
Passage wrapped up the recording by trying to make a take care of President Biden to present him time served in order that he might get his life again:
“President Biden if you won’t give me a pardon keep your conviction and give me time served and let me have my life back. You know this is wrong show America you stand for the truth and justice before Christmas… It’s time to put an end to this and make this right to me and the entire world that supports me. Please allow me to go home.”
At this time, it’s unclear if President Biden thought of Passage’s request.
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