When a hood entrepreneur puts together a start-up we like to point it out. The cousin of Michael Juan Smith seems to have gone into business, possibly to raise money to pay Smith’s lawyer. Smith is the Columbia gang member who shot and paralyzed USC student Martha Childress in Five Points last October. He was shooting at two other thugs, but his bullets missed their marks and one struck Childress as she was waiting for a cab.
You might remember this wonderful post from his sister shortly after the shooting.
Here at CTL we are not shocked by statements like that. We see them every time a thug gets arrested. Normal citizens, however, are shocked by such behavior. Just as they will be shocked by the new product available in the hoods of Columbia, SC. Be sure to give Tyreek a call if you want one.
You can still find Smith’s Thugbook page under the name “Flame Da SluGa“. He recently pled guilty to a federal firearm charge. His sentencing is schedule for June of 2014. At last report Smith and his attorney were planning to use what is now commonly referred to as the “stand your ground defense”. In other words, those other thugs were threatening him when he shot at them and hit Childress so he should not be held responsible.
In October Smith was charged with Assault & Battery High & Aggravated Nature, Unlawful Possession of a Pistol, Felon in Possession of a Pistol, Unlawful Carrying of a Pistol and Possession of a Pistol During a Violent Crime. In November of 2013 a new charge of Attempted Murder was filed. This charge may be in reference to one of the thugs he was actually shooting at or it might be an upgrade of the ABHAN charge. We were under the impression the common law charges of ABHAN and ABWIK were no longer in use. In January of 2014 another charge of Unlawful Possession of a Pistol was filed. Based on his guilty plea to the federal firearm charge, we fully expect the state firearm charges to be dismissed.
We will close this update with some recent postings of support to Smith’s Thugbook page.