1. TOO PRETTY FOR JAIL

    ‘Handsome’ Felon Gets Fundraising Page

    Reuters

    Jeremy Reeds, the felon whose mugshot went viral after it was posted on the Facebook account of California’s Stockton Police Department, now has a fundraising page set up in his name. Reeds’s mother, Katherine Angier, is hoping to raise up to $25,000 with the “Free Jeremy” page (as of Friday afternoon, it had raised $1,180). “He’s my son and he is so sweet,” Angier said. “Please help him to get a fair trial or else he’ll be railroaded…He has a job and he was on his way to work. With no gang affiliations, as per two of the charges—he has old tattoos, which causes him to be stereotyped.” 30-year-old Meeks (who is married, by the way) was arrested on Wednesday in a multi-agency raid that included help from the FBI, U.S. marshal’s office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and a countywide task force. He is reportedly facing illegal gun possession and gang-related charges.

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