Young cellist is jailed for crime committed while he was playing

Brazilians have been shocked by the arrest of a cellist in a youth orchestra for a crime that took place while he was playing on stage. The judge ruled nonetheless that the young man should be kept in custody. The conductor went berserk and got the media involved. The police and the judge stand accused of racism.

Full story here.

He’s out now.

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  • You mean “arrested “ whilst playing for a crime he HAD committed?

    I was imagining police in the wings observing a crime of moral turpitude behind his cello…….

  • Their reasoning seems to have been: if he didn’t commit this crime, he’s still black, so he should probably be in jail for something. Lock him up, and see if anybody can come up with a good enough reason to let him out.


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