*Is rapper T.I. being harassed by the federal government? Well to a lot of folks, including Project Islamic H.O.P.E.’s Najee Ali, it certainly looks that way. In fact, Ali is doing something about it.
Ali, Executive Director of Project Islamic H.O.P.E., has filed a federal complaint With U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s office concerning the Grammy award winning artist (whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr.) who was remanded back into federal custody due to an issue with his mode of transportation to an Atlanta halfway house less than 24 hours after he was released from an Arkansas prison.
“This is a clear abuse of power by Federal Bureau of Prisons officials. If T.I. wanted to leave prison on a flying carpet that should have been his choice,” Ali said in a statement to EUR. “What’s even more hypocritical is that prison staff posed in front of the tour bus that T.I. used to ride back to Atlanta in. Were calling for Attorney General Holder to intervene and have T.I. released from custody and to investigate why T.I. was remanded back into federal custody.”
Ali points out that the public can also contact A.G. Holder at his office via phone (202-514-2001) or email (AskDOJ@usdoj.gov) to file a complaint.