As you’ve likely heard, Kim Kardashian recently shared her desires to become a lawyer and take the Bar exam in 2022. As you can imagine, that was met with support from fans as well as much criticism, as we’re sure the socialite is all too familiar with. Many just aren’t sure how to receive this newfound interest in criminal justice when we’re all used to “Keeping Up” with Kim via Instagram selfies and the glamorous, high-profile lifestyle that is the Kardashian’s.
Well, the megastar is in the news again for her assistance in releasing another inmate from prison. “Jeffrey in Miami” was serving a life sentence for a low-level drug offense and had served 22 years of the sentence before Kardashian and her lawyers fought for his release.
We did it again! Had the best call w/this lovely family & my attorney @msbkb who just won release for their loved one Jeffrey in Miami – he served 22 years of life sentence for low level drug case. He served too much time but it gives me so much joy to fund this life saving work. pic.twitter.com/pbYicKmFpJ— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 3, 2019
If you recall, this isn’t the first time Kardashian has done something like this. Her first successful release of a low-level offender was back in 2018 when she assisted with the freeing of Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old woman sentenced back in 1996 with a life sentence, without the chance for parole, for a first-time, non-violent drug offense. Kardashian’s efforts in meeting with President Trump led to Johnson’s release in June 2018.
BREAKING: President Trump has commuted the life sentence for Alice Marie Johnson, whose case was raised by Kim Kardashian West during a meeting with the president, a White House official and Johnson’s lawyer tell @MSNBC.— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 6, 2018
People forget her real dad was a attorney 🤷🏾♂️ & a good one at that.. why not follow footsteps in some way— Trey got GG (@Trey_got_GG) May 4, 2019
Her pops would be proud— nick (@NickSpinozzi25) May 4, 2019
Like father, like daughter! i respect this alot!— RAYMAN (@MrRaYmAnBiTcH) May 4, 2019
Black women BEEN doing what Kim K is “doing”. Black people BEEN organizing around everything to do with prisons. She should fund those already existing groups and don’t shop or support places that use prison labor but nope. Flex how deep the privilege is instead.— ✊🏿 (@BlackSapphic) May 5, 2019
ill never stan kim k idc idc idc— Avenge Latasha Harlins (@race_jones) May 4, 2019
know too many poor Black folxs doing the same work shes doing that will die fighting and nobody will blink an eye.
How come black people don't get praised for helping our race like Kim K do? How long have black people been down for each other?— Spiritually Earth 💜 (@Junie_D_Jones) May 5, 2019
Do people really think that Kim K is the only person fighting to get ppl out of prisons? As if abolition work has not been happening for decades and lawyers and activists who are black have continually fought for this without getting any ounce of recognition for it or get jailed— … (@bountay_) May 4, 2019
Kim K and her so called criminal reform is a slap in the face to black people who want to do the same thing but don’t have the funds or resources— Maine (@mainey_maine) May 4, 2019
i mean people can learn from Kim, shes basically just giving people who had public defenders a new high price lawyer, its actually smart as hell— Kevin Davis (@CrownHimKiing) May 4, 2019
This!!! She’s got enough money she can do it for free and enough connections with high-powered attorneys that she can actually help people. This is a net good for society and she should be applauded for it. I will 100% stan Attorney Kardashian as she fights the good fight. ✊🏻— Future Frontwoman of Hateful Feminist Rape Laws (@packleader666) May 4, 2019
Right. And they realize she has a voice and a following (for whatever reason they’re there) and give her respect and time of the day. I’m here for it.— Gregor Clegane (@iGregJackson) May 4, 2019
I think somebody been watching “How to get away with murder?” pic.twitter.com/EGCPAxbhLU— JuJu Lee (@jujuleelife) May 4, 2019
If this is how she has decided to use her fame and celebrity, then more power to her.— John C. Varner III (@LilHulkQ) May 4, 2019
listen….. pic.twitter.com/kisUOmGgad— limz (@thatgirl_halima) May 5, 2019
I’m happy for him but this rebrand is amazing— Chief Calhoun 🏁 (@chiefcalhoun) May 3, 2019
Kim Targaryen …. Breaker Of Chains … 1st of her name …— $chlimm Targaryen (@theljtaylor) May 4, 2019
Regardless of whether her motives r pure or not, She’s using her power n a positive way. The most important thing is ppl who were abused by the imbalanced law system r free.— theo long (@oledefense1033) May 4, 2019
FREE GYPSY ROSE pic.twitter.com/5nstQK2PXS— free gypsy rose (@lustfullangel) May 4, 2019
Whether you believe that Kim K’s intentions behind these campaigns are good or not, it’s still refreshing to see someone freed from prison who probably shouldn’t be there in the first place. Hopefully, Kim continues to do more.
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