As N.P.R. reported in May, services that “were once free, including those that are constitutionally required,” are now frequently billed to offenders: the cost of a public defender, room and board when jailed, probation and parole supervision, electronic monitoring devices, arrest warrants, drug and alcohol testing, and D.N.A. sampling. This can go to extraordinary lengths: in Washington state, N.P.R. found, offenders even “get charged a fee for a jury trial — with a 12-person jury costing $250, twice the fee for a six-person jury.”

I just love this man. Chris Brown has been through some shit but what I love is that he recognised his mistakes and therefore took the consequences. Each and every one of us have made mistakes and Chris is no different. To me and most his fans, he still remains as the same person since day one because of his undeniable talent. I’ll always support Chris through good and bad. That’s what real fans do! Team Breezy!!! 

Chris Brown Pleads Guilty in D.C. Assault:

Chris Brown just accepted a plea deal in his Washington D.C. assault case … pleading guilty, and telling the judge he just wants this case to go away so he can go on tour.

Brown had been charged with misdemeanor assault for punching a man in the face outside his tour bus last October. The judge sentenced him to time already served. 

Brown apologized in court … saying the case had derailed his career for the past year.  

His bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy was also convicted of misdemeanor assault in April in connection with the incident … but has not yet been sentenced. 

Funny, Brown only served 2 days in a D.C. jail — but ended up doing 108 days in L.A. County lockup because the D.C. case violated his probation in the Rihanna case.  

Brown’s GF Karrueche Tran was also in the courtroom Tuesday lending moral support.