Government officials reportedly call Larry Hoover the “worst of the worst” after Kanye West and Drake’s benefit concert in L.A.
The Free Larry Hoover concert took place nearly 50 years after Hoover was convicted and sentenced for his alleged role in the shooting death of a man. Prosecutors said Hoover wasn’t the triggerman but he called for the shooting. Hoover was sentenced to 150-200 years in prison for the murder before he was convicted for organized drug crimes after founding the Gangster Disciples. He was sentenced to 6 life sentenced in Supermax prison in 1997.
Those who’ve put their support behind Hoover argued that the lengthy sentence isn’t warranted since he was convicted on federal charges for drug distribution, not murder.
Hoover previously requested a compassionate release over the summer which a judge shut down. This came after Kanye West paraded through the Oval Office with a MAGA hat on attempting to convince Donald Trump to pardon Hoover.