The prosecutor in Texas that is responsible for Willie Nelson’s charges stemming from his arrest for marijuana possession in November says that Willie can resolve the charges. All he has to do is plead guilty, pay a fine, and sing “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” in open court.
I had to check this story a few times to make sure it didn’t come from The Onion. What kind of silliness is this? The judge in the case insists that Willie appear in court in person, instead of just mailing in his plea – which is the common procedure in cases like Willie’s.
I wonder what happens if Willie refuses to sing. What if he decides to act like a human being instead of a barking circus dog for these ignorant people who are clearly abusing their power? Will he be thrown in jail for not singing in court? Is this really what our criminal justice system has been reduced to?
If I were Willie, I wouldn’t sing a thing. Being a public official doesn’t entitle you to a free mini-concert from Willie Nelson.
It seems there is no end to the ridiculousness our marijuana laws can cause.