Free Ron Isley...?

E-mail I just received (whattup THINKTANK):


Join Def Jam today in helping to spread the word for the pardon of legendary American musician Ronald Isley. As a member of The Isley Brothers, Ronald Isley's career spans over 50 years, with countless accomplishments and a legacy of uniquely American music that has influenced everyone from the Beatles to Notorious B.I.G.

In an effort to protect Mr. Isley from incarceration for non-payment of taxes, we urge his fans to call, fax or email the White House immediately to help Ronald stay out of prison. The situation is especially urgent because Mr. Isley is currently scheduled to report to begin serving a 3 year sentence on August 7th of this year. In lieu of the recent charges brought against Mr. Isley, he is currently in the process of a total restitution of his financial obligations to the IRS. Mr. Isley has also offered to perform for troops at various military bases to help heal the country and show his support for their tireless efforts to protect this country. It is important to point out that Ronald Isley has no prior criminal record, and has been a law-abiding, taxpaying employer since 1956. There is also concern that due to a variety of health issues, (Mr. Isley suffered a stroke in 2004 and was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2006) without proper care Mr. Isley's health could decline further and there is genuine concern as to whether he could survive a lengthy incarceration.

Ronald Isley & The Isley Brothers are an important part of this country's musical history and a part of the Def Jam family so let's band together to keep one of our living legends out of jail.

See the links and numbers below for ways you can show your support:

1. To contact the President of the United States:


Fax: 1-202-456-2461


2. To contact The Congressional Black Caucus:
Go to

Click on “meet reps” and find your representatives.

3. To contact your local senator or congressperson:

Click on the “take action” link and put in your zip code and you will be linked to the representatives of your area.

OK, so a nigga like Ron Isley doesn't pay his taxes, so we don't want him to go to jail. Yet we keep Mumia locked down? Why, because he's Mr. fucking Biggs?!?!

What do they think the President is going to do, and how come I don't get massmailings about Genarlow Wilson being freed? And since I won't e-mail Dubya, asking for Ronald Isley to be freed, does that mean I can no longer enjoy "Between The Sheets" or the other Isley Brother classics? I'll do a mixtape will my fav cuts, how's THAT for support?

Let's worry about getting our troops home... then we can try and free old ass Ron Isley.

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