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Ga. man texts probation officer for weed

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Alvin Cross Jr. (Image from WALB.com)

Alvin Cross Jr. (Image from WALB.com)

You don’t have to be stupid to go to prison, but it helps.

A few news articles I read today prove that maxim.

In Albany, Georgia, a man who texted “You have some weed?” to his probation officer will soon be a lot closer to drug dealers.

Alvin Cross, Jr., will spend another year in prison for violating terms of his probation and another year for having a “bag” of cocaine in his house when the probation officer he texted came knocking with drug agents and a search warrant, writes WALB.com.

The WALB article doesn’t tell us why Cross was on probation, how much cocaine he had, or why a man with cocaine can’t trade it for marijuana without a text message to his probation officer.

The second case of stupid comes out of Alabama.

Inmate Anthony Warren claimed to have been beaten by police when they arrested him after he rolled his vehicle during a high-speed chase.

The city of Birmingham has agreed to settle the civil lawsuit for $460,000, but Warren will only get $1,000. His attorneys will be paid $359,000 in fees and $100,000 in expenses, says AL.com.

Warren, who endangered many lives when he fled from a narcotics officer in 2008, hit a school bus, police car and police officer during the 20-minute high-speed chase. While placing him under arrest, police hit Warren for 10 seconds, according to video.

Warren won’t have much opportunity to spend his $1,000. He’s serving a 20-year attempted murder sentence for hitting the police officer with his car.

Meanwhile, on the “good guy” side of the law, a prison guard who gave drugs to female inmates before sexually assaulting them was sentenced to probation.

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