his fundraiser is currently at $3874, and his mother removed the comments' section because, besides the comments about Jeremy needing a second chance, there were plenty of people attacking her and her son, going back and forth with each other, cussing at each other, etc.
not sure if anyone already posted this:
Jeremy Meeks' wife 'furious' over mug-shot fervor, friend says
A Times Staff Writer
Friend of Jeremy Meeks' wife on her reaction to husband's mug shot: 'She's furious'
A friend of Jeremy Meeks' wife says she is upset by the attention his mug shot has sparked via social media
wife of Jeremy Meeks, the man whose Stockton police booking photo went
viral, is not happy about all the Internet attention her husband is
getting for his looks, according to a friend.
wouldn’t be surprised if you don’t see her at all in the cameras,
because she’s upset,” said Simone Johnson, a friend of Meeks' wife, told CBS13.
“She’s furious. Her man is in there and people are taking it as a joke,
thinking it’s funny talking about his looks, saying all kinds of crazy
Meeks, 30, was charged last Friday with illegally
possessing a firearm, as well as other gun- and gang-related charges. He
was also accused of violating his parole, prosecutors said.
an interview with KXTV, Meeks said he's done things in his past that he
should not have, but that he's not a hardened criminal. “I just want
them to know that this is really not like me, I’m not some kingpin,” he
told the news station that he spent years in prison for grand theft and
that the teardrop tattoo on his cheekbone was for “doing some things in
his past he is not proud of."
Meeks was arraigned on 11 felony counts and his bail was set at $1 million.
He attracted worldwide media attention Thursday after
his booking photo was posted on the Stockton Police Department's
Facebook page in connection with a law enforcement operation.
long after the photo went up on the site, someone created a fan page on
Facebook for Meeks, which has received more than 39,500 likes.
The Stockton Police Department’s Facebook page soon went viral, garnering nearly 50,000 “likes,” 14,700 comments and more than 5,400 shares by that Friday morning.
Joaquin County district attorney's office detailed the circumstances
under which the Internet sensation was arrested: Meeks was stopped by
Stockton police about 6:30 a.m. Thursday after he and others were seen
leaving a home where a search warrant was about to be executed. Meeks
was the driver of a car with two passengers. One of them, 23-year-old
Terry Bailey, is on probation and is facing similar charges.
allege that when officers searched the car, they found a 9-mm round and
a loaded semiautomatic handgun, along with two extended magazines for
the gun, according to the San Joaquin County district attorney's office.
Meeks' mother, Katherine Angier, has set up a fundraising page, partly to dispel what she says are stereotypes about her son, and partly to raise $25,000 for his legal defense.
my son and he is so sweet," she said on the "Free Jeremy" page. "Please
help him to get a fair trial or else he'll be railroaded."
has already served two years in state prison for a 2002 conviction on
grand theft in Solano County, according to prosecutors.
Bailey are also documented members of the Northside Gangster Crips,
forming the basis for the gang allegations in the complaint, according
to the district attorney's office.
All the attention Meeks'
booking photo received apparently caught the felon off guard, according
to an interview he gave to KXTV in Sacramento.
“I just visited my wife, and she said I like blew up all over Facebook,” Meeks told KXTV’s Nick Monacelli from jail last week.
outpouring of admiration had yet to wane on the weekend. Comments
ranged from the ubiquitous "Omg he's hot!!" to the more pointed.
"He's too fine to be a criminal. I got $10 on his bail," one woman wrote.
“He’s too pretty go to go jail…yet again,” added another.
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