Where is Vivian Blake?

posted on January 14th, 2009 by in Article

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Early this month, Jamaican media were reporting that Vivian Blake – “convicted drug lord and head of the Shower Posse” – was about to return to Jamaica on Sunday (January 4th) after spending only 8.5 of 28 sentenced years in American prisons due to a plea deal with US prosecutors. However,  he didn´t show up at Norman Manley Airport. And as I haven´t heard of TG celebrating the party of the century, I guess he´s really not back yet.

It´s kind of strange now to see that the same papers that were writing about the authorities getting ready for Blake after learning of his return from BET´s American Gangster episode on the Shower Posse (via) and kind of discussing whether a man with his criminal record could be a candidate for the hangman, are totally silent about his “delay” all of a sudden. Anybody (Jamaican) out there who can explain me what´s up?

P.S. If you want to read about Blake´s return from the perspective of an American who´s cousin hunted The Shower Posse down back in the days, go here. Note: the article compares Blake to

Hitler, Pol Pot, Stalin, Bin Ladin, Saddam Hussein…

why I couldn´t really take it serious. Hitler of all?! Obviously, the author didn´t pay to much attention in history classes…