Try as Chris Brown may, trouble never seems far away.
Following a shooting which occurred at a nightclub the singer attended over the weekend, today saw his probation with a fresh stint in prison touted as a possibility.
The unfortunate details below…
Chris showed up for a progress report Thursday, when the judge told him the probation report (which was put in place after Rihanna-gate) presented multiple problems. First, the report mentions the shooting last Sunday in San Jose when Chris was on stage. Five people were injured.
The judge also said the probation report expressed concern over another shooting at 1OAK during VMA weekend last August. Again, Chris was on stage and several people were shot, including Suge Knight.
And the judge said Chris left the county for San Jose without getting the court’s permission, which is a violation of his probation.
As for why the shootings are an issue, they were raised in the probation report. The judge noted so far there’s no evidence Chris was criminally involved, but the probation officer says, “There is also concern that when he performs or attends at some of his public events, people will get shot or seriously injured.”
The probation officer also notes Chris has been arrested twice while on probation — once for assault in DC and also for throwing a rock at his mom’s car in rehab. And the officer notes Chris was “making comments about knives and guns during a group [rehab] meeting.”
The probation officer — who thinks Chris is focusing too much on his career rather than community service and rehabilitation — recommends to the judge that Chris serve time. The officer says the singer has shown “a pattern of making choices that are counterproductive.”
A hearing to determine whether Brown deliberately violated his probation will be held on March 20th.
On the one hand, in ploughing through the smoke and mirrors, one has to wonder if Chris’ “offences” actually warrant a trip to the slammer.
Yet on the other, he’s been given so many chances at this point that anything but flaw-free behavior shouldn’t be acceptable.
Oh the conundrum.
Stay tuned for updates.