Let Buju Go Already

10.28.10 Bucky Turco

Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton was recently granted bail with some of the most oppressive conditions ever and yet, two weeks later, he’s still in custody. How’s that possible? The short answer: the government is going out of its way to screw him over. In addition to Bob Marley’s son Stephen putting up his $300k home, Buju also agreed to wear a tracking device, hire guards to keep watch over him 24 hours a day while under house arrest, and even install a home security system that he doesn’t even have access to. Despite these outrageous measures, the prosecution still isn’t satisfied and is appealing the bail ruling, which basically means that he won’t be getting out anytime soon for his December retrial.