Charles Koch and Snoop Dogg are collaborating on a documentary that will focus on the the case of Weldon Angelos a former Hip-Hop producer whos career was cut short due to being arrested on marijuana charges. According to police reports Angelos was in possession of a firearm at the time of his arrest, federal law led him to receiving a 55 year sentence even though it was his first and only offense. The judge that was given the case, Paul Cassell, later spoke out to ABC News saying that he regrets having to impose such a harsh penalty on Angelos while some convicted terrorist receive less time than what he was forced to charge him with. The trailer for the movie “Unlikely Allies: How a Hip-Hop Music Figure Became a Symbol for a Cause” premiered this past week at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah with the hopes of launching the full movie in the year 2018. Angelos was released in 2016 after serving 12 years of his 55 year sentence after a judge granted an immediate reduction of sentence, he now wants to be a part of helping to reform the system and says he is willing to do anything he can to help.
Below you can check out the trailer for “Unlikely Allies: How a Hip-Hop Music Figure Became a Symbol for a Cause”.