Officer Ricky Opens Up About Being C.O.
When Harriet Tubman saw her niggas getting oppressed by the man, she didn't go and fill out an application at the next KKK ralley - She rode for her niggas dawg!! Eyes wide for her niggas. Let Ross tell it, he felt so bad about seeing his homie locked up that he wanted to - facilitate the locking up of other niggas?! o_O
For the first time, Ross talks about his past life as a corrections officer – an opportunity, he says, to “wash my hands” after his best friend was sentenced to 10 years for trafficking cocaine and heroin: “This was my best friend, who I ate peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches with, and pork and beans with, my buddy, my partner, my number-one dude. Suddenly I’m talking to him over federal phone calls. Hearing the way it was building, I knew I couldn’t take nothing for granted,” says Ross. “My homey’s father was a huge influence on my life, too . . . He was the one who was like, ‘Yo, go get a job somewhere, man. Go be a fireman. Or go be a fucking corrections officer. Just go sit down somewhere."