Jo Jo Simmons, son of the venerable Rev. Run of "Run's House" TV series, was arrested last week for possession of medical marijuana, damage to property and resisting arrest. It wasn't so much the weed that earned him a future spot on The Smoking Gun's mugshot page -- it was the resisting arrest part.
New York cops routinely look the other way when a person with celebrity status is caught with a little weed. It isn't worth the paperwork to haul them in. Plus, celebs break the cops off something proper, and they tend to have that high quality sticky that the cops like.
According to the police report, Jo Jo crashed into two cars while trying to evade cops who approached his truck on Wadsworth Ave in Washington Heights as he was lighting up inside. Apparently, Jo Jo had just scored -- I mean purchased -- his weed which he uses for medicinal purposes just like every other rapper does.
Why don't they just legalize weed and allow only potheads over age 21 to purchase it? The president smokes weed so it can't be all that bad. Police resources shouldn't be tied up chasing down every weed smoker in a city where potheads outnumber the rats.
Hold your head up Rev. Run! Your son's arrest will provide a big boost to your ratings. Especially if the MTV cameras were rolling as the cops put the smack down on Jo Jo.