A couple of days ago, a meme went around that showed a split image of 17-year old Tay-K, who's locked up on two Texas murder charges, and Dimitrios Pagourtzis, the 17-year-old who killed 10 people in a school shooting in Texas last week.
On that meme — which was shared by T.I. and others — it claimed Pagourtzis isn't facing the death penalty for the shootings because he's underage but Tay-K is for his crimes. This would be extremely unfair since they're both the same age.
It turns out that Tay isn't facing the death penalty either, according to a tweet sent by his manager Lil Prit.
yep.— lil prit (@theonlypritpal) May 23, 2018
via my boy @TheRealEzraA pic.twitter.com/szMtAvWHiQ
This isn't surprising because Texas law clearly states that the death penalty is off-limits to anyone who commits their crime when they are younger than 18 and that all underage felons will be eligible for parole after 40 years.
Why do you think people latched on to that fake meme so quickly?
This is America!!!! We MUST START STANDING BY OURS THE SAME WAY THEY STAND BY THEIRS!!!!! We can’t keep just throwing ours away when they fuc up,while they give they people every consideration possible .... FUCTHAT!!!! It ain’t fair,& It aint right!!! Hold Every last one of US as Americans to the same standards no matter the color of their skin. Or else we gon do for ours the same you’re doing for yours!!! Period!!! #FreeTayK✊🏽 #USorELSE MAJOR POINT: I should point out that neither of these gentlemen have been convicted. Only arrested in suspicion of the crimes their charged with. But for the fact that one of them was arrested on the scene of the school shooting that claimed 10 lives. The other was a warranted arrest with little physical evidence,just word of mouth. So the question is how is the D.A. seeking the death penalty for Tay K & not the other guy? AND THAT HES A MINOR SHIT WEAK...THEIR THE SAME AGE!!!!!!