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Balfour Recently Busted

Parole Not Revoked

10/28/2008 6:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

William Balfour -- the "person of interest" in the murders of Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother, and nephew -- was arrested for drug possession earlier this year, but did not have his parole revoked.

Back in June, an officer responded to a shots fired call on the same block as the Hudson family home. When the officer arrived on the scene, he came across Balfour in his car. Balfour exited the vehicle and approached the officer, who detained him. When the cop checked Balfour's car, the officer "observed in plain view a knotted baggie filled with a rock like substance."

He was cited for possession of less than 15 grams of cocaine, a felony. The charges were eventually dismissed. The arrest report noted Balfour was on parole, but said "no warrant will be issued at this time."

Corrections Department spokesman Derek Schnapp told the AP that officials reviewed the case but determined "the evidence that was presented during that time wouldn't have necessarily warranted a violation."

Balfour is currently being held on an unrelated parole violation and he has not been officially named a suspect.

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JuicyGirl    

He sure was good at slipping through the "cracks"...

2130 days ago
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Barfalufugus    

nasty piece of trash!

2130 days ago
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ymbt    

This is unbelievable. Thank you TMZ for doing such a fantastic job of getting the real story... and getting it right so many times!!!!

2130 days ago
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billyboyhere    


Last Friday Balfours Parole Officer was looking for him. Balfour told him he was "babysitting", this during the time frame the murders happened.

Balfour momma say "he a good boy and never used no gun"....oh really? how he jack that man ouch his car when he be 17 and go to state prison on attempted murder charges for 7 years Mrs. Balfour?

Black Mothers are not doing a good job of raising good sons. Probably why there be a Fatherhood problem in that part of the Culture this generation. Where are the Pastors? Why arent they preaching good living instead of Rev. Wrights "hate america and white people nonsense"? There are Balfours walking among us everywhere ready to pounce on innocent people because they themselves are selfish, angry and want what good people have.

2130 days ago
5.

Laura    

And the evidence keeps mounting....this man should've been in jail and this crime could have been avoided all together.

2130 days ago
6.

Doctorted    

You think this is bad?
Wait until Obama takes over.

2130 days ago
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Doctorted    

"There are Balfours walking among us everywhere ready to pounce on innocent people because they themselves are selfish, angry and want what good people have."

Y'all aint see nuti' yet.

Wait until Obama takes over.

2130 days ago
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totoafrica    

Dear Idiot (#5) YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD. I'M SURE TMZ WILL REMOVE YOUR COMMENT BECAUSE IT IS NOT (P.C.) BUT YOU ARE SAYING WHAT THE REST OF US FEEL.

2130 days ago
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billyboyhere    

Julia has turned out to be nothing but a selfish, self indulgent, not listening to her preacher or mother vile pig. she should be up for accessory to murder charges.

Are all fat sugarbeeties black girls this way? Angry and mad, jealous, spiteful because of their weight and situations and will bring a killer from a killing family (check all Balfour relatives records) into their own good loving family? Is it an epidemic now in the Black community? You people have been getting bad advice from your supposed Black Leaders for too long to allow this to come to this level.

Stay away from these types. They will kill you. and so will their fat low self esteem angry girlfriends. jennifer will be a fool to have anything more to do with this supposed blood sister of hers. Banish her to Englewood forever. She'll find another ex murdering con to "love her".

2130 days ago
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wasup    

85. It's so sad that the little boy had to get caught up in his mother's stupid, selfish choices. Why on earth would you get involved with someone who had done time in prison- ESPECIALLY if you have a child. I'm old school though & don't really believe that you should be dating when you are a single parent - there are ways to get some action without devoting time and energy to a relationship. Anyway, this dude is typical of what happens when black people on welfare do a crappy job being parents. Seems like when white people are on welfare it's because they have drug problems but blacks just don't give a f!@#. Okay, I'm rambling but the overall point is, the byproduct of truly ghetto mentality, Maury is on, who cares about you needing help with homework b.s. is dudes like Balfour. I bet his mom was on welfare (we know his dads in prison) - so basically, the taxpayers pay for her to be a bad mom & him to grow up to be a criminal, draining our educational system along the way. Anyone who thinks this is racist is right - blacks treat themselves like they don't deserve anything else - that's racist.

2130 days ago
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toothdoc93    

What exactly do you#5 and #8 think will happen if Sen. Obama is elected??

2130 days ago
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Sue    

Its because Probation/Parole is a joke and even if the officers do their jobs correctly and to the letter of the law, the court system almost always lets these convicts walk out of the courthouse with either a slap on the wrist or extended probation time. They may even go as far as giving them probationer a curfew. Its a joke and not fair to the innocent people. The best thing they can do is build more jail and put all of these freaks in one place.

2130 days ago
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toothdoc93    

#9 that is the silliest statement ever both my parents and myself are doctors all of my friends parents growing up were all wealthy we all went to private schools and wonderful universities both historicaly black and big ten i nor have any of my friends/family ever been on any type of welfare or aid and no we did not have student loans we are all black and you should learn more about black people other than in videos,the news and movies get a clue!

2130 days ago
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toodlz    

makes me wonder...if his parole had been revoked, like it should have...these people may still be alive...

2130 days ago
15.

Not in Denial!    

what amazes me is that people get on the soap box and say if Obama was president, that things would be different. WTF! The day AFTER the presidential election...the senseless tragedies...people killing people, black on black crime will STILL be there! It won't stop just because we have a different president in office...People like this BASTARD will still kill!

2130 days ago
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