A$AP Rocky is being held in a jail with inhumane conditions which include feces hurled in jail cells and not cleaned up, inedible food and a living facility that is not not fit for human beings, according to TMZ.
However, TMZ does NOT name its sources which is unacceptable, only stating,
"this according to sources with direct knowledge of Rocky's situation."
And this is the problem with modern day journalism. Nobody wants to cite their sources. TMZ further states,
"Our sources tell TMZ ... the rapper is sleeping on a yoga mat with no blankets. There is a prisoner in the next cell with severe mental issues who slams his head against the concrete wall and hurls feces every which way ... feces that are not cleaned up.
The water, we're told, is not clean and the food is not edible ... for the first 5 days A$AP Rocky ate an apple a day, and that's it.
We're told the facility is filthy and 'disease ridden.'"
Two red flags come up in TMZ's report. One, there should be no issues in naming their sources. Sweden is not a country where people are threatened/ killed by the government or non-governmental mobs for offering such information openly. In other words, there is no harm placed on the "sources" life or well-being if TMZ names its sources. The Scandinavian country is strongly praised for its rule of law. Two, Sweden is regarded as a model-country for human rights. This makes the above-described jail conditions seem fake and/ or exaggerated when no sources are offered.
TMZ is showing disdain for the intelligence of its audience by expecting it's readers to just believe something because its hidden, anonymous "sources" say so. A$AP Ferg is publicly calling for people to "pray" for A$AP Rocky so why would TMZ relent from naming its sources.
In May 2018 an independent human rights expert of the United Nations, Obiora C. Okafor, praised Sweden's contribution to human rights internationally due to its financial support to international organizations and promoting human rights. Sweden has been regarded for its soft power diplomacy in promoting new human rights norms and challenging the international state of affairs.
Tthe issue of A$AP Rocky being jailed unjustly may or may not be true. Obviously, there is video showing him exhibiting restraint and encouraging the kid they finally jumped to stop following them. The issue here is with a major media outlet claiming to have sources yet unnecessarily not naming them.
Anyone interested in reading the TMZ article can find it here.
Finally, Ferg previously wrote Rockly isn't allowed to have any visitors.
"He’s in Sweeden locked up in solitary confinement with no visit or phone call privileges. They are trying to keep him there for 2 weeks and if convicted he will be looking at 6 years just for defending himself in a fight. He was no way in form the aggressor in this ordeal. Pray for justice #freeflacko"