Thursday, December 08, 2022

Brittney Griner Released from Russian Prison


Four months ago WNBA player Brittney Griner was convicted on drug trafficking charges and sentenced to nine years in a Russia prison after agents found vape pens and THC cartridges in her luggage [click here if you missed that]. 

Brittney has been released in a prisoner swap...

From CBS
Brittney Griner, the WNBA star who was held for months in Russian prisons on drug charges, was released Thursday in a one-for-one prisoner swap for international arms dealer Viktor Bout, CBS News learned early Thursday from a U.S. official. The one-for-one exchange agreement negotiated with Moscow in recent weeks was given final approval by President Biden within just the last week, according to sources familiar with the deal. The swap, first reported by CBS News, took place on Thursday in the United Arab Emirates.
Five former U.S. officials told CBS News the agreement had been reached as of last Thursday.
A White House official said the president spoke to Brittney Griner by phone. The call happened in the Oval Office, where the president was joined by Cherelle Griner, Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Per standard procedure for freed U.S. prisoners, Griner was expected to quickly undergo a medical evaluation.


75 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank God!

Anonymous said...

That is great! Honestly, I couldn’t see her doing that full sentencing. I’m glad for her. What a m’fking year!!

Unknown said...

The Democrats are on a roll!!!! All the things Republicans said Pres. Biden & the Democrats couldn't do, we did. Blocked the "Red Wave", picked up a crucial House seat (Hellur, PA!), expanded our majority in the Senate, indicted and convicted the Trumpf organization of fraud, AND brought Brittany home? Next up, Trumpf in cuffs 2024...oh, man haha I can't wait!!!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU PRESIDENT BIDEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GAS WAS $3.11 YESTERDAY 😁😁😁

Anonymous said...

Am I cheering for Brittney just because she's a Black woman? Yes. Am I okay with that? Also, yes.

Anonymous said...

President Biden on a mf roll!!!

Anonymous said...

Can’t believe I’m saying thank you to a U.S. President!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Congrats to Russia πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί πŸ‘πŸ»… the only winner out the deal. Nobody’s still gonna watch the wnba. Republicans will have the presidency, the house, & the senate in 2024.

Anonymous said...

Free Mumia Abu- Jamal✊🏿

Anonymous said...

They were going to swap two ppl. Interesting they only needed one to get her back. Now will she still play ball or will the US teams pick her up and pay her what she deserves?
I hope she stops using drugs.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful.

R in NYC said...

Hallelujah!

Anonymous said...

Free Assata Shakur

Anonymous said...

9:29 It's crack you're smoking, right?

Anonymous said...

The swamp should have been ( Trump and his entire crooked family especially his crooked son) send them all there. But to have all them jailed and sentenced here is ok

Anonymous said...

9:29 is just another yt troll trying to get you upset. Pretend you didn’t read it.

Unknown said...

^
It must be crack 🀣... those losers don't stand a chance in 2024 and they know it. The younger generation that will be 18+, by 2024, are more diverse, woke, and liberal than any other previous generation. Please believe they will be the generation to end the Republican Party for once and all. Republicans don't support birth control, abortion rights, interracial dating, the legalization of marijuana, LGBTQ rights or climate change; which are all of the things that their generation care about. So, unless the Republicans have another treasonous plot to overthrow the government, like they did on Jan. 6th, they aren't a threat to anyone lmao

Anonymous said...

This is excellent news I hope she carries her lesson with grace and dont come home stunting talking about what took so long.

Anonymous said...

How ironic this announcement came after GA election If it came before Walker wins. If people are happy about this release care about blacks who are unjustly incarcerated IN THIS COUNTRY

Anonymous said...

How ironic this announcement came after GA election If it came before Walker wins. If people are happy about this release care about blacks who are unjustly incarcerated IN THIS COUNTRY

johnsvillegal said...

Throwing up hallelujah hands. This is somebody's child. I can't imagine what she went through, and I don't believe that she would have survived 9 years. She's been through a lot already, I'm sure. If I were detained in the United States away from I grew up and live, I would be traumatized. She probably went through enough trauma that made it feel like 9 years. I agree with you @10:17, I hope she understands grace, be quiet, and walk away....

She doesn't need to talk, because I'm sure they are working to get the others out. Get off the plane. See a doctor. Shower/bathe. Eat some food. Try to reassemble her life. She's got a story to tell just not right now.

Oh those folk got the internet lit up because she was released. Talk to God about that. I prayed for her and that she'd be released. Thank or blame whoever you want. I thank God that he has brought her out of that situation and that He can bring her out of anything else.


johnsvillegal said...

@10:43 It's possible to be concerned about both. You are absolutely right there is wrongful incarceration here. In case you missed, there are people being released monthly on these unjust sentences, fabricated evidence, etc. Furthermore, I don't see the irony in Walker losing the election having to do anything with Griner's release. What is ironic is that people who would never vote for an educated AA person, would feel that Walker was somehow better prepared to be a Senator. That's the only irony here. If you are mad about Griner's release, just say that. Don't stretch.

Unknown said...

@10:43 am

Stop trying to move the goal post. All the Republican fanatics spammed social media about Biden not helping Brittney and how Trumpf would've had her out by now, in attempt to derail President Biden and the Democrats. Now that President Biden is responsible for Brittneys release, y'all big mad and trying to deflect. Naw, homie, hold that "L", and sit with your anger. President Biden has broken records with his presidency and he's only 2yrs in. Things are going to get better and better for all Americans in 2023; folks are going be looking around like, "Republican, who?" 🀣

Anonymous said...

The irony is Walker lost by .5 percent , roughly That means 1.75 million Georgians voters for Walker That electorate and the ones who stayed home don’t care if Griner stayed incarcerated But they do care that the Russian arm dealer was released for her

Anonymous said...

@10:51 nobody here angry but you

Anonymous said...

I see the political trolls showed up before their lunch break. Stay mad! Brittney's on her way home.

Unknown said...

^
No, it was Republicans making the most noise online on urban blogs and social media platforms instigating blacks about Brittney and saying that Democrats and Biden weren't doing enough - and now y'all trying to switch up and talk out the other side of your mouth cause y'all are a bunch of soar losers. President Biden isn't Trumpf or the degenerate Republicans, he knows what he's doing and I'm sure our intelligence is monitoring the prisoner Brittney was swapped for. Y'all just trying to stir shyt cause y'all have nothing positive happening in y'all's party. Just a bunch of sad losers trying to ruin the happy streak that Democrats have been on. Y'all lost. Get over it.

Anonymous said...

@10:57 and your cohorts Try some critical thinking And I am a Democrat

Unknown said...

^
Democrats are performing miracles left and right outchea, I'm sure he'll have @ 0.50 a gallon by June - just like I'm sure by July, y'all will move the goal post again and find something new to complain about. Lmao smh

Ohwell said...

Something was big was given too get this mouthy piece back. I ain't cheering yet, until the terms come out. Russia didn't give her back for just a war criminal, that could have been done months ago.

Ohwell said...

They probably name the $40.00 per gallon gas price? The ' grinder crisis' ? Were Americans sold out?

Unknown said...

^
Prisoner exchanges happen all the time. The only reason Brittneys release is getting so much attention is because she's high profile, and because Republicans tried to use her imprisonment as a way to siphon off black and LGBTQ votes. Now that they've lost BIG, they're trying to backpedal and question the release of the Russian. But just 6 months ago, not one Republican cared about exchanging Brittney for the Russian. But, what a difference 6 months makes when you lose the "red wave", the Senate, and a crucial House seat. Lol typical loser behavior

Anonymous said...

I bet she'll never touch another vape pen.

johnsvillegal said...

Waiting for information about the exchange...how about wait for all the information to come about the treasonous behavior that happened on January 6th. If someone is not worried about that, I wouldn't be worried about how the exchange came about. As someone said, prisoner swaps are not uncommon. Probably happened more than we knew.

Anonymous said...

I’m not a YT troll 🧌 or a troll at all. I’m not a beta male nor do I align myself with coons & house nikkas! Nor do I have any white friends. I’m sure most of you do though. Crack is too expensive to smoke… it’s $1900 an ounce now! I’m smoking on that Democratic Pack! I love smoking on the opps! This next generation you speak of will be the down fall of humanity… they don’t even wanna work, but you talking bout a f***ing vote!?!
Who cares about abortion rights?! It’s your choice what you choose to do with your body, but it’s still murder! Nobody’s stopping you from using a coat hanger… go right ahead! And once marijuana is legalized federally then the federal government will take over sells & push mom & pop dispensaries out the way. They getting gmo weed ready for consumers now! You know the gov got to sprinkle a lil poison in everything you consume. Climate change isn’t real… it’s just the earth’s way to rid itself of colonizers & other unwanted parasites. I don’t take y’all seriously, most of y’all still eat dead animals & drink wine to sleep @ night.
Y’all the same ones hating on coach prime for elevating instead of calling out the president & athletic director of JSU for stealing funds. Did y’all donate anything to HBCU’s or to JSU’s football program?πŸ€”
The anonymous blogger always on here promoting how great the democrats are, but can’t tell you one thing the Dems recently did for black people! Better yet anon blogger tell me why did Biden take away 43 billion of the $45 billion president Trump gave to HBCU’s? Since you so smart!
Black folk supposed to get excited because the US swapped a half breed carpet muncher for the “merchant of death”? Her release benefits us how? Nobody still won’t watch the WNBA! The majority of the world’s population is women & women won’t even support the WNBA.πŸ€”
So yes Russia is the only one who benefited from this exchange. They’re on the verge of WW3 so getting their arms dealer released is very beneficial. And I don’t care about LMNOP rights! I want reparations & tangibles for black people!

🦁

Anonymous said...

So because she is a ball player she gets out ahead of other suffering Americans in Russia? There are trapped Americans over there as we speak but they freed her first? What about the American teacher and other man?

Anonymous said...

THANK U JESUS! THANK U JESUS! THANK U JESUS! THANK U JESUS! THANK U JESUS! THANK U JESUS! THANK U JESUS!!!!!!!

Unknown said...

@11:29
A prisoner swapped was made earlier this year, ahead of Brittney, and Republicans tried to use that as an attack on Brittney; however, now that Republicans have lost BIG, now they're trying to switch up and ask about Whelan. But, if you check the family of Whelan's IG page, they fully support Brittneys return and President Biden has assured the Whelan family, as well as all Americans, that he will be brought home. Such misery today amongst Republicans. I'll be sure to light a blunt for it🀣

Anonymous said...

HALLELU-JAH! HALLELU-JAH! HALLELU-JAH! HALLELU-JAH! HALLELU-JAH! HALLELU-JAH! HALLELU-JAH!!!!!!!!!!

johnsvillegal said...

@11:29. Why you mad? Except for Brittney Griner's arrest nobody gave a rat's patootie about the other people arrested. In that nobody knew much about them. Furthermore, at least one was arrested in 2018. Who was your president in 2018. He had much good relation with Putin. He who could get ASAP out of Sweden/Switzerland. Now, you mean to tell me 45 wouldn't go to bat for Whelan a former marine.

This is why I think BG got out faster. Her case was a nothingburger. Vape pen. Basketball player. Whelan allegedly had serious drugs. Whelan was also a "contract" worker with someone there. Don't know about the teacher, but many folk enter into this types of countries as workers when in fact they are doing more assignments than that. They know more and have gotten more information that may be helpful to others.

If that is so, then they have got to proceed more cautiously. Who knows what and what information has gotten into whose hands. Let's be frank with all those classified documents strewn haphazardly, I would venture to say that Russia/Putin probably got all they needed from 45 and he lost his negotiating powers. Instead of plotting treason, should've focused on Whelan, et al. I know you all want to blame 46, but go back to whose watch it happened on.

Anonymous said...

Biden thought the trade was for a first round draft pick
🀣🀣🀣

Anonymous said...

Hopefully she takes away a lot from this ordeal. Stop running to these other countries because the money sounds right, and do your research first. Expat sites are extremely helpful!

Anonymous said...

@12:32 I'm sure Britney wife whom President Biden has been in communication with wouldn't agree with you. I'm glad she's home with her family. Americans need to stop going to Russia period.

Anonymous said...

@11:04 am the terms of the exchange are out already, if you want political news just go to any major news outlet and get the details, it's not hard to find. This deal was brokered by the Saudis, however it got done I'm glad she's home!!! Let's Go BidenπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ€©

Anonymous said...

Let’s go Brandon! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ€©

Anonymous said...

@ 1:00 PM… stfu! U can’t take a joke like Brittney griner can’t take a Dick

Unknown said...

@1:30

I think Sandra's blog is calling ...

Anonymous said...

Goof balls, I'm not saying Britney shouldn't be coming home, I am just saying we had about 8 Americans trapped over there who deserve equal treatment. Isn't that what we always say we want as Black folks? There is an American teacher who was beaten by a Russian dude and they gave her 8 years hard time! Bring them all home is my point. Sorry you're too evil and butthurt to love all of God's children. By her being a celeb they'd never do to her what they've done to the others because of the international implications. But I love them all EQUALLY. Get your heart rights because God is no respector of persons.

johnsvillegal said...

@2:49 you wouldn't know Black if you saw it. You are probably not black or American. You're stringing too many incoherent thoughts there. Nice try though. Sure you are being paid by the posts.

Unknown said...

@2:49

You really sound like a dense idiot. Russia is at war with Ukraine, and the U.S. supports Ukraine; The US has declared allegiance to Ukraine - who's at war with Russia! The US didn't decide who got to stay and who got to leave - RUSSIA did! If the US had a choice, none of our citizens would be POW or unfairly incarcerated, but that's not how the world works, and the U.S had to make a difficult decision. It doesn't mean that the other prisoners are never coming home, it just means that it's going to take more time and negotiations to get there. Stop trying to deflect and create division - we all see this (Republican trolls/Republican rhetoric for what it is). Not one black or yt, Democrat or Republican, thought about any prisoners until election season started. We all see your bs, now STFU and stf down!

Anonymous said...

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Let’s meet @ the bar for happy hour 🍻 & celebrate your Win today! Drinks on me. I’ll have a double Louis Xlll neat πŸ₯ƒ

Unknown said...

@3:15

I don't call any man "massa" anything, but I'm sure you scream it proudly when you vote Republican. #whitelivesmatter eh? Lmao fcking clown.

Anonymous said...

Yt trolls out in force today. Can’t stand a Black victory.

Anonymous said...

@2:49 KLANYE is that you??? If I'm not saying black lives don't matter I'm saying ALL lives matter was a person. It's ok for us as Black people to celebrate our wins. The black community is happy about this sister being released, this was a WIN, the US have put the harshest financial sanctions on Russia, accused them of war crimes, cancelled McDonalds, is financing the Ukraine military response to his war!! Putin is LOSING on many levels and the fact that Biden was still able to get a Black American home to her family by Christmas is wonderful!! When you mention all the other wrongfully detained Americans over in Russian make sure you list who was president when they got in there fool! Stop being a hater.

Anonymous said...

YT is up in arms and reminding the people on the news who got left behind. They need to calm down. Pretty sure we got somebody they really want back or soon enough and then they will negotiate him. Happy for her. It was awful timing but should be a lesson to all.

Anonymous said...

@3:22 PM… You know I do! πŸ—£️ MASSA!!! Yo house ni66as teasing the field hands again! Ur breaking my heartπŸ’”πŸ˜’ Unknown blogger. I keep telling y’all I’m non partisan, but right now the Dems are selling out the country & they don’t benefit my people. You’re a Canadian infiltrator you’re not tribe 🦁 or FBA. Got 3 questions for you though. Was Abraham Lincoln republican? Name the founders of BLM? & what president is on a hundred dollar πŸ’΅ bill? Don’t google & answer truthfully! And then you may go back to getting cute ☺️.

Anonymous said...

@3:54 Fox News has comments and Sandra Rose does too, take your hateful ass to one of those platforms because you & your DISINFORMATION are not welcome here!

And they cut Britney hair off! She is probably so destroyed and traumatized! Thank you Biden for bringing Britney home!!!

Unknown said...

@4:06

Thank you. You'd think they'd want to be with like-minded bigots who share their disdain for Democracy and black ppl.

Anonymous said...

The emoji clown on here every day proving his ignorance.
He needs to go get back on fries. The drive thru is getting backed up.

Anonymous said...

@ 3:46 PM… Stupidity is that you? US sanctions are harming the US more than it’s harming Russia! Russians don’t care about McDonald’s! 🀣 you think that’s gon starve them to death!?! But Russia can starve us out since the US has a sanction banning diesel fuel from Russia! You stop the diesel fuel then you stop trucking! You stop trucking then you’re stopping the delivery of food & goods! And that means no more McDonalds for you fat boy! If the US was to go to war with Russia the US would lose! Russia is United with China & North Korea! That’s a 3 headed monster! Who gon help us fight successfully? All our Allie’s are weak as hell! Our military doesn’t have the might it once had! This new generation are raised to be pusCee’s! A coach can’t even yell at them any more! You think they can go win a war
Against Russia & China? They’ll get a fourth place trophy πŸ† and be happy! Ukraine not winning the war against Russia, that’s propaganda they’re playing on tv! The US is scared to get involved that’s why they’re making it seem like Ukraine is winning! Russia is not trying to destroy Ukraine they’re trying to kill the president of Ukraine & takeover the country. If Russia wanted to destroy Ukraine then they could’ve dropped a Nuke πŸ’£ on them day one. If Ukraine joins nato then the US can build a military base in Ukraine. Russia is not having that in their back yard so here we are. How is a half breed being released from prison a win for black people? Is our check on the way? Respect on the way? What’s the prize? My cuz got out today too, we winning right?! The US is scared of WW3! It’s coming in March/April though… war starts in Aries! Russia has more nukes than anybody.
And quit coming for Ye’ if you never stood up to oppressors or the synagogue of Satan. Y’all didn’t love Christ the first time he came & y’all won’t love him when he returns! Only coons & slaves celebrate πŸŽ…. And there is no black community when the majority of the businesses in your community are not owned by people who look like you! Now China town is a community… that’s self explanatory. Looks like all the strong masculine black men left the church & joined the Israelites & the Noi. Y’all left with simps with clipped balls.

Sincerely,
🦁

Anonymous said...

@ 4:06 PM… point out the disinformation I posted.
@ 4:11 PM… I love black people(tribe of Judah🦁).
I don’t like coons or ni66as.
@ 4:45 PM… you’re the definition of ignorance. Cause you’re ignoring facts & y’all can’t disprove anything I said, just deflecting.Thanks for dropping your location sweetheart, but the restaurants I eat @ don’t have a drive thru & I’m pretty sure I have more money than you & can prove it, but that’s irrelevant.
And Unknown blogger still didn’t answer my 3 questions. Scared of the ether eh?
You simps & beta males are no match for a sigma! πŸ…
Come with facts & disprove me or go back to your hyena matriarchy and lick your wounds! Just cause y’all ganging up & agreeing upon lies doesn’t make you right.

Anonymous said...

^^^ go away

Anonymous said...

And y’all not for democracy! Y’all want everybody that’s not in agreement with y’all silenced or comments deleted! Everybody should have a voice! That’s why I’m glad Elon bought twitter. Democratic liberals wanna censor everybody that don’t go along to get along. Go Along Get Along Gang!
The Democratic Party has been high jacked by socialism.
Fat boy/ Uber eats driver… are you still in the drive thru getting everybody’s orders? Can you get me some fries brody… I’m a great tipper!

Anonymous said...

@ 5:47 PM… I gladly accept victory! Cause y’all can’t debate facts with opinions & personal beliefs… Gone!

Anonymous said...

^^^ go away

Anonymous said...

Whelan is a citizen of Canada, the United States,United Kingdom, and Ireland.(&Russia Now) sounds like a spy to me.

Anonymous said...

This is another poster @11:29am and 2:49pm
I dont know a lot about the case
But you made a lot of view points I didnt know
about
If true, its all sad
I hope they can get the other Americans out
That would be cool

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

5:32 Pedro's Taco stand and Rufus Rib shack don't count as restaurants without drive-thrus. Your long winded self saying a whole bunch of nothing.

Anonymous said...

SADLY YOU NEED TO GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT, THE SO CALLED MERCHANT OF DEATH, WORST TRADE OR WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT, THAT GUY NEVER GOT A DEATH SENTENCE NOR A LIFE SENTENCE, HE WAS SCHEDULED TO BE RELEASED IN 2029, SO HE GOT 6 YEARS SHAVED OFF HIS SENTENCE TO BRING A BLACK SISTER HOME! THAT'S ALL RIGHT WITH ME AND THE BLACK COMMUNITY

Anonymous said...

@5:01 you the only black repping Russia is wiinning. Bless your heart. Thank you for being MAGA, MAGA mentality will keep republicans losing AMEN

Anonymous said...

So happy for her! Yes!

Anonymous said...

Oh okay, so the lawbreaker gets released and the Marine who is fighting for our freedom is still in jail, after 4 years!
OK Biden, you make sense now.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Biden was able to get Trevor Reed out first, a white male, next he got out a black female, let the man work. Both Whelan and Reed were arrested under the Trump Administration.

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