Though Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow is presently in federal custody following his arrest as an alleged major player in the Leland Yee scandal, that hasn't kept him from Facebook. Where, apparently, some commenters have hurt his feelings. Poor Shrimp Boy!
Once the top dog of crime organization the Hop Sing Boys, though Chow claimed to have gone straight since his last prison stint, the FBI is arguing otherwise. (We're all amateur Shrimp Boy experts these days, but if you need to catch up, here's his appearance on Gangland, and here's a fantastically comprehensive profile from the LA Times.)
Chow was arrested at his girlfriend's house in San Francisco Wednesday, but due to his violent criminal history, immigration status, and since he's a convicted felon, he was denied bail. Chow returns to court on Tuesday, but in the interim, either he's somehow gained access to a computer, or has dictated Facebook messages to be posted by a proxy.
"Thank you to all of those who continue to believe and support me. Many of you know me, see me each day and know my heart. Thank you for your love," Chow posted last night, in a remark that has garnered 109 likes and numerous supportive comments at publication time.
But maybe there were some less than supportive remarks that have since been deleted? (Which, no shade Shrimp Boy, I've done that on my FB page too.) Whatever the case, Chow felt the need to request a redirect, saying this morning that "If you want to post something on my FB page please keep it positive. There is too much negative in this world. Stay positive and share that with me."
At publication time, 54 people have liked that plea for positivity. We're sure Chow can use that positivity, since he faces charges of money laundering, conspiracy to transport stolen property across state lines, and conspiracy to traffic in contraband cigarettes. If convicted he could receive a maximum prison sentence of 115 years.