"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Saturday, January 24, 2015

1984 - Rapper faces 25 year prison sentence over SONG LYRICS

The Police State - Life in prison for singing.

A 1984 Thought Crime
Big Brother says only "Government Approved" songs 
allowed to be heard by the public.

(CNN)  -  Song lyrics that glorify violence are hardly uncommon. But a prosecutor in California says one rapper's violent lyrics go beyond creative license to conspiracy.

San Diego-based rapper Tiny Doo has already spent eight months in prison, and faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted under a little-known California statute that makes it illegal to benefit from gang activities.

The statute in question is California Penal Code 182.5. The code makes it a felony for anyone to participate in a criminal street gang, have knowledge that a street gang has engaged in criminal activity, or benefit from that activity.

It's that last part -- benefiting from criminal activity -- that prosecutors are going after the rapper for.

Tiny Doo, whose real name is Brandon Duncan, faces nine counts of criminal street gang conspiracy because prosecutors allege he and 14 other alleged gang members increased their stature and respect following a rash of shootings in the city in 2013.

Prosecutors point to Tiny Doo's album, "No Safety," and to lyrics like "Ain't no safety on this pistol I'm holding" as examples of a "direct correlation to what the gang has been doing."

No one suggests the rapper ever actually pulled a trigger.

In fact, Duncan may rap about violence but he's got no criminal record.

Duncan told CNN's Don Lemon he's just "painting a picture of urban street life" with his lyrics.

"The studio is my canvas. I'm just painting a picture," he said. "I'm not telling anybody to go out and kill somebody."

CNN Legal Analyst Mark Geragos says the district attorney may be trying to send a message "that you shouldn't glorify or glamorize gang activity."

"The problem is you're going to run straight head-on into the First Amendment," he said. "If they don't have anything other than the album, this case I don't think would ever stand up."


Rapper faces life in prison for gangsta rap album

White People Can Kill
White movie makers and actors from John Wayne to Clint Eastwood to Quentin Tarantino have left an entertaining string of dead bodies for us all to enjoy.  But if a Black rapper sings about killings he is put in prison.

I Lost Count in 1990
Somewhere around 1990 I lost count of the number of corpses produced by Arnold Schwarzenegger movies.  But being white Arnold is rewarded with millions of dollars and the Governorship of California.  But Big Brother says if you are Black you go to jail.

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