Pittsburgh Rappers Arrested for Music Video Lyrics Threatening Police. May Face Federal Terrorism ChargesSubmitted by Wes Pennsyltucky on Fri, 01/18/2013 - 16:09
Police say Jamal Knox and Rashee Beasley are the men in a locally-produced rap video that calls for the killing of cops and mentions convicted cop killer Richard Poplawski.
The video was posted on YouTube but later removed.
Back in November, Pittsburgh police charged Knox and Beasley with terroristic threats, intimidation of witness or victims, retaliation against witness or victims and conspiracy.
In the YouTube clip, "Mayhem Mal" and "Solja Beaz," stage names adapted by Mr. Knox and Mr. Beasley, were accused of making the musical video with lyrics such as “let‘s kill these cops ‘cause they ain‘t doing us no good,” police said.
The two may also be charged with federal terrorism charges.