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Pittsburgh Rappers Arrested for Music Video Lyrics Threatening Police. May Face Federal Terrorism Charges

http://youtu.be/a-JgYsEnin8

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.

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/01/08/u-s-marshals-arres...

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.

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get used to it DP'ers

This is the country we live in TODAY. Sorry that people do not like him, I respect him, but AJ is absolutely right about, we already live in a hot Tyranny.
These rappers are the easy first targets. People who say they respect the constitution will still say things like, "They threatened the police, what do you expect?"

I leave you with the GG quote that sums up our current state of affairs.

“There are those who still think they are holding the pass against a revolution that may be coming up the road. But they are gazing in the wrong direction. The revolution is behind them. It went by in the Night of Depression, singing songs to freedom.”
- Garet Garrett

peAce

Liberty = Responsibility

Heres the

Heres the song

http://youtu.be/3ScQEiBgzBo

FUCK THE POLICE. Im down wit it.

This isnt even half as bad as say some Brotha Lynch Hung or some Horrorcore. That defence attorney is the exact reason why our country is going down the shithole.

Someone should remind these

Someone should remind these disgusting collectivist pigs in government an old bit of wisdom.

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.

If words are so deadly... how come the government uses sticks and stones instead of words?

rap video that calls for the

rap video that calls for the killing of cops and mentions convicted cop killer Richard Poplawski.

Richard Poplawski
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Pittsburgh_police_shootings

The 2009 Pittsburgh police shootings was a shootout that took place on Saturday, April 4, 2009,[...] [2] At approximately 7:11 a.m. EDT, 22-year-old Richard Poplawski opened fire on two Pittsburgh Police officers responding to a 9-1-1 call from Poplawski's mother, who was attempting to get the police officers to remove her son from the home.[2] Three police officers were ultimately confirmed dead, and another two were seriously injured.[3]

According to Pittsburgh Police Chief, Nathan Harper, Poplawski was armed with a semi-automatic AK-47-style rifle, a shotgun and three handguns (a .357 Magnum revolver, a .380-caliber handgun and a .45-caliber handgun), protected by a bulletproof vest, and had been lying in wait for the officers.[3] According to police [...] More than 600 rounds were fired by the SWAT teams and Poplawski.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Pittsburgh_police_shooting...

Edward Perkovic, a friend of Poplawski, said the gunman feared "the Obama gun ban that's on the way" and "didn't like our rights being infringed upon". Perkovic also stated that Poplawski "didn't like the Zionists controlling the media and controlling, you know, our freedom of speech" and that "He didn't like the control of the guns that was about to happen. He believed everything our forefathers put before us and thought that it was being distorted." Another longtime friend, Aaron Vire, said that Poplawski feared President Obama was going to take away his rights.[10]

Poplawski posted that he believed that "the federal government, mainstream media, and banking system in these United States are strongly under the influence of -- if not completely controlled by -- Zionist interest. An economic collapse of the financial system is inevitable, bringing with it some degree of civil unrest if not outright balkanization of the continental US, civil/revolutionary/racial war . . .

No Free Speech. No Right To Bare Arms.

No Free Speech.

No Right To Bare Arms.

Hmmm. Can you blame them for hating those who have destroyed our Bill of Rights and usurped power with Police Gangs that are more brutal than drug cartels?

.

How about this song...

One of my favorite rap songs ever!:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT2S6nnTW6k

You'd think it would have been Republicans who'd start cracking down on rappers. This has been going on for a long time. But if the "threats" arent specific- they've got nothing

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"Terrorism is the war of the poor, while war is the terrorism of

OH NO!!!

RAP OFFENDERS!!!! what about this song by Ice T called cop killer?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5gRIud57jQ

I got my black shirt on.
I got my black gloves on.
I got my ski mask on.
This shit's been too long.

I got my twelve gauge sawed off.
I got my headlights turned off.
I'm 'bout to bust some shots off.
I'm 'bout to dust some cops off.

Cop killer, better you than me.
Cop killer, f**k police brutality!
Cop killer, I know your family's grievin'
(f**k 'em)
Cop killer, but tonight we get even.

I got my brain on hype.,Tonight'll be your night.
I got this long-assed knife,and your neck looks just right.
My adrenaline's pumpin'. I got my stereo bumpin'.
I'm 'bout to kill me somethin', A pig stopped me for nuthin'!

"What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs - what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man."
-Robert Green Ingersoll

Loved that song. A little NWA

Loved that song. A little NWA is fitting here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2YgZX9Thm0

I still say...

Fcuk the Police! They'll never be there to help you, only to bust you. And we're supposed to disarm and put our lives in the hands of these clowns? Hell, no

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"Terrorism is the war of the poor, while war is the terrorism of

A chance to enforce Rights.

And overthrow these stupid terrorism laws.

Free includes debt-free!

That is where rap goes "over the line" huh?

I don't care for most rap. However, offensive as I may find them, they are words. No one ever died from word wounds. If so, every "bitch" and "ho" in America deserves defended from this assault, too. I don't know, Toto. It LOOKS like Kansas, but... Lyrical threats are a crime, while cops SWAT storming into the wrong address and killing occupants is standard operating procedure.

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

Wow time have changed

I thought we have freedom of speech here in the US. Freedom of speech does not just cover the nice things that everybody wants to hear. More to the point we have the right to say things the government does not like and they can't do a fu#king thing about it!

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

An to show how far from freedom we have slid let's go way back to ooo 1992. Rapper Ice-T have a little punk rock band called Body Count. They toured the US and performed and were not arrested. Here is one of there big hit songs "Cop Killer" . (still on youtube)

http://youtu.be/7kakUJARSOc

I always wondered what really happened

and who might have "had a talk" with Ice-T...he "voluntarily" re-called the album and re-released it without "Cop Killer".
If you put that much effort into making that album, and had the guts to go on tour and promote it, why would you pull the song?

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anybody remember

"cop killer" by Ice-T?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5gRIud57jQ

total bad ass.

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you beat me to the post

lol

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Wow...

As the band Rage against the Machine says..."Rally around your family...with a pocket full of shells"...

I thought they were just having a nice day at the beach

I thought they were just having a nice day at the beach in that song.

;-)

At Least We Still Have Our Third Amendment Rights

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Defense Attorney says

"you cannot make threats to any law enforcement, whether it be in person or using the wires of our government"

They sorta cut him off there, but is that what he says?? "The wires of our government?" As if the internet is owned by the government.

Get a new defense attorney. This guy is incompetent

Or working for the government or seeking election.

Free includes debt-free!

Ridiculous!

There were plenty of rap artists back when I was in high school (I lived on the stuff....), including NWA, Ghetto Boyz, etc., who rapped often about killing cops for a variety of reasons, and it wasn't frickin' "terrorism" then! Cop killings haven't gone up since that time, either (well, certainly not out of proportionality with a growing population).

This is BS. I've outgrown the mindset of thinking that is/was cool, of course, but when you examine the terrorist behavior of too many cops nowadays, it would seem they exert a larger influence on increasing violence in society than some rapfolk creating what are often real protest lyrics in a studio somewhere....

What would the Founders do?

Soo...

"F da police" was taken literally, and that's why they weren't charged?

Run for the hills NWA! Run!

Eric Hoffer

LOL!

Right there with ya!

Howz about Chuck D.

"If he's the President, pullin' out my ray gun
Zap the next one; I can be your Shogun! "

Yeah, real DANGEROUS stuff!

(Better round up Flava Flav, too, while they're at it.)

What would the Founders do?