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First Amendment Lawyers Say Jailing Rapper for 'Kill Me a Cop' Lyrics Violates Rights

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posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 01:27 PM
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First Amendment Lawyers Say Jailing Rapper for 'Kill Me a Cop' Lyrics Violates Rights


www.foxnews.com

First Amendment lawyers say a Florida rapper known as T.O. got a bad rap when he was sent to jail for recording threatening song lyrics about the police.

The 20-year-old rapper, whose real name is Antavio Johnson, began a 2-year prison term July 24.
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posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 01:27 PM
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This is kind of a paradox for me. On one hand, I fully support the constitution and, especially, freedom of speech. On the other hand, where does one draw the line with freedom of speech? The article goes on to state that specific threats were made in the song towards two cops. The song is quoted as saying, "I'm-ma kill me a cop one day ..." Could that really be considered as a death threat?

www.foxnews.com
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posted on Aug, 1 2009 @ 01:28 PM
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Before posting this, I was unable to find this being discussed on ATS. However, I was informed it is already being discussed here.

Please disregard this thread.



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