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Irate Cops Jail Rapper for Hooliganism

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posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 07:08 AM
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Irate Cops Jail Rapper for Hooliganism


www.themoscowtimes.com

Noize MC, a social rapper who has targeted bureaucrats, corrupt politicians and police officers in his songs, was jailed on hooliganism charges in Volgograd for verbally abusing police during a live show to thousands of fans.

The conflict started when police officers attempted to stop the group’s drummer, Pavel Teterin, from collecting coins from a crowd with his baseball cap during a concert Saturday, said Alexander Berger, spokesman for Noize MC, whose real name is Ivan Alexeyev.
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posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 07:08 AM
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Hooliganism? Are they serious? While this makes for a funny article, it certainly isn't a funny situation, at least for the poor kid involved. While this charge seems absurd, especially for a supposedly democratic Russia, the US has charged, jailed then imprisoned many people for much less. Just go ahead and "pick your poison". I suspect, that within another decade, these kinds of charges will be absolutely normal, in both America and Russia. If the government doesn't make the choice for us, we will assume it is all in well that they throw us in some "for-profit" jail. These are sad times we are living in, so just go ahead and continue to drink the tainted public water, watch the mind-numbing television and eat the synthetic foods, as the chemical lobotomy will make things easier to swallow.

--airpoon

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posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 09:11 AM
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Nothing wrong here, in fact I would not expect less.

The kid was rapping about cops slapping, kicking and robbing people and was using bad language towards the cops that were securing the event.

A man with a mic is a very powerful person and could have turned the crowd on the cops very easily.

Then again we don't know the exact sort of vibe at the event or what was said exactly so it could have been wrong of the cops... though if it was a rowdy crowd and he was working them up against the cops, well he got what was deserved


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posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 09:21 AM
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According to the article, bad language was not used, though the language used is irrelevant. Some of us, myself included, feel that liberty is much more important that policital correctness or someone being offended. In fact, suppression of art is far more damaging than the suppression of simple speech, IMO.

The thing is, Russia is touting itself as a free, democratic country and freedom is hard to come by when you can't even express yourself or your feelings. When you can't ridicule authority, you no longer have freedom or liberty.

--airspoon



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 09:33 AM
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Sorry miss read the article, they said foul language as shown below



“Citizen Alexeyev used foul language to address the policemen providing security at the concert, telling them to bugger off and performed this song for them,” the police spokesman said Tuesday, RIA-Novosti reported.



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