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Rapper jailed: Not news; Rapper jailed for threatening police in lyrics: news

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TheSportsPredictor, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member


    Seems like they nailed him based on the fact that he named specific officers as ones he would like to kill in his rap. Florida Criminal Code allows for prosecution if you threaten a public servant, which the police officers are.

    I think they are stretching this law a bit thin here. This moves toward thought-police action. No one even knew the guy had made the rap until some record label guy posted it on a MySpace page without even listening to the lyrics. The song is also a few years old according to Johnson's older brother. If that's true it wasn't intended as a warning or as something to be acted upon: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/southwest/orl-rapper-threatens-cops-080109,0,3166701.story

    Ice T sits back in his recliner and shakes his head.
  2. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    If E-Z were alive, this would kill him.
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    His name is Antavio Johnson Antavio Johnson?
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Cut + paste mistake.
  5. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    This law has been waiting for this sort of situation. The cops have now created a plaintiff with standing to challenge the viability of the law.
  6. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Detective Fin (Cop Killer) Tutuola was unavailable for comment.

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