Rap lyrics can't be used against artist charged with killing Run-DMC's Jam Master Jay, judge rules
January 31, 20243 min read574 words
Published: January 31, 2024  |  3 min read574 words
The man accused of killing Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay can’t have his rap lyrics used against him at trial, a Brooklyn judge decided Tuesday in a ruling that doubled as a history-filled paean to hip-hop as “a platform for expression to many who had largely been voiceless.”The ruling...
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Jan 31
Excellent run-down of why lyrics in a song can't be used as 'evidence' in a murder trial against the singer. There's extensive case history and explanations in this reporting about why that is so, but really, it's shocking that the attempt was even made. Free speech is vanishingly rare in 21st century America.
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