November 07, 2003
Student Gets a Bad Rap

Posted by Shane @ Bureaucrash:
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Sashwat Singh, a 15-year-old Brookfield High-school honor student, is facing expulsion for "threatening" lyrics in a rap CD he produced on his home computer. The contentious lyric that seems to be the source of the school's complaint apparently involves a reference to the principle's "gettin' beat down if he don't get out of town" -- clearly not a threat, but rather a stylistic idiom that's a regular part of the genre he was performing in. I could build a better case for the claim that last week's stadium full of Packer's fans is guilty of assault against Daunte Culpepper, due to the inevasible cries to "Kill Him!" being yelled from the stands.

Posted by Lance Brown at November 7, 2003 04:25 PM | TrackBack
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