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"Terrorist" Lyrics Land High Schooler In Jail 573

An anonymous reader writes "A Methusen, Mass. high schooler, who goes by the rapper name 'Cammy Dee' has been arrested after posting lyrics that police felt were 'communicating terrorist threats.' This wouldn't be the first time rap lyrics were investigated, but if formally charged for 'communicating terrorist threats' this would a set a chilling low bar for terrorist investigations."
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"Terrorist" Lyrics Land High Schooler In Jail

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday May 05, 2013 @11:15PM (#43638527)

    There are rappers with such suggestions.

    You prefer to ignore them, and fast the whole group as a problem, thereby validating all the ones complaining about being blindly judged and condemned.

    Yay. Thanks for helping.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday May 05, 2013 @11:25PM (#43638593)

    Did you read the (short) article?

    He posted “I’m not in reality, So when u see me (expletive) go insane and make the news, the paper, and the (expletive) federal house of horror known as the white house, Don’t (expletive) cry or be worried because all YOU people (expletive) caused this (expletive),” [...] “(Expletive) a boston bominb wait till u see the (expletive) I do, I’ma be famous rapping, and beat every murder charge that comes across me!”

    You could argue that he's just a stupid teenager making a silly empty threat, but, still from the article, "D’Ambrosio was charged last year with threatening to stab his sister to death. The case was dismissed last month."

    So maybe it's worth looking into whether he's really serious or not?

  • Re:NRA sedition (Score:5, Informative)

    by russotto ( 537200 ) on Sunday May 05, 2013 @11:28PM (#43638611) Journal

    What you said:
    "The very same day, the head of the NRA said that all americans should be trained in automatic weapons for the eventual day when we have to take over our government."

    What NRA President Jim Porter ACTUALLY said:
    "And I am one who still feels very strongly that that is one of our most greatest charges that we can have today, is to train the civilian in the use of the standard military firearm, so that when they have to fight for their country theyâ(TM)re ready to do it. Also, when theyâ(TM)re ready to fight tyranny, theyâ(TM)re ready to do it. Also, when theyâ(TM)re ready to fight tyranny, they have the wherewithal and the weapons to do it."

    So training, yes. With automatic weapons, yes. But to take over our government... well, are you suggesting we're living in a tyranny, tovarisch?

    So no, the NRA is still not in that category of organizations which advocates the violent overthrow of the United States government. Nice try, though.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday May 06, 2013 @12:23AM (#43638951)

    Armed citizenry is kind of how we broke free and ultimately formed the nation. Just because it wasn't specifically against the US government, it isn't any less valid.

    And the French Army, which is a small detail overlooked by libertarian revisionists.

  • Re:So it goes (Score:5, Informative)

    by tragedy ( 27079 ) on Monday May 06, 2013 @12:43AM (#43639043)

    "start restricting freedom of movement'? Take a trip to Cuba.

  • Re:So it goes (Score:3, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday May 06, 2013 @12:43AM (#43639045)

    You'd think so, but apparently the US government is so jumpy that they are willing to strip away its citizen's rights piecemeal.

    Basically, the terrorists have won.

  • by dgatwood ( 11270 ) on Monday May 06, 2013 @01:02AM (#43639115) Homepage Journal

    Giant pandas are, in fact, considered bears (though that was not always the case). Red pandas, however, are still more closely related to raccoons..

  • by hutsell ( 1228828 ) on Monday May 06, 2013 @01:36AM (#43639233) Homepage

    A couple questions: When in US history has the government been taken over by rogue elements? In these cases did an Armed Citizenry actually stop said rogue elements?

    The Battle of Athens [] (10:01)

    Matewan: The Problem [] (5:40)
    Matewan: The Setup [] (3:40)
    Matewan: The Shootout [] (6:40)

  • Re:NRA sedition (Score:5, Informative)

    by TapeCutter ( 624760 ) on Monday May 06, 2013 @02:12AM (#43639353) Journal
    This may surprise you but world history cannot be acurately modeled by polarised US domestic politics.

    Neither Hitler nor Stalin were socialists, they were both ruthless totalitarian dictators, what's more they were expert propogandists, so much so that the majority of their people worshiped them (particularly Stalin who set himself up as a demigod). They didn't disarm their people they gave them "inhumane" enemies, weapons, and 20 million graves. The Nazis found so many enemies that by the end of the war one in every two native germans had spent time in a Nazi prison.

    Dictators cannot survive without the tacit support of the society they control. Dictatorial control is all about human phycology it has nothing to do with right/left politics, google "Stanford Prison expereriments" and realise that just like everybody else on the planet you also have a potential torturer/victim burried deep within your phyche. These natural human behaviours are waiting for the right environmental context to take over your thoughts and actions (Abu Graib is a recent example).

    I see two problems in the US, the first is the overt and shrill propoganda coming from certain sections of the media, in a just society their manevolent lies would be a source of embarrasment but many people do exactly the opposite and swallow the ludicrous comparison of Bush/Obama to Hitler/Stalin. This serves to demonstrate how effective propoganda is in the US.

    The second problem is the willingness of the US to lock up it's own citizens, it has the highest incarceration rate in the world, higher than China and 7X that of the EU. A very strong indication that the US is not listening to what their own research has been telling them for 40yrs.
  • by aztracker1 ( 702135 ) on Monday May 06, 2013 @03:07AM (#43639555) Homepage
    You are aware that when the 2nd amendment was written that "militia" (at least according to the first militia act) meant every able bodied man between the ages of 18 and 45 years of age to be properly armed (with their own purchase) of what at the time was a common firearm?
  • by Black LED ( 1957016 ) on Monday May 06, 2013 @03:18AM (#43639589)
    MC Solaar. I think most of his songs (with actual instruments, not just drums and bass) are fairly positive, though they are in French.
  • by dbIII ( 701233 ) on Monday May 06, 2013 @03:43AM (#43639663)
    Don't kid yourself and look up "extraordinary rendition". The USA had no problems working with the current Syrian government and the rebels know it and are not very happy about it. Any replacement is going to be a bit more difficult for the US to deal with even if (and especially if) they treat their people more justly.
  • by weeble ( 50918 ) on Monday May 06, 2013 @06:07AM (#43640123) Homepage

    An armed response is not always the answer.

    Mainstream media failed to properly report the peaceful revolution in Iceland recently where the population completely replaced their government. []

    Or we can look at the revolution in Egypt where only 2% of the population marched on the capital.

  • by NicBenjamin ( 2124018 ) on Monday May 06, 2013 @10:00AM (#43641709)

    The Admiral who won the battle of Chesapeake was the Count de Grasse, so it was literally the blow of Grasse that won the Revolutionary War for us.

    So "coup de grasse" is a pun.

"I'm not afraid of dying, I just don't want to be there when it happens." -- Woody Allen