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    Re: Soldier jailed for threatening rap lyrics.

    From another article:

    Charges filed against Hall of Coward, S.C., on Dec. 17, a week after he was jailed, say his threats weren't just confined to his rap recording. The charging document said he also told soldiers he would "go on a rampage" and that he "was planning on shooting the brigade and battalion commanders."
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    Re: Soldier jailed for threatening rap lyrics.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I am aware it is part of the contract. It does not make it suck less, and if you are in the military, you can and will bitch.
    True, but bitching doesn't include making overt threats towards one's commanding officer.
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    Re: Soldier jailed for threatening rap lyrics.

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    True, but bitching doesn't include making overt threats towards one's commanding officer.
    Never claimed otherwise.
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    Re: Soldier jailed for threatening rap lyrics.

    Seems to me this guy screwed up. I think it's cut and dry.
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    Re: Soldier jailed for threatening rap lyrics.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I think Redress hits the nail on the head....

    If Ice-T came out with a song specifically talking about how he IS going to kill the cops in his neighborhood for how they treat him I don't doubt he would've found himself in further legal trouble, but he didn't.

    This is what I'd ask Ikari....

    if this Soldier went and wrote a blog post stating:



    Would you also be saying he shouldn't be investigated, looked into, and possibly even jailed for threats?

    What if he walked up to his commanding officers and said it straight to their face that he intends to execute them all in short order? Would that be wrong in your mind?

    Since he put this threat to a beat does that suddenly make it okay? If I moonwalk back and forth through my house as I put together my plan and supplies for an attempted robbery which the police later find, am I to be left off on a technicality because I happened to be doing the illegal act while I was dancing?
    I didn't say he couldn't be investigated or looked into because of the song. In fact, I didn't say he shouldn't be punished at all. In fact, I specifically said otherwise on that point since he was in fact in the military and signed a contract. What I said was that the song alone was not enough to warrant jail.
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    Re: Soldier jailed for threatening rap lyrics.

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Uhm, Ice-T wasn't in the Military.
    I'm pretty damned sure I specifically addressed that point on the front page.
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    Re: Soldier jailed for threatening rap lyrics.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I didn't say he couldn't be investigated or looked into because of the song. In fact, I didn't say he shouldn't be punished at all. In fact, I specifically said otherwise on that point since he was in fact in the military and signed a contract. What I said was that the song alone was not enough to warrant jail.
    Do you think death threats if written on a blog site should warrant potential jail time?

    Do you think death threats stated in person, face to face, should warrant potential jail time?

    Do you think death threats left as a written level should warrant potential jail time?

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