Soldier jailed for angry rap song
By RUSS BYNUM
AP Military Writer
2:20 p.m. Monday, January 11, 2010
An Army soldier is in a Georgia jail on charges that he threatened violence against his superiors in a rap song the soldier recorded to denounce the Army's "stop-loss" policy.
Spc. Marc A. Hall has been jailed for a month on charges that he made threats, both in conversation with members of his infantry unit and in the lyrics to his song "Stop Loss."
Hall's song blasts Army policy for keeping him in uniform past his expected departure date. Hall also raps about grabbing a rifle to spray bullets and "watch all the bodies hit the floor."
Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson said Monday commanders took the threats seriously. Hall's military attorney declined to comment.
A civilian attorney Hall contacted, Jim Klimaski, said the soldier intended no real violence.