Elijah Al-Amin was listening to rap music in his vehicle on the 4th of July when Michael Adams, who later went on to say that people who listen to rap are a threat to both him and the community, approached the teenager with a knife and slit his throat. According to police reports, Adams thought it was just a good idea to be proactive.
They are already trying to use a mental health defense for Adams, because apparently being a racist is now a mental health issue instead of a character one.
OP Where is your proof of racism? Your linked article mentions this defendant thought “those who listened to rap music” to be a threat?
Some white peoples listen to that crappy music. One—Eminem—performs it.
Where does this defendant mention any race at all? Looks like he killed for the kid’s taste in music, not race. Wierd defense, but then a San Francisco defendant, Dan White, claimed he killed the Mayor, Harvey Milk, as a response to high glucose from eating too many Twinkies.
We’ve had the Twinkie Defense, and now, 40 years later, we have the Bad Music Defense. Anyone want to guess what the next creative defense will be?
White people DO listen to that crappy music. Lots of them.
Just because only one performs it (at the superstar level – countless white people actually perform it at various levels) doesn’t change the point Janet made.
(For the record, I saw the defendant’s action as targeting a black kid, but that was heavily influenced by the spin of the headlines and articles that cover it. I’m not sure Janet’s point is the right hair to split here, except that it IS a reasonable reaction to the cultural tendency to see racism behind every issue. This one is just a tougher hill to climb.)
He didn’t get into the whole “country/soft rock” thing until the late 90s.
Before that he rapped. Funny story his first album is literally one of the most vulgar rap records I’ve ever listened to. He used more profanity and made more sex references in his tracks than NWA at the time and that is saying something.
Last one I watched was a “tear down” he bought for 700k. Had it listed for something like 10 mill after he was done. He did a helipad with helicopter garage/man cave, basketball/tennis court, infinity pool. THEN he started on the house. The designer he called to stage it said it would cost 75 grand for the furniture and that alone.