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Rapper Convicted of Mυrder After His Lyrics Were Used Against Him in Court

by / June 28, 2014 Black News 86 Comments

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Rappers have for years insisted that their lyrics are just as much art as the creation of any Herron.jpgother performer. Although that may be the true, it is also true that a rapper’s lyrics may turn state’s evidence if he’s ever accused of a crime.

A jury convicted rapper Ronald (Ra Diggs) Herron on drug trafficking, racketeering and mυrdering three rival rappers.

Although the conviction probably means Herron will spend the rest of his life behind bars, Herron did not offer much by way of reaction, according to the The New York Daily News.

Prosecutors in the case played Herron’s rap lyrics for the jury where he claimed to have gotten away with mυrder and admitted plotting revenge against rival gangsters. In this sense, jurors agreed not only with the evidence, but also viewed Herron’s rap lyrics as an admission of guilt.

This could impact future cases considering that many rappers include viοlent lyrics about selling drugs and other illegal activities in their music.

Lehigh University professor James Peterson argued that the rap lyrics were a form of art and shouldn’t be taken seriously, but the jury obviously wasn’t persuaded by that argument. Herron even testified that his lyrics were an “exaggeration” but he was still found guilty of 21 counts after the federal court came back with its verdict.

“Ronald Herron and his gang of thugs preyed on their community while glorifying their criminal lifestyle,” said Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch.

“He styled himself a rap artist, but the jury’s verdict makes clear who Herron really is, a drug dealer and mυrderer who sought power through fear and intimidation.”

Herron will be sentenced on October 1.

 

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  1. Don’t forget you have a daughter who does not tell you everything… I was not a single parent. My children all have the same father…. I use to be a married woman 18yrs…. I love and enjoy being single… I’m free… its helping people that’s tasking to me… especially when they can’t see…

  2. yup…this will be a precedent to start locking up more and more Blacks.

  3. Reading things like this make me feel like I'd be a damn criminal mastermind

  4. "going to college doesn't make you smart"

    I guess in your little mind reading a book is something wrong. If anyone chose to attend a college or an university he or she will be encouraged to read a lot of different books in a structured setting. Therefore with such structuring anyone can be become smart. Far as I care a lot of the so call rap music is nothing but a lot of crap. I must admit there is a lot of artistical fundamentals twisted within rap music; as much as it is in elementary nursery rhymes. Then when there is criminal elements twisted into the elementary nursery rhymes it just becomes down right a fool's why of life. In which I don't and never desired to have any part of it. It nothing but a lot or crap.

    • Amen Mr William White…

      You tell it brother!!! I am totally in agreement with you 1000%, but there’s been a lot of weird BS on the horizon with educated african americans… I’m specifically speaking of the ones with this “egotistic mundane militant mentality” who have left planet earth floating their confused behinds out somewhere in another fkn galaxy… Its like their brains are under some kind of an attack.

      You can go to college and read all the d@mn books you want, and that’s a good thing… but when you get to a level that you think your so d@mn smart that you forget how to communicate and reach the people, then what the heck is your purpose!!
      Living life is the real educator… the books just enhance the life, and books don’t out-smart God’s creations and purpose for man, some people got shyt all a$$-backwards.

      My friend “SPIRITUALVIEW” sent me this email the other day.

      ” A women’s heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek him just to find her.”
      Robert Mystery

      This is my reply: Amen.. and that is just where I am…. Hidden and “SAFE’… because “IN GOD” is the only place that is safe. The world is nothing but destruction and african americans who are “MILITANT & DESTRUCTIVE” are the worst because they breed nothing but negativity… you can’t even breath when dealing with them because they literally suck the fkn life out of you, and most of them are locked into hatred, racisim and a self-hater mentality. They don’t believe in God and they are just as ignorant as the white racist race of people. They won’t even take responsibility for their own actions, “EVERYTHING IS THE WHITEMANS FAULT”, its even the whitemans fault they got their fkn asses out of bed this morning, just fukn negative and demonic sickening. They fight “DEAD BATTLES” going nowhere and get pissed because they can’t pull other african americans into their bullshyt. This kind of bullshyt has nothing to do with being “BLACK AND PROUD”…

      This article is about an “EVIL ASS MURDERING DRUG DEALER / AKA: RAPPER EXPOSING HIS EVIL-DEEDS THROUGH HIS LYRICS”…

      We all know this brother has killed off a lot of young people, turned families out on drugs, terrorized black neighborhoods, put young blackwomen out on the hoe stroll, its just endless…
      Fools like this rapper don’t have a conscience, they believe they are unsinkable. But you find fools with children who want to protect him… but the question is: What if this evil-@ss ba$tard showed up in their neighborhood, at their front door with his boys asking for their daughters or their sisters, or better yet set his evil demented @ss accross the room at their dinner table talking about your daughter is his bytch and she got to leave with him, pull a gun on your dumb-found-@ss in your own house and dare you to make one move or he’ll blow your head off.

      I just don’t get it…!! What the h*ll does this have anything to do with the “d@mn evil-@ss whiteman vrs a ignorant black-@ss vermon

  5. Asé!!!

  6. @Redbone, Thank you for this post on July 2, 2014. I’ve always enjoyed each and every post that you have presented and I’m looking forward to reading more in the future…….. May God continue to shine his light on you and your family….. Amen and Amen.

  7. You really think this has to do with race? Is it possible that the media is leaving out important facts? If he did do these acts, do you think he should be found guilty, regardless of his race?

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