Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Protected speech vs. Hate speech

YNW Melly Is Charged With the Murder of Two Friends.

Protected speech

I wake up in the morning, I got murder on my mind

AK-47's, MAC-11, Glocks, and nines

And all these pussy niggas hating, tryna knock me off my grind

But I can't let 'em do it, I got murder on my mind

Bitch, I got murder on my mind (Bitch, I got murder on my mind)

I got murder on my mind (On my mind)

I got murder on my mind (I got murder on my mind)

I got murder on my mind, I got murder on my mind

[Verse 2]
Yellow tape around his body, it's a fucking homicide

His face is on a T-shirt and his family traumatized

I didn't even mean to shoot him, he just caught me by surprise

I reloaded my pistol, cocked it back, and shot him twice *

His body dropped down to the floor and he got teardrops in his eyes

He grabbed me by my hands and said he was afraid to die

I told him it's too late, my friend, it's time to say goodbye

And he died inside my arms, blood all on my shirt   -Lyrics from YNW Melly's break-out hit, I got Murder on my Mind

Hate Speech

* For those who are unfamiliar with gun laws as adjudicated in the courts:

  • Reloading a gun to shoot somebody
  • Cocking the gun
  • Shooting them twice

will be presented as evidence of premeditation.

"I didn't even mean to shoot him" is the ghetto equivalent of "OMG!", it automatically spills out. It is a rote repetition of simulated remorse.

Also, on the issue of shooting twice. If you shot once your legal team can represent that it really was a mistake.

If you empty the entire magazine your legal team can make a credible case that you were in fear of your life, you panicked and you kept pulling the trigger, too much in fear to keep count.

If you shoot until the threat is immobilized/not-a-threat (the most common advice in defensive training), the bullets better be all entering into the victim's front.

If you shoot twice, the prosecution will make the case it was an execution, one round to immobilize your "friend" and the second to finish him.

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