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By Dexter Filkins and Dexter Filkins,Knight-Ridder News Service | October 4, 1990
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- In the first conviction of its kind in the country, Fort Lauderdale record store owner Charles Freeman was found guilty by an all-white jury yesterday of obscenity in selling 2 Live Crew's rap album, "As Nasty As They Wanna Be."Freeman, a 32-year-old father of four, buried his head in his arms and cried as the verdict was announced.The panel of five women and one man, who ranged in age from 29 to 51, took less than 90 minutes to reach their verdict, which could send Freeman to jail.
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By VALLI HERMAN and VALLI HERMAN,Los Angeles Daily News | September 12, 1990
LOS ANGELES Any awards show that manages to mix the Partridge Family with 2 Live Crew and Magic Johnson with Madonna promises to deliver a parade of fashion eclecticism.The only fashion theme missing from the 1990 MTV Awards, last week at the Universal Amphitheatre, was old-fashioned elegant, glamour. In a kaleidoscopic jumble of color, flash and fashion, performers and presenters proved that this is indeed an increasingly visual medium.Clearly, broadcast rock is changing the standard sight, sound and spectacle formula of rock 'n' roll and giving spectacle the lead.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | February 18, 1997
Say that you own a company that has, over the years, done quite a lot of business in and with the state of Maryland. In fact, the State Retirement and Pension System recently invested in a large piece of your company's stock. So, to show your appreciation to Maryland and its people, you had a CD made of "Maryland, My Maryland," which your sales staff distributed to customers and public schools across the state.Congratulations. By the terms of House Bill 718 -- the "gangsta rap" divestiture bill -- the State Retirement and Pension System may no longer invest in your company.
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By McClatchy News Service | May 24, 1993
Singing for their supper is nothing new to the Capitol Steps, troupe of ex-congressional staffers who have learned that satirizing politics is a jollier way to make a living than working for politicians.But now the hit musical and theatrical group is singing to a different audience: the U.S. Supreme Court.Probably for the first time, a singing brief has been filed in the somber edifice where black-robed justices study Latin-laced tomes.The brief -- actually, an "exhibit" submitted in support of a brief -- lampoons President Clinton with "Pander Bear," a takeoff on the Elvis Presley hit "Teddy Bear."
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By Marc LeGoff | June 26, 1991
In the covenant-happy city of Columbia, where a Thunder Hill resident was forced by his community association to repaint his front door aless-offensive color than purple, I found the display in front of the Covenant Baptist Church near Cedar Acres numbing."
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By Eric Siegel | October 4, 1990
Maryland record store owners and lawyers involved in First Amendment issues reacted with dismay yesterday to the conviction of a Florida record store owner on obscenity charges.And those familiar with state law say that similar prosecutions could happen here, though none could recall successful prosecutions in the last several years under local obscenity statutes."I am so offended," said Mike Richman, owner/manager of the four-store Recordmasters chain, reacting to the conviction of Charles Freeman, who sold a copy of 2 Live Crew's "Nasty As They Wanna Be" album to an undercover policeman in June, prompting the charges.
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September 25, 1990
Report on Mrs. BushBarbara Bush dipped into Sidney Sheldon and Scott Turow over the summer, took a fancy to television's "America's Funniest Home Videos" but was baffled by Bart Simpson and his acid-tongued cartoon family. "It was the dumbest thing I have ever seen, but it's a family thing, and I guess it's clean," she said in a recent interview in People magazine. During her summer vacation in Kennebunkport, Maine, the first lady said she found time to work out daily and catch up on her reading,Star wars?
NEWS
January 1, 1994
In the 5th century B.C., the Greek philosopher Socrates warned his fellow citizens of Athens that unsupervised access to the popular music of the day would surely corrupt the morals of the city's youth. The authorities duly noted Socrates' complaint, then decided that it was he, with his iconoclastic wit, who posed the greater risk and forced him to drink hemlock.Mindful of the philosopher's fate, we are reluctant to broach the subject again. But there's been no shortage recently of critics who blame today's popular music -- particularly the in-your-face, rhyming genre known as "gangsta rap" -- for much of today's violence, bigotry and misogyny.
NEWS
November 13, 1990
Cable News Network did the prudent thing in agreeing not to broadcast again tapes of Gen. Manuel Noriega talking to his lawyers' office until the issue of CNN's right to do so has been settled by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court must act soon. Even press critics who believe CNN was wrong to broadcast the tape know in their hearts that a greater wrong was the issuance by Judge William Hoeveler in Miami of an order forbidding it to broadcast. That order must be vacated.We have no doubt it will be. It is widely understood by legal scholars specializing in free speech issues and by jurists that only in extreme cases -- reporting troop or ship movements in wartime, for example -- is prior restraint permissible.
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By Arthur Hirsch | October 9, 1990
Just a little misunderstanding. My fault. For a minute there it appeared I was guilty of unauthorized mall walking.It happened two Sunday mornings ago when I stopped in at the Marley Station mall for coffee. Right in front of the Vie de France coffee shop was this sign. No kidding: "ATTENTION WALKERS -- ALL MALL WALKERS MUST BE REGISTERED AND WEAR I.D.TAGS, VISIBLY, AT ALL TIMES. MALL WALKING IS PERMITTED BETWEEN 7:30 AM & 10 AM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY ONLY -- Thank you."This stopped me in my tracks.
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