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Rap Goes to Court: When Lyrics Become Evidence In a Trial (The Root, April 8, 2014)

This week the Supreme Court of New Jersey is scheduled to hear final arguments in State v. Skinner, a case that could have a far-reaching impact on the criminal justice system.

The case reflects an alarming new trend in which lyrics by amateur rappers are used against them as evidence in criminal prosecutions.

Vonte Skinner, an admitted drug dealer and wannabe rapper, was arrested after a 2005 shooting and was found guilty in 2008 of attempted murder. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison, largely on the basis of rap lyrics composed prior to the 2005 incident.

Here’s a sample from the 13 pages of lyrics in question, which were found by police in his girlfriend’s car and used as evidence of Skinner’s motive and tendency toward violence:  CLICK Here to read More

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EMMETT IN THE MEDIA

4.20.2015 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: All Revved Up: Loretta Lynch Nomination Hold-Up, Scrutiny For Another North Charleston Cop”

4.13.2015 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: All Revved Up: The Death of Walter Scott, Hillary Clinton’s Faith, Pope Watch”

4.6.2015 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: All Revved Up: Jesus Christ’s Politics, the Moynihan Report, Pope Watch”

3.30.2015 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Reacting To The Shooting Of A Police Officer in Roxbury, Plus BLM Video”

3.24.2015 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: All Revved Up: Starbucks Takes A Shot At Race, Was It A Hit Or Miss?”

3.16.2015 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: From a Patty’s Day Breakfast Post-Mortem To a Post-Papacy Pizza Party”

3.9.2015 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: All Revved Up: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Selma March”

3.2.2015 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: All Revved Up: The Civil Rights Legacy of AG Eric Holder”

2.23.2015 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: All Revved Up: ‘Selma,’ Malcolm X, Pope Watch”

2.20.2015 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: All Revved Up: Why the ‘Selma’ Soundtrack Deserves an Oscar”

2.20.2015 – Emmett on Basic Black’s “Rediscovering Black History Month in Color”

2.20.2015 – Emmett on Basic Black After the Broadcast: Malcolm X for a New Generation”

2.20.2015 – Emmett on Basic Black After the Broadcast: Malcolm X for a New Generation”

2.11.2015 – Emmett on “The Ferguson Protests: The Christian Faith, Race Relations, and Civic Order” (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)

1.26.2015 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Racial Profiling on Campus: ‘Every Black Man is a Suspect’”

1.19.2015 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Would Dr. King Approve of the I93 Blockade?”

1.19.2015 – Emmett featured in Watertown News Article, “Martin Luther King Celebrated at Watertown Unity Breakfast”

1.5.2015 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Revs. Irene Monroe and Emmett G. Price III Talk About Late Sen. Edward Brooke”

12.29.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: DeBlasio ‘Caught Between Role of Activist and Mayor’”

12.16.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: All Revved Up: Protestors and Police Get Testy, and the ‘Pope Watch’ Continues”

12.8.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: Will There Be a Second Act for Michael Brown and Eric Garner Protestors?”

12.1.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: All Revved Up: The Aftermath in Ferguson and Cleveland”

11.24.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: The Media Clamor Over the Ferguson Grand Jury Decision”

11.24.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: The Media Clamor Over the Ferguson Grand Jury Decision”

11.18.2014 – Emmett on “Perfect Harmony in Worship” (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)

11.10.2014 – Emmett on WGBH’s “BPR: The Weekly ‘Pope Watch’ on Boston Public Radio”

Left of Black: Season 3 Episode 7
Hip Hop & Religion

Basic Black – “The Black Church, Hip Hop and Gay Marriage”

Book Tries to Bridge Black Church and Hip Hop

Basic Black – “Uncle Tom in the 21st Century”

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