High court declines to take Pennsylvania rap artist’s case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is declining to take the case of a Pennsylvania rapper who was convicted of threatening police officers in one of his songs.

The high court declined on Monday to take the case of Jamal Knox, known as Mayhem Mal. In 2012, he and rapper Rashee Beasley were arrested by Pittsburgh police on gun and drug charges. A song they later wrote about the arrest contains phrases including “Let’s kill these cops cuz they don’t do us no good.”

Both were charged with terroristic threats and other crimes.

Knox argued that the song was protected by the First Amendment, but he was ultimately convicted and sentenced to one to three years in prison. Pennsylvania’s highest court upheld his convictions.

Associated Press

Associated Press

TOP STORIES

KBJR 6 Weather Authority

Ashland
27°
Hayward
27°
Superior
38°
Hibbing
25°
International Falls
26°
Grand Marais
25°
Ironwood
27°
Siren
27°
Solon Springs
25°
Munising
36°
Brainerd
31°
Bemidji
27°
Aitkin
27°
Silver Bay
Cloquet
34°
Cook
28°
Ely
25°
Grand Rapids
29°
Mora
32°
Moose Lake
34°
Orr
27°
Two Harbors
36°
Hinckley
Sunshine and warmth!

TODAY/TONIGHT: High pressure rolls in today to bring sunny skies and warmer temperatures! Highs will be able to climb into the lower 60’s today. Winds

Read More »
Connect with KBJR 6
Top Stories
Sunshine and warmth!

TODAY/TONIGHT: High pressure rolls in today to bring sunny skies and warmer temperatures! Highs will be able to climb into the lower 60’s today. Winds

Read More »
Scroll to top
Skip to content