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(Voice of San Diego)   Singing a rap song in San Diego is a violation of § Seditious Language - Prohibited. 83 violations, actually. Time to a throw a right-cross and knock that old law out   (voiceofsandiego.org) divider line
    More: Dumbass, First Amendment to the United States Constitution, Supreme Court of the United States, downtown San Diego, seditious language, said City of San Diego, city code, Jawanza Watson, U.S. Supreme Court  
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2020-08-03 5:12:55 PM  
Were they rioting while singing?
 
2020-08-03 6:50:31 PM  
Childish Gambino - This Is America (Official Video)
Youtube VYOjWnS4cMY
 
2020-08-03 6:54:16 PM  
This is inexplicably still legal:

Stan Marsh "Jacking-it in San Diego" Music Video
Youtube xhNneU5shTs
 
2020-08-03 6:56:26 PM  
Does it have the "n" word in it? Then yeah. Yeah it is seditious. What if it's William Shatner doing a cover of it at one of his many sold out arena concerts?  Hmm? Hmm?
 
2020-08-03 6:57:09 PM  
Snowflakes offended by black music.
 
2020-08-03 6:58:06 PM  
America was built on sedition. It's the entire reason we are a separate country from England.

This just seems like more of the old 'sedition for me, none for thee' hypocrisy we ought to expect now.
 
2020-08-03 6:59:14 PM  
The age of the law doesn't matter. You could say "man punished for murder using 2000 year old law".
 
2020-08-03 6:59:29 PM  
Doesn't have to be rap.  I'm sure if you're belting out (selected) sea shanties at 2 in the morning, they'll give you a ticket, too.
 
2020-08-03 7:00:35 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: Does it have the "n" word in it? Then yeah. Yeah it is seditious. What if it's William Shatner doing a cover of it at one of his many sold out arena concerts?  Hmm? Hmm?


Yet the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that seditious language can only be regulated if authorities can prove that it's used as part of an imminent crime against the government. Legal experts questioned the constitutionality of the charge and one wondered whether police weren't simply writing tickets against people who mouthed off.
 
2020-08-03 7:01:04 PM  
Kaiser, please
 
2020-08-03 7:02:12 PM  
Dynamite Hack-"Boyz In The Hood"_ SEMI-OFFICIAL VIDEO
Youtube aeL9gagV_VA
 
2020-08-03 7:02:45 PM  

Russ1642: The age of the law doesn't matter. You could say "man punished for murder using 2000 year old law".


Well have you kicked out a relative from your house into the street because that's illegal? too!!!!!
 
2020-08-03 7:02:54 PM  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cohen_v​.​_California?wprov=sfti1

Won't stand up to judicial review. SCOTUS has already been very VERY clear on the issue of anti-profanity laws.
 
2020-08-03 7:03:38 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: This is inexplicably still legal:

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/xhNneU5s​hTs]


I was going to post that in response to this quote from TFA:

"I was drunk, you know. I was having a good time. I know that I was feeling myself," Watson, who now lives in Minneapolis, told VOSD. "And I was rapping a song, but it had cursing in it."
 
2020-08-03 7:05:51 PM  
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2020-08-03 7:06:17 PM  
Office Space (1999) - In the car rapping
Youtube XASNM1XEQPs
 
2020-08-03 7:07:32 PM  

fragMasterFlash: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/aeL9gagV​_VA]


Came for this. Thank you.
 
2020-08-03 7:10:09 PM  

Kalyco Jack: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cohen_v​.​_California?wprov=sfti1

Won't stand up to judicial review. SCOTUS has already been very VERY clear on the issue of anti-profanity laws.


I was put in jail in 1972 Columbus Ohio for yelling "fark you" to a car full of idiots whistling at my girlfriend. Cost me a 100.00 bucks in 1972 money to get out. That would be around 10,000 bucks in 2020 money, I hate the Columbus cops.
 
2020-08-03 7:11:13 PM  

ruudbob: Kalyco Jack: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cohen_v.​_California?wprov=sfti1

Won't stand up to judicial review. SCOTUS has already been very VERY clear on the issue of anti-profanity laws.

I was put in jail in 1972 Columbus Ohio for yelling "fark you" to a car full of idiots whistling at my girlfriend. Cost me a 100.00 bucks in 1972 money to get out. That would be around 10,000 bucks in 2020 money, I hate the Columbus cops.


Well yeah freedom is only for people who have lawyers to fight
 
2020-08-03 7:12:46 PM  
I just stopped by to acknowledge the Easy E reference.
 
2020-08-03 7:15:44 PM  
The best solution is to get a thousand people together, break the law, then call the police on each other.
 
2020-08-03 7:19:46 PM  

Begoggle: Snowflakes offended by black music.


because "they" can say it, but they can't say it?
 
2020-08-03 7:20:02 PM  
'and creating a nuisance'...
 
2020-08-03 7:20:28 PM  
Seditious language is only part of the law.

voiceofsandiego.orgView Full Size
 
2020-08-03 7:21:03 PM  
If it sounds old, that's because it was introduced in 1918.

To be fair, rap music in 1918 was pretty horrible.
 
2020-08-03 7:31:02 PM  
Wait, why throw out a perfectly good law limiting free speech when we can repurpose it for speech we don't like?
 
2020-08-03 7:34:55 PM  

Billy Liar: Doesn't have to be rap.  I'm sure if you're belting out (selected) sea shanties at 2 in the morning, they'll give you a ticket, too.


In San Diego?
 
2020-08-03 7:35:07 PM  
For all of the whining they do about it, it sure seems like cops are trying to get themselves defunded as soon as possible.
 
2020-08-03 7:37:48 PM  
Free speech and enjoy whatever music you enjoy, but you don't have to subject everyone else to it. How would your day at the beach be if I decided to crank Hotel California on repeat for hours? If you're in a private setting then f*ck the haters but in a public setting have some courtesy.
 
2020-08-03 7:39:10 PM  

Kalyco Jack: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cohen_v​.​_California?wprov=sfti1

Won't stand up to judicial review. SCOTUS has already been very VERY clear on the issue of anti-profanity laws.


Except it is a fine that is more costly to fight than to just pay, so there won't be courts ruling on it.
 
2020-08-03 7:40:03 PM  

LaChanz: Free speech and enjoy whatever music you enjoy, but you don't have to subject everyone else to it. How would your day at the beach be if I decided to crank Hotel California on repeat for hours? If you're in a private setting then f*ck the haters but in a public setting have some courtesy.


What are you The Dude?
Leave the eagles alone
 
2020-08-03 7:40:07 PM  
Of course after reading tfa, it sounds like an excuse to make quota.


/who even reads tfa anyway?
 
2020-08-03 7:40:15 PM  

waxbeans: ruudbob: Kalyco Jack: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cohen_v.​_California?wprov=sfti1

Won't stand up to judicial review. SCOTUS has already been very VERY clear on the issue of anti-profanity laws.

I was put in jail in 1972 Columbus Ohio for yelling "fark you" to a car full of idiots whistling at my girlfriend. Cost me a 100.00 bucks in 1972 money to get out. That would be around 10,000 bucks in 2020 money, I hate the Columbus cops.

Well yeah freedom is only for people who have lawyers to fight


My dad was a lawyer and his only input was to say that he hoped I learned my lesson. The funny thing was there were several cops talking together when they were waiting around for a car to take me to jail and they were using motherfarker, schit, hell and cuss words I never even heard before that are so bad I will never repeat them.
 
2020-08-03 7:41:29 PM  

waxbeans: Leave the eagles alone


I like the Eagles fine, just picked one that gets a lot of hate here.

/don't you have an apple to bleach?
 
2020-08-03 7:42:45 PM  

ComaToast: If it sounds old, that's because it was introduced in 1918.

To be fair, rap music in 1918 was pretty horrible.


This is what I imagine it all was
 
2020-08-03 7:43:25 PM  
For your information, the Supreme Court has ROUNDLY REJECTED PRIOR RESTRAINT!
 
2020-08-03 7:47:50 PM  
Seditious is a big word, and those are often misunderstood by the simple. The average cop probably just thinks it means "bad words".
 
2020-08-03 7:49:07 PM  
I wonder how many battleflag-humpers received tickets for sedition.
 
2020-08-03 7:51:04 PM  

ruudbob: waxbeans: ruudbob: Kalyco Jack: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cohen_v.​_California?wprov=sfti1

Won't stand up to judicial review. SCOTUS has already been very VERY clear on the issue of anti-profanity laws.

I was put in jail in 1972 Columbus Ohio for yelling "fark you" to a car full of idiots whistling at my girlfriend. Cost me a 100.00 bucks in 1972 money to get out. That would be around 10,000 bucks in 2020 money, I hate the Columbus cops.

Well yeah freedom is only for people who have lawyers to fight

My dad was a lawyer and his only input was to say that he hoped I learned my lesson. The funny thing was there were several cops talking together when they were waiting around for a car to take me to jail and they were using motherfarker, schit, hell and cuss words I never even heard before that are so bad I will never repeat them.


I hope your dad's lesson was "fark the police."

/hoping no San Diego cops are around.
 
2020-08-03 7:52:25 PM  

ComaToast: If it sounds old, that's because it was introduced in 1918.

To be fair, rap music in 1918 was pretty horrible.


What?  with all the references that I'm going to kill Master, right?
 
2020-08-03 7:53:57 PM  

ruudbob: waxbeans: ruudbob: Kalyco Jack: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cohen_v.​_California?wprov=sfti1

Won't stand up to judicial review. SCOTUS has already been very VERY clear on the issue of anti-profanity laws.

I was put in jail in 1972 Columbus Ohio for yelling "fark you" to a car full of idiots whistling at my girlfriend. Cost me a 100.00 bucks in 1972 money to get out. That would be around 10,000 bucks in 2020 money, I hate the Columbus cops.

Well yeah freedom is only for people who have lawyers to fight

My dad was a lawyer and his only input was to say that he hoped I learned my lesson. The funny thing was there were several cops talking together when they were waiting around for a car to take me to jail and they were using motherfarker, schit, hell and cuss words I never even heard before that are so bad I will never repeat them.


I hear you my mom's a cop and she's like I'm never going to visit you in prison


So I never got sent to prison so I guess that's a good thing
 
2020-08-03 7:54:41 PM  
Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer - Straight Outta Surrey
Youtube NSflRlHPay4
 
2020-08-03 7:54:57 PM  

LaChanz: waxbeans: Leave the eagles alone

I like the Eagles fine, just picked one that gets a lot of hate here.

/don't you have an apple to bleach?


? Apple 🐑 or 🍎?
 
2020-08-03 7:56:04 PM  

Tman144: For your information, the Supreme Court has ROUNDLY REJECTED PRIOR RESTRAINT!


I am the walrus
 
2020-08-03 7:57:54 PM  

uncoveror: Seditious is a big word, and those are often misunderstood by the simple. The average cop probably just thinks it means "bad words".


got pulled over and the cop says the song playing  says F the police but that wasn't the song that was playing but we allow cops to be idiots so there was that
Ftp!
 
2020-08-03 8:04:37 PM  
Dear Cops: quote the seditious statement. Prove it....
 
2020-08-03 8:08:22 PM  
Eliminate qualified immunity and let them sue the individual officer that wrote the ticket.
 
2020-08-03 8:15:56 PM  

whitroth: Dear Cops: quote the seditious statement. Prove it....


That sounds like incitement to commit a seditious act there, citizen...
 
2020-08-03 8:40:33 PM  
You have to question how loud someone is when they're ticketed in their own home.
 
2020-08-03 8:48:29 PM  
Blow me!
 
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