Rapper in Virginia Quadruple Murder Charged With Killing Pastor
This is one we should keep an eye on.
The question of how the words and images put forth in music and entertainment translate into "Life Imitating Art" should be investigated.
I could go right now to the most popular Thug Rapper's lyrics and find threats made to shoot another Black man with his "9".
Why is it that this guy will likely be inspected for how his words came to life yet we are asked to pretend that the words of these other Thug Rappers (particularly their drug dealing and violence) is nothing but "entertainment speech"?
If this White rapper had a bunch of "N-words" in his lyrics few people would be dismissing his words as mere entertainment. Why are threats of murder found all over the place in commercial rap less offensive than "the N-Word" said by Eminem?
RICHMOND, Va. — A California rapper whose lyrics spoke about the thrill of murder and mutilation has been charged with killing a Virginia pastor, whose body was found along with three others inside the home of his estranged wife, authorities said Sunday.
Police on Saturday charged Richard Alden Samuel McCroskey III, 20, of Castro Valley, Calif., with murder, robbery and stealing the automobile of Mark Niederbrock, a pastor at Walker's Presbyterian Church in Appomattox County.
Niederbrock has been tentatively identified as one of four people discovered Saturday in Farmville, about 50 miles west of Richmond, at the home of Longwood University professor Debra Kelley. Niederbrock and Kelley were separated, said Farmville police Capt. Wade Stimpson. He emphasized that the state medical examiner's office would not officially identify any of the victims until at least Monday.
McCroskey will be formally charged with the other three killings once the bodies are identified, Stimpson said. He said "there are a number of factors relating to why" police couldn't identify the victims. He would not say how they were killed.
Police went to Kelley's home Thursday after a West Virginia woman called to say that it had been days since she heard from her teen daughter, who was staying with Kelley and Niederbrock's daughter, Emma, Stimpson said.