Milwaukee County
Did lyrics inspire killing of police?

The debate over the social impact of gangsta rap music moves to a Milwaukee courtroom Wednesday, when two Wisconsin minors will be charged with murder in the country's second case of rap allegedly inspiring the killing of a police officer. The case involves two teens who told authorities they plotted a Sept. 7 sniper attack on a police van "because of a Tupac Shakur record that talks about killing the police." The assault resulted in the shooting death of 31-year-old Milwaukee Police Officer William A. Robertson. The 17-year-old defendants, Curtis Lee Walker and Denziss Jackson, will be tried as adults in a case that is expected to reach trial before the end of the year....