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Rap and Violence

After reading about “Puff Daddy” being detained after a shooting in a nightclub (Dec. 28) and many other incidents involving rappers and guns (Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G., for example), I have to ask why?

Why when rappers achieve their dream of success do they still continue to act like common street criminals? This sets a horrible example to the kids who listen to their records and see them on MTV. Violence should not be condoned or practiced by these highly visible people. Violence should be condemned loudly and publicly by these entertainers. Be part of the solution, not the problem.

JEFF LANE

Riverside

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