asserted First Amendment public safety exception, blog post by John Hoff
Following up a rumor that a concert by rapper Young Dro had been cancelled tonight by the City of Minneapolis due to threats articulated in conversations posted on this blog (click here for the hottest thread in the history of this blog) JNS blog has confirmed the concert was canceled for public safety reasons.
I do not normally seek information under false pretenses but I'm going to admit I did exactly that tonight because I wanted, the info, I wanted it bad, and I was going to get it...
So I called up the concert venue, said "yo yo yo" three times in succession and then used Jedi mind tricks to obtain the information I wanted. Somebody who answered the phone said the "City of Minneapolis" canceled the concert because of concerns there would be violence. Furthermore, it was asserted "ten grand" had been lost because of this. I was also invited to go party at Hunan's at 3115 Cedar Ave. as an alternative to attending the Young Dro concert.
"Is Young Dro going to be there?" I asked, hopefully.
No. Young Dro would not be there. (Somewhat apologetic tone)
For the record, I have not confirmed the specific reason for the cancellation involved this blog or the anonymous conversations happening here in regard to the death of Tyrone Washington or the "Kobe Diss" and "(No) Competition" music videos which apparently make reference to the murder and (allegedly) disrespect the family of the victim. But the concern over these conversations seems, to deliberately use a double negative for expressive purposes, "not unlikely." Somebody told me the "Young Dro" concert was referenced in the conversation but I don't have time to look through 240 some comments to FIND that.
I will say The new chief of police made a difficult and unpopular call but deserves our support for stepping up to the plate. This city is tired of the murders and she probably prevented at least one by taking decisive action.
JNS blog calls upon respect members of the community such as religious and political leaders to broker peace between the two sides in this simmering conflict. Furthermore, I would suggest that bummy, self-seeking, self-appointed community leaders (you know exactly who you are, and so do we) stay the hell out of it.
From what I have read of Young Dro he is a successful musician who raps about, well, lots of songs about getting high. But tonight it may be there was a song much more compelling than anything by Young Dro, and it was this song right HERE...