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Stupid is as Stupid does

Rumpy Tunanator

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"Leeches gasp, as Lawyer gives them a bad name. Defemation suit underway"

Lawyer Gets Rapped for Singing Bob Marley Tune

MONTREAL (Reuters) - The lawyer for a man convicted of shooting and killing a policeman apologized on Monday for singing the Bob Marley hit "I Shot The Sheriff" as he was leaving the courtroom.

Despite the apology, the Quebec Law Society has opened an disciplinary investigation against defense lawyer Christian Gauthier, while the Montreal police union is planning to make a formal complaint.

"I'm sincerely sorry to know today that family members (of the victim) and policemen heard me," Gauthier told Radio-Canada television.

"If I hurt them, if I added to their plight, I'm sincerely sorry. I didn't think about it, and if I had, I wouldn't have sang," he said.

Gauthier was leaving the courthouse during a break in the murder trial of his client, Stephane Boucher, last week when his rendition of "I Shot The Sheriff," a cut on Marley's 1973 album "Burnin,"' was heard by reporters and police.

"I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defense," the lawyer sang while pacing a corridor.

"It's the story of my client," he replied when a journalist warned him that his performance had been caught on tape.

His client was later sentenced to 25 years in jail for shooting and killing policeman Benoit L'Ecuyer on a busy Montreal highway in February last year. Boucher said he killed the officer in defense after being shot at while trying to escape.

Disciplinary action against the lawyer could range from a fine to disbarment.

http://cnn.netscape.cnn.com/news/story.jsp?floc=FF-RTO-reodd&idq=/ff/story/0002/20031104/071525948.htm&sc=reoddLawyer Gets Rapped for Singing Bob Marley Tune Lawyer Gets Rapped for Singing Bob Marley Tune
 

Rumpy Tunanator

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Wait, this one is even better!

Eminem T-Shirts Spark Deadly Fight

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish man was stabbed to death after hawking T-shirts depicting U.S. rap superstar Eminem because a man mistook the sales pitch as an insult to his mother, Turkish newspapers said Tuesday.

A knife fight broke out in an Istanbul suburb after 19-year-old Dilaver Akkurt told T-shirt vendor Hayrettin Demir his mother was named Emine and lived in the area, Hurriyet newspaper said.

"Eminem" means "my Emine" in Turkish.

Akkurt warned Demir to stop shouting "Eminem" and to cease sales of the clothing inscribed with the star's name and image.

Police believe Demir, who died at the scene from multiple stab wounds, was killed by a friend of Akkurt's in the brawl in Istanbul's Kucukcekmece district, Hurriyet said.

Police have detained Akkurt, who was being treated in hospital for wounds, and are still searching for Demir's killer, the newspaper said.
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Seabishop

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I don't get it. If a guy was selling T-shirts with a guy's face on them and was yelling "my Florence" I wouldn't assume he was talking about my mother.
 

BKM

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You don't live in a culture absolutely OBSESSED with "honor," Seabishop.
 
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