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58 Responses to Judge Sentences Rap Fan to Listen to Beethoven

  1. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7936 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 12:21 pm
    Link: Judge Sentences Rap Fan to Listen to Beethoven - Talk about facing the music.
  2. Profile photo of deanmalenko
    deanmalenko Male 18-29
    351 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 1:22 pm
    goooood punishment
  3. Profile photo of spammerboy
    spammerboy Male 13-17
    38 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 1:23 pm
    fun-ny primetimekin
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    lmaonaise Male 13-17
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    October 9, 2008 at 1:27 pm
    lol lasted 15 minutes
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    WolfStar Female 18-29
    455 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 1:30 pm
    Hah, nice.
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    docwatson Male 18-29
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    October 9, 2008 at 1:36 pm
    `She`s also taped TV shows for defendants in other cases to watch on topics such as financial responsibility. As she sees it, they get the chance to have their fine reduced "and at the same time broaden their horizons."`

    Excellent! I`m always a fan of the legal system realizing it can try to better its citizens` lives instead of just exercising power over them

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    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    October 9, 2008 at 1:49 pm
    Clever judge they have there
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    October 9, 2008 at 1:52 pm
    Prime, if I were you I`d hasten to point out that you stole that `joke` from the article, so people don`t think your sense of humour is actually THAT bad.
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    ParasyT Male 13-17
    533 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 1:53 pm
    Dude i would love it if i was sentenced 20 hours listening to Classical Music (Even Though Bach was Baroque)

    I would ask if they would use Yngwie Malmsteen & Paul Gilbert`s version of their songs though

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    KeePay Male 18-29
    494 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 1:56 pm
    I wouldn`t last fifteen minutes listening to rap music.

    And the is further proof that the `unusual` part of the Eighth Amendment can be abused with hilarious results.

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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9311 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 1:57 pm
    Now that`s what justice (IMO of course) should be, punishments should reflect the crime.
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    MrFibbles Male 18-29
    311 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 2:02 pm
    try make someone from IAB listen to something other than MCR!
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    ShadowMaus Male 18-29
    88 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 2:04 pm
    Clever judge they have there
    -------
    *Agrees*
  14. Profile photo of Chiefy
    Chiefy Male 18-29
    713 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 2:13 pm
    Wow, something in our Justice system that makes sense. We aren`t totally fu%ked yet.
  15. Profile photo of VictoryRider
    VictoryRider Male 40-49
    1461 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 2:22 pm
    20 hours seemed a bit much since he was only knocking $115 off.
  16. Profile photo of LadyMorgue
    LadyMorgue Female 30-39
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    October 9, 2008 at 2:39 pm
    I love it! Although I find it insulting that some of the best music ever written is being used as punishment.
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    YummyUkulele Female 13-17
    155 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 2:44 pm
    This sentence raises the question of whether the constitution meant "unusual" to be a synonym of "cruel", or if the constitution writers and collaborators really didn`t want unusual punishment. Because this forced classical music listening is pretty unusual.

    And Nidonemo: "...punishment should reflect the crime."

    In what aspects? Because, if you are suggesting that punishments should be similar to the crime committed, then you also must be suggesting the greater "eye for an eye" policy. If this is the case, please know: "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind." - Mahatmas Ghandi ^^

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    andrewmedl Male 18-29
    50 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 3:02 pm
    God, even elected officials openly vent their hatred of an entire culture. "No, son. Listen to WHITE music." Twenty-first century, folks. Get used to it. It`s been around for a hundred years in some form, and this form has been around thirty quite productive years. It`s not going away anytime soon. Better get used to it.
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    habbazoot
    2132 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 3:03 pm
    this is actually a good idea. we need more weird punishments. not violent or torture, but weird
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    habbazoot
    2132 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 3:05 pm
    andrew, it was meant to make him listen to something he didnt like. i dont like rap (old school like late 80s to early 90s is good), but i always hear it blasted down my street. i would perfer to her bach beong blasted down my street. it would make me laugh
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    matrixie Female 18-29
    718 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 3:20 pm
    Maybe this will create a mutant music genre. "Classic Rap" *shudder*
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    Zerocyde Male 18-29
    3258 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 3:29 pm
    This judge is a champion.

    Rap is anti-music, and it`s popularity among the ignorant masses is only helping the downfall of the arts.

    drat the ignorant, they are destroyers of beauty.

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    MissMage Female 18-29
    697 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 3:29 pm
    Classical rap.
    Clap?

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    woomanfoo Male 18-29
    536 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 3:34 pm
    "Classical rap.
    Clap?"

    I was thinking more along the lines of "Crap". Though, the same can be said about regular rap too. Modern regular rap, that is. Oldschool rap is badass.

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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3144 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 3:37 pm
    Bach is good.
    But give me a good Stravinsky piece, and I`d be happy.
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    yellowsquare Female 18-29
    1545 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 3:49 pm
    Give me Bach and Liszt! <3

    Good for the judge!

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    PianoMan21 Male 18-29
    315 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 3:52 pm
    May we get more judges like this, please?
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    LemonTarte Female 18-29
    1441 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 3:53 pm
    Haha best sentence ever!
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    Berberry Female 18-29
    161 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 4:17 pm
    Thats stupid. I like Rap and I like Classical Music.
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    __carebear__ Female 13-17
    688 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 4:29 pm
    lol I like that judge :3

    OMG i hate it when ppl play like large booming music.

    OKAY I GET IT. YOU LIKE LOUD MUSIC.

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    Agentk120 Male 18-29
    511 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 4:34 pm
    drat Yes! I love this judge. Not that I necessarily hate rap, though I do hate the poo they call rap now.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15782 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 4:35 pm
    So then if he was listening to classical really loud, would he get assigned to listen to rap music?
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    atlacatl Male 18-29
    342 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 4:40 pm
    So how bout for the people who like all kinds of music...?
  34. Profile photo of AndrewST
    AndrewST Male 18-29
    181 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 4:40 pm
    Let`s see..

    His fine was only $135, but the judge was going to reduce it by $100 and make him listen to 20 hours of Classical. To do this she had to have a probation officer over see the administration of the Classical Music.

    What a damn waist of tax payer dollars. Lets use up the resources of the system so we can make sure some guy listens to Classical Music. It is this kind of crap that adds to the current financial crisis in the states as it is. Make the guy pay the full $135, tell his ass to keep the music down and move on! Absolute waist.

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    AndrewST Male 18-29
    181 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 4:41 pm
    and yes I am aware he only made it 15 minutes into the "punishment". Still doesn`t change what the judge was trying to do.
  36. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7936 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 5:09 pm
    "So then if he was listening to classical really loud, would he get assigned to listen to rap music?"


    .... *adds Beethoven to playlist


    And I dont necessarily mind the punishment, I just think it was a bit too long.

    "Rap is anti-music, and it`s popularity among the ignorant masses is only helping the downfall of the arts.

    drat the ignorant, they are destroyers of beauty."

    So young, so angry, damn that rock music!

    And as to what you said:
    Same thing can be said about fancy, you dont see us complaining

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    Jezuzfreak40 Male 13-17
    476 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 5:09 pm
    lol, why does everyone in america tlk like they`re english
  38. Profile photo of Jezuzfreak40
    Jezuzfreak40 Male 13-17
    476 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 5:10 pm
    cry me a river andrewST
  39. Profile photo of Khast
    Khast Male 30-39
    184 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 5:39 pm
    Wow...8,000 MP3s on my computer....hmm...only 2 of them are Rap....the remaining most people probably wouldn`t want to listen to here anyways...video game soundtracks, classical, yodeling, techno...yeah, you name the genre, I probably have it. (And most of the MP3 was ripped from my extensive CD library to boot...so I bought the music, so I am supporting the artists which made yodeling, and video game soundtracks as well!)
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    elkingo Male 30-39
    5385 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 5:51 pm
    country + rap = crap
  41. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7936 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 6:02 pm
    "country + rap = crap"

    Oh... I see what you did. You got the C from country and added rap at the end. That was very clever. Did you think of that.... all by yourself?

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    sukitjeezus Female 18-29
    134 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 6:18 pm
    hah,that`s a silly sentence.
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    AnwarNova Male 18-29
    2076 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 7:15 pm
    AndrewST said it best. Complete waste of public funds. Way to go Judge. Financial responsibility my ass.
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    ElDavo Male 18-29
    2149 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 7:24 pm
    Where does country come from? it has NOTHING to do with this article and you, sir, are retarded. The LEAST you could do was say that contemporary rap is crap instead of being an idiot.
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    Agentk120 Male 18-29
    511 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 7:25 pm
    "Oh... I see what you did. You got the C from country and added rap at the end. That was very clever. Did you think of that.... all by yourself?"
    No, I helped him.
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    oops_you_die Female 18-29
    162 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 7:39 pm
    fudgeC!! THAT poo IS EASY!
    $115
    DOLLARS JUST TO SIT AROUND LISTENING TO MUSIC!!!
    Grg.
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    Overmann Male 18-29
    2600 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 7:53 pm
    "I didn`t have the time to deal with that," he said. "I just decided to pay the fine."

    Call me bigoted, but I`m imaging the actual statement went something a little more like:

    "Ah didn`t have da time tuh deal wid dat. Ah just `cided tuh pay da fine."

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    Syris Male 13-17
    219 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 8:10 pm
    Only rap is played extremely loud, hate to come off racist but I don`t hear see a car bouncing next to me playing Beethoven with the windows rolled down.
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    jaketb14 Male 18-29
    51 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 8:15 pm
    hate to bring this up, but what the judge did was illegal.

    the eighth amendment of the constitution protects the defendant from cruel and unusual punishment, and there is no denying that this is an unusual punishment, and it`s attempts could be seen as cruel.

    If I was the man I would have appealed the ruling, and have the fines totally removed.

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    Agentk120 Male 18-29
    511 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 8:16 pm
    "Only rap is played extremely loud, hate to come off racist but I don`t hear see a car bouncing next to me playing Beethoven with the windows rolled down."
    Then you`ve never seen me drive my pooty car.
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    Eichenkatze Male 18-29
    780 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 8:39 pm
    jaketb14
    Male, 13-17, Eastern US
    29 Posts Thursday, October 9, 2008 8:15:37 PM
    hate to bring this up, but what the judge did was illegal.

    the eighth amendment of the constitution protects the defendant from cruel and unusual punishment, and there is no denying that this is an unusual punishment, and it`s attempts could be seen as cruel.

    If I was the man I would have appealed the ruling, and have the fines totally removed.

    -----

    Are you serious? GROW UP. The guy got off easy with the offer.
    Besides, the judge did not FORCE him to listen to the music. He offered it as a plea bargain, which is LEGAL.
    Besides there`s a difference between Cruel and unusual punishment as compared to just unusual punishment. Get your facts straight, go to law school first, and THEN claim what you want.

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    Tavillion Male 18-29
    20 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 9:33 pm
    Agentk120
    Male, 13-17, Midwest US
    301 Posts Thursday, October 9, 2008 8:16:32 PM
    "Only rap is played extremely loud, hate to come off racist but I don`t hear see a car bouncing next to me playing Beethoven with the windows rolled down."
    Then you`ve never seen me drive my pooty car.

    ***

    You`ve never seen me drive with my best friend either. First movement of Mahler`s 5th? Subwoofer goes BRRRUUUUUMP, windows go down. We hope for stoplights when we`ve got it going like that. Why yes, we are nerds, why do you ask? *grins*

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    seankerr001 Male 18-29
    140 posts
    October 9, 2008 at 10:53 pm
    I`ve always wanted to pull up next to one of cars with the thumping bass playing classical music and looking right at them and nodding my head.
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    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
    2275 posts
    October 10, 2008 at 12:46 am
    Cruel? No. Unusual? No.

    It was creative, and not anymore cruel than being in jail getting butt-raped.

  55. Profile photo of Iroj
    Iroj Female 18-29
    960 posts
    October 10, 2008 at 2:16 am
    Lasted only 15 minutes...god forbid this retard educate himself on real music.
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    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
    2557 posts
    October 10, 2008 at 8:06 am
    owned.
  57. Profile photo of eggsnham
    eggsnham Male 13-17
    1140 posts
    November 2, 2008 at 7:16 am
    everytime i come into a car like that with my friend we turn up a metal song to maximum
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    death123 Male 13-17
    107 posts
    December 29, 2008 at 11:06 pm
    Nice i wish this happened more often

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