Brickbat: Going to the Dogs

A Tunisian court sentenced rapper Ala Yaacoub, also known as Weld El 15, to two years in prison for insulting the police after he recorded a song that called police dogs and criticized them for being violent. An appellate court reduced that to a six-month suspended sentence.

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  • Doctor Whom||

    We can't let someone go around calling the police dogs. They might have to start shooting one another.

  • Ted S.||

    Everybody knows the police are pigs, not dogs.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Baha Men were unindicted co-conspirators.

  • ||

    Although Weld El 15 was not a particularly well-known performer in Tunisia

    Well he is now. The only upside to this sorry tale is that bone-headed repression is so damn counter-productive

  • Doctor Whom||

    Streisand effect? What's that?

  • ||

    nothing, just some misty water-coloured memories

  • MappRapp||

    Comeon man, rol lthat beautiful bean footage

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    From the sea in the north to the desert in the South
    I'm a dope rapper and you won't shut my mouth
    I ain't gonna make your life any easier
    When I become the most famous man in all of Tunisia

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    Who let the pigs out?
    Oink! oink!

    (repeat 100,000 times)

  • ||

    also known as Weld El 15

    I'm glad to see someone like Man of Steel.


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