Skip to comments.Swedish hip-hop star held in LA following 'road-rage' incident in which pedestrian died
Posted on 11/29/2008 3:00:17 PM PST by ruination
A Swedish hip-hop artist and songwriter has been arrested following a road-rage confrontation on a Hollywood street in which a pedestrian died. Authorities say David Moses Jassy, a 34-year-old musician also known as Dave Monopoly, was to be arraigned today on charges of assault, battery and leaving the scene of a deadly accident. Prosecutors claim that the victim, John Osnes, slapped Jassy's rented sport utility vehicle on Sunday when it crept into his right of way as he crossed the road. Jassy then got out of his car, punched Osnes in the face then kicked him in the head when Osnes bent over to pick up his glasses, Los Angeles prosecutors alleged in a written statement.
Jassy then broke free of several people trying to restrain him and allegedly ran over Osnes as he tried to flee. Osnes, a 55-year-old jazz pianist, died at a hospital later that night.
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I dunno, but I would imagine a Swedish hip-hop to be named something like, Heavy Sven D, or 50 Krona, or such...
Sometimes, when you ask for trouble, someone will give it to you.
Punching, kicking someone in the head and then running them over is an accident?
You can chalk that one up to immigration from Gambia.
This "confrontation" sounds more like MURDER, but maybe that's too accusatory for an artist.
Wouldn’t this be some degree of murder or at least manslaughter?
I don’t think you would see the headline reading a Swedish Classical Musician Arrested following road rage incident.....
If it weren’t a tragedy, it could be a punch line..
“So a jazz pianist and Swedish Rapper...”
This whole thing just sounds...bizarre and tragic and very very Californian...
If you are driving into pedestrian crosswalk you deserve to be slapped or tapped on the fender. You don’t like to stay out of pedestrian crosswalks when people are present? Then do not drive in California. They are giving tickets in Irvine, Orange County, if you do not give pedestrians TOTAL RIGHT OF WAY. You don’t like it? Don’t drive. And most certainly do not run over the walkers.
And there is no murder, manslaughter, vehicular homicide, or attempted murder charge???
Not your typical Swede
I didn’t know they had hip-hop stars in Sweden.
And there is no murder, manslaughter, vehicular homicide, or attempted murder charge??
Another article I read said the DA was still investigating which indicates additional charges are in the works. The original hearing was postponed as the Hip Hopster wanted a Swede interperter......
Go directly to jail, do not pass Go.
Here’s John Osnes playing piano. RIP John.
I don't doubt it...but the guy who took it upon himself to administer the penalty for this rude driving behavior is dead. He asked for trouble by slapping the guy's car...He got it.
I wonder if this is John’s daughter, Laura Osnes...
Well officer she asked for trouble by wearing that mini-skirt!!
Ahh yes, Black, the get out of jail free color.
In both cases, the perp deserves to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law...but, also in both cases, the victim, based on their own behavior, contributed to the danger they found themselves in.
Does a person deserve to be killed by a drunk driver because they choose to drive (sober, safely and legally) at 2 a.m. on a Saturday night. Of course not. Does a person who chooses to drive (safely, soberly and legally) at 2 a.m. on Saturday increase his chances of being killed by a drunk driver? Of course.
Many people who have really bad stuff happen to them don't deserve it...but many of those same people did things, hung out with people, went places or said stuff that contributed to the really bad things that happened to them.
Sure I understand somewhat from where you are coming from....but hey, all the guy may have done is place his hand on the guys car to shield himself. I dunno...and neither do you.
He’s got the gansta rap smug look down pact.
Guilty! Shoot him!
That’s why we have concealed carry in Texas.
Low life’s like the perp sometimes need persuading to move along.... or else.
Obviously not. Just another mud-monkey from some Turd-World cesspool who’s ‘’culture’’ we should ‘’celebrate.
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