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Swedish hip-hop star held in LA following 'road-rage' incident in which pedestrian died
The Daily Mail ^ | Nov. 26, 2008 | unattributed

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: davidjassy; hatecrime; hiphop; rap; roadrage
The victim, John Osnes

1 posted on 11/29/2008 3:00:17 PM PST by ruination
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To: ruination

I dunno, but I would imagine a Swedish hip-hop to be named something like, Heavy Sven D, or 50 Krona, or such...


2 posted on 11/29/2008 3:03:44 PM PST by Old Sarge (For the first time in my life, I am ashamed to be an American)
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To: ruination
John Osnes, slapped Jassy's rented sport utility vehicle on Sunday when it crept into his right of way as he crossed the road...

Sometimes, when you ask for trouble, someone will give it to you.

3 posted on 11/29/2008 3:04:54 PM PST by Onelifetogive (I'm gonna drop talk radio in favor of some audio books. Gotta lower my blood pressure.)
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To: ruination

Punching, kicking someone in the head and then running them over is an accident?


4 posted on 11/29/2008 3:04:58 PM PST by AirForceMom (God Bless the USA)
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To: Old Sarge

You can chalk that one up to immigration from Gambia.


5 posted on 11/29/2008 3:05:55 PM PST by ruination
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To: ruination

6 posted on 11/29/2008 3:07:26 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: ruination
... has been arrested following a road-rage confrontation on a Hollywood street in which a pedestrian died.

This "confrontation" sounds more like MURDER, but maybe that's too accusatory for an artist.

7 posted on 11/29/2008 3:07:52 PM PST by Ken522
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To: Onelifetogive

No kidding...

Wouldn’t this be some degree of murder or at least manslaughter?


8 posted on 11/29/2008 3:08:47 PM PST by PoliticalDookie
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To: ruination

How sad.....

I don’t think you would see the headline reading a Swedish Classical Musician Arrested following road rage incident.....


9 posted on 11/29/2008 3:10:40 PM PST by Kimmers
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To: ruination

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...


10 posted on 11/29/2008 3:12:53 PM PST by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: Onelifetogive

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.


11 posted on 11/29/2008 3:13:19 PM PST by buffyt (FDR's Folly: How Roosevelt and His New Deal Prolonged the Great Depression)
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To: ruination
Jassy then broke free of several people trying to restrain him and allegedly ran over Osnes as he tried to flee.

And there is no murder, manslaughter, vehicular homicide, or attempted murder charge???

12 posted on 11/29/2008 3:17:22 PM PST by NonValueAdded (once you get to really know people, there are always better reasons than [race] for despising them.)
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To: ruination

Not your typical Swede

13 posted on 11/29/2008 3:18:25 PM PST by NonValueAdded (once you get to really know people, there are always better reasons than [race] for despising them.)
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To: ruination

I didn’t know they had hip-hop stars in Sweden.


14 posted on 11/29/2008 3:23:11 PM PST by Signalman
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To: NonValueAdded

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......


15 posted on 11/29/2008 3:25:43 PM PST by deport (.....................May your Friday shopping be a pleasure..................)
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To: ruination
David Moses Jassy, a 34-year-old musician also known as Dave Monopoly

Go directly to jail, do not pass Go.


16 posted on 11/29/2008 3:26:57 PM PST by OCC
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To: OCC

GUILTY!


17 posted on 11/29/2008 3:33:16 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: ruination

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xGK1GeGDZc
Here’s John Osnes playing piano. RIP John.


18 posted on 11/29/2008 3:33:31 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: buffyt
If you are driving into pedestrian crosswalk you deserve to be slapped or tapped on the fender.

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.

19 posted on 11/29/2008 3:37:58 PM PST by Onelifetogive (I'm gonna drop talk radio in favor of some audio books. Gotta lower my blood pressure.)
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To: Liberty Valance

I wonder if this is John’s daughter, Laura Osnes...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wajoTLWQ0lk


20 posted on 11/29/2008 3:39:28 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: NonValueAdded
This sounds a bit like Fargo. "Yah. He's fleeing the scene of the accident!"
21 posted on 11/29/2008 3:42:14 PM PST by Krankor (Vitajex, what ya doin' to me)
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To: Onelifetogive
He asked for trouble by slapping the guy's car...He got it.

Well officer she asked for trouble by wearing that mini-skirt!!

22 posted on 11/29/2008 3:47:06 PM PST by Osage Orange (Molon Labe)
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To: OCC

Ahh yes, Black, the get out of jail free color.


23 posted on 11/29/2008 3:53:46 PM PST by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: Osage Orange
Well officer she asked for trouble by wearing that mini-skirt!!

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.

24 posted on 11/29/2008 3:59:34 PM PST by Onelifetogive (I'm gonna drop talk radio in favor of some audio books. Gotta lower my blood pressure.)
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To: Osage Orange
Well officer she asked for trouble by wearing that mini-skirt!!

You might remember some people said the same thing about the "Central Park Jogger." She was asking for it because she was jogging after 10pm.
25 posted on 11/29/2008 3:59:57 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Onelifetogive
You said the guy "asked for trouble, and he got it." The guy NEVER "asked" for trouble.

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.

26 posted on 11/29/2008 4:03:19 PM PST by Osage Orange (Molon Labe)
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To: F15Eagle

He’s got the gansta rap smug look down pact.


27 posted on 11/29/2008 4:22:22 PM PST by Uncle Meat
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To: ruination

http://www.johnosnes.com/


28 posted on 11/29/2008 4:28:04 PM PST by ThreePuttinDude (-)....Election 2008, the year of the Affirmative Action President....(-)
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To: F15Eagle

Guilty! Shoot him!


29 posted on 11/29/2008 4:32:21 PM PST by Doc Savage ("Are you saying Jesus can't hit a curve ball? - Harris to Cerrano - Major League)
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To: Doc Savage

That’s why we have concealed carry in Texas.
Low life’s like the perp sometimes need persuading to move along.... or else.


30 posted on 11/29/2008 4:59:34 PM PST by 9422WMR (When seconds count, the cops are only minutes away.)
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To: windcliff; onedoug

ping


31 posted on 11/29/2008 5:49:48 PM PST by stylecouncilor (I'm a loner Dottie; a rebel.)
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To: ruination
Swedish rap?
32 posted on 11/29/2008 7:00:22 PM PST by Old Sarge (For the first time in my life, I am ashamed to be an American)
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To: NonValueAdded

Obviously not. Just another mud-monkey from some Turd-World cesspool who’s ‘’culture’’ we should ‘’celebrate.


33 posted on 11/30/2008 5:09:09 PM PST by Longtom
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