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Tyler, The Creator Arrested After SXSW Riot Incident
Billboard ^ | March 15, 2014 5:58 PM EDT | By Erik Hayden, The Hollywood Reporter and Associated Press

Posted on 03/16/2014 5:13:56 PM PDT by a fool in paradise

Rapper Tyler, The Creator, was arrested Saturday for allegedly inciting a riot during his show at the Scoot Inn at South By Southwest music festival.

Travis County Sheriff's spokesman Roger Wade said the Odd Future rapper, whose name is Tyler Gregory Okonma, was arrested at Austin-Bergstrom Airport and was to be arraigned later Saturday. If convicted of inciting a riot, which is a misdemeanor, he faces up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine. His Bond was set at $25,000

"Specifically, the subject encouraged a large crowd on more than one occasion to force themselves past venue employees controlling access at the venue which was already at full capacity," read a statement from the police...

The calls from the artist led to a crowd of concert goers that "push[ed] through the employees working at the door which created an immediate danger of injury to persons," the affidavit said.

Austin police also released a video of the incident, which appears to show the artist saying to the crowd, "just run in right now ... do it, let's go."

Tyler and members of the Odd Future collective were denied a visa to travel to New Zealand in February after officials there said they were a potential "public threat" because of past troubles, "including incidents at past performances in which they have incited violence."...

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TOPICS: Local News; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: austin; hiphop; rapmusic; riot; sxsw; tnb

1 posted on 03/16/2014 5:13:56 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: a fool in paradise

Never happen. He’s “protected”.


2 posted on 03/16/2014 5:20:14 PM PDT by TheZMan (Buy more ammo.)
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To: a fool in paradise

maybe he’ll become Tyler the Inciter


3 posted on 03/16/2014 5:31:26 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: bigbob

Maybe he should hook up with Cedric, the Entertainer.


4 posted on 03/16/2014 5:32:45 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: a fool in paradise
If anybody is wondering how he got named "Tyler, The Creator", I think it was for his skill with respect to creating bowel movements.

Here he is "pushing out" another creation.


5 posted on 03/16/2014 5:39:57 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

The driver who mowed down people Wednesday was also a rapper, headed to a gig.

Ironically, two of those hit in the pedestrian area were on wheeled vehicles (a bicycle and a scooter).

While the media has played up how “rare” it is to have such deadly incidents at SXSW, I have to wonder how often a driver runs down pedestrians in the downtown/Red River area considering the police regularly close the road on weekends.


6 posted on 03/16/2014 5:46:45 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: TheZMan

When he was released, he went to Dallas and played another gig.


7 posted on 03/16/2014 5:47:10 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Acevedo called the two fatalities ‘subjects’ in his press conference. Guy needs to go.


8 posted on 03/16/2014 5:51:12 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: a fool in paradise
The driver who mowed down people Wednesday was also a rapper, headed to a gig.

Yup, and had a rap sheet longer than his arm. He had several warrants for him and that is why he ran from the PD.

9 posted on 03/16/2014 6:14:37 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Rap “Singer”...Rap Sheet

Not everyone who has a rap sheet is a rap “singer” but most rap singers seem to have a rap sheet..

it gives one pause to consider where the newer version of the term “rap” came from


10 posted on 03/16/2014 6:58:33 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: dfwgator

Or Vlad The Impaler could do his thing on this POS thug.


11 posted on 03/16/2014 7:12:31 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a great life!)
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To: MeshugeMikey
The Rapper
12 posted on 03/16/2014 10:15:59 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: a fool in paradise

Inciting a riot is a misdemeanor??


13 posted on 03/16/2014 10:18:11 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Arrowhead1952
Yup, and had a rap sheet longer than his arm. He had several warrants for him and that is why he ran from the PD.

He's going to have plenty of time to tell folks just how real he's keeping it from behind bars.

14 posted on 03/16/2014 10:45:34 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: nickcarraway

“back “ “in the day”

thats a song I missed


15 posted on 03/17/2014 6:03:36 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: GeronL
Inciting a riot is a misdemeanor??

Keep Austin "weird" and Leftist.

16 posted on 03/17/2014 6:12:41 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Arrowhead1952
It'd be interesting to learn if the driver in the fatality accident was actually “drunk” or if he simply ran because of the outstanding warrants (or because of drug contraband in the car).
17 posted on 03/17/2014 6:16:06 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Supposedly he blew a .114 on the breath test analyzer. I read somwhere they were
going to do a blood test but I’ve seen nothing about the results.


18 posted on 03/17/2014 6:39:04 AM PDT by deport
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To: a fool in paradise; deport

I see deport already answered your question. News reports said tests showed he was over the legal limit.


19 posted on 03/17/2014 7:11:02 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: deport; a fool in paradise

News break just before 11 AM today said a third person died from injuries from the crash.


20 posted on 03/17/2014 1:08:01 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Sad. She was 25 years old. The people were out to have a good time, party with
friends and this nut comes along and causes mayhem.


21 posted on 03/17/2014 1:41:04 PM PDT by deport
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To: deport

Dem good ole rappers is jus parts of dee problem in SXSW, don cha knows.


22 posted on 03/17/2014 4:19:11 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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