Friday, April 15, 2011

Tupac

Tupac was very talented, thoughtful American rapper, who was murdered in cold blood in Las Vegas in 1996.  His murder is to this day shrouded in mystery.  Here are the first three parts of a very interesting documentary about his murder, and the forces behind it:






Thanks to James, over at The Equal Party Blog, for pointing this video out to me many months ago.

I noticed this article in the Jerusalem Post yesterday, which has already been picked up by Mark Glenn at The Ugly Truth, relating to Tupac that caught my attention immediately.  I'd like to present the full article here for readers (bold and underline mine):
The FBI released files this week on the murder of rapper Tupac Shakur in 1996, revealing that the Jewish Defense League (JDL) was suspected of “extorting money from various rap-music stars via death threats, including Shakur and another performer, Eazy-E.

“The scheme involves [name redacted] and other subjects making telephonic death threats to the rap star,” the files state. “Subjects then intercede by contacting the victim and offering protection for a fee. The victim and their family are taken to a ‘safe haven,’ usually a private estate, and are protected by gun-toting body guards associated with the Jewish Defense League.”

After the victims were brought to the “safe havens,” the JDL would allegedly “convince the victim they have worked a ‘deal’ out... and the threats cease. The victim then pays the subjects for the protection services rendered.”

An unidentified source identified Eazy-E as a target of the JDL’s extortion before he died from AIDS. Another source from within the JDL “had also reportedly targeted Tupac Shakur prior to his murder in Las Vegas,” the files state.
Hmmmm....makes one wonder.

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