Source AP ©

Judge dismisses drug-and-gun charges against Jadakiss

Prosecutors closed a drug-and-gun case against Jadakiss, the rapper who once wrote controversial lyrics about the attack on the World Trade Center.

His lawyer said it was "a travesty that the case went this far."

The Westchester County district attorney's office asked a judge last week to dismiss the charges against Jadakiss, whose real name is Jason Phillips, and a co-defendant, Kristian Smith.

Phillips, Smith and Darnell Frazier were arrested last October in Yonkers, the rapper's hometown, and indicted in February. Police claimed they smelled marijuana coming from the men's car and then found a gun inside.

A jury last month acquitted Frazier after DNA tests did not link any of the three to the gun.

Jadakiss' attorney, Clement Patti, said the rapper "has had this cloud over his head for a year, affecting his career."

Jadakiss' 2004 song "Why" included lyrics asking "Why did Bush knock down the towers?" He said later it meant the president had failed to stop terrorism.

The dismissal becomes official after the prosecutor's motion is granted by the judge.

My article The True Judas discussed the theory that Judas's actions in betraying Jesus were motivated by a misunderstanding of Christ's mission and purpose.

America's judases, part two: Gladys Knight

The United Kingdom stands fatally divided between nations, regions, generations, on the edge of a critical fault line which threatens the future of the Union.

Brexit: UK caught between the past and the future

The United Kingdom stands fatally divided between nations, regions, generations, on the edge of a critical fault line which threatens the future of the Union.

Brexit: UK caught between the past and the future
Comments
Americans, never give up your guns
Homosexuality and the Decline in American Values
Russian bomber crashes in Novgorod region
America's judases, part two: Gladys Knight
WaPo's Distorted Year in Review
Brexit: UK caught between the past and the future
Two Su-34 fighters touch wings in midair and crash into the sea in Russia's Far East
Dumped by the Trump that Americans Deserved
The Russians will soon wake up to lose two Kuril Islands to Japan
The Russians will soon wake up to lose two Kuril Islands to Japan
The scandal of skewed reporting
The scandal of skewed reporting
US Economic War on China
Russia's 2018: Confidence in Putin gone
Brexit: UK caught between the past and the future
Russian Foreign Ministry on Syria, Ukraine, and Phony US Election Meddling
Russian Foreign Ministry on Syria, Ukraine, and Phony US Election Meddling
Russian Foreign Ministry on Syria, Ukraine, and Phony US Election Meddling
Russian Foreign Ministry on Syria, Ukraine, and Phony US Election Meddling
Russian Foreign Ministry on Syria, Ukraine, and Phony US Election Meddling
Russia's Status-6 'doomsday weapon' nullifies all of American military projects