Lamb Of God - Randy Blythe Arrested, Prosecutor's Complaint Against Release Dismissed (Update)


UPDATE on 17.07.2012: [Thanks to Ace Frawley] According to Czech news site iDNES.cz, a Prague Municipal Court has now dismissed the prosecutor's complaint to deny Blythe bail with the intent of blocking his release. However, the cost of Blythe's bail has been doubled, from $200,000 to $400,000. Moreover, the prosecutor can file another complaint against the latest decision, which would further delay Blythe's release even if he does pay the $400,000. So, there is no telling when this will stop.

Randy Blythe's next Czech court appearance is scheduled for Thursday, July 19th. Blesk.cz has also released an interview reportedly with Randy Blythe conducted via his attorney about his arrest last month and you can read the translation over here.



UPDATE on 06.07.2012: Lamb Of God singer Randy Blythe is still in prison even though his bail has been posted. The band's manager Larry Mazer revealed in an interview with Blesk.cz that it may take up to 20 days for Randy to be released because "the investigator may require more time to investigate the case." Meanwhile, the band has set up a page where fans can donate to Randy's legal fund.

Lamb Of God posted the following message: "As many of you know, Randy is being held in Czech jail for a crime we believe he did not commit. We are still learning about the legal system there and the situation is fluid. We have retained local legal counsel, have support from the US Embassy and we are flying over additional lawyers to try and assure that Randy has the best representation possible. As many of you have pointed out, the simple fact is that the legal fees are adding up very quickly."

"While we appreciate the outpouring of support, we are not interested in trying to profit or gather press or sympathy from this event. We have assembled this page to make it possible for people that feel so inclined to donate to the expenses incurred in defending this case. One hundred percent of the money raised will go to the legal fees and any remaining balance will be given to a charity of Randy's choice upon his release."



UPDATE on 02.07.2012: According to the Czech Republic's Novinky.cz, Lamb Of God singer Randy Blythe remained in custody Monday in Prague, as his bail money had not arrived in the court account, informed the judge of the District Court for Prague 8 Peter Fassati. Management is trying to transfer funds as soon as possible, although Blesk.cz is reporting that Blythe may remain in Pankrác prison at least ten more days.



UPDATE on 01.07.2012 [Thanks to Cynic Metalhead]: Czech website Blesk.cz and TV Nova report that Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe was reportedly released on 4 million Czech Koruna bail (approximately $200,000) from a Czech jail, where he had been held since Wednesday (June 27) on suspicion of manslaughter. Reports state that Blythe has been released on the condition that his bail be secured as soon as bank access allows, presumably on Monday (July 2nd).

Randy Blythe appeared before court yesterday at 10:00 a.m due to his alleged involvement in the death of a 19-year-old fan at a 2010 show in Prague. Randy was also considered a flight risk by the judge and will reportedly have to remain in the country at least for the next two days but the manslaughter charges haven't been dropped, and the investigation is still ongoing.

The following message was posted on the band's twitter: "RANDY IS FUCKIN' FREE!"

The band's guitarist Mark Morton tweeted: "finally HOME! 4/5 of us anyway. I can't wait to give Randy a big bear hug & kiss his pointy, stubbly face! Thanx for all the support yall!"

An official statement is expected to be released tomorrow with details about the proceedings.



UPDATE: Adrenaline PR, the PR firm that works with Lamb Of God, has released the following full statement regarding the reports of Randy's arrest: "Lamb Of God Management will be issuing an official statement on Monday regarding the charges made against singer Randy Blythe. As no formal charges have yet been made and the case is only in the investigation stages, it would be premature to make an official statement filled with false truths or innuendos."

"Having said that, management wished to address today one false piece of information that has been included in many of the news stories released so far. Under no circumstances was there a fight of any kind involved. This incident deals with a fan that three times during the concert jumped the barricade and rushed Randy during the performance. It is alleged that the third time, security was not able to reach him and that Randy pushed him back into the audience where supposedly he fell and hit his head."

"Again, until the investigation is concluded this weekend, nothing more will be released, but clarity and the facts needed to be addressed on this one reported point which is totally inaccurate."



Original news, published on 29.06.2012

According to Czech news site Novinky.cz, Lamb Of God vocalist Randy Blythe has been arrested in Prague yesterday on charges of manslaughter, and the band has cancelled their performance with All Shall Perish and Skeletonwitch at the Rock Café in Czech Republic.

Blythe's arrest apparently is from a concert that took place on May 24, 2010. Allegedly, a fan jumped on stage during the show, resulting in a physical altercation with the frontman. The fan eventually succumbed to his injuries and died, leading to the charges Blythe now faces.

A spokesperson for Lamb Of God says that Blythe is "wrongly accused", that the band's "lawyers are dealing with it", and that "we expect him to be fully exonerated."

Also, in the early hours of this morning the band tweeted "#FreeRandyBlythe".

Source: metalsucks.net
Band profile: Lamb Of God
 
Posted: 17.07.2012 by carpe diem


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01.07.2012 - 04:35
Troy Killjoy
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Written by Elodie Artour on 01.07.2012 at 03:21
According to the band's official Twitter page, Randy has been released already.

Great to hear and not at all a surprise. Especially considering their unofficial counterattack concerning the fan's behavior at the show.

It's all he said/she said until someone proves their case with a video of the event.
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01.07.2012 - 14:20
Elodie Artour
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Written by Troy Killjoy on 01.07.2012 at 04:35

Written by Elodie Artour on 01.07.2012 at 03:21
According to the band's official Twitter page, Randy has been released already.

Great to hear and not at all a surprise. Especially considering their unofficial counterattack concerning the fan's behavior at the show.

It's all he said/she said until someone proves their case with a video of the event.

Precisely. I'm very happy about the news, too! However, I would still like to find appropriate videos of that event in order to actually -see- what happened.
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01.07.2012 - 15:26
demonsarising
As I read on metal injection, Randy may have thought of Dimebag when that fan kept rushing him. It's sad that he died, but he brought it upon himself.
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01.07.2012 - 15:30
Cynic Metalhead
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Written by Elodie Artour on 01.07.2012 at 14:20

Written by Troy Killjoy on 01.07.2012 at 04:35

Written by Elodie Artour on 01.07.2012 at 03:21
According to the band's official Twitter page, Randy has been released already.

Great to hear and not at all a surprise. Especially considering their unofficial counterattack concerning the fan's behavior at the show.

It's all he said/she said until someone proves their case with a video of the event.

I would still like to find appropriate videos of that event in order to actually -see- what happened.




They released a footage on Youtube but later they removed it.
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01.07.2012 - 15:51
BlueMobius
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That court room is so small compared to most American ones.
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01.07.2012 - 15:55
Cynic Metalhead
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Written by demonsarising on 01.07.2012 at 15:26

As I read on metal injection, Randy may have thought of Dimebag when that fan kept rushing him. It's sad that he died, but he brought it upon himself.


It's not happening for the first time for Randy. It's just that, he freaked out horribly.

Matter of fact, this shit didn't happen after Dimebag-shoot-out scene, they're ample of events which occurs on-stage and honestly, its been controlled impressively.
Here it's Randy, who use to rant alot about music, music promotions, publicity or whatever, now all that shit burst on-stage and poorly it happened with that guy.
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01.07.2012 - 19:00
Opethian
They should all get put behind bars for realeasing their 'Music' out into the public
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01.07.2012 - 19:11
Ocean Sage
Yeah! Randy is FREE!
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01.07.2012 - 19:45
Cathval
Written by Troy Killjoy on 30.06.2012 at 08:16

Written by Cathval on 29.06.2012 at 20:02
Randy should have considered whether his actions could lead to injury.
CASE CLOSED.

Randy was probably worried about what the fan was up to.

CASE DEBATABLE.
Hope the dick doesn't try to hide behind his fan popularity. I swear, people seem to think that if people "don't want him to be in jail" then he shouldn't be held accountable or responsible for his actions. That's passing judgment on the kid. You can theoretically say all you want that "he was defending himself", "he reacted instinctively", "don't fuck with the metalheads" or any other bullshit you can throw into the argument. It is rather opinionated of anyone to claim he had the right to push the kid. Point of the matter is that someone is dead because he pushed him.

Was security at fault? Possibly. But you don't just randomly decide to physically assault someone for merely jumping on a stage.

Still, because he has backing, money, and the metal press, he'll probably get off for it. Another Micheal Jackson incident here, is what this is.
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01.07.2012 - 19:52
Marcel Hubregtse
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The kid climbed over the barrier THREE times and already knew he shouldn't be there. So, imo, it is own fault he got hurt.
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01.07.2012 - 20:08
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Written by Cathval on 01.07.2012 at 19:45

Another Micheal Jackson incident here, is what this is.

Except MJ's doctor got 4 years in prison, so clearly not the same.

I agree with Marcel, if he got on the stage 3 times then I doubt he had much other choice of action. What was he supposed to do, stop the show and politely ask him to stop what he was doing? No, it was a shitty accident that's all. If the kid had survived we wouldn't have heard anything about this, apart from him trying to sue the band and failing.
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01.07.2012 - 20:09
Cathval
Written by Guest on 01.07.2012 at 20:08

Written by Cathval on 01.07.2012 at 19:45

Another Micheal Jackson incident here, is what this is.

Except MJ's doctor got 4 years in prison, so clearly not the same.
No. I speak of how he got off his CHILD MOLESTATION charges because of his rampant fame.
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01.07.2012 - 20:20
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Written by Cathval on 01.07.2012 at 20:09

No. I speak of how he got off his CHILD MOLESTATION charges because of his rampant fame.

To me this sounds like you have a major knee-jerk reaction to any "celebrity" (Randy being barely a z-list one at that - if you think he carries as much power as MJ you're clearly delusional and paranoid; the courts don't give a flying fuck about some metal band member they've never heard of) who have charges brought against them; you sound pretty poisoned by the media, clearly quite happy to buy into any conspiracy. I'm guessing you think the US was reponsible for 9/11 too? I've seen shit loads of band members shove morons off the stage, just because none of those incidents ended in a death doesn't mean to say he should be treated differently just because he was doing what anyone else would have done, not punishing them for other's incessant recklessness and stupidity.
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01.07.2012 - 21:44
Cathval
Written by Guest on 01.07.2012 at 20:20

Written by Cathval on 01.07.2012 at 20:09

No. I speak of how he got off his CHILD MOLESTATION charges because of his rampant fame.

To me this sounds like you have a major knee-jerk reaction to any "celebrity" (Randy being barely a z-list one at that - if you think he carries as much power as MJ you're clearly delusional and paranoid; the courts don't give a flying fuck about some metal band member they've never heard of) who have charges brought against them; you sound pretty poisoned by the media, clearly quite happy to buy into any conspiracy. I'm guessing you think the US was reponsible for 9/11 too? I've seen shit loads of band members shove morons off the stage, just because none of those incidents ended in a death doesn't mean to say he should be treated differently just because he was doing what anyone else would have done, not punishing them for other's incessant recklessness and stupidity.
You are misconstruing my facts.

I was SPEAKING of how there is a fanbase set in place to get him free regardless if he is guilty or not. Whether or not he makes as much money as MJ is irrelevant. His fanbase argument is thrown out as well.

IT'S ABOUT HOW PEOPLE WANT HIM FREE IF HE HAD DONE THE WRONG THING. THAT IS THE PROBLEM.
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01.07.2012 - 21:47
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Cathval on 01.07.2012 at 21:44


IT'S ABOUT HOW PEOPLE WANT HIM FREE IF HE HAD DONE THE WRONG THING. THAT IS THE PROBLEM.


I reamain of the opinion that shoving the guy was NOT the wrong thing to do, but totally the right thing, since the guy had already climbed on stage a couple of times before and KNEW he wasn't allowed there.
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01.07.2012 - 21:50
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Written by Cathval on 01.07.2012 at 21:44

You are misconstruing my facts.

I was SPEAKING of how there is a fanbase set in place to get him free regardless if he is guilty or not. Whether or not he makes as much money as MJ is irrelevant. His fanbase argument is thrown out as well.

IT'S ABOUT HOW PEOPLE WANT HIM FREE IF HE HAD DONE THE WRONG THING. THAT IS THE PROBLEM.

I'm not misconstruing anything:


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Randy should have considered whether his actions could lead to injury.


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Hope the dick doesn't try to hide behind his fan popularity.


Prejudgment on your part on the latter statement there.

First you cite a clear disdain and bias toward the singer, now you're shifting your argument toward the fan reaction. Two entirely separate issues. It's clear from the beginning that there was evidence pointing toward his innocence which may go far in explaining the fan reaction.

The point is that you seem to think a handful of people hashtagging something on Twitter has some kind of influence over court proceedings. If you want to complain about fans that's fine, but don't confuse the issue.
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01.07.2012 - 21:52
Boxcar Willy
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Written by Cathval on 01.07.2012 at 21:44

Written by Guest on 01.07.2012 at 20:20

Written by Cathval on 01.07.2012 at 20:09

No. I speak of how he got off his CHILD MOLESTATION charges because of his rampant fame.

To me this sounds like you have a major knee-jerk reaction to any "celebrity" (Randy being barely a z-list one at that - if you think he carries as much power as MJ you're clearly delusional and paranoid; the courts don't give a flying fuck about some metal band member they've never heard of) who have charges brought against them; you sound pretty poisoned by the media, clearly quite happy to buy into any conspiracy. I'm guessing you think the US was reponsible for 9/11 too? I've seen shit loads of band members shove morons off the stage, just because none of those incidents ended in a death doesn't mean to say he should be treated differently just because he was doing what anyone else would have done, not punishing them for other's incessant recklessness and stupidity.
You are misconstruing my facts.

I was SPEAKING of how there is a fanbase set in place to get him free regardless if he is guilty or not. Whether or not he makes as much money as MJ is irrelevant. His fanbase argument is thrown out as well.

IT'S ABOUT HOW PEOPLE WANT HIM FREE IF HE HAD DONE THE WRONG THING. THAT IS THE PROBLEM.

I highly doubt the LoG Fanbase is large enough to "get him free".
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01.07.2012 - 21:54
Cathval
Written by Guest on 01.07.2012 at 21:50

Written by Cathval on 01.07.2012 at 21:44

You are misconstruing my facts.

I was SPEAKING of how there is a fanbase set in place to get him free regardless if he is guilty or not. Whether or not he makes as much money as MJ is irrelevant. His fanbase argument is thrown out as well.

IT'S ABOUT HOW PEOPLE WANT HIM FREE IF HE HAD DONE THE WRONG THING. THAT IS THE PROBLEM.

I'm not miscontruding anything:


Quote:
Randy should have considered whether his actions could lead to injury.


Quote:
Hope the dick doesn't try to hide behind his fan popularity.


Prejudgment on your part on the latter statement there.

First you cite a clear disdain and bias toward the singer, now you're shifting your argument toward the fan reaction. Two entirely separate issues. It's clear from the beginning that there was evidence pointing toward his innocence which may go far in explaining the fan reaction.

The point is that you seem to think a handful of people hashtagging something on Twitter has some kind of influence over court proceedings. If you want to complain about fans that's fine, but don't confuse the issue.
Straw man.

I hold no disdain towards the singer. Solely towards his actions and the injustice of it all. "Right to defend" means backing up, sizing up the situation, using discernible judgment, and not merely shoving a kid because he is physically on a stage.

Twitter has power. It can make entire people do illogical, reasonless things. The power of media.
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01.07.2012 - 21:54
Cathval
Written by Boxcar Willy on 01.07.2012 at 21:52

Written by Cathval on 01.07.2012 at 21:44

Written by Guest on 01.07.2012 at 20:20

Written by Cathval on 01.07.2012 at 20:09

No. I speak of how he got off his CHILD MOLESTATION charges because of his rampant fame.

To me this sounds like you have a major knee-jerk reaction to any "celebrity" (Randy being barely a z-list one at that - if you think he carries as much power as MJ you're clearly delusional and paranoid; the courts don't give a flying fuck about some metal band member they've never heard of) who have charges brought against them; you sound pretty poisoned by the media, clearly quite happy to buy into any conspiracy. I'm guessing you think the US was reponsible for 9/11 too? I've seen shit loads of band members shove morons off the stage, just because none of those incidents ended in a death doesn't mean to say he should be treated differently just because he was doing what anyone else would have done, not punishing them for other's incessant recklessness and stupidity.
You are misconstruing my facts.

I was SPEAKING of how there is a fanbase set in place to get him free regardless if he is guilty or not. Whether or not he makes as much money as MJ is irrelevant. His fanbase argument is thrown out as well.

IT'S ABOUT HOW PEOPLE WANT HIM FREE IF HE HAD DONE THE WRONG THING. THAT IS THE PROBLEM.

I highly doubt the LoG Fanbase is large enough to "get him free".
But the metal fanbase is.
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01.07.2012 - 21:56
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Cathval on 01.07.2012 at 21:54

Straw man.

I hold no disdain towards the singer. Solely towards his actions and the injustice of it all. "Right to defend" means backing up, sizing up the situation, using discernible judgment, and not merely shoving a kid because he is physically on a stage.

Twitter has power. It can make entire people do illogical, reasonless things. The power of media.

Yeah ok then, Fox Mulder.

The manslaughter charges were dropped in a day, that shows what a flimsy case they had against him from the start. You sound like you want a pound of flesh, little more.

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But the metal fanbase is.


You are quite clearly delusional if you think that. Please stop talking about "facts" if you're going to use nonsense like that.
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01.07.2012 - 22:02
Cathval
Written by Guest on 01.07.2012 at 21:56

Written by Cathval on 01.07.2012 at 21:54

Straw man.

I hold no disdain towards the singer. Solely towards his actions and the injustice of it all. "Right to defend" means backing up, sizing up the situation, using discernible judgment, and not merely shoving a kid because he is physically on a stage.

Twitter has power. It can make entire people do illogical, reasonless things. The power of media.

Yeah ok then, Fox Mulder.

The manslaughter charges were dropped in a day, that shows what a flimsy case they had against him from the start. You sound like you want a pound of flesh, little more.
Is that your argument?

"Yeah ok than, Fox Mulder"

The case is still ongoing. You forget this.
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01.07.2012 - 22:08
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Cathval on 01.07.2012 at 22:02

Is that your argument?

"Yeah ok then, Fox Mulder"

The case is still ongoing. You forget this.

I didn't realise I needed to present an argument when all you have done is throw around paranoid media conspiracy drivel and misguided, out of context ethics, devoid of fact or basis.

The investigation is still ongoing of course, it would be negligent to dismiss it so quickly.
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01.07.2012 - 22:08
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
So fucking hilarious thinking that the metal fanbase has power over court.
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Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
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01.07.2012 - 22:13
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by Mr. Doctor on 01.07.2012 at 22:08

So fucking hilarious thinking that the metal fanbase has power over court.

Yup

I mean the 8 LoG fans in Prague probably held some kind of protest, maybe stood infort of the court with a sign or two.


"WE WANT RANDY FREE!"

"yeaaaaa... Free Randy..."
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02.07.2012 - 03:09
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Looks like Joe said about everything I wanted to and more.

"CASE CLOSED."
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02.07.2012 - 04:18
scapeplan
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You thanked Cynic for the info on the second update when i shared it first? D:
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02.07.2012 - 05:34
Cathval
Written by Mr. Doctor on 01.07.2012 at 22:08

So fucking hilarious thinking that the metal fanbase has power over court.
Never said they held power over court.

I did however, mention that anything, at any given time, can steamroll and turn into that over time. That's the point. Unintelligent, misinformed human beings can make decisions based upon their media perceptions. This has been seen and proven time and time again.
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02.07.2012 - 05:35
Cathval
Written by Guest on 01.07.2012 at 22:08

Written by Cathval on 01.07.2012 at 22:02

Is that your argument?

"Yeah ok then, Fox Mulder"

The case is still ongoing. You forget this.

I didn't realise I needed to present an argument when all you have done is throw around paranoid media conspiracy drivel and misguided, out of context ethics, devoid of fact or basis.

The investigation is still ongoing of course, it would be negligent to dismiss it so quickly.
You've thrown out the fact that it is an ongoing case a few posts ago.

Edit - Not to mention your post was erroneous. However, you seem to want it to appear as such. Terrible of you, sir.
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02.07.2012 - 05:41
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Hey, I think JFK was killed by the government.



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02.07.2012 - 06:23
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Written by Boxcar Willy on 02.07.2012 at 05:41

Hey, I think JFK was killed by the government.



#OHSHITSON

#CAPTURERANDYBLYTHE, #GUILTYUNTILPROVENINNOCENT, #TRUSTNO1.
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