Law Professor Corrects JAY-Z On Misleading Song!!...Must SEE
Many people took some lyrics from Jay-Z's classic songs "99 Problems" as 100% accurate.
Here are the lyrics to the second verse...
"License and registration and step out of the car"
"Are you carrying a weapon on you I know a lot of you are"
I ain't stepping out of s***t all my papers legit "Do you mind if I look round the car a little bit?"
Well my glove compartment is locked so is the trunk and the back
And I know my rights so you gon' need a warrant for that
Professor Caleb Mason noticed a lot of people, even law students believe that this is accurate, and finally decided to correct things.
If this serves no other purpose, I hope it serves to debunk, for any readers who persist in believing it, the myth that locking your trunk will keep the cops from searching it.
Based on the number of my students who arrived at law school believing that if you lock your trunk and glove compartment, the police will need a warrant to search them, I surmise that it's even more widespread among the lay public. But it's completely, 100% wrong.
The lesson is threefold: (1) don't consent, (2) know the reasonable suspicion boilerplate and don't provide it, and (3) make a record of the encounter any way you can, including your behavior, appearance, and demeanor before and during the stop, the officer's stated motive for the stop, all of your responses to questioning, whether or not you were placed under arrest, and the exact amount of time you were held on the side of the road.
And finally, most importantly, when in doubt, talk to a lawyer.
Below is the actual video, the verse is on the second.
I knew that.All the police need is reasonable suspicion.And of course the police is going to think their they are reasonable for wanting to look around even if its just because you are black.But of course he was just focusing on how they stereotype.Who cares.....he still spoke da truth in that song nd da white man can tell me different when he can rap like Jay Z or spit 16 bars
What the song didn't say is they need enough probable cause. I was pulled over once for some minor turn violation they stated I made & the cop actually said to me " I'm not racist I am just trying to keep weapons & drugs off the streets and if you LET ME SEARCH YOUR CAR I wont give you a ticket" clearly I objected & felt disrespected. Every situation is different but the key to out smarting the law isn't to know its to know who is enforcing it SURVIVE my people
well notice in his explanation he never stated how jay was wrong specifically or in the entire statement that was made just the locks part. i would have to research this but jay had to have some kind of a point because when i was in military police school there were a lot of civilian cops with me and i remember them explaining how they would use certain tactics or tricks to give them the time and ability to search the vehicle. All im saying is jay story is not a hundred percent wrong they cant just up and start going through your s***t not sure bout the issue of s***t being locked and i do not recall all my classes but there is differences when applying 4th amendment laws to to vehicles rather than homes but you still have rights, would . I choose to exercise them s***ts alone on the road with a cop?? hmmmmm?? f***k no. not unless i install cameras in my s***t first which i will have to look into now that i think about it.......
No wonder you n***rs get tazed and beat all the time by the "po-po." You get your legal advice from rappers. Lol. N***rs are hilarious
& Im sure country music has encouraged you 2drive down long dirt roads Watch your best friend walk away with your woman Go 2local bars & build a tab & get yo ass kicked 1600 beers later lol stereo types all sound ignorant thats why its better to understand entertainment is always questionable in the eyes of reasoning. Jay wrote that song 2entertain not 2b put on stand by a man who's opinion doesn't phaze or matter 2him he's not a law student he's juz a rich person who's speaking from his point of view the rules are different when ya money long
In JAY Z's defense...I'm sure he KNEW that what he was saying wasn't "LAWFULLY CORRECT" its JUST the material he CHOSE to put into his song to "PAINT A PICTURE". It's called CREATIVITY you dumb motherf***kers. It didn't HAVE to be NECESSARILY correct in THIS case. BLAME THE STUPID people that wasn't EDUCATED enough to KNOW whether it was LAWFULLY CORRECT or not. NOT the ARTIST. He was CLEARLY and SIMPLY just being ARTISTIC as he should have been. They LOOKED TOO DEEP and took this subject too damn far. SMH