Wednesday, October 24, 2007

It Really Never Ends


A statue commemorating slain rapper, actor and activist Tupac Shakur is among the latest targets of a hangman's noose, according to the foundation bearing Shakur's name.

Authorities in Georgia are investigating a pair of incidents that began early Saturday morning when one or more vandals tied a noose around the neck of a bronze likeness of Shakur that stands in the open "peace garden" of the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Stone Mountain, 15 miles from Atlanta, according to Versa Manos, a spokesman for the center's foundation. This incident involved further damage to the Shakur statue, including plastered writings with Sept. 11 and Hurricane Katrina references, as well "vague threats" against rappers and record company executives, according to a statement on the foundation's Web site.

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