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July 15, 1993 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Song ' I got a tech-9 now his smokin' ass is mine . . . Comin' quickly up the streets is the punk ass police the first one jumped out and said freeze . I popped him in his knees . ' "Crooked Ass Nigga" from recording "2PACALYPSE NOW" by Tupac Amaru Shakur * Ronald Ray Howard, who was sentenced to death Wednesday by a jury here, says he can still hear the scream of the highway patrolman he gunned down 15 months ago during a routine traffic stop on a dark road near Houston.
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July 15, 1993 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Song ' I got a tech-9 now his smokin' ass is mine . . . Comin' quickly up the streets is the punk ass police the first one jumped out and said freeze . I popped him in his knees . ' "Crooked Ass Nigga" from recording "2PACALYPSE NOW" by Tupac Amaru Shakur * Ronald Ray Howard, who was sentenced to death Wednesday by a jury here, says he can still hear the scream of the highway patrolman he gunned down 15 months ago during a routine traffic stop on a dark road near Houston.
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June 3, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Trial Starts: The trial of Ronald Ray Howard, a 19-year-old Texan charged in the shooting death of a state trooper last April on a highway 100 miles outside Houston, began Wednesday in Austin. Howard's attorney hopes to prove that the defendant was listening to violent songs by rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur on the night of the killing and that it affected his behavior.
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June 3, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Trial Starts: The trial of Ronald Ray Howard, a 19-year-old Texan charged in the shooting death of a state trooper last April on a highway 100 miles outside Houston, began Wednesday in Austin. Howard's attorney hopes to prove that the defendant was listening to violent songs by rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur on the night of the killing and that it affected his behavior.
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October 13, 1992 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's hard to imagine a case with two antagonists more estranged than Linda Sue Davidson and Tupac Amaru Shakur. Davidson, a white middle-aged state trooper's wife, has spent the past 20 years raising her two children in this tiny Texas town where country music rules the airwaves and John Wayne's portrait hangs on the wall of the local cafe.
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October 7, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A convicted killer has been executed in Huntsville, the 14th person put to death in the state this year. Ronald Ray Howard, 32, was condemned for the shooting death of Department of Public Safety Trooper Bill Davidson on April 11, 1992.
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October 17, 1994 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The debate over the social impact of gangsta rap music moves to a Milwaukee courtroom Wednesday, when two Wisconsin minors will be charged with murder in the country's second case of rap allegedly inspiring the killing of a police officer. The case involves two teens who told authorities they plotted a Sept. 7 sniper attack on a police van "because of a Tupac Shakur record that talks about killing the police."
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September 23, 1992 | JOHN BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vice President Dan Quayle, broadening his attack on Hollywood, Tuesday blasted the recording industry for producing rap music that he said had led to violence. Quayle called on the Time Warner Inc. subsidiary, Interscope Records, to withdraw the album "2pacalypse Now" by rap artist Tupac Amaru Shakur from stores.
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July 16, 1993 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Austin, Tex., jury that sentenced a Texas teen-ager to death Wednesday for murdering a state trooper rejected his claim that violent rap music caused him to pull the trigger--but the jurors did believe the music influenced his action.
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October 13, 1992 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's hard to imagine a case with two antagonists more estranged than Linda Sue Davidson and Tupac Amaru Shakur. Davidson, a white middle-aged state trooper's wife, has spent the past 20 years raising her two children in this tiny Texas town where country music rules the airwaves and John Wayne's portrait hangs on the wall of the local cafe.
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October 19, 1992 | DAVID LINK, Link is a criminal law attorney. He is also a playwright and has just completed a novel
Chuck Philips does an admirable job in his article portraying the anguish of Linda Sue Davidson at the death of her police officer husband ("Testing the Limits," Calendar, Oct. 13). But Davidson's attempt to blame rap artist Tupac Amaru Shakur for the death combines shaky reasoning with a dangerously simplistic view of art. It is a terrible thing that Davidson's husband was senselessly killed. But the legal question is, who is responsible for this death?
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