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March 7, 1998 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The state Board of Prison Terms agreed Friday to drop charges that Sacramento-based rapper Shawn Thomas violated his parole by releasing a new album containing violent anti-law enforcement lyrics. However, Thomas, who performs under the name C-BO, will remain in Sacramento County Jail--where he has been held since his arrest Tuesday--for as long as 30 days on several other parole violations.
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March 18, 1998 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rap performer Shawn Thomas, whose arrest on parole violations stemming from his violent anti-police lyrics stirred a 1st Amendment debate last month, will have to spend about two more months in jail after testing positive for marijuana use, authorities said. The Sacramento "gangsta" rapper, whose stage name is C-BO, has served more than two weeks on lesser violations since the Board of Prison Terms overturned the lyrics-oriented charges.
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NEWS
March 18, 1998 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rap performer Shawn Thomas, whose arrest on parole violations stemming from his violent anti-police lyrics stirred a 1st Amendment debate last month, will have to spend about two more months in jail after testing positive for marijuana use, authorities said. The Sacramento "gangsta" rapper, whose stage name is C-BO, has served more than two weeks on lesser violations since the Board of Prison Terms overturned the lyrics-oriented charges.
NEWS
March 7, 1998 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The state Board of Prison Terms agreed Friday to drop charges that Sacramento-based rapper Shawn Thomas violated his parole by releasing a new album containing violent anti-law enforcement lyrics. However, Thomas, who performs under the name C-BO, will remain in Sacramento County Jail--where he has been held since his arrest Tuesday--for as long as 30 days on several other parole violations.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 1998 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Make a gangsta-rap album, go to jail. That's the situation possibly facing Shawn Thomas, a Sacramento rapper whose new album could send him back to prison if its "gangsta rap" content is judged in violation of his parole. If Thomas is ordered back to prison, the case could prove a test of 1st Amendment rights and the limits of the penal system's authority, legal experts say.
NEWS
October 24, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
A Costa Mesa man who robbed a woman with two young children at knifepoint in a parking lot was arrested after witnesses trailed him to a nearby apartment complex, police said today. Shawn Thomas Ritchie, 21, was arrested after allegedly confronting a Corona del Mar woman who had a baby in her arms and another child trailing behind her Monday night in a parking lot outside the Marshalls department store in the 2300 block of Harbor Boulevard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1989
A 14-year-old youth from the Crenshaw area was fatally wounded early Monday when shots were fired at the car he was driving from another car as both cars drove south on Crenshaw Boulevard near 39th Street, Los Angeles police said. Shortly after the shooting, police suggested that a driving dispute may have led to the shooting. But later Monday, South Bureau Homicide Detective James K. Vena said detectives "really have no idea" why the shots were fired.
NATIONAL
March 5, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Would-be robbers take note: Don't use your debit card during a holdup. A Charleston, W.Va., man who police say attempted to rob a convenience store ended up buying a soft drink with his debit card instead -- ultimately leading to his arrest. Shawn Thomas Lester, 33, told the store clerk Monday that he had a gun and wanted all the money in the register, police said. But the suspect got flustered when a customer walked in, and the clerk told him to pay for the soft drink. Lester handed over his debit card, signed the receipt "John Doe" and left without any cash.
SPORTS
July 6, 1985 | Associated Press
Nashville boxer Chris Calvin said Friday that he will continue his boxing career despite the death of his last opponent, Shawn Thomas of Detroit. Thomas was pronounced dead Wednesday night, five weeks after he collapsed in his dressing room at the Holiday Star Theater in Merrillville, Ind. He underwent brain surgery to remove a blood clot after his scheduled 10-round bout with Calvin was halted in the seventh round.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 1998 | MARC WEINGARTEN
Rapper C-BO's story is so sensational, it's almost as if it could have been lifted from one of the inner-city nightmare scenarios on his new album. The irony, of course, is that it's precisely those songs that have now landed him in jail. Ordered not to promote a gang lifestyle upon his release from prison last year, C-BO (whose real name is Shawn Thomas) was arrested this week when it was determined that the lyrical content of these songs was in violation of his parole.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 1998 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Make a gangsta-rap album, go to jail. That's the situation possibly facing Shawn Thomas, a Sacramento rapper whose new album could send him back to prison if its "gangsta rap" content is judged in violation of his parole. If Thomas is ordered back to prison, the case could prove a test of 1st Amendment rights and the limits of the penal system's authority, legal experts say.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1995
Four men were arrested on suspicion of running a drug ring out of their homes and from a business in Laguna Beach, sheriff's investigators said Friday. Louis Zono Torres, 30, and Shawn Thomas, 28, both of Irvine, Scott Deane Williams, 23, of Tustin and Scott Michael Bakkum, 31, of Dana Point were arrested by sheriff's narcotics investigators on suspicion of transporting and selling marijuana, Sheriff's Lt. Tom Garner said.
SPORTS
May 12, 1994 | MELANIE NEFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Surprising even himself, El Toro's Tyce Routson won the Division I boys' diving championship Wednesday at Heritage Park, setting a Southern Section record with a score of 604.95. "I didn't think I would do that well overall," Routson said. "I started off slow, but then I picked it up." Routson, who will attend Miami on scholarship in the fall, got into his rhythm in the fifth round, when he executed an inward 2 1/2 somersault pike that drew marks of 7.5 to 8.5.
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