Man Kills 17-Year-Old Boy for Listening to Rap Music

Arizona man fatally stabs teenager who was listening to rap because the music made him feel ‘unsafe

In an interview with KPNX, the victim's father Rahim Al-Amin said, "To follow him behind in a store and stab him?"

The outlet reports that Adams allegedly used a pocket knife to stab Al-Amin in the back before slitting his throat. The boy died at the hospital from his injuries shortly afterward.

If my music makes you feel unsafe, then walk the fuck away.

The attorney for a white man charged with fatally stabbing a black teenager at a convenience store because he felt threatened by his rap music says he is mentally ill and was released from jail on a prior assault conviction without medication. According to the police statement, he said that "people who listen to rap music are a threat to him and the community". "Adams stated the rap music (not the victim) made him feel threatened and Adams felt he needed to be "Proactive rather than reactive" and protect himself and the community from the victim". The white suspect, 27-year-old Michael Paul Adams, says he carried out the murder because the boy was playing Hip-Hop music.

Today, the hashtag #JusticeforElijah is trending nationally, as prominent activists are calling on the police to recognize the killing as a hate crime and avoid using mental illness as a shield for white supremacy. He said detectives on the case concluded that, even though Adams mentioned multiple races in his confession, the incident did not meet the threshold for hate crime charges.

According to records from the Arizona Department of Corrections, Adams was released from the Arizona State Prison Complex in Yuma, where he served a 13-month sentence for aggravated assault, just two days before the recent attack. Prosecutors also noted that he had several previous felony convictions and a history of unprovoked violence. And he's been released into the world and left to fend for himself. He was given contact information for social service providers, the department said.

So he said he stabbed him with a pocketknife. Adams' bond was set at $1 million cash.

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Elijah Al-Amin was killed by a stranger who had just got out of prison. "It's too easy as a society to shake our head and say well, they committed a crime, it's too bad, we have jails for that, when really, what they need is treatment". I don't care what mental issues you have.

"There's no excuse for this", the teen's devastated mother, Serina Rides told Fox 10.

She said he wanted to be just like Jay-Z, who Forbes says is the first billionaire rapper. He had recently expressed interest in hotel management, perhaps inspired by his paternal grandfather, who owned hotels.

He said Al-Amin didn't do anything threatening but that the youth had been listening to rap music in his vehicle in the parking lot, according to the statement. Cory Booker, who's running for president, modified into as soon as one in every of many who demanded that the Department of Justice step in to investigate the homicide. He saw his son through the windows, cleaning up.

The stabbing death of 17-year-old Elijah Al-Amin at a USA convenience store has prompted calls for a hate crime investigation. He spent all night trying to find him, and learned that he had been killed around dawn.

Hours later, Al-Amin grew anxious when his son had not returned home and was not answering his phone.

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