There is no freedom of speech issue here. Track 29 is a private company that entered into a performance contract with a private entertainer. There must have been a miscommunication over what songs Track 29 was paying Smith to play. Busch league mistake by whomever is negotiating performance contracts for Track 29, and childish move to pull the plug because of your failure to properly draw up a contract that would give Smith incentives not to play the song (docking pay, limiting area for merch, etc)
By the way does anybody notice the irony: In 2003 Smith is arrested for disorderly conduct for what can be described as interfering with the police while they were attempting to do their job (right or wrong) at a DUI checkpoint. Then in 2011 Smith is upset that Track 29 pulled the plug on him while he was attempting to do his job (right or wrong).
It's not fun when somebody tries to prevent you from doing your job is it?
Better not let them gays marry. They'll ruin the institution of marriage. Oh look.... The local divorce filings....
Sorry to sound insensitive but when one person stands under a ladder and another person stands on that ladder while operating a chainsaw, the result is dangerous and reckless. Unless the work done on the tree was to save another's life or prevent another's injury, there's not really a good reason to standing directly under a fully operational chainsaw.
Looks like another contender for the Darwin awards
Their "parents" named the two London and Britain. Seriously.
I'm noticing that a lot of the outrage voiced through social media and the like are primarily from the white community. I would like to hear from any black community (or black person) regarding the recent shootings. More specifically, what they are doing to gain control of the rising violence situation, and if not that, then why the acquiescence to this "gangsta" lifestyle among their youth. The elephant in the room is that the majority, if not all of these recent shooting have been by black males--I don't intend for this to cause racist overtones, but this is something that needs to be brought forward in order to provide accountability.....And if we have to, us whites will move into the black neighborhoods and start doing things that you don't like (such as Starbucks, dog parks, ugly sweater parties, and Conan O'Brien)
I wonder if his parents are going to kick him out of their basement after this?
The police are not the problem. The people in these neighborhoods are the problem. They need to take responsibility for their actions, and more specifically get an education, get jobs, and stop having children without the proper finances to raise them. These neighborhoods would make Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. hang his head in shame if he was still alive.
Where is the NAACP?