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Rappers arrested for threatening judge and prosecutor on YouTube

It makes sense for threats against public officials to be illegal, especially when those officials are charged with the often thankless task of convicting and doling out punishments to those who break the law. It is highly possible, however, to be overzealous in enforcing this rule. Such is likely the case with the allegations against two South Carolina men who are accused of threatening a judge and a prosecutor in a rap video they posted on YouTube.

South Carolina man barred from Internet after sex crime charge

The South Carolina attorney general recently reported that authorities have arrested a South Carolina man on a single count of sexual exploitation of a minor. The sex crime charge arises out of a file on a computer that the man had pawned. Employees of the pawn shop were erasing the hard drive in order to resale the computer and found a file that appeared to contain child porn.

Charges over inappropriate student-teacher relationship dropped

A South Carolina teacher who was facing allegations of sexual battery of a student recently had the charges against her dropped. Authorities have refused to comment on the reason why they are no longer seeking a conviction. The student against whom the female teacher had allegedly committed the sex crime was somewhere between 16 and 17 years of age. There was no accusation of force or coercion by the teacher.

Sc man faces multiple drug charges after police smell chemicals

The Lexington County Sheriff's Department recently arrested a South Carolina man for allegedly cooking methamphetamine inside his garage. He faces multiple drug charges, including manufacture of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana.

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