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Donahue - Indecency & Obscenity - feat. 2 Live Crew - circa 1990 - 2 of 4

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Published on May 16, 2011

In 1990, American Family Association and Jack Thompson, a lawyer affiliated with the AFA, met with Florida Governor Bob Martinez and convinced him to look into the rap group 2-Live Crew's "As Nasty as They Wanna Be" to see if it met the legal classification of obscene. In 1990 action was taken at the local level and Nick Navarro, Broward County sheriff, received a ruling from County Circuit Court judge Mel Grossman that probable cause for obscenity violations existed. In response, Luther Campbell maintained that people should focus on issues relating to hunger and poverty rather than on the lyrical content of their music.

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