2014.08.06 【英译中】 Anything You Can Spit Can Be Used Against You 1/2

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Anything You Can Spit Can Be Used Against You

你说的都会成为呈堂证供


by VICTORIA M. WALKER

August 03, 2014 2:33 PM ET


Antwain Steward was arrested and charged with killing two people inNewport News,Va., in large part based on rap lyrics he wrote — even though his lyrics didn't sync up with the details of the crime.Antwain Steward被逮捕,被控告为弗吉尼亚纽波特市2条命案负责,警官他的歌词并未完全和犯罪细节一直,但是大部分他所写的饶舌歌词将成为证据。

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It was early May 2007. Two friends, 16-year-old Christopher Horton and 20-year-old Brian Dean, were sitting on a porch on 23rd Steet andOrcutt AvenueinNewport News,Va., in the city's downtown neighborhood.

2007年5月初,1第23街和Orcutt街的6岁的Christopher Horton和朋友20岁的Brain Dean坐在弗吉尼亚州闹市区23街和Orcutt街的一个门廊下。


Someone walked up to the porch where they were sitting and opened fire with a handgun, killing both Horton and Dean

一个人径直走向他们俩坐着的门廊,开枪打死了Horton和Dean。

 

The killings were two of 28 murders reported in Newport Newsin 2007. Fifteen of those homicides occurred in the south precinct of the city, where Horton and Dean were killed.Newport News, a city of just over 180,000 residents, has been plagued by gang and drug violence in the downtown area for years.

这是2007年纽波特28起谋杀案中的一起。其中,15起杀人案,包括Horton和Dean,都发生在纽波特南区。纽波特居民人数才18万多,但是这个城市市中心区域黑帮和毒品暴力已横行多年。


Tai Horton, the sister of Christopher Horton, said that in the aftermath of the killings, she's been the target of threats in her neighborhood.

Christopher Horton的妹妹Tai Horton在枪击案发生后说自己曾遭到邻居的威胁。


"It's people doing this, people causing pain to these families," she says. "You get the bad people out of the equation, and I think it will change. It's not the area, this area can be good at times." (Note: Tai Horton and the writer of this article are acquaintances.)标红处被纠结,看不懂,求指教。



The case went cold for four years, but then a detective assigned to cold cases came across a YouTube video of a local rapper, Antwain Steward, who goes by the stage name Twain Gotti. Steward's music primarily focused on violence and the gang life in downtownNewport News, known to many in southeastern Virginia as "Bad Newz." The music, heavy in percussion and synths, was gaining a significant following in the streets and on social media.

这个案子被搁置了四年,但是,后面一个专门调查悬案的探长无意中在Youtube上发现了一个纽波特本地饶舌歌手,Antwain Steward的视频。Antwain Steward的艺名叫Twain Gotti。Steward的音乐主要讲述纽波特繁华中心地区的暴力和黑帮生活,这就是在弗吉尼亚东南部为人所知的“低劣纽波特”。Steward的这种电子合成打击乐在街头和社交媒体上广受欢迎。

 

The detective received a tip that Steward referenced the murders in his song "Ride Out" and was the gunman in the 2007 shooting.

探长发现在Steward的歌曲”ride out “中所指的杀手就是2007年枪击案中的枪手。


The affidavit notes that Horton was a member of "Dump Squad," a gang feuding with Steward's "MOR3SH3LLZ."

宣誓书显示Horton所在的帮派Dump Squad与Steward的MOR3SH3LLZ.长期不和。


The affidavit quotes a verse from "Ride Out":

宣誓书摘抄了歌曲Ride Out 中的句子。

Everybody saw when I [expletive] choked him

But nobody saw when I [expletive] smoked him, roped him

Sharpened up the shank then I poked him.


In the lyrics, Steward raps about "choking" someone. But neither Horton nor Dean were choked. And in the last line, he refers to a shank and "poking," or stabbing, someone.

歌词中,Steward唱到“掐死”某人。但是Horton和Dean都不是被掐死的。在最后一行,他提到了长棍和戳,刺某人。


Again, both Horton and Dean were shot.

同样Horton和Dean不是被捅死的。


But the local police took the lyrics as a confession, and charged Steward in the Horton and Dean killings. Steward maintains that he's innocent.

但是当地警察将此歌词看作Steward的招供,也改变了Horton和Dean谋杀案中的Steward。Steward表示他是无辜的。


Lyrics On Trial

In 2004, Alan Jackson, who was an assistant district attorney inLos Angeles, wrote a paper for the American Prosecutors Research Institute in which he suggested that prosecutors introduce lyrics as evidence of a defendant's personality:

2004年,洛杉矶区域律师助理Alan Jackson写了一封报告递交至美国检察官研究所,报告中他提议起诉方可将给此作为被告人个性人格的证据。

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