Soldier Jailed for Rap About Killing Troops

January 12, 2010 - 12:39 PM
A soldier is in a Georgia jail on charges he threatened his Army superiors in a rap song about being deployed to Iraq instead of being released from service.
Savannah, Ga. (AP) - A soldier is in a Georgia jail on charges he threatened his Army superiors in a rap song about being deployed to Iraq instead of being released from service.
 
Spc. Marc A. Hall has been jailed since last month on military charges of making threats, both in conversation with members of his infantry unit and in the lyrics to his song "Stop Loss."
 
"Stop-loss" is the policy of keeping troops in service beyond their enlistment dates.
 
Hall recorded the song and put it on his Web site. Hall uses graphic language and raps about grabbing a rifle to spray bullets and "watch all the bodies hit the floor."
 
Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson said Monday commanders took the threats seriously. Hall's military attorney declined to comment. A civilian attorney, Jim Klimaski, said the soldier intended no real violence.