Jen Brock at Blog for Democracy brings to our attention another fine piece of work by Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, the Tupac Amaru Shakur Records Collection Act of 2005:
Seriously? Does McKinney think the government assasinated(sic) 2Pac? Or perhaps she wants to get to the bottom of the persistent “2Pac faked his own death!” rumor. After all, the guy has been releasing albums pretty consistently since his death in 1996. The resolution also requires that part of the records be housed at the newly opened Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Stone Mountain, so at least she’s bringing home the bacon.
The obvious question is why is McKinney sponsoring such a resolution, but I also wonder why Stone Mountian has an arts center named in honor of Tupac? Perhaps it is because of this incident? (from Wikipedia)
In October 1993, Shakur came upon two off-duty police officers whom he perceived as harassing a black motorist on the side of the road in Atlanta. Shakur got into a fight with them and shot both officers (one in the leg, one in the buttocks). He faced serious charges until it was discovered that both officers were intoxicated during the incident and were using weapons stolen out of an evidence locker. The charges against Shakur were dismissed.