Jay-Z has called for "more schools, less prisons" while onstage in California, NME reports.
Speaking at his and wife Beyonce's second On the Run date at Pasadena's Rose Bowl venue, the rapper made it clear that he supports Prop 47, a California ballot which residents will vote on this November, which recommends changing sentencing for low-level nonviolent crimes and putting the money saved back into schools, mental health treatment and victim services.
As Jay-Z's song "Hardknock Life" started, Global Grind reports that the rapper commented: "Prop 47! California! Build more schools, less prisons. More schools, less prisons. They will never be able to stop us."
Meanwhile, at the previous evening's gig (August 2) at the same venue, a man was held on suspicion of biting off the tip of another man's finger. The incident began when 25-year-old Roberto Alcaraz Garnica, of San Diego, allegedly groped a woman at the stadium, reported CBS Local.
When the woman's boyfriend confronted Garnica, there was a physical altercation during which Garnica allegedly bit off the end of the other man's finger, police said. Garnica was arrested on suspicion of sexual battery and mayhem, which is legally defined as disabling or disfiguring a part of a victim's body. The boyfriend, said to be in his 20s, was taken to hospital.
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