Please watch this video “Buju Banton – Boom Bye Bye.” First understand the lyrics and then “dislike” the video on YouTube if you feel like it!

Buju Banton’s Very Controversial, Homophobic song “Boom Bye Bye”

Jamaican dancehall performer Mark Myrie is known worldwide as “Buju Banton.”

The line ” . . . Boom bye bye / Inna batty bwoy head . . . ” is repeated at least twelve times in the popular version of Buju Banton’s song “Boom Bye Bye.” This line can be interpreted as saying “bullets to your head, gay man.” A few seconds later there is a line that starts “shoot dem . . .” accompanied by gunshot sounds. There can be little doubt that Mark Myrie (“Buju Banton”) advocates the murder of gay men in “Boom Bye Bye.”

Sometime in August 2014, Buju Banton’s infamous song “Boom Bye Bye” passed the 22st anniversary of the date of its release in the U.S., the U.K. and the world. This heinous but catchy song was sent as a 12 inch single to discos and dance clubs all over the U.S. and the U.K. Many of these clubs were LGBT clubs which played the song.

“Boom Bye Bye” calls for gay men to be shot in the head, shot with an Uzi, have acid splashed on them and then to be burned like an old tire or necklaced.

“Boom Bye Bye” is very popular in Jamaica and the Caribbean, although it cannot be played on Jamaican radio. The song has been very controversial over the past 21 years in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and countries in Europe where LGBT people have gained some acceptance and legal protections.

The lyrics for “Boom Bye Bye” are posted here: Boom Bye Bye Lyrics. If you would like to see the lyrics with a translation from the Jamaican Patois look here: Dancehall Dossier.

To understand the lyrics of “Boom Bye Bye,” you must know that “batty man” and “batty bwoy” are derogatory terms for a gay man in Jamaican Patois. Whenever you hear “batty bwoy” in “Boom Bye Bye” substitute any common derogatory slur for “gay.” (The word “batty” in Jamaican Patois means “butt.” So “batty man” means “butt man” and “batty bwoy” means “butt boy.”)

Listen for this line in the song: “Rude bwoy no promote no nasty man / Dem haffi dead.” This is a line that clearly refers to gay men. “Dem haffi dead” means “they [gays] have to die.” The line is repeated ten times in the song.

There are several early, live versions of “Boom Bye Bye,” performed by Buju Banton, on YouTube, that contain the line, in clear English: “murder batty bwoy.” This line is not in the 1992 international release of the song. (The “murder batty bwoy” line is replaced by the line: “shoot di batty bwoy . . . ” in the 1992 international release.) You can hear this “murder batty bwoy” line on YouTube videos Buju And Shabba Contreversy and Buju Banton live in Jamaica 1992 (2/2).

“Boom Bye Bye” was almost immediately controversial in the U.S. and the U.K. after it was released in August 1992. This YouTube video shows some of the reaction: boom bye bye buju banton interview. Over all these years and after all of the criticism and controversy over “Boom Bye Bye,” Buju Banton has never distanced himself from the “kill LGBT” message of the song. In fact, he has defended the song.

The most popular version of “Boom Bye Bye” on YouTube now has more than 9,300,000 views. You can download the hateful “Boom Bye Bye” on Amazon and on Apple’s iTunes.

Buju Banton’s Reggae Compassionate Act Agreement

Like a number of other murder music artistes, Buju Banton signed a Reggae Compassionate Act agreement in 2007, using his real name, Mark Myrie. This was an agreement in which he promised not to promote hatred and violence. Buju almost immediately denied ever signing an RCA agreement. And he has violated his Reggae Compassionate Act agreement many times since signing it in 2007.

Of the murder music artistes listed in the Dancehall Dossier who have signed Reggae Compassionate Act agreements, only the group T.O.K. has complied with their agreement.

Buju Banton’s Arrest and Convictions on Drug-Trafficking Conspiracy Charges

Buju Banton, whose real name is “Mark Myrie,” is currently serving a 10 year term in U.S. federal custody after his conviction in February 2011 and sentencing in June 2011 on charges of “conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute five kilograms (11 pounds) or more of cocaine and using a telephone to commit a drug offense.” He is scheduled to be released on January 3rd, 2019 Mark Myrie – BOP Inmate Locator.

Buju Banton appealed his 10 year sentence in December 2011. The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Georgia, upheld Buju’s 10 year sentence on June 21st, 2012. The appeals court also reinstated the firearm charge conviction that had been thrown out at his original sentencing. On June 26th, 2013, U.S. District Judge James S. Moody set aside Buju’s firearm charge once again because jury forewoman Terri Wright is alleged to have done research about the firearm charge during the trial in violation of the judge’s instructions to the jury. If charged with disobeying the judge’s instructions, Terri Wright could face a fine and up to six months in prison if found guilty of contempt. Buju Banton continues to serve his 10 year sentence.

An appeal of Judge Moody’s June 26th, 2013 decision has been filed with the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Georgia. Buju’s former lawyer, Chokwe Lumumba is now the mayor of Jackson, Mississippi and lawyer Imhotep Alkebu-Lan is a special assistant to Jackson’s city attorney.

In November 2012, Buju’s lawyers at the time, Chokwe Lumumba and Imhotep Alkebu-Lan filed a writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court. This is a request to have the U.S. Supreme Court review Mark Myrie’s case. The U.S. Supreme Court only accepts a few such petitions each year and they get thousands of requests each year.

Buju’s Co-defendant Ian Thomas Released From Prison 08/23/13

Despite what you may read elsewhere online, Buju’s other co-defendant, James Jackson Mack, is scheduled to be released on 09-29-2019, which is September 29th, 2019.

Harvard Professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. is Buju’s New Lawyer 09/02/13

Buju’s Lawyer, Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., Harvard Law School Faculty

Buju’s Lawyer, Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice at Harvard Law School

On February 4th, 2014, Mark Myrie’s lawyers, Harvard Professor Charles Ogletree Jr., Jack Cushman and Max Stern, filed a 55 page appeal with the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. The Broward/Palm Beach New Times says:

In July 2013, Judge James Moody threw out one of Banton’s charges based on Wright’s conduct — but he didn’t declare a mistrial.

“This was error,” Ogletree argues in the new brief. “[Jury Forewoman Terri] Wright’s misconduct tainted the entire trial, and a new trial should be granted on all counts.”

Professor Ogletree hopes to get this appeal before the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta before the end of 2014.

The Jamaica Observer also reports that there is a move afoot to move Buju from the minimum-security Miami FCI prison to some other U.S. federal prison. Professor Charles Ogletree and his associates have filed in court to keep Mark Myrie in the Miami FCI.

Sadly, Buju’s former lawyer, Chokwe Lumumba, died of an apparent heart attack on February 25th, 2014, at age 66.

Homophobia in Jamaica and the Caribbean

There is an intense climate of homophobia and extreme violence against LGBT people in Jamaica and the Caribbean. In Jamaica and most other Caribbean countries, sex between consenting adult male same-sex couples is a felony. In Jamaica, the sentence can be up to 10 years at hard labor. The law is rarely enforced, but it essentially makes all gay men in Jamaica unindicted criminals. Homophobia is extreme and pervasive in Jamaica with most Jamaicans supporting the laws that criminalize adult male-to-male sex. In Jamaica, many take Leviticus 20:13 literally.

There are no laws in Jamaica that criminalize same-sex sex between consenting adult women. But many Jamaicans think lesbian sex is criminalized, too. Lesbians are subjected to discrimination, persecution, assaults and lynchings just like gay men as well as “corrective rape.”

To learn about the intense homophobia in Jamaica and murder music, I recommend starting with Guernica Magazine “Murder Music” and Time Magazine “The Most Homophobic Place on Earth?”

If you read “The Most Homophobic Place on Earth?” article, you will find out something that you probably do not already know about Buju Banton.

This is a courageous and great YouTube video series from We Are Jamaicans – LGBT Jamaicans Speak Out

YouTube Playlist: Anti LGBT Violence In Jamaica

He [Buju Banton] went on record with a song. He made a public statement — a statement of violence and murder against gays. If you go on record, it’s the record unless you say something to change it. You can’t just say, ‘That was year’s ago.’ We can’t just assume he’s different now unless he says so. And he’s never come out and said the song was a mistake, or that he now believes that killing gays is wrong. His reluctance to do that says as much as anything. –Quote from Thomas Soule of the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center, 2009

Below are links that lead to a lot of information about “Boom Bye Bye,” about Buju Banton (Mark Myrie) and other Jamaican murder music artistes, about the persecution of LGBT people in Jamaica and the Caribbean, some homophobic religious sects and cults, articles about Buju’s court trials and his lawyers legal efforts and about LGBT-related issues such as mental health, child molestation, are people “born gay,” etc.

Well worth a look and tell your friends!

Please take a look at:

Guernica Magazine, December 2010, “Murder Music” http://bit.ly/gjX4Iu

“Homophobia in Jamaica and ‘Murder Music’” (“Gays are killed in Jamaica”) http://bit.ly/HHWSmh

“Jamaica’s ‘Abominable Crime’ And The Coming Storm” Micah Fink, HuffPost Gay Voices, 06/28/13   http://huff.to/1cRXHok

“Examining Jamaica’s Homophobia”  National Public Radio “Tell Me More” 09/02/13 (Micah Fink and Jamaican LGBT activist Maurice Tomlinson discuss the documentary “The Abominable Crime”)  http://n.pr/14TyIPB

“Senior Rastafarian says no to repealing Jamaica’s law criminalizing homosexuality,” Jamaica Gleaner, 06/08/13 http://bit.ly/1t4nBeA

“New Campaign Aims to Help Jamaican LGBT Community” Advocate.com 06/05/14 http://bit.ly/1tV9etr

“How the land of ‘One Love’ became anti gay love”  Maurice Tomlinson, “Erasing 76 Crimes” website, 06/09/14 http://bit.ly/1hPFUVf

New “‘No to Homo Agenda’: How evangelicals spread anti-gay hate to Jamaica” Eliot Glenn, Salon, 07/10/14 http://bit.ly/1yaNVIj

“Africanist Abomination: Homophobia as a Business” 1993 http://bit.ly/dEGAWW

“Remembering Brian Williamson,” Thomas Glave, Jamaica Gleaner, 06/20/04 http://bit.ly/YCnFmF

“One Hate, One Fear” 01/06/10 http://bit.ly/e9yCpV

“LGBT rights by country or territory” Wikipedia http://bit.ly/ZDDFrC

United Nations “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” http://bit.ly/16LK9r9

“Olympics: Open Letter to Lord Coe & IOC” Peter Tatchell’s Open Letter to the International Olympics Committee and Lord Coe about the IOC’s non enforcement of their rules about discrimination. 07/18/12 http://bit.ly/18Zkhdy

“Cruising for a Bruisin’ When Cruise Lines Dock at Anti-Gay Ports” Edge Boston, 12/23/12 http://bit.ly/UihiWw

“How AIDS became a Caribbean Crisis,” Micah Fink, The Atlantic Magazine, 09/22/09 http://bit.ly/cOSZTH

“All Jamaicans Are Threatened by a Culture of Homophobia” Human Rights Watch 2004 http://bit.ly/rfCpvl

“Hated to Death: Homophobia, Violence and Jamaica’s HIV/AIDS Epidemic,” Human Rights Watch, November 2004 http://bit.ly/K07nR3

“Jamaican masculinity: construction and consequences,” Keon West, Jamaica Gleaner, 03/21/10 http://bit.ly/113278o

“Why do so many Jamaicans hate gay people?” Keon West, The Guardian, 06/06/14  http://bit.ly/1kUqJot

“Jamaica? No Problem…Homophobia prevalent to Jamaica gets examined,” Philip Dayle, The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF), 07/22/11 http://bit.ly/12V8SdQ

“Jamaica: Combat Homophobia,” Human Rights Watch, 07/18/12 http://bit.ly/O0HOP0

“Jamaica: Letter to Prime Minister Simpson-Miller,” Human Rights Watch, 07/16/12 http://bit.ly/MO43Kq

“Amnesty International Annual Report 2013 – Jamaica” http://bit.ly/13fkogo

“UN’s child welfare agency condemns ‘unrelenting violence’ against youngsters in Jamaica” Associated Press, 06/05/13 http://wapo.st/14kh7yW

“New Regional Report: Transforming Pain into Hope, Human Rights Defenders in the Americas” Amnesty International, September 2012 http://bit.ly/YY0Csc

“28 LGBT Jamaicans granted asylum in U.S. in 2010″ http://bit.ly/g84GcQ

“LGBT Asylum Seekers Win Life in U.S. After Persecution Abroad,” The Advocate, 11/21/12 http://bit.ly/Y2qPRS

“In search of a safer life – Jamaican homosexuals in the US missing home but not planning to return anytime soon,” Jamaica Gleaner, 12/23/12 http://bit.ly/VAo3DG

“Homophobia in Jamaica: A Study of Cultural Heterosexism in Praxis” Angela R. Allyn, Marlboro College, June 2012 http://bit.ly/Vlc3q7

“Jamaica: Silhouettes and Anonymous Sources” (“It is widely believed that being openly gay in Jamaica is essentially a death sentence.”), Micah Fink, Pulitzer Center, 04/20/10 http://bit.ly/11L3b2b

“Sexual Orientation and Human Rights in the Americas,” Andrew Reding, World Policy Institute, December 2003 http://bit.ly/Qc7v4P

“Jamaica’s Sodomy Law Gets First Legal Challenge” Care2.com 10/26/11 http://bit.ly/Vygyj1

“Gay Activist Takes Trinidad & Tobago Government to Court” AIDS-Free World 11/27/12 http://bit.ly/VvfFaP

“National Survey of Attitudes and Perceptions of Jamaicans Towards Same Sex Relationships” AIDS-Free World/University of the West Indies at Mona, June 2011  http://bit.ly/1gK8qk4

“Gleaner Poll – Legal homosexuality opposed”  Jamaica Gleaner, 09/20/01 http://bit.ly/xV8nRE

“Puerto Rico slowly warms to more gay rights” Danica Coto, Miami Herald (Associated Press), 03/02/13 http://hrld.us/Z8QdEf

“Who is Buju Banton and why should LGBT people be concerned about him?” http://bit.ly/pBArPg

“Cancel Buju Banton ‘Rasta Got Hate’ Tour 2009″ http://bit.ly/9sL9JQ

Time Magazine, April 12, 2006, “The Most Homophobic Place on Earth?” http://bit.ly/d2Xf20

“Jamaica: Fifty years without the liberty to love by J-FLAG and Amnesty International,” 05/17/2012 http://bit.ly/NFRxgq

“Public Health Ethics and the Law of the Land,” by Udo Schüklenk, Developing World Bioethics, Volume 11, Issue 1, pages ii–iii, April 2011 http://bit.ly/LtvtRV

“Center Joins Jamaican Activists In Opposing Anti-GLBT Music,” Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center Vanguard (newsletter) April 2005 http://tinyurl.com/7eteesn

“Mapping Desire: Geographies of Sexuality,” “Shabba Ranks on ‘The Word’ TV Programme in the U.K. Early opposition to ‘Boom Bye Bye’ in the U.K. and the U.S. 1992 – 1993 http://tinyurl.com/6vq7hq7

“Dancehall Dossier” http://bit.ly/9fKHdV

“Boom Bye Bye” Lyrics http://tinyurl.com/2e9b86j

“BIGGEST BATTYBWOY KILLING ANTHEMS OF ALL TIME” http://bit.ly/d11aQ4

Murder Inna Dancehall website http://bit.ly/mlNgeK

“‘Battybwoys affi dead:’ Action against homophobia in Jamaica” Amnesty International 2004 http://bit.ly/lfBJm4

“All Gays Must Leave Today” (“Gay Eradication Day”) Jamaica Star Online 04/26/07 http://bit.ly/kQIPLf

“Cops save three alleged homosexuals from angry crowd” (mob of 2,000), Jamaica Observer, 02/15/07 http://bit.ly/VZ9uZN

“Pride weekend in Vancouver: Where do we go from here?” (Gareth Henry, 13 friends murdered), Xtra! Canada 07/29/10 http://bit.ly/U01fj8

Gareth Henry: Jamaican Gay Rights Activist on BBC Outlook 10/24/12 (Prominent Jamaican gay rights activist Gareth Henry tells us why he felt he had to flee his homeland. He now lives in Canada, from where he is working with the Human Dignity Trust to get the law criminalizing homosexuality in Jamaica changed) http://bbc.in/16LJwhs

Signed Reggae Compassionate Act Forms (Buju Banton, Beenie Man, T.O.K., Elephant Man, Sizzla and Capleton) http://bit.ly/buAKVi

“Buju waves goodbye to ‘Boom Bye Bye’?” 06/22/07 http://bit.ly/gROQ4w

“Don’t blame the music,” Dotun Adebayo, The Guardian U.K., 10/18/02 (Buju “almost lost his life in Jamaica after reports that his US record company had issued an apology on his behalf to the gay community [in 1992]“) http://bit.ly/hQy4Qp

“Buju Banton’s Violations of the Reggae Compassionate Act” http://bit.ly/f9iYdS

Vybz Kartel, signed Reggae Compassionate Act form 09/22/10 http://bit.ly/gdfMR

GLAAD ad in Variety 01/29/10 opposing Buju’s 2010 Grammy nomination http://bit.ly/MxrAjv

Buju Banton allegedly attacks singer Mark Mohr with a knife, 07/04/95 http://bit.ly/ikAEc1

“Singer [Buju Banton] May Be Linked to Homophobic Attack” 08/20/04 http://bit.ly/bnLWFQ

What the magistrate told Buju Banton at his trial for assault 01/19/06 http://bit.ly/fKDEk3

Beenie Man sings that he wants to cut the throats of all gay men in Uganda 12/05/09 http://bit.ly/aJzNbQ

“The Kingdom in the Closet,” homosexuality in Saudi Arabia, May 2007 http://bit.ly/jyANLv

“South Africa The War of Blacks Against Blacks” (Necklacing) Time Magazine 06/24/01 http://ti.me/lewrG1

“Neo-Nazi Band’s West Side [Chicago] Appearance Canceled” Chicagoist 12/18/09 http://bit.ly/qWabnF

“Racist, Anti-Gay Band ‘Evil Incarnate’ Defeated Once AGAIN!” GLN Website 02/06/10 http://bit.ly/oAyVjJ

Neo-Nazi “Kill LGBT” Compilation CD “Smashing Rainbows: Rock Against Homosexuality” Removed from Amazon.com http://bit.ly/Smash_R

“Were Sodom and Gomorrah Really Torched for Homosexuality?” Huffington Post 07/26/10 http://huff.to/o8kPpo

“A History of Homophobia, 1 The Ancient Hebrews,” Rictor Norton 2002 http://bit.ly/ocFrL0

“HOMOSEXUALITY & THE HEBREW BIBLE,” Teachings of the Ecokosher Rebbe (Rabbi Gershon Steinberg-Caudill), http://bit.ly/NPZuhv

“Scripture is not the ally Christian homophobes think it is” By Bishop John Shelby Spong http://bit.ly/10oNMgS

“False Testament: Archaeology refutes the Bible’s claim to history,” By Daniel Lazare, Harper’s Magazine, March 2002 http://bit.ly/17D3Jss

“Exodus International says its anti-gay view was not ‘biblical’ “Ex-Gay” group Exodus International shuts down after 30 years. Los Angeles Times 06/20/13 http://lat.ms/16PdkKh

ABC News/Washington Post poll 05/23/12 “Strong Support for Gay Marriage Now Exceeds Strong Opposition” There is increasing support among African Americans for gay marriage http://abcn.ws/KxmrSf

Gallup Poll 05/14/12 “U.S. Acceptance of Gay/Lesbian Relations Is the New Normal” shows increasing acceptance of LGBT people and gay marriage http://bit.ly/LiEQUf

“Report Reveals That One Million African-Americans Identify As LGBT”  HuffPost Gay Voices, 10/18/13  http://huff.to/17alJw4

“Religious Refusal’s Long Discriminatory History”  Julian Bond, Huffington Post, 03/24/14 http://huff.to/1pdenwD

The New Civil Rights Movement (Great Website)  http://bit.ly/Qlq7RY

“Who’s Who In The Black LGBT Community” BET Photo Gallery http://bet.us/10c6uZJ

“Influential Black LGBT Icons” HuffPost BlackVoices 10/18/13  http://huff.to/17Y9LPQ

“Homosexuality in ‘Traditional’ Sub-Saharan Africa and Contemporary South Africa” An Overview by Stephen O. Murray http://bit.ly/Mvd6zF

“The Tomb of Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep,” website. Two men who were very close, circa 2400 BCE. http://bit.ly/X2hITs

San people rock art more than 2,000 years old from: Encyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures by George Haggerty (2000) http://bit.ly/RwzmtD

“Press Release – Major Gaps in Access to Care Are Impeding Progress in Reducing HIV/AIDS,” The Forum for Collaborative HIV Research 08/13/12 http://prn.to/1h1taJL

“HIV among African Americans,” U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Infection http://1.usa.gov/RZANDi

“HIV in Black America: A Visual Breakdown (Infographic)” The Body Website, 03/14/13 http://bit.ly/ZVLAV3

“Racist Black Hebrew Israelites Becoming More Militant,” Southern Poverty Law Center, Intelligence Report, Fall 2008, Issue Number: 131 http://bit.ly/PIMu15

“Black Hebrew Israelites: New York’s Most Obnoxious Prophets,” Village Voice, 03/30/11 http://bit.ly/135ZbJc

“Controversy marks Ethiopian Orthodox Church anniversary”  Jamaica Observer, 06/25/06 (Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church)   http://bit.ly/1hqOXKg

Flag horrific, racist YouTube video “Freezer Full Of” http://bit.ly/S4Qrwb

“JAMAICA: TOWARD A QUEER PRAYER,” by Thomas Glave. Delivered, with some changes, at the Oslo Freedom Forum in 2011. http://bit.ly/147aAGE ( Watch YouTube video http://bit.ly/FRpgha )

“Boom Bye-Bye to Khaki: You Look Fabulous!” Vice Magazine, March 2011, gay influence on dancehall style http://bit.ly/13VamlK

“‘Jamaican lottery scam’ bilking senior citizens out of millions” Maine Sunday Telegram, 03/10/13 http://bit.ly/YLc3Bc

“400 deaths related to lottery scam, police say” Jamaica Observer, 11/14/12 http://bit.ly/14Dci5f

“Lottery Scam Bill passed – Bunting promises early prosecutions” Jamaica Observer, 03/27/13 http://bit.ly/10wXhv4

“Erasing 76 Crimes” website http://bit.ly/18hHm7k

Sun Ra http://bit.ly/Wwkk9Q

LGBT History:

“LGBT History Month”  http://bit.ly/18U9fqi

“The Gay Harlem Renaissance” Linda Villarosa, The Root website, 07/23/11  http://wapo.st/17amOUJ

Religions / Cults / Sects / Whatever:

Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (“Pastafarianism”)  http://bit.ly/1eUbQSG

Church of the Subgenius (“Bob”)  http://bit.ly/Hid9Q3

Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church http://bit.ly/14DuObc

Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church Constitution  http://bit.ly/1g2olP7

Happy Science (Master Ryuho Okawa, “El Cantare”) http://bit.ly/11Net4W

Hebrew Israelites http://bit.ly/WpHXkn

Jagannatha http://bit.ly/NzXyJa

Maharaji (Prem Rawat) http://bit.ly/Wjg8Z0

Nuwaubians (Dwight York, United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors) http://bit.ly/WWuZvy

Quetzalcoatl http://bit.ly/Wjesi5

Rastasfari http://bit.ly/WLj3Nw

Bobo Shanti Rastafari Mansion  http://bit.ly/16UTA6H

Scientology http://bit.ly/14sLMZS

Unification Church http://bit.ly/WpINO

Child Abuse in Jamaica:

“2013 HUSH – A Children’s Symposium,” Institute of Jamaica, 05/2013 http://bit.ly/12enHX0

“Jamaica’s ‘unrelenting violence’ against children condemned by UNICEF” Associated Press, 06/05/13 http://bit.ly/135vtpl

“Fact Sheet: Violence and Children [in Jamaica]” UNICEF http://uni.cf/1cfxBsU

Other Murder Music Artistes:

“Who is Beenie Man and What is he Doing Now?” http://bit.ly/Lvjw3t

“Who Is Capleton And What Is He Doing In 2013?” http://bit.ly/11i1SHx

“Who Is Mavado And What Is He Doing Now?” http://bit.ly/UaFvN2

“Who Is Sizzla And What Is He Doing In 2013?”  http://bit.ly/169xzpz

Buju Banton Legal Stuff:

Buju Banton Affidavit http://bit.ly/chIpLu

Transcripts of Audio Recordings from Buju Banton’s Trials http://bit.ly/dn8jiO

“Grammy-winning reggae star Buju Banton convicted in federal drug conspiracy case,” Tampa Bay Times, 02/23/11 http://bit.ly/Yjoy2k

“Reggae star Banton sentenced to 10 years for drug trafficking,” Tampa Bay Online, 06/24/11 http://bit.ly/lcQee3

Where is Buju? Federal Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator Information for Buju Banton http://1.usa.gov/PTxpKd

“Who’s In Jail” Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office (Locate prisoners in Pinellas County Jail) http://bit.ly/1b3tC41

“Inmate Services” Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office (How to send mail to Pinellas County Jail inmate) http://bit.ly/13b3u1U

“Buju Banton’s Legal Brief for Appeal to the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals” (Criminal Appeal) Filed 12/16/11 http://bit.ly/So5u4r

“Buju Banton is innocent,” Miami New Times, Chris Sweeney, 02/09/12 http://bit.ly/VFl37V

“Buju vows to continue legal fight” (11th Circuit Court of Appeals decision), Jamaica Gleaner, 06/22/12 http://bit.ly/Pl3wx9

“Buju Banton Denied Appeal On 10-Year Prison Sentence,” MTV News, 08/08/12 http://on.mtv.com/PaBdkP

“Buju cannot duck sentencing,” Jamaica Gleaner, 09/18/12 http://bit.ly/Se6IRs

“Buju Banton Juror May Have Violated Court Orders: Grounds for a Mistrial?,” Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Chris Sweeney, 10/11/12 http://bit.ly/YbY9pc

“Buju Banton attorneys cite juror misconduct in request for new trial,” Tampa Bay Online 10/31/12 http://bit.ly/PmW7Cc

“Buju’s lawyers start new campaign” Jamaica Gleaner, 11/18/12 (Writ of certiorari filed with U.S. Supreme Court. This is a request for the U.S. Supreme Court to look at Mark Myrie’s case.)  http://bit.ly/1duLqr3

“Buju Banton’s defense alleges juror misconduct in mistrial request” Tampa Bay Online, Buju’s Evidentiary Hearing 12/20/12 http://bit.ly/WsBHaT

“Judge rescinds order to seize juror’s home computers in Buju Banton case,” Tampa Bay Times, 01/08/13 http://bit.ly/Y4EszC

“Judge orders search of juror’s computer drive in Buju Banton case,” Tampa Bay Times, 02/19/13 http://bit.ly/XLv41Z

“Search of Banton juror’s computer finds no trail of misconduct” Tampa Bay Times 03/26/13 http://bit.ly/16XLYT6

“Buju Banton juror must again face judge’s questions” Tampa Bay Times, 04/16/13 Jury forewoman Ms. Terri Wright and Mark Myrie must appear at the Sam. M. Gibbons U.S. Courthouse in Tampa, Florida on 06/26/13 http://bit.ly/17pbUEv

“Buju Banton gun conviction set aside, juror may face contempt charge” Tampa Bay Times, 06/26/13 http://bit.ly/12L19sP

“Reggae star Buju Banton’s attorneys want to leave case” Tampa Bay Times 07/24/13 http://bit.ly/19njJA6

“Buju makes appeal, needs new lawyers” Jamaica Gleaner, 07/31/13 http://bit.ly/13zBLa6

“Buju’s Lawyer, Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., at Harvard Law School”  http://hvrd.me/1gGUpqy

“Harvard Lawyer Steps Up for Buju Banton” Broward/Palm Beach New Times, 02/20/14 http://bit.ly/Of1Bkc

“Buju again appeals drug conviction” Jamaica Observer 02/20/14 http://bit.ly/1nQQ8Sr

“The Legacy of Chokwe Lumumba Must Not Be Buried With the Man” The Nation, 02/26/14 http://bit.ly/VFV2uz

“Jackson Mourns Mayor With Militant Past Who Won Over Skeptics” The New York Times, 03/09/14 http://nyti.ms/VFVDMR

“Criminal Law Capsule Summary – Chapter 22 ‘Conspiracy’” LexusNexus http://bit.ly/PXyL3r

“Federal Conspiracy Law: A Brief Overview” Charles Doyle, Senior Specialist in American Public Law, Congressional Research Service, 04/30/10  http://bit.ly/172IOh3

Good Stuff About Sexual Orientation:

“October Is LGBT History Month”  http://bit.ly/18U9fqi

“Pas de Deux of Sexuality is Written in the Genes” http://nyti.ms/eNCw71

“Homosexuality and Biology” 1997 http://bit.ly/fJsKh7

“Genes and Sexual Orientation” Brian Mustanski (Presentation, 2006)  http://bit.ly/1dAO91p

“Science of Sexual Orientation”  YouTube Playlist http://bit.ly/1ml6DXr

“US researchers find evidence that homosexuality linked to genetics,” McClatchy Newspapers, 12/01/08 http://bit.ly/12YsH3T

“How Many People are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender?” Gary J. Gates, The Williams Institute (UCLA), April 2011 http://bit.ly/MQnMtW

“10 Anti-Gay Myths Debunked” Southern Poverty Law Center “Intelligence Report” Winter 2010 http://bit.ly/16l9aL1

“Top 11 Misconceptions about Crossdressers”  Ellen Sherman, Self Help Magazine, (Most crossdressers are heterosexual) 05/28/1998  http://bit.ly/1d5Fy3W

“Top 10 Myths About Transgender People” Everyday Feminism, Katy Kreitler, 08/02/12 http://bit.ly/14CzN08

“Transgender kids: Painful quest to be who they are”  CNN  09/27/13  http://bit.ly/19IRfvn

“Whom You Love: The Biology of Sexual Orientation.” Michigan State University speaker series. Every Monday from 09/10/12 to 12/10/12 http://bit.ly/QcWJMF

“OP-ED: Is It A Choice? A Scientist’s View” Dr. Dean Hamer in The Advocate 07/14/11 http://bit.ly/r24OBe

“The ‘choice’ myth about sexual orientation,” Ryan C. Ebersole, People’s World 02/16/12 http://bit.ly/NdOdWn

“Male Homosexuality Study: Gay Men Have Evolutionary Benefit For Their Families, New Research Suggests,” HuffPost Science, 06/12/12 http://huff.to/N2KtdA

“Is Sexual Orientation Innate?” Dennis McFadden, Huffington Post, 11/09/12 http://huff.to/USSGC5

“Sound and Sexuality,” Dennis McFadden, Lansing City Pulse, 09/19/12 http://bit.ly/VRC50c

“Mom’s Genetics Could Produce Gay Sons,” LiveScience, 02/24/06 http://bit.ly/OPe3kD

“Genomwide scan of male sexual orientation” Human Genetics 2005 http://bit.ly/KscTv5

“Lesbianism & Genetics: Female Sexual Orientation Partly Hereditary, But Erotic ‘Plasticity’ Still Unexplained,” Huff Post Science, 06/14/12 http://huff.to/OtSJFj

“Dr. Ray Blanchard”  LGBT Science (The Fraternal Birth Order Effect)  http://bit.ly/1o5cyUs

“Male sexual orientation influenced by genes, study shows” Ian Sample, The Guardian, 02/13/14  http://bit.ly/1ygDV1a

“Facts About Homosexuality and Mental Health” By Dr. Gregory Herek, http://bit.ly/if81Oj

“Facts About Homosexuality and Child Molestation” By Dr. Gregory Herek, http://bit.ly/ebD9il

“Facts About Changing Sexual Orientation” By Dr. Gregory Herek, http://bit.ly/ktKxU1

“Sexual Orientation: Science, Education, and Policy” Website of Dr. Gregory Herek, Professor of Psychology at the University of California at Davis. A great website. http://bit.ly/XQsApr

“Beyond ‘Homophobia’: Thinking About Sexual Prejudice and Stigma in the Twenty-First Century” By Dr. Gregory Herek. Sexuality Research & Social Policy, Volume 1 Issue 2, April 2004. History and problems of the word “homophobia” and some possible replacements. http://bit.ly/ZwlIZC

American Psychological Association, “Lesbian & Gay Parenting” http://bit.ly/kAaJD4

American Psychiatric Association, Fact Sheet: Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues, 2000 http://bit.ly/e3C3y0

“Can Animals Be Gay?” New York Times 03/31/10 http://nyti.ms/gU549r

“Born gay? How biology may drive orientation” Seattle Times 06/19/05 (About 8% of rams are sexually attracted only to other rams)  http://bit.ly/17fK3Yz

Perry v. Schwarzenegger “Final Ruling” PDF  http://1.usa.gov/1ahCMxZ

“New research (1996) confirms that most homophobes are self-loathing, repressed homosexuals,” Peter Tatchell http://bit.ly/SlTVwT

“Is Homophobia Associated With Homosexual Arousal?” Henry E. Adams, et al, Journal of Abnormal Psychology 1996, Vol. 105, No. 3,440—445 http://bit.ly/Oct3gS

“How homophobic are you? The Wright, Adams & Bernat Homophobia Scale” http://to.pbs.org/lJ7XQP

New  “Heterosexual Questionaire” Martin Rochlin, 1972 http://bit.ly/1rWHfJK

“Study: Homophobes May Be Hidden Homosexuals,” LiveScience, 04/09/12 http://bit.ly/P1VooX

“Comparison Chart: Sexual Orientation vs. Handedness” 9/25/2008 http://bit.ly/qCo0bf

“Left handed myths and misunderstandings,” from “Anything Left Handed” website http://bit.ly/QB27Uj

“Rights for the Left-Handed” (Left handedness and the Spanish Inquisition) California State University – Northridge  http://bit.ly/LBWdWM

“On the Left Hand, There Are No Easy Answers” Perri Klass, M.D., New York Times, 03/08/11 http://nyti.ms/1fxERoZ

“‘Down low’ myth distorts HIV research, prevention” http://tinyurl.com/2dhhlav

“Myth: HIV/AIDS Rate Among Black Women Traced To ‘Down Low’ Black Men” http://tinyurl.com/yjcn2te

“The Low Down on the Down Low” http://tinyurl.com/3yqdkul

“The Ass Man Cometh – Experimentation, orgasms, and the rise of anal sex,” William Saletan, Slate 10/05/10 http://slate.me/Q132RB

“New Sex Statistics: 30% of Women Say They’ve Had Anal Sex,” Men’s Health, 03/03/11 http://bit.ly/R1sMw8

“The Neuroscience Behind Sexual Desire: Authors of A Billion Wicked Thoughts Answer Your Questions” Matthew Philips, Freakonomics website 05/17/11 http://bit.ly/XcnC2l

“Chapter 7 – Inside the Anus, from Anal Pleasure and Health,” by Jack Morin, Ph.D. 2010 http://bit.ly/RTVRJO and http://bit.ly/OyDTO2