Police Say Tech N9ne Is A Real ‘Riot Maker’

Jun 21 2011

Everybody knows that the real madness at a Tech N9ne show happens on stage, but sometimes, it can unfortunately spill out into the crowd. HipHopWired.com is reporting that a violent incident among the fans ocurred during the Petaluma, CA stop of the All 6’s And 7’s Tour. The incident took place when an individual attempted to run off with items that were for sale during the concert. HipHopWired.com reports:

“Jeronimo Cervantes was arrested for stealing items that were for sale at the Phoenix Theater in California during a Tech N9ne concert. The 18-year-old assailant pulled a knife on a concert goer that chased him outside. The police were called and Cervantes was booked at the Sonoma County Jail on $30,000 bail.”

Now it appears as though local police are pointing the finger at Tech N9ne’s music as the root cause. Police are said to blame hip hop concerts for any violent incidents that take place at the Phoenix Theatre. Management of the Phoenix Theatre insists that they “check for weapons at the door and do research on groups before booking them to make sure they don’t promote drugs and violence in their music.” While local police and the theatre sort this issue, Tech N9ne and Strange Music continue their tour in California with stops in Redway and Sacramento.

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What do you think about this? Is it fair for Tech N9ne to be blamed for what appears to be an isolated incident? Are the local police right or are they too quick to blame hip hop music?