San Antonio Blogger Has Had Enough "Free South Park Mexican" Sentiment

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Michael Hogue
A little over seven years ago, we wrote about the South Park Mexican trial.

The rapper, born Carlos Coy, had it all: money, his own record label, a nightclub and, most importantly, the ear of a generation. He was the voice of a new type of person: the Southern and Southwestern Mexican-American who acclimated to American life through black culture - specifically hip-hop - instead of white. As Tejano music and culture started to wither and die in the wake of the murder of Selena, SPM stepped into the breach with a new style and swagger.

As the '90s progressed, young Texas Latinos stashed their hand-tooled leather belts, ostrich-skin boots and Charro-style hats and replaced them with, as commentator Rolando Rodriguez recently put it, " 'south side fades,' fitted Astros hats, oversized t-shirts, [and] gold grills in the mouth spittin' Southern slang."

And then Coy's weakness - a predilection for sex with underage girls - came to light. In June of 2002, Coy was convicted of the aggravated sexual assault of the nine-year-old daughter of two family friends and sentenced to 45 years in prison.

Many of SPM's friends were outraged, and a measure of their scorn can be found in the comments at the end of our trial coverage.

A sampling:

"Yeah that all was a bunch of bullshit..... I mean dont get me wrong i dont know if he did it or not but damn they could have looked in harder on the case...there could possibly be a innocent man in jail right now and for what?? cause sum lil bitches mama has a gruge againts the family...thats what happens when u put a black or hispanic person with power in front of a jury of republican crackas and bitch prossecuter who just wants money....its all bullshit...theyll get theres in the end."

- Sen

How can an innocent man sit behind jails to rot without having a proper trial. I think its a bunch of bullshit of how the prosecuters sent him to 45 years of prison whithout studying the evidence. The lawyers did not bring up the girls possible intentions of accusing him of rape. All those lying bitches want is the money and publicity!! All I can say is dat SPM can be doing so many things outta prison and instead he is caged like an animal. FREE SPM!!!!!!!!!!!

- Ana Sanchez from Phoenix

And again and again, variations of "FREE SOUTH PARK MEXICAN!!!!!", a cry you can also hear in underground rap videos and see on T-shirts and in videos to this day.

Enough, writes Rolando Rodriguez, a native of Richmond, Texas, now based in San Antonio:

"In their minds and for the fans, all of this is a conspiracy by a bunch of "money hungry hoes" who wanted to cash in on his earnings and fame. For the sake of the community I come from and for the inspiration he brought to Hispanics in Houston and elsewhere, I want to believe that, so bad.

"But I can't. I have an eight-year old daughter and the thought of anything like that happening to her doesn't allow me to support the "Free SPM" movement, and that should be reason enough for those who have children of their own and do follow the "Free SPM" movement, not to anymore. I'd rather be wrong about SPM's guilt and face my own community in embarrassment, than be wrong about his innocence and face my own daughter in shame."

You can read the whole piece here, and we highly recommend that you do.

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Deron Neblett
Rodriguez tells Rocks Off his iPod inspired him to write the piece. One day on random shuffle it spit an SPM song at him and he was suddenly awash in nostalgia.

"Nobody had ever spoken up for this community before," he tells Rocks Off. (By "this community," Rodriguez means "Meskins," Southern Latinos who adopt black culture because they feel neither fully brown nor fully white.)

"While not necessarily overly embracing of Meskins, [black people] didn't reject them," Rodriguez writes. "They didn't laugh or condemn them for looking and talking like them. Black southern rap, pioneered by the likes of Scarface, ESG, Bun B, Pimp C and DJ Screw, helped define a generation of Meskins."

And SPM was at the vanguard of this emerging culture.

"He was the kind of success we'd never seen before on a stage we'd never stood on before," Rodriguez wrote.

"He looked like us, talked like us, and his upbringing mirrored ours, so Latino youth from Brownsville to San Francisco gave him their heart and loyalty, hanging on to every lyric. And that includes me.

"I can't explain it. It's like the story of Selena. If you weren't a fan of Tejano music, you'll never understand the impact."

And yet Rodriguez accepts the court's verdict.

"Today, we've got to find a new hero," he says. "We need to find someone who's more socially conscious, whose delivery is more positive. Why not use that power for good?"

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28 comments
sickofitall
sickofitall

Man. I hope he's enjoying  the food there! Hard core now behind bars! Muy chingon!

Riosj67
Riosj67

FREE SPM PINCHES PUTOS PENDEJOS,HID THE BEST 

Bkronic
Bkronic

I have to admit that it pisses me off that everything in this fucking world revolves around race and then people bitch and complain about racism. Yeah, no fucking shit racism exists. All of us lame ass cunts let it.

Guest
Guest

FREE SPM PUTOSS PENDEJOS! 

Reta
Reta

FREE SPM GOD DAMN IT! an innocent man sitting behind bars, because some lil bitches wanted to lie for money? and the corruption going on! THEY KNOW HIS INNOCENT just like his FANS do but nothing make them bastards more happy then putting a Mexican with power & money behind BARS! FREEEEEEE SPM!! 

free spm
free spm

www.spmaftermath.com do some research people like rolando rodriguez

Negro
Negro

This is all bull shit for real spm had some beef with the mom of the girl so that was her revenge dumb ass bitch the homie spm is inocent fuck the bitch ass sistem they just wanted to lock him up cuz they racist ass bitches for real free spm!!!

572365mm
572365mm

Fuck the system fuck the cops fuck judge Ellis!! FREE SPM!!

Duce 2 Tha Fullest
Duce 2 Tha Fullest

Who knows if he did it or not, but they could have looked more into the case considering there was no physical proof and that she said it could have been a dream and similar cases dont get that much time. And also the girls mom had a grudge against him and the 14 year old stripper was posing as a 18 year old you gotta look at both sides of the story

Its420summwhere
Its420summwhere

he didn't do it just another government conspiracy except this one tops all others it's retarded you should know if you a real g that this is just made up bullshit they had no real evidence on all the money he be making from hustling so they make this shit up instead... end of story but he needs to get out or i'll break him out he's the best rapper to ever rock the mic in this day and time after pac and biggie so don't believe the bullshit just another fake trial and in the end you'll realize our governments out to get us all when they come out with the ONE world government united for them but against any others that deny their stupid fucked up hypocritical laws so fuck government  they prob killed biggie and pac also and now their slowly trying to kill numbre uno SPM!!!!!!!!!!!

L-MO972
L-MO972

Man bout tha supposedly rape of a 13 yr old one tha girl was 14 n she lied bout her age she worked at a strip club wher he met her and he didnt get convicted for it cause she admitted that dumb fuk ass ppl think they know all about him n ppl call los a monster bitch niggas he da only mexicano to know how we feel n go thru n talk about it cuz he went thru it not lik others dat say dey kno how we feel wen dey grew up in da suburbs

Dianam805
Dianam805

Ok i got kids too but i also belive in justice how can acuse some one for doing somthing you're not even shure of better yet with out evidence where is the proof just because ppl say something dosent mean its true

elida bella
elida bella

i think that this blog is complete BULL SHIT if you feel that way about your daughter what makes you think he doesnt not every man is guilty of these acusations

Yasminestrada58
Yasminestrada58

I think this is bullshit almost all littel girls mom just want to get money and fame they should stop that!

Califasupstate
Califasupstate

free spm rap aint the same no more why do little girls always say famous people raped them they get the money the shamefull and easy way ree pm fast only god can judge him fuck the crooked ass law

JAY
JAY

WTF...... IT'S FUNNY HOW PEOPLE THINK JUST CUZ A MEXICAN LIKE RAP NOW DEY TRYIN TO BE BLACK...... ITS NOT WAT YOUR TRYIN TO BE..... ITS WHERE YOU FROM...... THAT TEXAS FOR YA....... OH YEA WTF IS MESKINS? GET DA FUCK OUTTA HERE WITH THAT

SPM4life
SPM4life

This is straight up bullshit. There was absolutely no fucking evidence that he raped a girl!! Free SPM pendejos!!!!

Mz_surena13
Mz_surena13

His family and friends have been screaming from the beging "It's all about the Money" "He is innocent" It was a lie woven to deep to unspin. What was that bitch gonna do? Admit she had lied? That she used her daughter? She used her daughter for money?? Many people witnessed the phone calls she made to Dope House hysterically wanting Carlos. I do not understand why this happened to "Carl Coy" but I do know that it was for a reason. So all you little fake ass fans can bet this, one day SPM will be FREE and the world will get the chance to hear his story.

big63
big63

even if this never went to trial he should have been convicted for statutory rape of the 13 year old who fathered his child WAKE UP!!

big63
big63

all 8 little girls had no reason to lie get your head out of your ass!

big63
big63

its ironic over 99% who say free spm are Latinoif it was YOUR DAUGHTER you would feel different!

freedamex
freedamex

FREE SOUTH PARK MOJADO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "you ant got no love for me?i ant got no love tampoco"-spm

jR:.
jR:.

FREE SPM.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SOUth PARk MEXiCAN iSEVERyTHiNG.!! FUCk U MONeY hUNgRy SCARy ASS FUCKiN HATERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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