Police, Teachers, RIAA Come Out Against Texas Lyrics Law

Texas state employees, including police, firefighters, and teachers, have joined the Recording Industry Association of America in a lawsuit aimed to stop a new Texas law that goes after offensive lyrics.

The law, which goes into effect this September, bars state-funded organizations from investing money in companies that produce and distribute music that deals with sexual, racial, or violent topics. The law is expected to impact artists from Marilyn Manson and Prodigy to Tupac Shakur and Snoop Doggy Dogg.

One Corpus Christi police officer explained the suit, saying, "My hands should not be tied by politicians or special interest groups."

Meanwhile, the RIAA is fighting the law because they maintain it is unconstitutional.