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Protest targets police

A group of more than 100 people protested yesterday outside the Houston police department against alleged police mistreatment of Rap-a-Lot Records prez James Smith.

Smith, who was charged with drug possession after a roadside stop earlier this month, claims he was set up by the police, a charge they deny.

Smith said he plans to file a complaint against the police today.

Houston-based Rap-a-Lot is home to controversial rappers the Geto Boys, who were dropped by Geffen Records because of the explicit contents of their albums.

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