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Eminem 'n Elian

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Eminem 'n Elian

Elian Gonzalez After-Action Reports

Take two, they're small:

1) Eminem (real name: Marshall Mathers) may run with drug proponents like Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr. Dre, but the foul-mouthed, gun-toting rapper sure clammed up when his Moms demanded details of her son's drug use. Debbie Mathers, who is suing Eminem for defaming her in a series of magazine interviews, recently filed a 17-page "request for admissions" which sought pre-trial information from her son/defendant. In his response, filed in mid-April with the Michigan circuit court, Marshall, 27, claimed that his harsh press comments were constitutionally protected statements of opinion. And Eminem also fell back on the framers when confronted with Mommy's questions about his use of "controlled substances." The rapper pleaded the Fifth Amendment to six of Debbie's dope questions, as this excerpt from his court filing shows. Way to keep it real, Em. (3 pages)

2) After snatching Elian Gonzalez, Border Patrol agents were debriefed about the operation by their superiors, who prepared detailed "after-action" reports for Department of Justice brass. Included in the reports, which were released this week by Justice officials, was this account (and nifty diagram!) provided by Team Member 3, better known as the menacing dude who took Elian from closet mate Donato Dalrymple, the famous landlocked fisherman. (5 pages)