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HE CAN THANK JEFFERSON

Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx won't be prosecuted for allegedly making crowd-riling remarks during a concert.

Sixx was arrested after the group's Aug. 11 show at Mandalay Bay, and charged with provoking a breach of the peace.

Before the show, police had warned band members not to make any statements that could provoke crowd violence. Authorities stopped a 1997 Motley Crue show at the Aladdin Theatre here briefly when a short riot broke out, injuring four people.

A videotape of the recent concert reviewed by prosecutors showed Sixx telling the 8,000-member crowd: "Every time we come to town, the (expletive) cops tell us we can't be Motley Crue. If they don't like it, we can start flipping over cop cars like we did a couple of years ago."

District Attorney Stewart Bell said Tuesday that while Sixx's statement may have been offensive to some, it was protected by the First Amendment.

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