ODB BEATS THE RAP
The rap against Wu-Tang Clan member ODB (Ol’ Dirty Bastard) has fizzled out. A New York grand jury decided not to indict him on attempted murder charges for a Jan. 15 encounter withpolice that ended in gunfire. Police officers testified that they stopped ODB — whose real name is Russell Jones — and his cousin on a Brooklyn street because Jones was driving without any headlights on. When they approached the driver’s window, two shots were fired and they returned fire, they said. The panel heard from seven witnesses — including a forensics expert — before deciding not to indict ODB.