This is torn from yesterday's headlines:
Rap Video Under Fire For Encouraging Cop Killing
Posted: Dec 16, 2014 9:54 AM EST
Bronx, New York (My9NJ) -
The rap video "Hands Up!" featuring rappers Maino and Uncle Murda has gone viral, but it's the videos message that has many people up in arms. The video basically encourages people to kill police officers in retribution to what happened to Michael Brown and Eric Garner. The video portrays the recurring image of an actor dressed as a police officer with two guns pointed at his head, and some of the lyrics even encourage that type of behavior.
"For Mike Brown and Sean Bell, a cop gotta be killed," the song says.
The Police Benevolent Association, also known as the police union, said they're going to forward the video to local police who will open an investigation and possible bring charges against those responsible for promoting this video. Part of the statement they issued said:
“This video goes well beyond the parameters for protected speech and constitutes a serious threat to the lives of police officers.”
Don't be waiting for the NY Times coverage - two cops dead in their city following a "kill some cops" video filmed in their city? Nothing to see here...
The executioner of the two NYPD officers is apparently a particularly unstable part of the Al Shaprton/Mayor deBlasio base, but for them to pretend that fringe doesn't exist is problematic. Not to say fatal.
Taxpayers pay their salaries — but that hasn’t stopped two Bronx public defenders from appearing in a vile online rap video that urges black people to kill NYPD cops.
The sickening video, for a rap called “Hands Up,” shows black men holding guns to cops’ heads and features the disgusting lyric, “For Mike Brown and Sean Bell, a cop got to get killed.”
The video also shows a grieving mother walking into The Bronx Defenders office on 161st Street, where she is comforted by one of the lawyers.
The attorneys’ participation left cops furious. The Bronx Defenders organization has pulled in more than $40 million in city funding in the past two years.
“It’s reprehensible that the city and its taxpayers are essentially supporting a video that encourages the idea of shooting police officers,” said a police source.
We know that the big media such as ABC News will be all over this rap video, just as they were all over the Sarah Palin crosshairs debate following the shooting of Congresswoman GAbby Giffords. A reprise:
Sarah Palin's 'Crosshairs' Ad Dominates Gabrielle Giffords Debate
And the NY Times had multiple stories on the Palin connection. Imagine my surprise.
That was then, with a different narrative.
And do let's expect more coverage of the chanting at Al Sharpton's recent "Million Marchers" protest in NYC; from NBC News: