Film The Police
While I lean towards “Pro-cop” in my personal life. I’ve become increasingly disappointed in the actions of the Police Department
To clarify, I see them as 2 different entities. I see the individual cop as a regular guy, just like my husband and most of the people in America. If we are lucky enough to be employed in the current job market, we get up everyday and go to work. We need our jobs. We have bills to pay, and mouths to feed.
In the current state of affairs, no-one is taking their job lightly. There aren’t many out there, so risking ones employment over a disagreement with superiors, isn’t likely.
I ask myself, why would a Police Officer act differently?
I believe many of the orders given to police over the last 3 months are unlawful. I personally feel that our “Police Force” (taken as a whole, not most officers on the ground) has made a mockery of my constitutional rights, using the “regular guy” Police Officer as a knight on a chessboard. Individual Police Officers are likely to encounter an order they don’t agree with, or even fiercely oppose, yet feel powerless to stand against.
At this point, I don’t yet hold the individual officer completely responsible for carrying out the orders his superiors command him to follow.
However, as in an profession, there are bad guys. It would be unfair of me to hold all members of a profession responsible for the actions of a few, however it would be ethically remiss to lay back and do nothing while bad guys in uniform commit acts of brutality.
At the moment, we as a people are not able to extract just the bad eggs from the entity as a whole to hold responsible. They are too enmeshed with the authority of the Police Force as a whole.
So how can we defend against the individuals in uniform who would commit acts of brutality and entrapment?
We must arm ourselves with our most powerful weapon.
Film them. Film the Police. This Revolution is NOT being televised. We are now responsible for documenting and disseminating a digital record of what is really happening. it is truly our most far reaching, long range, and powerful weapon.
If you remember bobbing your head to N.W.A. back in the day, you will recognize the reference to the song “F*ck the Police” (and you’re a real O G) in the video below.
FILM THE POLICE – B. Dolan feat. Toki Wright, Jasiri X, Buddy Peace, Sage Francis
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B. DOLAN’s “FILM THE POLICE” pays tribute to N.W.A.’s infamous “F*ck the Police,” serving as a call to action for the digitized media movement while responding to the recent explosion of police brutality all across the world.
This free MP3, courtesy of STRANGE FAMOUS RECORDS, features a reconstruction of Dr. Dre’s original beat, brilliantly reanimated by UK producer BUDDY PEACE. Label CEO, SAGE FRANCIS, opens the song by picking up the gavel where Dr. Dre left it 23 years ago, introducing a blistering, true-to-style flip of Ice Cube’s original verse by SFR cornerstone, B. Dolan. TOKI WRIGHT (Rhymesayers Entertainment) follows up by stepping into the shoes of MC Ren, penning the people’s struggle against cops as a case of “Goliath Vs. a bigger giant.” Finally, Jasiri X (Pittsburgh rapper/activist) rounds out the track by filling in for Eazy-E, reminding us that police brutality disproportionately affects poor people of color.
With the Occupy Movement bringing various forms of injustice to the forefront of people’s consciousness, “Film the Police” is a reminder that cops have been a continued and increasingly militarized presence in public streets. Thanks to the widespread use of smartphones and video cameras, along with the popularity of social networks such as Twitter and Facebook, the power of the media has been put back into the people’s hands as they document the injustices perpetrated by those who have sworn to serve and protect them.
The lyrics are available at: http://bdolan.net/film-the-police-lyrics/
This video was directed by Mason Johnson (Klepticenter Productions) and edited by Weston Woodbury.
“Film the Police” will be included on B. DOLAN and BUDDY PEACE’s “HOUSE OF BEES VOL. II” mixtape at http://StrangeFamousRecords.co