A Bronx, N.Y., teen decided to send a statement to police across the city when he chose to blast N.W.A.’s “F*ck tha Police” during a slain officers funeral. With over a thousand people in attendance, the teen claims his reasons for showing such disrespect stems from his deceased relatives encounters with police officers.
According to reports, the 16-year-old said that it was “satisfying” to play the popular song on repeat regardless of how disrespected anyone felt. He then revealed that his older brother and best friend were unjustifiably killed by police.
“Since they (police officers) did not show respect for my brother and my friend, why should I show respect to them?”
Some may attempt to justify the teen’s logic but in no instance should an innocent life be taken. He soon realized that his action were wrong but defended his stance by reminding reporters of the police killings of his brother and best friend, stating:
“I feel sympathy for that, because all she was trying to do was take bad people off the street,” the teen said. “It was wrong because she did not do anything wrong, but at the same time, my bro and my best friend died for no reason.”
He did not voluntarily turn the song off, he was faced with the dilemma of continuing to play the song during the funeral or being kicked out of his apartment by the apartment supervisor.
He quickly decided to turn the song off.