The Los Angeles Police Department is worried. They say they are literally “fearing for their lives,” so based on their track record, everyone in LA might want to be extra careful.
That’s because the LAPD say that the new N.W.A. biopic movie “Straight Outta Compton” fuels what they are calling a “hatred of police.” Furthermore, they are saying that the movie “compromises” their “safety,” rather than documenting and recounting actual historical instances of police oppression.
Gossip site TMZ reports that:
The cops we spoke with share one sentiment … the movie portrays the LAPD officers as “beating machines” … brutalizing innocent citizens in the inner city.
Former L.A. City Councilman Dennis Zine, who was himself an LAPD cop and headed up the Police Protective League, tells us, “It’s a terrible time to release a movie like this. It adds fuel to the fire for hating cops.”
The cops we spoke with are bitter, especially because they say they’ve spent a lot of time and energy creating bonds in areas where police abuse was once prevalent.
Some of the officers specifically blame Universal, saying the studio is putting profits above the safety of the officers who make L.A. safe.
And all of the officers say the timing is awful, given what’s going on across the country. If Universal was determined to release the movie, the cops we spoke with say they should have waited.
You read that right. The LAPD says that Universal Studios should have censored this movie’s production, waiting for a “better time” when people aren’t so critical of police officers.
They believe that the movie will make people want to “endanger” the “safety” of officers.
Do you agree with the LAPD, or do you think that people are mad at the police because of things the police are actually doing, not because they went to see a movie.
(Article by Reagan Ali; h/t to TMZ)