Is the United States turning into a police state? Incidences like this certainly make it seem that way.
A popular music DJ has just been charged with disorderly conduct for nothing more than playing NWA.’s classic ‘F*ck tha Police’ song, while cops conducted a “raid” on a club for having “too many people in attendance.”
MassLive reported that the incident took place when police officers from Westfield, Massachusetts found themselves called to get ride of 350 people who had exceeded the 160-capacity limit for the club in question.
The place where the music was being Shenanigans Pub.
Kashawn Harris, AKA DJ Boogy, couldn’t believe the ridiculousness of the police raiding a place for having a few more people than the fire department would like to see.
So he began spinning the famous NWA track, which led to the officers giving charging the 25-year-old with disorderly conduct.
“I believed at that time the combination of alcohol, the excessive amount of people in the bar and the song that the DJ chose to play at that time was an intentional act by the DJ to incite the crowd which showed a reckless disregard for public safety,” Officer Juanita Mejias penned in her report.
Harris said that the song was actually due to be played that night anyway, and a snippet was played before the music was shut down.
He said that the bar was cleared of the excess people already when he began playing the song. Still, the police trumped up a charge that he was trying to start a “riot.”
“I had no intention of inciting a riot, it was just college kids having fun,” Harris explained in an interview. “For them to even think I was trying to start riots was frustrating for me. That’s not my kind of background, that’s not where I come from.”
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(Article by M. David and S. Wooten; image by #Op309 Media)