News Cop On Unpaid Leave Because Of Rap Song

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Do you agree with the St. Joseph Police Dept decision?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. dawg

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    Poll is private.

    Kansas City, MO - A music video by a Kansas City rapper landed a Missouri police officer on unpaid leave.

    Josh Smith, who goes by the rap name J Smitty, said he knew his music video would cause controversy, but he didn’t think it would anger the St. Joseph Police Department. “I figured a lot of people would be offended, and I figured a lot of people would air those and maybe try to get the video down or something like that, but I didn't think it would be the police department,” Smith said.The song titled “Before This Bomb Blows Up (Racism Goes Both Ways)” features racially charged lyrics.

    St. Joseph Patrolman Zackary Craft is featured in the video holding up a sign saying "Cops Lives Matter."

    Smith argued, “I tried to paint cops in a really good light in that video, and although that message is very controversial, cops are going through a lot right now.”

    The department put Craft on unpaid leave after the video surfaced. Smith later took the video down and blurred the officer’s face before reposting it online.A St. Joseph PD spokesman said the department “does not condone the video” and is in “violation of the department’s social media policies and procedures.”The officer’s attorney said Craft wasn’t aware of the song’s content or context.

    Smith said he regrets getting the officer in trouble but doesn’t regret his message. “Like I said, it can be a positive video, it seems negative because in our society you have to step on eggshells, you can't offend anyone, you can't really say what's on your mind.”
     
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    Whatever the decision is for situations like this is fine with me, so long as there is consistency regardless of race.

    I'd have thought dude was a cholo though.
     
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    Title updated, it was misleading the way i had it.
     
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    Voted no, but think he should be fired because he rapped .... and rap sucks
     
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    The story is confusing people, the cop is not the rapper the cop simply makes a cameo.
     
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    Dick Fitzwell Opinions are like assholes ... and so am I

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    Ok ..... noted no, but he should be fired for even associating himself with anything involving rap, because rap sucks.
     
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    Who cares about the details...I only read the headline and formed my opinion!
     
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    That and wtf is a cop doing this for

    Should be suspended just for being stupid
     
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    I voted no also.

    the only problem i have with this video is the rapper is not white. Looks like a Hispanic guy.
     
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    ohh yeah thats stupid
     
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    I like it. Nice rap!!

    Thank you for saying what needed to be said
     
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    Saying "Cops lives matter" is offensive now?
     
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    Any public worker should know better than to be involved with anything that's not PC.
     
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    Saying "All Lives Matter" is offensive.

    I was told that it is the newest racial slur.
     
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    See, they get to have it both ways. #blacklivesmatter is the name of their organization but if you say you don't like them, people think that you think that black lives don't matter. Most of these morons out there either don't know there's a distinction or they have trouble separating the two. It really was a genius move on Soros' part...
     
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    I agree with you. also, there is nothing wrong with being proud of your heritage.
     
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    This. I'm not happy about this world we're living in either. But it is what it is. Be smart!!
     
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    This is one of my issues with this whole "everything is racist" movement.
    If you can be proud (and should be) of being black, or Asian or Hispanic or whatever.
    Why can't you be just as proud of Caucasian heritage?
     
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    Nooooooo.

    Because it says that the OP was made 52 minutes ago (as of this post) but your edit was done 44 minutes ago. That is more than the DS permissible 5 minute edit rule.

    Please revert the title back to its original misleading wording or face the consequences.