News Man Angry at Cops After Having Gun Put to His Head

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    What has happened to our society? This guy gets robbed at gunpoint and nearly killed and who is he mad at? The cops! He also said "you wonder [why] we don't report crimes." Who is "we"? Isn't that supposed to be frowned upon? So if "they" ("we") don't report crimes how much worse is crime in these communities? Who would want to hire someone who would consider putting a gun to someone's head to get what they want? This mentality is just crazy...denying there's a problem, ignoring there's a problem, and exacerbating the problem by getting mad at the police for trying to fix the problem. Why would you want criminals harming your community running free and why would you bad mouth the people that are the ones that can help remove the criminal element? Poverty doesn't cause crime ...crime causes poverty.


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    A Grammy winner’s message to the man who robbed him: ‘I had the power to give you a job’

    By Jessica Contrera August 28 at 1:27 PM
    chidedSpike Lee for his portrayal of the city in the movie “Chi-Raq,” run for a spot on city council, created a documentary exploring homelessness through the eyes of his father and spoken out about music that glorifies violence. After experiencing that violence firsthand on a Saturday morning, Rhymefest took to Twitter with a message for the man who robbed him.

    “To the young brother that put the gun to my head this morning & took my wallet,” he began. “You don’t know how you just damaged your community.

    “I defend you against police brutality,” he continued. “I work on your behalf.”

    Rhymefest pointed out that despite his success, he still lives on Chicago’s South Side, an area often defined by its reputation for violence. On Friday, a cousin of NBA player Dwyane Wade named Nykea Aldridge was shot and killed there. Police say she was walking down the street pushing her child in a stroller when she was unintentionally caught in the midst of gang-related gunfire.

    [Donald Trump tries to leverage a high-profile slaying into a campaign appeal]

    “I lived here on the southside because I thought it mattered,” Rhymefest said. “I’m reconsidering.”

    He told the man who robbed him that when he looks into the wallet and sees the name Che Smith on the ID, contact him and apologize.

    “You were gonna shoot me in the face for a wallet,” he wrote. “I had the power to give you a job!”

    Nearly two hours later, Rhymefest continued tweeting. This time, his message was for the Chicago police. “You wonder we don’t report crimes?” he said. “The police treated me disgustingly.”

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    He also tweeted a two-minute video of his interactions with officers at the station where he drove after he was robbed. It begins by showing a police officer sitting behind a desk. It is clear that she and Rhymefest have been arguing. The officer tells him he can’t record inside the station. Another officer asks him to leave. Rhymefest complains about the first officer was ignoring him, eating and playing Candy Crush on her phone while he tried to tell her what happened. She tells him he wasn’t giving her the information needed to make a report.

    “I am in shock because I just had a gun to my head!” he tells them.

    After he shared the video of the interaction online, Rhymefest received a tweet from police department’s spokesman and a call from its chief of patrol, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

    “I’m sure they’re thinking, ‘We messed up, because that was ‘somebody,’” he told the Sun-Times. “But that’s not how it should be. How would they feel if somebody that doesn’t have my resources was treated the same way?”


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