Published on March 1st, 2017.
Article belongs to Dozmia.
There’s a long history of disconnect between true rockers and the fuzz. Dead Kennedys wrote “Police Truck” almost forty years ago. NWA had their infamous Detroit Show almost thirty years ago (if you saw Straight Outta Compton [the movie], then you know exactly what I’m talking about). And there are so many instances of policemen and women boycotting musicians in this country over anti-cop lyrics, speeches, and sentiments that Pitchfork wrote an entire article entitled “A History of Police Boycotting Musicians in America”. Now not all – I would guess that not even most – police officers are abusive authority figures. But many are, for good or bad, taught to profile, and your sketchy tour van sticks out like a sore thumb, I’m sad to say. Never fear though, I’m here to help you not get pulled over (well, not as much) and to prepare you if it happens anyway. Here we go!
I am not anti-cop but please don’t pull me over. Read the rest of this article here.