A Bronx teenager blasted the N.W.A. song, “F**k Tha Police,” on Tuesday as thousands of officers gathered to mourn the loss of Miosotis Familia, who was killed when a man shot her through the window of her police vehicle.
The teen, 16-year-old Julien Rodriguez, told the New York Post that it was “satisfying” to blast the song out of his apartment window because he hates the police since they killed his older brother and best friend. However, the Post could not find any record of the deaths of the people whose names Rodriguez gave them as his brother and best friend.
“Since they did not show respect for my brother and my friend, why should I show respect to them?” he said.
Around 20 police officers went to his apartment to ask him to turn off his music, with one police officer even speaking to him in Spanish about how he had grown up as a Latino in the community, but it wasn’t until the building super told him to turn it off or get kicked out of the building that he did so.
“I apologized because it was between the house and apologizing,” he said.
Although Rodriguez maintained that he hated the police, he did say that he felt bad for Familia, who was killed by Alexander Bonds, who also publicly expressed his hate for law enforcement.
“I feel sympathy for that, because all she was trying to do was take bad people off the street,” the teen said. “It was wrong because she did not do anything wrong but at the same time, my bro and my best friend died for no reason.”
Police who were at the funeral were infuriated by the music, which they saw as a sign of disrespect.
“This is the s–t we face every day,” a police source said.