Rapper J. Cole has added his voice to the chorus of unforgiving criticism directed at a Florida cop who went viral last week after a video showed him manhandling a Black man while he was holding his infant daughter.
The rapper posted the bodycam footage of the disturbing incident to Twitter, calling Broward County Deputy James Cady a “coward and a terrorist.”
Coward and a terrorist. https://t.co/fqdrUmUgBC
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) February 9, 2019
In the video, Cady is seen approaching Allen Floyd, who is sitting on the curb holding his baby. Cady asks Floyd for his ID and when Floyd questions his reason for wanting it, the officer becomes irate and aggressive.
In an effort to provoke Floyd, Cady repeatedly refers to him as “boy” but the father keeps his cool throughout the situation. Another officer then takes hold of the baby as Cady grabs Floyd by the neck and falsely accuses him of refusing to show his ID.
As reported by Complex, the incident actually went down in 2017, but the video recently resurfaced in light of a complaint filed against one of the officers involved.
Floyd has since filed a lawsuit against Cady, citing police abuse.
It will probably come as no surprise to learn that Cady has a history of misconduct and has reportedly cost Broward County $250,000 after losing a wrongful arrest lawsuit.
Meek Mill noted of the four-minute video showing Floyd’s mistreatment at the hands of officers: “Regular day for a black man in America! They ripped this man baby out his arms smfh!”
Regular day for a black man in America! They ripped this man baby out his arms smfh! https://t.co/Gjo3uoHKTl
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) February 10, 2019
And the always outspoken Killer Mike didn’t hold back, writing on Twitter: “F*ck this racist Ass cracker & this dept that allows him to police there. The Govt will eventually enslave is all becuz we allow this treatment to happen. F*ck this cop I hope he is fired BUT we know he won’t be.”
Fuck this racist Ass cracker & this dept that allows him to police there. The Govt will eventually enslave is all becuz we allow this treatment to happen. Fuck this cop I hope he is fired BUT we know he won’t be. https://t.co/ph6z7otF2U
— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) February 10, 2019