Brooklyn residents are upset and believe that cops are sitting on their block deliberately provoking gang members to act by blaring a controversial rap song from their squad cars.
A resident took video of several police cars stationed outside Marcus Garvey Village in Brownsville showing a uniformed officer and a sergeant inside a police SUV playing “Folk in the Trunk.” The problem is the song is reportedly a diss track against the Folk Nation gang that consider the housing projects as one of their home bases, sources said.
The song talks about killing Folk Nation gang members aka Forever Over Latin Kings, which is affiliated with the Crips, The NY Daily News reports.
Residents are deeply concerned that cops are instigating violence.
Resident Tracy McGee told the Daily News that the video is troublesome.
“It’s disorderly conduct,” McGee said. “I think some things can be used to ease tension, but not that.”
“I find it offensive especially with the trials and tribulations we have been through with the police,” another resident told the paper. “The cops are antagonizing people, probably trying to get them to do something, get a reaction.”
Police officer investigated for threatening rapper
Recently, Rapper and actor 50 Cent said via Instagram that he feels like a marked man after learning that an NYPD commander told officers to shoot him on sight.
The situation unfolded after Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez allegedly issued this deadly order about 50 Cent and one officer sent out a text to other officers about it.
The text read, “The inspector just said at roll call if you see Kurtis Jackson (sic) (aka 50Cent) shoot on site … I’m like wtf,” the News reported.
“I’m afraid for my life,” posted 50 Cent, whose given name is Curtis Jackson. “I haven’t been able to sleep since I heard of this. The cops never notified me of the threat. I’m closing all my business in New York. I may have to sue the city.”
Gonzalez later said the directive was a joke, according to the paper.