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Chief Upset By Playing of Anti-Police Rap Song

June 18, 2013  | 

Provincetown, Mass., Manager Sharon Lynn is conducting an inquiry into an incident involving Police Chief Jeff Jaran and a rap song about police brutality playing at a restaurant he was at on May 7.

Jaran stopped at The Squealing Pig pub that night for the post-election party of Selectman-elect Thomas Donegan. After speaking with Donegan, Jaran said Friday, he and a friend sat at the bar for a drink. A song by N.W.A. began to play. Jaran said he was not familiar with the song, but as he listened he became uncomfortable and offended. The song is called, "F**k tha Police."

He said he told a restaurant employee to shut the song off and added that the person should be ashamed. Jaran said he and his friend regularly go to The Squealing Pig and he called the owner the next day and the issue was resolved.

Read the full Cape Cod Times story.

Comments (11)

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Piginma @ 6/18/2013 8:16 PM

Get over it chief. I'm a cop in ma and actually used to listen to nwa. It's just a song. How can you make it through the ranks to chief and have such thin skin, must be another nepotism post

[email protected] @ 6/18/2013 10:38 PM

So, hes' in "The Squealing Pig Pub" and he's offended by a song? In a bar with that name? Good grief chief, get a grip. You never worked the street, right? Your position is an appointed one I hope. Typical politicians response. I don't like the music so nobody listens to it? What a wimp. Blues, Stay Safe.

Capt. Crunch @ 6/19/2013 1:04 AM

As a police officer I consider my brothers and sisters in law enforcement as family. I do not want anyone to "F**K" my family. Thank you chief for sticking up for the family.

Greg @ 6/19/2013 5:03 AM

Funny I use it as a ring tone for some of my coworkers. The song is what 20 years old Ice T has been playing a cop on L&O SVU for 13 years.

AJ @ 6/19/2013 6:18 AM

You need thicker skin chief. If you want everyone to like you... be a fire fighter...

Trigger @ 6/19/2013 6:33 AM

I am not a fan of some of the rap music but when you enter a public business you may hear music, etc. that may not be to your liking. Two options: leave or stay....simple enough.

mwp72 @ 6/19/2013 6:55 AM

At least the song wasn't "Copkiller".

DPB @ 6/19/2013 7:10 AM

And this made news??? We have our constitution being ripped to shreds, lawlessness increasing expotentionally from both society and our government, murder of police officers and citizens becoming the daily norm without concern, and this is what is tossed out to us to contemplate and ponitificate on?

RC @ 6/19/2013 7:40 AM

They have the right to play their choice of music, he has the right to ask them to change it. But if the answer is no, you better find somewhere else to drink.

JAM @ 6/19/2013 11:33 PM

And Police Chief Jeff Jaran is how old? GHe needs to grow up. He sounds like some little kid sniveling on the playground.

John @ 7/30/2013 3:11 PM

Guess he missed the training on protecting first amendments rights.

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