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LAPD Officers Angered by Hit Gangster Rap Movie

August 17, 2015  | 

Many LAPD officers are angry at the release of "Straight Outta Compton" ... because they feel the movie fuels hatred of police and compromises their safety.

The officers interviewed by TMZ share one sentiment ... the movie portrays the LAPD officers as "beating machines" ... brutalizing innocent citizens in the inner city.

Former L.A. City Councilman Dennis Zine, who was himself an LAPD officer and headed up the Police Protective League, told the entertainment gossip site, "It's a terrible time to release a movie like this. It adds fuel to the fire for hating cops."

All of the officers say the timing is awful, given what's going on across the country. If Universal was determined to release the movie, the officers say the studio should have waited.

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Jon Retired LEO @ 8/17/2015 2:14 PM

Universal is more interested in money and ratings than people's lives. The far left probably had something to do with the release because it would stir up racial feelings.

Dan @ 8/17/2015 7:28 PM

Slow down!!! Take a look back at when these events occurred. 80s and early 90s. And lets be honest, times were different then, and so were police tactics in South Central LA. I am not saying that everything depicted in the movie is true, but there is always some truth to every story. "Every fisherman caught a big fish, its just the size that is usually misjudged." As for the untimely release of the movie; these things happen all of the time. The far left had nothing to do with it, come on. The movie has been in the works far before all the ACLU hacks and uneducated public started ranting and raving about alleged police brutality. There are studios out there that will make a movie depicting LEOs in a good light, and it will get released just for the sake of causing a stir, which in turn makes people watch the movie.

Will this movie enrage the public and increase the resentment for us, maybe. But does this mean we do our job different? No. We make sure we go home at EOW, period!

kevCopAz @ 8/18/2015 7:24 AM

ITS A MOVIE! Get over it! Don't over react like the Race baiters do. Sure its unfortuneite that the release was now, sad that some folks hate the PD but really does anyone think that this movie by itself will cause some pro police person or even someone in the middle on the subject start to hate the PD? Doubt it. Those that hate us, do now and will remain doing so regardless of this movie. The only fear I have about any negative movie, TV show or media story is that crazies may just use it as fuel to do crazy things. But really anyone in police work any amount of time knows that crazies are just that and anything can set them off and society cant really stop it just deal with the situation when it happens.

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