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17 Wounded when Gun Battle Erupts at Filming of New Orleans Rap Video
November 23, 2015
A video was being filmed at the playground when shots broke out. The planning for the filming was conducted through social media and a large crowd had gathered, but police were not told of the filming in advance and said it was not permitted.
LAPD Says Officer Stalking Video was Rap Promotion, Warrant Issued on Suspect
October 6, 2015
"The investigation revealed that the film was made by members of an early 1990s rap group no longer in fashion. The film was made and posted on social media to ignite a comeback by the rap group," LAPD said in a press release on Tuesday. More Here.
Video: LAPD Says Officer Stalking Video was Rap Promotion, Warrant Issued on Suspect
October 6, 2015
"The investigation revealed that the film was made by members of an early 1990s rap group no longer in fashion. The film was made and posted on social media to ignite a comeback by the rap group," LAPD said in a press release on Tuesday.
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.
Chief Upset By Playing of Anti-Police Rap Song
June 18, 2013
Provincetown (Mass.) Police Chief Jeff Jaran said he became uncomfortable and offended when a pub he stopped by began playing an anti-police rap song.
Gangsta-Rapping N.J. Cops Could Be Fired
June 3, 2013
Four Irvington police officers who starred in a controversial music video that featured the town's police union president spouting what some have called racially insensitive and homophobic remarks are facing internal affairs charges and could be fired.
Prosecutors Seek Death for Vegas Strip Shooting Suspect
May 9, 2013
If convicted, self-proclaimed pimp Ammar Harris could be put to death for a February shooting on the Strip that left three people dead.
Las Vegas Police Name Suspect In Deadly Shooting
February 25, 2013
The manhunt for a pimp suspected of killing an aspiring rapper and two bystanders on the Las Vegas Strip continued Monday, after police identified the suspect and located the black Range Rover used in the shooting.
Feud Involving Rapper Leads To Deadly Shooting, Crash
February 21, 2013
A Las Vegas rapper died early Thursday in a drive-by shooting, which triggered a fiery crash in front of the Flamingo Hotel that also killed two bystanders.
LAPD Apologizes To Rapper's Family
December 10, 2012
The Los Angeles Police Department has apologized to the family of rapper Notorious B.I.G. for the "'premature" release of the slain rapper's autopsy report.
Video: Memphis Cop's Rap Video Questioned
October 3, 2012
Officer Candyance Davis, an aspiring rapper known as Quolove, appeared in a YouTube video of her song "Gimme Me." She can be seen throwing cash and shouting, 'If they don't give me my money, I'll f*** them up.'"
Rapper Apologizes for Flash-Call Tweet, Blames Friend
August 22, 2011
The Game, whose real name is Jayceon Taylor and who also uses the name Charles Louboutin on his Twitter page, said one of his friends grabbed his phone while at a photo shoot and sent the message as a prank that he described as a "joke gone wrong."
L.A. Sheriff to Rapper: Apologize for Flash Mob Tweet
August 14, 2011
The message on The Game's Twitter account Friday urged his 580,000 followers to call if they wanted an internship. The number he gave was to the station's help line, according to Capt. Mike Parker.
Five NYPD Cops Hurt In Rap Concert Brawl
June 30, 2011
The NYPD says officers received a 911 call about a dispute at the Tammany Hall venue. Witnesses say the lights turned on in the middle of the show and dozens of NYPD officers entered the room and began telling people to leave.
Obama Skips Police Week, Hosts Controversial Rapper
May 15, 2011
Obama did not attend the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund's candlelight vigil Friday evening. He also skipped the Peace Officer's Memorial Service on Sunday on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. President George W. Bush attended the Peace Officer's Memorial every year except one.
FBI Releases Notorious B.I.G. Case File
April 7, 2011
The FBI has publicly released its case file of the investigation into the slaying of rapper Notorious B.I.G., posting hundreds of heavily redacted records on the bureau's Website.
Gangster Rapper Turned Philly Cop Once Claimed Police Brutality
February 22, 2011
Two years ago, Officer Robert Acevedo Jr. performed as "Young Reek," appearing shirtless in rap videos flashing $100 bills with co-stars holding what look like drugs.
A Jaundiced Eye and Blood Red Ink
October 28, 2010
The Times apparently now has a policy of protecting teen suspects from public exposure, while choosing to expose a witness who courageously risked testifying in the court. As the LAPPL aptly asked, "Why do this?" The answer is shameful: to sell papers.
Lil Wayne Sentencing Delayed So Rapper Can Get His Teeth Fixed
February 9, 2010
A Manhattan judge agreed to put off the "Lollipop" rapper's sentencing until March 2 so he can fly down to Miami for what his lawyer described as "oral surgery."
Six Shot in Drive-By at Texas Southern University Rap Event
July 23, 2009
University spokeswoman Eva Pickens said university officials were told that the shootings, which occurred at about 8:30 p.m. at Cleburne and Tierwester, near the East Garage, were gang-related.
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