The four hip-hop vets was ticked off over a video showing an Army veteran being accosted and arrested by two cops in Virginia.
Officer who pepper-sprayed Black Army medic fired, Jeezy, Mysonne, Snoop Dogg and Trae Tha Truth weighs-in:
The world was left shocked after watching Lieutenant Caron Nazario get pulled over by police in the now viral video. The police, fearing bad press and consequences from the military, allegedly threatened Lieutenant Nazario to stay quiet. Nice Try. Lieutenant Nazario is now suing the police.
Last December, Joe Gutierrez, one of the two police officers, pepper-spraying and pointing their guns at a Black Army officer in Windsor, Virginia, during a traffic stop, According to CBS NEWS has been fired.
The officers approached Lieutenant Caron Nazario’s Chevy Tahoe like rabid dogs, even though he was in full uniform. When the Black and Latino man asked what he was being arrested for, one of the cops replied:
“What’s going on is you’re fixin’ to ride the lightning, son,” which is slang for the electric chair, and execution.
The incident has outraged many and the hip-hop community even posted the video to its Instagram page and discussed the hostile encounter with law enforcement. The viral video caught the attention of Snoop Dogg, Jeezy, Trae Tha Truth and Mysonne.
The town of Windsor said in a statement on Sunday, April 11, to The Associated Press that it joined calls from election officials, including Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, in requesting an investigation by Virginia State Police into the encounter.
“The Town of Windsor prides itself in its small-town charm and the community-wide respect of its Police Department,” the statement read. “Due to this, we are saddened for events like this to cast our community in a negative light. Rather than deflect criticism, we have addressed these matters with our personnel administratively, we are reaching out to community stakeholders to engage in dialogue, and commit ourselves to additional discussions in the future.”