Kiwi Prankster Keeps Blasting ‘F*** Tha Police’ Over Cops' Radio Frequency
Police probably aren't the biggest fans of songs which call them 'pigs' and tell them to fuck off - but that's exactly what a prankster in New Zealand was banking on when they hacked into a local cop radio frequency.
This hacker didn't just play any anti-police song, they played the anti-police track.
According to the Otago Daily Times, officers have been forced to listen to NWA's 'Fuck tha Police' over and over after the illegally hack into their system. Investigators haven't identified any missing radios, so they reckon the person (or people) behind this must be doing it by another means.
While some people might think that's pretty funny, the cops are not laughing.
Inspector Kelvin Lloyd told the newspaper: "There's no question that if it carries on and if they do what they're doing it will delay a response. It was putting people in danger.
"Any interference with a police radio constitutes a risk to public safety, and anyone caught doing this can face a penalty of criminal nuisance and up to one-year imprisonment."
If the song title hasn't given away its content, let me give you a quick run-through.
With Dr Dre as the presiding judge in the courtroom, the song gives a platform to Ice Cube, MC Ren and Eazy-E to explain the suffering of black people in America from police brutality and racial profiling.
Released in 1988, it was listed number 417 on Rolling Stone's Greatest Songs of All Time, and this Kiwi prankster clearly wants local cops to realise its greatness.
The Otago Daily Times adds that a version done by Rage Against The Machine has also been played in between bursts of NWA's original.
But if you thought that local law enforcement were the only ones to complain about the song's subject matter, you'd be wrong. When it debuted in the late 1980s, the FBI sent a letter to NWA's record company that took the rap group to task for misrepresenting police.
Author Milt Ahlerich also referenced the 78 cops killed in 1988, adding that songs like NWA's were 'both discouraging and degrading to these brave, dedicated officers'.
According to the late music manager Jerry Heller and his book Ruthless, Ahlerich's letter caused him to be transferred to 'the Bureau's backwater Hartford office'.
New Zealand police had another issue with their radios last year when pig grunts and verbal abuse were heard over their radio system.
Sources: Otago Daily Times
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