Rolling Deep With The LE Squad Bumpin Sweet Home Alabama

At a Chicago protest against police violence:

OOOOOOOOooooooo that’s my shit right there!  I’ve loved that track forever.

Disrespectful?  Racially offensive?  What do you think?  I’d say more disrespectful than anything just due to the noise aspect… people want to make EVERYTHING about race.  If he would have been cranking out “IM ALL ABOUT THAT BASS NO TREBLE” people would have been like “That song is for cracKA ass CrackaZzzz, everybody knows that!  RACIST!”

Anyway… according to the Chicago Tribune article, the officer will be suspended for 10 days.

Some of the lyrics in themselves aren’t racist … but I know it’s also been co-opted by groups, maybe bigoted groups, as an anthem of Southern pride and those Confederate-type values,” said Michael, 30. “That’s what was so jarring to me. To hear that playing from a police car at the end of a protest against police brutality and the murder of African-Americans, it was just jarring.

HSLD-Operator-Rio-Police-OfficerLOL cool story bro a.k.a. “Michael, age 30”.  So fucking jarred bRah… hopefully you recover and your doctor prescribes you some medical for PSHASD (Post Sweet Home Alabama Stress Disorder).

I bet the cop now wishes he played “Wu-Tang Clan – Ain’t Nothin Ta Fuck Wit“.   10 days is 10 days.  Wu-Tang clan membership is 100% black too, so could that even be called racist?  Probably, like inception racism or something complicated.

Thoughts?

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Hoots December 12, 2014 at 02:30 am

What a fucking idiot. Sweet home Alabama is ANTI racist. The part where Skynard sings “I hope Neil Young will remember, southern man don’t need him around anyhow” is a fuck you to Neil Youngs racist “southern man” song. Fucking twats.

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Chill December 12, 2014 at 03:58 am

Thats sarcasm, right? Have you ever listened to those songs? Do you know anything about either song? Or Wikipedia?

Now, if he was bumping ‘Protect Ya Neck’ people’s worlds would start crumbling. Prolly his mostly.

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Zach December 15, 2014 at 05:18 am

This is a troll right? Sweet home alabama did cite Neil Young’s ‘Southern Man’ because they felt it was an incorrect and negative portrayal of the south

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TheBear December 12, 2014 at 05:22 am

You know we have it easy as human beings when people take their feelings so fucking seriously.

That said, the cop did seem like a douchebag.

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Never Go Full Yeager December 12, 2014 at 05:44 am

They act like he was blaring Johnny Rebel, or a specific song from David Allan Coe’s, Underground Album. Sweet Home Alabama is about Southern Pride or something to that effect. I don’t know how we are going to have a honest discussion about race, with the notion that “black people can’t be racist”?! – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ0QfLkjujY

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ColonelGet December 12, 2014 at 06:57 am

Alabama native reporting in. The song is primarily used in this state to celebrate living in Alabama and not some blue state hell hole and to celebrate football victories. Roll Tide.

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Smooth Operator December 12, 2014 at 07:03 am

As much as the media would like to have us believe the suspension was based on claims the song could be racist, I doubt the race factor of the song had anything to do with the suspension.
It probably had more to do with the fact that the officer is inciting (trolling) the protesters and creating a more hostile situation. Sweet Home Alabama is an innocuous song selection but were dealing with the “everything is racist because I’m black and I say it is” mentality here; so I reason that it would be impossible to pick a correct song. What if the officer played the Happy Birthday song? Probably would still be claims of racism.

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Halon330 December 12, 2014 at 07:16 am

I don’t think the song is racist, however I do feel that blasting any music at citizens who didn’t come to see your show when you are supposed to be acting in a dignified and professional manner is inappropriate and shows a high level of immaturity and douchebaggery. I’m certain there is a noise ordinance in that town that one of the officers could have pulled the guy over and cited him for! Cop on cop traffic citations are always amusing.

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tincankilla December 12, 2014 at 01:44 pm

the song is fine, but it suggests racism in this context, which is fucking stupid of them. even worse, they are suppressing free speech by drowning out the voices of citizens and harassing them.

some cops are cool, but these ones are a bunch of douchebags.

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forrest December 12, 2014 at 03:17 pm

1. 1st Amendment.

2. Calling him racist for playing a song written by white people is, itself, more racist than playing a song written by white people.

3. His suspension was the fastest ever recorded in that city… It takes three days just to subpoena the witnesses, at least a day for the hearing, and another day for the review by brass. He was suspended exactly 5 days after this… It has never happened before and will likely never happen again.

4. If I were him, I would sue the shit out of my black boss for his racism here.

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Anton December 12, 2014 at 06:29 pm

I’m pretty sure the 1st amendment does’t apply while you are on the clock. Maybe this whole thing would blow over a lot quicker if cops didn’t act like such douchbags.

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John Fritz December 13, 2014 at 06:48 pm

“Play some Skynryd man!”

Maybe after that the ‘lice can play some Cab Calloway or Mozart. Or something older.

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