VIDEO: “Film The Police” feat. B. Dolan, Sage Francis, Toki Wright, Jasiri X

Committed MCs remind us that keeping our cameras ready is a powerful weapon against repression all over the world.

Straight outta the Occupy Movement comes this video that reworks “F*ck the Police,” the song made infamous by Compton rappers NWA.  Clearly, with police using excessive force on peaceful protesters, the message of this video is timely.

We first saw this on Duke professor Mark Anthony Neal’s blog.  The song and accompanying video, he writes, serves

. . . as a call to action for the digitized media movement while responding to the recent explosion of police brutality all across the world.

And this:

With the Occupy Movement bringing various forms of injustice to the forefront of people’s consciousness, “Film the Police” is a reminder that cops have been a continued and increasingly militarized presence in public streets. Thanks to the widespread use of smartphones and video cameras, along with the popularity of social networks such as Twitter and Facebook, the power of the media has been put back into the people’s hands as they document the injustices perpetrated by those who have sworn to serve and protect them.

Great to see Pittsburgh and Minneapolis representing in the form of MCs Jasiri X (above) and Toki Wright, respectively.

This song is a free download courtesy of Strange Famous Records.  Info on the download and the song can be had from Mark’s site here.  In the meantime, check out the video:

 

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