Rapper “PLIES” asks cops to help him understand a question he has about the difference between catching the waffle house shooter compared to what he perceives to be the indiscriminate taking of unarmed teen lives.
I’m open to PLIES correcting me, but he definitely seems to infer this is an issue of race. I think there are vastly more important underlying sources of violence and try to explain that factually as well as honestly help him understand the differences in the arrests he’s talking about.
My invitation to have more open dialogue with him remains open.
THANKS to OD for letting me know about this: https://www.youtube.com/user/officerdaniels1
PLIES video: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bh7OfbgHEfa/?hl=en&taken-by=plies
UCR stats all from: https://ucr.fbi.gov/
Washington Post Info: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/police-shootings/
INTRO MUSIC: “Wolfhunter” by Forensic.