The police has used the law to harm African Americans since the days of Reconstruction to present day. I am not suggesting all police are bad, but if other officers do not point the guilty ones for misbehavior, than you are no innocent than the fellow cop that has broken their oath of duty. Beyonce expressed African Americans true feelings toward cops because we refuse to gloss over crimes against humanity. For centuries black people have been told we are nothing or ugly because the color of our skin. Beyonce stood up for black pride and for African Americans to love themselves. The police have a problem with her performance because the truth hurts when you have to look at it in the mirror on a national platform.
This is how ignorant the police is because they do not really know what the Black Panther Party stood for. They rather believe government propaganda and dumb asses like Donald Trump. Black Panthers believed in unity and protection against police brutality, not only that but exercising their 2nd Amendment Rights (Sounds Familiar NRA National Rifle Association). The Black Panthers are never blew up government buildings like the Oklahoma City Bombing Carried out by white U.S militia group sympathizer Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols. The police should be ashamed of themselves.
On the heels of Beyonce’s Super Bowl 50 halftime performance which was outstanding. Beyonce’s marquee featured outfits resembling Black Panther and Black Power regalia. The performance, viewed by more than 112 million people, also featured an unmistakeable ‘X’ formation (believed to commemorate the legacy of Malcolm X) and was soon followed by the video for ‘Formation’.
Now, a number of police unions are speaking out against the singer, with some urging all-out boycotts.Now, a number of police unions are speaking out against the singer, with some urging all-out boycotts.
“We urge all law enforcement officers to boycott the purchase of Beyonce’s music and the purchase of tickets for her performances.”
Police unions in Miami, Nashville, New York, and Tampa, Florida are taking the lead. “Beyoncé used this year’s Super Bowl to divide Americans by promoting the Black Panthers, and her anti-police message shows how she does not support law enforcement,” said Miami police union president Javier Ortiz in a statement shared with Digital Music News.
The Tampa Police Benevolent Association expressed ‘disgust’ at both the halftime performance and the ‘Formation’ video. “The Tampa PBA is disgusted with Beyonce’s performance on the night of the Super Bowl and equally disgusted with her new video ‘Formation,’” a statement from the group blasted. “The PBA does not support any artist who spreads an anti-police message. We urge all law enforcement officers to boycott the purchase of Beyonce’s music and the purchase of tickets for her performances.”
The video for ‘Formation’ sharply raised the stakes with a more direct criticism of police, while boosting the Black Lives Matter campaign. In a stark, post-Katrina backdrop in New Orleans, Beyonce sang atop a water-submerged cop car, just one of several unfavorable police portrayals.
The singer currently has sold-out dates in all three cities, which raises questions of whether local police officers will volunteer to keep order at the gigs. Tampa is leaving the decision up to individual police officers, but Nashville is urging cops not to volunteer. “We ask officers to refuse to support the efforts of artists who promote a false narrative of law enforcement attacks on black citizens,” the president of Nashville’s Fraternal Order of Police.