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Bo Cop Killer IS objectionable (66* d) RE: Cop Killer IS objectionable 30 Apr 98


I think that our society has lost sight of its responsibility to courtesy for our employees and their welfare. We are all too ready to support freedom of speech, sometimes at the expense of freedom of association and the public good. I will not for a moment deny that there are racists in the police force. But 'cop killer' does not talk constructively about the problem. It presents no observations about any of the 'cases' mentioned and has no manner of picking out the 'guilty' to be punished and offers no solutions other than anarchy and heinous crime. It is hate literature and should not only be quashed, censored if you will, but the revenue from such a song should be ferreted out and given as recompense to the offended parties, police berievement funds etc...

There is a huge difference between arresting someone because he holds certain views and allowing those views to become an industry to manipulate and harm the innocent. I do not believe that Police are, as a whole group, guilty of anything requiring execution. Any acceptance of these lyrics must get beyond this test. Furthermore, for the support they give our society and its freedoms it is in Freedom's interest to defend them, anything less is cultural suicide.

Bo (impressed by many of the cops he has met in his life)

It is hard enough to be the frontline of an imperfect system with goals of perfection without our society accepting this trash.


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