Game has weighed in on the recent murder of two NYPD officers, speaking at length about police brutality, the death of Eric Garner, and his opposition to the "I Can Breathe" protest.
Just when you thought the racial tension in New York could not get any worse, two NYPD officers were shot and killed in Brooklyn yesterday. The shooter, who allegedly killed his ex girlfriend before targeting the officers, is reported to have been seeking possible "revenge" for Eric Garner and Mike Brown, two black men killed at the hands of police earlier this year.
Game had a few words to share on the news, confusing some fans by posting a photo of the headline reporting the officer's murder with his own caption, “I guess y’all ‘can’t breathe’ either. #RIPEricGarner #AllLivesMatter @ Brighton & Hove, UK. #RIPEricGarner #AllLivesMatter #ShitHasToChange #Now.”
When some commenters found the rapper's words distasteful, he decided to clarify his statement in a second post, revealing that his comment was in direct response to a circulated photo of three smiling officers wearing shirts that read "I Can Breathe" -- a takeoff of Garner's last words. Game explained that he in no way supported the shooting of the two officers, but took the opportunity to voice his feelings on race issues and police brutality in America.
Check out both posts below.
The comment in my last post was a DIRECT RESPONSE to the picture above: I didn't say it was cool that 2 cops were murdered senselessly while sitting in their car. These weren't the cop(s) that killed ERIC GARNER so it wasn't necessary they die in that manner the same as it wasn't AT ALL necessary ERIC GARNER die in the way he did. My comment also suggested that #AllLivesMatter & #ShitNeedsToChangeNow but you simple minded fucks skipped right over the real message to pull whatever negativity you could from my post... As expected. One thing about me is, I'm ME. I'm not running from my views or opinions & I'm standing firm on anything I say.. So while all of you trying to find the HATE in my post, there is NONE. What their is.... is an opinion of a man that believes the deaths of innocent people are never OKAY. Never has been !!! It just so happens, that I'm BLACK. It just so happens I grew up as a minority & have been a victim of racial profiling & police harassment in my youth the same as many so I can relate to the continuous STRUGGLE to change the way the GOVERNMENT deals with it's own employees when they're supposed to be highly trained professionals who loosely abuse the right to them wearing the badge given to them. "PROTECT & SERVE" does not mean "CHOKE & KILL" an innocent un-armed man.... Retaliating for Eric Garner's murder the way the MEDIA portrays it happened wasn't the answer either but it happened.... SO WHAT NOW... Do police KILL more civilians ??? Or do civilians KILL more police ??? Y'all can't see what's happening to our country ? Or all YALL still too focused on an iPhone app to get off of it to take a REAL LOOK AROUND ??? & you ask me, do I like police: NO !!! Do I hate police: NO !!! Have I experienced more police abusing their authority than not: YES !!! So that's why "I" say FUCK THE POLICE !!! That's "MY OPINION".... Does that mean I think it's dope that 2 innocent cops were murdered: NOPE. But does it change my view on crooked police: NOPE !!! So... You can hate me, not like me, say FUCK GAME or UNFOLLOW or never support my MUSIC again because I have an opinion... SO WHAT, I DO NOT GIVE A FUCK !!! [To Be Continued..]