The peaceful demonstration of more than 50,000 people began Sunday on Hollywood Blvd … and the aerial views were epic. YG teamed up with BLM LA and joined activist and BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors at the front of the crowd to share some words and explain the importance of using his voice.
Unfortunately, this is what influences our youth. A catchy phrase and a dope beat. And this is what the youth will remember from this event. They will adopt the belief that all cops are bad. Even though statistics prove the opposite.
Statistics show that a black man is more likely to be killed in a car accident or another black man than a police officer. But the youth will not know that. Unless they seek the truth for themselves.
This music puts both youth and police at a higher risk. The youth will not respect the police’s authority or get scared and run when they have nothing to run from. And we have seen many police ambushed and killed by people that don’t even know them. They see any cop as a bad cop.
Our society is in desperate need of a system of accountability and mutual respect.