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"Stop And Frisk" and Justin Timberlake

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(A song parody addressing New York City's "Stop and Frisk" policy based on Justin Timberlake's "Suit and Tie") by Rev. Reynard N. Blake, Jr.

Mike feels "Stop And Frisk," "Stop And Frisk," time is, right

Mike feels "Stop And Frisk," "Stop And Frisk," times fit

Men find color dictates things

Dictates things, followings, white folks' safety more

Mike feels "Stop And Frisk," "Stop And Frisk," times fit

Mike feels "Stop And Frisk," "Stop And Frisk," times fit

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Why don't you go to branding?

Why don't you go to branding?

[Verse 1]

Why are Brothers prime targets for shake downs at downtown?

Going out as folks, not like a suspect?

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Can't undercovers observe folk at Wall Street?

Watch those crimes "cause they rob blind

White people seem like they merit watching

Cause if they're studied close, real close

They might learn something

Middle-Eastern Americans are quite patriotic

Respect life, all life

[Hook]

Black and brown hog tied for imagined crimes

Folks believe all of those stereotypes

And Bloomberg thinks he's justified

Constitution's worth nothing

Rights printed in black and white

And brothers get frisked more than whites

Modern lynching in the broad daylight

Latinos "cuffed so tightly
Latinos "cuffed so tightly

Cops show disrespect to our young

Crime seems to be black or brown

Do we know who is guilty?

PO-PO can't act like robots though

Hey

[Verse 2]

N-Y-C gets what from Stop And Frisk?

It's not " 24" like the show on Fox TV

Stop And Frisk's not constitutional or is it?  

Is that right?   What about whites?

Bloomberg you're Jewish and know history

Nazis targeted Jews but, police target blacks

Mike Bloomberg, why do this? Are you a racist?

Whites get frisked too, all right?

[Hook 2]

Latinos and Brothers get trapped like mice

Harlem is whiter for the second time

Latino round-up can seem fine

And the brothers found the same

Both pat down and stigmatized

Targeted for some Riker time

Fairness put on backburners most times

Won't the race riots commence?

Won't the race riots commence?

Guns found under white people's clothes

While you're in there, search for drugs

Let the PO-PO act fairly

Laws don't make Mayor Bloomberg God

[Verse 3/Jay-Z part parody]

Hunt blacks and Latinos

Mission of the PO-POs

It don't matter what brothers think

Y'all sit back and watch boys be frisked more

Police believe whites seem harmless

Stats point out that Bloomberg's hell-bent on his quest

Ain't this discrimination?

Blacks fill the prison complex as planned

Private jails get fed

Years of distress, prison complex

Finances dictate how some get sentenced

Justice system means what?

Brothers get steamrolled for no reason

And prisons remain full

And the public is soothed

Stacked-high brothers on bed bunks

For small joints of marijuana?

Some papers, catch vapors

Get high, at their house

So why the hell should folks face the system

When banks scrub money for a cartel hidin' cash flows

And their lawyers get them off because they have tools 

"Cause tha legal system works hard as a cover

Cartels just as bankers, just get off 

Like insider fund traders, hun!

[Hook 3] 

Black and brown hog tied for imagined crimes

Folks believe all of those stereotypes

And Bloomberg thinks he's justified

Constitution's worth nothing

Rights printed in black and white

And brothers get frisked more than whites

Modern lynching in the broad daylight

Latinos "cuffed so tightly
Latinos "cuffed so tightly

Cops show disrespect to our young

Crime seems to be black or brown

Do we know who is guilty?

PO-PO can't act like robots, though

Hey

Author's Bio: Reverend Reynard N. Blake, Jr., M. S. is an ordained Baptist minister living in East Lansing , Michigan with his wife Karen Kelly-Blake, Ph.D., Research Associate , Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at Michigan State University (MSU). He earned his Master of Science degree in Community Development-Urban Studies from MSU and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the College of Charleston (SC). He has co-authored several articles on faith-based community development and is also a poet and hip-hop cultural analyst whose work have appeared on Black Commentator, Michigan Family Review, OpEd.com, the Online Journal of Urban Youth Culture and Black Agenda Report. He is putting on the final touches on a book of political parody and poetry; no publisher yet.  He would appreciate any input on where and how he can get it published.  

 

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Reverend Reynard N. Blake, Jr., M. S. is an ordained Baptist minister living in East Lansing, Michigan with his wife Karen Kelly-Blake, Ph.D. (Anthropology). He earned his Master of Science degrees in Community Development and Urban Studies from (more...)
 

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