Anti-cop music video filmed at jail sparks outrage
Union wants answers on why an anti-cop music video was filmed inside of the Nassau County Jail, by former inmates
By Police1 Staff
EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — A corrections officer’s union wants answers on why an anti-cop music video was filmed inside of the Nassau County Jail, by former inmates.
CBS News reports that the video “I Be About It” by DJ Self also features several other rappers who have done time for various crimes.
John Jaronczyk, the president of the Correction Officers Benevolent Association, said that Jermaine “Maino” Coleman did 10 years for kidnapping, while Leonard “Uncle Murda” Grant was arrested for the attempted murder of a police officer.
Jaronczyk says the union is upset because the video not only depicts anti-police violence in the wake of the Michael Brown and Eric Garner deaths, but also promotes rape, gang and gun violence, and drug dealing.
“No one did background checks,” he said. “No one did any kind of security checks. And the video is disgusting.”
He did acknowledge that the rappers had the right to film it, but he added that Nassau County didn’t have to give them the keys to the jail to film in.
He is asking the county Legislature to get involved after the county’s film commission said they had no control over artistic content.