ACLU Weighs In On Florida Sheriff's Comments About Ludacris/Kendrick Lamar Concert

(AllHipHop News) The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida has expressed dismay at comments made by a Lee County Sheriff, over an upcoming concert featuring Ludacris and Kendrick Lamar.

Sheriff Mike Scott questioned the choice of acts selected for Florida Gulf Coast University’s upcoming “Eaglepalooza” concert, which is slated for November 24.

Sheriff Scott sent a series of emails to FGCU President Wilson Bradshaw, criticizing the choice of artists the students selected, due to their lyrical content.

[ALSO READ: Florida Sheriff Takes Issue With Ludacris & Kendrick Lamar Performing At Local University ]

A spokesman named Baylor Johnson for the ACLU criticized Sheriff Mike Scott’s statements, which questioned why the event needed 75-100 additional officers and whether or not off-duty officers would work the event.

Sheriff Scott also promised officers who were patrolling the event would do so, with rigorous force.

“Law enforcement doesn’t have the option to not do its job and keep the community safe because they don’t like or agree with a particular expression at an event,” Baylor Johnson of the ACLU said.

It’s unclear why Sheriff Scott has a bone to pick with Ludacris and Kendrick Lamar, since artists like Busta Rhymes, Flo Rida and Pitbull have performed with no objections to the police department.

“This is a public school, so it therefore cannot favor one type of speech or another, or prohibit one type simply because it disagrees with the language in the lyrics,” Baylor Johnson said.

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25 Responses to “ACLU Weighs In On Florida Sheriff's Comments About Ludacris/Kendrick Lamar Concert”

    • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      don’t give out advice if u not bout dat yourself. boy I swear u wanna be militant minded niccas is just blinded!

      • @Real_SirJamie

        You don’t know WHAT this man is about. He’s the FARTHEST THING from a “fake militant minded nicca”. But I can tell you are an internet troll with a lot of time on his hands.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        if im a troll and u response wtf does that make? a self hating wanna be white cracker bit(h that’s what you ARE. AGAIN, IF U WANT A PROBLEM NICCA COME TO QUEENS FU(K BOY!

    • TruthSerum

      Yeah, because the people will really come out the winners in that one lol….. No offense man but advising people to start a fight with the police department is pretty reckless, they already complaining about this event lets just get violent and justify their concerns……. And then whine when it gets cancelled indefinatly afterwards

      • @Real_SirJamie

        He didn’t “advise people start a fight with the police department” he said DEFEND THEMSELVES. Are you afraid of the police?

      • TruthSerum

        No, I’m not afraid of the police because I don’t act a fool and give them a reason to bother me. Regardless, back to the topic of discussion, advising people to use “Rigorous Force” against the cops is a no win situation. But what do I know, go ahead and prove me wrong lol Let me see one instance where people get physical with the police and come out the winners, and I’ll shut up

      • @Real_SirJamie

        If you were African you would know that you DON’T HAVE TO BE DOING ANYTHING for the police to bother you. And to shut you up isn’t my goal sir or ma’am. you actually have an intelligent point of view and aren’t very disrespectful. But since Disqus won’t let me post links, go to you tube and type “Soccer Players Fight Cops.” The police rushed a fan that attempted to run on the field, when they got him, instead of just arresting him, they started to jab him with their batons. One of the players wasn’t feeling that, So they jump kicked him. They turned their anger towards him, but a player FROM THE OTHER TEAM started kicking and punching the cops. After that, THE STADIUM EMPTIED ON THE FIELD to attack the police. THAT’S WHAT WE NEED HERE. UNISON. Not people who say, “attack the cops if you want to, its a no win situation”. That’s in another country. Why do you think no other countries like us? Because we stand by and let the government control us with police, welfare, minimum wage, bogus inequitable laws etc. WE NEED MORE SOLDIERS. REAL SOLDIERS. NOT people afriad to stand up or people so subservient they let ANYTHING happen right in fron tof their eyes, then give excuses.

      • @Real_SirJamie

        I tried to post it but Disqus won’t let me because it’s a link. Like I said just type “Soccer Players Fight Cops”

    • Dadon850

      You beat me to it! I’ll bet any amount he remembers Luda’s name from the whole Bill O’reilly situation. He’s a right wing wack job.

  1. ItGoesDownINtheDM

    he doesnt listen to rap lol ijs artist like kendrick lamar exist for this very reason … come on son !! damn if you do damned if you dont kendrick just go ahead and make some ratchet strip club ish smh talk about stereo typing … lol

  2. Matt Swan

    This is Luda we’re talking about Sherriff. He’s always been about strip clubs and having a good time. He doesn’t even promote himself as a thug GTFO with your prejudices. And K Dot is the same way. When are you due for reelection? “With rigorous force”. You’re asking for a confrontation to happen so you can justify what you said. I hope you lock someone up just so your emails can come back and kick you with vigorous force. You wouldn’t do this at the U or St would you…NOPE

  3. Mr. Starr Vision

    Sadly I Believe That The Officers May Create An Issue At The Concert Just To Make Some Sort Of Point…Smh But The ACLU Spokesperson Is Right…How You Gon Pretty Much Declare That You Guys Aren’t Going To Do Your Job Because The Head Doesn’t Like The Music That Will Be Played…Especially When He Don’t Know The Show List or If It Will Be Clean Versions or Not.

  4. matown2

    I thought most black rappers and entertainers were boycotting FLA. I guess Kendrick and Ludacris didnt get the memo. Rappers dont take a stand for shit

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