(AllHipHop News) Emotions are extremely high for people across the country as the discussion over excessive force by cops and respect for police was escalated after NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were killed on Saturday. The incident caused many observers to voice their opinions on social media, including California rapper Game.
The "Don't Shoot" rhymer used his Instagram page to post what has been seen as a controversial message. Game received backlash for writing, "I guess y'all 'can't breathe' either."
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Critics took Game's statement as disrespectful toward the lives and family members of Liu and Ramos who were gunned down while simply sitting in their police car in Brooklyn. Game returned to IG to explain the original post was not directed at the two slain officers. He contends it was a response to pro-police protesters that had been mocking the "I Can't Breathe" t-shirts created to show support for Eric Garner.
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Game wrote in the picture's caption.
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 &#S**tNeedsToChangeNow but you simple minded f**ks 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 F**K 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 F**K GAME or UNFOLLOW or never support my MUSIC again because I have an opinion... SO WHAT, I DO NOT GIVE A F**K !!! [To Be Continued..]