SEATTLE — A rapper by the name of K.R.U.E. has recorded a song and created a video that he calls “Police Brutality.”
The song is in response to the shooting death of a deaf Seattle woodcarver by the name of John T. Williams, who was shot and killed by Officer Ian Birk. The shooting was found to be unjustified by a review board and Birk is no longer with the department.
We’ve embedded the video below, but here are some lyrics to get you started:
"Everyday we wake up for you to protect and serve But if you can’t do that, tell me what’s your job worth? Now you’ve got a bad rap and the city really hates you Not to mention everything you’ve done makes you disgraceful"
"Tell me, how do y’all sleep at night? You beat and shoot people then go home to your wife Can you answer why there’s there’s kids layin’ up in the hospital Bodies in the morgue, to me it’s not logical"
"Protect: To defend something you care about Serve: To be there when there’s people without You don’t protect or serve you extort and harass You took the job for the power of the gun and the badge"
"We need to stand up ‘cause they’re out of control With police like this, we have to revolt We cannot sit down we cannot let go We cannot pretend we haven’t see what they’ve shown"