Police Crutality In The Film: Straight Outta Compton

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Straight Outta Compton is a movie that focuses on five teenagers who have this love and desire to perform, entertain, and make music. The hip-hop group, N.W.A, is a group of guys known by their stage names, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, MC Ren, and DJ Yella, who are all from Compton, California. Compton, during this time, was known to be one of the worst cities to live and grow up in because of gangs, drugs, crime rates, and police brutality. Police brutality has been around for years now, and in Compton, it was extremely unacceptable for many reasons. From my understanding, police brutality is when a police officer harms or kill an individual who is unarmed. There have been many cases of this police misconduct, but mostly the cases of police brutality are when a white cop kills an African American male who was unarmed and did not do anything wrong. The hip-hop group N.W.A was very proud of their culture…show more content…
Dre, and DJ Yella were all sitting in a room listening to Dre make music. When the three young men were done, Cube was going home. In the movie, his home was shown to be right across the street. As he walked outside, the police immediately harassed him and told him to get on the ground. A white cop was cursing at him, calling him names, and being all-around rude. All Cube did was walk out of the house. Because of his skin color and location, the cops automatically thought that he was a drug dealer. Another scene where police brutality happened was while they were in the studio working. The five men walked outside, and the police instantly told them to get on the ground. There were white cops and one black cop. The look that all of the guys gave the African American cop were looks of disappointment. The only thing that saved the guys were their manager, a white man named Jerry. Right after this incident, Ice Cube created the song “F**k Tha Police”. That song to this day is still one, out of many, their greatest

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