What happened in Ferguson, MO is not an isolated incident, it represents a sad pattern that has gone unhighlighted for years. Police should not be above the law that they are supposed to be upholding but from Rodney King to now Michael Brown far too often, regardless of the weight of evidence, the police are not held accountable. It's no wonder why my and I think most people's opinion is a loud and clear, FUCK THE POLICE! My apologies to my friend's who are cops but it's not our fault there are just too many bad apples in your blue barrel. Want to change our minds? Clean your house. Sorry mini rant over.
1. The footage I used (aside from us performing) was compiled back in March during the heat of the Crimean Crisis in the Ukraine. It made me feel like people can still fight against the corrupt powers that try to oppress common civilians and it inspired me deeply. It had nothing to do with the murder of Michael Brown. In fact, Michael Brown’s murder was months after I edited this footage with our track.
2. The rioting in St. Louis right now is being orchestrated by two horrible groups of people. Opportunists and cops. Opportunists are looting stores and attacking people. Cops are gassing peaceful protesters. They are waging war on people that are sick of having their civil rights stripped away to nothing. I myself, have never been to a single protest in my life. I’m not going to act like I’m on the front line of any protests peaceful or otherwise. Right now I’m sitting on my couch listening to the sirens wail down the highway I live next to. What’s happening in St. Louis right now is horrible, but people are hurting here. They feel they can’t trust the very government that is supposed to protect them. There’s a strong us-vs.-them mentality between the lower class and the police right now and there is no one to blame but the police.
3. I hope that Darren Wilson goes blind and deaf and lives a long painful life in constant fear for his safety. He hurt our great city deeply and I will never forgive him for what he’s done. ACAB