Baton Rouge, LA – Boosie Badazz has been rapping about police brutality, especially in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for as long as he’s been making music. In light of Alton Sterling‘s killing by Baton Rouge police, Boosie expresses doubt in reconciliation between the city’s police department and its citizens.
“It’s messed up what’s going on,” he says in a Snapchat video captured by TMZ. “But I been talking about what’s going on with police in Baton Rouge for a long time. Now people get to see it with their own eyes – all the injustice going on in that city. I ain’t into cops being killed, I ain’t with all that. But cops getting away with murder. They in they prime right now.”
In the past week, police across the nation have killed several unarmed individuals including Alton Sterling from Baton Rouge, Louisiana who was standing at his usual spot in front of a gas station selling CDs.
Philando Castile, a 32-year-old school worker in Falcon Heights, Minnesota who had a legal permit to carry a firearm, was gunned down by a police officer in front of his fiancée Diamond Lavish Reynolds and her four-year-old daughter during a traffic stop.
Following those deaths is that of Alva Braziel who was shot by Houston police officers who say he was firing a gun in the air and then pointed it at them. Video surveillance footage from a nearby gas station appears to show the man with his hands in the air when the police fired on him.
18-year-old Anthony Nunez and Pedro Villanueva were also gunned down by cops this week, as well as two other unarmed Latinos.
Additionally, 19-year-old Dylan Noble was shot and killed by police on camera in Fresno, California as well.
“Really it will never be peace,” Boosie continues in his Snapchat story. “Because you got too many lives that have been taken. All you can do is try to diffuse the situation. It’s too far gone.”
Boosie offers a viable solution for the injustices committed to the tax-paying citizens of America who rely on these police officers to protect them in their communities.
“I think what would slow the cops down from doing what they doing is if they start getting convicted and getting life sentences,” he says. “Double-life sentences like we get if we kill somebody,”
Watch Boosie Badazz’s Snapchat clip ripped by TMZ below.