"Some experts believe the sweeping surveillance of a genre of musicians is unprecedented."
Miami police are watching rappers! This article is hysterical all on its own, so I'll just post a few quotes...
"Police began gathering intelligence on rap artists after the Memorial Day 2001 weekend."
"Although no major rap artists were arrested, police decided to learn the nuances of hip-hop culture"
"Nobody on the beach had a handle on who the players were,"
"Officers were sent to New York for a three-day training session in May"
"Only one of 97 officers in supervisory positions at the Miami Beach police department is black."