Mar 12, 2004

"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."

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