New York Police Monitored Diddy, Jay-Z and Others Prior to RNC

diddy1.jpgIn confidential New York City Police intelligence documents released on Wednesday (May 16), it was revealed that authorities kept tabs on some of the biggest names in hip-hop prior to the Republican National Convention in 2004. According to the New York Daily News, the 600 pages worth of documents were released in relation to ongoing litigation against the city over what many see as excessive and unnecessary arrests during the convention. The records show that Jay-Z, Sean “Diddy” Combs, LL Cool J and singer Alicia Keys were monitored because of their plans to attend a protest rally held by Russell Simmons’ Hip-Hop Summit Action Network. Authorities also monitored several anti-war groups and organizations planning on protesting the Republican leadership. While the NYPD has defended its actions during the time period, the New York Civil Liberties Union argues that the monitoring of lawful political activism went too far. The city tried to block the release of the documents, but Manhattan Federal Judge James Francis sided with the NYCLU. NYPD commissioner, Raymond Kelly defended the department’s actions. “I think a close examination of those documents will show the NYPD did an outstanding job of protecting the city during the convention,” Kelly said. The documents can be viewed in their entirety on the NYPD website at the following address http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/dcpi/nypd_rnc.html.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    Fuck First Sayers, Republicans, the NYPD, and your Mother.

    1 hunned.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com kujo

    wow,…1st

  • http://xxlmag.com ToneFelone

    1st pricks!! So the weak-ass police aint got shit else to do but watch rappers? They some hoes. What da fuck would a famous-ass rapper do to a government official? Merk em? Right. Rappers dont shoot people in public. Ha-ha!!

  • steven

    whyyyy????? whyyyyyyyyyyyyyy???????? o right, cause we buck people and racism is only covert and hasnt gone anywhere. primero hoe

  • http://XXL Q-BURO

    Fuck EREAL….FAGGOT ASS… eat a nigga dick, make a nigga rich…..hold that BITCH

  • Ziggy

    FUCK THE POLICE

    bottom line.

  • truth

    Talk about wated government money. I really think that Diddy, J-Zay, LL, or Ms. Keys would risk their well fought for fame to do some bullshit at a rally. Their lawyers could do more damage then their physical actions. They at least could’ve looked at someone that has a violent record… some that has stabbed or shot in public. Get em Buck. lol

  • Real2Death

    ToneFelone Says:

    May 17th, 2007 at 12:32 pm

    What da fuck would a famous-ass rapper do to a government official? Merk em? Right. Rappers dont shoot people in public.

    ^^^^^

    I think it’s the rappers that need to be afraid, cuz they CAN get shot in public and no one will get charged for it.

    “you wanna get away with murder, kill a rapper” – KRS

  • My Effin’ Opinion

    ToneFelone Says:

    May 17th, 2007 at 12:32 pm

    What da fuck would a famous-ass rapper do to a government official? Merk em? Right. Rappers dont shoot people in public.

    ^^^^^

    I think it’s the rappers that need to be afraid, cuz they CAN get shot in public and no one will get charged for it.

    “you wanna get away with murder, kill a rapper” – KRS

  • http://xxlmag.com Shadythagreat

    Nothing new!These crack ass crackers been doing this type of shit for years,around the time of biggie & tupac era. What makes me upset about the entire thing is why are we letting this muthafuckas continuely harass the urban communities as well as the our artists in the hip hop & R&B communities? Where are our rights?

  • My Effin’ Opinion

    (first Real2Death comment was me but I didn’t realize that XXL is still effin’ up and putting other ppl’s Name’s and EM addy’s on this shit)

    GET IT TOGETHER XXL!

  • http://XXL Q-BURO

    Yo shady…..eat a dick….you got the right to do that

  • Worley

    And they wonder why no one wants to cooperate with the police.

  • Dr Flav

    Instead of marching against the n word, why dont Al and the posse march and protest against against the nigga treatment!

  • Worley

    Look at tha false advertisement these idiots at XXL post, Mail (will not be published) (required), this is Sayso, but when I scrolled down to enter my comment, Worley’s name and email addy turned up on my screen, and I don’t even know tha muphucka (no offense), now I think somebody needs to git this addressed before my ‘Junkyard dog’ lawyers take a bit outta they asses!!!!!!

  • ChiCity

    FUCK DA FEDS

  • Ghost

    I hear that Whoopi Goldbureg is working on a 1hr drama with H.B.O called “Industry” that touches all over this topic about the ” Hip Hop” Police better know as “E.T.F” “Entertainment Task Force” a special Goverment Unit desgin to watch high profile Entertainers

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  • cliff

    ahh man police got get off rappers casses man juss like the game HAHAH crazy documentry movie nigga pc out