Florida Sheriff Blames String of Robberies on Gangsta Rap

sheriff-scott.jpgA controversy is brewing in Southern Florida after a Lee County Sheriff, Mike Scott, publicly blamed “gangsta rap” for a string of crimes. According to NBC2 News Online, there have been two armed robberies at two Lee County convenience stores in the past week. In both cases, the store’s clerk was shot even though they cooperated with the gunmen. On Monday, August 27, Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott said rap music was to blame. “Lyrics about running from the police, shooting cops — unacceptable and yet, very, very prevalent in today’s society— in fact fashionable in many circles,” Scott said. “[It’s] almost a badge of honor to have been shot and it’s ridiculous.” As a result of Scott’s comments, hip-hop fans in Lee County have protested the insensitive remarks. “I just listen to the music and have fun, go to the club, dancing, like that,” a Lee County resident, Junior Longin, told NBC2. “I don’t think people listen to the music and then go shoot people.”

  • Mike Patch Fortworth,TX

    Fuck this dumb ass sheriff, just trying to get his 15 minutes of fame off gangsta rap. Fuck the police cuzz. Oh yeah, first batches.

  • stoick1

    i believe it…to many dumb ass’ listen to rap and think being a gangsta is cool…..

  • http://www.yahoo.com SouthSide A – Town

    dat nigga sounds stupid as hell … “[It’s] almost a badge of honor to have been shot and it’s ridiculous.” Just shut the fuck up, before u make yourself sound any dumber. Dont blame the music, just do your fuckin job.

  • fuckdapolice

    i’m sick of people blaming everything on rap like there was no crime before rap, why don’t they blame it on society and their families c’mon

  • MΦφLAh§

    Why blame it on the music when nothin’ is bein done to the community? That’s so stuck up remark….hypocrisy’s taking over a lot of people nowadays.

  • yo

    Man the world was waiting for something to be a scapegoat. Crimes were being committed way before rap was invented. Anyway they can reak our spirit. its illegal to make us slaves so any chance to break our spirit they’ll take

  • scrilla

    jokey ass sheriff, fuck this nigga and all his thoughts,gangsta music doesn’t tell niggas to go rob a CONVENIENCE store and shoot someone. fuck them alphabet boys. Real niggas make real music and talk about real shit.

  • Durty

    A black man in Savannah, GA got killed by a cop in a routine traffic stop in front of his wife and infant child, sometime this month of August. He had no GUN. ITS NOT RAP ITS SHIT LIKE DAT MUTHAFUCKA

  • Fred G. Sanford

    Here we go again. Who in the hell raps about robbing 7-11. Only thing dudes get from the convenience store are blunts, something to chase the henney with and rubbers. WTF!!!

  • s dot b

    Mob movies don’t make mobsters. WW2 movies don’t make neo nazis. Westerns don’t turn latinos into modern day banditos. Heavy metal music doesn’t make all the white kids into satanist. Trainspotting, Pulp Fiction, and other drug related movies don’t make drug addicts. Thomas Harris creating a fictional Hannibal Lecter didnt make a bunch of white people go out and start eating each other. Worlds wildest police chases doesnt make people go out and want to ellude the highway patrol.
    Criminials are either born that way or are swayed to a life of crime due to thier upbringing or environment, they are not turned into criminals because of the ENTERTAINMENT they are subject to.

  • Caine

    Cosign S Dot B…Oh yeah fuck dat bitch ass nigga. Like ol boy up top said, he just tryna get his lil 15 minutes off Gangsta Rap.

  • Supreemwun

    Yeah and the War in Iraq isn’t Bushes fault either lets blame that on hip hop too. Hell lets just blame it all on hip hop and todays parents don’t have to take any responsibility! Sh*t…lets just all listen to dumb@ss heavy metal and allow anarchy to reign supreme! NAH! F*CK THAT! I love hip hop…she ain’t always pretty but she’s been mine for more than a quarter century! We wanted a change and now we got the dance rap stuff. Soulja Boy, DJ Unk, Webstar,Young B…etc. We could use more positive stuff in hip hop with a message…but will consumers buy it! Here comes Public Enemy…Harder than you think!!

  • LiLjAy

    cops r sick…rap music dont got nothin to do wit ppl robbin n shootin he looks like a dick head too he need to worry bout him self n ppl need to stop blamin everythin on rap music….FUCK THE POLICE!!!

  • http://xxlmag.com DARK

    FUCK THA POLICE. A CLASSIC NWA TRACK I BUMP TO THIS DAY ALL THESE POLICE DO IS HARASS THE BLACK COMUNITY.THEY HARASS THE MEXICANS IN EAST LA IM TIRED OF THIS SHIT HELL THEY GET SHIT STARTED BETWEEN BLACKS AND MEXICANS DELIBERTLY.and exacaly the other reason why white ppl have no place in hiphop.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com TonyBee

    It’s time for rappers to get their BALLS BACK,and start back going after this crooked ass system.KOP KILLA PART 2 I use to love the way ICE CUBE went after the crooked Kops and Gangsta NIP.

  • bigcease

    Maaan, FUCK THA POLICE!, hatin’ ass muthafuckas,fuck sherriff joe in AZ too.

  • BIGCEASE

    Maaan, FUCK THA POLICE ALL DAY EVERYDAY, hatin’ ass muthafuckas, fuck sherriff joe in AZ too.