Hip-Hop Congress to Reimburse Police Dept. for dead prez Riot Damage

The Hip-Hop Congress, a non-profit organization, plans to release a new CD to raise money to reimburse the Thurston County Sheriff’s office for damages caused during a riot at a recent dead prez show. The album will feature music from a variety of artists, including dead prez, and will be available nationwide. As previously reported, the arrest of a concertgoer during a February 15 show at Evergreen State College in Washington escalated into an all out riot, resulting in overturned police cars and property damage. Several students and outside sources have questioned the chain of events as described by local media outlets. The Hip-Hop Congress launched its own independent investigation into the incident and have compiled a video called “It’s Bigger than Hip Hop: The Truth Behind the Evergreen Uprising, ”that they feel best outlines what exactly occurred at the show. According to The Olympian, Congress president Shamako Noble will be hosting an open forum on Friday (February 29) to discuss the incident and screen the video. “We offer the results of our inquiry not only as community media producers and advocates of Hip Hop culture, but also as supporters of the movement towards universal restorative justice and proactive restitution,” says Julie Chang Schulman, Northwest Regional Director for Hip Hop Congress. “We are concerned with what seems to be the omission of the Olympia Police Department’s role in this incident. If the objective is accountability and preserving the safety of this community, this should be just as important a part of the investigative process as finding those responsible for damages, especially given the preexisting tension between OPD and the Evergreen community.”

“It’s Bigger than Hip Hop: The Truth Behind the Evergreen Uprising”

  • Rednose pit bull

    FUCK FIRST SAYERS

  • gman

    1st fuck the police it would ov been fine if they werent there

  • http://MySpace.com/ruthless_ryder Royce

    That’z Fucked Up!! But The Real Problem Is How Are Dead Prez Going To Pay For This If Their Album Ain’t Gonna Sell.

  • Worley

    The police can suck it on a hot, sweaty day.

  • http://www.hip-hopkings.com Stu

    Just hope it makes enough paper to pay for the damages caused. dead prez are dope, but they didnt cause the ruckas.

  • Jack

    its gunna be a compilation CD (featuring dead prez)not there new unreleased stuff so just NO ONE BUY IT THE MONEY’S GOING TO THE COPS.

  • Jack

    the police started it so nanna bo bo or yaaaa trick yaaaaaa

  • Richard

    Ohio’s finest check out So Cocky Vol.1 singles add me if you like what you hear thanks.

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  • Real Talk

    Wow you guys are truely some hardcore badass gangstas! And smart too! You must listen to a whole lot of conscious rappers that really know what’s going on out there like Cam’ron! F those gosh darn police man! Fight the freakin power!

    It’s real easy to say that stupid shit hidin in your moms basement wit your geeky selves behind a computer. I’ve had cops pointin guns at me before. At the same time, when they was doin that I was up to no good, so it is what it is. Some probably have had worse things happen than me when they weren’t even doin anything. I’ve had cops surround me and my friends and search us for no good reason (except that my friend “fit the description”). I’ve had friends get beat up by cops when I was a kid (but again they were up to know good). My local police department has actually been harassing me for the last year and a half…..

    And you know what? I still don’t understand this f the police bullshit. Cops is human beings. Some people are good, some are bad. Some do their job correctly, others do not. Like politicians and other people with power, some are responsible others are corrupted.

    The fact of the matter is most cops are soldiers on the streets that are willing to die for you and me. When you or your friends or your family members are in danger, you can depend on them to come rushing to face it.

    Maybe the police department was wrong in this incident. Maybe they weren’t. I don’t know. I don’t make up my mind on things and get caught up in any hype, unless there is facts to back it up.

    • Chaka

      True word.Readers should go check the first article on this subject dated 15th febuary.There they will find many interesting comments on the subject(there too,in my own opinion,Real Talk left a good post ).Peace an hip hop head in Africa wrote this.

    • Caine

      What!!?? GTFOH! Obviously you a uncle Tom ass nigga that done got dragged through the mud by your white counterparts, now you on they side??? “Cops are human beings too” Sound like a lil bitch tho dogg. REAL TALK – And naw this ain’t no internet bangin shit, but read what you wrote…

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