Mystery person interferes with police radio to broadcast NWA’s ‘F**k tha Police’On January 10, 2018 by Kenna
Someone’s messing with the radios of New Zealand cops, who are obviously not down with it at all.
To perhaps make matters worse, the mystery person interfered with police radios in Otago and Southland with rap group N.W.A.’s protest anthem, “Fuck tha Police.”
According to the Otago Daily Times, the song interfered with a call out to the armed offenders squad on Friday, when a suspect on a motorway had a gun pointed at a motorist.
“It was putting people in danger,” Otago coastal acting area commander Inspector Kelvin Lloyd told the newspaper. “There’s no question that if it carries on and if they do what they’re doing it will delay a response.”
Police said they received broadcasts of the song several times on the weekend, then again on Monday.
Lloyd said they had some confidence the broadcast didn’t come from an official police radio, as they aren’t missing any, but it also means the source is hard to track down.
“Any interference with a police radio constitutes a risk to public safety, and anyone caught doing this can face a penalty of criminal nuisance and up to one year imprisonment,” he warned.
“Fuck tha Police” was written by N.W.A. to protest police brutality and racial profiling, exemplifying the tensions between black youth and law enforcement officers in America.
Back in August, police on the country’s lower North Island reported hearing pig grunts and a man singing “Old MacDonald had a farm” on the radio over a span of months, according to the New Zealand Herald.