Chicago police under fire for blaring “Sweet Home Alabama” at protest

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CHICAGO, Illinois -- Several Chicago police officers are under investigation for the song they blared from a patrol car during a recent protest march, reported WGN-TV.

Video shot during the march against police brutality city on Saturday shows the unmarked patrol car slowly cruising down the street Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ can be heard playing.

For years people have argued over whether the song, released in 1974, praises former segregationist Alabama Governor or not.

The band has long said it does not, but critics to this day maintain the song is racist.

Tension have been high in cities nationwide after two high profile cases in which grand juries declined to indict white police officers in the deaths of unarmed black men.

While the officers face an investigation after the video surfaced, some police supporters have argued that the officers might have played the song in support of the University of Alabama football team which was playing in the SEC championship game later that same day.

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6 comments

  • B. Jesus

    I watched the video and there’s absolutely nothing that proves this was even coming from a police vehicle, unless they fessed up to doing it.

  • Rainy Y (@wobykyxyco)

    Those liberals are really getting desperate for some more race-bait. The treatment Officer Wilson got from liberals in this country is sickening! As if he could stay on the force in Ferguson after the hatchet job the liberal media, Obama, Holder, and Sharpton did to him!

    Can we move on and stop wasting our energy on this Ferguson drama? While the media focuses on this non-sense, the US economy is burning. Many of our citizens have had their jobs taken away along with their health insurance. The middle class is shrinking and its not getting any better.

    Obama has destroyed our economy. Everyone is under-employed and can’t afford to live. We must now purchase health insurance we cannot afford and do not want or need (mine is $450/month… contrast this to my $25/month auto insurance from Insurance Panda… or my $12/month life insurance from Ant… both private-enterprise!)

    When we elected President Obama, weren’t we promised “hope and change”?

    Officer Wilson did his job. The criminal (Michael Brown) defiantly disregarded the law and orders in a physical confrontation. I’m sorry he had to die, but he should have realized the risk involved with attacking a police officer after committing a robbery!

  • justme

    I wonder how long it will take for even the most pot-addled naïve liberal white to want freedom from the “diversity” once they all have to live right in the midst of the crime ridden hell holes it’ll create? We have people in Ballard trying to hire off duty police to save them from the criminal element and they haven’t seen anything, yet!

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