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Boosie Badazz has been speaking out about corruption within police departments for years in his music.
The killings of black men at the hands of cops, including the recent deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile in St. Paul, Minnesota, make the Louisiana rapper’s words look prophetic.
Add to that last week’s murders of five Dallas police officers by black gunman, Micah Johnson, and the outlook for peace between cops and citizens in urban communities doesn’t look good right now.
“I don’t think it’s gonna get better at all,” Boosie told TMZ. “Really, there will never be peace because you got too many lives that have been taken. So. it will never be peace. All you can do is try to fuse the situation. It’ll never be peace because it’s too far gone. Police are killing people. My kids are not even allowed to get play guns. I don’t get them that s***. They might be in the streets with a play gun … police come around the corner and shoot ’em,” he added. “That’s just how it’s going down. I think what will slow police down is if they start getting convicted. Getting life sentences, double life sentences like we get if we kill somebody.”
Philando Castile (left) and Alton Sterling (right) died in police shootings last week